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13 illegal immigrants discovered in the back of a lorry

Bournemouth Echo:

5:00am Friday 31st October 2014

A POLISH woman has appeared in court charged with concealing 13 illegal immigrants in the back of a lorry.

‘No assurance’ school meals service will improve after half term, say Chartwells

Bournemouth Echo:

5:20am Friday 31st October 2014

THE catering company behind Dorset’s £3.5m school meals contract fiasco has refused to give any assurances that its service will improve after half term.

Fault with Twin Sails Bridge investigated after leaves get stuck

Bournemouth Echo: “Simple and elegant” – Poole’s Twin Sails Bridge wins architectural award

5:25pm Friday 31st October 2014

ROAD-users reported problems with lifting of the Twin Sails Bridge in Poole this afternoon.

VIDEO: Welcome to the house of horrors - family home is transformed for Halloween

Bournemouth Echo:

6:00am Friday 31st October 2014

THIS house of horrors is sure to send shivers down a few spines on Halloween night.

Students to take on sponsored walk and wheelchair push to help aid charities

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

KIND-hearted students and staff from Montacute School in Poole are set to complete a sponsored walk and wheelchair push for two charities.

Summer Reading Challenge hailed a success after 2,600 youngsters take part

Bournemouth Echo:

1:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

AN amazingly successful Summer Reading Challenge set by Poole Libraries saw 2,600 youngsters take part during their holidays.

Changing face of Poole Harbour revealed in new photo exhibition, thanks to residents

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

THE ever changing face of Poole’s unique harbour is revealed in a photographic exhibition of 50 images.

£269k nurseries boost to help give disadvantaged youngsters a fair start

Bournemouth Echo:

4:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A CASH injection of £269,991 is set to aid nurseries, childminders and other early years providers in Poole and Dorset help three and four-year-olds from disadvantaged families.

Inspiration behind Twin Sails Bridge to be revealed

Bournemouth Echo: Great British Buildings: Twin Sails Bridge, Poole

12:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THERE is the chance to discover what went on behind the scenes of Poole’s iconic Twin Sails Bridge during its 20-month construction.

Meet Dylan Thomas, the baby born on what would have been poet’s 100th birthday

Bournemouth Echo:

6:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

A BABY born in Poole who was destined to bear the name Dylan Thomas arrived on the same day as the famous poet’s ‘100th birthday’.

Woman’s dead body lay undiscovered on kitchen floor for one month

Bournemouth Echo:

5:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

THE decomposed body of a woman was found face down on her kitchen floor more than a month after she was last seen, an inquest heard.

UPDATE: Woman injured and A35 Upton Road closed after head-on collision

Bournemouth Echo:

5:30pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A woman was reported trapped in a BMW car which was involved in a head-on collision with a Honda Accord on Upton Road.

Welcome, Normandie Express: high speed catamaran arrives in Poole for berthing trials

Bournemouth Echo:

5:42pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

BRITTANY Ferries’ fast craft Normandie Express sailed into Poole Harbour for the first time.

£75k boost for school in need of equipment for brand new building

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A MAJOR fundraising appeal to equip a Poole school for youngsters with learning difficulties has received a £75,000 boost.

UPDATE WITH VIDEO: Woman trapped in car after vehicle ends up in the sea at Sandbanks

Bournemouth Echo:

12:40pm Monday 27th October 2014

EMERGENCY services were called to Sandbanks after a woman in a car ended up in the water.

Top sporting stars celebrated at annual awards in Poole

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

TOP sporting prowess was rewarded at the annual ceremony held at the Magna Academy in Poole.

Former Poole schoolgirl scoops Dundee International Book Prize

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

2:26pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A writer who hails from Poole has won the Dundee International Book Prize.

The Spire community hub nearing completion as volunteers help transform former church

Bournemouth Echo:

1:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

PHASE one of The Spire community project, set in the heart of Poole, is nearing completion.

‘Pre-paid funeral plans could become next mis-selling scandal’

Bournemouth Echo:

7:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A LEADING undertaker fears pre-paid funeral plans could turn into the next financial mis-selling scandal.

Charity worker jailed for five years over sexual abuse of teenage schoolgirl

Bournemouth Echo:

5:00am Monday 27th October 2014

A COMMUNITY stalwart known for his charity work has been jailed after admitting the sexual abuse of a teenage girl.

Talented teen releases debut EP to help raise cash for hospital radio station

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

A TALENTED songwriter from Poole has released his first EP at the tender age of just 13. Calvin Glen, who has Asperger’s syndrome, has spent the last six months recording his debut CD, which features five songs he wrote himself.

Community room unveiled at Tesco supermarket in Poole

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Sunday 26th October 2014

A new community room has been officially opened at a Poole supermarket.

MP Annette Brooke backs campaign to cut energy bills

Bournemouth Echo:

1:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

MID Dorset and North Poole MP Annette Brooke has shown her support for a campaign that has launched to help slash spiralling energy bills.

Vehicle destroyed after suspected arson attack at industrial estate

Bournemouth Echo: CONFIDENT: Dorset Fire and Rescue Service

7:12am Saturday 25th October 2014

Police were called after a suspected arson attack at a Poole industrial estate.

Joy for Lancaster navigator invited to see historic planes after missing out on display

Bournemouth Echo:

7:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

A LANCASTER veteran was left in high spirits after seeing the last two remaining airworthy Lancaster Bombers in the world side by side.

Guilty: rogue trader who carried out shoddy work on sick OAP’s bungalow

Bournemouth Echo:

5:00am Friday 24th October 2014

A 75-year-old Poole man thought he was getting a good deal when a painter and decorator offered to do the work for half the sum he originally quoted.

