Sixth arrest over alleged assault and armed alert in Christchurch

A SIXTH arrest has been made by detectives investigating an alleged assault and armed alert in Christchurch. As reported in the A&T, officers were called at about midday on Wednesday 3rd February to reports of...

Non-vaccinated over-70s urged to contact NHS and book Covid jab

ANYONE aged 70 and over who has not yet been vaccinated against Covid-19 should contact the NHS, the health secretary has urged. Until now the health service had asked people to wait until they were...

Teens arrested after beach huts broken into and torched on Mudeford sandbank

TWO teenagers were arrested after more than 30 beach huts were raided or torched on Mudeford sandbank at the weekend. Firefighters responded to reports three huts were ablaze on the stretch of beach, near Hengistbury...

CCTV: Hunt for man who kicked French bulldog outside Christchurch shop

POLICE are hunting a man who kicked a dog and hurled abuse at its owner at a Mudeford convenience store. Officers have released CCTV images of a man they want to find after the woman’s...

Artist wants your ‘curious things’ to keep creativity alive during lockdown

A CHRISTCHURCH artist has installed a display board of “curious things” in her driveway for people to contribute to and keep creativity alive during lockdown. Lorna Rees (42), who runs multidisciplinary arts production company Gobbledegook...
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Popular local events cancelled for second year running

ORGANISERS have been cancelling popular annual events for the second year running as pandemic restrictions continue The Highcliffe Food and Arts Festival and New Milton’s May Fayre have now been put on hold until at...

Three-day snow warnings for New Forest and Christchurch next week

NEW Forest and Christchurch residents desperate to see flurries could be in for a treat as the Met Office has issued three days of snow warnings for next week. The yellow alerts for snow and...

County’s candle tribute as it passes ‘tragic milestone’ of 1,000 Covid deaths

‘STAY at home’ pleas have been reiterated by council, police and NHS chiefs in Dorset  following a candle tribute as the county passed 1,000 coronavirus-related deaths. An electric candle was lit for every person who...

Five arrested over reports of assault after armed gang arrive at Christchurch address

FIVE people were arrested after reports a man was injured when an armed gang arrived in vehicles at a Christchurch address. Police said the incident, which took place in Somerford Road just after midday on...
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Plea for Christchurch residents to have say on future of town

CHRISTCHURCH residents have been urged to have their say on future plans for the town. Cllr David Jones, Christchurch Town Council planning committee chairman, wants to hear what people think should be included in a...
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