New plans for Winter Gardens 'substantially different'

Bournemouth Echo: ALL CHANGE: The old Winter Gardens site

6:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

NEW plans for Bournemouth’s Winter Gardens site would be substantially different from those rejected last year, a developer has claimed.

'Bureaucracy gone mad' – popular Armed Forces Day event refused cash for being held a week too early

Bournemouth Echo: EVENT: Last year’s Burton Armed Forces and Veterans Day

6:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

ORGANISERS planning to mark Armed Forces Day with a big community event have been refused funding unless they change their date.

Man charged with brick attack on ex-girlfriend’s new partner appears in court

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5:40am Thursday 24th April 2014

A TOWNSEND man charged with assaulting his ex-girlfriend’s new partner with a brick has appeared in court.

‘They saved my life’ - brothers hailed as heroes for 999 call after mum suffered seizures

Bournemouth Echo: PRAISE: Sam Henney with her sons Callum, 10, and Drew, 12

5:20am Thursday 24th April 2014

A PAIR of young brothers have been hailed as heroes after saving their mum’s life by calling 999.

Woman robbed at knifepoint in horrifying attack

Bournemouth Echo: Woman robbed at knifepoint in horrifying attack

11:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A WOMAN has been dragged off her bike and robbed at knifepoint in Bournemouth.

CCTV released after attempted armed robbery at Winton bookies

Bournemouth Echo: CCTV released after attempted armed robbery at Winton bookies

1:04pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

DETECTIVES have released an image of a man they wish to speak with following an attempted armed robbery at a bookmakers.

Cycling restrictions to be lifted in Bournemouth in bid to make town more bike-friendly

Bournemouth Echo: BIKES: Cyclists spotted riding in the pedestrian zone of Bournemouth Square

5:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

CYCLING restrictions are to be lifted in Bournemouth in the hope of making the town more bike-friendly.

Paedophile's pictures of young victim to be deleted by Dorset Police

Bournemouth Echo: Picture posed by model

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

PHOTOGRAPHS of a paedophile's young victim will be deleted from his laptop and mobile phone by police before the devices are returned to him, the Echo can reveal.

Horse rescued from ditch

Bournemouth Echo: Firefighters have asked the public to be on guard following a series of suspected arson incidents in Winsford.

10:27pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

FIREFIGHTERS used specialist equipment to rescue a distressed horse which had been trapped in a ditch at East Morden this evening.

D-Day farce: war hero's family asked to fill out 18 pages of forms to attend celebrations in Normandy

Bournemouth Echo: TRIPLICATE: D-Day veteran Ted Young with daughter Irene Richards, son-in-law Paul and the sheets of paperwork

8:14am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE family of a war hero attending the D-Day celebrations in Normandy have had to fill out 18 pages of security clearance forms.

Former private school teacher faces trial after being charged with sex offences against pupil

Bournemouth Echo: HEARING: Russell Woolwright arrives at Bournemouth Crown Court

5:20am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A FORMER teacher at one of Dorset’s most prestigious private schools faces a trial after being charged with two sex offences.

UPDATE: Raider uses 'handgun' in attempted armed robbery at betting shop in Bournemouth

Bournemouth Echo: Armed robbery at betting shop, Bournemouth

5:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

POLICE are hunting a gun-wielding raider after an attempted armed robbery in broad daylight at a bookmakers last night.

Firefighters tackle barn blaze, Corfe Mullen

Bournemouth Echo: Firefighters have asked the public to be on guard following a series of suspected arson incidents in Winsford.

9:47pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

FIREFIGHTERS have been tackling a large barn blaze at Brog Street, Corfe Mullen, tonight.

Oil spill causes delays on the A341 at Wimborne Minster

Bournemouth Echo: CONCERNED: Margaret Morrissey

4:20pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A HUGE diesel spill caused traffic problems in East Dorset this afternoon.

Running for Harrison: couple’s big challenge to help improve life for disabled son

Bournemouth Echo: CHALLENGE: Jon and Jo Dilling with Harrison

4:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A DORSET couple is putting best feet forward in a bid to help improve the life of their disabled son.

Popular farmers’ market set to become monthly event in Ringwood

Bournemouth Echo: IT’S BACK: The Farmers’ Market is coming back

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE return of a farmers’ market to a Hampshire town has proved such a success it is set to become a monthly event.

