UPDATE: Investigation launched after 44-year-old dies from head injury

Bournemouth Echo:

1:06pm Monday 29th September 2014

POLICE have cordoned off a Bournemouth property following the death of a man with a serious head injury.

Rape, torture and death: asylum seekers aren’t holidaymakers so treat them with the humanity they deserve, says charity

Bournemouth Echo:

6:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

ASYLUM seekers put up in two town centre hotels are ‘not holidaymakers here for the perks of living in Bournemouth’, a leading charity has said.

Son's "disgraceful" texts to mum's boyfriend were factor in his suicide, coroner rules

Bournemouth Echo: Newhaven 999 calls not working

5:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A CORONER has slammed a Bournemouth man who sent “arrogant” text messages to a man who then killed himself.

VIDEO: A most unusual litter: Meet the eight identical labrador pups who took their owners by surprise

Bournemouth Echo:

6:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A LITTER of eight adorable puppies took their owners a little by surprise when they discovered they were all girls.

‘Damaging impact’ of Navitus Bay wind farm to be discussed by county councillors

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A DETAILED report setting out the damaging impact of the Navitus Bay wind farm project is set to be discussed by coun-cillors.

'Ban Chinese lanterns in the New Forest' - calls made over concerns for animal welfare

Bournemouth Echo: Chinese lanterns

11:52am Tuesday 30th September 2014

ORGANISATIONS have called for “dangerous” Chinese lanterns to be banned across the New Forest.

Appeal after two kittens - Woody and Buzz - found dumped in corner of car park

Bournemouth Echo:

11:13am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Two kittens have been found dumped in the corner of a car park in Ringwood.

Supermarkets cut up to 5 pence off petrol prices sparking 'fuel war' at pumps

Bournemouth Echo:

10:23am Tuesday 30th September 2014

MOTORISTS will be paying less at the pumps from today after supermarkets slashed the price of fuel.

How the biggest corporate whistleblower in history exposed the Olympus scandal

Bournemouth Echo:

10:50am Tuesday 30th September 2014

AN EMAIL sent from Bournemouth three years ago started Michael Woodford on the road to becoming the biggest corporate whistle-blower in history.

Mule dies in New Forest double crash horror

Bournemouth Echo: Half Term and inner mule

5:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

POLICE are investigating a double hit-and-run incident in which a young mule died after being struck by two vehicles.

More of Dorset’s fire stations could become home to emergency medics

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

MORE of the county’s fire stations could become home to specially-trained co-responders, who will attend emergencies to treat casualties until ambulance crews arrive.

Bournemouth business completes £300k contract for Southampton warehouse

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A BOURNEMOUTH business has completed a £300,000 contract to fit out a major new warehouse extension at the port of Southampton.

Finn, 12, becomes radio station’s youngest ever DJ

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

AN ASPIRING radio DJ from Ringwood has become the youngest ever presenter on Hope FM.

Search is on to find queen of Poole Carnival for 2015

Bournemouth Echo: All our pictures of the 2014 Poole Carnival

11:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE search is on to find this year’s Poole Carnival Court, who will represent the town at the carnival and throughout the whole year.

Sisters have their hair chopped to help children with cancer and hair loss

Bournemouth Echo:

10:46am Tuesday 30th September 2014

TWO sisters have had their long hair chopped into short bobs to help children with cancer and hair loss.

DCCI President Paul Collins: ‘Let’s put referendum behind us and work for change’

Bournemouth Echo:

10:40am Tuesday 30th September 2014

I DO think we all can breathe a sigh of relief, now that the uncertainty created by the referendum is at an end.

Inquest opened into death of schoolgirl Ashli Blake

Bournemouth Echo:

9:43am Tuesday 30th September 2014

AN inquest has been opened into the death of schoolgirl Ashli Blake, who was found dead near a New Forest monument.

What do you think of free school meals roll-out? asks council

Bournemouth Echo:

7:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

PARENTS and schools are being called upon to share their views on the roll-out of free school meals across the county.

Tide times: Tuesday September 30, 2014

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6:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014


Bournemouth hotel bosses seek reassurance asylum seekers stay will be “one-off”

Bournemouth Echo:

5:00am Monday 29th September 2014

REASSURANCES are being sought after more than 150 asylum seekers were put up in two Bournemouth hotels over the weekend.

“I feel safe here” – asylum seeker tells of terror which made him flee war-torn country

Bournemouth Echo:

5:20am Monday 29th September 2014

“I feel safe here.”

Revised Winter Gardens scheme given outline planning permission

Bournemouth Echo:

5:15pm Monday 29th September 2014

Plans to redevelop the old Winter Gardens site have been granted outline planning permission by Bournemouth council.

Castlepoint car park rebuild ‘could be bad news for Bournemouth town centre'

Bournemouth Echo:

5:40am Monday 29th September 2014

THE imminent rebuild of Castlepoint’s car park could spell bad news for Bournemouth town centre if it results in the shopping park expanding.

Leisure scheme for Winter Gardens gets the go-ahead

Bournemouth Echo:

8:10pm Monday 29th September 2014

PLANS to build leisure facilities, shops, a hotel and 114 flats on the old Winter Gardens site have been granted outline planning permission by Bournemouth council.

"I've never felt further from my dreams than after X Factor" - singer Ebony Day on auditions, not making the TV cut and why her guitar is called Keith

Bournemouth Echo: STRONG ON SONG: Bournemouth singer Ebony Day

4:49pm Monday 29th September 2014

BOURNEMOUTH singer and X Factor hopeful Ebony Day has spoken of her heartache after she crashed out of the competition at bootcamp.

