We've been sent lots of great pictures of children celebrating World Book Day. We've started a gallery and you can find all the pictures we've been sent so far here
@Bournemouthecho Harry Potter and Wenda from Where's Wally http://t.co/POBJ1dsZr0— @Saintsmadmomma 05 March 2015
@Bournemouthecho grace and Oscar as queen of hearts and er, darth vadar!! http://t.co/RWZtgaIpof— @pedrorod76 05 March 2015
@Bournemouthecho My boy dressed as superman http://t.co/2DGYLVEAor— @MarksDatGuy 05 March 2015
@Bournemouthecho Lily dressed as Hermoine for book day #harrypotter #hermoine #worldbookday http://t.co/HDJP5OqMd9— @KateLialily 05 March 2015
Smoke has been seen in the direction of Studland. A spokesperson for Dorset Fire and Rescue Service said that they are not aware of any ongoing incidents in Studland, however they have been made aware of controlled burning on Rempstone Heath nature reserve.
RT @mrs_christmas: This evening's full moon at the Jon Egging Memorial @Bournemouthecho @Dorsetecho @rafredarrows @bmthconnect #FullMoon ht…— @Dancingbear155 05 March 2015
RT @Qikdude: Our little #HighwayRat for #WorldBookDay by Axel Scheffler @Bournemouthecho http://t.co/BksCQhzHGj— @marea21 05 March 2015
In case you missed it yesterday, the RNLI has been celebrating its 191st birthday.
There are some fascinating videos from across the years here.
Traffic is reported as heavy around Parley Lane as drivers avoid the closure of the A347.
Looking for a gift for Mother's Day? There's an offer in today's Echo to save £50 on balloon flights. More offers and competitions here.
There are speed cameras out today:
RT @DorsetNoExcuse: 1 #Camera van supporting #NoExcuse team in: #Christchurch due to speed #complaints and #collisions including #A35, #Hur…— @dorsetpolice 05 March 2015
Another update for motorists on our website today, Poole's Twin Sails Bridge will be closed for maintenance later this month.
There's an important conference today at the Lighthouse in Poole about tackling sexual violence against women and girls.
Read more about it here.
It's a beautiful but crisp start to the day at Branksome Chine @Bournemouthecho http://t.co/KlgiiEY2Ds— @SallyDailyEcho 05 March 2015
Motorists are in for more disruption when work starts at Castle Lane - just as the road at Parley is also closed.
So, here are the top ten stories online this morning:
- WATCH: Video captures moment Yellow Buses driver steers wrong way down busy road
- UPDATE: Raider threatened Christchurch betting shop staff with knife before fleeing with cash
- Oxford child abuse victims taken to Bournemouth for “sex by appointment” with paedophiles, shocking report reveals
- "I just lost it. I screamed and screamed' - husband of Pennie Davis tells murder trial of finding her body
- Major search for missing person at Dorset beach
- Do you recognise this tattoo? Artist needs help to track down customer who ran off without paying
- Meet the teenager whose music will soundtrack final Hunger Games film
- Vulnerable woman “trapped” in Bradford after Dorset ran out of mental health beds
- “I’m prepared to go to prison,” says eco-warrior as taxpayers count the cost of illegal encampment
- 23-year-old killed by train “jumped from platform” inquest told
The roads and public transport are still incident-free at the moment.
Today's supplement in the Echo is The Knowledge, featuring a school report on Bishop Aldhelm's Primary:
In sport, Cherries star Callum Wilson says he wants to build fruitful relationships with every striker at the club after the team got back to winning ways against Wolves.
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Enjoy motorsport thrills at Beaulieu this Easter holiday 3rd-19th April, in celebration of Grand Prix Greats and Road, Race and Rally, two new motor racing exhibitions opening in the National Motor Museum.