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Hordle Old Church annual service

This Sunday 24 August, St Bartholomew’s Day, sees the annual Festival Service & Picnic at the Old Churchyard adjacent to Hordle Manor Farm. The start time is 5pm with the service following at 6pm. Visitors are invited to bring a picnic … Continue reading

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Sandbanks Ferry operating

Sandbanks Ferry is operating normally today following the chain break earlier this week.

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Sandbanks Ferry out of action

Sandbanks Ferry appears to have a broken chain and is not running today. The Daily Echo has an unpdate.

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Southbourne’s Bistro on the Beach in top ten

Britain’s 20 best beach restaurants in The Times today includes Bistro on the Beach at Southbourne. “Former Claridge’s head chef Mario Lesnik is serving up dishes worthy of his alma mater on the prom in Bournemouth at this smart but … Continue reading

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‘Most people’ against Navitus wind farm

Formal registered opinions on the proposed Navitus wind farm off the Bournemouth coast indicate that the majority is opposed. Dorset green groups including Dorset Friends of the Earth are in favour of the scheme but many others are concerned about … Continue reading

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Hengistbury Head rescue

A man has been airlifted from the beach to hospital after being found at the bottom of the Hengistbury Head cliff. The circumstances are uncertain but it serves as a reminder to walkers to always stay on the path however … Continue reading

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Swanage Promenade closed

Swanage promenade was closed today Thursday 3 July following the discovery of possible grenades on a building site.

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Hengistbury Head centre is Heritage Project of the Year

The builders responsible for converting the early 19th-century barn into the Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre have won an award for the project. Herbert H Drew & Son Ltd of New Milton has been awarded Heritage Project of the Year by … Continue reading

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Gordon Selfridge exhibition at Highcliffe Castle

As we approach the First World War anniversary Highcliffe Castle is staging an  exhibition reminding us that Gordon Selfridge escaped the fear of Zeppelins by moving his family to the Castle. Soon his wife Rosalie established an emergency convalescent camp for … Continue reading

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Two go under Sandbanks Ferry

On Friday evening a small boat collided with Sandbanks Ferry with one of the two crew being swept under the chain ferry vessel. The small inflatable dinghy suffered an engine failure whilst in the path of the ferry. The person who … Continue reading

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