Celebrations as Jewell Academy opens doors to new building

Bournemouth Echo:

4:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

STUDENTS, staff and special guests celebrated the grand opening of Jewell Academy’s brand new multi-million-pound building.

Bus travel growing faster in Bournemouth and Poole than anywhere in England, figures show

Bournemouth Echo: Morebus

2:52pm Monday 29th September 2014

BUS travel has grown in popularity faster in Poole and Bournemouth than anywhere else in England, new figures show.

World record holder joins line-up for Bournemouth Marathon Festival

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

AROUND 10,000 runners, from Dallas to Dorset, have signed up for the Bournemouth Marathon Festival next weekend.

Investigation launched after boat collision

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

2:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

AN investigation has been launched after a boat collided with another vessel in Poole Harbour on Saturday morning.

Beware the Devil’s Trumpet – gardener discovers weird “weed” is potent hallucinogen

Bournemouth Echo:

12:20pm Monday 29th September 2014

A GARDEN expert was shocked to discover a plant growing in his back garden which is capable of causing coma, hallucinations and amnesia.

Pheasants killed on dog raid on farm

Bournemouth Echo: Some of the most intelligent and resourceful birds are magpies and pheasants

12:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

FOUR pheasants were killed by dogs during a raid on farmland in Wareham.

Teenager foils mugging attempt - did you see would-be thief?

Bournemouth Echo: The victim and another man were walking along Dorset Avenue when they were both struck by a dark-coloured BMW at around 10.15pm last night.

11:51am Monday 29th September 2014

AN attempted mugging was foiled last week when the victim knocked his assailant to the ground after a struggle.

A £28 B&B instead of a £150 hotel room - the local MPs who claim the least on expenses

Bournemouth Echo:

11:11am Monday 29th September 2014

AN MP has told how he spends only £28 a night staying in a bed and breakfast while in London – despite being allowed to claim £150.

Council plans transfer of adult social care to new company

Bournemouth Echo:

11:07am Monday 29th September 2014

ADULT social care could be transformed in Dorset after proposals it should be run by a council-owned company.

Beales boss says “blood, sweat and tears” starting to pay off as trading update show 3.5% decline in sales

Bournemouth Echo:

10:30am Monday 29th September 2014

THE boss of Beales has said the business is seeing positive results from the “blood, sweat and tears” that people in the business have been through.

Blooming brilliant Bournemouth is one of Europe's best towns, say contest judges

Bournemouth Echo: View from the Bournemouth balloon. Picture: Richard Crease.

9:50am Monday 29th September 2014

BOURNEMOUTH has been recognised across Europe as a world-class resort after taking the gold at this year's prestigious European competition, Entente Florale.

Man treated for smoke inhalation after cooking fire at flat

Bournemouth Echo: 'Take extra steps to reduce fire risks' residents asked as firefighters plan bank holiday strikes

8:14am Monday 29th September 2014

Fire fighters were called to St Mary’s Road in Springbourne on Sunday night after neighbours reported a burning smell.

Multi-million pound Winter Gardens scheme for leisure complex, hotel, flats and piazzas ‘could get approval’

Bournemouth Echo:

6:20am Monday 29th September 2014

MULTI-million pound plans to redevelop Bournemouth’s Winter Gardens have been improved enough to warrant approval, according to council officers.

Hotel guests upset with 'lack of information'

Bournemouth Echo:

5:20am Monday 29th September 2014

While many guests at the Heathlands Hotel reported no problems over the weekend, others were upset they were not given prior notice the group of asylum seekers were staying there.

In the Dock: Corfe Mullen

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Monday 29th September 2014


In the Dock: Christchuch

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Monday 29th September 2014


In the Dock: 8 people who have appeared in court from Poole

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Monday 29th September 2014


In the Dock: 16 people who have appeared in court from Bournemouth

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Monday 29th September 2014


Four cyclists seriously injured in two separate collisions in the New Forest

Bournemouth Echo:

6:20pm Sunday 28th September 2014

FOUR cyclists suffered serious injuries in two separate collisions in the New Forest this weekend.

Asylum shock with 155 in Bournemouth hotels due to "overcrowding" in London

Bournemouth Echo:

11:30am Sunday 28th September 2014

MORE than 150 asylum seekers are being put up at two Bournemouth hotels, the Echo can exclusively reveal today.

Nearly £40k saved by Bournemouth’s new food waste collection scheme

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Sunday 28th September 2014

SAVINGS of almost £40,000 were notched up during the first five months of Bournemouth’s new food waste collection scheme.

VIDEO: Enchanting fire displays captivate visitors to Bournemouth's Art by the Sea Festival

Bournemouth Echo:

3:34pm Sunday 28th September 2014

DRAMATIC fire displays enchanted visitors to Bournemouth over the weekend as part of the popular Arts by the Sea Festival.

Cyclist suffers serious injuries in second New Forest collision this weekend

Bournemouth Echo: A Hampshire Constabulary helmet

2:12pm Sunday 28th September 2014

A CYCLIST has suffered serious injuries after being hit by a car towing a caravan.

Teen does 15,000ft sky dive for Dorset charity

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Sunday 28th September 2014

It was a leap of faith for 17-year-old William Morris when he jumped out of a plane to raise money for charity.

Gas restored to Canford Heath properties after almost a week

Bournemouth Echo:

11:57am Sunday 28th September 2014

GAS has been restored to the Canford Heath properties cut off after a water main burst last week.

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