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Pubs shut their doors as hundreds expected for Traveller boy’s funeral

PUBS around a wide area have been shutting their doors today (Wednesday) in advance of a funeral tomorrow for a 10-year-old Traveller boy which is expected to be attended by hundreds of mourners. Pubs and...

Tributes to ‘local celebrity’ Stuart who died in his sleep aged 44

FAMILY and friends of a “larger than life” Christchurch man have been left heartbroken after he is thought to have died in his sleep aged just 44. Stuart Hills was found dead in his bed...
Paddy Cash

Paddy Cash (10) laid to rest with Rolls-Royce cavalcade

A CAVALCADE of silver Rolls-Royces decorated with flags bearing photos of 10-year-old Traveller Paddy Cash escorted him through Christchurch to his funeral yesterday (Thursday). The youngster, who died in February, was given a traditional send-off...

March 16th updates: Coronavirus in the New Forest and Christchurch

FOLLOW this live updates page to find the latest coronavirus advice, developments and announcements in the New Forest and Christchurch on Monday 16th March. Have you got a story about the outbreak? Email us via...
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...
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Updated local coronavirus deaths map – check your area

 THIS updated interactive map, enabling residents to see the number of coronavirus deaths in their area, shows New Milton with the highest total locally. The map, produced by the Office for National Statistics, lists the...
Peter Bennett

Six years’ jail for sex offender (80) caught by paedophile hunters

A PERVERTED pensioner with a history of sexual offences against children stretching back more than five decades encouraged what he thought was a 12-year-old girl to have sex with her pet dog and a...
Lymington knife arrest

March 18th updates: Coronavirus in the New Forest and Christchurch

FOLLOW this page for live updates on the latest coronavirus developments and announcements in the New Forest and Christchurch on Wednesday 18th March. Have you got a story? Email us via news@adt.press or call 01425 613384....

Body of a woman found at Christchurch beach

THE body of a woman was found on a beach near Christchurch early this morning. Police and paramedics responded to a call-out reporting the discovery shortly before 5.30am at Avon Beach. The woman was pronounced dead...
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...
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