Hunt for masked intruders who held gun to teenager's head and sprayed acid in eye during burglary

Bournemouth Echo:

3:20pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A TERRIFIED teenager had a gun held to his head and acid sprayed in his eye when a gang of masked men burst into his home.

'I was stressed and had been drinking too much' - soldier apologises after smashing shop window with ladder

Bournemouth Echo:

5:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A SOLIDER who avoided prosecution after a frenzied attack on a central Bournemouth business has apologised.

Meet Mike, the mechanic who’s worked at the same garage for 50 years – and he’s only taken one week off sick

Bournemouth Echo:

6:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A DEDICATED mechanic is celebrating 50 years of working at the same Bournemouth garage – having only taken one week off sick during that time.

Fire exits blocked and straw bales next to generator: care home provider fined £13k after putting lives at risk

Bournemouth Echo:

5:20am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A CARE home provider has been fined £13,000 for breaching fire safety regulations and putting residents’ lives at risk.

Police presence in Pokesdown was to disperse football fans

Bournemouth Echo: More demand on police officers.

10:38am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A heavy police presence in Pokesdown last night was in repsonse to fans leaving the Cherries v Reading match, the force said.

Sandbanks Ferry to be taken out of service for up to six weeks

Bournemouth Echo: Sandbanks Ferry operating as normal

9:40am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE Sandbanks Ferry will be out of action for several weeks next month while a planned refit is carried out.

Radiographers strike for first time in 30 years

Bournemouth Echo:

10:35am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

RADIOGRAPHERS at Poole Hospital have gone on strike for the first time in more than three decades.

Police appeal for help to find missing 66-year-old woman

Bournemouth Echo:

7:40am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

POLICE say they are ‘increasingly concerned’ for the welfare of a missing Dorchester woman.

Falklands War hero Simon Weston tells how he turned life around after attack

Bournemouth Echo:

6:20am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FALKLANDS War veteran Simon Weston captivated the audience when he appeared as motivational speaker at the Rotary District Conference at the BIC.

Tide times for Dorset and Lymington

Bournemouth Echo:

9:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Tide times for Bournemouth, Christchurch, Lymington, Poole, Swanage and Wareham for October 23

VIDEO: Thug smashed shop window 19 times with a ladder - but can't be prosecuted after police “misunderstanding”

Bournemouth Echo:

5:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A THUG who smashed a ladder 19 times into the window of a central Bournemouth letting agency escaped prosecution following a police “misunderstanding”.

Two vehicle crash closed the A348 Ringwood Road both ways

Bournemouth Echo: File photo

5:45pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

THERE were long traffic queues after a crash resulted in a major road being closed in Ferndown this afternoon.

Man seen riding disability scooter around St Paul's roundabout and along Wessex Way

Bournemouth Echo:

3:32pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

MOTORISTS were shocked to see a man on a disability scooter travelling on the Wessex Way earlier today.

Hurricane Gonzalo: Gusts up to 80mph forecast as weather warning for severe gales extended to Dorset

Bournemouth Echo:

10:11am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A WEATHER warning for severe gales has been extended to Dorset as Britain is battered by the end of Hurricane Gonzalo.

VIDEO: Meet the newborn who makes an incredible FIFTH generation of one family

Bournemouth Echo:

5:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A BEAUTIFUL baby boy born in Poole has become the fifth living generation of the same family.

Man "stabbed 16-year-old student in Horseshoe Common", murder trial told

Bournemouth Echo: Book of condolence for teenager Linda Lietaviete

1:46pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE trial of a man accused of the murder of 16-year-old Linda Lietaviete began in Winchester Crown Court today.

Christchurch councillors criticise developer over felling of Druitt Gardens trees

Bournemouth Echo:

9:11pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

CHRISTCHURCH councillors resolved to “express concerns” over the actions of developer Renaissance Retirement following the felling of protected trees in Druitt Gardens.

"Lessons to be learned" over case into son's killing of ex-BBC journalist

Bournemouth Echo: Former BBC presenter Winton Cooper

4:08pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A DAMNING report into the case of a BBC journalist beaten to death by his son at their Dorset home has revealed there are “many lessons to be learned”.

Two men in court over alleged assault at Christchurch Railway Station

Bournemouth Echo:

8:50am Tuesday 21st October 2014

TWO men have appeared in court over an incident at Christchurch Railway Station on Saturday evening.

Second chance for driver who led police on 80mph chase in stolen BMW

Bournemouth Echo:

6:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A THIEF who stole a BMW from its owner’s driveway before leading police on an 80 mile per hour chase through residential roads has been given a second chance by a judge.

Bonfire Night and firework displays: see what's happening across Dorset and the New Forest

Bournemouth Echo: Fireworks at Stanpit Recreation Ground on Saturday November 2

12:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

BONFIRE night is just around the corner and there’s a host of events taking place right across Dorset and the New Forest to light up your nights.

Ban dogs from beach for longer – dad’s plea after animal urinates on young son’s leg

Bournemouth Echo:

7:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A CONCERNED dad who claims Friar’s Cliff beach has become “a dog toilet” has called on Christchurch council to consider extending dog restrictions.

Pensioner: Tesco’s dodgy diesel wrecked my car two days after I bought it – as I was on my way to funeral

Bournemouth Echo:

6:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A BOURNEMOUTH pensioner says his life turned into a living “nightmare” after his new car broke down on the way to a funeral having been pumped full of dodgy diesel from Tesco.

Emergency road closure to repair bad water leak in Swanage tonight

Bournemouth Echo:

12:30pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A road in Swanage will be closed tonight to repair a bad water leak.

