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Promoted Article: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Bournemouth Echo: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

7:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support.

VIDEO: Return of the Poole Park weed wacker - see it in action

Bournemouth Echo: Picture: Sally Adams

5:42pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE fierce looking harvesters have returned to Poole Park lake in a bid to tackle those whiffy weeds. 

Tourists flock to Poole thanks to Harbour Lives tv show

Bournemouth Echo: We're celebrating Dorset and want pictures of your favourite spot in our beautiful county!

5:23pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

POOLE aims to capitalise on the second series of ITVs Harbour Lives with a Poole Tourism advertising campaign and Facebook competition targeted at the London Underground.

Poole MP Annette Brooke to join Privy Council

Bournemouth Echo: Liberal Democrat MP Annette Brooke backing beleaguered leader Nick Clegg

4:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Mid Dorset and North Poole MP Annette Brooke has been made a member of the Privy Council, the body that advises the Queen on affairs of state.

Make the most of your summer nights with Breeze on Poole Quay

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

AS temperatures soar Poole Tourism is inviting people to make the most of sizzling summer evenings and dance the night away at Summer Breeze on Poole Quay.

Lifeboat called to yacht stuck between lifting bridges

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

2:11pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

An RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew meeting was brought to a sudden halt yesterday evening after a sailing yacht with two adults and a baby on board got into difficulty. The inshore lifeboat was launched to rescue the stricken yacht, which had suffered engine failure while transiting between the Twin Sails and Old Lifting Bridge.

Mayor of Poole gets his own brand of beer, all in the name of charity

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE Mayor of Poole has been treated to his own brand of beer to help fundraising for his chosen charities.

Workmen desperately tried to search burning house where pensioner's body was found, inquest hears

Bournemouth Echo:

1:28pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

CONTRACTORS desperately attempted to search a burning house in Poole where the body of a 77-year-old man was later discovered, an inquest has heard.

Freerunning – coming to a gym near you thanks to Poole company

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A COMPANY which trains fitness instructors has announced a partnership with the world’s largest professional freerunning organisation.

'Council needs to secure site from caravans' - residents in plea for action over travellers

Bournemouth Echo:

10:20am Wednesday 30th July 2014

RESIDENTS in Poole have said that more must be done to stop travellers from moving on to land close to their homes.

Axe mobile library and you’ll take away our community centre

Bournemouth Echo:

6:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

RESIDENTS are backing yet another campaign in a bid to keep the threatened mobile library which is their only social meeting place.

Ambulance called to woman who fell down Gravel Hill

5:19pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

An ambulance crew helped a woman after she fell down a hill in Poole yesterday morning.

Emergency call halts lifeboat meeting

5:18pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

An RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew meeting was brought to a sudden halt yesterday evening after a sailing yacht with two adults and a baby on board got into difficulty.

Canford Way in Poole reopened following crash involving van and motorbike

Bournemouth Echo: CONCERNED: Margaret Morrissey

6:18pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

EMERGENCY services were scrambled to a crash involving a van and a motorbike in Poole this evening.

Two years in the planning but pupils can finally learn outdoors thanks to open air classroom

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

LESSONS went al fresco at a Poole school towards the end of term after it unveiled its new outdoor classroom.

Council to apply for order to evict travellers from Fleetsbridge site

Bournemouth Echo:

12:15pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

COUNCIL officers are set to go to court tomorrow to apply for an eviction order against the travellers camped at land next to Staples car park in Poole.

Kindhearted youngster Emma loses long locks to raise cash for charity

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

LITTLE Emma Codman grinned all the way through losing her lovely blond locks, even when the shaved hairs flew in to her mouth.

Teen assaulted at Poole bus station - can you help find this man?

Bournemouth Echo:

9:54am Monday 28th July 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after a 16-year-old boy was ‘barked’ at and head-butted during an assault in Poole bus station.

100-year-old bottle of brandy gifted to RNLI worth £1,000 is unveiled

Bournemouth Echo:

5:51pm Monday 28th July 2014

A 100-year-old bottle of brandy worth up to £1,000 was officially unveiled to life-boat staff during a special ceremony in Poole. 

RNLI called after swimmer gets into difficulties trying to retrieve inflatable

Bournemouth Echo: RNLI to the rescue (8358289)

4:43pm Monday 28th July 2014

POOLE’S inshore lifeboat was scrambled to rescue a swimmer who got into difficulties trying to retrieve an inflatable.

Demolition approved for dementia care home as council seeks to save £750k

Bournemouth Echo:

4:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

APPROVAL has been given to demolish an ageing Poole residential care home after the last residents have moved out.

'Missing' yacht found moored in Poole Harbour after search

Bournemouth Echo: RNLI to the rescue (8358289)

2:01pm Monday 28th July 2014

A 36ft sailing yacht which apparently vanished without trace has been found moored in Poole Harbour.

The weed monster is back - harvester boat set to clear Poole Park lake today

Bournemouth Echo: Poole Park lake is cleared of weeds

10:55am Monday 28th July 2014

WAR is once again being waged on the whiffy weeds which have blighted Poole Park Lake in previous summers.

UPDATE: Travellers move on from car park at Branksome - but caravans at Slades Farm stay put

Bournemouth Echo:

10:12am Monday 28th July 2014

THE travellers who moved onto Beach Road car park, Branksome, Poole, on Friday have left the site

Eight things to do in Dorset today

Bournemouth Echo: SPECTACLE: The  Swanage Carnival parade passes through the town

9:28am Monday 28th July 2014

 1) Bournemouth Carnival

Thieves target outdoor centre for the second time - weeks after security was stepped up

Bournemouth Echo:

9:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

POOLE’S outdoor education centre has been raided twice in the last six weeks.

