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Music from 100 years ago performed at First World War concert to raise cash for charity

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A DORSET choir has commemorated the First World War with a sold-out fundraising concert in aid of Help For Heroes.

A 57ft Sea creature, stalls galore and music at Mudeford Arts Festival

Bournemouth Echo:

10:18am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A SCARY sea-serpent made out of coloured socks loomed over the arts marquee at Mudeford’s community arts festival.

VIDEO: Keeping the Vulcan flying - the firm who have helped historic bomber stay in the skies

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

WHEN the historic Vulcan bomber takes to the skies at this year’s Bournemouth Air Festival, it will be largely thanks to a Christchurch firm.

Eight things to do in Dorset today

Bournemouth Echo: SPECTACLE: The  Swanage Carnival parade passes through the town

9:28am Monday 28th July 2014

 1) Bournemouth Carnival

Turn the lights off and light a candle to commemorate WWI

Bournemouth Echo:

4:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

CHRISTCHURCH will mark the centenary of the start of World War One with a special Lights Out event in Saxon Square.

Druitt Hall gets a brand new look after residents win right to run it

Bournemouth Echo:

4:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

A COMMUNITY venue in Christchurch is being given a new lease of life after a residents association won the right to run it.

“I’m proof you can lose weight” – Tony sheds six-and-a-half stone and turns his life around

Bournemouth Echo:

1:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

AFTER suffering a series of health problems, 63-year-old Tony Martin was determined to start his retirement in better shape.

£3m shopping centre facelift will help trade “improve dramatically”

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE multi-million pound refurbishment of a Christchurch shopping centre will see trade ‘improve dramatically’, according to business leaders.

‘I don’t feel 100’ - Minnie celebrates milestone birthday with four generations of family

Bournemouth Echo:

1:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

FAMILY is what life is all about for centenarian Minnie Simmons – and she has plenty to go around.

Tribute to the Fallen honours servicemen

Bournemouth Echo:

6:00am Monday 21st July 2014

A POIGNANT event to commemorate the centenary of the beginning of World War One took place at Christchurch Quay yesterday.

‘Dark and dated to fresh and welcoming’: shopping centre transformed in £3m makeover

Bournemouth Echo:

4:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

THE £3million makeover of a Christchurch shopping centre has been completed.

Dying mum’s school appeal given second chance

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

A DYING mother fighting to send her two young boys to the same school in Christchurch has been given a second chance to appeal.

Date finally set for meeting over controversial tree felling at Druitt Gardens

Bournemouth Echo: Workers on the Renaissance Retirement Ltd site where trees were being cut down

4:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

A POSTPONED meeting on the controversial Christchurch tree felling in Druitt Gardens has been rescheduled for August.

Concern over plans to transform car park near ancient Saxon burgh into homes

Bournemouth Echo:

4:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

A PRIVATE town centre car park in the heart of Christchurch could be turned into nine new homes and two shops.

Royal Marine’s widow raises money for boat in his memory

Bournemouth Echo:

4:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

THE widow of a Royal Marine who lost his life in Afghanistan has raised money for a patrol boat named in his honour.

A new chair for Patrick: specialist seat to help prevent surgery for youngster

Bournemouth Echo:

6:20am Thursday 17th July 2014

SEVEN-YEAR-OLD Patrick Conyard is sitting comfortably – thanks to a specialist chair that could help to prevent the need for major surgery.

Church suffers ‘short term cash flow problems’ due to visitor centre upgrade

Bournemouth Echo:

6:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

INVESTMENT in the Priory’s new visitor centre has led to short-term cash flow problems at the historic church.

Michael Gove: I’ll help mum with cancer in school places fight

Bournemouth Echo:

5:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

EDUCATION Secretary Michael Gove has once again pledged to look into the case of a mum with cancer fighting to keep her children together in school.

‘Keep the pressure on’ call to opponents of wind farm scheme

Bournemouth Echo:

1:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A DORSET MP has urged opponents of the Navitus Bay scheme to ‘keep the pressure on’ in an attempt to get the scheme withdrawn.

Rogue trader posing as electrician pleads guilty to fraud

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

1:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A ROGUE trader who falsely claimed he was an approved electrician has been successfully prosecuted for fraud by Borough of Poole trading standards.

VIDEO: Delights of Thailand on offer as exotic festival comes to Christchurch

Bournemouth Echo:

9:51am Tuesday 15th July 2014

ANYONE wishing for an exotic summer holiday in Thailand had only to visit Dorset at the weekend.

Accident on A35 at Holmsley junction

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.

8:08am Tuesday 15th July 2014

AN accident has taken place on the A35 near Holmsley this morning.

'No improvement' in morale at Christchurch council

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Monday 14th July 2014

ONGOING concerns about staff morale at Christchurch council were raised at a recent council meeting.

No Britain in Bloom entry for Christchurch due to ‘lack of resources'

Bournemouth Echo:

4:00pm Saturday 12th July 2014

A ‘LACK of resources’ means Christchurch council will not enter this year’s prestigious Britain in Bloom contest.

Druitt Hall improvements to be discussed at public meeting

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

A PUBLIC meeting will be held to present an improvement plan for the resident-run Druitt Hall in Christchurch.

Do you think this will help to combat Christchurch's graffiti problem?

Bournemouth Echo:

4:00pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

Youngsters in Christchurch schools will be shown an ‘anti-graffiti’ film in a bid to crackdown on the vandalism.

This 105-year-old is an inspiration

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

She has lived for 105 years and seen two world wars, 19 prime ministers and four monarchs, yet Hilda Fox says she doesn’t feel old.

