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Police are appealing for help in tracing Stephen Brian Tims who is wanted in connection with a £25,000 theft from a pub in the New Forest. He is believed to be in the Bournemouth area. 

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Ventriloquist Keith Harris, who was famous for his act with puppet Orville the Duck, has died at the age of 67 following a battle with cancer

He visited Dorset a number of times and here he is at the opening of the Poole Hospital gala in 1985 with midiwfe Kay Brogan who was crowned Miss League of Friends.

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We've done a breakdown of the Premier League by numbers which makes for an interesting read

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We have tickets to Thorpe Park to be won! see inside today's paper for all the details on how to enter our competition

Bournemouth Echo:


Colin: "I have lived in South East Asia for nearly the last 20 years and always look for the Bournemouth result. This year on Malaysian satellite TV we have been getting games from the championship. This morning I woke at 2.30am to watch the Cherries gain promotion to the Premiership. Great season great team great club. Go Cherries Go."

Anne Matthew: "Never watch football but am immensely proud and happy for loyal Bournemouth football fans... What an accomplishment....could hear the cheering from my house...."

Nicola Storey: "Amazing atmosphere. So proud of the lads. Emotional night."



We've been inundated with messages from football fans far and wide passing on their congratulations to Bournemouth. Here are just some of them:

Roger Widdison, Sheffield: "I have spent many family holidays at Bournemouth always followed there progress I am a sheffield united supporter but always look for Bournemouth scores I wish them all the luck for premiership."

Andy Clark, Portsmouth fan: "Just wanted to send my best wishes to the cherries and their fans the world over. What an achievement. Enjoy the promised land. Best wishes."

John Whiteley, New Zealand: "I am delighted, to say the least, with the Cherries promotion. I grew up 5 minutes from the Stokewood Road swimming baths and was a Bournemouth fan. As a 15 year old I managed to watch all the home games for the FA Cup. What a year that was.  The total number of goals scored has only this season been beaten with a much better result!! The ghost of Freddie Cox must be jumping up and down."


Police are at the scene of an accident on Kinson Park Road where a driver is believed to be injured


A cyclist has been taken to hospital with leg and head injuries after a collision in Ashley Cross. 

The B3078 Wimborne to Cranborne road has been closed by police who are assisting in the recovery of a broken down vehicle which was parked in a "dangerous" spot. 
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A35 Christchurch Road, outside Pokesdown Station, is partially blocked due to accident, a pedestrian and a vehicle involved at Seabourne Road (Pokesdown Station Traffic Lights).

The accident happened just outside Pokesdown railway station - Emergency services currently at the scene.


There are queues of traffic on the A31 at Ringwood eastbound at Poulner Hill. No obvious reason yet - likely just to be the usual rush-hour traffic.


In non-football news, it's looking like a beautiful day outside, but it's still chilly - highs of only 11C today.

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