Breaking news Firefighters tackle heath fire at St Catherine's Hill
Breaking news Firefighters called to heath fire at East Stoke
We've had reports of smoke at the Avon Causeway
A lot of smoke visible over the river stour. @Bournemouthecho http://t.co/b3r5jF5tXf— @CorinDailyEcho 31 March 2015
@Bournemouthecho commodore clipper arriving in Poole http://t.co/LfcaWt6oIR— @poolecoastguard 31 March 2015
We have some more details about which wards are closed at Poole Hospital due to the norovirus outbreak in our story here
Here's a bit more information on that toppled tree.
Rob Allardyce, business support manager for parks at Bournemouth Borough Council, said: “As a result of the strong winds a mature Scots Pine has fractured half way up the main stem and fallen near the entrance to Pine Walk by the Visitor Information Centre.
"The site has been made safe and the fallen tree will be cleared as quickly as possible.”
A 60ft tree has come down on Westover Road. The pine tree, which has broken in the middle, has been cordoned off. The parks team were called around half an hour ago.
Three wards at Poole Hospital have been closed to new patients in a bid to stop the spread of norovirus.
The steps at Durdle Door have been fully re-opened, three years after they crumbled away.
If you use the Sandbanks Ferry, you'll need to carry some extra change from tomorrow as ticket prices are going up.
An overturned vehicle on Fernside Road is being recovered after a three vehicle crash earlier
Probably a day to stay ashore today http://t.co/YElqbavbgU— @Lyonsphotos_uk 31 March 2015
The A35 Fernside Road is closed this morning in both directions between the Pound Lane junction and the Wimborne Road junction after a vehicle overturned. Here's what we know so far.
There are reports Fernside Road in Poole is closed due to an overturned vehicle. More details to follow.
Again, a bit further out, but this may affect some of you
The B3165 between Lyme Regis and Raymond's Hill is closed. Bus route X31 is on diversion via Holmbush Car park, Lyme Regis, A3052 and A35.— @TravelDorset 31 March 2015
Despite the strong winds, there are no reports of any major disruption on the roads or public transport in our County area at this time.— @TravelDorset 31 March 2015
Update on Wightlink services - the Lymington to Yarmouth route appears to be back to normal
DIY company B&Q is to close 60 stores nationally - the equivalent of roughly one in six - as it battles slow sales, it has been announced this morning.
There are a number of B&Q stores in the area, including at Castlepoint shopping centre, Fleetsbridge in Poole, Orchid Way in Christchurch and Jubilee Close in Weymouth.
Wightlink's Lymington to Yarmouth car ferry is running with 'significant delays' today because of the high winds.
Trains between Salisbury and #Romsey are currently suspended due to a tree blocking the line.— @SW_Trains 31 March 2015
Gusting nearly 50mph on the roof, strongest storm of the winter.— @Jim_AFCB 31 March 2015
If you're travelling with Condor Ferries today, be warned - the company has advised that there could be changes between Poole, the Channel Islands and Portsmouth today.
There may be longer journey times and revised ports of call.
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