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VIDEO: Man found guilty of murdering teenager Linda Lietaviete on Horseshoe Common

Bournemouth Echo: Book of condolence for teenager Linda Lietaviete

5:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

A MAN who knifed a Bournemouth teenager in the heart before attempting to bury her body under a pile of leaves has been found guilty of murder.

VIDEO: 'The Witch of the East Cliff' takes a ride on the zip wire for Halloween

Bournemouth Echo:

6:01pm Friday 31st October 2014

A WICKED witch complete with broomstick and pointy hat could be seen flying over Bournemouth’s Halloween skies.

Top halloween pumpkins

Bournemouth Echo:

8:21pm Friday 31st October 2014

READER Emma Murfitt sent in this photo of her excellent Halloween pumpkins. She says it took her seven and a half hours to create these cartoon-face masterpieces.

Comedian John Bishop visits Castlepoint ahead of BIC show

Bournemouth Echo:

4:33pm Friday 31st October 2014

COMEDIAN John Bishop visited Castlepoint Shopping Centre ahead of his show at the BIC tonight.

Lifelong Cherries fan sees club make history on 90th birthday

Bournemouth Echo:

2:55pm Friday 31st October 2014

FOR any Cherries fan this week’s historic League Cup victory was a special day, but for one lifelong supporter the match marked a milestone of his own.

Bournemouth 'one of the priciest places in Britain' to buy property

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Pier

8:23am Friday 31st October 2014

BOURNEMOUTH is one of the least affordable places to buy property in Britain, according to a new report calling for urgent action to tackle the country’s housing crisis.

‘Be aware of cyber crime’ – plea after thousands hit by Peter Pan virus

Bournemouth Echo:

6:40am Friday 31st October 2014

A CYBER security expert from Bournemouth University is urging Dorset residents to protect themselves from online crime.

Man in his 20s found hanged outside block of flats in the middle of the night

Bournemouth Echo:

5:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE body of a young man was found hanging outside a residential building in the middle of the night.

Man accused of murdering teenager Linda Lietaviete breaks down in the dock

Bournemouth Echo: 25-year-old Alvin Jay Santos has been charged with the murder of Linda Lietaviete

8:53am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE man accused of murdering a Bournemouth teenager sobbed in the dock as he described seeing her body on the ground.

Mystery over death of elderly woman who drowned in garden pond

Bournemouth Echo:

5:20am Thursday 30th October 2014

An 88-year-old woman drowned in a shallow garden pond after going into the garden in her nightdress, a coroner has been told.

‘Put up or shut up’ – leader’s message to councillor after legality of budget and council tax questioned

Bournemouth Echo:

6:20am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE leader of Bournemouth Borough Council has said it is time for an opposition councillor ‘to put up or shut up’ after he questioned the legality of the authority’s budget and council tax.

Health data could be used by council when considering pub license applications

Bournemouth Echo: Bradford hospital admissions over alcohol abuse more than double in a decade

3:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

PUBLIC health data could be used in considering licensing applications in the future after a change in the law.

100 new council houses to help meet future need

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

WORK to fulfil Bournemouth’s need for council housing continues, says the leader of the council.

Why the lack of bleeps on our road crossings? ‘Confusion’ discussed by council

Bournemouth Echo: New traffic lights will be part of the scheme

12:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THERE are good reasons why not all road crossings in Bournemouth make an audible noise, a councillor has been told.

AFC Bournemouth celebrates successful year of partnership with university

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

BOURNEMOUTH University and AFC Bournemouth are celebrating a fruitful first year of their long-term partnership.

Two people cut from car after Bournemouth crash

Bournemouth Echo:

8:07am Thursday 30th October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS cut two people from the wreckage of a car after it crashed into a lamppost last night.

David Cameron: Conservative Party conference could return to Bournemouth

Bournemouth Echo:

5:40am Wednesday 29th October 2014

THE Conservative Party’s annual conference could be returning to Bournemouth, David Cameron has revealed.

