BOSS Eddie Howe believes the evolution of his Cherries squad to be a necessary evil ahead of their Premier League bow.
WESTOVER & Bournemouth Rowing Club enjoyed five victories at their 150th anniversary regatta held on Bournemouth seafront.
GEORGIA Hall booked her place in the Women's British Open before admitting she had relished the inclement conditions of final qualifying.
DETECTIVES investigating two reports of serious sexual assaults will be in Bournemouth Gardens overnight to seek witnesses.
A COMMUNITY project to help save a cat that was run over from being put down has launched in Poole.
WESSEX Water has dismissed claims that sewage leaked into the sea at Boscombe.
MUDEFORD lifeboat crew rescued four people from a yacht after it ran aground on Sunday.
FIREFIGHTERS tackled a fire at a farm in Blandford this morning after hay bales caught alight.
‘SEAGULLS are the sound of the seaside and should not be culled’ - that’s the view of wildlife campaigner Steve Trewhella after Prime Minister David Cameron said a ‘big conversation’ was needed about the birds.
School's almost out and lots of us will soon be on our holidays. If you're staying in Dorset and the New Forest, here's our guide to what's happening where and when by type of event.
Alton Towers owner Merlin expects annual earnings for its theme parks business to drop by as much as £47 million this year following last month's rollercoaster crash.
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Poole Park’s new waterside restaurant opened its doors last week.
WHEN it comes to cooking from scratch, a Chinese stir fry is the dish most people know how to cook without having to resort to a recipe book, according to a new survey.
This coming weekend is the Great Dorset Chilli Festival – the 'hottest day out in Dorset'.
IT'S official. Ketchup is the king of the condiments. For according to a new poll, Brits are most likely to reach for the red bottle at our barbecues this summer.
READING the letter from Mr Gordon Cann referring to a long overdue reform of the membership of the House of Lords (Echo, July 21). He states that nearly 800 members are entitled to a daily allowance of £300 each. Eye-watering numbers!
I BELONG to the large group of people who you might describe as the silent supporters of the proposed Navitus Bay wind farm.
DOES anybody at Bournemouth Town Hall have any idea of what the word ‘planning’ means?
WORK to widen a pinch point on Hurn Road will start this week, in advance of the rebuilding of the A338 Spur Road.
ONE curious feature of the supporters of Navitus Bay is their enthusiasm for reversing the progress of civilization (‘Sails pitch for wind farms’, Letters, July 24).
COMPARED with what the majority of us earn, the salaries of MPs look attractive. When viewed alongside the incomes of Premiership footballers, ‘celebrities’ employed by the BBC, and those who dabble with our money in the city, they are a pittance.
TALENTED youngsters from a Christchurch drama group will be glamming it up for their version of Boogie Nights.
CONDOR Ferries have been forced to cancel the Condor Liberation service to Jersey today, due to the adverse weather.
A fire is causing major rush hour delays on the M27 this morning.
A 1966 Routemaster bus was the main attraction of the StartUp Britain campaign, which arrived in Bournemouth Square to offer free advice, guidance and inspiration to anyone setting up their own business.
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SCORES of superheroes descended into Swanage town and along the seafront for the annual carnival procession.
A WORKING party of councillors is to be set up in Poole with the aim of raising educational standards.
TRIBUTES have been paid to former Mayor of Bournemouth Sheila McQueen, who died earlier this month.
A FORMER biker who has dedicated her life to family has celebrated turning 108 – making her the New Forest’s oldest resident.
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CONTROVERSIAL plans to turn a former hotel into a huge “industrial-style” complex have been thrown out.
A POOLE home care service subject to a snap inspection after concerns were raised, was found to be offering an unsafe service to vulnerable people it looks after.
POOLE High School needs to improve across the board, a critical Ofsted inspection report has concluded.
TEN tiny waddling penguins greeted members of the public when the doors of the Oceanarium opened on Saturday morning.
A COUPLE on benefits who have been sleeping in their car with their newborn son say they are not scroungers - they just need help to find a home.
SYLVAIN Distin has backed Christian Atsu to whip up a storm for Cherries despite enduring a cloudy spell with Everton last term.
BOURNEMOUTH’S rising star Georgia Hall will today attempt to grab a last-gasp spot in the Women’s British Open at Turnberry.
PIRATES chief Matt Ford hopes Darcy Ward will not significantly beef up his average while on loan at Swindon.
PIRATES ace Dakota North cannot wait for August to roll round – so he can end his craving for gaming.
SIXTY children at a Poole school have benefitted from taking some lessons in an outdoor classroom environment.
A GROUP of 60 avid anglers raised £650 at a charity fishing event at Cobb’s Quay Marina in Poole.
MICHAEL WALKER "Mikey" Remembering you son on your 21st birthday, today is going to be so hard to get through as we should be celebrating with you and not just remembering you. I hope wherever you are, you are able to enjoy your special day, with love as always, Mum, Dad, Becky, Matt, Mitch and our heaven sent angel baby Hollie xxxx
WRIGHT WILLIAM CHARLES B.E.M Thinking and missing you, as always, on your 81st birthday, with love from, Eileen, Michael, Debbie, Richard and Garry xxxxxx
GUBBINS JULIA Remembering you on your birthday. Always in our thoughts we still miss you very much. Love Doug and Family