VIDEO: Man found guilty of murdering teenager Linda Lietaviete on Horseshoe Common

Bournemouth Echo: Book of condolence for teenager Linda Lietaviete

5:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

A MAN who knifed a Bournemouth teenager in the heart before attempting to bury her body under a pile of leaves has been found guilty of murder.

13 illegal immigrants discovered in the back of a lorry

Bournemouth Echo:

5:00am Friday 31st October 2014

A POLISH woman has appeared in court charged with concealing 13 illegal immigrants in the back of a lorry.

UPDATE: Both lanes re-opened on the A31 near Ringwood and long delays after crash

Bournemouth Echo: Traffic jam on the A3 near Kingston

4:30pm Friday 31st October 2014

A CRASH caused traffic misery on the A31 near Ringwood this afternoon.

Halloween encourages children to dress up as creatures more evil than Nazis, says minister

Bournemouth Echo:

8:42am Friday 31st October 2014

A MINISTER has sparked a debate over Halloween events he says encourage children to dress up as creatures that represent ‘far greater evil’ than Nazis and terrorists.

A31 Poulner Hill partially blocked after car hits plastic sheeting at Picket Post

Bournemouth Echo: Hampshire Police are investigating

9:48pm Friday 31st October 2014

THE A31 Poulner Hill westbound is partially blocked due to an accident.

UPDATE: Herbert Avenue in Poole closed following three vehicle crash

Bournemouth Echo:

7:10pm Friday 31st October 2014

A ROAD in Poole has been closed this evening following a three vehicle crash.

VIDEO: 'The Witch of the East Cliff' takes a ride on the zip wire for Halloween

Bournemouth Echo:

6:01pm Friday 31st October 2014

A WICKED witch complete with broomstick and pointy hat could be seen flying over Bournemouth’s Halloween skies.

‘No assurance’ school meals service will improve after half term, say Chartwells

Bournemouth Echo:

5:20am Friday 31st October 2014

THE catering company behind Dorset’s £3.5m school meals contract fiasco has refused to give any assurances that its service will improve after half term.

Top halloween pumpkins

Bournemouth Echo:

8:21pm Friday 31st October 2014

READER Emma Murfitt sent in this photo of her excellent Halloween pumpkins. She says it took her seven and a half hours to create these cartoon-face masterpieces.

Fault with Twin Sails Bridge investigated after leaves get stuck

Bournemouth Echo: “Simple and elegant” – Poole’s Twin Sails Bridge wins architectural award

5:25pm Friday 31st October 2014

ROAD-users reported problems with lifting of the Twin Sails Bridge in Poole this afternoon.

Firefighters in Dorset set to join four-day strike from tonight

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

2:58pm Friday 31st October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS across Dorset are set to join four days of strike action from 6pm tonight.

‘Tragic’ life of woman who died after choking on a sausage heard at inquest

Bournemouth Echo:

5:40am Friday 31st October 2014

A woman choked to death on a sausage after a life which “read like a tragedy”, an inquest heard.

Crew members rescued after fire breaks out on motor cruiser

Bournemouth Echo:

6:21pm Friday 31st October 2014

THREE people were rescued from their motor cruiser today after a blaze broke out on board.

'Arson' behind blaze that completely destroyed car in Boscombe

Bournemouth Echo:

9:30am Friday 31st October 2014

A FIRE that destroyed a car in Boscombe last night is believed to have been started deliberately.

VIDEO: Welcome to the house of horrors - family home is transformed for Halloween

Bournemouth Echo:

6:00am Friday 31st October 2014

THIS house of horrors is sure to send shivers down a few spines on Halloween night.

Car lands on its side after collision near Lulworth

Bournemouth Echo: CONFIDENT: Dorset Fire and Rescue Service

6:51pm Friday 31st October 2014

EMERGENCY services were called to a two vehicle collision near Lulworth this afternoon.

Two charged with slavery offences appear in court

Bournemouth Echo: Martin Craig Phillips is standing trial at Dorchester Crown Court

5:57pm Friday 31st October 2014

TWO people charged with slavery offences have appeared at Dorchester Crown Court.

Comedian John Bishop visits Castlepoint ahead of BIC show

Bournemouth Echo:

4:33pm Friday 31st October 2014

COMEDIAN John Bishop visited Castlepoint Shopping Centre ahead of his show at the BIC tonight.

My battle with Terry the tumour: man who was diagnosed with cancer after being knocked off bike

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

A WIMBORNE man diagnosed with a brain tumour after being knocked from a bike has welcomed the launch of a major new research centre.

Students to take on sponsored walk and wheelchair push to help aid charities

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

KIND-hearted students and staff from Montacute School in Poole are set to complete a sponsored walk and wheelchair push for two charities.

Family's "lucky escape" after e-cigarette charger starts fire

Bournemouth Echo:

2:20pm Friday 31st October 2014

A MUM-OF-THREE from Poole has told of her lucky escape after an e-cigarette charger started a fire in her home in the early hours.

Lifelong Cherries fan sees club make history on 90th birthday

Bournemouth Echo:

2:55pm Friday 31st October 2014

FOR any Cherries fan this week’s historic League Cup victory was a special day, but for one lifelong supporter the match marked a milestone of his own.

What a treat: it's the warmest Halloween on record

Bournemouth Echo: Pumpkin Patch (12041696)

1:37pm Friday 31st October 2014

Britain has experienced its warmest Halloween on record.

Sam loses her locks to help make a wig for a child in need

Bournemouth Echo:

1:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

A YOUNG woman who had her long hair cut off has donated her tresses to a children’s charity.

