14 more motorists named and shamed in police drink driving crackdown

Bournemouth Echo: ROAD SAFETY: A police officer is among more than 60 people arrested since North Yorkshire Police launched its festive drink-driving crackdown.

5:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

14 more drink drivers faced the courts as part of Dorset Police's summer crackdown.

Police search for missing Poole man

Bournemouth Echo:

2:10pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Police are gravely concerned for the wellbeing of a man from Poole who has been missing since yesterday afternoon.

Navitus Bay will be bad for Bournemouth, council report says

Bournemouth Echo: An artist's impression of a turbine on Bournemouth beach

1:14pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

The proposed Navitus Bay off shore wind farm will have a negative impact on both the economy and environment of Bournemouth.

Parents contacted over banned Arnewood teacher who wrote explicit notes about students

Bournemouth Echo:

12:49pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

HUNDREDS of parents have been contacted by a New Forest secondary school after a former member of staff was banned from teaching over his relationship with a teenage pupil.

Hengistbury Head fire: could take 10 years for heathland to return to "decent" habitat

Bournemouth Echo:

12:38pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

IT could take up to 10 years for heathland at Hengistbury Head to return to a “decent” habitat.

Man taken to hospital after car and motorbike crash on Wessex Way

Bournemouth Echo:

9:20am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

EARLY morning traffic was delayed for 45 minutes after a motorbike collided with a broken down car on the Wessex Way this morning.

‘I didn’t intend to compare my dad to Jimmy Savile’ says son of former MP David Atkinson

Bournemouth Echo:

5:20am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE son of former Bournemouth East MP David Atkinson has said he did not intend to liken his father to Jimmy Savile.

Archie the Scottie dog to appear at Commonwealth Games tonight - and he's got his own Twitter account

Bournemouth Echo:

1:50pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A SCOTTIE dog called Archie will be one of the stars of tonight’s Commonwealth Games opening ceremony.

Summer in Bournemouth - films and music at Pier Approach, Candlelight Nights and Kids Family Fun Festival

Bournemouth Echo: BSO concerts launch new open-air arena at the former Imax site on Saturday, June 29.

2:07pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A PROGRAMME of music, dance and movies has been announced for the events space at Pier Approach.

How orchestra is helping improve quality of life for dementia sufferers

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

IT’S never too late to learn a new skill, as Margaret and Mike Stark discovered when they performed in a symphony orchestra on their 59th wedding anniversary.

Did you see "racially motivated" attack in Poole?

Bournemouth Echo: CONCERNED: Margaret Morrissey

1:26pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A 34-year-old man was kicked and punched by four men in Poole in what police are calling a racially motivated attack.

‘I don’t feel 100’ - Minnie celebrates milestone birthday with four generations of family

Bournemouth Echo:

1:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

FAMILY is what life is all about for centenarian Minnie Simmons – and she has plenty to go around.

Thunderstorms warning issued by the Met Office for Dorset

Bournemouth Echo: Pictures of flooding after heavy rain and thunderstorms hit Bournemouth and Poole

12:23pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

DON'T put your brollies away just yet - the Met Office has issued a warning for heavy rain on Thursday.

Prime Minister's support for disabled children

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE pressures of caring for severely disabled and terminally ill children were aired in the House of Commons by MP Annette Brooke, pictured below.

Small screens and big dreams: how innovative Poole TV firm became one of UK’s top brands

Bournemouth Echo:

12:10pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

POOLE’S MP joined the leader of the council to visit one of the town’s growing success stories.

In The Dock: Bournemouth

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Magistrates' Court

11:05am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

LOUISE SARAH JANE BENWELL aged 19 of Waltham Road, Caterham, Surrey. Admitted entering a train at Pokesdown Railway Station on 06/01/2014 for the purpose of travelling without a valid ticket. Fined £35. To pay compensation of £2.40. To pay victim surcharge of £20. Costs £50.

