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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.

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.

Hola! Mexican students bring taste of home to Bournemouth as part of massive festival

Bournemouth Echo: Olé: Mexican students from EF Language School

2:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

HUNDREDS of students visiting from Mexico lit up the BIC with colourful displays at the weekend.

Fly-on-the-wall documentary filmed in Bournemouth gives insight into adoption

Bournemouth Echo: CHANGING CHILDREN'S LIVES: Adoption is giving disadvantaged children a second shot at life and Bournemouth's award-winning adoption team is to feature in a documentary on ITV tomorrow

1:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A FLY-on-the wall documentary featuring Bournemouth children being adopted by their forever families will be broadcast on television this week.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Throop mum's big surprise as house gets makeover while she's away

Bournemouth Echo: DELIGHT: Angela Pitt with daughters Natasha and Lianne

3:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

A MOTHER from Throop had the surprise of her life after she came home from a six-week trip to find her daughters had given her house a complete makeover.

Flirt's 14-hour singalong event raises cash for charity

Bournemouth Echo: IN TUNE: Hannah Kilgore and friends sing at Flirt Cafe Bar

1:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

AROUND 65 people took part in a 14-hour, non-stop ‘open mic’ marathon.

Row breaks out over wind farm noise

Bournemouth Echo: CONCERNS: A residents' group is calling for wind farms plans to be put on hold while noise fears are investigated

11:30am Monday 21st April 2014

A GROUP representing a host of residents’ associations is calling for the Navitus Bay wind farm to be put on hold while the levels of noise it could generate are investigated.

Big Easter weekend boost for Ringwood

Bournemouth Echo: FUN: Entertainer Dave Hickory entertains children at Ringwood's Furlong Centre

10:00am Monday 21st April 2014

THERE was a festive atmosphere at a fun-filled Easter event in Ringwood at the weekend as a new bookshop was launched.

Dinos come back to life at Castlepoint

Bournemouth Echo: RAP ATTACK: Velma the Velociraptor at Castlepoint

8:00am Monday 21st April 2014

VELMA the Velociraptor ‘escaped’ from Marwell Zoo to greet crowds at a Bournemouth shopping park.

No pleas entered over alleged shooting

Bournemouth Echo: INQUIRY: The scene in Jewell Road

6:20am Monday 21st April 2014

A BOSCOMBE man has appeared in court charged with the attempted murder of a Townsend man and several other offences.

Defiant company boss says no jobs at threat

Bournemouth Echo: APPLICATION: Molly’s Den warehouse

5:20am Monday 21st April 2014

THE defiant boss of a vintage warehouse has reassured traders and shoppers that no jobs are at risk, despite an ongoing planning row.

UPDATE: Emergency services called to Boots in Bournemouth Square after smoke device activated

Bournemouth Echo: Smoke seen billowing from Boots in Bournemouth Square

5:20pm Sunday 20th April 2014

PLUMES of smoke were seen billowing from Boots in Bournemouth Square after a security device was activated.

Freestyle motocross attempts record-breaking pier jump

Bournemouth Echo: WHEEL GOOD SHOW: A daredevil will attempt to jump over Bournemouth Pier at this year’s Wheels Festival

12:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

AMONG the thrills and spills of the first-ever Bournemouth Wheels Festival next month will be something that has never been attempted before.

Hugh Grant spotted in Christchurch

Bournemouth Echo: Hugh Grant with staff at the Masala Bay restaurant in Christchurch

11:15am Sunday 20th April 2014

Movie star Hugh Grant has been spotted in Christchurch over the Easter weekend.

Cyclist attacks OAP after 'riding on the pavement' row, Boscombe

Bournemouth Echo: Cyclist attacks OAP after 'riding on the pavement' row, Boscombe

5:18pm Saturday 19th April 2014

AN elderly man sustained a broken hip after being attacked by a cyclist in Boscombe today.

Man appears in court charged with attempted murder

Bournemouth Echo: Police are investigating after a gun was fired into a house on the Townsend Estate.

2:42pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A BOSCOMBE man has appeared in court charged with the attempted murder of a Townsend man and several other offences.

Paddlers' non-stop ambition to help Elliot

Bournemouth Echo: UP FOR A TOUGH CHALLENGE: Teachers Brad Nash and Ed Long

11:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A PAIR of teachers, inspired by a six-year-old boy who is preparing for a life-changing operation, will be competing in a gruelling 125mile canoe race this weekend.

Fiddler on the roof back in court

Bournemouth Echo: Danny Sherwood arrives at Bournemouth Magistrates’ Court

8:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A ROGUE trader who drove an elderly woman to a cash point to extort more than £1,000 to pay for unnecessary work has had his sentence for a previous offence reviewed.

Shocking rise in the usage of food banks

Bournemouth Echo: People queue up for food at the Richmond Hill St Andrews church soup kitchen

7:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

THERE has been a “shocking” rise in the number of people using food banks – and those helping the needy in Dorset say the situation is getting worse.

£70k benefits fraud: couple jailed after buying lavish holidays and Range Rover at taxpayers’ expense

Bournemouth Echo: BEHIND BARS: Nicola Rogers and husband Bryan

5:00am Friday 18th April 2014

A COUPLE who claimed years of benefits while enjoying exotic holidays and expensive cars have been jailed.

