LiveToday's live news: Bournemouth's first children's festival for 100 years, traffic, weather and all the latest

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Summary

  • HUNDREDS of children are gathering at Pier Approach to mark the start of the Bournemouth Children's Festival.
  • Poole council is going to court for an eviction order for the travellers at Baiter Park
  • An inquest is being opened into the death of D-Day veteran Phil Carey - police think a "collision" may have caused the fall which led to his death
  • Traffic is expected to be heavy on the first day of the school holidays

4:27pm

Police have issued figures showing how much they've spent on road safety in the last year. More than £5m was spent in 2013, but road deaths still rose to 28, from 24 in 2012. They are stepping up their No Excuses campaign. Full details here

4:23pm

A body has been found in the search for missing Poole man Alan Allgood. Story here

3:58pm

Our full report on the A31 crash is now live. Read it here

3:04pm

3:02pm

Local weather enthusiast Jim Smith has said it's the hottest day in Bournemouth for eight years, when we hit 30.7C.

Today the temperature is a rather toasty 29.9C, which we believe is 85 in Fahrenheit!

 

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All our pictures from this morning's Children's Festival parade are now online. View them in a gallery

Bournemouth Echo:

2:06pm

Here's our full report of the parade at the Children's Festival earlier, with video. A gallery of all the images will be online later this afternoon.

 

1:57pm

And in case you haven't had chance to go outside yet, latest recorded temperature at Hurn is 28C, predicted to rise to 29C this afternoon. The Met Office is warning of very high UV levels.

1:52pm

And we've got a lucky lottery winner - she sells lottery tickets for a living at Asda in Castlepoint and bought herself a winning £300k scratchcard on her lunch break last week.

Bournemouth Echo:

1:49pm

Bournemouth Echo:

Here are the children of St Mark's celebrating the end of school

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You can follow updates on the A31 crash here

10:50am

Here's another video of the parade a little earlier on

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10:37am

We're got lots of traffic news: heavy traffic on the A35 at Hinton because of roadworks and a serious accident has closed the A31. More details on that to follow.

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Here's video footage of the parade a little earlier as it left Pier Approach:

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If you're there, use the #bmthsummer hashtag to send us your tweets and pictures for inclusion in the blog.

9:05am

Morning: we're out at the Children's Festival Parade this morning. A lovely day for the first one in 100 years.

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