Road improvements to cause months of disruption

Bournemouth Echo: IMPROVEMENTS: Roadworks continue on Ashley Road in Poole

8:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

AS THE continuing improvements to a busy Poole road move on, work has started on another junction.

UPDATE: Emergency services called to Boots in Bournemouth Square after smoke device activated

Bournemouth Echo: Smoke seen billowing from Boots in Bournemouth Square

5:20pm Sunday 20th April 2014

PLUMES of smoke were seen billowing from Boots in Bournemouth Square after a security device was activated.

Zombie film-makers flushed with success

Bournemouth Echo: BEHIND YOU: Writer-star Dan Palmer, left, director Christian James and assorted zombies

5:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

A LOW-budget zombie film shot in a Dorset barn has impressed the critics and proved a success on DVD.

Schoolgirl goes on the run for charity close to her heart

Bournemouth Echo: SUPERSTAR: Olivia Taylor is taking part in the Poole Festival of Running in June

3:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

A SCHOOLGIRL from Poole town centre is the latest young person to sign up to a running challenge in Poole Park in June.

My life as a film and TV extra - meet the woman who's starred with Sir Michael Caine to Kermit

Bournemouth Echo: Film and TV extra Angie Inwards

2:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

I wonder if Angie Inwards’ new neighbours in sunny West Moors are aware they have a film star in their midst?

Get in the pink for Twilight Walk and help raise funds for new women’s health unit

Bournemouth Echo: GIRL POWER: Last year’s Twilight Walk along Bournemouth seafront

1:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

A CHARITY challenge to help raise funds for a new women’s health unit will take place for the fourth year this summer.

Warning after two chimney fires

Bournemouth Echo: CONFIDENT: Dorset Fire and Rescue Service

12:40pm Sunday 20th April 2014

DORSET Fire and Rescue Service is reminding residents to ensure their chimneys are kept clean after firefighters were called to two separate chimney fires this morning.

Freestyle motocross attempts record-breaking pier jump

Bournemouth Echo: WHEEL GOOD SHOW: A daredevil will attempt to jump over Bournemouth Pier at this year’s Wheels Festival

12:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

AMONG the thrills and spills of the first-ever Bournemouth Wheels Festival next month will be something that has never been attempted before.

Hugh Grant spotted in Christchurch

Bournemouth Echo: Hugh Grant with staff at the Masala Bay restaurant in Christchurch

11:15am Sunday 20th April 2014

Movie star Hugh Grant has been spotted in Christchurch over the Easter weekend.

Fluttering back: how last year's hot summer has helped boost butterflies

Bournemouth Echo: Small Tortoiseshell butterfly. Picture: Tim Melling

11:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

It was the best summer for seven years, but while most of us were enjoying the sunshine, there was also cause for celebration in the butterfly world.

Donate old items to help cancer care

Bournemouth Echo: APPEAL: Sharon Wiley wants more stock for Sue Ryder charity shops

11:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

STOCK is urgently needed at two Purbeck charity shops which are working to help fund cancer care across the region.

Cyclist attacks OAP after 'riding on the pavement' row, Boscombe

Bournemouth Echo: Cyclist attacks OAP after 'riding on the pavement' row, Boscombe

5:18pm Saturday 19th April 2014

AN elderly man sustained a broken hip after being attacked by a cyclist in Boscombe today.

Man appears in court charged with attempted murder

Bournemouth Echo: Police are investigating after a gun was fired into a house on the Townsend Estate.

2:42pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A BOSCOMBE man has appeared in court charged with the attempted murder of a Townsend man and several other offences.

Toddler released from banister by fire crew

Bournemouth Echo: CONFIDENT: Dorset Fire and Rescue Service

3:06pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A TODDLER who trapped his head in a banister had to be released by a fire crew in Poole this morning.

Elderly targeted by distraction burglars, Bournemouth

Bournemouth Echo: Dorset Police logo

2:07pm Saturday 19th April 2014

DETECTIVES in Bournemouth and East Dorset are issuing advice to members of the public after a number of elderly people have been targeted by distraction burglars.

Witness appeal follows fatal ferry fall

Bournemouth Echo: INVESTIGATION: The ferry Barfleur in port

5:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A WOMAN died last week after falling from a flight of stairs during a cross-channel ferry crossing.

Man charged with attempted murder following firearms incident on Townsend Estate

Bournemouth Echo: Police are investigating after a gun was fired into a house on the Townsend Estate.

9:03am Saturday 19th April 2014

A man has been charged with attempted murder following a firearms incident on the Townsend estate in Bournemouth.

Plans for new junior school in Poole

Bournemouth Echo: ON SHOW: The plans are viewed

4:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

PLANS for a new £6.8million junior school in Poole have been unveiled to the public.

Win £8,000 with Bournemouth and Poole College Art Prize

Bournemouth Echo: ART PRIZE LAUNCH: The college’s Joy Postings  and Nick Day, with artist Stuart Semple and college principal Lawrence Vincent

3:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

PEOPLE of all ages are being encouraged to get creative this Easter to be in with the chance of winning one of £8,000-worth of prizes.

