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...
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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...

Family of fire victim want 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...

Man who sent abusive text messages jailed for Christmas

A SOMERFORD man will spend Christmas behind bars after he flouted a suspended-sentence order by sending a woman abusive text messages. Dean Garton (27) was sent down for fourth months at Bournemouth Crown Court after...

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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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...

Woman ‘hit by ball bearing’ fired near shoppers at retail park

A COUPLE was left shocked after a ball bearing was apparently fired at their car, breaking its windscreen, before bouncing off and hitting a woman in the leg. Phil and Ruth Coffin have now been...

‘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...

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...
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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...
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