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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.

UPDATE: Warning over candles after firefighters tackle house blaze in Winton

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Friday 17th October 2014

FIRE crews were called to a block of flats in Winton last night.

Police called after 36-year-old man found dead at property

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.

1:37pm Friday 17th October 2014

A 36-year-old man has been found dead in a property in Kinson Road.

Petrol station at Tesco Branksome to re-open soon – but investigation into cause of contaminated diesel goes on

Bournemouth Echo:

5:20am Friday 17th October 2014

THE TESCO garage at the centre of the contaminated fuel fiasco is set to re-open in mid-November, the supermarket giant has announced.

Men who murdered Chohan family among criminals launching challenge over prisoner voting ban

Bournemouth Echo:

6:00am Friday 17th October 2014

TWO men who murdered a millionaire and his family are among more than 1,000 criminals bringing a human rights legal challenge over the ban on prisoners voting.

Historic Dean Park cricket ground ‘bought by private school’

Bournemouth Echo:

5:40am Friday 17th October 2014

A PRIVATE school is widely believed to be the successful bidder for Bournemouth’s historic cricket ground.

Husband to take part in Great South Run as tribute to wife diagnosed with debilitating illness

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

A DEVOTED husband will lead a team in the Great South Run as a tribute to his wife who can no longer take part because of a debilitating illness.

'Yes' to new Bournemouth primary school but location is all wrong, say residents

Bournemouth Echo: BUILDING: Artist's impressions of what Avonwood Primary School could look like

10:18am Friday 17th October 2014

A PLANNED new primary school for Bournemouth is being built in the wrong location, objectors are claiming.

School meals fiasco: Chartwells issues public apology as committee warns more "horror stories" will mean a prosecution

Bournemouth Echo: BENEFIT: Nick Clegg has announced government funding for school meals and child care

1:30pm Thursday 16th October 2014

THE BOSS of the catering firm behind Dorset's school meals fiasco has issued a public apology.

Longer opening hours and a modern look – but should Post Office relocation go ahead?

Bournemouth Echo:

4:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

RESIDENTS are being asked for their views on plans to relocate Tuckton Post Office.

Young charity runner Amber-Jane breaks arm after taking part in Bournemouth Marathon Festival

Bournemouth Echo:

3:24pm Thursday 16th October 2014

YOUNG charity runner Amber-Jane Smith faces six weeks with her arm in plaster after she fell shortly after taking part in the Bournemouth Marathon Festival.

Meet Cleo, the bodybuilder on her way to Miami to compete in world finals

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A BOURNEMOUTH bodybuilder who has only been competing for two years has won the chance to compete with the industry’s best in Miami.

Bullseye! Day centre for disabled adults given two new dartboards

Bournemouth Echo:

1:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A DAY centre for disabled adults has hit the bullseye after being given two dartboards.

Man jailed for eight years after raping teenage stepdaughter and fathering her baby

Bournemouth Echo:

5:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A 13-YEAR-old girl who gave birth to her rapist stepfather’s baby has spoken out after he was jailed for eight years.

20mph zone, new crossings, more cycle lanes and trees: major work on Bournemouth’s Richmond Hill to start next week

Bournemouth Echo:

10:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

MAJOR works to revitalise and improve road safety on Richmond Hill in Bournemouth are due to start on Monday.

Student wardens hit the streets to encourage ‘harmonious living’ in community

Bournemouth Echo:

5:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

THE LATEST batch of student wardens have been hitting the streets of Winton in a bid to encourage harmonious living between students and permanent residents.

Dorset PCC’s fears over plans to change to taxi licence laws

Bournemouth Echo: Martyn Underhill at Winfrith Police HQ

3:59pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

PLANS to allow people to drive licensed taxis when not in use have been criticised by the Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner.

Bournemouth East candidates quizzed by residents ahead of general election

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

CONCERN has been raised that a land deal between a property company and Borough of Poole has not been completed more than six months after an offer was made.

Cherries legend Steve Fletcher pays tribute to fan at post office opening

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

Cherries legend Steve Fletcher turned out at a Bournemouth post office to honour the avid fan who was postmaster there for 25 years.

Pop-up galleries, art installations and murals - Boscombe’s Great Exhibition hailed a ‘huge success’

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A CONCERTED effort to celebrate Boscombe’s creative atmosphere with pop-up galleries, interactive art installations and eye-catching murals has been deemed a huge success.

£575k plans to improve access to Stour Valley corridor

Bournemouth Echo:

10:30am Wednesday 15th October 2014

PLANS to improve access to the Stour Valley corridor are set to go before Bournemouth council today.

Live radio auction raises over £27k for children's charity

Bournemouth Echo:

10:15am Wednesday 15th October 2014

AN AUCTION held live on the radio has raised more than £27,000 for a children’s charity.

Army vehicle workers in strike action at Bovington and Lulworth

Bournemouth Echo:

10:12am Wednesday 15th October 2014

WORKERS who service army vehicles will walk out this morning in a row over pay and a potential sell-off.

Live radio auction raises £27k for children's charity

Bournemouth Echo:

10:07am Wednesday 15th October 2014

AN AUCTION held live on the radio has raised more than £27,000 for a children’s charity.

Plans for up to 80 flats on West Cliff car park go before Bournemouth council

Bournemouth Echo:

10:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

PLANS that would see a public car park on Bournemouth’s West Cliff turned over to 80 apartments will go before senior councillors today.

Live LIVE: A35 reopened after two separate incidents between Poole and Bere Regis

Bournemouth Echo:

9:11am Wednesday 15th October 2014

The A35 has been closed between Poole and Bere Regis after a boat on a trailer has become detached from the vehicle

Drug dealer accused of attempted murder after alleged Townsend shooting has charge dropped

Bournemouth Echo:

5:40am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A DRUG dealer accused of attempted murder following an alleged shooting on a Bournemouth estate has had the charge dropped.

Three weeks of traffic problems expected in Bournemouth town centre

Bournemouth Echo:

5:20am Wednesday 15th October 2014

WORK to renew a water main is set to cause three weeks of traffic disruption in the heart of Bournemouth from this week.

Public have their say on wind farm plans

Bournemouth Echo:

8:08pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

FROM a Member of Parliament to ordinary residents, a marathon meeting saw people get the chance to have their say on the Navitus Bay wind farm plans today.

Crash involving lorry and car on the A338 Wessex Way

Bournemouth Echo: Dorset Police logo

11:51pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

Emergency services were scrambled to a crash involving a car and an articulated lorry on the Wessex Way this evening.

Firefighters and lifeguards take part in exercise at Bournemouth Pier

Bournemouth Echo: Teenager taken to hospital after falling from jetski near Bournemouth Pier

4:27pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS and lifeguards are carrying out training exercises on Bournemouth pier this week.

VIDEO: Meet the contestants taking part in Bournemouth’s own Strictly Come Dancing

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

THEY’VE been armchair fans of Strictly Come Dancing for years.

Lifeguard who abused children online is jailed

Bournemouth Echo:

5:00am Monday 13th October 2014

A YOUNG lifeguard who encouraged children to perform sex acts on themselves over Skype has been jailed for two-and-a-half years.

VIDEO : Hospital staff in Dorset walk out as healthcare workers strike over pay

Bournemouth Echo:

8:30am Monday 13th October 2014

HEALTH care staff are striking today in a row over pay.

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