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Police called to Matchams Lane crash

UPDATE: Hurn Road closed and long delays due to crash

Roy Catchpole

Lager-drinking cleric groped pensioner in her home, court told

WORLD STAR: Darcy Ward

Darcy Ward in emotional address to speedway fans at benefit meeting

Picture tweeted by PC Roan Doyle

Driver escapes injury after crash sparks car blaze

"Jenny Garbis: that’s going to be a global name." Meet BU graduate bidding to be next Apprentice

"Jenny Garbis: that’s going to be a global name." Meet BU graduate bidding to be next Apprentice

Cyclist left with 'serious' injuries after collision with car near Horseshoe Common

UPDATE: An accident waiting to happen? Cyclist seriously injured after crash at "shared space"

Wick Lane has re-opened three days ahead of schedule

UPDATE: Wick Lane re-opens three days ahead of schedule

Complaints about Dorset Police up 16%

UPDATE: Complaints about Dorset Police up 16%

Security block French caravans from Cotlands car park

Security block French caravans from Cotlands car park

Hundreds expected for Kimberley's funeral

Hundreds expected for Kimberley's funeral

Solicitors warn of 'inequality' if Bournemouth Magistrates' Court closure plans go ahead

Justice should not be about who can pay: court closures will hit poorest hard, say solicitors

Ten things we'd like to say about Bournemouth-based reality show Close to the Edge

Ten things we'd like to say about Bournemouth-based reality show Close to the Edge

Young street dancers from Beat Company perform a flashmob in Bournemouth Square in aid of Asthma UK..

Street dancers wow crowd with fundraising flash mob

Cllr John Beesley, Bournemouth Council leader, Cllr  Janet Walton, leader of Poole Council, Cllr Ian Monks, leader of East Dorset District Council and Cllr Ray Nottage, leader of Christchurch Council  at a photocall on Branksome beach

Plans to let councils keep business rates welcomed by local leaders

Frustrated traders on New Road at Parley Cross standing outside the parade of businesses.

Traders furious at council's warning to "steer clear" of Parley Cross



TELEVISION TIME: Cherries manager Eddie Howe

AFC Bournemouth: Kick-off times against Chelsea and Manchester United pushed back

AFC Bournemouth: Watford charged over penalty appeals

AFC Bournemouth: Watford charged over penalty appeals

GALLERY: World's top riders and fans turn out to support Darcy Ward

GALLERY: World's top riders and fans turn out to support Darcy Ward

INJURED: Adam Costello

Breaking Non-league: Wimborne defender Costello could be sidelined for three months

CUP QUEST: Brock striker Scott Joyce

FA Cup: Excitement builds for Brockenhurst's big day

WARY: Lakeside champion Scott Mitchell

Darts: Mitchell handed date with Bald Eagle at Winmau World Masters

SCRAP: Poppies boss Ken Vaughan

Non-league: Tense scraps on the cards in Wessex Premier

SUPPORT: Pirates boss Neil Middleditch hopes fans will turn out in force for Darcy Ward's benefit meeting

Poole Pirates boss Neil Middleditch: I'd give up all seven Elite League titles to see Darcy Ward on a bike again

ELATION: Glenn Murray, right, celebrates his goal against Watford with Joshua King, left, and Andrew Surman

AFC Bournemouth: Good signs for Murray and King partnership says Howe

WING WIZARD: Scotland international Matt Ritchie

AFC Bournemouth internationals: Ritchie seeks greater impact for Scotland

OUT: Tokelo Rantie

AFC Bournemouth: Rantie and Atsu miss international duty through injury

BOSS: Tom Killick

(UPDATED) Non-league: Holmes set for Wimborne return - Preston to Poole rumours gather pace

WINNER: Alan Connell rifles home from the penalty spot (Pic: Andy Orman)

Poole Town: Lapse made life tough against Paulton says relieved boss Killick

TARGET? Wayne Crutcher

Non-league: Wimborne Town refocus centre-half search with Wayne Crutcher deal unlikely

National Sport

Chelsea and Arsenal players clashed in their meeting at Stamford Bridge last month.

Chelsea and Arsenal both fined by FA following stormy Stamford Bridge encounter

Steven Finn still has a chance of figuring in the first Test against Pakistan

England's Steven Finn expects to be overlooked for first Test against Pakistan

Football Association chairman Greg Dyke will give evidence to MPs on the FA's backing for Michel Platini at a parliamentary hearing in two weeks' time.

Greg Dyke to give evidence at parliamentary hearing

Harlequins boss Conor O'Shea has backed Chris Robshaw, pictured, to retain the England captaincy

Conor O'Shea stands by his man Chris Robshaw to carry on as England skipper


Live News

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  • 6:24pm

    An elderly woman has been taken to the Royal Bournemouth Hospital with a foot injury following a two-vehicle collision on Whitefield Road, New Milton, shortly after 4pm.

  • 6:06pm

    Wick Lane in Christchurch has now been re-opened, Travel Dorset have said. 

  • 6:00pm

  • 4:49pm

    From the traffic feed: Osborne Road both ways blocked due to accident, a single vehicle involved at B3058 Station Road / Whitefield Road. Note change of location. The police confirm traffic is now able to pass the scene on Station Road.

  • 4:47pm

    Dorset County Council have said Wick Lane is to re-open shortly -  three days ahead of schedule - following works on the new building development on the road.

  • 3:56pm


  • 1:30pm

    Police have re-opened Charminster Avenue at its junctions with Sutton Road, Gresham Road and Charminster Road following the serious collision this morning. 

  • 11:14am

    Police have said the woman and child involved in the collision on Charminster Avenue this morning have suffered "potentially life-threatening injuries" after a car mounted the pavement. A man has been arrested. Read more by clicking here

    Bournemouth Echo:


  • 10:38am

    A woman and a boy have suffered "serious injuries" in a collision on Charminster Avenue. Read more here

    Bournemouth Echo:

  • 8:48am

  • 8:37am

  • 8:24am

    The closure of Matchams Lane is naturally having an impact on traffic on the A338 and on the A31. Updated story here

    Bournemouth Echo:


  • 7:57am

    RE the Matchams Lane crash, the road is closed at the junction with Boundary Lane after a crash between a van and car.

  • 7:49am

  • 7:49am

    Spur Road southbound is slow this morning. Stop, start traffic. Journey times are around 21 minutes. 

  • 7:31am

    Police have been called to a two-vehicle crash on Matchams Lane this morning. The road is blocked around 25 yards north of the ski centre.

    We'll give you more information as we get it.

  • 7:19am

  • 7:10am

    A driver escaped injury after a crash led to his vehicle catching fire near Swanage this morning.

  • 7:06am

    Some good news for motorists this morning...

  • 6:50am

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