Arthur Taylor: Dunkirk veteran whose memories shaped Hollywood blockbuster

  TRIBUTES have been paid to one of the last remaining survivors of the Dunkirk evacuation after he died aged 98. Arthur Taylor, who lived in Christchurch, queued for 29 hours on the French beach in...

Homeless burglar jailed for more than three years after latest crime spree

A THIEF has been sent down for 40 months after his latest burglary spree which included a raid in Christchurch. The jailing of Peter Evans, of no fixed abode, prompted the county’s police force to...

Cyclist who died on road near Bournemouth Airport ‘suffered medical episode’

A CYCLIST who died on a main road near Bournemouth Airport is believed to have suffered a medical episode. Paramedic teams, including the Dorset and Somerset air ambulance, were dispatched to the incident involving a...

Double lung transplant ends with fairytale finish for panto star Charles

IN an almost fairytale-like story of triumph over adversity, a cystic fibrosis sufferer from Highcliffe is preparing to star in the panto he wrote just months after undergoing a lifesaving double lung transplant. Charles Michael...

Christchurch Tories to fight their own party over council merger ‘sell-out’

FIVE Conservative members of Christchurch council have pledged to stand as Independents when the authority merges with Bournemouth and Poole to prevent the town being “dominated”' by its bigger neighbours. The borough council’s current leader,...

Family-of-three trapped in freezing mud at Highcliffe rescued by firefighters

A FAMILY had to be rescued by firefighters and coastguard teams after becoming stuck in mud while trying to help their dog which had got into difficulty. The alarm was raised just after 3pm last...

How a Second World War torpedo led to couple’s 69th wedding anniversary celebrations

A COUPLE brought together after the sinking of a cargo ship by an Italian submarine in 1943 have celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary. Former merchant navy officer Peter Yeandle (96), a resident at Highcliffe Nursing...

Mudeford couple launch 3D virtual reality platform

A MUDEFORD couple have launched a 3D virtual reality platform offering clients a high quality and immersive visualisation service that aims to win new business and impress customers. Richard Guppy and Krystyna Pozdzik, who were...

Fishermen in tide of opposition to proposed new regulations on nets

A TIDE of opposition has surfaced against a plan to impose new net fishing regulations in local waters, amid claims it fails to safeguard protected species. Commercial and recreational angling groups are against the Southern...

Cancer no barrier to 70-year-old runner Glenys with sights on parkrun goal

A WOMAN who has been given just months to live spent part of Christmas Day morning taking part in her local parkrun. Glenys Waters (70), from Highcliffe, is determined to keep on running to reach...
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