Beach House fire

Council set to borrow for £1m rebuild of fire-hit beach cafe

HUNDREDS of thousands of pounds could be borrowed to fund a £1m rebuild of a café on Mudeford sandbank which was gutted by fire more than a year ago. Beach House had to be demolished...

Wrongly jailed man told to wait even longer for compensation

A RETIRED fire chief waiting nearly two years for compensation after being wrongly imprisoned on a false rape charge has been told by a minister he will face further delay. David Bryant (69), who lives...
BCP Council

New council aims to eliminate hunger in plans for 2020

MEMBERS of the ruling cabinet at BCP Council gathered at Highcliffe Castle to set out their aims for the new unitary authority’s first full year of operation, including eliminating hunger among residents. It came into...
South Western Railway

Loss-making South Western Railway faces prospect of nationalisation

THE new boss of South Western Railway has been hit by an auditors’ warning over the future of the business as he arrived by making an apology to passengers for its poor service. Mark Hopwood's...
REIDSteel

Plans for 167 homes on industrial site set for green light

OUTLINE permission to demolish the premises of Christchurch steel company REIDSteel and replace it with 167 houses and flats is expected to be given this week. The business submitted its plan to redevelop the site...

Crime chief to face supermarket shoppers’ council tax questions

RESIDENTS are invited to a special event at the Christchurch Waitrose supermarket to air their views on being asked to pay extra for new Dorset Police officers. The Waitrose store at Bargates, off the Fountain...
East End Arms review

PHOTOS OF THE YEAR: The New Forest and Christchurch in 2019

IN a year of news across the New Forest and Christchurch, sometimes it has been the photos that stood out over the headlines. Here are some of the best images from 2019 to look back...

Honours for Holocaust survivor, RNLI volunteer and youth supporter

A HOLOCAUST survivor, an RNLI volunteer and the manager of a Christchurch group which helps deprived families were among those recognised in the New Year Honours. William Bergman (85), from West Parley, was made an...

Football troublemaker banned from Saints’ stadium for three years

A FOOTBALL fan has been banned from the Southampton FC St Mary’s Stadium for three years after he committed a public order offence during a match there. Aaron Hill (42), of Rushford Warren, Mudeford, appeared before...

Dorset Police commissioner Martyn Underhill to quit in 2020

DORSET Police and Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill has announced he will not seek re-election to the role in 2020 after serving two terms. He confirmed his decision a day after appealing to Dorset residents to...
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