‘Unsafe’ care home urged to improve after series of failings uncovered during CQC inspection

Bournemouth Echo:

5:20am Wednesday 29th October 2014

ENFORCEMENT action has been taken against a Bournemouth care home after it was deemed unsafe by the health and social care watchdog.

Groundbreaking ceremony to launch £4m Bournemouth Pier Approach revamp

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A GROUNDBREAKING ceremony will take place at Bournemouth’s Pier Approach tomorrow to launch one of the council’s flagship projects in its Seafront Strategy.

Police appeal for help after van damaged in Moordown

Bournemouth Echo: Police arrest man following serious sexual assault in Runcorn

5:31pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after a van was damaged in Moordown.

Bug Busters go! scheme launched to help stop youngsters spreading germs

Bournemouth Echo:

12:23pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A SCHEME aimed at children to highlight the importance of preventing infection has kicked off in Bournemouth.

Future of boat trips from Bournemouth Pier put under the spotlight

Bournemouth Echo:

6:37pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A FORMER mayor of Bourne-mouth has asked whether boat trips will operate again from Bournemouth Pier.

VIDEO: Meet Jack, the amputee who took part in the extreme 12 mile Tough Mudder Challenge

Bournemouth Echo:

6:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

AN INSPIRATIONAL amputee from Bournemouth has completed a gruelling 12 mile obstacle course to raise funds for cause close to his heart.

Teenager found dead was discovered hanging from tree, inquest hears

Bournemouth Echo:

10:08am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A TEENAGER found dead at his Bournemouth home was discovered hanging from a tree in the back garden, an inquest heard.

Young drivers offered free extra lessons in bid to cut number of road deaths

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

YOUNG drivers are being offered extended training in a bid to cut the toll of death and injury on the roads.

‘Give us our parrot back’ – couple’s plea after pet was seized by Border Force officers three months ago

Bournemouth Echo:

5:20am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A BOURNEMOUTH couple have appealed to Border Force officials to return their pet parrot Becky, who was seized from them three months ago.

Drivers warned to expect delays as sewerage works take place in Charminster Road

Bournemouth Echo:

2:57pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

TRAFFIC delays are expected in Bournemouth this evening due to planned sewerage works in Charminster Road.

Royal British Legion band to perform at spectacular Bournemouth fireworks display

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

THE Band of the Royal British Legion at Christchurch will warm up their instruments for Remembrance Sunday at Bournemouth’s biggest fireworks display.

‘Hand in your unlicensed firearms’ plea from Dorset Police

Bournemouth Echo: A BB gun

10:36am Tuesday 28th October 2014

DORSET Police are to hold an official ‘surrender’ for unlicensed firearms on dates in November.

Tony Ramsden set to appear in court to face motoring charges

Bournemouth Echo: Tony Ramsden arriving at Bournemouth Crown Court last year

10:31am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A FORMER councillor who was jailed last year will appear before magistrates next January to face two motoring charges.

World War II veterans meet young soldiers at launch of Bournemouth’s poppy appeal

Bournemouth Echo:

6:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

WAR veterans joined councillors and volunteers for the launch of Bournemouth’s Poppy Appeal yesterday.

Popular cafe run by same family for 30 years to go out to tender

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

A POPULAR cafe that has been run by the same family for more than 30 years will go out to tender in two years’ time.

Rock singer who falsely imprisoned girl in hotel room 40 years ago given community service

Bournemouth Echo:

5:20am Monday 27th October 2014

A ROCK singer found guilty of holding a teenager against her will in a Bournemouth hotel room almost 40 years ago has been sentenced to 200 hours of community service.

Spooky fun for all the family at Southbourne’s Halloween extravaganza

Bournemouth Echo: Family Halloween Disco

3:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

SOUTHBOURNE is revving up for this year’s Halloween extravaganza. The free annual event is run by the Friends of Fisherman's Walk in conjunction with Southbourne-on-Sea Business Association (SoSBA). This year’s event is also being supported by the Bournemouth Coastal BID (Business Improvement District), which has allowed the organisers to publicise the event more widely and also to decorate the bandstand in Fisherman’s Walk to add to the event’s Halloween atmosphere.

