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Flood alert

Flood warnings issued for coastal towns and villages

FLOOD alerts have been issued for Beaulieu, Lymington, Milford and Christchurch this morning (Wednesday) by the Environment Agency. Some of the most serious flooding was forecast in Beaulieu 30 minutes either side of the 10.56am...
Christchurch Monopoly

Christchurch Monopoly launched – but who takes Mayfair top spot?

A CHRISTCHURCH version of Monopoly is to be launched on Monday – giving people something to break the boredom of self-isolation. Top spot on the board goes to the Priory which takes the place of...

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...
Highcliffe beach

VIDEO: Return of jet ski rule-breakers renews beach safety warning

JET skiers who were caught performing acrobatics inside a safety zone off Highcliffe beach were back in action over the weekend – again flouting regulations banning them from coming close to the shore. They were...
Brexit

Election battleground to be housing, social care and Brexit, say candidates

PARTIES are gearing up in the New Forest and Christchurch for a general election after MPs put the country on course for a national vote on 12th December. Mental health, affordable housing and social care...
Highcliffe Co-op

Ram-raiders use Land Rover in bid to steal from cash machine

RAM RAIDERS used a 4x4 vehicle to smash through the back doors of the Co-op in Highcliffe on Tuesday night in an attempt to steal from the in-store cash machine. Substantial damage was caused by...

‘A devastating loss’: tributes to Christchurch firefighter who died after falling ill on duty

TRIBUTES have been paid to a “professional and skilled” long-serving firefighter who died suddenly after being taken ill while on duty at Christchurch station. Simon Kaye (53) was rushed to Royal Bournemouth Hospital on the...
Steamer Point

Developer to unveil four-storey flats plan for Steamer Point

NEW plans to redevelop the former Coastguard training centre overlooking Christchurch Bay with a mixture of flats and homes are going on show to the public. Pennyfarthing Homes has invited over 400 local households and...
REIDSteel

Christchurch steel firm restarts after three-week coronavirus closure

A CHRISTCHURCH steel company which exports to more than 140 countries is set to reopen today (27th April) after a three-week shutdown. Reidsteel, which employs 130 people, will allow those who cannot work from home...
South Western Railway

South Western Railway boosts passenger compensation for strikes

IMPROVED compensation is being offered by South Western Railway to passengers whose travel was disrupted by the strikes in December last year. There were a combined 27 days of industrial action by the RMT union...
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