Highcliffe Phoenix Flies

Highcliffe Castle, Lord Stuart de Rothesay’s ‘fantasy’ castle in Christchurch, Dorset, is set to receive some much-needed conservation work – initial support of £2.9m, including a development grant of £233,100 was announced by the Heritage Lottery Fund today for The Phoenix Flies project. The project aims to repair and reopen a full wing of the…

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Alleged murder victim named

The dead woman found in a first floor flat along St Michael’s Road, Bournemouth has been named as 25-year-old Mashael Albasman. A Kuwaiti national, she came to the UK to study in November last year. Detectives investigating the alleged murder are renewing their appeal for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward. At just…

Chocolate Heaven

Year eight students at Ferndown Middle School have found themselves in chocolate heaven over the last two days. The 147 strong year group haven been designing and making their own chocolates and then marketing them for sale as part of a media project. Tasting of course was an important part of the process!

Leeson House – muddy but fun!

A group of Year 8 pupils from Allenbourn Middle School recently spent several days at Leeson House near Swanage, as part of a geography and history trip. Despite mud and hail, everyone had a wonderful time, and activities included visiting Swanworth Quarry and Corfe Castle, Night Orienteering and GPS Blind Drop. This was particularly competitive,…