World cup success on the water for local sailors

LYMINGTON sailors Hannah Snellgrove and Nick Thompson and Christchurch windsurfer Emma Wilson have all taken top-10 finishes in their respective World Cup events in Enoshima, Japan. After claiming fourth in the world championships, Wilson finished...

‘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...

Family of fire victim want a murder investigation

THE family of a woman found dead in bed after a fire are demanding police reinvestigate the case because they believe she could have been murdered. The badly burned body of Lorraine Sheppard (58), who...
Sharon Perrett

Family of murdered Sharon Perrett pay tribute to her ‘smile and personality’

THE family of murdered Christchurch woman Sharon Perrett have spoken of their “overwhelming" loss after her boyfriend was jailed for life for her murder. In a statement issued by Dorset Police, Sharon’s relatives described her...
Daniel O'Malley-Keyes

Daniel O’Malley-Keyes sentenced to life in prison for murdering Sharon Perrett

A FORMER crack addict who beat his girlfriend to death just a few weeks after sending her a text saying: “I will kill you one day” has been found guilty of murder and sentenced...
Sharon Perrett

Jury retires after hearing murder-accused texted: ‘I will kill you one day’

A FORMER crack addict who claimed his girlfriend had beaten herself to death admitted in court that he had attacked her three times on the night she died – but insisted he had not...
Sharon Perrett

Woman ‘beat herself to death’, claimed partner accused of murder

A WOMAN was brutally beaten to death at home by her partner because he was “embarrassed” by her behaviour in a pub, a murder jury was told. Sharon Perrett sustained 15 fractures to her ribs...

Two men appear in court over Easter weekend stabbings

TWO men have appeared in court accused of three stabbings during an incident at a house in Christchurch over the Easter weekend. Police were called to the address in Everest Road, Somerford, on Saturday at...

Elderly pedestrian killed in collision identified by police

THE devastated family of an elderly pedestrian who died following a collision with a car in Christchurch have paid tribute to those who tried to save her life. Joy Norman (82), who lived in the...

DJ Chris Evans goes nuts with Faf All at Amberwood Inn pub quiz

FORMER Radio 2 breakfast show host Chris Evans was a surprise contestant in Monday night’s regular quiz at Walkford’s Amberwood Inn Chris was staying at the nearby Chewton Glen Hotel and brought along some friends...
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