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Sam loses her locks to help make a wig for a child in need

Bournemouth Echo:

1:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

A YOUNG woman who had her long hair cut off has donated her tresses to a children’s charity.

New look Post Office re-opens after revamp

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

A CHRISTCHURCH Post Office and shop has been reopened after a complete refurbishment.

Councillors “kept in the dark” over plans to transform Christchurch town centre

Bournemouth Echo:

5:20am Thursday 30th October 2014

Concerns that Christchurch councillors are being “kept in the dark” led to questions over the decision-making process behind the borough’s new town centre strategy.

West End stars to entertain you at special fundraiser for theatre school

Bournemouth Echo:

1:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

WEST End stars will join senior students from a top theatre school for an evening of entertainment certain to enthral all ages.

Tree felling to take place at St Catherine’s Hill

Bournemouth Echo:

7:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

TREE felling will take place at St Catherine’s Hill in Christchurch as part of a 10-year management plan for the popular site.

Arrest made following manhunt in Christchurch

Bournemouth Echo: LIFT OFF: A police helicopter demonstration took place at Bromsgrove Police and Fire Station's open day. Buy picture, BCR401406_13, at bromsgroveadvertiser.co.uk/pictures.

3:24pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

POLICE have made an arrest following a large-scale manhunt in Christchurch last week.

Young and old to benefit from new computer suite at community centre

Bournemouth Echo:

4:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A NEW computer suite has been launched in Christchurch in a bid to boost residents’ employability and access to technology.

Major Christchurch route to close for six weeks after 'heavy vehicles' cause problems to bridge

Bournemouth Echo:

10:33am Monday 27th October 2014

SIX weeks of works will close a major Christchurch route in the New Year as repairs and cable replacement take place.

A market, light switch-on and Santa lined-up for Christchurch Christmas Festival

Bournemouth Echo:

4:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

PREPARATIONS are being made for the Christchurch Christmas Festival – with a new team at the helm.

VIDEO: Shirtless suspect ran into my garden to escape police during pursuit in Christchurch

Bournemouth Echo:

7:40am Sunday 26th October 2014

A WOMAN confronted by a man on the run managed to capture the encounter on video just moments before he escaped from police once again.

Handbag auction raises more than £8,000 for charity

Bournemouth Echo:

1:00pm Sunday 26th October 2014

DOZENS of kind-hearted fundraisers raised thousands of pounds for charity at a handbag auction.

Already delayed but new Christchurch primary school won’t be ready by deadline

Bournemouth Echo:

7:00am Sunday 26th October 2014

A NEW primary school for children in Christchurch will not be ready by the already delayed deadline.

Car crashes into tree on A35 in Christchurch

Bournemouth Echo:

3:10pm Saturday 25th October 2014

A CAR has crashed into a tree blocking the A35 in Christchurch this afternoon.

Police still hunting store raiders who made off with £8,000 worth of cigarettes

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10:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

POLICE are continuing to appeal for information after two convenience stores were raided in Christchurch earlier this month.

New homes, shops, schools and leisure facilities among ideas for former council depot

Bournemouth Echo:

7:00am Friday 24th October 2014

CHRISTCHURCH residents have been casting their eyes over potential development ideas for a former council depot.

UPDATE: Suspect still on the loose after two hour manhunt in Christchurch

Bournemouth Echo: LIFT OFF: A police helicopter demonstration took place at Bromsgrove Police and Fire Station's open day. Buy picture, BCR401406_13, at bromsgroveadvertiser.co.uk/pictures.

2:30pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

POLICE launched a large-scale manhunt in Christchurch this afternoon.

Life saving defibrillator installed in village Co-op

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A LIFE-saving device has been installed in the heart of a village near Christchurch.

Tucktonia, trolleybuses and the Shand Kydd factory: see pictures from Christchurch's past in a gallery

Bournemouth Echo:

12:57pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TAKE a trip back in time with our special gallery featuring pictures of Christchurch past.

Two men in court over alleged assault at Christchurch Railway Station

Bournemouth Echo:

8:50am Tuesday 21st October 2014

TWO men have appeared in court over an incident at Christchurch Railway Station on Saturday evening.

Christchurch 10k to return next year after first event is a hit with runners

Bournemouth Echo:

10:07am Monday 20th October 2014

MORE than 200 people put on their running shoes to take part in the inaugural Christchurch 10K run on Sunday.

Police helicopter scrambled following serious assault near Christchurch train station

Bournemouth Echo:

9:46am Sunday 19th October 2014

THE police helicopter was called into action following a serious assault near Christchurch Railway Station yesterday evening.

Issues around controversial felling of trees at Druitt Gardens to be discussed

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

A DETAILED examination of the issues around the controversial felling of a tree in Christchurch will be discussed on Tuesday.

Popular Stompin’ on the Quomps jazz festival nominated for national award

Bournemouth Echo:

4:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

A POPULAR Christchurch festival has been nominated for a national award.

£8,000 worth of cigarettes stolen in store raids over two nights

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

Police are appealing for information after two convenience stores in Christchurch were raided on consecutive nights and around £8,000 worth of cigarettes stolen in total.

School caretaker arrested over alleged historic offence against a child won't face charges

Bournemouth Echo: School caretaker arrested over historical offence involving a child

10:04am Friday 17th October 2014

A SCHOOL caretaker arrested amid claims of a historic offence against a child will not face charges, police have confirmed.

