13 illegal immigrants discovered in the back of a lorry

Bournemouth Echo:

5:00am Friday 31st October 2014

A POLISH woman has appeared in court charged with concealing 13 illegal immigrants in the back of a lorry.

Halloween encourages children to dress up as creatures more evil than Nazis, says minister

Bournemouth Echo:

8:42am Friday 31st October 2014

A MINISTER has sparked a debate over Halloween events he says encourage children to dress up as creatures that represent ‘far greater evil’ than Nazis and terrorists.

‘No assurance’ school meals service will improve after half term, say Chartwells

Bournemouth Echo:

5:20am Friday 31st October 2014

THE catering company behind Dorset’s £3.5m school meals contract fiasco has refused to give any assurances that its service will improve after half term.

‘Tragic’ life of woman who died after choking on a sausage heard at inquest

Bournemouth Echo:

5:40am Friday 31st October 2014

A woman choked to death on a sausage after a life which “read like a tragedy”, an inquest heard.

'Arson' behind blaze that completely destroyed car in Boscombe

Bournemouth Echo:

9:30am Friday 31st October 2014

A FIRE that destroyed a car in Boscombe last night is believed to have been started deliberately.

VIDEO: Welcome to the house of horrors - family home is transformed for Halloween

Bournemouth Echo:

6:00am Friday 31st October 2014

THIS house of horrors is sure to send shivers down a few spines on Halloween night.

Sam loses her locks to help make a wig for a child in need

Bournemouth Echo:

1:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

A YOUNG woman who had her long hair cut off has donated her tresses to a children’s charity.

Summer Reading Challenge hailed a success after 2,600 youngsters take part

Bournemouth Echo:

1:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

AN amazingly successful Summer Reading Challenge set by Poole Libraries saw 2,600 youngsters take part during their holidays.

New look Post Office re-opens after revamp

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

A CHRISTCHURCH Post Office and shop has been reopened after a complete refurbishment.

In the dock: 3 people who have appeared in court from Poole

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Magistrates' Court

12:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

PAUL HEATHERTON-GEAIRNS aged 56 of Lake Drive, Poole. Admitted driving a Ford car, Reg No T881 NAM, on Leigh Road, Wimborne on 10/08/2014 whilst disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence. Also admitted driving the above vehicle without third party insurance on that date. Also admitted making a false statement to obtain insurance on 11/08/2014 at Poole when he failed to declare that he was a disqualified driver to Ageas. Also admitted that he drove a Ford Ka, Reg No W602 RLG, on Parkstone Road, Poole on 17/09/2014, whilst disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence and without third party insurance. Committed to prison for 16 weeks concurrent suspended for two years. Previous record, offences committed within a short time of each other, flagrant and blatant disregard for court orders. The defendant to have treatment for drug dependency under the direction of the supervising officer, and thereafter as a non-resident patient for six months. Disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for two years. Licence endorsed. To pay victim surcharge of £80 and £85 costs.

Christchurch

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Magistrates' Court

12:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

GEMMA DOROTHY ETHERIDGE aged 24 of Sydney Road, Christchurch. Admitted stealing Pampers nappies and a pregnancy testing kit to the value of £20.98, belonging to Boots the Chemist, Saxon Square, Christchurch on 26/07/2014. Conditional discharge of 12 months. To pay victim surcharge of £15. Costs £35.

A round up of cases at Bournemouth Magistrates Court.

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Magistrates' Court

12:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

BOURNEMOUTH DOMINIC KAY aged 21 The Triangle, Bournemouth. Admitted possession of an unknown quantity of herbal cannabis, a Class B drug on 29/09/2014 at The Triangle, Bournemouth. Conditional discharge of 12 months. To pay victim surcharge of £15. Costs £85.

Changing face of Poole Harbour revealed in new photo exhibition, thanks to residents

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

THE ever changing face of Poole’s unique harbour is revealed in a photographic exhibition of 50 images.

Grey Phalarope spotted during rare inland sighting in Purbeck

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Friday 31st October 2014

RARE inland sighting of an arctic breeding wading bird has been recorded on a newly created pond at a Purbeck reserve.

