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...
Sarah Moore

Body found in sea by searchers for missing woman Sarah Moore

A BODY has been found in the search for missing Christchurch woman Sarah Moore. Although formal identification has yet to be carried out, it is believed to be that of Sarah, who was aged 54. Her...

Woman ‘hit by ball bearing’ fired near shoppers at retail park

A COUPLE was left shocked after a ball bearing was apparently fired at their car, breaking its windscreen, before bouncing off and hitting a woman in the leg. Phil and Ruth Coffin have now been...

CCTV appeal turns up heat on Yankee Candle theft suspects

POLICE have released CCTV images of three men they want to trace after nearly £300 of candles was stolen from Christchurch shop Bookends. The store in High Street was targeted when three men entered together...
Hengistbury Head

Hengistbury Head watchkeepers celebrate year of surveying the sea

HENGISTBURY Head’s Coastwatch is set to celebrate its first full year operating from the lookout on Warren Hill. The National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) is a voluntary organisation and registered charity which provides a visual watch along the...
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