Former Bournemouth MP’s family express shock over ‘secret life’

Bournemouth Echo:

5:20am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE family of former Bournemouth East MP David Atkinson have claimed he led a secret life which included a string of affairs with men.

VIDEO: Mum lucky to be alive after faulty charger causes explosion at home

Bournemouth Echo:

9:58am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A mother is lucky to be alive after a faulty charger caused an explosion at her Ringwood home.

VIDEO: Hengistbury Head heath fire 'believed to be started deliberately'

Bournemouth Echo:

4:30pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS scrambled to Hengistbury Head this afternoon after a blaze broke out across a large section of heathland.

28-year-old man airlifted to hospital from Bernards Mead in Christchurch

Bournemouth Echo:

8:03pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

EMERGENCY services attended an incident at a field in Iford this evening.

Elderly woman suffers hip injury after being robbed by man who offered to carry shopping

Bournemouth Echo: CONCERNED: Margaret Morrissey

4:32pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

AN ELDERLY woman suffered a serious hip injury after being robbed in Springbourne by a man offering to carry her bag.

UPDATE: Old human skull left outside church - can you help police investigation?

Bournemouth Echo:

3:50pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A COUPLE in Dorset were given a shock when they discovered an old human skull outside a church in Wareham.

Jailed: homeless man who robbed elderly couple in quiet street

Bournemouth Echo:

2:09pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A HOMELESS man who callously robbed an elderly couple in the street has been jailed for four-and-a-half years.

Man arrested on suspicion of assaulting girl at Paulton’s Park released without charge

Bournemouth Echo: Paulton's Park

10:21am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A 37-YEAR-OLD Poole man arrested on suspicion of assaulting a child at Paulton’s Park has been released from custody.

QUIZ: How well do you know your area?

Bournemouth Echo: Teenager taken to hospital after falling from jetski near Bournemouth Pier

5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

How many people in Boscombe have a degree? What proportion of people in Southbourne are Christian? Take this quiz and test your knowledge of your area.

VIDEO: Bournemouth sizzles in 28C on its hottest day of the year so far

Bournemouth Echo:

4:40pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

TEMPERATURES soared to a scorching 28.6C in Dorset today with people flocking to the beach to cool off in the heat.

Food delivery van catches fire in Poole

Bournemouth Echo:

1:33pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a block of flats in Poole at lunchtime after a food delivery van caught on fire.

Council makes plan for 1,800 more school places in Bournemouth

Bournemouth Echo: NEW DEPUTY: Councillor Nicola Greene

5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

EDUCATION chiefs in Bournemouth are set to expand secondary schools to deal with ever-increasing pupil numbers.

A new cliff lift, a 4,000sq ft room and two apartment blocks: ambitious plans to replace failing Bournemouth hotels

Bournemouth Echo:

6:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

PLANS to demolish three “unviable” hotels on East Cliff and replace them with a luxury hotel and two blocks of flats have been revealed.

Council to apply for eviction order to move travellers from Baiter Park

Bournemouth Echo:

9:40am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

COUNCIL officials have started proceedings to evict travellers from Poole’s Baiter Park.

Visitors urged to get behind £2.5m lottery campaign to improve Poole Park

Bournemouth Echo:

4:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

HUNDREDS of visitors to Poole Park were encouraged to get behind a £2.5million Heritage Lottery Fund bid on Saturday.

Jabba the Hutt’s dancer and Doctor Who’s sidekick lined-up for charity event

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

ACTORS from the original Star Wars trilogy and Doctor Who will be among the stellar line-up for a charity event in Bournemouth.

Feelgood factor returns to construction sector as workforce grows up to 50 per cent

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

PAY is rising in the construction sector as employers look to fill a skills gap.

Places filling up for popular Purbeck Marathon – but there’s still time to enter

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THERE is still time to enter this year’s acclaimed Purbeck Marathon, organisers say.

Applications for new eco homes now open to Bournemouth residents

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

1:10pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Applications for the Gladstone Mews eco homes in Boscombe are now open to Bournemouth residents.

Residents party in the street to raise money for Help For Heroes

Bournemouth Echo:

1:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A dalek, Postman Pat, skittles, archery and no less than three bouncy castles were part of the fun at a fundraising event for Help for Heroes on Saturday.

Life-size replica Optimus Prime meets youngsters in Poole

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

TRANSFORMERS fans had the ultimate thrill when Optimus Prime came to Poole on Sunday.

Goodbye primary school, hello secondary – youngsters don cap and gowns for graduation ceremony

Bournemouth Echo:

12:37pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

STUDENTS at Queen’s Park Academy in Bournemouth tossed their mortar boards into the air as they celebrated the end of their primary school lives.

Is your firm leading the way in innovation?

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE Excellence in Innovation Award, sponsored by the Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Liz Lean PR, is open for entries in the 20th annual Dorset Business Awards, in association with the Daily Echo and Dorset Echo.

A larger state-of-the-art gym and extra fitness studio - £1.2m Littledown plans to go before cabinet

Bournemouth Echo: STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITY: Littledown Centre

11:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

BOURNEMOUTH Council’s proposals for a £1.2million expansion to the Littledown Centre will be put before the cabinet tomorrow.

Dorset Police making ‘good’ progress to meet savings target of £23.2m

Bournemouth Echo: CONCERNED: Margaret Morrissey

11:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

DORSET Police is on course to meet its savings target of £23.2 million by March next year.

Supplying cash to the world – meet the firm celebrating 25 years thanks to ATMs

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

IT is an invention people use daily without any thought – but one Dorset company has enjoyed 25 years of success thanks to the cash machine.