LV= sees £100m rise in life business sales on year

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Friday 31st October 2014

MUTUAL insurance, retirement and investment group LV=, which has its head office at County Gates on the Poole and Bournemouth border, has reported an increase in sales.

Bournemouth 'one of the priciest places in Britain' to buy property

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Pier

8:23am Friday 31st October 2014

BOURNEMOUTH is one of the least affordable places to buy property in Britain, according to a new report calling for urgent action to tackle the country’s housing crisis.

Warning after e-cigarette charger starts fire

Bournemouth Echo: CONFIDENT: Dorset Fire and Rescue Service

7:35am Friday 31st October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are again warning of the dangers of unbranded e-cigarette chargers after the occupant of a Poole home had a close call.

5 places to go ghost hunting in Dorset this Halloween

Bournemouth Echo:

7:00am Friday 31st October 2014

If it’s spooky goings-on you’re after this Halloween, you needn’t travel far.

‘Be aware of cyber crime’ – plea after thousands hit by Peter Pan virus

Bournemouth Echo:

6:40am Friday 31st October 2014

A CYBER security expert from Bournemouth University is urging Dorset residents to protect themselves from online crime.

Sex crimes in Dorset up by 10 per cent, latest figures reveal

Bournemouth Echo:

6:20am Friday 31st October 2014

SEXUAL offences recorded in Dorset have increased by 10 per cent in the last year.

Man in his 20s found hanged outside block of flats in the middle of the night

Bournemouth Echo:

5:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE body of a young man was found hanging outside a residential building in the middle of the night.

Man accused of murdering teenager Linda Lietaviete breaks down in the dock

Bournemouth Echo: 25-year-old Alvin Jay Santos has been charged with the murder of Linda Lietaviete

8:53am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE man accused of murdering a Bournemouth teenager sobbed in the dock as he described seeing her body on the ground.

"You can walk with Sarah now" - Crime Commissioner pays tribute to father of murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne

Bournemouth Echo: Michael Payne arriving at Maidstone Crown Court for sentencing after he admitted glassing his brother

10:54am Thursday 30th October 2014

DORSET’S Police and Crime Commissioner has paid tribute to the father of eight-year-old murder victim Sarah Payne following his death at the age of 45.

Mystery over death of elderly woman who drowned in garden pond

Bournemouth Echo:

5:20am Thursday 30th October 2014

An 88-year-old woman drowned in a shallow garden pond after going into the garden in her nightdress, a coroner has been told.

Traffic chaos on A31 after two breakdowns block both east- and westbound carriageways

Bournemouth Echo: A Hampshire Constabulary helmet

6:07pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THERE is traffic chaos on the A31 near Ringwood tonight after two vehicles broke down.

‘Put up or shut up’ – leader’s message to councillor after legality of budget and council tax questioned

Bournemouth Echo:

6:20am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE leader of Bournemouth Borough Council has said it is time for an opposition councillor ‘to put up or shut up’ after he questioned the legality of the authority’s budget and council tax.

Councillors “kept in the dark” over plans to transform Christchurch town centre

Bournemouth Echo:

5:20am Thursday 30th October 2014

Concerns that Christchurch councillors are being “kept in the dark” led to questions over the decision-making process behind the borough’s new town centre strategy.

Statue dubbed the "Robotic Angel of the North" to be installed on clifftop

Bournemouth Echo:

5:17pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL two-metre cast-iron statue dubbed “the robotic Angel of the North” will be temporarily installed at an iconic cliff-top in Dorset.

Nine charged following fraud and money laundering investigation in Dorset

Bournemouth Echo: CONCERNED: Margaret Morrissey

6:42pm Thursday 30th October 2014

NINE people have appeared in court charged in connection with fraud and money laundering scams in London and Dorset.

AFC Bournemouth players and Cherry Bear join pupils for litter pick

Bournemouth Echo:

4:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

PRIMARY school children are helping kick litter into touch in their local community.

