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Son's "disgraceful" texts to mum's boyfriend were factor in his suicide, coroner rules

Bournemouth Echo: Newhaven 999 calls not working

5:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A CORONER has slammed a Bournemouth man who sent “arrogant” text messages to a man who then killed himself.

Search is on to find queen of Poole Carnival for 2015

Bournemouth Echo: All our pictures of the 2014 Poole Carnival

11:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE search is on to find this year’s Poole Carnival Court, who will represent the town at the carnival and throughout the whole year.

Sisters have their hair chopped to help children with cancer and hair loss

Bournemouth Echo:

10:46am Tuesday 30th September 2014

TWO sisters have had their long hair chopped into short bobs to help children with cancer and hair loss.

Investigation launched after boat collision

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

2:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

AN investigation has been launched after a boat collided with another vessel in Poole Harbour on Saturday morning.

Community toilet scheme 'not working' but Poole Council still vote to demolish public loos

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

Fought-over toilets in Poole are to be demolished after a 2,000-strong petition failed to persuade councillors to keep them open.

History lessons brought to life for Poole schoolchildren

Bournemouth Echo:

4:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

SCHOOLCHILDREN are being invited to a new range of workshops at Poole Museum, developed to bring history lessons to life.

Investigation after motorboat crashes into yacht in Poole Harbour

Bournemouth Echo: Poole lifeboat sent to aid of stricken fishing vessel

1:56pm Saturday 27th September 2014

AN investigation has been launched after a boat collided with another vessel in Poole Harbour on Saturday morning.

Investigations into Tesco fuel continue

Bournemouth Echo:

10:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

DIGGERS continue to rip up the forecourt at the Tesco filling station at Branksome as investigations into the contaminated fuel fiasco goes on.

Come and join our Ladies Luncheon urge Lewis Manning Hospice

Bournemouth Echo: SUPPORT: Lewis Manning Hospice

9:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

LEWIS-Manning Hospice is inviting women to come and join its second Ladies Luncheon – back after the success of last year’s inaugural event.

Busy Poole road to close for £40k resurfacing work next week

Bournemouth Echo:

7:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

A BUSY Poole town centre link road is being closed for resurfacing for three days next week.

Teenager stabbed in "frightening and unprovoked" early morning attack in Poole

Bournemouth Echo:

4:20pm Friday 26th September 2014

A TEENAGE boy has been stabbed in a “frightening and unprovoked” early hours attack in Poole.

Pervert caught with 47,000 indecent images of children warned to expect “tough sentence”

Bournemouth Echo:

5:00am Friday 26th September 2014

A MAN caught in possession of more than 47,000 indecent images of children has been warned to expect a tough sentence.

‘Poor’ response over Tesco fuel fiasco

Bournemouth Echo:

7:00am Friday 26th September 2014

AS Tesco continues to investigate the cause of the contaminated fuel crisis, motorists claim the supermarket giant’s response to complaints has been “pretty poor”.

Guilty: Man who "pole axed" stranger with single punch in row over pet cat

Bournemouth Echo:

8:50am Friday 26th September 2014

A MAN has been found guilty of assaulting a stranger who suffered a bleed to the brain in a row over a pet cat.

A level student shows off musical talent on harp to Prince Charles

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

A talented young harpist who has just completed a tour of Holland with the International Harp Ensemble has set her sights on a career as professional musician.

More than 100 residents still without gas in Canford Heath

Bournemouth Echo:

8:57am Friday 26th September 2014

SOME residents of Canford Heath may not be able to use their gas for several more days, due to water damage, says Southern Gas Networks.

The Ark, Tank Museum and Compton Acres – just some of the top tourism talent celebrated at Poole awards

Bournemouth Echo:

6:20am Friday 26th September 2014

TOP tourism talent was celebrated at the annual Sibbett Gregory Poole Tourism Awards yesterday.

Tesco fuel probe latest: contaminated diesel confirmed and more than 100 drivers left with damaged vehicles

Bournemouth Echo:

8:30am Thursday 25th September 2014

THE Tesco garage that sold contaminated fuel to customers has been closed while urgent investigations into the cause of the problem continue.

Poole’s lifting bridge ‘could be closed for months’ if £4m repairs go ahead

Bournemouth Echo:

5:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

AS £100,000 is spent this week maintaining Poole’s old lifting bridge, plans are afoot for a £4million expenditure in two years time.

