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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

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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

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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

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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.

Poole council’s housing to be looked after by ‘excellent’ partnership

Bournemouth Echo: PARTNERSHIP: What Trinidad Extra Care Housing project will look like

2:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

POOLE council’s housing stock is to be looked after for the next 30 years by Poole Housing Partnership.

Funds needed to prepare boat used for disabled trips in summer

Bournemouth Echo: SHIPSHAPE: Dolphin III gets some TLC

12:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A BOAT which last year took more than 2,000 disabled people on free trips is being prepared for the summer season – but funds are being sought to keep it operating.

School loses more than £1million in 'huge fraud'

Bournemouth Echo: St Aldhelm's Academy during build

7:48am Monday 7th April 2014

A POOLE secondary school has lost more than £1million after falling victim to a huge fraud.

UPDATE: A35 near Poole reopened after crash

Bournemouth Echo: CONCERNED: Margaret Morrissey

1:01pm Monday 7th April 2014

THE A35 near Poole has re-opened after an accident involving two vehicles.

Calls for ‘firmer action’ after swimming pool pervert spared jail again

Bournemouth Echo: Sameer Mitter

12:00pm Monday 7th April 2014

A PERVERT who took secret videos of women and children undressing at a Poole swimming pool has been spared jail for taking indecent images of children.

Back-breaking 1,000kg of rubbish removed by Lush volunteers from Poole shoreline

Bournemouth Echo: Lush staff help out

5:00pm Monday 7th April 2014

A BACK-breaking 1,000kg of rubbish, which filled two refuse trucks, was collected by 100 volunteers from cosmetic com-pany Lush who helped turn the tide on litter at Holes Bay, Poole.

New social network to tackle isolation and loneliness launched in Poole

Bournemouth Echo: Kyrsty Fairchild launches Yooblr with the help of Cllr Phil Eades and Susan Willis

4:00pm Monday 7th April 2014

A NEW social network which aims to fight the issue of isolation and loneliness has been launched in Hamworthy.

Councillors back ambitious plans to revamp Poole Stadium

Bournemouth Echo: AMBITIOUS: Eddie Mitchell unveils plans for a new Stadium in Poole

5:00am Monday 7th April 2014

COUNCILLORS have backed an ambitious scheme that will see football brought back into the heart of Poole.

Poole man honoured by charity after 'outstanding' contribution

Bournemouth Echo: Poole man honoured by charity after 'outstanding' contribution

4:00pm Sunday 6th April 2014

A POOLE man who suffered a heart attack has been honoured by the British Heart Foundation for his outstanding contribution to the charity.

Bold new project to transform the way people see mental health problems

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10:00am Sunday 6th April 2014

MENTAL health barriers are set to be broken down in Poole, Bournemouth and Dorset with a new Face 2 Face project.

Record-breaking scuba diving club famous for Glaucus Project celebrates 60th anniversary

Bournemouth Echo: SUBMARINE:  Colin Irwin, second left and Adrian King, left, with club members

4:00pm Saturday 5th April 2014

A SCUBA diving club celebrated its diamond jubilee by reliving a world beating feat at a special event in Poole.

Weeks of rush-hour congestion ahead due to traffic signals work in Poole

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10:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

WORK to upgrade traffic signals at a busy Poole junction is due to start on Monday, April 14, and is likely to cause peak time congestion.

Lifeguards returning to Bournemouth and Poole beaches over Easter holidays

Bournemouth Echo: Barry Heathfield, lifeguard manager

9:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

LIFEGUARDS will be returning to four beaches in Bournemouth and Poole this weekend in time for the Easter break.

Poole Stadium: Ex-Cherries chairman Mitchell unveils stadium vision

Bournemouth Echo: Tributes to chairman Eddie Mitchell as he stands down from AFC Bournemouth

6:40pm Friday 4th April 2014

EDDIE Mitchell is confident that a brand new Poole Stadium would give football and speedway in the town “room to grow” after unveiling his vision.

Whoops - car ends up in Poole Park lake after 'handbrake failure'

Bournemouth Echo: Car ends up in Poole Park lake

1:00pm Friday 4th April 2014

A CAR rolled into Poole Park Lake in the early morning after a reported handbrake failure, police say.

Sandbanks, speedway and Sunseeker - 11 reasons Poole is not Bournemouth's poor relation

Bournemouth Echo: What downturn? more than £70m worth of property on the market in Sandbanks

10:00am Friday 4th April 2014

We all know it's glamorous Bournemouth that gets all the attention. The sand, the Air Festival, the nightlife, the Silicon Valley by the sea. Poole? That's just the poor cousin down the road, right? WRONG.






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