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Castlepoint owners told to expect "strict and stringent" conditions during car park rebuild

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6:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE OWNERS of Castlepoint Shopping Park have been told to expect “stringent and strict” conditions to minimize disruption to residents during the rebuild of the centre’s car park.

Former Bournemouth MP’s family express shock over ‘secret life’

Bournemouth Echo:

5:20am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE family of former Bournemouth East MP David Atkinson have claimed he led a secret life which included a string of affairs with men.

VIDEO: Hengistbury Head heath fire 'believed to be started deliberately'

Bournemouth Echo:

4:30pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS scrambled to Hengistbury Head this afternoon after a blaze broke out across a large section of heathland.

28-year-old man airlifted to hospital from Bernards Mead in Christchurch

Bournemouth Echo:

8:03pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

EMERGENCY services attended an incident at a field in Iford this evening.

Elderly woman suffers hip injury after being robbed by man who offered to carry shopping

Bournemouth Echo: CONCERNED: Margaret Morrissey

4:32pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

AN ELDERLY woman suffered a serious hip injury after being robbed in Springbourne by a man offering to carry her bag.

Council makes plan for 1,800 more school places in Bournemouth

Bournemouth Echo: NEW DEPUTY: Councillor Nicola Greene

5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

EDUCATION chiefs in Bournemouth are set to expand secondary schools to deal with ever-increasing pupil numbers.

A new cliff lift, a 4,000sq ft room and two apartment blocks: ambitious plans to replace failing Bournemouth hotels

Bournemouth Echo:

6:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

PLANS to demolish three “unviable” hotels on East Cliff and replace them with a luxury hotel and two blocks of flats have been revealed.

Visitors urged to get behind £2.5m lottery campaign to improve Poole Park

Bournemouth Echo:

4:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

HUNDREDS of visitors to Poole Park were encouraged to get behind a £2.5million Heritage Lottery Fund bid on Saturday.

Jabba the Hutt’s dancer and Doctor Who’s sidekick lined-up for charity event

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

ACTORS from the original Star Wars trilogy and Doctor Who will be among the stellar line-up for a charity event in Bournemouth.

Applications for new eco homes now open to Bournemouth residents

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1:10pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Applications for the Gladstone Mews eco homes in Boscombe are now open to Bournemouth residents.

Residents party in the street to raise money for Help For Heroes

Bournemouth Echo:

1:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A dalek, Postman Pat, skittles, archery and no less than three bouncy castles were part of the fun at a fundraising event for Help for Heroes on Saturday.

Goodbye primary school, hello secondary – youngsters don cap and gowns for graduation ceremony

Bournemouth Echo:

12:37pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

STUDENTS at Queen’s Park Academy in Bournemouth tossed their mortar boards into the air as they celebrated the end of their primary school lives.

A larger state-of-the-art gym and extra fitness studio - £1.2m Littledown plans to go before cabinet

Bournemouth Echo: STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITY: Littledown Centre

11:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

BOURNEMOUTH Council’s proposals for a £1.2million expansion to the Littledown Centre will be put before the cabinet tomorrow.

VIDEO: "Hero" neighbour saves family's life as blaze destroys first floor of house

Bournemouth Echo:

10:50am Monday 21st July 2014

A SHAKEN mother has told how her neighbour saved her life when a fire started at her New Milton home.

Man stole sick mum's life savings to bring internet love to UK - then found it was a scam

Bournemouth Echo:

5:00am Monday 21st July 2014

A MAN who stole thousands of pounds from his sick elderly mother to bring a Ghanaian woman to the UK faces jail.

An early look at Bournemouth's first free school

Bournemouth Echo:

6:20am Monday 21st July 2014

HUNDREDS of parents turned out for a first-look at where Bournemouth’s first free school will be situated from next year.

Free running, dance and a trip with British Sea Power – something for everyone at Arts by the Sea Festival

Bournemouth Echo:

5:10pm Monday 21st July 2014

TICKETS are now on sale for the fourth Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival.

Air festival makers wanted: Could you lend a hand at town’s biggest event?

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

COULD you make someone’s festival experience in Bournemouth?

Bournemouth Summer Live set to bring music and art to the Square

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A NEW arts event launches tomorrow in Bournemouth. Summer Live - Bournemouth Square is a programme of art and live music for the town centre.

“Dedicated” maths teacher who inspires youngsters in final of national contest

Bournemouth Echo:

1:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A ‘DEDICATED and enthusiastic’ teacher from a school in Bournemouth made the finals of a national competition.

Council ‘putting up barriers’ over plans to create new allotments on green belt

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

FRESH calls have been made for the council to implement long-held plans to create new allotments on green belt land.

UPDATE: Delays to rail services until 2pm after person hit by train

Bournemouth Echo: More than a hundred passengers stranded on train

11:10am Monday 21st July 2014

THERE are delays on some South West Train services this morning after a person was hit by a train.

Did you see travellers ‘force their way on to Kinson Common?’

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Monday 21st July 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses after travellers allegedly forced their way on to Kinson Common on Tuesday evening.

VIDEO: Scarecrow wedding is the highlight of quirky Holdenhurst village festival

Bournemouth Echo:

9:10am Monday 21st July 2014

IT WAS a nice day for a white wedding in a Holdenhurst village on Saturday.

Motorists delayed after North Dorset crash

Bournemouth Echo: Dorset Police

8:45am Monday 21st July 2014

MOTORISTS are facing traffic delays in North Dorset after a car crash on the A350 in Fontmell Magna.

