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Highcliffe School ‘shocked and saddened’ at pupil’s railway death

A TEENAGE girl killed after being hit by a train at a railway station at the weekend was a Highcliffe School pupil. Paramedics and British Transport Police officers responded to the incident on the line...

Drug-driver jailed for crashing into ambulance on emergency call

A DRIVER has been jailed for 14 months for crashing into an ambulance on a 999 call while he was being chased by police through Christchurch. Adam Vaughan (32) was under a driving ban and...

More thunderstorms forecast in yellow alert for New Forest and Christchurch

MORE thunderstorms are forecast for the New Forest and Christchurch as much of England prepares for the threat of rough weather. The Met Office said some areas could be hit from tomorrow (Tuesday) by 24...

Objectors to 54-home bid say precious green space will be lost

OBJECTORS to a planning application for 54 homes in the centre of Highcliffe say precious green space will be lost if it goes ahead. Developer Brentland Ltd has submitted an application to BCP Council to...

‘A lot of sweat, tears and hard work’: Bob Wilson on his career and...

“ONCE you wind me up I don’t stop,” grins Bob Wilson after delivering 90 minutes of his life’s edited highlights – from mixing with the doomed Busby Babes of Manchester Utd to his TV...
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Quarry plans loom near major new housing development

PLANS for a huge new gravel quarry close to where 875 homes are set to be built on the edge of Christchurch is slated to be decided in June. The application for nearly 78 hectares...
Burton Common fire

Firefighters issue warning after outbreak of heathland blazes

AS temperatures soared to record levels over the weekend, firefighters were busy dealing with an outbreak of heath blazes. Crews from Hampshire and Dorset teamed up to battle a huge fire which swept through heathland...

Paramedic treating patient has 999 vehicle slapped with parking fine

A PARAMEDIC was hit with a parking fine by a traffic warden while she was treating a patient. The Rapid Response Vehicle (RRV) was parked in Bargates, Christchurch, on Tuesday when a Dorset County Council...
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Met Office issues weather warning for thunderstorms and torrential rain

A WEATHER warning for thunderstorms has been issued for a swathe of southern England today (Wednesday), including the New Forest and Christchurch. The yellow alert – the lowest level – was made by the Met...

TV Fred lights up Christchurch Christmas switch-on fun

CROWDS thronged the centre of Christchurch when ITV Meridian’s veteran presenter Fred Dinenage switched on the town’s Christmas tree illuminations and street lights. Saturday’s day-long event featured Santa’s procession with real reindeer from the Priory...
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