Lifesavers rewarded for Lulworth Cove rescue

Bournemouth Echo: COURAGEOUS: Jack Davey and Louis Bride

2:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

BRAVE lifesavers have received awards for plucking surf ski racers to safety in rough seas and high winds.

Jobs under threat at Molly’s Den due to incorrect planning permission

Bournemouth Echo: APPLICATION: Molly’s Den warehouse

12:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A VINTAGE warehouse that generates up to 10 jobs and supplies about 225 different traders is under threat because it does not have the right planning permission.

Paddlers' non-stop ambition to help Elliot

Bournemouth Echo: UP FOR A TOUGH CHALLENGE: Teachers Brad Nash and Ed Long

11:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A PAIR of teachers, inspired by a six-year-old boy who is preparing for a life-changing operation, will be competing in a gruelling 125mile canoe race this weekend.

Organisations team up to tackle anti-social behaviour on Dorset's heathlands

Bournemouth Echo: PROTECTION:  Firefighters dampen hotspots at the scene of a heath fire on Ham Common

10:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

DORSET Police have joined forces with the Urban Heaths Partnership to crack down on crime on the county’s heathland.

MP claims Ringwood couple deserve longer jail sentence for benefit fraud

Bournemouth Echo: JAILED: Nicola and Bryan Rogers

9:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A HUSBAND-and-wife benefit cheat couple who enjoyed lavish holidays and spending sprees were lucky not to have got longer jail sentences, an MP has claimed.

Fiddler on the roof back in court

Bournemouth Echo: Danny Sherwood arrives at Bournemouth Magistrates’ Court

8:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A ROGUE trader who drove an elderly woman to a cash point to extort more than £1,000 to pay for unnecessary work has had his sentence for a previous offence reviewed.

Shocking rise in the usage of food banks

Bournemouth Echo: People queue up for food at the Richmond Hill St Andrews church soup kitchen

7:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

THERE has been a “shocking” rise in the number of people using food banks – and those helping the needy in Dorset say the situation is getting worse.

Super slimmer Emma Hann loses six stone in months

Bournemouth Echo: TRANSFORMED: Emma Hann after her inspirational weight loss

1:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

EIGHTEEN months ago, Emma Hann couldn’t walk up a flight of stairs without getting out of breath. Now she’s signed up for a cross-county race after losing six stone in weight.

Ken Dodd on why he loves Bournemouth, his love of singing and matchmaking advice

Bournemouth Echo: Ken Dodd

11:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

Master of the tickling stick Ken Dodd brings his unique comedy show to Bournemouth tonight. He tells Toby Wadey why he loves performing in the town, how singing is so important to him – and also offers matchmaking help

Paedophile petition gathering momentum

Bournemouth Echo: CAMPAIGN: Martyn Underhill

6:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

POLICE commissioners nationwide have been urged to join the campaign to stop a paedophile getting back pictures of his victim.

£70k benefits fraud: couple jailed after buying lavish holidays and Range Rover at taxpayers’ expense

Bournemouth Echo: BEHIND BARS: Nicola Rogers and husband Bryan

5:00am Friday 18th April 2014

A COUPLE who claimed years of benefits while enjoying exotic holidays and expensive cars have been jailed.

Lifeguards patrolling beaches over Easter

Bournemouth Echo: ON PATROL: The RNLI is providing lifeguard cover at beaches

5:06pm Friday 18th April 2014

LIFEGUARDS will be patrolling Dorset’s beaches over the bank holiday weekend.

Balconies collapse at block of flats – months after warning not to use them

Bournemouth Echo: DANGER: Berkley Manor at Poole Road where three balconies collapsed overnight

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

THREE balconies crashed to the ground from a block of flats in Poole yesterday.

Flat blaze drama in Bournemouth

Bournemouth Echo: Flat blaze drama in Bournemouth

5:04pm Friday 18th April 2014

Firefighters dealt with a flat blaze in Winton on Friday afternoon

Mealtime Companions sought to help vulnerable patients at Bournemouth Hospital

Bournemouth Echo: HELPING HAND: Royal Bournemouth Hospital volunteer Terry Aldridge, 72

4:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

AN APPEAL has been made for more volunteers to help vulnerable patients at mealtimes to ease pressure on nursing staff at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital.

Ringwood school to open doors for summer students

Bournemouth Echo: Ringwood school to open doors for summer students

3:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A RINGWOOD school is set to open its doors again this summer to give local and foreign students a chance to shine in the arts.

What a trooper: fundraiser turns heads dressed in 25lb Stormtrooper costume for run

Bournemouth Echo: STORMING THROUGH: Justin Arnold running in his Stormtrooper outfit through Christchurch

3:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A FUNDRAISER dressed as a Stormtrooper turned heads in Christchurch during a recent run.

Knitting for Africa – the pensioners making a difference to those in need

Bournemouth Echo: Diane Slatem, left, Janet Day from Ferndown Inner Wheel Club, Kath McHugh, Breda Keppey, June Cutner and Sylvia Johnsone

2:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A CRACK team of knitting pensioners have fashioned a set of intricately crafted blankets in aid of African people in need.

