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Tests into 'contaminated' diesel inconclusive, says Tesco, as more motorists report problems after filling up cars at Branksome

Bournemouth Echo:

5:20am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

YET more motorists have contacted the Echo claiming suspected contaminated diesel from Tesco damaged their cars – as the first round of tests on the fuel are “inconclusive.”

Repairs to damaged pipe 'could take until the end of the week' as Canford Heath residents still without gas

Bournemouth Echo:

12:40pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

EIGHT thousand litres of water have had to be removed after a burst water main flooded gas pipes in Poole.

Left to put up with wet flooring at new home for months – and I was blamed for mopping the floors

Bournemouth Echo:

1:00pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

AFTER months of complaining a frustrated mum is finally having the flooring of her brand new home fixed - after she contacted the Daily Echo.

VIDEO: Kitchen fire at Canford Cliffs bar causes thousands of pounds worth of damage

Bournemouth Echo:

12:30pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Firefighters are currently tackling a fire at a pub in Canford Cliffs.

UPDATE: Hundreds of residents in Canford Heath still without gas after pipe floods

Bournemouth Echo:

10:50am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

AROUND 644 residents in Canford Heath have had their gas supplies affected after a gas main pipe was flooded.

Almost half of children separated from their siblings in foster care

Bournemouth Echo:

5:40am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A SHOCKING 45 per cent of children fostered in Poole during a 12-month period were separated from their brothers and sisters.

‘Toilet scheme a mistake’ – councillor demands council U-turn over Jubilee Road toilets closure

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A FORMER council leader is demanding the reopening of public toilets in Parkstone – pointing out that he once performed a similar U-turn himself.

Now you see us: harbour water members receive new high-viz vests

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014

POOLE Harbour Watch members will be easily-spotted after they received 50 high-viz vests.

‘Protect our pubs’ – calls for council action after “significant” losses in Poole

Bournemouth Echo: TIME CALLED: The Sandacres pub on Banks Road, in Sandbanks

11:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

CONCERN over the loss of a number of public houses in Poole is due to be raised at a full meeting of Borough of Poole tomorrow.

Brave Jade who rebuilt her life after crash that nearly killed her named ‘Student of the Year’

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

A YOUNG Poole woman who had to rebuild her life following a horrific crash has been named Bournemouth and Poole College’s ‘Student of the Year’.

VIDEO: Race to the altar! couple don wedding outfits and trainers as they tie the knot during Poole parkrun

Bournemouth Echo:

10:52am Monday 22nd September 2014

KEEN runners Eve Carter and Graham Filmer may not have achieved personal bests, but they certainly rated a first – getting wed during the Poole parkrun.

Experts determine cause of death of 140 birds

Bournemouth Echo:

5:20am Monday 22nd September 2014

AN outbreak of avian botulism is being blamed for the deaths of 140 birds in Poole Park this summer, it has now been revealed.

375 miles over three weeks: Chris takes on gruelling challenge in memory of much missed cousin

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A POOLE man has completed a gruelling challenge to raise cash in memory of his cousin, who died of a brain tumour.

Are you brave enough to sign up for open water swim along Sandbanks peninsula?

Bournemouth Echo:

10:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

HUNDREDS of swimmers will head to Poole for the return of the popular charity Open Water Swim Series to Sandbanks – and it is not too late to sign up.

‘We’ll keep footpath’, says developer, after concerns raised over retirement complex

Bournemouth Echo:

4:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

RESIDENTS of Broadstone will not lose a much-used footpath after a developer responded to comments from the public.

Approved: School’s £1.2m extension to provide spaces for extra 120 pupils

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

A £1.2million redevelopment of a Poole junior school has been approved to ensure it can accommodate an extra 120 pupils by 2018.

Want to celebrate the colours of autumn? head to Brownsea Island

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

BROWNSEA Island has been included in a list of top autumn colour walks by the National Trust.

Celebrity buys pigs from Dorset firm

Bournemouth Echo:

6:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

CELEBRITY Liz Hurley went from the red carpet to a muddy field as she took delivery of a pair of pigs through Poole attraction Farmer Palmer’s.

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.

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