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Dorset Police in crackdown on burglary and vehicle crime across Poole and Purbeck

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.

11:27am Friday 19th September 2014

A CRACKDOWN on burglary and vehicle crime across Poole and Purbeck has just been launched by Dorset Police.

Bus catches fire on Penn Hill Avenue

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

4:56pm Friday 19th September 2014

A BUS caught fire in Poole this afternoon resulting in a road being blocked both ways.

Penny farthings to unicycles – cyclists put pedal power to the test at ride challenge roadshow

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

PENNY farthings, unicycles and go carts were seen whizzing round Poole Park as the Momentum Cycle Ride Challenge roadshow rolled into town.

Should council start community libraries? Views sought on proposals to axe Poole’s mobile library

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

CONTROVERSIAL proposals to axe Poole’s mobile library service and replace it with community libraries have gone out for public consultation.

'Outdated and lacking in vision' - group hits out over plans to revamp gyratory near Twin Sails Bridge

Bournemouth Echo:

12:55pm Friday 19th September 2014

PROPOSALS to revamp the roads between Poole town centre and its two bridges have been blasted as ‘outdated and lacking vision’ by a green group.

Woman taken to hospital after car hits tree in Branksome Park

Bournemouth Echo: Medical Investigation’s Unit at Poole Hospital is shortlisted for national award

11:47am Friday 19th September 2014

A woman suffered facial and chest injuries after her car collided with a tree in Branksome Park this morning.

Bus services under threat as Poole council seeks to save £150k - see how you could be affected

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

CHILDREN could be left unable to get to school and residents to work if Borough of Poole forges ahead with up to £150,000 bus subsidy cuts.

“Get out of my country” – “racist” teen admits shouting at shop owner when asked for ID

Bournemouth Echo:

5:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

A SELF-confessed “racist” told a business owner to “get out of my country” after hearing that he needed identification to buy cigarettes.

Thousands of Poole residents on low incomes may have higher council tax bills

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

POOLE residents on low incomes may have to pay more council tax as the borough tightens its financial belt.

Sarah plummets to earth from 10,000ft to raise money for cancer centre

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

IT was touch and go whether Sarah Bartlett would be able to jump from 10,000ft from a plane to raise funds for the Dorset Cancer Centre.

Free copies of bestselling book Diary of a Wimpy Kid given away to children

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

COPIES of bestseller the Diary of a Wimpy Kid have been given away by Poole Central Library to encourage children to read.

shoebox appeal ‘in doubt’ due to lack of storage – can you help?

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

VOLUNTEERS who take shoeboxes of Christmas gifts to desperately poor children in Romania say their efforts are under threat.

Poole company set to be liquidated after factory suddenly closes its doors

Bournemouth Echo:

6:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

A COMPANY which shut up shop suddenly in Poole earlier this week is set to be liquidated.

Teen arrested after student 'threatened with knife' in Poole Park

Bournemouth Echo: CONCERNED: Margaret Morrissey

2:17pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

POLICE have arrested a 16-year-old boy from Bournemouth after a student was allegedly threatened with a knife at Poole Park this morning.

Probe continues after man on ladder injured in collision with mobility scooter

Bournemouth Echo:

7:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

POLICE are continuing to investigate a collision involving a man on a ladder and mobility scooter on a busy pavement in Poole.

Credit union set up to help Hamworthy residents manage their money

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A FREE advice service which has been helping people in Ham-worthy for more than two decades is launching a community credit union.

Poole Lighthouse calling on fans to tell them why venue matters

Bournemouth Echo:

1:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

IT HAS long been known for its wide range of shows and performances.

Inside Out festival wows the crowds – and there’s even more to come

Bournemouth Echo:

10:58am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A SERIES of stunning dance performances lit up Poole as the Inside Out Dorset Festival continued at the weekend.

‘Day we knew of his death, his son was due life-saving op’ - family of Daniel Robbie speak out

Bournemouth Echo:

5:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

The family of Daniel Robbie have spoken of their heartache as they were told of his death on the same day his five-month-old son was due to have a life-saving heart operation.

‘Someone I’ll never know has given me my sight back’ – Tom’s vision is restored after life-changing eye operation

Bournemouth Echo:

4:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A PATIENT who had a life-changing eye transplant featured in a new two-part BBC documentary series.

Ahoy mateys! Bride’s childhood dream comes true as couple have pirate wedding

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A BLUSHING bride who dreamt of being a pirate ever since she was a little girl celebrated her big day surrounded by an army of pirate pals in Poole.

The Pig on the Beach named Hotel of the Year by the Sunday Times

Bournemouth Echo: Ten spectacular Studland facts

12:55pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A Dorset hotel which opened its doors just four months ago has been awarded the prestigious title of Hotel of the Year by the Sunday Times.

Four years on from 'outstanding' rating, junior school is downgraded after Ofsted visit

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

OAKDALE Junior School has been downgraded from ‘outstanding’ to ‘requires improvement’ in the latest Ofsted inspection report.

Poole’s old lifting bridge to close for one week for planned maintenance

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

POOLE’S old lifting bridge will close for a week from Monday, September 22, for planned maintenance to be carried out.

‘Motorists not given enough warning over roadworks on A350’ says councillor

Bournemouth Echo:

7:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

HUGE tailbacks are the fear of an Upton ward councillor who says motorists were not given sufficient warning of roadworks which started this week.

Heroes wanted: who deserves nomination in Poole’s safety awards?

Bournemouth Echo:

4:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

THE search has begun to find Poole’s community safety heroes.

School devastated by fire unveils plaque after “miracle” six month rebuild

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

A PLAQUE has been unveiled at a primary school in Parkstone to mark the date that it was damaged by fire.

