New £2.5m business park approved for Christchurch

A NEW £2.5m trading hub is to be created by the Penton Motor Group in Christchurch on a disused site in Stony Lane. Developers say it will create up to 30 new jobs and “breathe...
Patrick Earnshaw in Highcliffe School's head teacher

Highcliffe School ‘shocked and saddened’ at pupil’s railway death

A TEENAGE girl killed after being hit by a train at a railway station at the weekend was a Highcliffe School pupil. Paramedics and British Transport Police officers responded to the incident on the line...
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Coronavirus: More people test positive in Hampshire and Dorset

TWO people from the BCP Council area have tested positive for the coronavirus, Public Health England (PHE) has confirmed. It did not give further details of the cases, which it revealed in its latest national...

Shop’s post office counter reopens 11 years after closing down

A POST office counter has opened at a Christchurch convenience store – 11 years after the previous one closed down. It has been installed in the Londis in Stour Road as part of a recent...

Seven homes planned for Christchurch pub car park

THE car park of a Christchurch pub could be redeveloped into houses and flats if new plans are approved. Amirez Ltd has applied to BCP Council for permission to build four homes and three flats...

Teenager chased and robbed at knifepoint by gang of 30 youths

A TEENAGE boy was punched and threatened at knifepoint after being chased and cornered by a gang of around 30 youths who stole his phone, coat and two silver chains. The violent mugging happened in...

Coronavirus: Bus firm cuts weekday services to Saturday timetable

YELLOW Buses has announced it will be operating a Saturday timetable throughout the whole week starting on Monday 23rd March due to the worsening coronavirus situation. With passenger numbers down and the likelihood that some...

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...
Mudeford Quay

Man dies after boat capsizes off Mudeford Quay

A MAN died after getting into trouble in the water off Mudeford Quay on Wednesday afternoon. Emergency services were called at about 3.30pm to the incident in which a man in his 50s was in...

Man attacked and mugged by gang of three in town centre

A MAN was assaulted and robbed by three others in an early hours incident in the centre of Christchurch. The victim - aged in his 20s - was approached by three men near the Fountain...
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