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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.

UPDATE: Tree crashes down onto Smart car

Bournemouth Echo: Tree crashes down onto Smart car

8:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

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

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.

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.

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

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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.

LIVE UPDATES: Gun fired into house on Townsend estate

Bournemouth Echo: Gun fired into house on the Townsend estate

8:40am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Police are investigating an incident in which a gun was fired into a house in Jewell Road on the Townsend Estate in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Remembered: shopkeeper’s window tribute to victims of Hillsborough disaster, 25 years on

Bournemouth Echo: PAYING HER RESPECTS: Liverpool fan Janice Southwell

6:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A DEDICATED Liverpool supporter has marked the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster with a commemorative display in her shop window.

Enjoy a dip in the sea with confidence after bathing water is praised

Bournemouth Echo: VISTA: Sunseekers on Bournemouth Beach

10:49am Tuesday 15th April 2014

DORSET beach-goers can enjoy a dip in the sea with confidence this summer, after more of the area’s beach waters earned a recommendation in the annual Good Beach Guide.

Firefighters deal with spate of bin fires in Boscombe

Bournemouth Echo: CONFIDENT: Dorset Fire and Rescue Service

9:52am Tuesday 15th April 2014

FIRE crews from Springbourne were called to deal with a spate of bin fires in Boscombe last night.

Springwatch presenter Chris Packham opens new £1m Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre

Bournemouth Echo: OFFICIALLY OPEN: TV presenter Chris Packham and the Mayor of Bournemouth Cllr Rodney Cooper open the new Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre

6:20am Tuesday 15th April 2014

WILDLIFE lover Chris Packham was the star of the show at the official opening of the Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre.

150 jobs at risk at Poole’s Kerry Foods factory

Bournemouth Echo: Kerry foods, Poole

5:00am Monday 14th April 2014

UP to 150 jobs look set be axed at a food manufacturer in Poole after Kerry Foods announced a review of its operations in the town.

Drug dealer jailed for a year after cannabis factory raided in West Howe

Bournemouth Echo: LOCKED UP: Ngu is led away from the factory

12:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

A DRUG dealer has been jailed for a year after a cannabis factory in West Howe was raided last month.

Queen of Hearts and Cheshire Cat to entertain crowds in Boscombe over Easter

Bournemouth Echo: Members of the Creative Kids group, Boscombe Traders and volunteers gather to launch the Easter weekend fun day

2:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

THE Queen of Hearts and the Cheshire Cat will be entertaining the crowds in Boscombe over Easter. The Alice in Wonderland characters will be taking to the streets during this year’s Easter Adventure Weekend, which organisers say will be bigger and better than ever before. Starting on Good Friday, April 18, a range of events and activities will be held at Bournemouth Chine Gardens, the Sovereign Centre, the precinct and the Royal Arcade.

Bournemouth hosts the first gay wedding to be held in a UK church

Bournemouth Echo: HISTORIC MOMENT: Rev Dwayne Morgan presides over a same-sex wedding at the Metropolitan Community Church in Bournemouth

6:20am Monday 14th April 2014

THE first gay wedding in a UK church has taken place in Bournemouth.

Team Dorset success as runners cross the London Marathon finish line

Bournemouth Echo: Team Dorset success as runners cross the London Marathon finish line

6:44pm Sunday 13th April 2014

THOUSAND of eager runners – including many from across Dorset – took part in the London Marathon this morning.

Group opposing controversial Navitus Bay wind farm challenges ‘flawed’ scheme at first opportunity

Bournemouth Echo: CHALLENGE: Andrew Langley on Swanage seafront

10:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

ONE of the groups opposing the Navitus Bay wind farm has challenged its planning application at the first opportunity.

Emergency services called to two-car crash

Bournemouth Echo: Dorset Police

6:38pm Sunday 13th April 2014

EMERGENCY services were called to a two-car crash in Avon Castle this evening.

Former Bournemouth schoolteacher Elisabeth Davies celebrates 100th birthday

Bournemouth Echo: Elisabeth Davies with her goddaughter Catherine Timmons and her daughters, Charlotte and Gabriella

12:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

A FORMER Bournemouth schoolteacher has celebrated her 100th birthday.

Attorney General to investigate case of paedophile who wants pictures of victim returned

Bournemouth Echo: POISED TO ACT: Attorney General Dominic Grieve

9:30am Saturday 12th April 2014

THE Attorney General is to look into the case of the convicted paedophile who has asked for pictures of his victim back.

Team Dorset: Meet the runners taking part in the London Marathon

Bournemouth Echo: MILES: Runners from Bournemouth and the surrounding areas are taking part in the London Marathon for charity

8:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

THOUSANDS of people will be pounding the streets of the nation’s capital tomorrow morning when they take part in the 34th Virgin London Marathon.

Where's Wally? He's running the London Marathon

Bournemouth Echo: Where's Wally? He's running the London Marathon

2:28pm Saturday 12th April 2014

A BUILDER dressed as Wally from the Where's Wally? books is gunning for a new world record at the London Marathon on Sunday.

UPDATE: Roof cut off vehicle following two-car crash in Southbourne

Bournemouth Echo: Police are appealing for information after a teenager had his ear bitten off in an attack.

11:20am Saturday 12th April 2014

DORSET Fire and Rescue Service cut the roof off a vehicle following a two-car crash in Southbourne yesterday evening.

Boscombe’s coastal activity park opens for Easter holidays with events taking place all weekend

Bournemouth Echo: BIG ON BOULDERS: Jeremy Pittwood tries out a new activity with friend Ayrton Legris, right

9:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

INTREPID explorers have been getting to grips with Boscombe’s latest attraction.

