New Forest on track for a slice of £2bn railway improvement funds

THE New Forest will get a share of a £2bn railway investment aimed at improving safety and reliability. Network Rail, the organisation responsible for the upkeep of the UK’s tracks, will spend the money on...

There’s a buzz at launch of new IncuHive New Milton business hub

BUSINESS and civic leaders gathered for the much-anticipated launch of the A&T’s new entrepreneurial hub in New Milton created in partnership with business development company IncuHive. Beer from an IncuHive nano-brewery was poured to toast...

Fraudster hatched flying lesson escape plan to flee justice for £1m VAT scam

A FRAUDSTER escaped justice by persuading a flying instructor to drop him off in France after a lesson, a court heard. Jamie Colwell, who lived in Friars Cliff, Christchurch,and his ailing father Brian knew they...

Royal Bournemouth Hospital becomes wedding venue for seriously ill bride

A CHRISTCHURCH couple have praised Royal Bournemouth Hospital staff for arranging their wedding at short notice after the bride, who has chronic lung disease, received some “devastating and unexpected news”. Emma Shrewsbury (41) was diagnosed...

Owners vow to reopen after fire shuts down Beach House restaurant

OWNERS of the popular Beach House restaurant on Mudeford spit have vowed to reopen it as soon as possible after a fire left it badly damaged. No-one was hurt in the blaze last Friday night...

Paramedic treating patient has 999 vehicle slapped with parking fine

A PARAMEDIC was hit with a parking fine by a traffic warden while she was treating a patient. The Rapid Response Vehicle (RRV) was parked in Bargates, Christchurch, on Tuesday when a Dorset County Council...
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Man in court charged with beating to death Christchurch woman Sharon Perrett

A MAN has appeared in court charged with the murder of Christchurch woman Sharon Perrett who was found beaten to death at a flat in the town in the early hours of Sunday. Police launched...

Body of Mudeford diver Matthew Green discovered after fatal Durdle Door expedition

THE body of a 33-year-old scallop diver from Mudeford was found off the Purbeck coast just five weeks after getting married. Father-of-two Matthew Green (pictured) was reported missing after going out 2.5km off Durdle Door...

Third Heathrow runway would cost Bournemouth Airport flights, MP warns

BOURNEMOUTH Airport would lose two-fifths of its international flights if the controversial third runway is built at Heathrow, an MP has warned. Expanding the UK’s leading air hub would have a “suffocating” effect on regional...

Mudeford’s new priest-in-charge sets sail on ministry with Blessing of the Water

MUDEFORD’S new priest-in-charge, the Rev. Andrew Jablonski, began his ministry by leading a Blessing of the Waters service from a rowing boat in the middle of The Run off the village quay. He was safe...
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