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Lorry driver appears in court over death of elderly man in Christchurch crash

Bournemouth Echo: PROBE: Police at the scene of the collision

5:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

A DRIVER accused of causing the death of a pensioner by careless driving has appeared in court.

Man arrested after car crashes into tree on the A35 Christchurch Bypass

Bournemouth Echo: CONCERNED: Margaret Morrissey

4:45pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A BOURNEMOUTH man was arrested after ploughing his car into a tree this afternoon.

New ‘Care for Christchurch’ campaign launched in bid to improve town

Bournemouth Echo: The launch of the Care for Christchurch Campaign

4:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A NEW campaign urging residents and visitors to ‘Care for Christchurch’ has begun in a bid to improve the borough.

HGV restriction plans in Burton move a step forward after petition collects hundreds of signatures

Bournemouth Echo: SUPPORT:  Campaigners Helen Gwinnett and Alan Slater with their  petition

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

PLANS to restrict the movements of HGVs along a busy village road have taken a step forward.

Romanian found unconscious on Christchurch road died from severe head injury, inquest heard

Bournemouth Echo: 'Hit and run' victim still in critical condition

11:26am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A MAN who was found unconscious on a rural road in Christchurch died from a severe head injury, an inquest has heard.

Woman who suffered stroke at age of 19 ‘blown away’ by fundraising efforts of care home

Bournemouth Echo: WELCOME BOOST: Stroke campaigner Claire Whitehouse, second from right, with resident Irene Brown, left, activity organiser Sandra Boulton and resident Betty Elvy

1:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A DETERMINED Christchurch woman, who had a stroke when she was just 19, has praised a fundraising Mudeford care home.

15-year plan outlining vision for Bournemouth Airport and housing in East Dorset is approved

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Airport

11:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A PLAN laying out the future for Christchurch and East Dorset over the next 15 years has been approved.

Enjoy a dip in the sea with confidence after bathing water is praised

Bournemouth Echo: VISTA: Sunseekers on Bournemouth Beach

10:49am Tuesday 15th April 2014

DORSET beach-goers can enjoy a dip in the sea with confidence this summer, after more of the area’s beach waters earned a recommendation in the annual Good Beach Guide.

Appeal for witnesses after teenager allegedly assaulted in 'unprovoked' attack in Christchurch

Bournemouth Echo: The victim and another man were walking along Dorset Avenue when they were both struck by a dark-coloured BMW at around 10.15pm last night.

3:46pm Monday 14th April 2014

A MAN has been arrested after a teenager was allegedly assaulted in an ‘unprovoked’ attack in Christchurch.

Former goalkeeper Bob Wilson to undergo treatment for prostate cancer

Bournemouth Echo: Former goalkeeper Bob Wilson to undergo treatment for prostate cancer

10:47am Sunday 13th April 2014

Former goalkeeper and veteran broadcaster Bob Wilson is to undergo treatment for prostate cancer.

Two friends taking on London Marathon for Macmillan Unit at Christchurch Hospital

Bournemouth Echo: Debbie Wilson and Valerie Dennis

9:57am Sunday 13th April 2014

TWO friends from Mudeford who met through their running group will be taking on the London Marathon today.

Youngsters on song for new school singing scheme

Bournemouth Echo: Youngsters on song for new school singing scheme

9:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

HUNDREDS of young voices came together in unison – thanks to a new initiative from the Dorset Music Service.

Wiggle New Forest bike ride gets underway

Bournemouth Echo: Wiggle New Forest bike ride gets underway

9:25am Saturday 12th April 2014

THE Wiggle New Forest bike ride got underway this morning with hundreds of riders setting off from Matchams Leisure Park.

VIDEO: Major repairs to ‘dangerous’ Christchurch roundabout planned for autumn

Bournemouth Echo: Stony Lane roundabout is in a poor state following weeks of bad winter weather

1:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

PLANS to resurface a pothole-riddled roundabout in Christ-church are under way following weeks of deterioration.

Councillors campaign to keep Highcliffe free of litter

Bournemouth Echo: County councillor Colin Jamieson

5:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

HIGHCLIFFE councillors are leading a campaign to keep the area clean and tidy.

Big Brekkie event to mark World Autism Awareness Day supported by residents

Bournemouth Echo: BIG BREKKIE: Tea cups are raised to mark awareness day

2:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

AN event to mark World Autism Awareness Day took place this week in Christchurch.

'He could have been blinded' - mum's anger over toddler's fall as bus suddenly pulled out

Bournemouth Echo: ACCIDENT: Kelly Watts and son Dylan

6:20am Tuesday 8th April 2014

A MOTHER from Christchurch says her three-year-old son is lucky he wasn’t blinded after falling over on a bus when the driver suddenly pulled out.

