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Special Christmas party for the elderly hoped to become annual event

Bournemouth Echo: FESTIVE: Party-goers receiving presents from Father Christmas

3:00pm Monday 30th December 2013

MORE than 100 elderly people enjoyed a Christmas party thanks to the Mayor of Christchurch charity appeal.

Big smiles as Santa pays children a special visit at garden centre

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Monday 30th December 2013

CHILDREN with physical and learning difficulties were treated to a special visit by Santa, thanks to a Wimborne garden centre.

Bournemouth residents: is your collection on a Wednesday? put your bin out on New Year's Day

Bournemouth Echo: COMING TOGETHER: A suggested merger of Bournemouth, Poole, and Christchurch is possible

11:40am Monday 30th December 2013

Bournemouth Council will be running a reduced collection service on New Year’s Day.

Hundreds turn out for Autism Wessex 10k run at Moors Valley

Bournemouth Echo: GET SET: Loris Tinacci, Diane Rees, Nicola Tinacci and Chris Case prepare for the run

5:30am Monday 30th December 2013

HUNDREDS of runners started their New Year resolutions early and worked off the Christmas pudding at the Moors Valley charity run in aid of Autism Wessex yesterday.

Taxi driver transform cab into Santa’s grotto to raise money for Poole Hospital

Bournemouth Echo: GOOD CAUSE: Staff from the children’s unit at Poole Hospital with  Paul Owen

4:00pm Tuesday 24th December 2013

A KIND-hearted taxi driver has donned a Father Christmas suit and decorated his car brightly to raise money for Poole Hospital.

VIDEO: Rain fails to dampen festive spirit at Christchurch community carol concert

Bournemouth Echo: ON SONG: People gather in Winter Wonderland for the Christchurch community carols

11:00am Tuesday 24th December 2013

THE heavens opening were never going to completely put the dampeners on Christchurch’s Christmas community carol concert.

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Events

Saturday, December 21

  • Santa's Grotto in Wimborne Square between 10.30am and 4.30pm. Entry £6 per child and includes a gift. All proceeds go to Julia's House Children's Hospice.
  • Solstice Lantern Parade at 5pm from the Royal Arcade to Boscombe Pier followed by a fireworks display at 6pm
  • Christmas Farmyard petting zoo in Bournemouth Square
  • Festive pop-up cinema returns in Falkland Square showing lots of seasonal screen treats
  • Sunday, December 22

  • Dorset Motorcycle Club’s annual ‘Mistletoe Run’ with members dressing up as Santa’s and snowmen.

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    Bournemouth Echo: Christmas lights on Runton Road in Branksome. Picture by Richard Crease.

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