UPDATE: Man cut free from car after collision with tonne bag of shingle

Bournemouth Echo:

11:40am Thursday 16th October 2014

A MAN has suffered neck, chest and back injuries after his car was in collision with a tonne bag of shingle.

Two car crash on Hoburne roundabout in Christchurch

Bournemouth Echo: Dorset Police

9:07am Thursday 16th October 2014

TWO cars have collided on a roundabout in Christchurch this morning.

Demolition of historic Christchurch hospital block begins

Bournemouth Echo:

7:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

DEVELOPMENT work at Christchurch Hospital is picking up pace as one of the main blocks is demolished.

Gridlock in Christchurch due to crash on Fairmile Road

Bournemouth Echo:

3:06pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A CRASH in Fairmile Road in Christchurch caused long delays this afternoon.

Designer handbags galore - final preparations for Autism Wessex charity auction

Bournemouth Echo:

10:17am Wednesday 15th October 2014

DESIGNER handbags will be sold off to raise money for a Christchurch charity on Thursday.

Residents warned over courier fraud phone scam

Bournemouth Echo: CONCERNED: Margaret Morrissey

3:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

RESIDENTS in Christchurch are being warned of a telephone scam.

Help decide fate of former council depot

Bournemouth Echo:

1:36pm Monday 13th October 2014

THE future of a Christchurch depot will be discussed at a public event in Christchurch later this month.

Two weeks 'not long enough' for residents to have their say on future of Christchurch

Bournemouth Echo:

9:00am Friday 10th October 2014

CONCERNS have been raised about the length of time residents have to respond to major plans for Christchurch town centre.

Lane closures set for Christchurch by-pass while “badly needed” repairs take place

Bournemouth Echo:

6:20am Friday 10th October 2014

WORK to repair a weather-damaged main route through Christchurch will take place at the end of this month.

Warning after telephone fraudster posing as police officer tricks elderly victims

Bournemouth Echo: CONCERNED: Margaret Morrissey

3:37pm Friday 10th October 2014

POLICE are urging members of the public to be vigilant of “callous” crooks operating a devious telephone scam.

Long delays as two car shunt closes A35 through Christchurch

Bournemouth Echo:

5:32pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

CHRISTCHURCH experienced the “mother of all traffic jams” after an accident on the bypass led to a road closure and major tailbacks this evening.

Saved from closure: charity cafe stays open thanks to new partnership

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Wednesday 8th October 2014

A CAFE which helps people with mental health issues has been saved from closure.

Junior school catchment rules are changed following complaints by parents

Bournemouth Echo: Christchurch Junior School

9:03am Wednesday 8th October 2014

CHANGES that will give Dorset families higher priority in securing a place at their catchment junior school have been agreed by a national adjudicator.

Look what we found! 5ft Conger Eel discovered on beach by dog walker

Bournemouth Echo:

5:40am Tuesday 7th October 2014

A HUGE conger eel was washed up at Highcliffe beach when high winds and heavy rain lashed the Dorset coastline.

220 miles, five days, one gruelling challenge: siblings raise £10k in memory of their brother

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

A BROTHER and sister who ran 220 miles in memory of their beloved brother raised nearly £10,000.

Grand gesture: ivories to be tinkled at Regent Centre thanks to generous Janet

Bournemouth Echo:

6:20am Tuesday 7th October 2014

A FOUNDING member of the Regent Centre in Christchurch has generously donated a grand piano to the popular arts centre.

Free wifi, wider pavements and a “heritage triangle” – is this the future for Christchurch?

Bournemouth Echo:

5:20am Friday 3rd October 2014

NEW ideas to transform Christchurch into a 21st century town centre have put heritage at the heart of the fresh proposals.

Long delays after car veers into ditch on Christchurch bypass

Bournemouth Echo:

8:12am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Traffic is building on the Christchurch bypass following an accident just after 7.30am.

Christchurch council latest to lodge "serious" objections to Navitus Bay proposals

Bournemouth Echo:

5:40am Thursday 2nd October 2014

SERIOUS objections have been raised by Christchurch Council over the ‘monstrous’ Navitus Bay wind farm.

Riverbank repairs to get underway on Monday

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2:00pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

Work to repair the riverbank at Riverlands and Tuckton damaged by the floods will get underway on Monday.

Exhibition shows how Christchurch helped the war effort

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

CHRISTCHURCH’S unique contribution to the First World War will be detailed in a new exhibition.

Shoppers turn out in droves for Purewell Electrical opening

Bournemouth Echo:

10:19am Wednesday 1st October 2014

SHOPPERS turned out in their droves for the opening of a popular Christchurch retailer’s new superstore.

130 light aircraft make Bournemouth Airport aviation day a ‘soaring’ success

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A SPECIAL event at Bournemouth Airport was a soaring success attracting around 130 light aircraft to the site on Sunday.

Celebrations at equestrian centre as young horse qualifies for prestigious competition

Bournemouth Echo:

5:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

A YOUNG horse looks set to put a Dorset equestrian centre on the map after qualifying for the prestigious Horse of the Year Show at the first attempt.

Revamped Christchurch Chamber of Trade celebrate with special launch

Bournemouth Echo:

1:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

A REVAMPED Christchurch Chamber of Trade and Commerce will be celebrated at a special launch event today.






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