Police liaising with Romanian Consulate to identify 'hit and run' victim

Bournemouth Echo: 'Hit and run' victim still in critical condition

5:40am Tuesday 8th April 2014

THE police are liaising with the Romanian Consulate in an attempt to identify the critically-injured victim of an alleged hit-and-run in Christ-church last week.

Couple postpone wedding day after football match clash...but game is rained off

Bournemouth Echo: EYES ON THE BALL: Stacey Johnson and Chris Forbes postpone their wedding so Chris can play football

11:00am Monday 7th April 2014

THEY say it’s the beautiful game. And for a Christchurch couple, a cup final has ousted one of the most important days of their lives.

'Obnoxious odour’ abolished after £1million investment by Parley recycling company

Bournemouth Echo: Trelawney Dampney with the new compost turner

3:00pm Monday 7th April 2014

A MILLION pound investment by a Parley recycling company has eliminated all ‘obnoxious’ odours.

'Positives of Christchurch weren’t portrayed' – council leader on BBC3’s Invasion of the Job Snatchers

Bournemouth Echo: IN THE  SPOTLIGHT: Filming under  way in Christchurch

11:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

IT’S known for its elderly population but some feel a new BBC television show may have gone a step too far in its representation of Christchurch.

Former firefighter jailed for raping schoolboy has sentence increased

Bournemouth Echo: RAPIST: David Bryant

5:20am Friday 4th April 2014

THE former Christchurch firefighter who was jailed for raping a schoolboy had his “unduly lenient” sentence increased by appeal judges yesterday.

Man injured in Christchurch 'hit and run' in coma for third day

Bournemouth Echo: 'Hit and run' victim still in critical condition

9:10am Friday 4th April 2014

A MAN found with serious head injuries on a rural road in Christchurch has spent a third day in an induced coma.

Highcliffe to lose "last bank in town" as RBS to close 44 branches

Bournemouth Echo: Royal Bank of Scotland has been fined £5.6 million by a City watchdog

3:49pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

HIGHCLIFFE is to lose its "last bank in town" as the Royal Bank of Scotland is to close 44 branches across the UK.

'Hit and run' victim still in critical condition

Bournemouth Echo: 'Hit and run' victim still in critical condition

9:10am Thursday 3rd April 2014

A MAN who is believed to be the victim of a hit-and-run in Christchurch remains in a critical condition in hospital.

Beach hut author launches second novel in Christchurch

Bournemouth Echo: BOOKWORM: Author Lucy Clarke

2:00pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

AN AUTHOR who writes from her family’s beach hut in Hengistbury Head is celebrating the launch of her second novel.

Christchurch high street reopened following fire at beauty salon

Bournemouth Echo: The fire damaged around two hectares of woodland and scrubland

6:44pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

CHRISTCHURCH high street was closed after a fire broke out at a beauty salon this evening.

Christchurch nurse given £6,400 for research into blood cancers

Bournemouth Echo: GRANT:

5:00pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

A DORSET nurse has been awarded a £6,400 grant to explore healthcare overseas to improve survival rates for blood and lymphatic cancers in the UK.

BBC3's Invasion of the Job Snatchers - a true reflection of historic Christchurch?

Bournemouth Echo: Filming for the new BBC3 series

12:00pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

So, it’s created a bit of a stir. BBC3’s Invasion of the Job Snatchers, filmed in Christchurch last year, hasn’t gone down too well with the residents of the ancient borough, who have been portrayed, as, well, a bit ancient.

Highcliffe Castle moves step closer to £2.9million funding for restoration

Bournemouth Echo: Highcliffe Castle

1:34pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Historic Highcliffe Castle is set to win conservation funding of nearly £3m.

Celebrations as threatened bus service saved

Bournemouth Echo: MPORTANT: The 21 service was vital to some residents

1:00pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A CHRISTCHURCH councillor is celebrating after a campaign to keep an “important” bus service was successful.

VIDEO: ‘Job Snatchers’ TV show filmed in Christchurch to debut tonight

Bournemouth Echo: Filming for the new BBC3 series

12:00pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A NEW television show featuring youngsters on work experience in Christchurch last year will debut today.

“I think I’m morally sound” – Christchurch council leader defends decision to use casting vote to keep position

Bournemouth Echo: SPEAKING UP: Cllr Ray Nottage during his interview with the Daily Echo

5:40am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

THE under-fire leader of Christchurch council has admitted there is ‘work to be done’ following a controversial leadership challenge.

Vet 'took own life' at New Forest beauty spot

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

10:49am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A well known vet took his own life at a secluded New Forest beauty spot.

Critically injured man still unconscious in hospital after alleged hit and run

Bournemouth Echo: Man found unconscious following 'hit and run' in Christchurch

5:44pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

A CRITICALLY injured man remains unconscious in hospital following an alleged hit and run in Christchurch.

