Woman robbed at knifepoint in horrifying attack

Bournemouth Echo: Dorset Police logo

11:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A WOMAN has been dragged off her bike and robbed at knifepoint in Bournemouth.

UPDATE: Raider uses 'handgun' in attempted armed robbery at betting shop in Bournemouth

Bournemouth Echo: Armed robbery at betting shop, Bournemouth

5:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

POLICE are hunting a gun-wielding raider after an attempted armed robbery in broad daylight at a bookmakers last night.

Cycling restrictions to be lifted in Bournemouth in bid to make town more bike-friendly

Bournemouth Echo: BIKES: Cyclists spotted riding in the pedestrian zone of Bournemouth Square

5:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

CYCLING restrictions are to be lifted in Bournemouth in the hope of making the town more bike-friendly.

Paedophile's pictures of young victim to be deleted by Dorset Police

Bournemouth Echo: Picture posed by model

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

PHOTOGRAPHS of a paedophile's young victim will be deleted from his laptop and mobile phone by police before the devices are returned to him, the Echo can reveal.

D-Day farce: war hero's family asked to fill out 18 pages of forms to attend celebrations in Normandy

Bournemouth Echo: TRIPLICATE: D-Day veteran Ted Young with daughter Irene Richards, son-in-law Paul and the sheets of paperwork

8:14am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE family of a war hero attending the D-Day celebrations in Normandy have had to fill out 18 pages of security clearance forms.

Former private school teacher faces trial after being charged with sex offences against pupil

Bournemouth Echo: HEARING: Russell Woolwright arrives at Bournemouth Crown Court

5:20am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A FORMER teacher at one of Dorset’s most prestigious private schools faces a trial after being charged with two sex offences.

All hail the ale: Supa Fletch samples the offerings at fifth beer festival

Bournemouth Echo: Steve Fletcher of AFCB

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

CHERRIES legend Steve Fletcher threw his support behind the Big Bournemouth Beer Festival at the weekend.

Pooch idol: youngster helps pick sidekick to star alongside her in musical Annie

Bournemouth Echo: NOT SO DUMB DOGS: Lucy-May Alner, 13, with the five competing golden retrievers

11:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A YOUNG leading lady starring in Annie has helped pick her canine sidekick.

Paid work placements to be created with housing group, thanks to £50k grant

Bournemouth Echo: Lorna Gibbons

11:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A £50,000 grant aimed at getting the long-term unemployed back into work will help create paid work placements with Dorset businesses.

Police searching through CCTV in hunt for cyclist who knocked over pensioner

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

11:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

POLICE are pursuing “all possible means” in their hunt for a cyclist who knocked over a pensioner in Boscombe on Saturday morning.

Man accused of burgling Pandora jewellery store appears in court via video link

Bournemouth Echo: Thousands of pounds worth of jewellery stolen from Pandora store

10:52am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A man has appeared via prison video link at Bournemouth Crown Court charged with burgling a jewellery shop.

Coroner to investigate death of woman discovered in house on quiet road

Bournemouth Echo: DRAMA: The property in Cooke Road, Poole

10:50am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

The death of a woman at a home in Cooke Road is now in the hands of the coroner.

TB a threat to Dorset's dairy farming industry

Bournemouth Echo: WORRY: Dorset County NFU chairman Paul Gould

10:24am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

DORSET could lose its dairy farming industry if steps are not taken to combat bovine TB, the head of the National Farming Union has said.

Pervert died of natural causes during prison sentence

Bournemouth Echo: Southampton General Hospital, 2014

10:16am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A PERVERT from Poole who was sentenced for repeatedly abusing a young boy in the late 1970s and early 1980s died of natural causes, an inquest heard.

European elections: eight parties to battle it out at the polls - see who is standing for the South West

Bournemouth Echo: REGIONAL JOB: Returning officer Paul Morris

9:38am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE nomination deadline for May’s European Parliamentary elections came and went yesterday, signalling the start of what is expected to be an intense four-week campaign trail for the region’s candidates.

Funeral of one-punch victim Andrew Young to be held on Friday

Bournemouth Echo: Victim Andrew Young

9:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE funeral of Andrew Young, who died after being knocked to the ground by a single punch, will be held on Friday.

The Voice brings search for next singing star to Bournemouth today

Bournemouth Echo: The Voice auditions coming to the city

5:40am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

BUDDING singers have the chance to find out about taking part in the next series of The Voice TV talent show in Bournemouth today.

