UPDATE: Elderly pair taken to hospital and A338 closed after crash

Bournemouth Echo:

10:30am Monday 28th July 2014

Drivers are being advised to avoid the A338 after a two car crash closed the road.

Teen assaulted at Poole bus station - can you help find this man?

Bournemouth Echo:

9:54am Monday 28th July 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after a 16-year-old boy was ‘barked’ at and head-butted during an assault in Poole bus station.

National Parks will be protected from fracking, pledges government as licences are up for grabs

Bournemouth Echo: Become a volunteer and explore parts of the New Forest you never knew existed...

9:05am Monday 28th July 2014

National Parks in England will be protected from fracking unless there are ''exceptional circumstances'', ministers announced today.

We should have phone-free "quiet zones" on beach, says Bournemouth MP

Bournemouth Echo:

5:20am Monday 28th July 2014

PROPOSALS to introduce mobile-free zones on parts of Bournemouth beach have been put forward by Bournemouth East MP Tobias Ellwood.

What a transformation: hundreds flock to celebrate shopping centre’s £3m makeover

Bournemouth Echo:

11:19am Monday 28th July 2014

HUNDREDS of people flocked to Saxon Square in Christchurch on Saturday to celebrate the shopping centre’s multimillion pound makeover.

Delays on A338 after crash near Ashley Heath

Bournemouth Echo:

11:12am Monday 28th July 2014

There are delays on the A338 after a minor crash near Ashley Heath.

Promoted Article: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Bournemouth Echo: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

11:00am Monday 28th July 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support.

The weed monster is back - harvester boast set to clear Poole Park lake today

Bournemouth Echo: Poole Park lake is cleared of weeds

10:55am Monday 28th July 2014

WAR is once again being waged on the whiffy weeds which have blighted Poole Park Lake in previous summers.

Travellers move on from car park at Branksome

Bournemouth Echo:

10:12am Monday 28th July 2014

THE travellers who moved onto Beach Road car park, Branksome, Poole, on Friday have left the site.

Worker taken to hospital after masked raiders target convenience store

Bournemouth Echo:

9:59am Monday 28th July 2014

A CONVENIENCE store worker needed hospital treatment after masked men threatened her in a terrifying early morning raid.

Welcome to our award winning beaches (but mind the litter)

Bournemouth Echo:

9:16am Monday 28th July 2014

Reader Nigel Hemlsey took this picture of litter strewn across the promenade last night. Bournemouth's beach litter problem has not yet been as bad as last year but tourists are being encouraged to take their rubbish away if the bins are full.

Heavy thunderstorms force Airbus to land at Bournemouth Airport

Bournemouth Echo:

9:11am Monday 28th July 2014

A BRITISH Airways flight destined for London Gatwick has landed at Bournemouth Airport this morning.

Busy weekend for coastguard

Bournemouth Echo: The Coastguard helicopter searches at Durlston Head

9:07am Monday 28th July 2014

COASTGUARDS were kept busy as thousands of people took to the water over the hot and sunny weekend.

Eight things to do in Dorset today

Bournemouth Echo: SPECTACLE: The  Swanage Carnival parade passes through the town

9:28am Monday 28th July 2014

 1) Bournemouth Carnival

‘How the First World War brought my grandparents together’

Bournemouth Echo:

6:20am Monday 28th July 2014

The Great War saw many families separated from their husbands, fathers and sons as they joined up to fight for King and country.

Thousands enjoy Swanage Carnival

Bournemouth Echo:

6:00am Monday 28th July 2014

A SEA of colour filled the streets of Swanage yesterday for the town’s annual regatta and carnival.

Celebrations after Saxon Square receives multi-million pound makeover

Bournemouth Echo:

5:40am Monday 28th July 2014

HUNDREDS of people flocked to Saxon Square in Christchurch on Saturday to celebrate the shopping centre’s multimillion pound makeover.

VIDEO: 19-year-old set to beat cancer - for third time

Bournemouth Echo:

5:00am Monday 28th July 2014

COURAGEOUS teenager Chandos Green is fighting back after a third operation to treat the brain cancer he was diagnosed with aged just three.

Thieves target outdoor centre for the second time - weeks after security was stepped up

Bournemouth Echo:

9:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

POOLE’S outdoor education centre has been raided twice in the last six weeks.

Coastguard helicopter airlifts diver with decompression sickness from Swanage Bay

Bournemouth Echo: The Coastguard helicopter

7:47pm Sunday 27th July 2014

PORTLAND Coastguard helicopter was scrambled to a diver suffering from decompression sickness off Swanage Bay earlier today.

Two die in crash tragedy

Bournemouth Echo:

1:43pm Sunday 27th July 2014

TWO people were killed in a tragic accident on one of Weymouth’s busiest roads.

Turn the lights off and light a candle to commemorate WWI

Bournemouth Echo:

4:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

CHRISTCHURCH will mark the centenary of the start of World War One with a special Lights Out event in Saxon Square.

£250k grants available to help support armed forces families

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

GRANTS of up to £250,000 are available again to fund community projects that support armed forces families in Dorset.

Capture the beauty of the South West Coast Path for annual photo competition

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

Emma Joseph previews this year’s photographic contest celebrating the South West Coast Path

New vehicle helping wheelchair users in Bournemouth get out and about

Bournemouth Echo:

1:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A NEW accessible vehicle has been launched to help wheelchair users in Bourne-mouth get out and about in the community.

