Man who died following house fire in Tuckton is named

Bournemouth Echo:

7:00am Friday 24th October 2014

A MAN who died from smoke inhalation following a fire at his Tuckton home has been named as Austin Patrick Stack.

Sandbanks ferry running again after repairs

Bournemouth Echo: The Sandbanks to Studland chain ferry will be refurbished

6:55pm Friday 24th October 2014

SANDBANKS ferry is back up and running this evening after repairs to a broken chain.

Bournemouth seafront lights up as hundreds remember lost loved ones

Bournemouth Echo:

9:16pm Friday 24th October 2014

A SEA of light made Bournemouth seafront sparkle as hundreds remembered lost loved ones tonight.

Man escapes prison for child sex offences after court told he was "having an adventure"

Bournemouth Echo:

5:00am Friday 24th October 2014

A MAN who “genuinely thought he was having an adventure” abused young boys he met through a chat room.

UPDATE: Two in court in connection with murder of Pennie Davis

Bournemouth Echo:

1:40pm Friday 24th October 2014

TWO people have appeared in court today in connection with the murder of mother of five Pennie Davis.

VIDEO: Meet Laurie, the stowaway cat found in a lorry from France in need a new home

Bournemouth Echo:

6:00am Friday 24th October 2014

A KITTEN found close to death in the back of a goods vehicle from France has made a full recovery and is looking for a new home.

UPDATE: Firefighters to stage four-day strike during Halloween and firework events

Bournemouth Echo:

5:40pm Friday 24th October 2014

COUNTY fire chief Darran Gunter has urged members of the public to take extra steps to reduce fire risks in the home, following confirmation firefighters will strike for four days from Halloween night.

My dad’s First World War memoirs had been in an attic for years – so I sold my house to publish them

Bournemouth Echo:

5:20am Friday 24th October 2014

THE son of a First World War soldier has sold his Bournemouth home so he can publish his late father’s harrowing memoirs that have recently been unearthed.

Guilty: rogue trader who carried out shoddy work on sick OAP’s bungalow

Bournemouth Echo:

5:00am Friday 24th October 2014

A 75-year-old Poole man thought he was getting a good deal when a painter and decorator offered to do the work for half the sum he originally quoted.

Motorists warned of delays at Ashley Cross during three days of resurfacing works

Bournemouth Echo:

2:38pm Friday 24th October 2014

MOTORISTS are being warned to expect delays when work starts on a £90,000 road resurfacing scheme at Poole’s Ashley Cross next week

Police hunt man after student's jaw broken in Bournemouth town centre

Bournemouth Echo: More demand on police officers.

4:38pm Friday 24th October 2014

DETECTIVES in Bournemouth are hunting a man who seriously assaulted a student in the town centre.

Ill people to be supported at hospice’s new £650k facility

Bournemouth Echo:

4:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

A hospice is celebrating the completion of a £650,000 facility that will enable it to support seriously ill people at an earlier stage.

Man suffers facial injuries after incident at scrap metal premises

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.

3:17pm Friday 24th October 2014

A 25-YEAR-OLD man suffered facial injuries following an incident at a scrap metal premises in Poole.

£6k boost for volunteers who vowed to restore obelisk honouring naval hero

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

PLANS to restore a monument built to honour one of Britain’s greatest naval heroes have received a cash boost.

No Excuse Team patrolling Dorset’s roads for dangerous drivers

Bournemouth Echo: Police target Bridport motorists in their latest 'No Excuse' campaign

2:27pm Friday 24th October 2014

A DEDICATED police unit tasked with clamping down on dangerous and inconsiderate drivers will be patrolling Dorset’s roads over the coming weeks.

Martin Lewis: 8 ways to slash your motoring bill

Bournemouth Echo:

1:08pm Friday 24th October 2014

It's enough to make even Clarkson wince. The average yearly 'bill' for motoring is now £4,600 and that doesn't include buying the car in the first place.

It’s good to be green: scheme that helps businesses lower carbon emissions is up for award

Bournemouth Echo:

1:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

POOLE energy certification scheme Green PEA is in the running for Best Community Initiative in the Regen South West Green Energy awards.

Watch historic trains and enjoy beauty of Corfe Castle, thanks to new webcam

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

A WEBCAM has been installed on top of a Swanage Railway signal box, enabling steam enthusiasts to watch historic trains with iconic views of Corfe Castle in the background.

In The Dock: 2 people who have appeared in court from Christchurch

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Magistrates' Court

12:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

A round up of who has appeared before local magistrates

In The Dock: 9 people who have appeared in court from Poole

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Magistrates' Court

12:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

A round up of who has appeared before local magistrates

In The Dock: 21 people who have appeared in court from Bournemouth

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Magistrates' Court

12:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

A round up of who has appeared before local magistrates

In The Dock: Wimborne

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Magistrates' Court

12:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

A round up of who has appeared before local magistrates

‘Revenge porn’ to be outlawed after Snapchat photos leaked online

Bournemouth Echo:

1:20pm Friday 24th October 2014

IN the same week that thousands of nude photos are stolen from Snapchat users, it’s announced that ‘revenge porn’ will soon be outlawed.

Businesses urged to consider trading with Latin America at export event

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

11:00am Friday 24th October 2014

TRADE and investment minister Lord Livingston will visit Bournemouth during Export Week, which runs from November 10-14.

Father Christmas and his elves to bring festive magic to The Ark Poole

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Friday 24th October 2014

POOLE Park’s revamped attraction, The Ark, has unveiled plans for a Christmas extravaganza.

