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.

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.

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.

Get ready for a scorcher: Bournemouth set to sizzle in temperatures of 28C

Bournemouth Echo: Weekend weather: sun set to carry on shining across Dorset

8:22am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

TURN up the office air conditioning and stock up on ice creams - today is set to be a scorcher.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

Bournemouth Summer Live set to bring music and art to the Square

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A NEW arts event launches tomorrow in Bournemouth. Summer Live - Bournemouth Square is a programme of art and live music for the town centre.

“Dedicated” maths teacher who inspires youngsters in final of national contest

Bournemouth Echo:

1:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A ‘DEDICATED and enthusiastic’ teacher from a school in Bournemouth made the finals of a national competition.

Dog owner fined after pet attacked two dogs

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A POOLE man has been prosecuted by Borough of Poole trading standards after one of his dogs attacked another dog.

Council ‘putting up barriers’ over plans to create new allotments on green belt

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

FRESH calls have been made for the council to implement long-held plans to create new allotments on green belt land.

Managing Director of Sunseeker to step down from role later this month

Bournemouth Echo:

11:38am Monday 21st July 2014

THE managing director of Poole’s luxury boatbuilder Sunseeker is to stand down at the end of this month.

UPDATE: Delays to rail services until 2pm after person hit by train

Bournemouth Echo: More than a hundred passengers stranded on train

11:10am Monday 21st July 2014

THERE are delays on some South West Train services this morning after a person was hit by a train.

Number of Bournemouth businesses in “significant” financial distress up by a third

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Monday 21st July 2014

THE number of struggling businesses in Bournemouth has increased for the third quarter in a row.

Did you see travellers ‘force their way on to Kinson Common?’

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Monday 21st July 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses after travellers allegedly forced their way on to Kinson Common on Tuesday evening.

VIDEO: Hundreds make a splash for charity in annual Dragon Boat Race

Bournemouth Echo:

10:35am Monday 21st July 2014

DRAGON boat racers made a big splash for charity when they took to the water in Poole Park Lake yesterday.

VIDEO: Scarecrow wedding is the highlight of quirky Holdenhurst village festival

Bournemouth Echo:

9:10am Monday 21st July 2014

IT WAS a nice day for a white wedding in a Holdenhurst village on Saturday.

Motorists delayed after North Dorset crash

Bournemouth Echo: Dorset Police

8:45am Monday 21st July 2014

MOTORISTS are facing traffic delays in North Dorset after a car crash on the A350 in Fontmell Magna.

Third time unlucky for local businesses

Bournemouth Echo:

10:49am Monday 21st July 2014

THE number of struggling businesses in Bournemouth has increased for the third quarter in a row.

UPDATE: Major delays after crash on A31 near Ringwood

Bournemouth Echo:

7:24pm Sunday 20th July 2014

A crash is causing major delays on the A31 and A338 Spur Road this evening.

Wind farm approval has ‘little bearing’ over outcome of Navitus Bay scheme

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

THE approval of plans for the first wind farm off the south coast of the UK should have little bearing on the development planned for the Dorset coastline, say objectors.

Missing Poole woman Sarah Brown found 'safe and well'

Bournemouth Echo:

7:40am Sunday 20th July 2014

Missing Poole woman Sarah Brown has been found 'safe and well'.

UPDATE WITH PICTURES AND VIDEO: Martyrs remembered with rally and performances at Tolpuddle

Bournemouth Echo:

12:51pm Sunday 20th July 2014

VISITORS and union representatives from across the country attended this year’s Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival.

Council urged to move popular charity teddy stall back after ‘takings drop’

Bournemouth Echo:

5:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

CHARITY volunteers claim takings have dropped since Bournemouth’s popular teddy bear stall was moved from its prime location.

Road closed after motorcycle crash

Bournemouth Echo:

4:37pm Sunday 20th July 2014

A FEMALE motorcyclist was taken to hospital after a road crash on Sunday afternoon.

Elderly man taken to hospital after collision with car

Bournemouth Echo: Dorset Police logo

4:35pm Sunday 20th July 2014

AN elderly man was injured after being struck by a car in West Lulworth on Sunday afternoon.

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