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Coroner to investigate death of woman discovered in house on quiet road

Bournemouth Echo: DRAMA: The property in Cooke Road, Poole

10:50am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

The death of a woman at a home in Cooke Road is now in the hands of the coroner.

European elections: eight parties to battle it out at the polls - see who is standing for the South West

Bournemouth Echo: REGIONAL JOB: Returning officer Paul Morris

9:38am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE nomination deadline for May’s European Parliamentary elections came and went yesterday, signalling the start of what is expected to be an intense four-week campaign trail for the region’s candidates.

Anti-cuts protesters demonstrate at Poole

Bournemouth Echo: Anti-cuts protesters demonstarte at Poole

6:42pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

CAMPAIGNERS opposed to swingeing government cuts and the privatisation of public services demonstrated outside Poole Civic Centre this evening.

Residents shocked as woman found dead in house

Bournemouth Echo: DRAMA: The property in Cooke Road, Poole

5:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

RESIDENTS of a quiet Poole road were left in shock after the body of a woman was discovered in a house.

Longer hours proposed for schoolchildren to improve their learning

Bournemouth Echo: LONGER DAY: Richard Tutt, principal of Magna Academy Poole

6:20am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TEENAGERS at a Poole academy could be putting in an extra four hours of study if proposals to extend the working day are approved.

Farewell party held for Poole council chief executive as search goes on to find replacement

Bournemouth Echo: John McBride

4:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A DELAYED retirement party has taken place for Borough of Poole chief executive John McBride, who officially left the council at the end of March.

Digging in: youngsters help plant wildflower meadows to help boost natural habitats

Bournemouth Echo: MUCKING IN: Hamworthy Park Junior School pupils planting wildflower seeds at Hamworthy Park

1:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

JUNIOR school youngsters have been helping to plant “vibrant” wildflower meadows at Poole’s Hamworthy Park.

Petition success for disabled man as blue badge parking space is set to be reinstated

Bournemouth Echo: REINSTATED:  Darin Ball had his blue badge space put back after he appeared in the Echo and started a petition

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A DISABLED man from Poole said he is ‘over the moon’ after Poole Housing Partnership (PHP) agreed to reinstate a parking space for blue badge holders outside his home.

Protest against cuts to care budgets to be held outside Poole civic centre

Bournemouth Echo: VIEWS: Poole Civic Centre

10:14am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A DEMONSTRATION against cuts to care budgets will be held outside Poole Civic Centre this evening.

A flower on every grave on Easter Day

Bournemouth Echo: GIVING: Rachael Edis together with volunteers has covered graves in Parkstone cemetery with flowers in an Easter Flowerthon

6:00am Monday 21st April 2014

VOLUNTEERS braved the rain to lay flowers on thousands of graves in Parkstone Cemetery yesterday.

Schoolgirl goes on the run for charity close to her heart

Bournemouth Echo: SUPERSTAR: Olivia Taylor is taking part in the Poole Festival of Running in June

3:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

A SCHOOLGIRL from Poole town centre is the latest young person to sign up to a running challenge in Poole Park in June.

Team getting on their bikes in memory of popular Poole footballer Shane Stanley who died suddenly

Bournemouth Echo: PEDAL POWER: Riders taking part in the Dorset Bike Ride

12:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A TEAM of cyclists will be taking part in this year’s British Heart Foundation Dorset Bike Ride, in memory of popular Poole Borough Football Club player Shane Stanley.

50 years of sailing: Condor welcomes crowds aboard for popular open day on Poole Quay

Bournemouth Echo: PLAIN SAILING:  Condor chief executive James Fulford and Captain Steve Leake celebrate the 50th anniversary of the company

10:32am Friday 18th April 2014

QUEUES of residents and visitors were forming along Poole Quay as Condor Express prepared to welcome them aboard.

Schoolgirl cuts off hair to help other little girls with cancer

Bournemouth Echo: CUT ABOVE: Lauren prepares to have her hair cut off by Louise Harvey of Phase One salon in Creekmoor

3:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A 10-YEAR-OLD girl from Poole has had her luscious locks chopped off because she wanted to make a little girl with cancer happy.

Former Echo blogger Nikki shares inspiring story on The One Show next week

Bournemouth Echo: SPECIAL MOMENT: Andy Kershaw,  talks to Nikki Hastings

5:40am Thursday 17th April 2014

A POOLE hospice is set to feature on a prime-time television show next week.

Poole residents asked for their views on proposals for new council ward boundaries

Bournemouth Echo: VIEWS: Poole Civic Centre

5:20am Thursday 17th April 2014

RESIDENTS are being consulted on draft proposals for new council ward boundaries across Poole.