Fundraisers row aboard the Barfleur Ferry to help victims of human trafficking

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

FIVE fundraisers rowed the Channel aboard the Barfleur Ferry to support BCHA’s Miles for Hope campaign.

For sale: former Purbeck Care Home which closed within 28 days goes up for £2.5m

Bournemouth Echo:

10:00am Monday 27th October 2014

THE former Purbeck Care Home, which closed last month, is now on the market for £2.5 million.

Future of Bournemouth's Spearmint Rhino lap-dancing club to be decided in December

Bournemouth Echo:

7:00am Monday 27th October 2014

The future of a Bournemouth lap dancing club will be decided by councillors in December, after 15 people objected to its licence being renewed.

Five months of disruption ahead as Richmond Hill roadworks get under way

Bournemouth Echo:

6:00am Monday 27th October 2014

TOWN centre visitors are being warned to expect ongoing disruption during five months of roadworks at Bournemouth’s Richmond Hill.

VIDEO: Delight as Cherries record historic victory against Birmingham

Bournemouth Echo:

6:11pm Sunday 26th October 2014

EIGHT was the magic number as jubilant AFC Bournemouth fans celebrated a record league victory.

‘Community trigger’ to give greater power to victims of anti-social behaviour

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

4:00pm Sunday 26th October 2014

CHANGES to legislation under the new Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 will give Poole residents a greater say in the way anti-social behaviour is dealt with in their communities.

Crash causes damage to electricity substation in Bournemouth

Bournemouth Echo:

9:35am Sunday 26th October 2014

A CRASH in Bournemouth caused severe damage to an electricity substation on Saturday evening.

10 stories you might have missed last week

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Sunday 26th October 2014

Welcome to our weekly round-up of things you might have missed - whether you've been on holiday, working or just plain busy, we've selected some of our most popular and interesting items from the week in case you didn't see them the first time round.

£1k boost for young Harrison’s wheelchair fund, thanks to kind-hearted strangers

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00am Sunday 26th October 2014

A FEW blisters were soon forgotten when a team of runners who entered the Bournemouth Half Marathon were able to present a cheque for more than £1,000 to a local charity.

Coming soon to Bournemouth Pier Approach: “landmark” tourism kiosk, new lighting and water features as work gets underway

Bournemouth Echo:

6:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

BOURNEMOUTH’S Pier Approach is getting a facelift this winter under plans to create a “world class seafront” for residents and visitors.

Jimmy Savile investigation completed after claims he abused child at Bournemouth children’s home

Bournemouth Echo:

5:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

AN INVESTIGATION into claims Jimmy Savile sexually abused a child at a children’s home in Bournemouth has been completed.

Delays on Wessex Way after minor collision

Bournemouth Echo: The victim and another man were walking along Dorset Avenue when they were both struck by a dark-coloured BMW at around 10.15pm last night.

2:53pm Saturday 25th October 2014

One lane of the westbound Wessex Way was closed after a minor two car collision this afternoon.

Taekwondo teens bring home silver medals from national competition

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

A PAIR of talented teens put their fighting spirit to the test as they battled it out at the British Taekwondo National Championships.

The rock ‘n’ roll mayor: Bournemouth councillor to take to the mic at special gig

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

THE mayor of Bournemouth will ditch his robes and chains when he takes to the stage in a charity performance.

Thrills galore under one roof at the Big Bournemouth Adventure Weekend

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

THRILL seekers and adventure enthusiasts of all ages should head down to the Bournemouth International Centre this weekend.

Man rescued after cooking fire at Bournemouth home

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

7:02am Saturday 25th October 2014

A man was led to safety after a fire in the kitchen of his home in West Howe on Friday night.






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