Dorset Destroyers: the wheelchair rugby club that's so popular there's a waiting list to join...

Bournemouth Echo:

1:00pm Sunday 22nd February 2015

As a wheelchair user, Nick Coombs admits he has been treated “a bit gently” throughout his life.


Lest We Forget: how phrase inspired First World War remembrance song

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Sunday 22nd February 2015

When Ron Dawson first had the idea for a song based around the phrase “lest we forget”, he could never have imagined the project it would turn into.


Travel: Up Ningaloo reef with a paddle

Bournemouth Echo:

1:08pm Thursday 5th March 2015

From swimming with whale sharks to kayaking along secluded coastline, Western Australia’s Ningaloo Reef offers a wealth of opportunities for outdoor adventure, says Pete Thompson 


Pizza with marinated pork tenderloin, mushrooms and onion on a courgette base

Bournemouth Echo:

7:00am Saturday 21st February 2015

Fresh, homemade pizza is always a popular favourite, says Andrew Briggs, executive chef and co-founder of The Stable restaurant in Poole

Bournemouth Echo: Alex Aitken's Sea Bass with Shellfish


Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes - but since I switched to a raw diet I feel like a new person

Bournemouth Echo:

7:00am Saturday 10th January 2015

Jordan Price is not your typical 19-year-old. Instead of gorging on chocolate, drinking at weekends and ending the night with a customary kebab he prefers to follow a raw food diet, eating dozens of portions of fruit and veg a week, to ensure he is in ‘optimum health’.


Why Moors Valley rangers are on a mission to get youngsters back in the great outdoors

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00pm Saturday 21st February 2015

With more families becoming reliant on technology for their entertainment, rangers at Moors Valley Country Park near Ringwood, are using the same resource to encourage them to put aside their tablets and mobiles, and have fun together in the great outdoors.

Homes and Gardens

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

Big Garden Birdwatch: the three things you can do to help protect birds this winter

Bournemouth Echo:

9:00am Saturday 24th January 2015

As the RSPB, bird-watchers and gardeners nationwide gear up for the charity’s annual Big Garden Birdwatch, the organisation is warning that birds that have benefited from a mild autumn will begin to struggle now the weather has changed.


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