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Poole tourism manager Graham Richardson is looking forward to the influx of visitors expected to arrive in the town across the weekend, boasting they can enjoy “Britain’s best beach” at Sandbanks as well as fun by the quayside and in the parks.

“The spell of good weather is set to continue for the next few days so anyone visiting can expect to have a lot of fun,” he added.

“We have a great range of facilities for people to enjoy. We have seen a steady increase in numbers in the past few weeks and look forward to a busy summer.”

Apparently it's raining in Christchurch 

We have some more details on the heath fire at Ham Common. Read the latest here

Bournemouth Echo: 'Take extra steps to reduce fire risks' residents asked as firefighters plan bank holiday strikes


We can confirm that there is a fire at Ham Common. We'll have some details online for you shortly. 


We're getting reports of possibly another fire in the Hamworthy direction. We're checking it out now.


We have some more information about the disruption to trains this afternoon running between Dorset and London Waterloo due to the earlier lightning strike. Read the full story here

Bournemouth Echo: More than a hundred passengers stranded on train


Traffic is building up on the A31 between West Moors/Ferndown slip way and Wimborne.

Check out our traffic feed here for more information 

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Here is the link to the story so far from the fire in Church Road, Southbourne.

More to follow from the scene.


And this was also sent in from the earlier Church Road blaze from a reader.

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An eyewitness at the fire in Church Road, Southbourne has sent us this picture of one of the five people being rescued by firefighters this afternoon.

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Stuck for something to do this weekend? Check out our guide to what's on in Dorset this weekend.

Bournemouth Echo: Pirates of Poole at Swanage Carnival

Good news for rail passengers...

In other news, the group of travellers who were at Baiter Park, have now left. But 12 caravans have turned up at Beach Road car park in Branksome.

Latest here


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