Record breaking hatching figures as birds flock to Moors Valley

Bournemouth Echo: Record breaking hatching figures as birds flock to Moors Valley

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

BIRDS are flocking for attention at Moors Valley Country Park this spring, after a clutch of new arrivals.

Birthday boy Bob celebrates 80 years of playing the cornet

Bournemouth Echo: Bob celebrates

2:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

IT WAS a double celebration for musician Bob Lawson when he marked his 90th birthday and 80 years as a brass band player.

Hola! Mexican students bring taste of home to Bournemouth as part of massive festival

Bournemouth Echo: Olé: Mexican students from EF Language School

2:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

HUNDREDS of students visiting from Mexico lit up the BIC with colourful displays at the weekend.

Fly-on-the-wall documentary filmed in Bournemouth gives insight into adoption

Bournemouth Echo: CHANGING CHILDREN'S LIVES: Adoption is giving disadvantaged children a second shot at life and Bournemouth's award-winning adoption team is to feature in a documentary on ITV tomorrow

1:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A FLY-on-the wall documentary featuring Bournemouth children being adopted by their forever families will be broadcast on television this week.

Poole Town granted alcohol and music licence extension for new social club despite objections

Bournemouth Echo: GRANTED: The new bar under construction at the Tatnam ground in Poole

1:04pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

POOLE Town Football Club has been granted an alcohol and music licence for its new social club at the Tatnam Ground.

All hail the ale: Supa Fletch samples the offerings at fifth beer festival

Bournemouth Echo: Steve Fletcher of AFCB

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

CHERRIES legend Steve Fletcher threw his support behind the Big Bournemouth Beer Festival at the weekend.

Paid work placements to be created with housing group, thanks to £50k grant

Bournemouth Echo: Lorna Gibbons

11:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A £50,000 grant aimed at getting the long-term unemployed back into work will help create paid work placements with Dorset businesses.

Police searching through CCTV in hunt for cyclist who knocked over pensioner

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11:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

POLICE are pursuing “all possible means” in their hunt for a cyclist who knocked over a pensioner in Boscombe on Saturday morning.

Pooch idol: youngster helps pick sidekick to star alongside her in musical Annie

Bournemouth Echo: NOT SO DUMB DOGS: Lucy-May Alner, 13, with the five competing golden retrievers

11:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A YOUNG leading lady starring in Annie has helped pick her canine sidekick.

Man accused of burgling Pandora jewellery store appears in court via video link

Bournemouth Echo: Thousands of pounds worth of jewellery stolen from Pandora store

10:52am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A man has appeared via prison video link at Bournemouth Crown Court charged with burgling a jewellery shop.

Coroner to investigate death of woman discovered in house on quiet road

Bournemouth Echo: DRAMA: The property in Cooke Road, Poole

10:50am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

The death of a woman at a home in Cooke Road is now in the hands of the coroner.

TB a threat to Dorset's dairy farming industry

Bournemouth Echo: WORRY: Dorset County NFU chairman Paul Gould

10:24am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

DORSET could lose its dairy farming industry if steps are not taken to combat bovine TB, the head of the National Farming Union has said.

Pervert died of natural causes during prison sentence

Bournemouth Echo: Southampton General Hospital, 2014

10:16am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A PERVERT from Poole who was sentenced for repeatedly abusing a young boy in the late 1970s and early 1980s died of natural causes, an inquest heard.

European elections: eight parties to battle it out at the polls - see who is standing for the South West

Bournemouth Echo: REGIONAL JOB: Returning officer Paul Morris

9:38am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE nomination deadline for May’s European Parliamentary elections came and went yesterday, signalling the start of what is expected to be an intense four-week campaign trail for the region’s candidates.

Funeral of one-punch victim Andrew Young to be held on Friday

Bournemouth Echo: Victim Andrew Young

9:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE funeral of Andrew Young, who died after being knocked to the ground by a single punch, will be held on Friday.

The Voice brings search for next singing star to Bournemouth today

Bournemouth Echo: The Voice auditions coming to the city

5:40am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

BUDDING singers have the chance to find out about taking part in the next series of The Voice TV talent show in Bournemouth today.

Anti-cuts protesters demonstrate at Poole

Bournemouth Echo: Anti-cuts protesters demonstarte at Poole

6:42pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

CAMPAIGNERS opposed to swingeing government cuts and the privatisation of public services demonstrated outside Poole Civic Centre this evening.

