All switched on

The Mayor of Christchurch pressed the switch to turn on 789 energy-efficiency LED light bulbs along 263 metres of cabling as a Mudeford care home began its Christmas festivities. Councillor John Lofts and Mayoress Margaret Wooley were guests of honour among more than 60 visitors at Colten Care’s Avon Reach residential and nursing home. The…

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Man charged with murder

A 25-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Bournemouth teenager Linda Lietaviete who was found dead in the town on 13 December. Police were called to Horseshoe Common at around 12.20am on Friday 13th following a report of an incident there. The body of the 16-year-old was discovered near the flyover. She was…

School’s Fun Fayre

Great fun was had when Hillside Community First School in Verwood held their Christmas Fayre on 13 December. Organised by the Friends of Hillside, the evening included many stalls and games, including tombolas, guessing games, cake and bottle stalls and a raffle. Children (and adults) could have their faces painted and temporary tattoos applied. Years…