Motorists warned of delays at Ashley Cross during three days of resurfacing works

Bournemouth Echo:

2:38pm Friday 24th October 2014

MOTORISTS are being warned to expect delays when work starts on a £90,000 road resurfacing scheme at Poole’s Ashley Cross next week

Man suffers facial injuries after incident at scrap metal premises

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.

3:17pm Friday 24th October 2014

A 25-YEAR-OLD man suffered facial injuries following an incident at a scrap metal premises in Poole.

It’s good to be green: scheme that helps businesses lower carbon emissions is up for award

Bournemouth Echo:

1:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

POOLE energy certification scheme Green PEA is in the running for Best Community Initiative in the Regen South West Green Energy awards.

Father Christmas and his elves to bring festive magic to The Ark Poole

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Friday 24th October 2014

POOLE Park’s revamped attraction, The Ark, has unveiled plans for a Christmas extravaganza.

Heavy traffic following crash at University Roundabout

Bournemouth Echo: Dorset Police logo

9:50am Friday 24th October 2014

MOTORISTS are facing delays this morning following crash at University Roundabout.

Man died from brain injuries after scaffolding tower collapsed

Bournemouth Echo:

8:38am Friday 24th October 2014

A 56-year-old man died after his scaffolding tower collapsed as he was trying to repoint his brickwork.

Man, 93, who died after becoming trapped in burning bungalow is named

Bournemouth Echo:

5:40am Friday 24th October 2014

A 93-year-old man who died after becoming trapped in his burning bungalow has been named as Edwin Wellman.

Tributes paid to “popular and caring” pedestrian who died following collision in Poole

Bournemouth Echo:

5:20am Thursday 23rd October 2014

POIGNANT tributes have been paid to a “popular and caring” man who died in hospital following a traffic accident in Poole.

VIDEO: 100,000 poppies rain down for poignant launch of Poole's poppy appeal

Bournemouth Echo:

5:33pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

ONE hundred thousand poppies were dropped from the roof of Poole’s Dolphin Shopping Centre to mark the launch of this year’s Poppy Appeal.

Poole Hospital “best in country” for hip replacements

Bournemouth Echo:

10:31am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A HOSPITAL which treats more patients with broken hips than any other in England, has been recognised as one of the best in the country.

Police appeal for witnesses after man 'racially abused' at Dolphin Shopping Centre

Bournemouth Echo:

9:02am Thursday 23rd October 2014

POLICE are appealing for help after an alleged incident of racist verbal abuse in Poole.

Diabetes unit celebrates 20th anniversary – as number of new cases goes up

Bournemouth Echo:

4:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

POOLE Hospital has marked the 20th anniversary of its diabetes centre at a time when more people are stricken with the metabolic disease than ever.

Meet the bodybuilding mum-of-two competing in UK championships

Bournemouth Echo:

1:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MUM-of-two from Poole has secured fourth place in the UK Bodybuilding and Fitness British Championships finals.

Sandbanks Ferry to be taken out of service for up to six weeks

Bournemouth Echo: Sandbanks Ferry operating as normal

9:40am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE Sandbanks Ferry will be out of action for several weeks next month while a planned refit is carried out.

VIDEO: Meet the newborn who makes an incredible FIFTH generation of one family

Bournemouth Echo:

5:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A BEAUTIFUL baby boy born in Poole has become the fifth living generation of the same family.

Second chance for driver who led police on 80mph chase in stolen BMW

Bournemouth Echo:

6:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A THIEF who stole a BMW from its owner’s driveway before leading police on an 80 mile per hour chase through residential roads has been given a second chance by a judge.

Ban dogs from beach for longer – dad’s plea after animal urinates on young son’s leg

Bournemouth Echo:

7:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A CONCERNED dad who claims Friar’s Cliff beach has become “a dog toilet” has called on Christchurch council to consider extending dog restrictions.

Pensioner: Tesco’s dodgy diesel wrecked my car two days after I bought it – as I was on my way to funeral

Bournemouth Echo:

6:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A BOURNEMOUTH pensioner says his life turned into a living “nightmare” after his new car broke down on the way to a funeral having been pumped full of dodgy diesel from Tesco.

Up for auction: Mercedes that hasn’t been on the road for 36 years set to fetch £90k

Bournemouth Echo:

6:03pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A SHOWROOM condition 1962 Mercedes that has not been on the road for 36 years will be the star of a Poole auction.

Emergency services called to help free man after leg gets trapped under digger

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

2:24pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A MAN has suffered a suspected fracture after a digger fell and trapped his leg in Lytchett Matravers.

A new look in just one-day: War Memorial Hall given a facelift to mark WW1 centenary

Bournemouth Echo:

1:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

STAFF and students from Dorset Fire & Rescue Service’s (DFRS) Princes Trust programme have completed a one-day challenge to give Broadstone War Memorial Hall a facelift.

Inquest to be opened into death of 68-year-old pedestrian who died after collision in Poole

Bournemouth Echo:

9:04am Tuesday 21st October 2014

AN inquest is expected to be opened and adjourned this week into the death of a 68-year-old man who died after being involved in a collision with a car in Poole.

Experts rehearse oil spill drill

Bournemouth Echo:

6:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A MAJOR oil spill has been simulated in Poole Harbour to test responses in dealing with an emergency.

UPDATE: Pedestrian dies following crash in Poole

Bournemouth Echo:

6:10am Monday 20th October 2014

A pedestrian has died after being involved in a collision with a car in Poole.

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