UPDATE: Major delays after crash on A31 near Ringwood

Bournemouth Echo:

7:24pm Sunday 20th July 2014

A crash is causing major delays on the A31 and A338 Spur Road this evening.

Wind farm approval has ‘little bearing’ over outcome of Navitus Bay scheme

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

THE approval of plans for the first wind farm off the south coast of the UK should have little bearing on the development planned for the Dorset coastline, say objectors.

Council urged to move popular charity teddy stall back after ‘takings drop’

Bournemouth Echo:

5:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

CHARITY volunteers claim takings have dropped since Bournemouth’s popular teddy bear stall was moved from its prime location.

Road closed after motorcycle crash

Bournemouth Echo:

4:37pm Sunday 20th July 2014

A FEMALE motorcyclist was taken to hospital after a road crash on Sunday afternoon.

Elderly man taken to hospital after collision with car

Bournemouth Echo: Dorset Police logo

4:35pm Sunday 20th July 2014

AN elderly man was injured after being struck by a car in West Lulworth on Sunday afternoon.

Paedophile who downloaded thousands of images of children jailed after being snared by online police

Bournemouth Echo:

7:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

A PAEDOPHILE who downloaded thousands of still and moving images of children has been jailed.

LIVE: Storm warnings, scarecrows and Tolpuddle Martyrs - the weekend in Dorset

Bournemouth Echo: Lightning put on a spectacular show across Dorset on July 17 and 18, 2014.

10:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

The Met Office has issued an amber warning for storms across Dorset today. Live updates on all the weekend events and weather disruption here

Silver 2p coin could fetch up to £200 at auction - but owner once could have made £2,000

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

THE owner of this one-of-a-kind silver 2p piece could be minted following its auction next month.

Delays after two-car crash in Wool

Bournemouth Echo: CONCERNED: Margaret Morrissey

4:58pm Saturday 19th July 2014

MOTORISTS are facing delays on the A352 in Wool due to a two car crash.

UPDATE: Council pulls plug on bus station scheme - clearing the way for £50m West Central leisure scheme

Bournemouth Echo: IDEA: How the proposed scheme for the NCP car park at Exeter Road could look

5:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

BOURNEMOUTH Council is set to abandon plans to build a bus station in the town centre.

‘Where is her body?’ – family’s plea to killer 29 years after murder

Bournemouth Echo:

5:20am Friday 18th July 2014

RELATIVES of a woman murdered by her husband have urged him to reveal what he did with her body.

Bournemouth's £1m scheme to cut casualties and promote cycling that the government won't fund

Bournemouth Echo:

5:00am Friday 18th July 2014

A £1.2m scheme to cut cycle injuries and promote cycling in Bournemouth has failed to attract government money.

Alan Carr and Noel Fielding soak up the sights of Bournemouth for new show

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

Chatty man Alan Carr posed for selfies and ate fish and chips on Bournemouth beach last week.

Seven in court charged with class A drugs offences after biggest raid of its kind

Bournemouth Echo:

5:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

SEVEN people have appeared in court in connection with a series of drug raids in Boscombe on Tuesday.

Winter Gardens developers ask: what would you like to see at proposed leisure complex?

Bournemouth Echo:

5:40am Thursday 17th July 2014

DEVELOPERS hoping to build on Bournemouth’s Winter Gardens site have asked residents to tell them what leisure attraction they would like to see there.

Wallisdown Road delays down to emergency gas works

Bournemouth Echo: Traffic backs up on the Wessex Way at Springbourne after a crash northbound on the Spur Road between the Cooper Dean and Blackwater junctions. Picture: Richard Crease.

5:22pm Thursday 17th July 2014

OVER-running roadworks were the source of frustration for motorists on the Bournemouth and Poole border this morning.


Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A round-up of cases from Bournemouth Magistrates Court

Young Adam puts finishing touches to sandcastles on Bournemouth beach

Bournemouth Echo:

11:55am Thursday 17th July 2014

Bournemouth's basking in glorious sunshine once again today and we thought we'd share with you this picture of six-year-old Adam Craven putting the finishing touch to his sandcastles on Bournemouth beach.

Three women arrested over Rui Li death have bail extended

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9:33am Thursday 17th July 2014

Three women arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender in relation to the alleged murder of Poole nurse Rui Li have had their bail extended until the end of August, police said yesterday.

Heatwave? Not in Dorset (but here's what to do if temperatures DO rise)

Bournemouth Echo: Heatwave warning triggered as temperatures refuse to drop

8:57am Thursday 17th July 2014

DORSET looks set to escape dangerous heatwave conditions forecast for parts of the south.

Power cut hits 1,000 customers in Ringwood

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9:42pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A POWER cut has affected around 1,000 homes and businesses in Ringwood.

VIDEO: 16 arrested after police storm homes in series of drug raids

Bournemouth Echo:

5:01pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

SUSPECTED drug dealers were woken with a start when police smashed their way into their homes in a major operation yesterday.

Poundland comes to Bournemouth and brings 28 jobs

Bournemouth Echo:

5:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

DISCOUNT retailer Poundland is opening a new store in Bournemouth town centre tomorrow.

UPDATE: Driver who suffered "life changing" injuries in serious collision on A35 was saved by passer-by

Bournemouth Echo:

4:40pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A 50-year-old man from Poole has suffered life-changing injuries after a serious accident on the A35.

Castle Lane roadworks causing long tailbacks - and there are still six weeks to go

Bournemouth Echo:

5:40am Wednesday 16th July 2014

WORK to improve cycling, walking and bus travel along Castle Lane West in Bournemouth is causing congestion for motorists.

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