Bus train strike

Four-day train strike to go ahead as talks stalemate continues

A FOUR-DAY train strike will start today (Friday) after the RMT union and South Western Railway failed to make progress in their dispute. Passengers on the network, which includes the line through the New Forest...
Local MPs

MPs back Boris Johnson over planned suspension of parliament

MPs from the New Forest and Christchurch have enthusiastically backed the Prime Minister’s controversial suspension of parliament in the run-up to Brexit. Boris Johnson today (Wednesday) gained approval from the Queen to end the current...

Pair come forward after McDonald’s ‘assault’ CCTV appeal

A MAN and a woman sought in connection with an alleged assault on a teenage boy at McDonald’s in Christchurch made contact with police following a CCTV appeal. Images of the pair were released on...
Isabelle Revill

Family launch treatment appeal as little Isabelle fights rare brain tumour

A FAMILY has set up a fundraising appeal to pay for specialist treatment for their one-year-old daughter who has been diagnosed with a rare and aggressive brain tumour. Lee and Jemma Revill, from Christchurch, were...

‘Hazardous material’ alert sparked by office carpet cleaning operation

EMERGENCY services were scrambled to a “hazardous materials” alert as 11 people required treatment after suffering breathing difficulties from a carpet cleaning operation. Fire, police and ambulance services responded to a call just before 9.30am...

Builder behind bars for cheating the taxpayer out of £110,000

A CHRISTCHURCH builder who cheated the taxpayer out almost £110,000 has been jailed for two-and-a-half years. Christopher Nash (60), of Troak Close, failed to pay any income tax or National Insurance Contributions (NIC) between April...
Ducking Stool Walk boardwalk

Public boardwalk may have to close, warn residents facing £50,000 repair bill

PEOPLE living on a small estate in the middle of Christchurch have warned they may be forced to close a public walkway unless BCP Council takes on its ownership. The 17 residents of the Priory...
Christchurch carnival

Fireworks, food and Abba on the bill for Christchurch carnival weekend

A FANTASTIC firework display will be the highlight of the first day of the weekend-long Christchurch carnival with music from one of the best Abba tribute bands in the UK. Take a Chance on Us...
Rainbow preschool Highcliffe

‘Heartbroken’ owners shut down preschool as company collapses

A PRESCHOOL and nursery has suddenly closed down after the company which ran it went into liquidation. The owners of the Rainbow group in Highcliffe, Sue Taylor and Jacqui Waddock, an-nounced this week they were...

New four-day rail strike announced amid stalemate in guards dispute

A FOUR-DAY strike has been called by the RMT union on the South Western Railway network as both sides accused the other of intensifying the dispute. Members will walk out from Friday 30th August to...
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