Kondor

150 workers face redundancy threat at tech distribution company

AROUND 150 people at Christchurch-based tech distribution firm Kondor are facing redundancy. Many of the jobs at risk are in the sales, finance and warehouse departments. The news was given to shocked employees at a...

Pub renamed after Goldilocks author hoping for fairytale launch

A NEW country pub named after the author of Goldilocks and the Three Bears is opening in Burton this spring. The Bear of Burton is on the site of what was formerly known as The...
South Western Railway

Revamped trains back on the rails after door safety delay

SOUTH Western Railway has launched refurbished trains which were delayed for more than six months over safety concerns. Since the new year, four 10-car Class 442 trains have been welcoming passengers including at Brockenhurst on...
South Western Railway

Government orders plans to nationalise South Western Railway

THE government has ordered plans to be drawn up for the nationalisation of South Western Railway. The loss-making company’s finances were described as “not sustainable in the long term”, by transport secretary Grant Shapps who...

Driver killed in crash may have suffered ‘medical episode’

A MOTORIST has died after his car came off the road at Hurn and crashed into a hedge. The incident occurred just after 8pm last night (Monday) in Matchams Lane near to the Snowtrax centre. The...

‘Battle is lost’ to save community’s last banking branch

CAMPAIGNERS battling to save Highcliffe’s last banking branch have admitted defeat. The Nationwide Building Society has confirmed it will be leaving the village at the end of the month despite a 300-name petition collected by...
Jamie Davis

Missing army veteran Jamie was suffering PTSD, says widow

THE widow of a Christchurch rugby player who was found dead after going missing says she will not rest until she gets “justice” for her husband who was suffering PTSD after serving in Iraq...
Police

Missing Christchurch teenager has been found, say police

Missing Christchurch teenager Kian Quinn has been located, say officers. The 17-year-old was last seen at 9.45pm on Wednesday at an address in the town. Following enquiries, he was located in the Bournemouth area. Dorset Police...
REIDSteel

Steel firm step closer to relocation as outline housing plan approved

A CHRISTCHURCH steel firm is on the move after being given the green light to build 167 homes on its site. The outline plans for its base off Fairmile Road were approved by BCP Council,...
Wessex Cancer Trust

Cancer charity in battle for survival raises third of fundraising target

A CANCER charity which needs to raise £600,000 by the end of the month or risk closure has so far received over a third of that amount in donations. Wessex Cancer Trust, which costs £100,000...
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