£269k nurseries boost to help give disadvantaged youngsters a fair start

Bournemouth Echo:

4:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A CASH injection of £269,991 is set to aid nurseries, childminders and other early years providers in Poole and Dorset help three and four-year-olds from disadvantaged families.

Etsy Christmas pop-up shop on its way to Wimborne

Bournemouth Echo: WESTCOMBE PARK CHRISTMAS SHOPPING EVENT

3:30pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A new handmade and vintage fair is being held in Wimborne to bring together individual crafts and unique gifts.

Health data could be used by council when considering pub license applications

Bournemouth Echo: Bradford hospital admissions over alcohol abuse more than double in a decade

3:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

PUBLIC health data could be used in considering licensing applications in the future after a change in the law.

100 new council houses to help meet future need

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

WORK to fulfil Bournemouth’s need for council housing continues, says the leader of the council.

Caring Canines honoured by David Cameron with Big Society award

Bournemouth Echo:

2:23pm Thursday 30th October 2014

VOLUNTEERS from Dorset charity Caring Canines have been honoured by the Prime Minister with a Big Society Award.

Fourth time lucky for artist as life-sized sculpture to be exhibited at RWA gallery

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

PURBECK artist Moira Purver is thrilled after one of her life-sized works was chosen to be exhibited at this year’s Royal West of England Academy in Bristol.

Man taken to hospital following two-vehicle smash in West Parley

Bournemouth Echo: CONCERNED: Margaret Morrissey

1:51pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A MAN was taken to hospital this morning following a two-vehicle smash in West Parley.

West End stars to entertain you at special fundraiser for theatre school

Bournemouth Echo:

1:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

WEST End stars will join senior students from a top theatre school for an evening of entertainment certain to enthral all ages.

Why the lack of bleeps on our road crossings? ‘Confusion’ discussed by council

Bournemouth Echo: New traffic lights will be part of the scheme

12:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THERE are good reasons why not all road crossings in Bournemouth make an audible noise, a councillor has been told.

Free school pilot project gets go-ahead to become permanent

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A new free school to help vulnerable children who struggle in mainstream schools is set to take off after winning government approval.

Little ones learn all about Indian culture as they celebrate Diwali

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

TINY tots were given a taste of Indian festival Diwali during a special event at Bournemouth Day Nursery.

Tide times for Dorset and Lymington

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Tide times for Bournemouth, Christchurch, Lymington, Poole, Swanage and Wareham for October 31.

11 things to do in Dorset and the New Forest this weekend

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

IF you're a fan of Halloween there's a host of frightfully good events taking place this weekend from a Halloween Bonanza in Southbourne to a spooky night walk at Studland.

Inspiration behind Twin Sails Bridge to be revealed

Bournemouth Echo: Great British Buildings: Twin Sails Bridge, Poole

12:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THERE is the chance to discover what went on behind the scenes of Poole’s iconic Twin Sails Bridge during its 20-month construction.

AFC Bournemouth celebrates successful year of partnership with university

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

BOURNEMOUTH University and AFC Bournemouth are celebrating a fruitful first year of their long-term partnership.

Up and coming businesses to be showcased at Poole’s Christmas market

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

START-UP businesses will be making their first public appearance at a Christmas Wonderland Market in Poole.

“Overwhelming majority” in support of proposed fire service merger in bid to save £6m

Bournemouth Echo:

10:28am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE proposed merger between Dorset and Wiltshire & Swindon Fire Authority looks set to become a reality.

VIDEO: The railway man: 'oldest guard in the country' celebrates 90th birthday - and has no plans to retire

Bournemouth Echo:

8:59am Thursday 30th October 2014

A MAN believed to be the oldest train guard in the country has celebrated his 90th birthday.

Two people cut from car after Bournemouth crash

Bournemouth Echo:

8:07am Thursday 30th October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS cut two people from the wreckage of a car after it crashed into a lamppost last night.

Can you give abandoned puppies found cold and hungry a new home?

Bournemouth Echo:

7:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

Three abandoned puppies found hungry, cold and subdued in East Dorset have been sent to Lincoln Farm, Margaret Green Animal Rescue’s rescue and re-homing centre for dogs near Blandford.








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