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£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.

Inquest opened into death of 21-year-old man found in Bournemouth car park

Bournemouth Echo:

7:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

AN inquest has been opened into the death of a young man whose body was found in a Bournemouth car park.

Born weighing 1lb and 14oz - but George has beaten the odds after doctors said he wouldn’t survive

Bournemouth Echo:

6:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

A SMILEY baby boy who doctors said wouldn’t survive the first month of his life has beaten the odds to reach his first birthday.

Man who died following house fire in Tuckton is named

Bournemouth Echo:

7:00am Friday 24th October 2014

A MAN who died from smoke inhalation following a fire at his Tuckton home has been named as Austin Patrick Stack.

My dad’s First World War memoirs had been in an attic for years – so I sold my house to publish them

Bournemouth Echo:

5:20am Friday 24th October 2014

THE son of a First World War soldier has sold his Bournemouth home so he can publish his late father’s harrowing memoirs that have recently been unearthed.

Police hunt man after student's jaw broken in Bournemouth town centre

Bournemouth Echo: More demand on police officers.

4:38pm Friday 24th October 2014

DETECTIVES in Bournemouth are hunting a man who seriously assaulted a student in the town centre.

‘Revenge porn’ to be outlawed after Snapchat photos leaked online

Bournemouth Echo:

1:20pm Friday 24th October 2014

IN the same week that thousands of nude photos are stolen from Snapchat users, it’s announced that ‘revenge porn’ will soon be outlawed.

Found in an underwear drawer 25 years on – now John Lennon’s glasses are set to fetch £25k

Bournemouth Echo:

6:20am Friday 24th October 2014

A PAIR of John Lennon’s distinctive round glasses he gave to a woman who pinched his bottom during a conga dance have been discovered in her underwear drawer.

Back from the dead: Bournemouth marathon runner’s amazing recovery after heart stops for eight minutes at the finish line

Bournemouth Echo:

5:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A RUNNER who was feared dead after he collapsed on the finish line of the Bournemouth Marathon Festival’s 10K race has made a miraculous recovery.

Acid attack victim left blind in one eye after terrifying assault

Bournemouth Echo:

7:53am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE 18-year-old victim of a horrific acid attack has been blinded in one eye.

UPDATE WITH VIDEO: Caravan destroyed and two homes and car damaged in blaze

Bournemouth Echo:

5:20pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A FAMILY had a lucky escape after a fierce blaze destroyed a caravan and spread to their home.

'Gridlock' on A338 Spur Road after crash near Ashley Heath roundabout

Bournemouth Echo: One lane of the A338 Spur Road to be closed northbound on Tuesday

8:19am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THERE are long delays on the A338 Spur Road this morning after a collision near Ashley Heath.

Man killed in A35 crash named as inquest is opened

Bournemouth Echo:

9:50am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MAN killed in a two-vehicle crash on the A35 at Winterbourne Abbas has been named as Nkululeko Nxusani.

Newly extended Aldi store re-opens on Holdenhurst Road

Bournemouth Echo:

4:12pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

ALDI’S recently extended store on Holdenhurst Road in Bournemouth has been re-opened.

Hundreds to help light up Bournemouth Pier Approach and remember a loved one

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

BOURNEMOUTH’S Pier Approach will be lit up as hundreds of people remember family or friends during a special charity event.

The six strangest questions Bournemouth Travelodge staff have been asked

Bournemouth Echo: The Travelodge hotel in Christchurch Road, Bournemouth

11:46am Thursday 23rd October 2014

HOW long does my 24-hour parking last? Can you read me a bedtime story? These are just two of the strange questions that staff at Bournemouth hotels have been asked.

Great War to be remembered at popular Littledown firework display

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

SPECTACULAR fireworks displays due to take place at Bournemouth’s Littledown Centre will have a poignant theme this year to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of World War One.

Approved: “landmark” flats scheme coming to Bournemouth town centre car park

Bournemouth Echo:

6:40am Thursday 23rd October 2014

COUNCIL chiefs have approved the idea of building flats on a Bournemouth town centre car park and tasked officers with working up two different designs.

£6m primary school fails to get approval after residents raise concerns over access

Bournemouth Echo:

6:20am Thursday 23rd October 2014

PLANNERS have delayed a decision on a new Bournemouth primary school because of residents’ concerns about the access route.

Bournemouth council's head of finance resigns from £100k a year role after complaints about behaviour

Bournemouth Echo:

1:38pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE head of finance at Bournemouth council has resigned, less than two weeks after the Daily Echo reported she had been suspended.

'I was stressed and had been drinking too much' - soldier apologises after smashing shop window with ladder

Bournemouth Echo:

5:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A SOLDIER who avoided prosecution after a frenzied attack on a central Bournemouth business has apologised.