Popular Bournemouth cafe challenges customers to 14-hour singing marathon for charity

Bournemouth Echo: PAELLA: Rob Hazell

3:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

A POPULAR cafe bar is challenging customers to a 14-hour singing marathon for charity.

Westbourne traders sign-up to new campaign to encourage more shoppers

Bournemouth Echo: PRIDE: Westbourne Arcade

1:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

TRADERS in Westbourne have signed up to a campaign to encourage residents to use their local shops as opposed to the big supermarkets.

Dorset charity hits out at ‘punishing’ bedroom tax and spare room reforms

Bournemouth Echo: BATTLE: Nikki Haswell has had to support many service users in their fight to avoid losing vital benefits

11:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

A DORSET disability charity has hit out at government reforms on bedroom tax and spare room subsidy, saying they will cause financial hardship to vulnerable people.

Fundraiser set for chilly challenge in Sweden to support Diverse Abilities Plus

Bournemouth Echo: Sam and Rachel Turner

5:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

THE weather may be finally warming up, but a Bournemouth fundraiser is preparing to take part in a chilly adventure.

Bournemouth University launches own publishing house

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth University student Charlotte Clifton reads at the launch of Fresher

12:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

BOURNEMOUTH University has launched its own publishing house to promote the work of aspiring authors.

Bournemouth Echo shortlisted for prestigious Newspaper of the Year award

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Echo shortlisted for Regional Daily Newspaper of the Year award

11:35am Friday 11th April 2014

THE Daily Echo has been nominated for another prestigious award.

Research by history society ensures sacrifice made by war heroes will be recognised

Bournemouth Echo: World War One Cenetenary

5:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

RESEARCH carried out by the Moordown Local History Society has ensured that the sacrifice made by Moordown war heroes will be officially recognised.

'Spring clean' will close lanes along Wessex Way tonight

Bournemouth Echo: Half of Richmond Hill roundabout blocked off from tonight for three weeks

2:23pm Friday 11th April 2014

A SPRING clean is being carried out by council staff along the Wessex Way tonight.

Bournemouth University graduate celebrating 11 industry awards for online videos

Bournemouth Echo: Henry Dalton, speaking at the L.A. Web Series Festival in Hollywood

2:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

A BOURNEMOUTH University graduate is celebrating after winning 11 awards for his series of online videos.

Spur Road cleared after two-car crash

Bournemouth Echo: CONCERNED: Margaret Morrissey

12:50pm Friday 11th April 2014

THERE are delays on the Spur Road after a crash between two cars near the Blackwater turn-off at Hurn.

Delays on A31 due to lorry with tyre blowout

Bournemouth Echo: CONCERNED: Margaret Morrissey

11:18am Friday 11th April 2014

THE A31 is blocked both ways this morning due to a broken down lorry.

Rogue traders targeted in police crackdown

Bournemouth Echo: CONCERNED: Margaret Morrissey

4:15pm Friday 11th April 2014

ROGUE traders were targeted in a police crackdown aimed at protecting the vulnerable this week.

Hospital staff raise cash for Brain Tumour Research

Bournemouth Echo: Hospital staff raise cash for Brain Tumour Research

10:53am Friday 11th April 2014

Staff at the Nuffield Health Hospital Bournemouth raised more than £300 for the charity Brain Tumour Research on Brain Tumour Awareness Day.

Noise fears over proposed windfarm off Dorset coast

Bournemouth Echo: A wind turbine

9:45pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Bournemouth councillors have heard concerns regarding a proposed offshore wind farm at a meeting held this evening.

Impact of Navitus Bay wind farm to be discussed tonight - on eve of planning submission

Bournemouth Echo: DISCUSSION: Wind farm protesters

5:20am Thursday 10th April 2014

THE impact of the proposed wind farm for the Dorset coast will be discussed in Bournemouth tonight on the eve of the planning application being submitted.

'Oldest tree in Bournemouth' is felled after disease takes hold

Bournemouth Echo: 'Oldest tree in Bournemouth', used as landmark for pilots during WW2, is felled

4:23pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A 75ft TREE which has been described as the oldest in Bournemouth has been felled after it was found to be diseased.

Romanian who 'fell from moving pick-up truck' in Christchurch dies after 10-day fight for life

Bournemouth Echo: 'Hit and run' victim still in critical condition

4:02pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A ROMANIAN who was found lying in a road in Christchurch last month with severe head injuries has died.

Teenager charged with attempted murder after stabbing in Bournemouth

Bournemouth Echo: CONCERNED: Margaret Morrissey

3:07pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A TEENAGER has been charged after an alleged attempted murder in Bournemouth on Friday.

Two arrested after police discover “large quantities” of cannabis during raid at industrial unit

Bournemouth Echo: Officers and police helicopter dealing with 'routine drugs warrant' in Ringwood

2:40pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

POLICE have arrested two men following a raid at a suspected cannabis factory at an industrial unit in Ringwood.

UPDATE: Omar Benguit loses appeal to overturn murder conviction

Bournemouth Echo: LIFE: Omar Benguit

2:23pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

CONVICTED killer Omar Benguit’s claim that his victim was actually murdered by notorious Danilo Restivo was rejected by judges today.

Thousands of pounds worth of jewellery stolen from Pandora store

Bournemouth Echo: Thousands of pounds worth of jewellery stolen from Pandora store

7:50am Wednesday 9th April 2014

THIEVES smashed their way into a Pandora shop in Bournemouth town centre and made off with thousands of pounds worth of jewellery in the early hours of this morning.

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