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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.

Twelve Royal Marines, two hours and a two-and-a-half tonne gun: Team put their backs into charity pull

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A TEAM of servicemen from Royal Marines Poole tugged a two-and-a-half tonne gun through the New Forest on Saturday in a charity field gun pull.

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

Bournemouth Echo: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

6:00am Tuesday 19th 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.

Preparations for next year’s Poole Carnival set to begin

Bournemouth Echo:

4:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

THE organisers of the successful Poole Carnival, which took place in Parkstone this year, are holding an AGM.

Poignant service honours those who lost their lives in Burma campaign

Bournemouth Echo:

3:43pm Monday 18th August 2014

THE end of the war and Victory in Japan day was marked with a small but poignant commemoration in Poole Park on Friday.

UPDATE: Council starts legal action to evict travellers at Creekmoor

Bournemouth Echo:

2:20pm Monday 18th August 2014

LEGAL proceedings to disband two traveller encampments in Poole have been initiated by borough officials, it has been confirmed.

Firefighters battle garage and sauna blaze

Bournemouth Echo:

7:58am Monday 18th August 2014

FIREFIGHTERS battled a garage and sauna blaze this morning.

Plea to save historic chimney after firm closes

Bournemouth Echo:

6:20am Monday 18th August 2014

THE ‘landmark’ chimney of a soon-to-be-closed Poole factory should be preserved as a reminder of the town’s industrial past, a borough councillor has urged.

Weymouth’s loss could be Poole’s gain in ferry saga

Bournemouth Echo:

5:20am Monday 18th August 2014

THE chances of Condor Ferries running its new vessel from Poole appear to be increasing after the operator signed a fresh Channel Islands’ operating licence.

£10m work on Barfleur will see ferry out of action for two months

Bournemouth Echo: Barfleur

7:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

POOLE's Barfleur ferry will be taken out of service for two months next spring for an expensive modification.

“We’ve been treated shabbily” – residents hit out over Wessex Water plans for temporary compound on rec

Bournemouth Echo:

9:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

WESSEX Water has been accused of treating residents “shabbily” with its plans to build a temporary compound on Winton Recreation Ground.

‘Waiting times at level crossing could stop people visiting Poole High Street’

Bournemouth Echo:

7:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

A NEW bridge over the railway line in Poole is being sought by a councillor who fears for the vitality of the town centre.

Sausage and cider festival set to be bigger and better than ever

Bournemouth Echo:

4:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

THIS year’s Sausage and Cider Festival at The Blue Boar in Poole, is set to be bigger and better than ever – and it’s all for a good cause too.

Meet Violet, the 102-year-old who’s full of pride for her Poole heritage

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

A MOTHER of six from Hamworthy who loves singing and dancing has celebrated turning 102 surrounded by her family at a tea party.

Scientists probing deaths of 40 birds

Bournemouth Echo:

9:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

GOVERNMENT scientists are carrying out tests to establish the cause of death of around 40 birds in Poole Park.

Hundreds flock to Poole Quay to meet the RNLI crew and volunteers at Open Day

Bournemouth Echo:

10:49am Friday 15th August 2014

IT WAS a busy day for Poole’s RNLI volunteers after the crew were scrambled twice during their annual open day.

“Appalling and monstrous” – councillors hit out at plans for retirement block

Bournemouth Echo:

10:10am Friday 15th August 2014

A MODERN block of retirement apartments proposed for a prominent Broadstone site is totally out of character, it is claimed.

Teenage lifeguard abused boys over Skype

Bournemouth Echo:

5:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

A YOUNG lifeguard encouraged children to perform sex acts on themselves over Skype in exchange for computer games, a court has heard.

Creekmoor travellers “to stay on site until Steam Fair”

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

TRAVELLERS camped at Creekmoor’s park and ride site will probably be allowed to stay there until the start of the Dorset Steam Fair, local residents and ward councillors believe.

Back our bid for lottery funding say Friends of Poole Park

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

“Back the bid” is the call from the Friends of Poole Park, just weeks ahead of their crucial submission to the Heritage Lottery Fund.