Residents shocked as woman found dead in house

Bournemouth Echo: DRAMA: The property in Cooke Road, Poole

5:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

RESIDENTS of a quiet Poole road were left in shock after the body of a woman was discovered in a house.

Longer hours proposed for schoolchildren to improve their learning

Bournemouth Echo: LONGER DAY: Richard Tutt, principal of Magna Academy Poole

6:20am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TEENAGERS at a Poole academy could be putting in an extra four hours of study if proposals to extend the working day are approved.

Plans for controversial Winter Gardens site to go back on the table

Bournemouth Echo: PLANNING BID: The Winter Gardens

6:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

NEW proposals for Bournemouth’s Winter Gardens site will be unveiled to councillors tomorrow.

Police hunt man after hotel thefts

Bournemouth Echo: Police hunt man after hotel thefts

4:51pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

POLICE want to speak to this man in connection with a series of thefts from lockers in changing rooms at the Careys Manor Hotel in the New Forest.

Farewell party held for Poole council chief executive as search goes on to find replacement

Bournemouth Echo: John McBride

4:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A DELAYED retirement party has taken place for Borough of Poole chief executive John McBride, who officially left the council at the end of March.

Two seriously injured and three other young people hurt as car flips over

Bournemouth Echo: CONFIDENT: Dorset Fire and Rescue Service

3:33pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

FIVE young people were injured, two seriously, in a horror crash near Bovington when a car flipped over on its side.

Will family-run business be named top of the shops in national awards?

Bournemouth Echo: Scape Interiors West

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A SHOP in Westbourne is in the running for a national award that recognises the best homeware and gift retailers.

Cakes, live music and family fun lined-up for Christchurch Food Festival

Bournemouth Echo: EXTRAVAGANZA: Performers and chefs set to participate in the Food Festival

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

CAKES, cooking demos and circus workshops will make up some of the events on offer at this year’s Christchurch Food Festival.

Brave teen to take part in skydive and 10k run to fund trip of a lifetime

Bournemouth Echo: FUNDRAISING: Maddi Tonks

2:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

SHE’S willing to throw herself out of a plane and go through an arduous run to fund the trip of a lifetime.

Shopper alerted police after ‘free’ cocaine exchanged in town centre

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1:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A SHOPPER alerted police after spotting what appeared to be drug dealing in a Dorset town centre in broad daylight, a court heard.

Digging in: youngsters help plant wildflower meadows to help boost natural habitats

Bournemouth Echo: MUCKING IN: Hamworthy Park Junior School pupils planting wildflower seeds at Hamworthy Park

1:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

JUNIOR school youngsters have been helping to plant “vibrant” wildflower meadows at Poole’s Hamworthy Park.

DCCI chief Ian Girling: patrons give their views at Bank of England briefing

Bournemouth Echo: Ian Girling, chief executive, Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry

12:30pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

LAST week, we held our quarterly Bank of England briefing, kindly hosted by Bournemouth Airport.

My business has gone global - and it all started with advert in the Echo

Bournemouth Echo: OFF TO AMERICA: Stuart  Wischhusen, who has built a business empire

12:24pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

HE left school with no qualifications or prospects – but businessman Stuart Wischhusen has just relocated to California after his company’s profits grew 6,000-fold.

Appeal lodged against decision to refuse permission for revised Meteor supermarket scheme

Bournemouth Echo: APPLICATION: Developers are to pursue plans for a supermarket at Meteor Retail Park

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AN appeal has been lodged against a decision to refuse permission for a revised Christchurch supermarket scheme.

Born to shine: six women offered the chance to improve their lives – could you benefit?

Bournemouth Echo: BORN TO SHINE: Nicola Lowe

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A LAW firm is offering six deserving women the chance to take part in an award-winning career and personal development programme.

Petition success for disabled man as blue badge parking space is set to be reinstated

Bournemouth Echo: REINSTATED:  Darin Ball had his blue badge space put back after he appeared in the Echo and started a petition

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A DISABLED man from Poole said he is ‘over the moon’ after Poole Housing Partnership (PHP) agreed to reinstate a parking space for blue badge holders outside his home.

Damning CQC report calls for “immediate improvement” at Bournemouth care home

Bournemouth Echo: ‘UNACCEPTABLE’: Levels of care were found to be below the expected standard  at Windsor Court Nursing Home

11:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

“IMMEDIATE improvement” is needed at a Bournemouth care home, a Care Quality Commission (CQC) report has revealed.







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