A ROBBER claiming to have a firearm raided a Bournemouth Post Office today.
Before schmaltzy Christmas Number Ones came along, it was carols that provided the soundtrack to the festivities.
HUNDREDS of people flocked to Blandford for the town’s first Yuletide Festival.
CHERRIES' League One fixture at Rochdale on Saturday is the subject of a pitch inspection.
REVAMPED designs for Bournemouth’s Pavilion Gardens, including a multi-screen cinema, could be a reality by 2012.
A FLASH weather warning is in force for Dorset on Thursday night until 11am on Friday for severe or extreme icy conditions.
ARMED police officers were called to an address in Springbourne at 9.50am on Thursday.
DORSET Fire and Rescue Service has escaped the huge government funding cuts which had threatened 999 emergency cover.
BOURNEMOUTH children’s services are performing well, an Ofsted inspection has found.
SHOULD a cycle route be built through Boscombe shopping precinct?
A WAVE of burglaries across Bournemouth and Poole has prompted a pre-Christmas security warning from police.
TOWN centre trams, new roads, five park-and-ride sites and an Oyster-style travel smartcard are among proposals for an overarching transport strategy for East Dorset.
WE all know we should be getting the recommended eight hours’ sleep every night.
A FUTURISTIC new arrival terminal is taking shape at Bournemouth Airport.
CHRISTMAS trees have been stolen from five garden centres in East Dorset in the last week.
THREE Bournemouth day centres for people with learning disabilities are to close, despite protests from users.
PORTLAND Coastguard Station – which currently handles search and rescue operations for Dorset – will close under new government cuts announced this morning.
LAST seen in 2004 having “seen the light” and gone to live in a French convent, “tart-with-a-heart” Lily Savage seemed consigned to showbiz history.
THE rowdy behaviour of some teenagers using a mobile social centre in Ringwood means the vehicle needs a new place to park up.
ROADWORKS that have been causing disruption on Bournemouth’s Wessex Way are set to overrun well into the new year.
Dick Valentine is too candid for his own good. Asked how Electric Six’s latest tour is going, the lead singer replies: “It’s going well – for every bad show we have there are five great ones.”
HUMAN remains found on Stoborough Heath near Wareham last Friday have been formally identified as those of an elderly Wareham man who went missing in August 2009.
WITH Christmas only weeks away Young Enterprise companies have been busy setting up stalls at Castlepoint and Poole Dolphin centre.
SURF reef designers ASR are coming back to fix it in Spring next year - and will get £150,000 if it works.
These fun, festive characters are so easy to make and will raise a smile this Christmas.
ONCE again I’m asking the public to avoid foie gras in their menu; it is the delicacy of despair.
WE have recently been having a spell of exceptionally cold weather.
The development of electric cars is all very commendable but why do the poor now have to pay to subsidise the rich so that they can be tempted into buying expensive electric cars.The Government is set to offer up to £5000 off an electric car in the form of a subsidy to tempt a purchaser into buying. Well it seems to me that if a purchaser can afford £30,000 for a effectively 20 mile range electric car allowing for city traffic congestion and the purchase attracts a £5000 subsidy paid for by the average working family in taxes then that person is more than able to pay the full price in the first place since it wont be their one and only car. They will still need their gas -guzzler for intercity and holidays.
I have been a fan of Quo since the 1970's and been to many of their concerts so was delighted when I found out I had tickets to see the show at the BIC in Bournemouth on Tuesday 14th December and what a show! They never fail to deliver and this was no exception.
Let’s hope the new owners of the Dolphin Centre and Poole Council devise an improved, more sensible approach to shop rents as we see yet another valued trader close the doors at the end of December apparently forced out by unsustainable rental fees.