VIDEO: Thousands flock to Rockley Fest

Bournemouth Echo: Thousands flock to Rockley Fest

11:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

THE second beach festival held at Rockley Park proved so popular that more than 1,000 tickets were sold in advance.

Jewellery and cash stolen and carried away in pillowcase as elderly woman slept

Bournemouth Echo:

11:05am Thursday 14th August 2014

A WOMAN in her 90s woke to find clothes strewn around the floor after her Poole home was burgled as she slept.

Spare council cash should be spent on emptying bins, says council group

Bournemouth Echo:

6:30am Thursday 14th August 2014

Council reserves should be used to enable overflowing bins on Poole streets to be quickly dealt with, it is claimed.

Why didn’t Poole’s £40k traveller security measures work?

Bournemouth Echo:

6:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

Travellers camped at Creekmoor’s park and ride site will probably be allowed to stay there until the start of the Dorset Steam Fair, local residents and ward councillors believe.

Creekmoor travellers: Poole council chooses not to take legal action

Bournemouth Echo:

11:20am Wednesday 13th August 2014

COUNCIL officials continue to monitor two traveller encampments in Poole but have not yet taken any action to evict them.

‘Council is punishing us because we fought against Creekmoor traveller site’

Bournemouth Echo:

5:00am Wednesday 13th August 2014

WORRIED Creekmoor residents believe Borough of Poole is “punishing” them by failing to immediately instigate legal action to remove travellers camped at the former park and ride site.

Twin Sails Bridge back in action after electrical fault

Bournemouth Echo:

3:10pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

Poole's Twin Sails Bridge is operating normally again after an electrical fault left it unable to raise.

Inquest opens into death of holidaymaker who drowned in Poole harbour

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

2:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

AN inquest has been opened after a holidaymaker fell off his boat and drowned in Poole.

Elderly woman died of severe morphine toxicity

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

1:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

An inquest into the death of a woman who died of severe morphine toxicity has been opened and adjourned.

Residents asked for views on conservation areas as council considers changes

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

POOLE residents are being invited to have their say as the council reviews its 21 conser-vation areas and considers dropping some.

First brick not yet laid but cost of care village rises by £1m

Bournemouth Echo:

6:20am Wednesday 13th August 2014

COSTS of a £7.2million extra care village in Poole have shot up by nearly £1m before a brick has been laid.

Enjoy a Summer Breeze cocktail of live music, fireworks and fun

Bournemouth Echo:

4:00pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

THERE will be a classic cocktail of live music, entertainment and fireworks on Thursday as Summer Breeze takes to Poole Quay.

Little Alicia able to get closer to her family thanks to special seat

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A little girl from Hamworthy is hoping to sit more comfortably at home with the help of a special £1,400 chair.

Just three mums turned away after Poole Hospital boosts number of beds

Bournemouth Echo: Poole Hospital’s maternity unit

12:00pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

ONLY three mums have been turned away from Poole Hospital’s maternity unit in the past six months.

The barrel jellyfish keep on coming! see the latest one spotted in Dorset

Bournemouth Echo:

9:54am Tuesday 12th August 2014

WE'VE been sent dozens of pictures of giant barrel jellyfish this year and here's the latest addition.

New traveller camp arrives at Sterte while number of caravans double at Creekmoor

Bournemouth Echo:

5:30pm Monday 11th August 2014

TRAVELLERS are congregating at the former park and ride site in Creekmoor, and a new illegal encampment has sprung up elsewhere in Poole.

Bank staff thwart rogue traders who tried to scam pensioners

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

12:00pm Monday 11th August 2014

SHREWD bank staff have thwarted attempts by rogue traders to con two elderly women out of thousands of pounds.

Smooth-hound shark found washed up in Poole

Bournemouth Echo:

4:03pm Monday 11th August 2014

THIS monster fish had youngsters who encountered it on the sands of Poole Harbour in a spin over its appearance.

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