CAMP Bestival organisers have announced the festival's theme for next year's event and it looks set to be out of this world.
THE GREAT Dorset Steam Fair is set for a new start date next year.
YOUNGSTER Matt Butcher targeted further improvement after penning a new two-and-a-half year contract at Cherries.
A LEADING Hampshire councillor has been left with a bill that could top £80,000 after a court ruled she had unlawfully slapped an election candidate at a count.
POLICE have released CCTV of a woman they wish to speak to after trinkets were stolen from a Westbourne shop.
A DRIVER had a lucky escape after his car flipped onto its roof following a crash with another vehicle.
WIMBORNE Town have appointed Simon Browne as their new permanent manager.
SUCCESSFUL Bournemouth-based businessman Mark Cribb has visited his old school to inspire entrepreneurs of the future.
It's just over a week until late night shopping starts and councils are reducing parking charges for the Christmas shopping seasons. Here's what's happening where you live.
A MUM from the New Forest drowned after attending a popular sailing festival on the Isle of Wight.
A RETIRED brigadier branded an ‘alcoholic bully’ by a judge has avoided jail for a sustained violent assault on his wife.
NEW York Red Bulls frontman Bradley Wright-Phillips says he has not spoken to Cherries over a loan switch.
THE boys are back in town as Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse return to the BIC tomorrow night, hot on the heels of last month's appearance at the venue. Incredibly, after having enjoyed a highly successful TV partnership over the past quarter of a…
Electronics specialist Maplin has teamed up with the Daily Echo and are inviting schools to enter their DJ & Sound competition and get into the festive spirit early by winning some Christmas party essentials.
WITH record GCSE results and A-levels among the best ever last summer, as well as being graded outstanding across the board in its recent church school inspection, St Edward's RC/CE VA School in Poole has a lot to celebrate right now.
TWO men arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following a hit and run crash have been released without charge.
Welcome to our Nativites section, here you'll find pictures of a selection of schools from across Dorset.
Emergency services attended a crash which saw a car roll onto its roof on the A31 this morning.
FRONTLINE police officers will take questions from the public in a live web chat this afternoon.
POLICE are calling for help in their search for a missing 71-year-old woman.
BROCKENHURST College staff were joined by students, architects, funding representatives and builders for the new college STEM centre’s official ground breaking ceremony.
BOTH pieces in last night's Elgar Unmasked concert at the Lighthouse were unfamiliar to me and I may not rush to seek them out again.
THE Upton Bypass was closed after an Audi A4 overturned.
I DON’T know whether or not a name has yet been decided upon for the new development on the site of the old Exeter Road car park, but may I suggest that the most appropriate would be either “The Could Have Been the Bus Station” Building. or…
THE Chancellor handed out what appeared to be some early Christmas presents in his Autumn Statement yesterday.
ANDREW Surman reckons Cherries are better placed to close the gap on the Premier League’s big guns than his previous clubs – despite their chastening experiences to date.
EVERTON boss Roberto Martinez has sympathy for Cherries due to their crippling injury crisis – but still believes Eddie Howe’s team can cause them problems.
SWANAGE & Wareham Colts continued their excellent start to the season as they edged out Wimborne's second string 12-10 on Sunday.
FORMER Premier League official Mark Halsey believes Cherries have had “every right to complain” about the standard of refereeing this season.
THE SHOCKING prevalence of child sexual abuse has been outlined in a new study which estimates only one in eight victims come to the attention of the authorities.
REPLACEMENT steps to the beach at a Christchurch beauty spot could cost at least £100,000.
CHERRIES are expected to renew interest in Crystal Palace striker Dwight Gayle once the transfer window has reopened in January.
RELIGIOUS representatives have hit out at a decision to ban an advert featuring the Lord's Prayer which was due to run in cinemas across the country.
A DILAPIDATED former pub in Poole is set to be transformed into a new veterinary surgery more than four years after its sudden closure.
CHRISTMAS fun and activities will take place at the festive Christchurch festival this weekend.
AFTER months of speculation about the new Rick Stein restaurant in Sandbanks, the Daily Echo was given a sneak preview ahead of the official opening at the weekend.
WITH the main span of the Hamworthy railway crossing craned into place, the long-awaited pedestrian crossing moved a step closer.
PIRATES reserve Adam Ellis hopes to make a return to world under-21s duty in 2016.
BLACK Friday is set to return to shopping centres in Bournemouth and Poole next week.
A COMPOSTING company has been ordered to pay out £11,848 after admitting responsibility for causing "significant" pollution to Moors River.
A BUSINESS leader has said most businesses will “applaud” the chancellor’s spending review – but others say he did little to make life easier for small firms.
FOR Krzysztof Cegielski, happiness was never exclusively about getting back on two feet.
DUDSBURY'S Lee Thompson will aim to cap a memorable year by winning the PGA Play-Offs in Turkey this week.
CRANBORNE surrendered an early lead as they were sunk 3-2 by battling Holt United in the Dorset Premier League.
MAY I say how disappointed I WAS disappointed at Susan Chapman ‘hijacking’ my letter; More should be done to help our migratory birds (17/11/15) with hers; Look after the climate (23/11/15).