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Highcliffe School set for merger to 'drive investment'

Highcliffe School set for merger to 'drive investment'

HIGHCLIFFE School has announced it will be merging with a Southampton academy trust.


Villagers call for brakes on 'highly dangerous' removal of bridge weight limit

Villagers call for brakes on 'highly dangerous' removal of bridge weight limit

THE lifting of weight restrictions on a Brockenhurst bridge has been branded “highly dangerous” by angry residents.


Royal honour for army captain who saved swimmers off Lepe beach

Royal honour for army captain who saved swimmers off Lepe beach

SAVING two swimmers from drowning off Lepe beach earned an army captain a special commendation from the Queen.


Lymington brothers to row Atlantic for charity – and to beat their dad's record

Lymington brothers to row Atlantic for charity – and to beat their dad's record

Three brothers from Lymington are preparing to row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic in December to raise £200,000 for the conservation charity, Tusk.


Courier fraud cons residents out of £786k

Courier fraud cons residents out of £786k

POLICE are urging people to beware of courier fraud which has claimed hundreds of thousands of pounds in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.


Letter: Baffled over burial ground expansion

Letter: Baffled over burial ground expansion

SIR – My thanks to the A&T for highlighting the planning application at Hinton burial grounds (A&T, 13th May).


Letter: Ridiculous to build retirement flats with so many still on the market

Letter: Ridiculous to build retirement flats with so many still on the market

SIR – The plans to build more retirement flats where the police stations were in both Hythe and Lymington is absolutely ridiculous.

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Obituary: Gordon Fillis – former governor of Colbury's Foxhills school

Obituary: Gordon Fillis – former governor of Colbury's Foxhills school

A WELL-LOVED member for many years of St John Ambulance and a former governor of Foxhills Junior School, Gordon Fillis, has died at the age of 93.


Seagull nest stops demolition of shops

Seagull nest stops demolition of shops

THE demolition of a row of Highcliffe village centre shops has been halted – by a seagull.


What's on the menu at Christchurch Food Festival

What's on the menu at Christchurch Food Festival

CHRISTCHURCH Food Festival will have a Queen’s jubilee-themed line-up this year and run for four days over the bank holiday weekend in June.


Cllr Keith Mans replaced as Hampshire County Council leader

Cllr Keith Mans replaced as Hampshire County Council leader

BROCKENHURST'S county councillor Keith Mans has been replaced by Cllr Rob Humby as Conservative leader of Hampshire County Council.


Christchurch's Jamison takes Olympic champ to the wire in beach sprint

Christchurch's Jamison takes Olympic champ to the wire in beach sprint

Christchurch Rowing Club's Clare Jamison took on the very best and made two finals at the prestigious Welsh Beach Sprint Championships.


NFDC makes mystery 'biggest' commercial investment

NFDC makes mystery 'biggest' commercial investment

THE "biggest" single commercial investment by New Forest District Council has been signed off by the ruling cabinet.

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Four days of road closures on Waterside announced

Four days of road closures on Waterside announced

A SERIES of road closures are set to take place across the Waterside over the coming days, Hampshire County Council has announced.

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New Forest village's jubilee tree pleas rejected again

New Forest village's jubilee tree pleas rejected again

A REQUEST to plant a dozen oak trees in Burley to commemorate the Queen’s platinum jubilee has been thrown out by the verderers for a second time.

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Plan to replace Totton 'eyesore' with seven new flats

Plan to replace Totton 'eyesore' with seven new flats

PLANS to demolish an "ugly" building in Totton and replace it with seven new flats have been submitted to New Forest District Council.


Christchurch facilities neglect claim sees BCP handover promise

Christchurch facilities neglect claim sees BCP handover promise

CLAIMS that BCP Council has let Christchurch recreation facilities go to “rack and ruin” prompted a pledge to fulfil a handover promise.


'Well short of the quality expected' – 240-homes plan is withdrawn

'Well short of the quality expected' – 240-homes plan is withdrawn

UNPOPULAR plans for a 240-home development in Fordingbridge have been withdrawn after planning officers said it was too big.


Man hospitalised after attack at Christchurch railway station

Man hospitalised after attack at Christchurch railway station

TWO teenagers were arrested after a man was hospitalised following an attack at Christchurch railway station.


Sway win action-packed cup final

Sway win action-packed cup final

SWAY FC secured a 3-0 win over Locks Heath to win the Hampshire League Challenge Cup.

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