Summer Reading Challenge hailed a success after 2,600 youngsters take part

Bournemouth Echo:

1:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

AN amazingly successful Summer Reading Challenge set by Poole Libraries saw 2,600 youngsters take part during their holidays.

New look Post Office re-opens after revamp

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

A CHRISTCHURCH Post Office and shop has been reopened after a complete refurbishment.

In the dock: 6 people who have appeared in court from Ferndown

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Magistrates' Court

12:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

A round up of cases at Bournemouth Magistrates Court”

Changing face of Poole Harbour revealed in new photo exhibition, thanks to residents

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

THE ever changing face of Poole’s unique harbour is revealed in a photographic exhibition of 50 images.

In the dock: 3 people who have appeared in court from Poole

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Magistrates' Court

12:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

A round up of cases at Bournemouth Magistrates Court”

In The Dock: Christchurch

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Magistrates' Court

12:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

A round up of cases at Bournemouth Magistrates Court

In the dock: 11 people who have appeared in court from Bournemouth

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Magistrates' Court

12:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

A round up of cases at Bournemouth Magistrates Court

Grey Phalarope spotted during rare inland sighting in Purbeck

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Friday 31st October 2014

RARE inland sighting of an arctic breeding wading bird has been recorded on a newly created pond at a Purbeck reserve.

LV= sees £100m rise in life business sales on year

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Friday 31st October 2014

MUTUAL insurance, retirement and investment group LV=, which has its head office at County Gates on the Poole and Bournemouth border, has reported an increase in sales.

Bournemouth 'one of the priciest places in Britain' to buy property

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Pier

8:23am Friday 31st October 2014

BOURNEMOUTH is one of the least affordable places to buy property in Britain, according to a new report calling for urgent action to tackle the country’s housing crisis.

5 places to go ghost hunting in Dorset this Halloween

Bournemouth Echo:

7:00am Friday 31st October 2014

If it’s spooky goings-on you’re after this Halloween, you needn’t travel far.

‘Be aware of cyber crime’ – plea after thousands hit by Peter Pan virus

Bournemouth Echo:

6:40am Friday 31st October 2014

A CYBER security expert from Bournemouth University is urging Dorset residents to protect themselves from online crime.

Sex crimes in Dorset up by 10 per cent, latest figures reveal

Bournemouth Echo:

6:20am Friday 31st October 2014

SEXUAL offences recorded in Dorset have increased by 10 per cent in the last year.

Man in his 20s found hanged outside block of flats in the middle of the night

Bournemouth Echo:

5:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE body of a young man was found hanging outside a residential building in the middle of the night.

Man accused of murdering teenager Linda Lietaviete breaks down in the dock

Bournemouth Echo: 25-year-old Alvin Jay Santos has been charged with the murder of Linda Lietaviete

8:53am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE man accused of murdering a Bournemouth teenager sobbed in the dock as he described seeing her body on the ground.

"You can walk with Sarah now" - Crime Commissioner pays tribute to father of murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne

Bournemouth Echo: Michael Payne arriving at Maidstone Crown Court for sentencing after he admitted glassing his brother

10:54am Thursday 30th October 2014

DORSET’S Police and Crime Commissioner has paid tribute to the father of eight-year-old murder victim Sarah Payne following his death at the age of 45.

Mystery over death of elderly woman who drowned in garden pond

Bournemouth Echo:

5:20am Thursday 30th October 2014

An 88-year-old woman drowned in a shallow garden pond after going into the garden in her nightdress, a coroner has been told.

Traffic chaos on A31 after two breakdowns block both east- and westbound carriageways

Bournemouth Echo: A Hampshire Constabulary helmet

6:07pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THERE is traffic chaos on the A31 near Ringwood tonight after two vehicles broke down.

‘Put up or shut up’ – leader’s message to councillor after legality of budget and council tax questioned

Bournemouth Echo:

6:20am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE leader of Bournemouth Borough Council has said it is time for an opposition councillor ‘to put up or shut up’ after he questioned the legality of the authority’s budget and council tax.

Councillors “kept in the dark” over plans to transform Christchurch town centre

Bournemouth Echo:

5:20am Thursday 30th October 2014

Concerns that Christchurch councillors are being “kept in the dark” led to questions over the decision-making process behind the borough’s new town centre strategy.

Statue dubbed the "Robotic Angel of the North" to be installed on clifftop

Bournemouth Echo:

5:17pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL two-metre cast-iron statue dubbed “the robotic Angel of the North” will be temporarily installed at an iconic cliff-top in Dorset.

Nine charged following fraud and money laundering investigation in Dorset

Bournemouth Echo: CONCERNED: Margaret Morrissey

6:42pm Thursday 30th October 2014

NINE people have appeared in court charged in connection with fraud and money laundering scams in London and Dorset.

£269k nurseries boost to help give disadvantaged youngsters a fair start

Bournemouth Echo:

4:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A CASH injection of £269,991 is set to aid nurseries, childminders and other early years providers in Poole and Dorset help three and four-year-olds from disadvantaged families.

AFC Bournemouth players and Cherry Bear join pupils for litter pick

Bournemouth Echo:

4:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

PRIMARY school children are helping kick litter into touch in their local community.

Etsy Christmas pop-up shop on its way to Wimborne

Bournemouth Echo: WESTCOMBE PARK CHRISTMAS SHOPPING EVENT

3:30pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A new handmade and vintage fair is being held in Wimborne to bring together individual crafts and unique gifts.

Health data could be used by council when considering pub license applications

Bournemouth Echo: Bradford hospital admissions over alcohol abuse more than double in a decade

3:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

PUBLIC health data could be used in considering licensing applications in the future after a change in the law.








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