New NHS dentist opens at site of doctors’ surgery gutted in arson attack

Bournemouth Echo: NEW SPACE: Annette Brooke MP officially opens the new Neighbourhood Centre Dental Practice in Canford Heath with general manager Lukasz Drozdziel and the staff at the practice

5:40am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A NEW dental practice offering NHS treatment has opened at the site of a Poole doctors’ surgery that was gutted in an arson attack two years ago.

No challenge to leadership of Poole's Conservative group leader Elaine Atkinson

Bournemouth Echo: Cllr Elaine Atkinson

10:10am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A THREATENED vote of no confidence in the leader of the Conservative group on Poole Council did not materialise.

Illegal gas fitter who put residents at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning is fined

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4:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

AN ILLEGAL gas fitter from Poole put lives at risk after carrying out sub-standard work in people’s homes, a court has heard.

Ben Fogle returning to Poole to film second series of Harbour Live

Bournemouth Echo: POPULAR: Ben Fogle at Lulworth Cove

3:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A SECOND series is being made of a popular programme which focuses on the lives of people who live and work in Dorset.

Campaign launched to protect grasslands that inspired author Thomas Hardy

Bournemouth Echo: CAMPAIGN: Dorset Wildlife Trust is backing calls for a review of grassland protection

3:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

THREATENED grassland is being supported by Dorset Wildlife Trust which is backing a campaign to review its protection.

Kite surfers will need £20 permit to ride the waves in Poole Harbour

Bournemouth Echo: FLYING HIGH: A kite surfer in Sandbanks

12:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

ALL kite surfers enjoying their sport in Poole Harbour will now have to pay £20 a year to do so.

Enjoy a dip in the sea with confidence after bathing water is praised

Bournemouth Echo: VISTA: Sunseekers on Bournemouth Beach

10:49am Tuesday 15th April 2014

DORSET beach-goers can enjoy a dip in the sea with confidence this summer, after more of the area’s beach waters earned a recommendation in the annual Good Beach Guide.

Thousands of graves – one mission: can you help place flower on every headstone at cemetery?

Bournemouth Echo: FLOWERS: Rachael Edis at Parkstone Cemetery

5:40am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A WOMAN from Canford Heath is looking for donations and volunteers to put a flower on every grave in Parkstone Cemetery this Easter Sunday.

Council officers’ hours could be extended in bid to clamp down on stag and hen ‘party houses’

Bournemouth Echo: COMPLAINTS: Brownsea View Avenue in Poole

5:20am Tuesday 15th April 2014

CIVIC chiefs are looking into the possibility of extending the hours some Borough of Poole officers work, in a bid to clamp down on the late night ‘party houses’ in Canford Cliffs and Sandbanks.

Man found dead near toilets in Poole Park yet to be named

Bournemouth Echo: Body found near toilets in Poole park - police seal off area

2:06pm Monday 14th April 2014

POLICE have so far been unable to contact the next of kin of a man whose body was found in Poole Park on Friday morning.

European elections officially under way in South West

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

4:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

THE European elections are officially under way in the South West after the returning officer in Poole published the formal Notice of Election.

Two new Scouting sections open welcoming more than 30 new recruits in Poole

Bournemouth Echo: -

11:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

TWO new Scouting sections have opened in Branksome, Poole with more than 30 new recruits making their promise.

UPDATE: Man's body found near toilets in Poole Park

Bournemouth Echo: Body found near toilets in Poole park - police seal off area

9:20am Saturday 12th April 2014

POLICE and paramedics were called to Poole Park this morning after a body was discovered by a council worker. 

Poole’s Conservative group leader Elaine Atkinson could step aside – but will remain leader of the council

Bournemouth Echo: IDEA: Poole Civic Centre

9:50am Saturday 12th April 2014

THE Conservative group leader at Borough of Poole is proposing to step aside while retaining her leadership of the council.

Poole group admits women to ranks after 90 years to ‘recognise equality’

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10:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

THE Society of Poole Men is celebrating the approach to its 90th year by admitting women to its ranks.

School tricked out of £1m in email scam served with financial notice to improve

Bournemouth Echo: FINANCIAL NOTICE: St Aldhelm’s Academy, Poole

5:20am Friday 11th April 2014

THE secondary school scammed for more than £1m has been served with a financial notice to improve by the Department for Education.

More than £750k invested in empty factory to create more jobs

Bournemouth Echo: BEING PUT TO GOOD USE: The former Remploy factory in Poole, where investment is set to create jobs

1:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

MORE than £750,000 is being invested in a redundant Poole factory to transform it into a centre to create employment and learning.

