VIDEO: Thug smashed shop window 19 times with a ladder - but can't be prosecuted after police “misunderstanding”

Bournemouth Echo:

5:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A THUG who smashed a ladder 19 times into the window of a central Bournemouth letting agency escaped prosecution following a police “misunderstanding”.

VIDEO: Meet the newborn who makes an incredible FIFTH generation of one family

Bournemouth Echo:

5:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A BEAUTIFUL baby boy born in Poole has become the fifth living generation of the same family.

Man "stabbed 16-year-old student in Horseshoe Common", murder trial told

Bournemouth Echo: Book of condolence for teenager Linda Lietaviete

1:46pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE trial of a man accused of the murder of 16-year-old Linda Lietaviete began in Winchester Crown Court today.

Second chance for driver who led police on 80mph chase in stolen BMW

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

6:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A THIEF who stole a BMW from its owner’s driveway before leading police on an 80 mile per hour chase through residential roads has been given a second chance by a judge.

Pensioner: Tesco’s dodgy diesel wrecked my car two days after I bought it – as I was on my way to funeral

Bournemouth Echo:

6:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A BOURNEMOUTH pensioner says his life turned into a living “nightmare” after his new car broke down on the way to a funeral having been pumped full of dodgy diesel from Tesco.

Experts rehearse oil spill drill

Bournemouth Echo:

6:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A MAJOR oil spill has been simulated in Poole Harbour to test responses in dealing with an emergency.

36-pages of First Class pictures inside your Echo today!

Bournemouth Echo:

6:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Don't miss our 36-page supplement inside your Daily Echo today featuring pictures of reception class pupils around Dorset. 

UPDATE: Pedestrian dies following crash in Poole

Bournemouth Echo:

6:10am Monday 20th October 2014

A pedestrian has died after being involved in a collision with a car in Poole.

Standards of care improved at Avalon nursing home in Branksome Park

Bournemouth Echo:

6:30am Monday 20th October 2014

STANDARDS of care have now improved at a Poole nursing home that was originally deemed to be failing in all areas, a new inspection has confirmed.

96-year-old’s 45-minute wait for paramedics after collapsing in Swanage

Bournemouth Echo:

5:00am Monday 20th October 2014

SAFETY concerns have been raised after a 96-year-old Swanage woman was left collapsed on the pavement in torrential rain for three-quarters-of-an hour waiting for paramedics.

Council spends £130k on failed car park bid

Bournemouth Echo:

5:30am Monday 20th October 2014

BOURNEMOUTH council spent almost £130,000 on a failed attempt to buy a prime town centre site – despite warnings they had “no chance” of succeeding.

Britain prepares for aftermath of Hurricane Gonzalo - but Dorset should escape the worst

Bournemouth Echo:

6:24pm Monday 20th October 2014

High winds expected as remains of Hurricane Gonzalo pass through Britain

Eight reasons we can’t wait to see Broadchurch 2

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

Filming has finally finished on season 2 of Broadchurch, and we can't wait to see the results. Writer Chris Chibnall has been very careful to keep the plot under wraps - and we've avoided the spoiler-heavy filming shots you might have seen elsewhere in the spirit of preserving the suprise. Instead, here's just a few of the things we're looking forward to.... 

Guilty: drug dealers admit supplying class A drugs to undercover officer in biggest crackdown of its kind

Bournemouth Echo:

11:10am Monday 20th October 2014

THREE more drug dealers responsible for peddling drugs on the streets of Boscombe have faced the courts.

Single vehicle crash near Branksome Recreation Ground in Poole

Bournemouth Echo: CONCERNED: Margaret Morrissey

10:19pm Monday 20th October 2014

Emergency services were called following a single vehicle crash near Branksome Recreation Ground this evening.

Injured man hit with own crutch in “cowardly and unprovoked” attack

Bournemouth Echo: CONCERNED: Margaret Morrissey

5:12pm Monday 20th October 2014

AN INJURED man was punched and hit with his own crutch as he sat on a bench in Poole.

New Fury exhibition launched at Bovington Tank Museum ahead of Brad Pitt film release

Bournemouth Echo:

4:02pm Monday 20th October 2014

A NEW exhibition has been launched at Bovington Tank Museum tying in with Brad Pitt’s new film ‘Fury’.

Help a charity to continue saving lives simply by purchasing a coffee in Swanage on Saturday

Bournemouth Echo:

2:30pm Monday 20th October 2014

A COFFEE morning in aid of the Swanage Lifeboat Station is being held this Saturday, October 25, from 10am to 12noon.

Ringwood homes get go-ahead after six-month delay

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans to build up to 175 homes in Ringwood have been given the go-ahead after a six-month delay.

Nominate your brilliant New Forest business

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

2:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

The public are asked to nominate their favourite businesses in this year’s New Forest Brilliance in Business Awards.

McCarthy and Stone move premises

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

RETIREMENT developer McCarthy and Stone is to move from one of Bournemouth’s most prominent office buildings to another.

Swanage Lions raises money for Poole Heart Support Group

Bournemouth Echo:

1:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

Swanage Lions president Tim Mersey has presented a £125 cheque to the Poole Heart Support Group.

Bournemouth naturalists on trek to save the rainforests

Bournemouth Echo:

1:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

AN intrepid team of Bournemouth naturalists are setting out on an expedition next month to catalogue the exotic fauna of the Madagascar rainforests.

Cybercrime "the fastest emerging threat in Dorset" - see 10 ways to protect yourself online...

Bournemouth Echo: Police launch crackdown on fraud and internet crime

12:33pm Monday 20th October 2014

GET Safe Online Week is being backed by police in Dorset in a bid to help residents protect themselves from online crime.

