Mudeford beach cafe

£1m Mudeford beach cafe plans suspended after consultation criticism

PLANS to rebuild the Beach House café on Mudeford sandbank have been suspended pending a review following criticism of “inadequate” consultation on the scheme. Hundreds of people have objected to the planning application for the...

Girl (15) arrested after teenage boy stabbed

A 15-year-old girl was arrested after the stabbing of a teenage boy in Christchurch last night. Police found the 16-year-old victim with a facial injury when they responded to a call-out reporting a person had...
Mudeford beach cafe

New £1m cafe at Mudeford would ‘damage relationship’ with beach hut owners

BEACH hut owners have warned BCP Council that it risks “permanently damaging” their relationship if it pushes ahead with replacing a cafe at Mudeford with a £1m larger building. A planning application for the Beach...

How Vicky caught a break when the chips were down

LIKE many business owners Vicky Webster feared lockdown would prove disastrous. But with a loyal clientele and by embracing the digital world, her Christchurch chip shop – Captain Cod – has been busier than...
coronavirus deaths map

Updated local coronavirus deaths map – check your area

 THIS updated interactive map, enabling residents to see the number of coronavirus deaths in their area, shows New Milton with the highest total locally. The map, produced by the Office for National Statistics, lists the...

Raiders steal pub’s new furniture days after opening

THE new owners of a Christchurch pub were devastated after thieves snatched outdoor furniture bought specially to welcome back customers when the coronavirus lockdown lifts. Entry was forced to the rear garden of the Lamb...

Swans killed after being forced down river by paddle boarders

SWANS are being killed and injured by paddle boarders and other watercraft users pushing them down the River Avon. According to one expert, reports of swans attacking each other have doubled this year due to...

Local shops reopen doors amid strict new safety rules

SCORES of New Forest firms will get back to business on Monday under stringent safety measures as part of the latest step of the easing of the lockdown. It follows the government announcing shops in...

Police called over lengthy queues at local McDonald’s branches

A LARGE McFlurry of motorists eager for their first fast-food fix in more than two months saw police called over the lengthy traffic queues. McDonald’s off the A31 at Picket Post, near Burley, and in...
Oysetcatchers

Oystercatcher breeding hopes dashed as Mudeford nests found empty

  HOPES that oystercatchers would successfully breed at Mudeford for the first time in 50 years have been dashed after it appeared two nests in the area are now empty. There was great excitement after two...
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