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Police to move from Christchurch to Ferndown for year-long trial

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

POLICE will move from Christchurch to Ferndown for a 12-month trial starting on October 1.

£160k grant awarded to councils for joint planning system

Bournemouth Echo: Low staff morale and 'out of touch senior management' - what survey among council staff revealed

4:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

CHRISTCHURCH and East Dorset councils have been awarded £160,000 grant towards a joint planning system.

VIDEO: Highcliffe and Barton on Sea captured by drone

Bournemouth Echo:

9:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

LAST time he captivated readers with his stunning aerial footage of Bournemouth seafront, which went on to become our most viewed video in July.

‘Inadequate’ primary school to be improved after Ofsted inspection

Bournemouth Echo:

4:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

PLANS are under way to improve a failing Christchurch school in special measures.

UPDATE WITH VIDEO: Fairmile Road in Christchurch closed following two-vehicle crash

Bournemouth Echo:

3:59pm Sunday 14th September 2014

MOTORISTS faced delays in Christchurch this afternoon following a two-vehicle crash on Fairmile Road.

Car crashes into front of Bookends in Christchurch High Street

Bournemouth Echo: KEEP IT CLEAN: Christchurch High Street

1:47pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A CAR has crashed into the front of Bookends in Christchurch.

Fears over Christchurch council staff cuts dismissed as ‘unrealistic’

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Concerns over cuts to staff made “too far, too deep and too quickly” at Christchurch council were dismissed as ‘unrealistic’.

Flood alert issued for Christchurch Harbour for tonight

Bournemouth Echo: Environment Agency inspect beck

5:42pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A FLOOD alert has been issued for this evening, Tuesday September 9, covering Christchurch Harbour and tidal stretches of the Lower Stour and Avon.

Spared jail: carer who stole thousands from elderly women to fund online gambling habit

Bournemouth Echo:

7:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

A CALLOUS carer who defrauded thousands of pounds from three elderly women she looked after has been spared jail.

I knew I wanted to marry him when I met him’ – couple celebrate 60 years of marriage

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Saturday 6th September 2014

A couple from Christchurch have celebrated 60 years of marriage with a party joined by their friends.

Vintage-theme party to mark big relaunch of Druitt Hall after years of wrangling

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Friday 5th September 2014

A DATE has been set for the launch of the newly refurbished Druitt Hall in Christchurch.

Developers win appeal over revised supermarket plans

Bournemouth Echo:

12:16pm Friday 5th September 2014

SUPERMARKET developers in Christchurch have won an appeal amending plans for a proposed store.

"I am going to win Christchurch for UKIP", says candidate as town is named in 100 seats to target

Bournemouth Echo: RUMPUS ROAD: The high street in Christchurch

2:59pm Thursday 4th September 2014

CHRISTCHURCH has been named in a list of the top 'UKIP-friendly' Tory seats.

Why did we have no say over dropping Britain in Bloom bid, asks councillor as council officers decide town won’t enter this year

Bournemouth Echo:

11:08am Thursday 4th September 2014

QUESTIONS have been raised over Christchurch council’s lack of official support for future Britain in Bloom entries.

£2.6 million to repair Bournemouth's storm damaged coastal defences

Bournemouth Echo:

10:02am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

MORE than a million pounds will be spent repairing storm damage at Hengistbury Head.

Cafe is our ‘safe haven’ – please help save it

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Users of a cafe which helps people with mental health issues say they are optimistic they can save the valuable facility.

Lifesaving volunteers able to buy vital equipment, thanks to £1,000 donation

Bournemouth Echo:

4:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

VOLUNTEER lifeguards have received a vital boost to the tune of £1,000.

Five months on and we still can't bury Gheorghe, say friends as investigations into death continue

Bournemouth Echo: Gheorghe Igna

9:31am Sunday 31st August 2014

The coroner is continuing to investigate the death of a homeless man who was found with serious head injuries on a rural road in Christchurch five months ago.

Meet the Emmy award-winning dad who makes Sherlock sound good

Bournemouth Echo:

1:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A former musician has won a prestigious award for his work on BBC series Sherlock.

It's elementary: Christchurch dad wins Emmy award for work on Sherlock

Bournemouth Echo: Sleuthing: Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock

5:30pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A FORMER musician has won a prestigious award for his work on BBC series Sherlock.

Approved: sailing club in Christchurch to be extended – despite concerns over traffic

Bournemouth Echo:

4:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

PLANS for an extension at Christchurch Sailing Club were unanimously approved by councillors despite residents’ opposition.

Oarsome donation to club’s new boat

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Monday 25th August 2014

A NEW rowing boat was launched at Christchurch – thanks to the generosity of a charity.

A century of history set to be uncovered after museum wins £56k lottery funding

Bournemouth Echo:

4:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

A MUSEUM has been awarded a grant that will allow it to uncover a century of history in East Dorset.

The way we used to live: Christchurch – town was once a haven for smugglers in the 18th and 19th centuries

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

NESTLING on the edge of the New Forest, Christchurch is an award-winning town steeped in history and wonderful architecture.

Nine affordable homes to replace former community centre

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A FORMER community centre in Somerford will be replaced by nine new homes.

Mum wins fight to keep sons together in same school

Bournemouth Echo:

5:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

AN EMOTIONAL fight to send the children of a terminally ill woman to the same school has finally ended in victory.

