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Kayakers’ rescue drills spark coastguard alert

PAIR of kayakers practising rescue drills was one of two false alarms in Christchurch attended by a coastguard team yesterday (Thursday). Responding to a call-out to Avon River, just south of the A35 Christchurch bypass,...
Storm Dennis

Storm Dennis causes weekend flooding on the roads and rails

A DPD delivery driver had a lucky escape when his van got carried away in Storm Dennis flood water near Ringwood. The vehicle had been going through a ford near Moyles Court School yesterday (Sunday)...
Beach House fire

Council set to borrow for £1m rebuild of fire-hit beach cafe

HUNDREDS of thousands of pounds could be borrowed to fund a £1m rebuild of a café on Mudeford sandbank which was gutted by fire more than a year ago. Beach House had to be demolished...

Ken sails past milestone in 183-island fundraiser

AN INTREPID sailor has completed the second major part of a gruelling challenge in his bid to fulfil a promise to raise £50,000 for two charities close to his heart. Mudeford resident Ken Fowler sailed...
South Western railway strikes

South Western Railway passengers ‘crammed in like cattle’, says MP

SOUTH Western Railway has come under fire again in the House of Commons for overcrowding and late trains. Less than a year since Sir Vince Cable MP called for the company to be stripped of...

Honours for Holocaust survivor, RNLI volunteer and youth supporter

A HOLOCAUST survivor, an RNLI volunteer and the manager of a Christchurch group which helps deprived families were among those recognised in the New Year Honours. William Bergman (85), from West Parley, was made an...
Bus train strike

South Western Railway sorry for delays in compensating for… delays

THE train company serving the New Forest and Christchurch has apologised for being one of the worst performing train firms for handling compensation claims. South Western Railway settled claims within the target of 20 working...

Widower devastated by theft of late wife’s beloved jewellery

A CHRISTCHURCH man has been left distraught after burglars stole a haul of sentimental jewellery that belonged to his late wife who died of cancer. Entry was forced via the side of the property in...
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PHOTOS OF THE YEAR: The New Forest and Christchurch in 2019

IN a year of news across the New Forest and Christchurch, sometimes it has been the photos that stood out over the headlines. Here are some of the best images from 2019 to look back...

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...
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