Music-lovers descend on Christchurch Quay for annual festival

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Tuesday 8th July 2014

THE Quomps hosted hundreds of music lovers of all ages at the annual Christchurch Festival at the weekend.

Broken down lorry causing delays for motorists in Christchurch

Bournemouth Echo:

10:37am Tuesday 8th July 2014

A BROKEN down lorry is causing queues through Christchurch this morning.

£1.2m funding to help ease school places crisis in Christchurch

Bournemouth Echo:

10:00am Monday 7th July 2014

MORE than one million pounds will be put towards alleviating the school place crisis in Christchurch – with classrooms to be put at Twynham School.

Revealed: latest councillors’ allowances for Christchurch

Bournemouth Echo:

5:40am Monday 7th July 2014

CHRISTCHURCH’S 24 councillors received more than £153,400 in allowances in the last financial year.

‘You gave us freedom’ - D-Day heroes are honoured at special ceremony

Bournemouth Echo:

1:00pm Saturday 5th July 2014

NORMANDY veterans have been honoured with French commemorative medals at a special ceremony.

Violin virtuoso Nigel Kennedy to celebrate work of Bach at Regent Centre

Bournemouth Echo:

10:00am Saturday 5th July 2014

He might dress like a superannuated punk. And talk like one, too. But is anyone fooled anymore by the old ‘Nige’ Kennedy shtick?

Quomp along to Christchurch Festival for music, dance and fun

Bournemouth Echo: The Christchurch Festival

11:00am Friday 4th July 2014

MUSIC, dance and entertainment – it’s full steam ahead for this year’s Christchurch Festival.

VIDEO: This year's price for a beach hut with no running water or electricity? £225k

Bournemouth Echo:

5:20am Thursday 3rd July 2014

THERE’S no running water or mains electricity and you can’t sleep in it during the winter.

Full steam ahead for Christchurch Festival

Bournemouth Echo: ON STAGE: Artistes performing at the festival

4:00pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

MUSIC, dance and entertainment – it’s full steam ahead for this year’s Christchurch Festival.

Messing about on the river – hundreds line banks for Christchurch Regatta

Bournemouth Echo: AFLOAT: Teams take part in the regatta at Christchurch Quay

11:00am Tuesday 1st July 2014

THE banks of the Stour were packed with spectators for Christchurch Regatta last weekend.

Police crackdown on graffiti spree in Christchurch

Bournemouth Echo: PC Morton with a sprayed wall

5:20am Tuesday 1st July 2014

A SPATE of graffiti vandalism in Christchurch has sparked a crackdown by local police determined stop the culprits.

Priory’s first ever music festival is roaring success

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00pm Monday 30th June 2014

THE inaugural music festival at Christchurch Priory has been hailed a huge success by the organiser.

Parents face school run to two separate schools as admission rules split up children

Bournemouth Echo: RECONSIDER: Jason and Monika Hughes with Aiden, 9, and Chloe, 7

1:00pm Saturday 28th June 2014

FRUSTRATED parents facing school runs to two separate primary schools have hit out over admission rules splitting up their children.

Jury retire to consider verdict in Rico Dardis murder trial

Bournemouth Echo: VICTIM: Rico Dardis

1:03pm Friday 27th June 2014

THE jury in the Rico Dardis murder trial has retired to consider its verdict.

Woman's mummified body found in flat, six years after she died

Bournemouth Echo: The flats where Anne Leitrim's body was found by baliffs

7:30am Thursday 26th June 2014

THE BODY of an elderly woman has been discovered at a Bournemouth flat, six years after she is believed to have died.

Great gran who was first resident at care home celebrates 101st birthday

Bournemouth Echo: Audrey Dormon is presented with a very special birthday cake

4:00pm Thursday 26th June 2014

THE first resident of a Christchurch care home celebrated her 101st birthday with a special cake and champagne.

Investigations continue after 'subsidence' on busy road in Christchurch

Bournemouth Echo: TALKS: Cllr Nick Geary

10:27am Wednesday 25th June 2014

INVESTIGATIONS are continuing after suspected subsidence damaged part of a busy road in Christchurch.

Mum dying of cancer faces another battle over school places for her children

Bournemouth Echo: STRESSFUL: Michelle and Stuart Amey

5:00am Tuesday 24th June 2014

A CANCER-stricken mum appealing for her two little boys to be together at school has been flatly denied by Dorset County Council.

Jailed: burglars who left "a trail of misery" for their victims after break-ins

Bournemouth Echo: John Swanson

11:55am Tuesday 24th June 2014

TWO Poole burglars who left “a trail of misery” for their victims have been imprisoned for a total of nearly five years.

Hundreds prepare for 105th Christchurch Regatta this weekend

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

11:00am Tuesday 24th June 2014

UP TO 250 people could take to the River Stour this Saturday, June 28, 9.30am-6pm, for the 105th Christchurch Regatta.

Vicar resigns via Twitter after "breakdown of trust" with church wardens

Bournemouth Echo: Father Chris Mann

2:50pm Monday 23rd June 2014

WORSHIPPERS have been shocked by the sudden resignation of the vicar of Christchurch.

Artistic students show off creative flair thanks to £500 boost

Bournemouth Echo: GIFTED: Head of arts Sally Blood with students and members of new Milton DFAS

4:00pm Saturday 21st June 2014

A SCHOOL in Christchurch has celebrated a donation to its art department with a day of creative performances.

Ukulele band to perform for 24 hours in bid to raise £50,000

Bournemouth Echo: The Coda Ukulele Band

3:00pm Friday 20th June 2014

A GROUP of ukulele players are preparing to perform for 24 hours straight as part of a fundraising mission.






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