Tribute event in memory of popular Twynham School staff member

Bournemouth Echo: TRIBUTE: Ann James

4:00pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

A CHARITY event is taking place at a Christchurch school in memory of a popular member of the support staff who dedicated years of service.

£1 for two hours parking charge launched today in Christchurch

Bournemouth Echo: NEW CHARGE: Wick Lane car park

2:00pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

CHANGES to parking charges in Christchurch town centre will be introduced from today.

New drop-in volunteer centre launched in Christchurch

Bournemouth Echo: SHINY: Yellow Buses has taken delivery of 10 new buses worth around £1m

11:00am Tuesday 1st April 2014

A NEW drop-in volunteer centre has been opened in Christchurch.

IN THE DOCK: Christchurch

Bournemouth Echo: IN THE DOCK: Bournemouth

10:28am Monday 31st March 2014

CHRISTCHURCH KEVIN MICHAEL FUGATT aged 29 of HIllary Road, Christchurch. Pleaded not guilty but found guily of assaulting a woman by beating. Committed to prison for 12 weeks. Restraining order made forbidding defendant from contacting victim or entering an area in Christchurch GEORGE STANLEY SMITH age 23 of Avon View Road Christchurch. Admitted criminal damage to a window, value unknown belonging to Spectrum Housing Group. Conditional discharge of 12 months. To pay compensation of £40. To pay victim surcharge of £15. Costs £85.

No running water or electricity - but tiny beach hut goes on the market for £150k!

Bournemouth Echo: No running water or electricity - but tiny beach hut goes on the market for £150k!

3:15pm Friday 28th March 2014

A TINY beach hut in Mudeford with no running water or mains electricity has been put on the market - for a whopping £150,000.

HOME SWEET HOME: Development includes 17 affordable properties

Bournemouth Echo: DEVELOPMENT: New housing in Christchurch

4:00pm Friday 28th March 2014

A NEW development to help tackle the shortage of affordable housing has been opened in Christchurch.

VIDEO: Christchurch youngsters race around replica London landmarks for mini-marathon

Bournemouth Echo: MARATHON: Year one pupils at Christchurch Infant School

3:00pm Friday 28th March 2014

IT MIGHT be a marathon on a small scale – but that’s about right for these little runners.

Meet the Christchurch poker ace who's taking on Las Vegas

Bournemouth Echo: John Attwater

11:13am Friday 28th March 2014

A CHRISTCHURCH pub poker player has won a place on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Las Vegas.

Controversial Christchurch council leader’s credibility “washed out” after leadership challenge

Bournemouth Echo: 'NOT WEAKENED': Cllr Ray Nottage

5:20am Thursday 27th March 2014

THE credibility of controversial Christchurch council leader Ray Nottage has been “washed out” after a contentious leadership challenge.

Calls made for more 30mph signs on busy Christchurch road after crash

Bournemouth Echo: COLLISION:  Emergency services at the scene of a crash at Barrack Road in Christchurch

12:00pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

CALLS for more signs to remind drivers of the speed limit on a busy Christchurch road have been made following a recent crash.

Plans to demolish ‘asbestos-riddled’ factory in Christchurch could be refused

Bournemouth Echo: Plans to demolish ‘asbestos-riddled’ factory in Christchurch could be refused

4:00pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

PLANS to demolish an ‘asbestos-riddled’ factory to make way for 11 new homes in Christchurch could be set for refusal.

'Lost' piece of music composed by CPE Bach to be performed by BSO at Good Friday concert in Christchurch Priory

Bournemouth Echo: CONDUCTOR: The BSO’s Kirill Karabits

3:00pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

A PERFORMANCE of a long-thought lost piece of music will take place at Christchurch Priory on Good Friday.

Ancient woodland once destined to become mountain bike park gets spruce up after series of improvements

Bournemouth Echo: HELP: From left, Andrew Elis, the Mayor of Christchurch, Cllr John Lofts and Cllr Myra Mawbey

1:00pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

A RANGE of improvements have helped to spruce up a Highcliffe nature reserve once destined to be a mountain bike park.

Christchurch schoolgirl speaks to MPs about living with diabetes at Houses of Parliament

Bournemouth Echo: DEBATE: MP Christopher Chope with Sarah Warren, 13

5:00pm Monday 24th March 2014

A CHRISTCHURCH schoolgirl spoke to MPs at Westminster about living with diabetes during a special Houses of Parliament event.

Work to create controversial £140k cycle lane begins in Somerford

Bournemouth Echo: WORKS: Somerford Road, where the new cycle path will be built

4:00pm Monday 24th March 2014

WORK to create a new cycle path in Somerford, as part of the Three Towns Travel scheme, will begin today and continue for nearly two months.

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