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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.

Single vehicle crash near Branksome Recreation Ground in Poole

Bournemouth Echo: CONCERNED: Margaret Morrissey

10:19pm Monday 20th October 2014

Emergency services were called following a single vehicle crash near Branksome Recreation Ground this evening.

Chloe-Jasmine Whichello: the X Factor contestant who grew up in Poole is voted off show

Bournemouth Echo:

11:30am Monday 20th October 2014

X-FACTOR contestant Chloe-Jasmine Whichello, who grew up in Poole, has lost her place in the X-Factor.

Attention, Poole council: THIS is what we want for town centre roads, say residents

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Monday 20th October 2014

RESIDENTS of Poole are holding a public meeting to present their own vision for a major town centre road system.

Award-winning baker Mark Bennett gets late-night licence

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Monday 20th October 2014

AWARD-winning Poole baker Mark Bennett will now be able to serve alcohol at his Sandbanks Road patisserie, after borough chiefs backed proposals for a late-night licence.

Tower Park’s “extraordinary” Christmas tree will leave you breathless, promise designers

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Monday 20th October 2014

A TOWERING Christmas tree will greet visitors to Tower Park this festive season, designed especially for the leisure complex by designers to the stars The Christmas Decorators.

300 jobs set to go at Sunseeker in Poole

Bournemouth Echo:

6:06pm Friday 17th October 2014

AROUND 300 people are to lose their jobs by Christmas at Poole’s luxury boatbuilder Sunseeker.

Toilet scheme isn’t working in Hamworthy – so let us re-open them, plead residents

Bournemouth Echo:

7:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

Residents whose public loos were closed in March are determined to re-open and run them.

3D breast screening at Poole Hospital to offer better detection of cancer

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

BREAST cancer treatment has been given a boost after a state-of-the-art mammography unit was installed at Poole Hospital.

Care home that closed its doors suddenly to become... another care home

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

THE site of a former care home in Poole has been retained by the council for another much-needed residential care home.

No action to be taken against Bishop over historic indecent assault allegations

Bournemouth Echo: Police inspector in racism probe

10:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

A BISHOP who was once a rector in Poole will face no further action over indecent assault allegations in the 1980s.

Comedy actress celebrates refurbishment of hospital's maternity unit

Bournemouth Echo:

9:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

COMEDY actress Debra Stephenson made an impression as Poole Hospital celebrated the £4million refurbishment of its maternity facilities.

Mystery over cartoon mural painted on primary school overnight

Bournemouth Echo:

6:20am Friday 17th October 2014

MYSTERY surrounds this graffiti mural that appeared daubed on a Poole primary school building overnight.

300 jobs set to go at Sunseeker in Poole

Bournemouth Echo: CHINESE DEAL: Poole-based Sunseeker

3:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

Around 300 jobs are set to go at Poole-based luxury boatbuilder Sunseeker, it has just been announced. Follow for latest updates.

Remember a loved one and take part in candlelit walk

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

A POOLE hospice’s poignant celebration of the lives of loved ones is returning to its scenic grounds overlooking the harbour this year.

Residents can meet under new community shelter... on centre of roundabout

Bournemouth Echo:

1:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

INSIDE the sunken centre of a busy Broadstone roundabout is a bright new community shelter.

Binned: Poole council decides not to extend garden waste service

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

POOLE’S cabinet has decided not to extend the garden waste service and to increase the cost by an inflationary 2.6 per cent.

A35 partially blocked after trailer becomes detached from vehicle

Bournemouth Echo: Dorset Police is appealing for information about the fatal collision at Raymonds Hill

10:41am Friday 17th October 2014

A BUSY Dorset road is partially blocked this morning after a trailer carrying a boat became detached from a vehicle.

Brittany Ferries suspends plans for new engines – but insists Barfleur work will go ahead

Bournemouth Echo:

5:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

BRITTANY Ferries has suspended plans to fit new engines to several ships but its expensive proposals for Poole’s Barfleur will go ahead.

