Christchurch Junior School trees

‘Massacre’ of diseased trees necessary for pupils’ safety, says school

TREES at Christchurch Junior School had to be chopped down after experts found they were diseased with branches that could have fallen on pupils. Some parents were shocked by what they called the “wholesale” felling...
Highcliffe homes

Residents hit back at 54-home development plan for village centre

ANGRY Highcliffe residents have rubbished claims by a developer that plans for 54 new homes in the centre of the village will help regenerate it. Last week the A&T revealed how Brentland Ltd was seeking...
D-Day

‘We were frightened but had to do our duty’ – D-Day veterans tell their...

LOCAL Second World War veterans have shared wartime tales about their experiences of D-Day to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the landings. Codenamed Operation Overlord, the invasion of Normandy took place on 6th June 1944...
Christchurch tax

Residents set for tax cut in new council plan to speed up funding ‘fairness’

CHRISTCHURCH residents are due for a tax cut as plans to bring rates in the new unitary council into line more quickly are overhauled. Fresh proposals, outlined in a report to the first meeting of...

High street closed as car crashes through town centre shop window

TWO people were injured when a car crashed through the window of an outdoor activities shop in Christchurch, showering the area with shattered glass. Emergency crews rushed to High Street, where a Ford Fiesta had...
Jellyfish beach Solent

Beware giant jellyfish washed up on beaches, parents warned

PARENTS are being warned to keep their children away from jellyfish washed up along south coast beaches because they can still deliver a painful sting even when they appear dead. There have been sightings on...
hinton church

Villagers rally to save their old church for the future

A CHURCH which members of the congregation feared would not survive the 21st century is being rescued by an initiative to make it the focal point of the community once again. There has been a...

Bread ‘like your grandmother made’ is secret to new bakery’s success

IN these days of doom and gloom for high street shops, it is reassuring that a Highcliffe bakery has been flooded with customers since the day it opened. The secret, says owner Gary Marlow, is...
Highcliffe food festival

Highcliffe Food and Art Festival promises weekend of exotic tastes

GOAT curry, jerk chicken, Thai noodles and tikka wraps will add a spicy air to the Highcliffe Food and Art Festival this weekend. The smells wafting down the village high street tomorrow (Saturday) and Sunday...
New Forest D-Day

Find out where D-Day commemorations are taking place near you

THE vital role played by the New Forest in the D-Day invasion of Normandy 75 years ago next week will be marked by events across the area. The Royal British Legion will play a major...
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