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Readers’ Photos: Your pictures of the New Forest and Christchurch

WITH the beautiful New Forest National Park and historic Christchurch on our doorstep, we live in one of the most picturesque areas of the UK. Show off your best photos from around the patch by...

Driver killed in crash may have suffered ‘medical episode’

A MOTORIST has died after his car came off the road at Hurn and crashed into a hedge. The incident occurred just after 8pm last night (Monday) in Matchams Lane near to the Snowtrax centre. The...
Yellow Buses

Timetable makes trial bus service ‘waste of time’, says councillor

A NEW Yellow Buses service linking Christchurch with Bransgore has been branded “a complete waste of time” by a town councillor. Cllr Gill Jarvis says she believes the Yellow Buses route 21 link has been...

Paedophile hunters caught man sending images to fake girl

A MAN was exposed sending sick images to what he thought was a young girl in a sting set up by paedophile hunters. Adam Dunstan (31) contacted the profile of ‘Gigi Brown’ on the messaging...

Hundreds more police to be armed with Tasers after funding boost

HAMPSHIRE and Dorset police forces are set to buy more than 380 Tasers after they were awarded extra funding. Of the two constabularies, Dorset was the biggest winner, receiving £259,875 to buy 315 new Tasers,...

How Vicky caught a break when the chips were down

LIKE many business owners Vicky Webster feared lockdown would prove disastrous. But with a loyal clientele and by embracing the digital world, her Christchurch chip shop – Captain Cod – has been busier than...
Christchurch flower festival

Flower festival takes root with second fundraising weekend

CHRISTCHURCH flower festival will make the town awash with colours and pleasing aromas this weekend as the second annual FlowerFest takes root. The blooming lovely event includes a trail around the Priory grounds with many...

Police release CCTV clue in hunt for man after car taken

POLICE have released this CCTV image of a man they want to trace after a car was taken from Bosley Business Park in Christchurch. The black Mini One was taken from the industrial estate, off...

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...
Christchurch Waitrose

Grandma’s appeal to purse thief to return precious family photos

A PENSIONER has appealed for the return of her purse containing precious family photos after it was stolen at Christchurch Waitrose. Rosemary Hutchings-Webber (70) discovered it was missing when she went to pay for her...
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