Meet the life savers - Poole Lifeboat Station to open its doors to the public

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

POOLE Lifeboat Station open day gives people the chance to have a look behind the scenes of a busy operation.

Inspirational Natasha sailing around the coast in yacht controlled by her mouth

Bournemouth Echo:

10:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

INSPIRATIONAL sailor Natasha Lambert has stopped off in Poole after completing the first leg of a truly astonishing 430-mile challenge.

Cancel the search, Roy's got a new leg

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

AN amputee has called off the search for his £8,000 prosthetic leg after a generous Dorset company fitted him for a new one.

Travellers leave Baiter Park - but 12 caravans arrive in Branksome

Bournemouth Echo:

5:20pm Friday 25th July 2014

TRAVELLERS are playing a game of cat and mouse with council officials, pulling onto Branksome’s Beach Road car park just hours before an eviction notice would have forced them to leave Poole’s Baiter Park.

Residents left without TV and broadband access after lorry crashes into box

Bournemouth Echo:

6:08pm Friday 25th July 2014

A HANDFUL of Virgin Media customers lost their TV and broadband for several hours after an articulated lorry smashed into a junction box in Old Town Poole.

£1,000 marine plotter stolen by distraction thieves on Poole Quay

Bournemouth Echo: CONCERNED: Margaret Morrissey

5:18pm Friday 25th July 2014

A £1,000 ELECTRONIC marine plotter has been stolen by thieves in a co-ordinated distraction burglary on Poole’s Quay.

Children rescued after being swept out to sea at Sandbanks

Bournemouth Echo: RNLI to the rescue (8358289)

5:11pm Friday 25th July 2014

TWO schoolchildren had a lucky escape after they were rescued clinging to a marker buoy having being swept out to sea from Sandbanks beach.

Firefighters dealing with heath fire at Ham Common

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

4:20pm Friday 25th July 2014

FIRE fighters are on the scene of a heath fire at Ham Common in Poole.

Extra Sunday bus to run during the summer between Rockley Park and Poole

Bournemouth Echo:

3:41pm Friday 25th July 2014

AN extra Sunday bus service has been added to a popular Poole route to keep people moving this summer.

South African exchange students enjoy cultural visit to Poole

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

STUDENTS from southern Africa took a harbour cruise, competed in sports day and even went to a prom during their visit to a Poole school.

‘Incredible life’ of RNLI founder inspires volunteer to write book about him

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

A NEW book highlighting the life of Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI) founder Sir William Hillary has been launched at Poole’s Lifeboat College.

Travellers given 24 hours to leave Baiter Park

Bournemouth Echo:

8:24am Friday 25th July 2014

THE travellers in Poole’s Baiter Park were served with an eviction notice by Borough of Poole yesterday lunchtime.

Firefighters battle two heath blazes

Bournemouth Echo:

7:24am Friday 25th July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to two heath blazes on Thursday night.

Take your rubbish to the tip for free? Not any more, says cash-strapped Poole council

Bournemouth Echo:

4:40am Thursday 24th July 2014

Poole residents are to be charged for dumping some kinds of waste as the council seeks to save £50,000.

Elderly woman dies after Broadstone crash

Bournemouth Echo:

9:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

AN elderly woman has died after a serious crash in Broadstone on Wednesday.

Investigation continues into missing Poole man Alan Allgood

Bournemouth Echo:

12:35pm Thursday 24th July 2014

INVESTIGATIONS are continuing into the case of missing Poole man Alan Allgood.

Council in court to evict travellers from Baiter Park

Bournemouth Echo:

12:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

COUNCIL officers were due in court this morning to apply for an eviction order against the travellers currently camped at Poole’s Baiter Park.

Meet Alfie, the sniffer dog helping police crackdown on illegal tobacco

Bournemouth Echo:

11:49am Thursday 24th July 2014

TRAINED sniffer dog Alfie has been working with trading standards officers in Poole in a crackdown on illegal tobacco supply.

VIDEO: Roll up, roll up – the world famous Moscow State Circus are in town

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A FOOTBALL juggler and roller-skating family are just two of the acts in a world-famous circus show which has arrived in Poole.

Lane closure due to survey work on Poole Bridge tonight

Bournemouth Echo: BARRIER CORROSION: Engineers have discovered problems while carrying out work on Poole Bridge

4:32pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Borough of Poole will be carrying out some survey work on Poole Bridge this evening from 7.30pm which will require the Poole leaf to remain down for 3 - 4 hours.

Volunteers see First World War memorial garden become a reality at library

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A COMMEMORATION garden built to mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War is set to open at Oakdale Library.

Volunteers see First World War memorial garden become a reality at library

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

5:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A COMMEMORATION garden built to mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War is set to open at Oakdale Library.

Did you see "racially motivated" attack in Poole?

Bournemouth Echo: CONCERNED: Margaret Morrissey

1:26pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A 34-year-old man was kicked and punched by four men in Poole in what police are calling a racially motivated attack.

I nearly lost my foot in crash – now I’m warning other bikers to wear the right gear

Bournemouth Echo:

5:40am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A TEENAGER lucky not to lose his foot in a motorcycle crash has urged other bikers to heed his story and wear protective gear.






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