‘Give us our bleepers back’ - residents unhappy with silent traffic signals after improvement works

Bournemouth Echo:

5:20am Thursday 25th September 2014

WE want our bleeps back.

‘Dad suffered bleed to the brain with single punch during row over cat’

Bournemouth Echo:

6:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

A FATHER suffered a bleed to the brain after being floored with a single punch in a row over his pet cat, a court has heard.

Investigation into smashed Daily Echo office 'shelved'

Bournemouth Echo:

5:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

AN investigation into the criminal damage caused to the Daily Echo office in Poole last weekend has been shelved by Dorset Police.

Commission rethinks boundary proposals

Bournemouth Echo:

3:05pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A DECISION not to change Broadstone’s electoral boundary has been hailed as a victory by Poole Liberal Democrat and Conservative councillors.

Lush founder offers £5k reward after rare bird of prey goes missing

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

POOLE businessman Mark Constantine has offered a £5,000 reward after an extremely rare wild bird of prey, named after his wife, went missing.

Early morning search launched after person 'in the water' at Poole quays

Bournemouth Echo: Poole lifeboat sent to aid of stricken fishing vessel

10:16am Thursday 25th September 2014

A search involving two lifeboats, the Coastguard helicopter and a land team got underway in the early hours after a person was reported to be in the water between the quays at Poole.

Gas restored to hundreds of homes in Poole after water main burst

Bournemouth Echo:

9:41am Thursday 25th September 2014

GAS has been restored to around 400 of the 608 Canford Heath properties whose supplies were cut off on Monday, after a water main burst.

Fire damaged Poole bar gets a helping hand from pub

Bournemouth Echo:

9:16am Thursday 25th September 2014

THE manager of a Poole bar whose kitchen was destroyed by fire says he hopes to get up and running as soon as possible – while another pub has come to its aid.

UPDATE: Tesco Branksome garage remains closed as 'contaminated' diesel investigation continues

Bournemouth Echo:

11:10am Wednesday 24th September 2014

The filling station at the centre of a 'contaminated' fuel probe remains closed this morning.

Can you donate items for charity shop that helps poorly pets?

Bournemouth Echo:

4:00pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

A POOLE charity shop that raises funds to help sick and injured pets is urgently appealing for good quality donations.

Emergency services called to collision between motorbike and car

Bournemouth Echo: CONCERNED: Margaret Morrissey

10:14am Wednesday 24th September 2014

EMERGENCY services were called to Lower Blandford Road in Broadstone yesterday when a motorbike and car collided.

Gas being restored to hundreds of residents in Canford Heath

Bournemouth Echo:

10:12am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Southern Gas Networks began restoring gas to its 608 affected customers on Canford Heath last night.

Firefighters called to fire in woodland near St Aldhelm's Academy

Bournemouth Echo:

8:43am Wednesday 24th September 2014

FIRE crews are currently searching an area of woodland after reports of a small fire in Poole.

A child’s bike, a tyre and 26 bags of rubbish: what volunteers removed during clean up of Ham Common

Bournemouth Echo:

6:20am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A CHILD’S bike, a massive tyre, bits of a fibreglass boat and 26 bins bags full of rubbish were cleared from Ham Common beach by volunteers on Friday.

VIDEO: And relax...pensioners take part in Tai Chi sessions on the beach

Bournemouth Echo:

5:40am Wednesday 24th September 2014

IT may have started in 13th century China as a martial art but the serenity and benefits of slow movement were enjoyed by Poole residents overlooking the beach.

Dishwasher fault blamed for kitchen fire in Broadstone

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

8:09am Wednesday 24th September 2014

AN electrical fault in a dishwasher was to blame for a kitchen fire at a Broadstone home last night.

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.”

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.

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.

Police appeal for witnesses after jewellery stolen from home

Bournemouth Echo:

4:38pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a burglary in Lytchett Matravers.

UPDATE: Two-car crash closes Twin Sails Bridge to traffic leaving Poole

Bournemouth Echo:

4:32pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A COLLISION near Twin Sails Bridge is causing traffic chaos in Hamworthy.

Pop Up Poole: social enterprises to be showcased over six months in new venture

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

THE variety and scope of social enterprises will be shown off at a new pop-up shop in Poole High Street.

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.

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.






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