Poole man can’t claim compensation for pothole damaged car – because council planned to repair it

Bournemouth Echo: DAMAGE: James Fletcher with his car damaged by a pothole

12:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

A POOLE man cannot claim compensation for damage caused to his car by a pothole – because the council planned to repair it.

Motorcyclist remains in hospital after serious Poole crash

Bournemouth Echo: Motorcyclist remains in hospital after serious Poole crash

10:03am Friday 11th April 2014

A 35-YEAR-OLD man from Bournemouth has spent another night in hospital following a serious injury crash in Poole on Tuesday evening.

Traffic delays after crash on A350 in Lytchett Matravers

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.

4:35pm Friday 11th April 2014

POLICE were called to the scene of a single vehicle road traffic collision on the A350 Blandford Road North in Lytchett Matravers this afternoon.

Motorsport marshal almost killed in 100mph Formula 1 smash to attempt mobility scooter world record

Bournemouth Echo:

4:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

A DISABLED motorsport marshal who was almost killed in a horrific 100mph formula one smash is poised to attempt a world record – for the second time.

Affordable housing concerns raised over Merley site

Bournemouth Echo: WORRIES: The former youth centre off  Chichester Walk in Merley.

3:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

CONCERNS about building affordable homes on an open site at Merley have been raised by residents.

Company defends position over ‘stag and hen party houses’ after issue is raised in Parliament

Bournemouth Echo: PARTY POOPER: Anti-social behaviour has been a problem at party houses in Canford Cliffs

5:40am Friday 11th April 2014

THE Poole property company named in a parliamentary debate on privately rented ‘party houses’ earlier this week has issued a statement defending its position.

Neighbourhood watch chairman steps down after nearly 20years

Bournemouth Echo: Neighbourhood watch chairman steps down after nearly 20years

11:00am Friday 11th April 2014

THE chairman of Lilliput and Lower Parkstone Neighbourhood Watch Group has stood down after almost two decades with the organisation.

Cyclist taken to hospital after crash with car in Sandbanks

Bournemouth Echo: Picture by Lisa Barry

5:49pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A CYCLIST has been taken to hospital after being involved in a collision with a car in Poole this afternoon.

Fire fighters attend fire 'caused by faulty microwave'

Bournemouth Echo: CONFIDENT: Dorset Fire and Rescue Service

1:46pm Thursday 10th April 2014

FIRE FIGHTERS put out a flat fire believed to have been caused by a faulty microwave in Poole yesterday afternoon.

Concerns raised over drunken behaviour and noise as football club seeks to extend alcohol and music licence

Bournemouth Echo: IMPACTS: The Oakdale school site and

1:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

AN application for an extended alcohol and music licence for a football club which plays home games on a school field, is being strongly opposed.

Bunny-mobile: Easter-themed taxi travelling around to raise money for children’s hospital unit

Bournemouth Echo: EGG-CELENT IDEA: Taxi driver Paul Owen gets into the Easter spirit

12:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A BRIGHTLY coloured Easter-themed taxi is travelling around Poole to raise money for a children’s hospital unit.

Hundreds of bikers turn out for popular Dream Machines event on Poole Quay

Bournemouth Echo: DREAM MACHINES: Scenes from the weekly bike night

11:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

MOTORCYCLISTS enjoyed a sunny evening for the second Poole bike night of the season.

UPDATE: Biker seriously injured in crash

Bournemouth Echo: Biker seriously injured in crash. Pics: Sally Adams

7:40am Wednesday 9th April 2014

A BOURNEMOUTH motorcyclist suffered serious injuries tonight after a crash involving a car at Longfleet Road, Poole.

Drunken revellers climbing trees and prostitutes arriving all hours – ‘party houses’ complaints raised in Parliament

Bournemouth Echo: Brownsea View Avenue in Poole

5:20am Wednesday 9th April 2014

THE full extent of neighbours’ complaints about the privately rented ‘party houses’ in plush Canford Cliffs and Sandbanks were laid bare in Parliament yesterday.

Construction starts on multi-million pound school rebuild

Bournemouth Echo: Building work has started on the new Montacute school in the grounds of the old school

12:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

CONSTRUCTION work has started on a much needed multi-million pound rebuild of a Poole special school.

'Noisy stag and hen party houses are making our lives miserable'

Bournemouth Echo: TURN IT DOWN: Canford Cliffs Avenue in Poole

5:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

STRESSED residents of upmarket Canford Cliffs say their lives are being made miserable by boozy stag and hen weekend ‘party houses’.

Thug jailed for assault on teen admits organising cockfights in Poole

Bournemouth Echo: ANIMAL CRUELTY: Martyn Dashwood who has pleaded guilty to 16 charges

12:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A THUG jailed at Christmas for knocking out a 15-year-old boy has admitted organising animal fights in Poole.






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