CHERRIES’ valiant attempts to take Wigan to extra-time may have bit the dust but Eddie Howe’s heroes emerged from this third round replay with great credit.
A RADICAL idea is being put forward in a bid to make a hectic Poole road junction safer for pedestrians.
WORK is being carried out simultaneously on both of Poole’s lifting bridges, with two separate sets of work affecting the Twin Sails Bridge.
HOT property The Vaccines have become the latest high-profile act to pledge their support for Southampton’s iconic music venue The Joiners – with a benefit gig next week.
JOIN us from 7.20pm tonight for build-up and live match coverage from Cherries' FA Cup third round replay with Wigan Athletic at Dean Court.
FIRE chiefs have said they will be taking action to combat the rising level of sickness absence in the service.
CASES of flu and tummy bugs in the Dorset community appear to be on the rise, health experts have warned.
A PASSING motorist “cringed” and shut his eyes when he saw an elderly pedestrian was about to be hurt in a crash, a court heard.
A POOLE woman, inspired by the bravery of her late mother, is setting up a support group to help others who are suffering from the same incurable disorder.
Two people accused of murdering Bournemouth man Angelo Rodrigues are standing trial at Winchester Crown Court. Follow live updates from the trial.
FEARS about closer working with Bournemouth council were voiced as Christchurch members considered their prospective involvement in the City Deal bid.
A YOUNG woman was thrilled with a rather special plaque on Swanage Pier – because it featured a wedding proposal from her boyfriend.
Entertainment store HMV, which has three stores in Bournemouth and Poole, has become the latest high street casualty as it called in administrators.
BOURNEMOUTH golfer Georgia Hall has more reason than most to be excited for the Australian Youth Olympic Festival after being selected as the flag bearer for Team GB at the Opening Ceremony.
THE Met office has issued a weather warning for snow for Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset on Friday, warning blizzard conditions may be possible.
A HIGH ropes course and zipwire proposed for Bournemouth Pier could ruin the appearance of the iconic structure, it has been claimed.
CHEWING gum littering Bournemouth’s streets is to be tackled by the council for the first time in five years.
POLICE are investigating reports of a theft from Gala Bingo in Christchurch Road, Bournemouth last night.
A PLANNED new members-only club for gay men was refused a licence on Tuesday over fears it might contribute to crime in the Triangle area.
The starting salary for police constables is to be cut by £4,000 to £19,000, the Home Secretary said today, as she accepted a number of recommendations on a package of controversial reforms.
FOOTBALL fans can follow their teams ‘Gnome and Away’ thanks to a Poole man.
A MIDDLE-AGED woman sent a would-be robber packing by hitting him over the head with a bottle of wine.
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HE was the American who revolutionised the British way of shopping.
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CHERRIES go into tonight's FA Cup third round replay at home to Premier League Wigan with many experts tipping Eddie Howe's men to prevail.
pages to suggest a name for the city that will be formed by the merger of Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch?
IT is hardly surprising that Ashley Road, Parkstone, has failed a pollution test (Daily Echo, January 8). Places like Winton and Boscombe must be in a near similar position. The clever traffic planners have, over the past years, wasted many thousands (if not millions) of pounds of public money blocking off countless side roads or making them into one-way streets, thereby greatly reducing or totally eliminating alternative routes. Consequently, more and more traffic has to use the main roads through shopping areas which, of course, causes the resultant congestion.
YOU report (January 10) that a report will go to Bournemouth cabinet on Wednesday (January 16) as to how changes in children’s services will save Bournemouth council some £326,000 next year with more to follow – a very commendable idea.
MAYOR Bill Trite of Swanage is reported (Daily Echo, January 5) as expressing concerns over the proposed Navitus Bay scheme.
THE people planning a gay club called G at Bournemouth’s Triangle may be feeling hard done by.
Devised by leading nutritionist Dr Sarah Schenker the watercress soup diet was inspired by Liz Hurley who famously claimed that she tucked into a bowl of watercress soup to curb her hunger pangs rather than raiding the fridge.
FOLK rock pioneers Steeleye Span have been many things since they arrived on the music scene in the late sixties.
THE tights and wigs have been hung up for another year, as the panto Aladdin recently finished its seasonal turn at the Lighthouse in Poole.
AN infuriated parent has slammed a school for punishing her daughter over the colour of her hair.
Police are keeping an "open mind" about whether two robberies over the weekend are linked to the New Forest gunman.
TOURISTS could struggle to reach one of Dorset’s world-famous landmarks this summer.