Poole resident told: 'Take waste to recycling centre' after bin men miss collection

Bournemouth Echo: PROPOSAL: No council tax rise has been proposed for Borough of Poole

12:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

A disgruntled Poole resident who discovered the bin men missed his collection was baffled to be told to take his waste to a recycling centre himself.

UPDATE: Man suffers serious head injury in fall after mobility scooter hits ladder

Bournemouth Echo:

6:10am Saturday 13th September 2014

A MAN has been taken to Poole Hospital after falling from a ladder and suffering a head injury in Parkstone yesterday afternoon.

VIDEO AND GALLERY: Daring flying trapeze show wows the crowds in Poole Park

Bournemouth Echo:

8:50am Saturday 13th September 2014

GRAVITY defying aerial stunts performed from a 15m high bamboo scaffold in Poole Park made for a spectacular launch of the Inside Out Dorset Festival last night.

Brace yourselves for three weeks of roadworks on the A350 Poole Road

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

ROADWORKS are expected to cause delays through Upton when a gas main is replaced in Poole Road.

Which business will come out on top in cycle challenge?

Bournemouth Echo:

1:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

STAFF from Borough of Poole will be getting on their bikes this month as part of the Momentum Cycle Challenge 2014.

VIDEO: Stage set for British premiere as trapeze artists set to amaze in Poole Park tonight

Bournemouth Echo: All our pictures of the Dorset Inside Out Festival 2014 in Poole Park. Photo by Sally Adams

11:04am Friday 12th September 2014

POOLE Park plays host to a British premiere later today when acrobats will put on an incredible, free, trapeze show. 

Poorly baby who is sick up to 20 times a day to have better life thanks to raffle

Bournemouth Echo:

10:17am Friday 12th September 2014

MONEY raised to help a Poole baby who is sick up to 20 times a day will make a “phenomenal” difference, according to his parents.

Star baker: meet Mark Bennett, the national Baker of the Year

Bournemouth Echo:

1:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

WINNING this year’s national title of Baker of the Year is the icing on the cake for Mark Bennett.

Navitus Bay: planning process starts today

Bournemouth Echo: DIVISIVE: Navitus Bay has split opinions locally

10:15am Thursday 11th September 2014

THE planning process into the decision over the Navitus Bay wind park planned for off the Dorset coast gets under way today.

VIDEO: Intrigued by Poole Park mystery sculpture? Wonder no more

Bournemouth Echo:

5:30pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A 15m high bamboo sculpture is taking shape in Poole Park - and on Friday night will play host to the first performance of an incredible, free, trapeze show.

Car comes off the road in two-vehicle crash on Holes Bay Road

Bournemouth Echo: Dorset Police logo

12:13pm Thursday 11th September 2014

POLICE attended a two-vehicle crash on the A350 Holes Bay Road in Poole this morning.

Councillors “more concerned with votes than doing the right thing” after green bin paper deferred

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

FELLOW councillors have been accused of being “more concerned about votes than about doing the right thing” by a Poole cabinet member.

Police investigation into firearms incident continues

Bournemouth Echo:

6:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

POLICE are continuing their investigations into a domestic abuse incident which saw armed police swoop on a road in Poole on Tuesday Marshal Road in the Waterloo area of the town was cordoned off while firearms officers, uniformed police and dog handlers were on the scene, following a call made to the emergency services at around noon. Residents spoke of seeing police going door to door at the shops along The Parade, which were behind the cordon, and officers showed staff a picture of a man, asking if they had seen him. Officers also reassured those who live and work along Marshal Road that there were no concerns for public safety.

VIDEO: Armed police cordon off road in Poole after domestic abuse incident involving firearm

Bournemouth Echo:

5:05pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

ARMED police sealed off part of a Poole housing estate during a domestic incident reportedly involving a firearm.

Puppy dies after eating suspected death cap mushrooms

Bournemouth Echo:

5:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

CHILD safety fears have been raised following the death of a puppy that ate what are believed to be deadly wild mushrooms in the grounds of a popular swimming pool.

Murphy’s Threadwort, the country’s “most perplexing” rare plant, came to Bournemouth from New Zealand, experts reveal

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A RARE plant found only in two sites in Poole and Bournemouth and on two Scilly Isles, has been found to be a native of New Zealand.

UPDATE: Woman taken to hospital after two vehicle crash on the A350 at Sturminster Marshall

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

1:10pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

FIRE crews attended a two vehicle crash on the A350 at Sturminster Marshall this morning.

Day centre celebrates 20th birthday with special party

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

STAFF, special guests and service users joined together to celebrate the 20th birthday of the Poole-based day centre Barnabas.

Green bin collection fee rise rejected over fears of mass-drop out

Bournemouth Echo:

5:40am Tuesday 9th September 2014

A PROPOSAL to make Poole residents fork out another £5.80 to have garden waste collected have been rejected by councillors fearing a mass drop-out.

Harry Redknapp leads football names turning out for Andy Culliford charity match

Bournemouth Echo:

6:00am Monday 8th September 2014

MORE than 1,100 people turned out to a benefit game for former non-league footballer Andy Culliford at Poole Town Football Club yesterday.

Police in Rossmore Road on "exercise" not incident

Bournemouth Echo: Dorset Police logo

5:17pm Monday 8th September 2014

DORSET Police are carrying out an exercise in Rossmore Road, Poole this afternoon and evening.

'Armed police' seen carrying out exercise in Rossmore

Bournemouth Echo: Dorset Police logo

5:06pm Monday 8th September 2014

DORSET Police are carrying out an exercise in Rossmore Road, Poole this afternoon and evening.

It’s good to be green: Youngsters win award for making schools greener

Bournemouth Echo:

4:00pm Monday 8th September 2014

PUPILS at four Poole schools are celebrating making outstanding improvements to their school’s environment.






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