Boss of pest control firm is handed Royal Warrant honour

Bournemouth Echo: Alec McGuin, MD of Ringwood-based Rokill

1:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

THE boss of a local pest controller has been appointed national president of the Royal Warrant Holders Association.

Supafletch to name favourite pint ahead of Big Bournemouth Beer Festival

Bournemouth Echo: SUP: Ex-Cherries star Steve Fletcher

1:12pm Friday 18th April 2014

FORMER Cherries ace Steve Fletcher will pick his top pint ahead of the fifth annual Big Bournemouth Beer Festival this weekend.

Team getting on their bikes in memory of popular Poole footballer Shane Stanley who died suddenly

Bournemouth Echo: PEDAL POWER: Riders taking part in the Dorset Bike Ride

12:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A TEAM of cyclists will be taking part in this year’s British Heart Foundation Dorset Bike Ride, in memory of popular Poole Borough Football Club player Shane Stanley.

'Matriarch' Mildred is 105

Bournemouth Echo: BIG DAY: Mildred marks her 105th birthday surrounded by family and friends

12:32pm Friday 18th April 2014

A RETIRED headteacher and author from Bournemouth celebrated turning 105 surrounded by friends and family yesterday.

Meet the best young philosophers in Dorset and Hampshire

Bournemouth Echo: Meet the best young philosophers in Dorset and Hampshire

11:00am Friday 18th April 2014

ASPIRING Aristotles and pioneering Platos from Bournemouth have been crowned the best young philosophers in Dorset and Hampshire.

Operation Elliot: businessmen rally to help youngster undergo life-changing surgery

Bournemouth Echo: OPERATION ELLIOT: BC Club members with the Gower family

11:00am Friday 18th April 2014

A GROUP of businessmen have donated £3,500 to help a little boy undergo a life-changing operation.

Memorial walk to be held for Romanian who died after being found unconscious on Christchurch road

Bournemouth Echo: Dudmoor Farm Lane in Christchurch

10:37am Friday 18th April 2014

Memorial walk to be held for Gheorghe Igna, who died after being found unconscious on Christchurch road

50 years of sailing: Condor welcomes crowds aboard for popular open day on Poole Quay

Bournemouth Echo: PLAIN SAILING:  Condor chief executive James Fulford and Captain Steve Leake celebrate the 50th anniversary of the company

10:32am Friday 18th April 2014

QUEUES of residents and visitors were forming along Poole Quay as Condor Express prepared to welcome them aboard.

In The Dock: Swanage

Bournemouth Echo: In The Dock: Bournemouth

10:12am Friday 18th April 2014

DANIEL NEVILLE LEGG aged 34 of Steer Road, Swanage. Pleaded not guilty but found guilty of assaulting a woman by beating at Leigh Road, Wimborne, on 22/12/2013. Committed to prison for six weeks suspended for 12 months. To carry out unpaid work for 120 hours within the next 12 months. Restraining order made. To pay compensation of £500. To pay victim surcharge of £80. Costs £500.

In The Dock: Poole

Bournemouth Echo: In The Dock: Bournemouth

10:11am Friday 18th April 2014

DANIEL KEITH REEKS aged 23 of South Road, Poole. Admitted criminal damage to a window to the value of £444. Conditional discharge of 12 months. To pay compensation of £444. To pay victim surcharge of £15. Costs £85.

In The Dock: Blandford

Bournemouth Echo: In The Dock: Bournemouth

10:10am Friday 18th April 2014

BARRY JOHN TOSTEVIN aged 23 of Goathland, Whitby, Yorkshire. Admitted criminal damage to a Volkswagen Transporter to the value of £1,015, at Cashmoor, Blandford. Also admitted criminal damage to a fence belonging to The Inn on The Chase. Conditional discharge of 18 months. To pay victim surcharge of £15. Costs £85.

In The Dock: Christchurch

Bournemouth Echo: In The Dock: Bournemouth

10:11am Friday 18th April 2014

ROSS STEPHEN SMITH aged 28 of Stour Road, Christchurch. Admitted the theft of food and drink to the value of £5 from One Stop, Christchurch. Also admitted commission of a further offence whilst subject to order of conditional discharge for 12 months imposed on for an offence of criminal damage. Discharged conditionally for six months. To pay compensation of £5. To pay victim surcharge of £15. Costs of £45.

In The Dock: Bournemouth

Bournemouth Echo: In The Dock: Bournemouth

10:09am Friday 18th April 2014

ANTHONY JOHN BARRETT aged 48 of no fixed abode. Admitted failing to comply with a direction given by a police constable to leave the locality of Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, where his presence was likely to cause or contribute to alcohol-related crime or disorder. Also admitted failing to surrender to custody at Bournemouth Magistrates Court. Also admitted further offence while subject to a conditional discharge. Also sentenced for original offences in respect of which a conditional discharge was made in March 2014: failing to comply with a direction given by a police constable to leave the locality of Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, where his presence was likely to cause or contribute to alcohol-related crime or disorder; and being drunk and disorderly in Christchurch Road. Fined a total of £100. To pay victim surcharge of £20. Costs £85.








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