We're NOT imagining it - there really are a LOT of barrel jellyfish being washed up on Bournemouth beach

Bournemouth Echo: BARREL OF LAUGHS: Martin Frith with the barrel Jellyfish

9:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

You've sent us dozens of pictures and now a new report confirms it - an “unusual” amountof jellyfish have been spotted in Dorset this year.

Teacher banned after giving pupil alcohol, condoms and keys to his house

Bournemouth Echo:

8:06am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A HAMPSHIRE teacher has been banned from the profession after giving a teenage pupil alcohol, condoms and the key to his house.

Motorcyclist hurt in collision on Upton bypass

Bournemouth Echo: CONCERNED: Margaret Morrissey

8:01am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

RUSH hour traffic was delayed this morning when a motorbike crashed on the Upton bypass.

Chronic shortage of affordable housing in the countryside is ‘killing rural life’

Bournemouth Echo: Langton Matravers residents asked for views on affordable housing

6:20am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

RURAL families in Dorset are being progressively forced out of their communities due to a chronic shortage of affordable housing for local people which is killing rural life, according to Raglan Housing’s chief executive Nicholas Harris.

Could Boscombe’s Police Station be forced to close?

Bournemouth Echo:

5:40am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE future of Boscombe Police Station is in doubt as Dorset Police struggles to cope with a reduced budget.

VIDEO: "Hero" neighbour saves family's life as blaze destroys first floor of house

Bournemouth Echo:

10:50am Monday 21st July 2014

A SHAKEN mother has told how her neighbour saved her life when a fire started at her New Milton home.

Man stole sick mum's life savings to bring internet love to UK - then found it was a scam

Bournemouth Echo:

5:00am Monday 21st July 2014

A MAN who stole thousands of pounds from his sick elderly mother to bring a Ghanaian woman to the UK faces jail.

Twin Sails Bridge reopen after afternoon of routine maintenance

Bournemouth Echo: “Simple and elegant” – Poole’s Twin Sails Bridge wins architectural award

5:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

HUNDREDS of motorists were forced to seek alternative routes after Poole's Twin Sails Bridge closed to traffic this afternoon.

Man in custody after assault on three-year-old at Paulton's Park - did you see incident?

Bournemouth Echo: Paulton's Park

11:29am Monday 21st July 2014

A man has been arrested after a young girl was allegedly assaulted at Paulton's Park on Sunday.

"Tokenism has burst upon us like a thunderstorm" - MP Richard Drax dismisses women in Westminster

Bournemouth Echo: Richard Drax MP - Weymouth to Westminster

3:32pm Monday 21st July 2014

SOUTH Dorset MP Richard Drax says David Cameron's reshuffle is "tokenism" and that the women promoted to the cabinet are "venturing out of their depth".

VIDEO: Ever seen lightning in slow-motion? Amazing footage of storm over Christchurch

Bournemouth Echo: Lightning over Bournemouth. Picture by Rob Fleming.

1:11pm Monday 21st July 2014

Reader Matt Edgeley sent us this slow-motion footage of lightning over Christchurch, taken at 1am on Saturday. 

Update: Man arrested after police hunt over "suspicious activity" at trading estate

Bournemouth Echo: Dorset Police logo

12:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A MAN is helping police with their inquires following an alleged break-in at Holton Heath trading estate.

An early look at Bournemouth's first free school

Bournemouth Echo:

6:20am Monday 21st July 2014

HUNDREDS of parents turned out for a first-look at where Bournemouth’s first free school will be situated from next year.

My children found needle full of heroin in our back garden

Bournemouth Echo:

5:20am Monday 21st July 2014

A HYPODERMIC needle filled with heroin was found by children playing in their Boscombe garden.

The £12m owed to the taxpayer that Dorset County Council has decided to write-off

Bournemouth Echo:

10:05am Monday 21st July 2014

ALMOST £12m is owed to Dorset County Council – but the authority has decided to write off hundreds of thousands of pounds of the debt.

Double decker bus crashes at Cooper Dean roundabout

Bournemouth Echo: Helpless owner watches on as bike thief rides away

10:50am Monday 21st July 2014

A double decker bus has been in a collision at Cooper Dean roundabout. 

Tribute to the Fallen honours servicemen

Bournemouth Echo:

6:00am Monday 21st July 2014

A POIGNANT event to commemorate the centenary of the beginning of World War One took place at Christchurch Quay yesterday.

Man taken to hospital with "life-threatening injuries" after arm crushed under lorry

Bournemouth Echo:

5:50pm Monday 21st July 2014

A MAN has been rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries after his arm was crushed beneath a truck.

Free running, dance and a trip with British Sea Power – something for everyone at Arts by the Sea Festival

Bournemouth Echo:

5:10pm Monday 21st July 2014

TICKETS are now on sale for the fourth Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival.

Can you help find stolen Wurlitzer jukebox taken from hall in Poole?

Bournemouth Echo:

5:02pm Monday 21st July 2014

A DISTINCTIVE jukebox – one of only 800 in existence – has been stolen from a community hall in Poole.

‘Dark and dated to fresh and welcoming’: shopping centre transformed in £3m makeover

Bournemouth Echo:

4:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

THE £3million makeover of a Christchurch shopping centre has been completed.

Twin-engine helicopter to transport air ambulance patients faster than ever

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

3:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A NEW helicopter chosen by Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance will carry out medical rescues faster than ever.

Could your pooch win top dog at canine competition?

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

THE biggest fundraising event of Margaret Green Animal Rescue’s (MGAR) year is set to take place next month.

Air festival makers wanted: Could you lend a hand at town’s biggest event?

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

COULD you make someone’s festival experience in Bournemouth?








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