Homeowner may have to tear down house in row over extension

A HOMEOWNER who extended his property in the national park without permission has been told by planners that he might have to tear it down after he was refused a replacement on the same...

Police officer borrows villager’s bicycle to catch fleeing suspect

A POLICE officer borrowed a cyclist’s bike to chase a fleeing suspect who was wanted in connection with a number of burglaries. The drama unfolded after a Lyndhurst officer spotted a vehicle containing three suspicious...

Man jailed for threatening to burn down woman’s house

THREATENING to burn down a woman’s house landed a Bransgore man with an 18-week jail term. Wayne James (37), of Burnt House Lane, had denied stalking the female victim over four days last October. However, Southampton...
Richard Frampton

Forest farmer tickles the nation with Dickies Dribble on Radio 1

BRANSGORE farmer-turned-cider maker Richard Frampton has been tickling the nation after becoming the unlikely star of a new feature on BBC Radio 1’s Scott Mills show. The former district councillor, who began making Dickies Dribble...

Darts ace Scott Mitchell ‘unfortunate’ to miss out on PDC tour card

BRANSGORE darts ace Scott Mitchell has missed out on grabbing a card for the lucrative PDC tour. Speaking to the A&T, the ex-BDO World Champion lamented the result but noted that over the four days...
Derritt Lane

Flooded lane claims FIVE cars after safety warnings ignored

A LANE flooded by Storm Brendan claimed five cars today (Wednesday) – with some of the occupants having to be rescued by firefighters in a boat. Two BMWs, a Land Rover Freelander, a Jaguar and...

Police seize and destroy imitation gun carried by youngster

POLICE seized a realistic imitation gun from a youngster in Bransgore at the weekend. Responding to reports the fake firearm was being carried by a boy who was out with friends in the village on...
Yellow Buses

Timetable makes trial bus service ‘waste of time’, says councillor

A NEW Yellow Buses service linking Christchurch with Bransgore has been branded “a complete waste of time” by a town councillor. Cllr Gill Jarvis says she believes the Yellow Buses route 21 link has been...
Bransgore village hall

Villagers hope CCTV clue will help end ‘daily battle’ with vandals

COMMUNITY sports facilities have been destroyed and broken glass has been strewn across a children’s playground in Bransgore. The damage, which was reported to Bransgore Parish Council last week, saw a table tennis table ripped...
Patrick Earnshaw in Highcliffe School's head teacher

Schools alert over ‘attempted child snatch’ was false alarm, say police

REPORTS that a driver tried to snatch a child in Bransgore were a false alarm, according to Hampshire police. Highcliffe School had issued a warning to parents after one of its pupils was invited by a...
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