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Popular bus driver praised after Purbeck Breezer crash

Bournemouth Echo:

5:40am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

POLICE are still investigating the circumstances of an accident involving an Audi and a double-decker bus at Sandbanks.

Vanished in February, bought at poultry market – but seven-month-old Chihuahua Dolly has finally come home

Bournemouth Echo:

5:20am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A TINY pup who disappeared last winter has “miraculously” returned home after six months.

16-year-old charged with robbery at Co-op store

Bournemouth Echo:

12:37pm Monday 1st September 2014

A 16-year old boy from Corfe Mullen has been charged with robbery and is due to appear at Bournemouth Youth Court on September 25.

Jailed: burglar who posed as a policeman to steal from elderly women

Bournemouth Echo:

5:00am Monday 1st September 2014

A COWARDLY burglar who stole from elderly women by posing as a police officer has been jailed for four years.

Major roadworks set to start on Ashley Road on Monday

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

NEW bus stops and pedestrian crossings are part of the final phase of improvement works along Ashley Road starting on Monday.

Promoted Article: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Bournemouth Echo: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

7:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Teen living with Cystic Fibrosis meets X Factor stars thanks to charity

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

A TEENAGER living with Cystic Fibrosis has had her wish granted when she met Cheryl Cole backstage at the X Factor.

VIDEO: Driver of double decker bus taken to hospital and passengers injured after crash in Sandbanks

Bournemouth Echo:

5:07pm Friday 29th August 2014

A DOUBLE-decker bus smashed into a wall and ground to a stop on top of live power cables after a collision on the Sandbanks peninsula.

Dorset Police ‘review procedures’ after officers give Gazza a lift to the shops

Bournemouth Echo:

1:11pm Friday 29th August 2014

FOOTBALL legend Paul Gascoigne dialled 999 before taking a police escort to the shops.

I’ll climb three mountains in 24 hours : Mike’s mission to raise awareness of rare cancer

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A POOLE man is raising money to increase awareness of Ewing’s Sarcoma after this rare form of cancer claimed the life of his husband.

Death of 40 birds in Poole Park still a mystery, say scientists

Bournemouth Echo:

12:27pm Friday 29th August 2014

TESTS to establish what killed around 40 birds in Poole Park over a three week period have proved inconclusive, officials say.

VIDEO: Police hunt robber after worker punched in the face at Tesco store in Poole

Bournemouth Echo:

2:34pm Thursday 28th August 2014

POLICE are hunting a robber who attacked a shop worker during an early morning raid.

Four car crash blocks Poole road in both directions

Bournemouth Echo: Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has given the go ahead for Great Western Ambulance Service and South Western Ambulance Service Foundation Trust to merge

6:27pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A FOUR vehicle accident has blocked Library Road in Poole.

IPad to bring joy to children with life-limiting illnesses

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

CHILDREN with life-limiting illnesses are set to benefit from the donation of a new iPad donated by a Dorset-based insurance broker.

Death of Barfleur passenger still a mystery

Bournemouth Echo:

5:20am Thursday 28th August 2014

AN ELDERLY woman who was found unconscious on the Barfleur Ferry suffered a brain haemorrhage after falling or tripping, an inquest heard. Dorset Coroner Sheriff Payne, inset, said the absence of any witnesses meant it was impossible to be sure how 70-year-old Rita Melvin had ended up on the floor of the Cherbourg to Poole ferry.

Winchester general manager needed 30 stitches to his face after 'maniac's' terrifying hit and run

Bournemouth Echo:

2:49pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE General Manager of The Winchester pub was one of two people to suffer horrific injuries in a terrifying hit-and-run incident.

VIDEO: ‘Arson not ruled out’ after fire destroys £1.4m home

Bournemouth Echo:

5:20am Wednesday 27th August 2014

ARSON cannot be ruled out as the cause of a blaze that destroyed a £1.4 million house in Poole at the weekend, firefighters say.

Poole’s children’s centres still don’t make the grade, say Ofsted

Bournemouth Echo:

3:50pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

CHILDREN’S centres in Poole still have work to do to provide a good service for families, despite making headway since the last damming Ofsted inspection.

Fortune teller told me I’d live past 100, says Joyce, 105

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A BRANKSOME woman who a fortune-teller predicted would live to become a centenarian celebrated her 105th birthday.

Skate jam will raise funds for improved ramp

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A TEENAGER is organising a skate jam dedicated to improving facilities in Upton.

‘Council misled us over number of businesses taking part in toilet scheme'

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

POOLE council is being accused of maladministration over the closure of public loos in Parkstone after traders claim they were misled about the alternative.

VIDEO: Major clean-up begins after travellers leave rubbish and glass bottles behind at Creekmoor

Bournemouth Echo:

5:38pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A MAJOR clean-up operation was launched at Creekmoor’s park-and-ride after travellers left the site over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Emergency services attend accident involving motorcyclist in Poole

Bournemouth Echo: CONCERNED: Margaret Morrissey

2:47pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

EMERGENCY services were called to an accident involving a motorcycle in Poole this lunchtime.

VIDEO: Investigation begins after fire destroys £1.4million home

Bournemouth Echo:

2:10pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

AN investigation into a blaze which destroyed a £1.4million home in Branksome Park is taking place today.

Inside Out festival needs you to help make event spectacular

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2:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

VOLUNTEERS are needed to help out at this year’s Inside Out Dorset Festival.