Up for auction: Mercedes that hasn’t been on the road for 36 years set to fetch £90k

Bournemouth Echo:

6:03pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A SHOWROOM condition 1962 Mercedes that has not been on the road for 36 years will be the star of a Poole auction.

Bournemouth Air Festival’s Artist in Residence set to ‘WOW’ public with Red Arrows piece

Bournemouth Echo:

4:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

BOURNEMOUTH Air Festival’s first Artist in Residence has presented his stunning painting to Mayor of Bournemouth Cllr Chris Mayne.

Young chef at Chewton Glen hotel graduates after elite three year course

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A commis chef from the Chewton Glen hotel in New Milton was among 18 outstanding young students graduating from an elite course.

Fossil hunter Steve awarded MBE by the Queen

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

KIMMERIDGE fossil expert Steve Etches has been presented with his MBE at Windsor Castle by the Queen.

Emergency services called to help free man after leg gets trapped under digger

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

2:24pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A MAN has suffered a suspected fracture after a digger fell and trapped his leg in Lytchett Matravers.

Road blocked after van ends up on its side

Bournemouth Echo:

2:09pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A ROAD in the Holt Heath area was blocked after a van overturned this morning.

Bournemouth BID celebrates “fantastic results” over last 12 months

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

THE body set up to boost business in Bournemouth’s coastal suburbs says it has achieved ‘fantastic results’ in the last 12 months.

Dorset’s first wheelchair rugby club given £200 boost thanks to Carbon Stoppers appeal

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

THE first wheelchair rugby club in Dorset is £200 better off thanks to the Carbon Stoppers appeal.

A new look in just one-day: War Memorial Hall given a facelift to mark WW1 centenary

Bournemouth Echo:

1:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

STAFF and students from Dorset Fire & Rescue Service’s (DFRS) Princes Trust programme have completed a one-day challenge to give Broadstone War Memorial Hall a facelift.

DCCI chief: Shock Sunseeker news shows us we still have some way to go before economy recovers

Bournemouth Echo:

1:46pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

LAST week we heard the very sad and somewhat surprising news that Sunseeker are about to make up to 300 Poole-based staff redundant, clearly a major blow for the local economy, writes Ian Girling, DCCI chief executive.

Bournemouth University Student lands place at prestigious Global Drucker Forum

Bournemouth Echo:

1:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A BOURNEMOUTH University student has beaten competition from across the globe to secure a place at the world’s most prestigious business management conference.

Dorset Business Awards 2014: finalists revealed after judges sort through record number of entries

Bournemouth Echo:

12:05pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

THE finalists have been chosen for the 20th annual Dorset Business Awards.

‘Winter wonderland’ set to take over Print Room restaurant in run-up to Christmas

Bournemouth Echo:

12:01pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

AN EVENTS company is taking over Bournemouth’s Print Room restaurant to create a ‘winter wonderland’ in the run-up to Christmas.

Look for volunteers with green and white umbrellas to have your say on future of West Howe estate

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

RESIDENTS in West Howe are urged to have their say over how the estate should be improved.

Delays on trains between Bournemouth and Southampton

Bournemouth Echo: STRUGGLING WITH WEATHER: A train at Bournemouth railway station

11:14am Tuesday 21st October 2014

RAIL passengers are experiencing delays on services between Bournemouth and Southampton Central this morning.

Listen to a talk on Purbeck Artists and the Great War

Bournemouth Echo:

11:10am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A TALK on the subject of Purbeck Artists and the Great War will take place on Friday, October 31.

Toy story: children given the chance to review top toys, thanks to Bournemouth businesswoman

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A GLITZY awards ceremony this week will see the nation’s favourite toys judged by the people who are rarely asked – the children.

Lifeguards issue warning to beachgoers after series of sea rescues

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

BOSCOMBE lifeguards are urging beachgoers to take care in the sea following a series of rescues over the weekend.

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

Bournemouth Echo: Oscar Pistorius

10:03am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Oscar Pistorius has been jailed for five years for shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp dead on Valentine's Day last year.

Driver taken to hospital after three-car crash in Poole

Bournemouth Echo: The victim and another man were walking along Dorset Avenue when they were both struck by a dark-coloured BMW at around 10.15pm last night.

10:03am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A DRIVER was taken to hospital after a crash in Poole earlier today.

Inquest to be opened into death of 68-year-old pedestrian who died after collision in Poole

Bournemouth Echo:

9:04am Tuesday 21st October 2014

AN inquest is expected to be opened and adjourned this week into the death of a 68-year-old man who died after being involved in a collision with a car in Poole.

Continuing cuts could cost lives say Dorset and Wilts fire chiefs

Bournemouth Echo: Chief fire officer Darran Gunter

8:24am Tuesday 21st October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS’ leaders claim a decision to merge the Dorset and Wilshire fire and rescue services is the result of continuing cuts which could cost lives.

Tide times for Dorset and Lymington

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014


Experts rehearse oil spill drill

Bournemouth Echo:

6:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A MAJOR oil spill has been simulated in Poole Harbour to test responses in dealing with an emergency.

36-pages of First Class pictures inside your Echo today!

Bournemouth Echo:

6:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Don't miss our 36-page supplement inside your Daily Echo today featuring pictures of reception class pupils around Dorset. 

UPDATE: Pedestrian dies following crash in Poole

Bournemouth Echo:

6:10am Monday 20th October 2014

A pedestrian has died after being involved in a collision with a car in Poole.

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