Balconies collapse at block of flats – months after warning not to use them

Bournemouth Echo: DANGER: Berkley Manor at Poole Road where three balconies collapsed overnight

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

THREE balconies crashed to the ground from a block of flats in Poole yesterday.

Flat blaze drama in Bournemouth

Bournemouth Echo: Flat blaze drama in Bournemouth

5:04pm Friday 18th April 2014

Firefighters dealt with a flat blaze in Winton on Friday afternoon

What a trooper: fundraiser turns heads dressed in 25lb Stormtrooper costume for run

Bournemouth Echo: STORMING THROUGH: Justin Arnold running in his Stormtrooper outfit through Christchurch

3:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A FUNDRAISER dressed as a Stormtrooper turned heads in Christchurch during a recent run.

Police box Tardis pulls the crowds at Boscombe

Bournemouth Echo: MEETING PUBLIC: Visitor Oliver Gazard, 3

7:00am Friday 18th April 2014

JUST a week after it was installed the Boscombe Police Box was still drawing in curious onlookers.

Man charged with attempted murder after incident in Townsend

Bournemouth Echo: Picture by Ben Poulson

5:50pm Thursday 17th April 2014

ARMED police were called to deal with an incident on Holdenhurst road in Bournemouth.

VIDEO: Tree crashes down onto Smart car

Bournemouth Echo: Tree crashes down onto Smart car

11:20am Thursday 17th April 2014

A tree crashed down onto a Smart car in Southbourne overnight.

Tributes paid to ‘happy, hard-working’ Romanian who was found unconscious on Christchurch road

Bournemouth Echo: Gheorghe with Anastasia Victoria

12:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

FRIENDS of Gheorghe Igna, who died after sustaining fatal head injuries on a rural Christchurch road, have described him as charming, hard-working and “easily-loveable” gentleman.

Busiest day on roads predicted as Easter break gets underway

Bournemouth Echo: BLACKSPOT: Action is required to cut the number of traffic accidents on the A31

8:32am Thursday 17th April 2014

Today is expected to be the busiest day on the south's roads so far this year as millions of people set off for their Easter break.

Heathland crime crackdown begins to prevent arson, theft and damage

Bournemouth Echo: Canford Heath fire: scorched earth reveals devastating effects of blaze

11:15am Thursday 17th April 2014

DORSET Police have joined forces with the Urban Heaths Partnership to crack down on crime on the county's heathland.

Bigfoot is coming: 18 feet long monster truck set to tear up Bournemouth beach

Bournemouth Echo: FLYING: Bigfoot crushes cars

6:20am Thursday 17th April 2014

IT’S 10 feet high, 18 feet long, its tyres weigh 500kg each and it is coming to Bournemouth beach.

Record number of Mexican students welcomed to Bournemouth for festival

Bournemouth Echo: Record number of Mexican students welcomed to Bournemouth for festival

11:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

A RECORD number of Mexican students were welcomed to Bournemouth for an international festival.

UPDATE WITH VIDEO: Hunt for gunman after 'drive-by shooting' on the Townsend estate

Bournemouth Echo: Gun fired into house on the Townsend estate

7:40am Thursday 17th April 2014

POLICE are hunting a gunman responsible for a ‘drive-by shooting’ in Bournemouth.

New £22m four-storey “world class facility” for Bournemouth University gets the go-ahead by Poole Council

Bournemouth Echo: LEARNING: Computer generated image of the new £22m building for Bournemouth University

6:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

A NEW £22million four-storey flagship building for Bournemouth University is set to open in 2016 after plans were approved by Borough of Poole council.

Man found hanging in Poole Park named as Polish-born Cezary Staszak

Bournemouth Echo: Body found near toilets in Poole park - police seal off area

3:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A POLISH man whose body was found in Poole Park on Friday morning has been identified as Cezary Staszak.

Man to appear in court over death of elderly man in Christchurch crash

Bournemouth Echo: Elderly man taken to hospital after collision in Christchurch High Street

10:02am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A MAN will appear before Bournemouth magistrates today charged with causing the death of an elderly man in a collision.

Barber shaves off locks to raise hundreds of pounds for charity

Bournemouth Echo:

5:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

SHE is used to shaving her customers’ heads, but barber Tina Desmond chopped off her own locks to raise money for charity.

New scheme for transferee police officers starts in Dorset

Bournemouth Echo: Chief Constable Debbie Simpson

2:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A NEW scheme to bring transferee officers into Dorset Police has begun.

Petition persuades pub owners to adopt a rescue pup

Bournemouth Echo: PINT SIZE: Mark Evans and Laura Williams with Lola the puppy and Sam Rose Lowney, right

2:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

PEOPLE power has persuaded the owners of a Pokesdown pub to adopt a rescue puppy.

Football, swimsuit fashions and tourism videos - Bournemouth's history captured in fascinating films

Bournemouth Echo: BOOMING: Bournemouth Pier approach

12:37pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

From swimsuit fashions to Conservatives in conference, videos released by British Pathe have provided a fascinating insight into Bournemouth’s history over the years.

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