Meet the life savers - Poole Lifeboat Station to open its doors to the public

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

POOLE Lifeboat Station open day gives people the chance to have a look behind the scenes of a busy operation.

Welcome to the clergy: new priests and deacons are ordained

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

PARISHES across the area are welcoming new clergy following ordinations at Salisbury and Winchester.

Why Sir David Attenborough wants you to join in the Big Butterfly Count

Bournemouth Echo:

10:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

Since creating a meadow area in his own back garden three years ago, Sir David Attenborough has enjoyed an influx of wildlife and this year is hoping to see a wide range of butterflies visiting it.

VIDEO: Amazing footage of Bournemouth seafront as you've never seen it before

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

THIS stunning footage captures Bournemouth seafront as you've never seen it before.

Mudeford Arts Festival, Swanage Carnival and Regatta Week, Saxon Square refurbishment: Your live guide to Saturday's events

Bournemouth Echo:

9:16am Saturday 26th July 2014

Live coverage of the weekend's news and events around the area.

Walking free: couple who claimed more than £100k in benefits are spared jail

Bournemouth Echo:

6:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

A COUPLE that cheated taxpayers of more than £100,000 in a “deliberate and callous way” escaped jail yesterday.

Firefighters tackle large blaze at the Blue Haze landfill site near Verwood

Bournemouth Echo:

9:39am Saturday 26th July 2014

Firefighters were called to a large blaze at the Blue Haze landfill site near Verwood last night

UPDATED WITH VIDEO: Travellers camp arrives at Slades Farm in Bournemouth

Bournemouth Echo:

10:22am Saturday 26th July 2014

A GROUP of travellers have set up camp at Bournemouth's Slades Farm.

UPDATED WITH VIDEO: Woman rescued from first floor window after fire breaks out in Kinson home

Bournemouth Echo:

9:09am Saturday 26th July 2014

Firefighters rescued a woman from a first floor window after a fire broke out at her Kinson home last night.

Fire wrecks domestic garage in West Moors

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

11:13am Saturday 26th July 2014

A DOMESTIC garage was wrecked by a fire which started in a refrigerator.

Boscombe’s first summer carnival in recent years to bring ‘community closer together’

Bournemouth Echo:

4:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

After a brief postponement the Pokesdown and Boscombe Carnival will take place on Sunday, August 10.

Up to £10k funding up for grabs – could your charity benefit from Gannett Foundation cash?

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

CHARITIES are being offered the chance to bag funding through the Daily Echo.

A brave First World War soldier remembered – pair inspired to make journey to final resting place

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

NEXT week the Daily Echo is publishing stories to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of The Great War on August 4.

Every can counts – new beach bins to encourage more people than ever to recycle

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

EYE-CATCHING new recycling bins have been installed on Bournemouth seafront.

Radio 2 DJ Jo Whiley talks Dolly Parton, Roald Dahl and Camp Bestival

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

There’s no mistaking one of the most recognisable voices in broadcasting on the other end of the phone.

Inspirational Natasha sailing around the coast in yacht controlled by her mouth

Bournemouth Echo:

10:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

INSPIRATIONAL sailor Natasha Lambert has stopped off in Poole after completing the first leg of a truly astonishing 430-mile challenge.

In the dock

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Magistrates' Court

9:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

A round-up of recent cases at Bournemouth Magistrates' Courts

Cancel the search, Roy's got a new leg

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

AN amputee has called off the search for his £8,000 prosthetic leg after a generous Dorset company fitted him for a new one.

VIDEO: Five people rescued from fire at block of flats

Bournemouth Echo:

4:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

FIVE people have been rescued from a blaze at a block of flats in Southbourne today.

UPDATE: One dead and two injured in head-on collision which closed A31 for five hours

Bournemouth Echo:

3:50pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE driver of a camper van was killed on Thursday morning following a head-on smash with a Dorset County Council truck.

Storm takes Dorset by surprise and causes flash floods

Bournemouth Echo:

6:27pm Friday 25th July 2014

FLASH floods took parts of Dorset by surprise this afternoon.

£600,000 awarded to husband for loss of "extremely houseproud wife"

Bournemouth Echo: Man in court after Co-op robbery

4:16pm Friday 25th July 2014

A HUSBAND from Dorset has won High Court damages of more than £600,000 for the loss of his "extremely houseproud wife''.

Travellers leave Baiter Park - but 12 caravans arrive in Branksome

Bournemouth Echo:

5:20pm Friday 25th July 2014

TRAVELLERS are playing a game of cat and mouse with council officials, pulling onto Branksome’s Beach Road car park just hours before an eviction notice would have forced them to leave Poole’s Baiter Park.

Swanage Carnival, Mudeford Arts Festival and cars on Poole Quay - 14 things to do in Dorset this weekend

Bournemouth Echo: SPECTACLE: The  Swanage Carnival parade passes through the town

10:00am Friday 25th July 2014

IT'S the first weekend of the summer holidays and the sunny weather is set to continue, so your first thought may be to spend all weekend on the beach.

£5m spent on road safety but deaths on Dorset roads still on the rise as police step up No Excuse campaign

Bournemouth Echo:

4:08pm Thursday 24th July 2014

DORSET Police has today announced that it is pouring more resources into its ‘no excuse’ campaign.

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