Firefighters called to Poole High Street after smoke seen coming from strip light

Bournemouth Echo:

10:43am Tuesday 26th August 2014

FIREFIGHTERS attended a business in Poole High Street after smoke was spotted this morning.

LD Lines confirms closure of routes from Poole port

Bournemouth Echo:

6:20am Tuesday 26th August 2014

LD Lines has confirmed the closure of its routes from Poole to Northern Spain – less than a year after they were launched.

VIDEO: Clean-up operation at Creekmoor park and ride after travellers leave rubbish strewn site

Bournemouth Echo:

6:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

TRAVELLERS have left the park and ride site in Creekmoor – with council workers to begin a clean-up operation today.

Teenager’s anger after school sends another pupil’s results in post

Bournemouth Echo:

5:00am Monday 25th August 2014

A TEENAGER has told of her anger and disappointment after her school sent her someone else’s A-level results.

Power cut in Parkstone

Bournemouth Echo: HI-TECH Engineers from Southern Electric Power Distribution have installed automated switching equipment

4:54pm Monday 25th August 2014

More than 300 homes suffered a power cut in Parkstone on Monday afternoon.

Mayor’s walk for worthy causes

Bournemouth Echo:

11:02am Monday 25th August 2014

THE Mayor of Poole was joined by representatives from 14 different charities during the first Poole Bay Sponsored Walk.

VIDEO: Fire crews battle blaze at £1.4million house

Bournemouth Echo:

9:40am Sunday 24th August 2014

FIRE crews worked through the night to battle a blaze at a £1.4million house in Branksome Park.

Thousands flock to Party in the Park

Bournemouth Echo:

5:23pm Sunday 24th August 2014

THOUSANDS of people flocked to the carnival-themed Party in the Park over this weekend.

Hundreds try out a new sport at Poole Park festival

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

HUNDREDS of people were able to try a whole range of sports during a family-fun event held in Poole Park.

It’s carnival time! Popular Party in the Park starts today

Bournemouth Echo:

10:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

THE day has finally arrived with the start of the ever-popular Party in the Park this afternoon – and this year the party will return to Ashley Cross Park this August Bank Holiday weekend with a new carnival theme.

Council to seek eviction order against remaining Creekmoor travellers

Bournemouth Echo:

5:01pm Friday 22nd August 2014

BOROUGH of Poole officials will go to court next week to seek eviction orders against eight traveller caravans that remain at Creekmoor's park & ride site.

Ships, ahoy! New project sets sights on raising £40k to buy sailing boat for young people

Bournemouth Echo:

4:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A NEWLY-formed social enterprise company based on wooden boatbuilding and sailing has launched a £40k fundraising effort for a flagship boat.

Teacher accused of sexual activity tells court: “I told her emails were inappropriate”

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A FORMER Canford School teacher accused of sexual activity with a pupil said she tried to kiss him but he pushed her away.

Firefighters scrambled to block of flats in Poole

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

7:34pm Thursday 21st August 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were scrambled to a block of flats in Poole this evening.

A Jurassic lark: dinosaur event proves a hit with families in Poole

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

MORE than 1,000 youngsters and their parents were shown a glimpse of prehistoric times during a special event in Poole at the weekend.

A31 re-opened after large oil spill closes road between Lake Gates and Roundhouse roundabout

Bournemouth Echo:

1:20pm Thursday 21st August 2014

THE A31 has been re-opened after a large oil spill closed the road between Lake Gates and Roundhouse roundabout.

Frightened to walk across level crossing after barrier struck me twice

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

An 80-year-old Parkstone woman has said she is fearful to go across Poole High Street's level crossing after being struck by the closing barriers twice.

Council takes action to shut down rowdy "party houses"

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

9:08am Thursday 21st August 2014

COUNCIL chiefs in Poole say “robust action” is being taken to help tackle party houses in Canford Cliffs.

Libraries to celebrate 128th birthday with introduction of eBooks

Bournemouth Echo:

4:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

POOLE Libraries are celebrating their 128th birthday this August Bank Holiday with the launch of a new eBook collection.

UPDATE: Creekmoor travellers: half of group move on as council gets legal process underway

Bournemouth Echo:

10:25am Wednesday 20th August 2014

AROUND half of a group of caravans and motorhomes based on the park and ride site in Creekmoor have moved off the land.

Why won’t council lower kerb by my house?

Bournemouth Echo:

6:20am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A DISABLED pensioner who uses a walking frame has blasted Borough of Poole for failing to lower the kerbstone by a Canford Heath alleyway linking her home to local shops.

UPDATE WITH VIDEO: Diners and neighbours evacuated after "electrical fault" causes fire at Cafe Shore

Bournemouth Echo:

11:30am Tuesday 19th August 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are back at Cafe Shore in Sandbanks this morning after diners were evacuated during an electrical fire which firefighters say will have caused "extensive" damage to the venue.

Former Canford School teacher denies inciting sexual act

Bournemouth Echo:

5:20am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A FORMER teacher at a prestigious private school caused a pupil to perform a sex act on him, a court heard yesterday.

'No current plans for redundancies' says firm that took over Poole's Kerry Foods

Bournemouth Echo:

2:31pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

THE firm that officially took over Poole’s Kerry Foods this week says it has no current plans to make any redundancies.

VIDEO: Much-loved wooden hippo makes comeback as Poole bids for £2.5m lottery cash

Bournemouth Echo:

12:21pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A GIANT wooden hippo visited Poole Park to celebrate the completion of the town’s £2.5million bid to enhance the historic park.

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