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...
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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...

Round-Britain charity walker rescued after falling into deep mud

A MAN trekking the length of Britain’s coastline to raise awareness of a hereditary nerve disorder had to be rescued after he became stuck in mud halfway up a cliff at Barton. Barney Lee (20)...

Owners call for action after dogs poisoned at town beauty spot

DOGS have been poisoned by deadly hemlock – the most dangerous plant in the UK – which is growing in Barton’s Long Meadow. Sally Keats’ dog Oakley nearly died after chomping on a root of...

Dog caught on discarded fish hook left ‘howling in agony’

A LABRADOR was left “howling in agony” after a three-inch barbed fish hook left on a Barton beach became embedded in his paw. It is the fourth pet in just two months to have been...
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