Body found in search for missing woman

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

7:35pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A BODY has been found in the search for a missing Dorset woman.

Meet Mike, the mechanic who’s worked at the same garage for 50 years – and he’s only taken one week off sick

Bournemouth Echo:

6:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A DEDICATED mechanic is celebrating 50 years of working at the same Bournemouth garage – having only taken one week off sick during that time.

Firefighters prepared if blaze ever breaks out on Bournemouth Pier

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS have carried out training exercises to ensure they are prepared in the event of a fire on Bournemouth Pier.

Funeral of Daily Echo’s Chris Parnell to be held on Friday

Bournemouth Echo:

11:10am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE funeral of Daily Echo journalist and production chief Chris Parnell will take place on Friday.

Falklands War hero Simon Weston tells how he turned life around after attack

Bournemouth Echo:

6:20am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FALKLANDS War veteran Simon Weston captivated the audience when he appeared as motivational speaker at the Rotary District Conference at the BIC.

VIDEO: Thug smashed shop window 19 times with a ladder - but can't be prosecuted after police “misunderstanding”

Bournemouth Echo:

5:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A THUG who smashed a ladder 19 times into the window of a central Bournemouth letting agency escaped prosecution following a police “misunderstanding”.

Man seen riding disability scooter around St Paul's roundabout and along Wessex Way

Bournemouth Echo:

3:32pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

MOTORISTS were shocked to see a man on a disability scooter travelling on the Wessex Way earlier today.

Man "stabbed 16-year-old student in Horseshoe Common", murder trial told

Bournemouth Echo: Book of condolence for teenager Linda Lietaviete

1:46pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE trial of a man accused of the murder of 16-year-old Linda Lietaviete began in Winchester Crown Court today.

Bournemouth Air Festival’s Artist in Residence set to ‘WOW’ public with Red Arrows piece

Bournemouth Echo:

4:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

BOURNEMOUTH Air Festival’s first Artist in Residence has presented his stunning painting to Mayor of Bournemouth Cllr Chris Mayne.

Look for volunteers with green and white umbrellas to have your say on future of West Howe estate

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

RESIDENTS in West Howe are urged to have their say over how the estate should be improved.

Driver taken to hospital after three-car crash in Poole

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.

10:03am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A DRIVER was taken to hospital after a crash in Poole earlier today.

Council spends £130k on failed car park bid

Bournemouth Echo:

5:30am Monday 20th October 2014

BOURNEMOUTH council spent almost £130,000 on a failed attempt to buy a prime town centre site – despite warnings they had “no chance” of succeeding.

Britain prepares for aftermath of Hurricane Gonzalo - but Dorset should escape the worst

Bournemouth Echo:

6:24pm Monday 20th October 2014

High winds expected as remains of Hurricane Gonzalo pass through Britain

Bournemouth naturalists on trek to save the rainforests

Bournemouth Echo:

1:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

AN intrepid team of Bournemouth naturalists are setting out on an expedition next month to catalogue the exotic fauna of the Madagascar rainforests.

The sugar bowl tipped to sell for £1m – despite being broken by Bournemouth auctioneers

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Monday 20th October 2014

THIS small Chinese sugar bowl is tipped to sell for £1million – despite once being broken by a Bournemouth auctioneers.

UPDATE: Dog rescued after plunging 100 foot off cliff in Swanage

Bournemouth Echo:

12:19pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A DOG was rescued by the RNLI and coastguards after falling nearly 100 foot off a cliff in Swanage.

Girl, 3, locked in and left alone at pre-school for two hours

Bournemouth Echo:

5:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

AN INVESTIGATION was launched after a lack of supervision at a Dorset pre-school led to a toddler being locked-in and left alone for nearly two hours.

Homeless heroes: Charity to help re-house former servicemen living on the streets

Bournemouth Echo:

4:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

ARMED forces charity UK Homes 4 Heroes has launched a new Dorset service to help re-house homeless ex-service personnel.

Jailed: man who caused bleed on the brain with single punch during row over cat

Bournemouth Echo:

6:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

A MAN who floored a stranger with a single punch, causing him a near-fatal bleed to the brain, has been jailed.

Police helicopter searched for 'fail to stop' car driver

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9:10am Saturday 18th October 2014

The police helicopter took to the skies last night in the hunt for a car driver who had "gone to ground" in the Springbourne area of Bournemouth.

Come along and try real ales from across the world at festival

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

FOR the next two weeks, beer drinkers will be able to enjoy a range of real ales from across the world and British beers, during a 17-day festival at ten pubs in the area.

Wartime-themed event to help bring isolated elderly people together

Bournemouth Echo:

1:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

NEIGHBOURS of elderly people who have become isolated are being urged to help bring them back into the community.

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