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...

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)...

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...

Byron Road Christmas lights fund brings late festive cheer for charity

A NATIONALLY renowned Christmas lighting display in Barton helped raise more than £6,000 for a charity that supports people with blood cancer. Inspired by the story of former resident Ross Baker, neighbours from Byron Road...

Jack the dog dies after being mauled in the street

A DOG-owning couple were left distraught after it was fatally mauled by a rescued lurcher in a horrific street attack. Wendy Cummings of Barton, who suffered bites to her hands and a suspected broken finger...
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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...
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Care home boosts morale with ‘lovely bunch of toilet rolls’

A BARTON care home has hit upon a novel way of keeping up morale during the current crisis with a topical reworking of a classic novelty song. In a special video uploaded onto the White...

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...

Test work to slow erosion threatening clifftop homes

TESTS are under way to find a way of slowing the erosion of Barton cliffs, which is creeping towards scores of expensive seafront homes at a rate of one metre a year. A £200,000 Environment...
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Residents warn of dangerous detour as holiday park to shut beach path

THE owners of Hoburne Naish holiday park at Barton have been criticised over plans to stop public access to a path which local residents use to reach the beach. For over 50 years people have...
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