Anti-cuts protesters demonstrate at Poole

Bournemouth Echo: Anti-cuts protesters demonstarte at Poole

6:42pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

CAMPAIGNERS opposed to swingeing government cuts and the privatisation of public services demonstrated outside Poole Civic Centre this evening.

Residents shocked as woman found dead in house

Bournemouth Echo: DRAMA: The property in Cooke Road, Poole

5:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

RESIDENTS of a quiet Poole road were left in shock after the body of a woman was discovered in a house.

Longer hours proposed for schoolchildren to improve their learning

Bournemouth Echo: LONGER DAY: Richard Tutt, principal of Magna Academy Poole

6:20am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TEENAGERS at a Poole academy could be putting in an extra four hours of study if proposals to extend the working day are approved.

Plans for controversial Winter Gardens site to go back on the table

Bournemouth Echo: PLANNING BID: The Winter Gardens

6:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

NEW proposals for Bournemouth’s Winter Gardens site will be unveiled to councillors tomorrow.

Police hunt man after hotel thefts

Bournemouth Echo: Police hunt man after hotel thefts

4:51pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

POLICE want to speak to this man in connection with a series of thefts from lockers in changing rooms at the Careys Manor Hotel in the New Forest.

Farewell party held for Poole council chief executive as search goes on to find replacement

Bournemouth Echo: John McBride

4:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A DELAYED retirement party has taken place for Borough of Poole chief executive John McBride, who officially left the council at the end of March.

Two seriously injured and three other young people hurt as car flips over

Bournemouth Echo: CONFIDENT: Dorset Fire and Rescue Service

3:33pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

FIVE young people were injured, two seriously, in a horror crash near Bovington when a car flipped over on its side.

Cakes, live music and family fun lined-up for Christchurch Food Festival

Bournemouth Echo: EXTRAVAGANZA: Performers and chefs set to participate in the Food Festival

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

CAKES, cooking demos and circus workshops will make up some of the events on offer at this year’s Christchurch Food Festival.

Will family-run business be named top of the shops in national awards?

Bournemouth Echo: Scape Interiors West

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A SHOP in Westbourne is in the running for a national award that recognises the best homeware and gift retailers.

Brave teen to take part in skydive and 10k run to fund trip of a lifetime

Bournemouth Echo: FUNDRAISING: Maddi Tonks

2:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

SHE’S willing to throw herself out of a plane and go through an arduous run to fund the trip of a lifetime.

Shopper alerted police after ‘free’ cocaine exchanged in town centre

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

1:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A SHOPPER alerted police after spotting what appeared to be drug dealing in a Dorset town centre in broad daylight, a court heard.

Digging in: youngsters help plant wildflower meadows to help boost natural habitats

Bournemouth Echo: MUCKING IN: Hamworthy Park Junior School pupils planting wildflower seeds at Hamworthy Park

1:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

JUNIOR school youngsters have been helping to plant “vibrant” wildflower meadows at Poole’s Hamworthy Park.

Appeal lodged against decision to refuse permission for revised Meteor supermarket scheme

Bournemouth Echo: APPLICATION: Developers are to pursue plans for a supermarket at Meteor Retail Park

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AN appeal has been lodged against a decision to refuse permission for a revised Christchurch supermarket scheme.

DCCI chief Ian Girling: patrons give their views at Bank of England briefing

Bournemouth Echo: Ian Girling, chief executive, Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry

12:30pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

LAST week, we held our quarterly Bank of England briefing, kindly hosted by Bournemouth Airport.

My business has gone global - and it all started with advert in the Echo

Bournemouth Echo: OFF TO AMERICA: Stuart  Wischhusen, who has built a business empire

12:24pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

HE left school with no qualifications or prospects – but businessman Stuart Wischhusen has just relocated to California after his company’s profits grew 6,000-fold.

Born to shine: six women offered the chance to improve their lives – could you benefit?

Bournemouth Echo: BORN TO SHINE: Nicola Lowe

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A LAW firm is offering six deserving women the chance to take part in an award-winning career and personal development programme.

Petition success for disabled man as blue badge parking space is set to be reinstated

Bournemouth Echo: REINSTATED:  Darin Ball had his blue badge space put back after he appeared in the Echo and started a petition

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A DISABLED man from Poole said he is ‘over the moon’ after Poole Housing Partnership (PHP) agreed to reinstate a parking space for blue badge holders outside his home.