Kitesurfer and lifeguard rescued off Christchurch

Bournemouth Echo:

9:24am Monday 18th August 2014

A kitesurfer and lifeguard had to be rescued off Avon Beach on Sunday, August 10.

Dismissed priest faces tribunal over allegations relating to funeral fees

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

A FORMER Christchurch priest sacked from the church faces a tribunal over allegations relating to funeral fees.

All set for best ever Christchurch carnival

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

FINAL preparations are being made for this weekend’s Christchurch Carnival extravaganza.

Did you see fall at Stompin’ on the Quomps that left dad partially paralysed?

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A FAMILY is appealing for witnesses after a man fell during a busy festival at Christchurch Quay last Saturday.

Fresh hope for sick mum battling to get children at the same school

Bournemouth Echo:

5:30am Wednesday 13th August 2014

A SICK mother fighting for her children to go to the same Christchurch school has been given fresh hope of a reprieve before the new term starts.

“Independent and inspirational” – surprise party held for special centenarian Florence

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

AN INSPIRATIONAL centen-arian from Christchurch celeb-rated her 100th birthday with a surprise party on Saturday.

Official end date of Portland Coastguard announced

Bournemouth Echo: LIFESAVER: The coastguard helicopter in action during the recent rescue of a woman who fell down cliffs at Blacknor Cliffs on Portland

8:17pm Monday 11th August 2014

AN official date has been set for the closure of Portland Coastguard.

Cricket legend tells all at Regent Centre

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Monday 11th August 2014

WORLD Cricketing Legend Sir Garfield Sobers – star of the West Indies and scourge of the England crease, is at Christchurch Regent Centre on Tuesday at 7.30pm.

Roadworks cause delays for drivers

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

12:00pm Monday 11th August 2014

EMERGENCY gas works in Christchurch are causing delays for motorists.

Moment of madness: Drink drive shame of pubwatch chairman and landlord

Bournemouth Echo:

6:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

A leading publican who is chairman of Christchurch Pubwatch has offered to resign after admitting drink driving.

Radio DJ Chris Evans gets parking ticket during visit to Mudeford

Bournemouth Echo:

7:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

CELEBRITY DJ Chris Evans received a parking ticket after apparently leaving his car near a zebra crossing by a lifeboat slipway at Mudeford Quay.

How would you improve shopping in Highcliffe?

Bournemouth Echo:

4:00pm Saturday 9th August 2014

RESIDENTS of a seaside village are being asked how they could improve the shopping area.

Did you witness pensioner's fall at Stompin’ on the Quomps festival?

Bournemouth Echo: The Stompin’ on the Quomps jazz festival at Christchurch Quay

2:08pm Friday 8th August 2014

A FAMILY is appealing for witnesses after a man fell during a busy festival at Christchurch Quay last Saturday.

Emergency gas works cause delays in Christchurch

Bournemouth Echo: Slow traffic in Swanley due to temporary lights

12:18pm Friday 8th August 2014

EMERGENCY gas works in Christchurch are causing delays for motorists.

‘We’ve had dog mess thrown at us and abuse’, say Druitt Gardens development workers

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Friday 8th August 2014

DEVELOPERS of a controversial Christchurch development involved in the Druitt Gardens tree felling have spoken of the abuse suffered by staff.

Child rescued after knee stuck in climbing frame

Bournemouth Echo: 'Take extra steps to reduce fire risks' residents asked as firefighters plan bank holiday strikes

7:57am Friday 8th August 2014

A child was rescued after becoming stuck in a climbing frame in Mudeford.

Tree felling questions still left unanswered

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Thursday 7th August 2014

QUESTIONS around controversial tree felling in Druitt Gardens have been left unresolved after a key meeting. The matter will now be dealt with at a meeting later this year.

Solar farm go-ahead is boon for parish councils

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00pm Thursday 7th August 2014

TWO parish councils are celebrating a £60,000 windfall after planning approval was granted for nearby solar farms.

Wonderful day out for young carers

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00pm Thursday 7th August 2014

AROUND 100 young carers and deserving children attended a Mad Hatter’s summer tea party in Christchurch.

Fire crews called to rescue girl from climbing frame

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

1:00pm Thursday 7th August 2014

Firefighters were called out yesterday after a young girl got her knee stuck in play equipment at a park in Mudeford. They used hydraulic rescue equipment to spread the bars of the frame and eased her knee clear with soap and water.

Man taken to hospital after Christchurch crash

Bournemouth Echo:

11:40am Thursday 7th August 2014

A MAN was taken to hospital after a crash in Christchurch this morning.

Firefighters rescue child stuck in climbing frame

Bournemouth Echo: 'Take extra steps to reduce fire risks' residents asked as firefighters plan bank holiday strikes

5:46pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called out at lunchtime today after a child got stuck in play equipment at a park in Mudeford.

Hundreds turn out for Christchurch commemorations

Bournemouth Echo:

1:33pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

HUNDREDS of people turned out for a special commemoration in Christchurch for the anniversary of the start of World War One.

Carer defrauded thousands from elderly women by forging cheques

Bournemouth Echo:

5:00am Monday 4th August 2014

A CARER has admitted defrauding thousands of pounds from elderly women by forging cheques.

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