Barton tornado

PICTURES: Tornado leaves trail of destruction through village

A TRAIL of destruction has been left in Barton by a tornado which swept through early this morning (Friday). The twister touched down near to Sea Road, the A&T understands, and passed through the area,...
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Landslip sparks warning to keep away from eroding cliffs

WALKERS are being urged to stay away from the edge at Barton cliffs after wet weather sparked fears of further landslips. The latest was near the eastern boundary of the Hoburne Naish holiday park at...

Cliffhanger ending for Zac the dog’s Christmas walk

A LATE-NIGHT Christmas stroll for Zac the dog turned into a full-scale rescue operation after he became stuck over the cliff edge at Barton. Coastguard crews and firefighters responded to a call-out shortly after midnight...

Rescuers race against the tide to save stranded fossil hunter

A MAJOR rescue operation was launched after a fossil hunter found himself cut off by the tide while combing a stretch of beach at Barton. The alarm was raised when a vigilant passer-by noticed the...
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Pensioner faces debt threat from out-of-the-blue food parcel

A BARTON pensioner has warned people to be wary of a European food parcel scam that threatens victims with visits from debt collectors if they do not pay up. The package delivered out of the...

Jimmy Tarbuck and Harry Redknapp light up last Byron Road switch-on

TV COMIC legend Jimmy Tarbuck and former Bournemouth and Saints manager Harry Redknapp joined a huge crowd to mark the final switch-on event for Barton’s famed Byron Road Christmas lights. Hailed as Britain’s most festive...
Byron road Christmas lights 2018

Christmas in Barton: Byron Road lights, camera – Christmas!

Christmas in Barton: This December will be the last fundraising extravaganza at Byron Road, Barton, which over the years has raised thousands with its Christmas lights. Expected at the last send-off for this popular annual fixture...

Woman who survived Spanish flu epidemic lives to be 100

A WOMAN born at the height of the Spanish flu epidemic in Britain managed to escape catching the virus – and has now celebrated her 100th birthday. Marjorie Blackburn reached the milestone at Highcliffe Nursing...

Pebble Beach: Finding veggie perfection and a royal treat

AS MANY a vegetarian will attest, the words “the chef will make you something special” can make your heart sink. What follows is often some mediocre pasta dish, a mushroom risotto, or a ‘stack’ of...

Andy puts star style on Pebble Beach platters

AS A small boy Andy Waters used to peer through the hedge surrounding the Chewton Glen and watch the helicopters landing, vowing one day he would work there. His mum’s sister Margaret lived at Hobourne...
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