Damning CQC report calls for “immediate improvement” at Bournemouth care home

Bournemouth Echo: ‘UNACCEPTABLE’: Levels of care were found to be below the expected standard  at Windsor Court Nursing Home

11:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

“IMMEDIATE improvement” is needed at a Bournemouth care home, a Care Quality Commission (CQC) report has revealed.

Couple appeal for help from shoppers to find lost wedding ring

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

11:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A DISTRAUGHT couple are appealing for help from shoppers in Christchurch after a treasured wedding ring was lost in the town.

School leavers given chance to enter world of insurance thanks to apprenticeship scheme

Bournemouth Echo: TEAMWORK: Susan Reeves, standing, human resources director of Alan and Thomas Insurance Group, with apprentices Autum Chamberlain and Nick Magee

11:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AN INSURANCE specialist has played a key part in an industry-wide campaign to find bright recruits through a new apprenticeship scheme.

Easter wonderland comes to Boscombe as thousands enjoy event

Bournemouth Echo: FESTIVITIES: Gemma-Ann Lewis of Dark Matters sells Brownies

10:22am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THERE was a festival atmosphere at an Alice in Wonderland-themed event in the centre of Boscombe at the weekend.

Protest against cuts to care budgets to be held outside Poole civic centre

Bournemouth Echo: VIEWS: Poole Civic Centre

10:14am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A DEMONSTRATION against cuts to care budgets will be held outside Poole Civic Centre this evening.

Mother and baby rescued from burning house

Bournemouth Echo: CONFIDENT: Dorset Fire and Rescue Service

9:42am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A MOTHER and baby were rescued by firefighters after a fire broke out in their home this morning.

Oh I could write a sonnet... youngsters show off Easter bonnets at competition

Bournemouth Echo: HAT’S THE WAY TO DO IT: Children take part in Variety's Easter Bonnet Competition at Key West on Bournemouth Pier, pictured with judges Celia Bygraves and DJ Ed Stewart

8:45am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

IT was flowers, bunnies and eggs galore at this year’s Variety Easter Bonnet competition.

Two men treated for smoke inhalation after mattress catches light

Bournemouth Echo: CONFIDENT: Dorset Fire and Rescue Service

7:22am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TWO men were treated for smoke inhalation after a mattress caught light in a Poole home.

Fundraising drive to help save the Hengistbury Head land train

Bournemouth Echo: LIMITED EDITION: HOOT supporters with artist Wendy Brown and her print

5:40am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A LIMITED edition print of Hengistbury Head is being raffled off to support the campaign to save the land train.

Businesses and residents react to pavement cycle row

Bournemouth Echo: ATTACK SCENE: The junction of Christchurch Road and Parkwood Road

5:20am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

BOSCOMBE residents and business owners yesterday reacted with disgust to the news that a pensioner was assaulted by a cyclist on Saturday morning.

UPDATE: Police called after body found

Bournemouth Echo: Police called after body found

2:20pm Monday 21st April 2014

POLICE were called to an address in Cooke Road, Poole, yesterday morning after a death.

Man suffers serious injuries in collision with car

Bournemouth Echo: Man suffers serious injuries in collision with car

10:13am Monday 21st April 2014

A MAN has suffered serious injuries this morning after being involved in a collision with a car at Hurn.

Catch him: hunt for cycle thug who broke OAP’s hip

Bournemouth Echo: SCENE: The junction between Parkwood Road and Christchurch Road, Boscombe.

5:00am Monday 21st April 2014

A “THUGGISH” cyclist who left a pensioner with a broken hip after a pavement confrontation in Boscombe is being hunted by police.

Police called to crash near Christchurch

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.

6:20pm Monday 21st April 2014

POLICE have been called to a road near Christchurch after a collision this evening.

50-year-old bus returns for tour of Bournemouth

Bournemouth Echo: DING DING: Martyn Hearson drives the Number 1 bus through Bournemouth

5:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

A BUS which first took to the streets of Bournemouth half a century ago returned to its old routes.

Delays on A31 through the New Forest after two break-downs

Bournemouth Echo: UPDATE: A31 near Ringwood reopened after refrigerated meat lorry fire

4:08pm Monday 21st April 2014

PEOPLE heading home from their Easter holidays are facing delays on the A31 because of two break-downs.

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