VIDEO: Mark Benton on why he can't wait to get his hook in panto in Bournemouth

Bournemouth Echo:

10:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

Not many people would be comfortable parading around Bournemouth’s busy gardens on a relatively warm day, in full Captain Hook regalia, snarling at a Seven Days photographer.


I was 18 stone and depressed - then bodybuilding helped turn my life around

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

Competition winner Jenny Clark tells Emma Joseph how she rebuilt her body, and self-confidence, after childbirth


The Montagu Arms: high-class yet homely hotel makes ideal base for exploring Beaulieu

Bournemouth Echo:

7:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

Melanie Vass discovers there’s much more to Beaulieu than motor cars – starting with a delicious Michelin-star menu


Alex Aitken's Mudeford Crab Croquettes with Warm Tartar Sauce

Bournemouth Echo:

7:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

Alex Aitken, chef patron for Harbour Hotels, rustled up these delicious treats for Janet Street Porter and Brian Turner on the BBC’s Taste of Britain show and achieved the rare feat of leaving Janet speechless. Here he shows readers how to make the most of a prized local ingredient

Bournemouth Echo: Alex Aitken's Sea Bass with Shellfish


Autumn beauty trends: Pharrell Williams' new fragrance, Black Opium and Halloween make-up from MAC

Bournemouth Echo:

7:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

Beauty expert Katie Farley tracks the autumn trends


Find the Squirrel: get set for a treasure hunt with a difference on Brownsea Island this half term

Bournemouth Echo: A red squirrel on Brownsea Island

12:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

The much-loved red squirrels of Brownsea are the subject of a fun island quest for children this half-term holiday, reports Nicky Findley

Homes and Gardens

Bournemouth Echo: Expert column: white doesn't have to mean boring

Farrow & Ball share tips on how to update your furniture with a lick of paint

Bournemouth Echo:

7:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

Adding a coat of a striking colour to furniture can transform a space. Faith Eckersall talks to the experts at Farrow & Ball


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