Rowing for it – gruelling 10km challenge in the heat raises £3,000 for charity

Bournemouth Echo:

10:59am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A TEAM of fundraisers could be seen frantically rowing in Bournemouth town centre as they raised £3,000 for an ailing charity.

The great broadband rollout: £37.1m scheme to provide superfast access in Dorset is hailed a success

Bournemouth Echo:

10:55am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A GOVERNMENT minister has hailed the £31.7m rollout of high-speed broadband in Dorset as a success on its first anniversary.

We’re still waiting: campaigners calling for new station lifts see Transport Minister visit postponed after reshuffle

Bournemouth Echo: MOMENTUM: Campaigners fear momentum will be lost if their meeting with a minister is postponed again

6:20am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE transport minister’s planned visit to Pokesdown Railway Station next week has been postponed due to the reshuffle.

Castlepoint owners told to expect "strict and stringent" conditions during car park rebuild

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6:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE OWNERS of Castlepoint Shopping Park have been told to expect “stringent and strict” conditions to minimize disruption to residents during the rebuild of the centre’s car park.

I nearly lost my foot in crash – now I’m warning other bikers to wear the right gear

Bournemouth Echo:

5:40am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A TEENAGER lucky not to lose his foot in a motorcycle crash has urged other bikers to heed his story and wear protective gear.

Former Bournemouth MP’s family express shock over ‘secret life’

Bournemouth Echo:

5:20am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE family of former Bournemouth East MP David Atkinson have claimed he led a secret life which included a string of affairs with men.

VIDEO: Mum lucky to be alive after faulty charger causes explosion at home

Bournemouth Echo:

9:58am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A mother is lucky to be alive after a faulty charger caused an explosion at her Ringwood home.

VIDEO: Hengistbury Head heath fire 'believed to be started deliberately'

Bournemouth Echo:

4:30pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS scrambled to Hengistbury Head this afternoon after a blaze broke out across a large section of heathland.

28-year-old man airlifted to hospital from Bernards Mead in Christchurch

Bournemouth Echo:

8:03pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

EMERGENCY services attended an incident at a field in Iford this evening.

Elderly woman suffers hip injury after being robbed by man who offered to carry shopping

Bournemouth Echo: CONCERNED: Margaret Morrissey

4:32pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

AN ELDERLY woman suffered a serious hip injury after being robbed in Springbourne by a man offering to carry her bag.

UPDATE: Old human skull left outside church - can you help police investigation?

Bournemouth Echo:

3:50pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A COUPLE in Dorset were given a shock when they discovered an old human skull outside a church in Wareham.

Jailed: homeless man who robbed elderly couple in quiet street

Bournemouth Echo:

2:09pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A HOMELESS man who callously robbed an elderly couple in the street has been jailed for four-and-a-half years.

Man arrested on suspicion of assaulting girl at Paulton’s Park released without charge

Bournemouth Echo: Paulton's Park

10:21am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A 37-YEAR-OLD Poole man arrested on suspicion of assaulting a child at Paulton’s Park has been released from custody.

QUIZ: How well do you know your area?

Bournemouth Echo: Teenager taken to hospital after falling from jetski near Bournemouth Pier

5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

How many people in Boscombe have a degree? What proportion of people in Southbourne are Christian? Take this quiz and test your knowledge of your area.

VIDEO: Bournemouth sizzles in 28C on its hottest day of the year so far

Bournemouth Echo:

4:40pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

TEMPERATURES soared to a scorching 28.6C in Dorset today with people flocking to the beach to cool off in the heat.

Food delivery van catches fire in Poole

Bournemouth Echo:

1:33pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a block of flats in Poole at lunchtime after a food delivery van caught on fire.

Council makes plan for 1,800 more school places in Bournemouth

Bournemouth Echo: NEW DEPUTY: Councillor Nicola Greene

5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

EDUCATION chiefs in Bournemouth are set to expand secondary schools to deal with ever-increasing pupil numbers.