Unveiled: nine-hole golf course set to become top practice facility in major expansion

Bournemouth Echo:

10:05am Friday 24th October 2014

A GOLF centre has unveiled plans to more than double in size.

GCSE and A level students in Dorset achieve better results than national average

Bournemouth Echo: RAISING STANDARDS: The two-year Schools Challenge Cymru scheme is the latest in a series of measures to drive up Welsh exam results.

10:00am Friday 24th October 2014

STUDENTS across Dorset achieved better than average GCSE and A level results, it has been confirmed.

Heavy traffic following crash at University Roundabout

Bournemouth Echo: Dorset Police logo

9:50am Friday 24th October 2014

MOTORISTS are facing delays this morning following crash at University Roundabout.

Police appeal for witnesses after bike stolen in Westbourne

Bournemouth Echo: Dorset Police logo

8:51am Friday 24th October 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a push bike was stolen from Westbourne.

Man died from brain injuries after scaffolding tower collapsed

Bournemouth Echo:

8:38am Friday 24th October 2014

A 56-year-old man died after his scaffolding tower collapsed as he was trying to repoint his brickwork.

Football legend Bob Wilson back on the fundraising trail after cancer treatment

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Friday 24th October 2014

FOOTBALL legend Bob Wilson – who revealed this year that he was being treated for prostate cancer – was back in action for a charity fundraiser.

New homes, shops, schools and leisure facilities among ideas for former council depot

Bournemouth Echo:

7:00am Friday 24th October 2014

CHRISTCHURCH residents have been casting their eyes over potential development ideas for a former council depot.

Found in an underwear drawer 25 years on – now John Lennon’s glasses are set to fetch £25k

Bournemouth Echo:

6:20am Friday 24th October 2014

A PAIR of John Lennon’s distinctive round glasses he gave to a woman who pinched his bottom during a conga dance have been discovered in her underwear drawer.

Man, 93, who died after becoming trapped in burning bungalow is named

Bournemouth Echo:

5:40am Friday 24th October 2014

A 93-year-old man who died after becoming trapped in his burning bungalow has been named as Edwin Wellman.

Back from the dead: Bournemouth marathon runner’s amazing recovery after heart stops for eight minutes at the finish line

Bournemouth Echo:

5:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A RUNNER who was feared dead after he collapsed on the finish line of the Bournemouth Marathon Festival’s 10K race has made a miraculous recovery.

Acid attack victim left blind in one eye after terrifying assault

Bournemouth Echo:

7:53am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE 18-year-old victim of a horrific acid attack has been blinded in one eye.

UPDATE WITH VIDEO: Caravan destroyed and two homes and car damaged in blaze

Bournemouth Echo:

5:20pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A FAMILY had a lucky escape after a fierce blaze destroyed a caravan and spread to their home.

'Gridlock' on A338 Spur Road after crash near Ashley Heath roundabout

Bournemouth Echo: One lane of the A338 Spur Road to be closed northbound on Tuesday

8:19am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THERE are long delays on the A338 Spur Road this morning after a collision near Ashley Heath.

Tributes paid to “popular and caring” pedestrian who died following collision in Poole

Bournemouth Echo:

5:20am Thursday 23rd October 2014

POIGNANT tributes have been paid to a “popular and caring” man who died in hospital following a traffic accident in Poole.

'We're facing financial tsunami' - adult care services shake-up could save county council £7m

Bournemouth Echo: Dorset County Council budget meeting today

10:09am Thursday 23rd October 2014

PLANS to transform the way adult services are delivered in Dorset will help to tackle a ‘financial tsunami’ facing the authority, the leader of the county council has said.

UPDATE: Suspect still on the loose after two hour manhunt in Christchurch

Bournemouth Echo: LIFT OFF: A police helicopter demonstration took place at Bromsgrove Police and Fire Station's open day. Buy picture, BCR401406_13, at

2:30pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

POLICE launched a large-scale manhunt in Christchurch this afternoon.

As Aldi opens new Holdenhurst Road store, experts warn of 125% increase in Bournemouth food retailers in “significant financial distress”

Bournemouth Echo:

10:19am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE number of food and drug retailers with significant financial problems in Bournemouth has rocketed, new figures show.

Family calls for anti-acne drug to be investigated after popular teenage sailor took her own life

Bournemouth Echo:

7:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

ONE of Britain's best young sailors killed herself without any sign or warning, an inquest heard.

Man killed in A35 crash named as inquest is opened

Bournemouth Echo:

9:50am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MAN killed in a two-vehicle crash on the A35 at Winterbourne Abbas has been named as Nkululeko Nxusani.

VIDEO: 100,000 poppies rain down for poignant launch of Poole's poppy appeal

Bournemouth Echo:

5:33pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

ONE hundred thousand poppies were dropped from the roof of Poole’s Dolphin Shopping Centre to mark the launch of this year’s Poppy Appeal.

Newly extended Aldi store re-opens on Holdenhurst Road

Bournemouth Echo:

4:12pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

ALDI’S recently extended store on Holdenhurst Road in Bournemouth has been re-opened.

11 things to do in Dorset this weekend

Bournemouth Echo: Thousands turn out for Wimborne Food Fest

3:45pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Free weekend? Here's our weekly round up of things to do across the county - and don't forget to check our 50 things to do with your children in half term for loads more events for youngsters.

Heathlands Primary celebrates best ever Ofsted

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A NORTH Bournemouth primary has received its best-ever report following a visit by Ofsted inspectors.

Nursery pupils learn badminton from stars

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

NURSERY pupils are learning badminton from a Common-wealth gold medallist thanks to a unique partnership.

New dawn beckons for Kings Park Primary

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

KINGS Park Primary School is at the dawn of a new era.

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