Caught on camera: moment two house sparrows clashed during vicious turf war

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

A pair of humble house sparrows show their vicious side as they clash in an avian turf war.

Chloe-Jasmine Whichello: the X Factor contestant who grew up in Poole is voted off show

Bournemouth Echo:

11:30am Monday 20th October 2014

X-FACTOR contestant Chloe-Jasmine Whichello, who grew up in Poole, has lost her place in the X-Factor.

The sugar bowl tipped to sell for £1m – despite being broken by Bournemouth auctioneers

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Monday 20th October 2014

THIS small Chinese sugar bowl is tipped to sell for £1million – despite once being broken by a Bournemouth auctioneers.

Attention, Poole council: THIS is what we want for town centre roads, say residents

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Monday 20th October 2014

RESIDENTS of Poole are holding a public meeting to present their own vision for a major town centre road system.

Award-winning baker Mark Bennett gets late-night licence

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Monday 20th October 2014

AWARD-winning Poole baker Mark Bennett will now be able to serve alcohol at his Sandbanks Road patisserie, after borough chiefs backed proposals for a late-night licence.

Tower Park’s “extraordinary” Christmas tree will leave you breathless, promise designers

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Monday 20th October 2014

A TOWERING Christmas tree will greet visitors to Tower Park this festive season, designed especially for the leisure complex by designers to the stars The Christmas Decorators.

Number of jobless falls

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

10:47am Monday 20th October 2014

POOLE: Unemployment has fallen slightly across Dorset.

Talk by a medium at community hall this afternoon

Bournemouth Echo:

4:11pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE New Christian Spiritualist Church Swanage will be hosting a guest medium, Betty Legg, today at 2pm.

Annual poppy appeal launched in Ringwood with special event

Bournemouth Echo:

10:13am Monday 20th October 2014

POPPY appeal organisers in Ringwood are hoping supporters will dig deep for the Royal British Legion this year.

Need a job? Health-on-Line is holding a recruitment day

Bournemouth Echo:

10:00am Monday 20th October 2014

EXPANDING Bournemouth company Health-on-Line is planning to recruit around 20 people at a recruitment day.

Christchurch 10k to return next year after first event is a hit with runners

Bournemouth Echo:

10:07am Monday 20th October 2014

MORE than 200 people put on their running shoes to take part in the inaugural Christchurch 10K run on Sunday.

Prizes snapped up by winners of this year’s Daily Echo and Castle Cameras Air Festival photographic competition

Bournemouth Echo:

7:00am Monday 20th October 2014

IT WAS smiles all round for the winners of this year’s Daily Echo and Castle Cameras Air Festival photographic competition as they received their well-earned prizes. Picked out of more than 400 entries taken during the four-day festival, David Ashby and Charlotte Cook wowed the judges with their impressive shots.

Ladies’ luncheon event raises £5k for hospice

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

A LADIES’ luncheon charity event held by Lewis-Manning Hospice during Breast Cancer Awareness Month raised nearly £5,000.

Jingle all the way round charity’s jogging course

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

FUNDRAISERS are being urged to get into the festive spirit and take part in a fun Jingle Jog in aid of Dorset’s disability charity, Diverse Abilities Plus.

New scheme is not too shabby

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

STAFF and volunteers at Julia’s House children’s hospice flagship charity shop have been working on a new fundraising initiative.

Skydiver, 70, helps school

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

A DARING granny has raised more than £1,800 for Montacute Special School after doing a 15,000ft skydive for her 70th birthday.

Woman trapped under her own car after forgetting to apply handbrake

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

2:47pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A WOMAN was rescued by firefighters when she became trapped under her own car after she forgot to apply the handbrake.

Police helicopter scrambled following serious assault near Christchurch train station

Bournemouth Echo:

9:46am Sunday 19th October 2014

THE police helicopter was called into action following a serious assault near Christchurch Railway Station yesterday evening.

Issues around controversial felling of trees at Druitt Gardens to be discussed

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

A DETAILED examination of the issues around the controversial felling of a tree in Christchurch will be discussed on Tuesday.

30th birthday celebrations for ‘miracle baby’

Bournemouth Echo:

7:10pm Sunday 19th October 2014

THIRTY years ago 'miracle baby' Daryl Mills defied the odds to become the youngest surviving premature baby to be born at Poole Hospital.

UPDATE: Dog rescued after plunging 100 foot off cliff in Swanage

Bournemouth Echo:

12:19pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A DOG was rescued by the RNLI and coastguards after falling nearly 100 foot off a cliff in Swanage.

Girl, 3, locked in and left alone at pre-school for two hours

Bournemouth Echo:

5:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

AN INVESTIGATION was launched after a lack of supervision at a Dorset pre-school led to a toddler being locked-in and left alone for nearly two hours.

Homeless heroes: Charity to help re-house former servicemen living on the streets

Bournemouth Echo:

4:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

ARMED forces charity UK Homes 4 Heroes has launched a new Dorset service to help re-house homeless ex-service personnel.

Emergency services called after car crashes into bridge

Bournemouth Echo: Dorset Police logo

2:58pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A car crashed into a bridge in North Dorset earlier this afternoon.

Don’t turn black cats away – give them a home, urges charity

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A FERNDOWN animal charity is asking would-be pet owners to ‘paws’ for thought before rejecting black cats.

Find the Squirrel: get set for a treasure hunt with a difference on Brownsea Island this half term

Bournemouth Echo: A red squirrel on Brownsea Island

12:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

The much-loved red squirrels of Brownsea are the subject of a fun island quest for children this half-term holiday, reports Nicky Findley








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