A new cliff lift, a 4,000sq ft room and two apartment blocks: ambitious plans to replace failing Bournemouth hotels

Bournemouth Echo:

6:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

PLANS to demolish three “unviable” hotels on East Cliff and replace them with a luxury hotel and two blocks of flats have been revealed.

Council to apply for eviction order to move travellers from Baiter Park

Bournemouth Echo:

9:40am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

COUNCIL officials have started proceedings to evict travellers from Poole’s Baiter Park.

Visitors urged to get behind £2.5m lottery campaign to improve Poole Park

Bournemouth Echo:

4:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

HUNDREDS of visitors to Poole Park were encouraged to get behind a £2.5million Heritage Lottery Fund bid on Saturday.

Jabba the Hutt’s dancer and Doctor Who’s sidekick lined-up for charity event

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

ACTORS from the original Star Wars trilogy and Doctor Who will be among the stellar line-up for a charity event in Bournemouth.

Places filling up for popular Purbeck Marathon – but there’s still time to enter

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THERE is still time to enter this year’s acclaimed Purbeck Marathon, organisers say.

Feelgood factor returns to construction sector as workforce grows up to 50 per cent

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

PAY is rising in the construction sector as employers look to fill a skills gap.

Applications for new eco homes now open to Bournemouth residents

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

1:10pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Applications for the Gladstone Mews eco homes in Boscombe are now open to Bournemouth residents.

Residents party in the street to raise money for Help For Heroes

Bournemouth Echo:

1:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A dalek, Postman Pat, skittles, archery and no less than three bouncy castles were part of the fun at a fundraising event for Help for Heroes on Saturday.

Goodbye primary school, hello secondary – youngsters don cap and gowns for graduation ceremony

Bournemouth Echo:

12:37pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

STUDENTS at Queen’s Park Academy in Bournemouth tossed their mortar boards into the air as they celebrated the end of their primary school lives.

Life-size replica Optimus Prime meets youngsters in Poole

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

TRANSFORMERS fans had the ultimate thrill when Optimus Prime came to Poole on Sunday.

Is your firm leading the way in innovation?

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE Excellence in Innovation Award, sponsored by the Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Liz Lean PR, is open for entries in the 20th annual Dorset Business Awards, in association with the Daily Echo and Dorset Echo.

A larger state-of-the-art gym and extra fitness studio - £1.2m Littledown plans to go before cabinet

Bournemouth Echo: STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITY: Littledown Centre

11:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

BOURNEMOUTH Council’s proposals for a £1.2million expansion to the Littledown Centre will be put before the cabinet tomorrow.

Dorset Police making ‘good’ progress to meet savings target of £23.2m

Bournemouth Echo: CONCERNED: Margaret Morrissey

11:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

DORSET Police is on course to meet its savings target of £23.2 million by March next year.

Supplying cash to the world – meet the firm celebrating 25 years thanks to ATMs

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

IT is an invention people use daily without any thought – but one Dorset company has enjoyed 25 years of success thanks to the cash machine.

We're NOT imagining it - there really are a LOT of barrel jellyfish being washed up on Bournemouth beach

Bournemouth Echo: BARREL OF LAUGHS: Martin Frith with the barrel Jellyfish

9:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

You've sent us dozens of pictures and now a new report confirms it - an “unusual” amountof jellyfish have been spotted in Dorset this year.

Teacher banned after giving pupil alcohol, condoms and keys to his house

Bournemouth Echo:

8:06am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A HAMPSHIRE teacher has been banned from the profession after giving a teenage pupil alcohol, condoms and the key to his house.

Motorcyclist hurt in collision on Upton bypass

Bournemouth Echo: CONCERNED: Margaret Morrissey

8:01am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

RUSH hour traffic was delayed this morning when a motorbike crashed on the Upton bypass.

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