Jim Ratcliffe

Multi-billionaire back with new plan for mansion’s caretaker cottage

MULTI-BILLIONAIRE businessman Sir Jim Ratcliffe has made a revised bid to build a caretaker’s cottage close to his controversial beachfront mansion at Beaulieu. Work is under way at Thorns Beach to build the residence for...

Supermarket sweep suspects sought after alcohol theft

A PROBE has been launched into the theft of around £100 of alcohol from Tesco in New Milton. The Caird Avenue superstore was targeted just after midday on Sunday when two men entered before one...
Churchill Retirement Living

Retirement developer wins Best Medium Housebuilder at industry Oscars

NEW FOREST developer Churchill Retirement Living has won the title of Best Medium Housebuilder at a top industry awards night. The Ringwood-based company beat competitors from across the country at the prestigious WhatHouse? Awards ceremony...
Martin Williamson pic

Police still hunting man with dragon tattoo after ‘murder attempt’

A MANHUNT is continuing for Martin Williamson, a suspect wanted in connection with an attempted murder in Lymington three weeks ago. Martin Williamson is still at large following the attack on a 30-year-old man in...
Road Safety Week

Woman knocked down at pedestrian crossing speaks out for road safety

A WOMAN who was in a coma for almost three weeks after being knocked down on a pedestrian crossing is backing a campaign for better road safety. Steph Blake (22) underwent a six-hour operation to...
Chris Chope Tory leadership

Tory candidate branded ‘cowardly’ in election spat with former party official

THE Conservatives’ general election campaign in Christchurch has been hit by an escalating war of words after the local party’s deputy chairman resigned in a spat with candidate Sir Chris Chope. Rhys Gadsby announced on...
Olivia Inspires

Parents take Olivia Inspires to schools in memory of gifted daughter

THE parents of a gifted university student who was tragically killed last year are visiting secondary schools to promote the charity they have set up in her name. Called Olivia Inspires, it celebrates the memory...
Yellow Buses

Drivers call off bus strike after bosses drop disciplinary action

A STRIKE by Yellow Buses drivers has been called off after the company dropped disciplinary action against a shop steward. Martin Conder (52), a senior Unite representative, had been threatened with the sack by Yellow...

Man hospitalised with head injuries after bus attack by gang

A CHRISTCHURCH man needed hospital treatment after he was beaten up by five people on a bus. The attack took place at around 11.10pm last Friday while the bus was stopped on Palmerston Road in...

UPDATE: Man comes forward after police appeal over ‘bus attack’

POLICE have spoken to a man they wanted to trace after a pensioner was reportedly violently kicked off a bus in Christchurch. The local victim, who is in his 70s, was targeted after boarding the...
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