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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

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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.

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And here's a lovely pic from our Flickr Group (click it for more info)

Homeward bound...

Lovely picture this from last night. The moon has been pretty spectacular all week this week.

In case you missed it yesterday, the RNLI has been celebrating its 191st birthday.

There are some fascinating videos from across the years here.

Bournemouth Echo: Helmsman Ian Rowan in command of Sunderland RNLI Inshore Lifeboat “Helen and Ian Tytler”.


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:


Another update for motorists on our website today, Poole's Twin Sails Bridge will be closed for maintenance later this month.

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There's an important conference today at the Lighthouse in Poole about tackling sexual violence against women and girls.

Read more about it here.

A nice shot of this morning's sunrise from our photographer Sally Adams:

Motorists are in for more disruption when work starts at Castle Lane - just as the road at Parley is also closed.


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:

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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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