Olympic and Commonwealth swimming stars put youngsters through their paces

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A trio of British Olympic and Commonwealth Games swimming stars were on-hand to help youngsters at a special water activity day in Poole.

Apartment plans get the thumbs up from residents after controversial tower removed

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

REVISED plans for a former convent site in Poole have been welcomed by residents happy to see the 12-storey tower removed.

Three-car crash causes delays on the Upton bypass

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.

9:09am Thursday 16th October 2014

RUSH-HOUR traffic is delayed on the Upton bypass following a three-car crash on the eastbound carriageway.

After nearly 50 years of helping babies 89-year-old Eileen retires

Bournemouth Echo:

6:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

A VOLUNTEER who dedicated nearly half a century to helping babies in Poole has retired aged 89.

Heartless thieves steal lead from Poole school for youngsters with learning difficulties

Bournemouth Echo:

5:20am Thursday 16th October 2014

HEARTLESS thieves made off with 18m of lead flashing from the roof of a Poole special school – allowing the heavy rain to pour through.

Police seal off road in Poole after man injured in attack

Bournemouth Echo:

2:09pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A RESIDENTIAL road in Poole has been sealed off by police following an assault.

Woman cut free from car after three-car crash on A35 during rush hour

Bournemouth Echo:

12:50pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

MOTORISTS faced traffic chaos after a three-vehicle crash closed a busy Dorset road during rush hour this morning.

Lighthouse at Poole given £3.88million grant from Arts Council England

Bournemouth Echo: Charlie and Lola's Extremely New Play Lighthouse, Poole

1:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

LIGHTHOUSE at Poole has been awarded £3.88million from Arts Council England towards a £5.3m major refurbishment.

Concern raised over Poole council’s sale of potential traveller site at Marshes End

Bournemouth Echo:

6:30am Wednesday 15th October 2014

CONCERN has been raised that a land deal between a property company and Borough of Poole has not been completed more than six months after an offer was made.

Poole fish and chip shop shortlisted in UK top 12

Bournemouth Echo:

4:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A POOLE fish and chip shop has again been shortlisted as one of the UK’s top 12 in a national competition.

Plans for 15 apartments near new road to Poole port

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

PROPOSALS for 15 apartments near a new road to Poole Port are to go before planners.

VIDEO: Schoolgirl sells toys to support fight against Ebola

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A LITTLE girl with a big heart is selling her toys to support the fight against Ebola.

Lush staff hand over 20,000-signature petition to Buckingham Palace

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

12:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

LUSH staff visited Buckingham Palace on Friday to hand over the 20,000 signatures collected from customers calling for the Queen’s help in stopping the illegal shooting of hen harriers in England.

Poole man who crashed car into garden wall and fled scene given suspended sentence

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Magistrates' Court

12:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A POOLE man has been given a 12-week suspended jail sentence after crashing a car and abandoning the scene.

Wartime street party to celebrate school’s World War Two anniversary

Bournemouth Echo:

10:01am Tuesday 14th October 2014

A POOLE school which opened on the same day that World War Two broke out celebrated its 75th anniversary with a wartime-themed street party.

Emergency services called to two-car crash on A350 at Sturminster Marshall

Bournemouth Echo:

8:54am Tuesday 14th October 2014

EMERGENCY services are on the scene of a two-car crash at Sturminster Marshall.

Cost of redeveloping former Hamworthy power station will be “phenomenal” say experts

Bournemouth Echo:

11:16am Monday 13th October 2014

IT could cost millions of pounds preparing the ground before Poole’s largest redevelopment site can be built on.

Plans submitted for military hospital site

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

4:00pm Monday 13th October 2014

PLANS have been submitted for the development of 210 homes at the site of the St Leonards Military Hospital.

Charity “superstore” to keep seven day opening

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Monday 13th October 2014

FOLLOWING a three-month trial a charity superstore in Poole is to continue its successful Sunday opening.






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