Poole’s annual rallying event ends long-running relationship with Sunseeker

Bournemouth Echo: A flashback to the Sunseeker event in 2013

11:00am Friday 4th April 2014

POOLE’S annual rallying event has ended its long-running relationship with Sunseeker.

UPDATE WITH VIDEO: Thousands get their running shoes on for Bournemouth Bay Run

Bournemouth Echo: The races get under way this morning. Pic: Sally Adams

8:50am Monday 31st March 2014

THOUSANDS of people from across Dorset pounded the pavements of Bournemouth seafront to raise money for the British Heart Foundation on Sunday.

Urgent call for more festival-loving volunteers in Dorset

Bournemouth Echo: A festival volunteer

11:00am Monday 24th March 2014

AN URGENT call has been made for volunteers to champion four of Dorset’s most popular summer festivals.

VIDEO: Pancake racers pound the cobbles for launch of Christchurch Food and Wine Festival

Bournemouth Echo: VIDEO: Pancake racers pound the cobbles for launch of Christchurch Food and Wine Festival

5:38pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

MORE than 100 people turned out to watch a series of charity pancake races at the entrance of the Priory to launch Christchurch Food and Wine Festival.

VIDEO: Young and old have a flipping good time at Wimborne pancake race

Bournemouth Echo: 100-year-old Hilda Ward from Streets Meadow won the wheelchair race

5:30pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

WIMBORNE residents went flipping mad for the annual Shrove Tuesday pancake race around the Minster.

New Forest Marathon cancelled due to 'rising costs and lack of entrants'

Bournemouth Echo: Pictures from this years New Forest Half Marathon 2013.

8:50am Friday 28th February 2014

ONE of the area's biggest sporting events has been cancelled amid fears it may never take place again.

Wimborne’s annual Folk Festival set to return a year after re-launch

Bournemouth Echo: Wimborne’s annual Folk Festival set to return a year after re-launch

5:00pm Thursday 20th February 2014

WIMBORNE’S annual folk festival will return this summer, a year after it was successfully relaunched.

Call for Dorset residents to sign up for Daily Echo-backed Poole Festival of Running

Bournemouth Echo: THEY’RE OFF: Start of the 10k race

3:00pm Monday 17th February 2014

DORSET residents are invited to sign up for this year’s Daily Echo-backed Poole Festival of Running as entries are now open.

Biggest fashion shows in the south to come to Bournemouth in May

Bournemouth Echo: MADE TO MEASURE: John Parret of Fox Tailoring

11:00am Monday 17th February 2014

UNIQUE boutiques, designer labels and the best in High Street brands will come together for South Coast Fashion Week in May.

Thousands to join in Bournemouth Bay Run for British Heart Foundation

Bournemouth Echo: BETTER SERVICE: (left to right) Steve Mills (BAA Stansted), Keith White (Herts County Council) and Graham Hayden (Excel) and Vernon Edwards, from bus company MCV, with one of the new buses (c)

4:00pm Friday 14th February 2014

THOUSANDS of runners of all ages and abilities will be racing along Bournemouth seafront to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.

Red Arrows unable to perform at this year’s Swanage Carnival - but organisers say “we will survive”

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

6:20am Friday 17th January 2014

THE Red Arrows display team will not perform at this year’s Swanage Regatta and Carnival Week, it has been confirmed.

Hundreds turn out for Autism Wessex 10k run at Moors Valley

Bournemouth Echo: GET SET: Loris Tinacci, Diane Rees, Nicola Tinacci and Chris Case prepare for the run

5:30am Monday 30th December 2013

HUNDREDS of runners started their New Year resolutions early and worked off the Christmas pudding at the Moors Valley charity run in aid of Autism Wessex yesterday.

First ever Purbeck Literary Festival to take place next year

Bournemouth Echo: TAKING PART: Bournemouth-based writer Tricia Walker

4:00pm Friday 29th November 2013

THE first Purbeck Literary Festival takes place from next February, it has been announced.

Circus theme is revealed for next year's Camp Bestival

Bournemouth Echo: Pictures from Camp Bestival 2013 at Lulworth Castle from 1-4th August, 2013. All photos by www.rockstarimages.co.uk.

7:00pm Wednesday 27th November 2013

ROLL UP! Roll up! The theme of next year’s Camp Bestival can be revealed today.

VIDEO: Hundreds take part in Boscombe 10k run

Bournemouth Echo: Youngsters taking part in the Boscombe 1.5k fun run

1:43pm Sunday 24th November 2013

RUNNERS descended on Kings Park, braving a chilly winter morning to take part in the Boscombe 10k race.

Father Christmas, dancing and vintage vehicles: Boscombe’s Christmas carnival set to be ‘biggest ever’

Bournemouth Echo: ON PARADE: The festive carnival

1:00pm Thursday 14th November 2013

THIS year’s Christmas Carnival parade in Boscombe will be setting off from Pokesdown for the first time in its 18-year history on Sunday.

Thousands turn out for fireworks at Poole Quay with some motorists left queueing for one-and-a-half hours

Bournemouth Echo: COLOURFUL: Elise Mason, nine, brother Dino, six, and pal Max Cooper, nine, on Poole Quay

9:47am Thursday 7th November 2013

AROUND 10,000 people packed out Poole Quay for the town’s annual bonfire night fireworks display.

Bonfire night: miss one of the events over the weekend? see what other firework displays are taking place

Bournemouth Echo: Children and parents enjoy sparklers on bonfire night at last year’s traditional family fireworks display at Butcher's Coppice

11:50am Monday 4th November 2013

IF you missed one of the many firework displays which took place across the Dorset over the weekend, there's still time to enjoy one.

Thousands enjoy fireworks displays across Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch

Bournemouth Echo: Thousands enjoy fireworks displays

8:11pm Sunday 3rd November 2013

FIREWORKS nights went off with a bang at the weekend as thousands turned out to organised displays.

ITV news anchor Mark Austin to speak at The Print Room

Bournemouth Echo: Mark Austin

3:00pm Monday 28th October 2013

ITV news anchor and former Daily Echo journalist Mark Austin, pictured, will speak at a journalism conference at Bournemouth’s Print Room.

Dazzling free fireworks display at Poole Harbour will make Bonfire Night go with a bang

Bournemouth Echo: Fireworks on the Quay

3:00pm Sunday 20th October 2013

THE largest free firework event on the south coast aims to set Poole’s skyline ablaze on Tuesday, November 5.

Michael Schumacher’s F1 car and monster truck give taste of what’s to come at first ever Wheels Festival

Bournemouth Echo: BRUM: Michael Schumacher’s F1 championship car

6:20am Friday 18th October 2013

SCREECHING tyres could be heard in Bournemouth as Michael Schumacher’s F1 championship car sped through the Lower Gardens for a Wheels Festival demonstration.

Behind the scenes glimpse at special effects on show at Arts by the Sea Festival

Bournemouth Echo: Maos team taking part in the first BFX visual effects and animation competition

5:00pm Wednesday 25th September 2013

A BEHIND the scenes glimpse into some of the world’s most spectacular visual effects will be presented at Bournemouth Arts By The Sea Festival events this week.

Streets awash with colour as thousands party at Ringwood Carnival

Bournemouth Echo: Palleteers at the Ringwood Carnival

10:28am Tuesday 24th September 2013

CARNIVAL fever gripped Ringwood on Saturday as thousands of revellers hit the town to celebrate the colourful spectacular.

Swell Watersports Festival set to be best ever

Bournemouth Echo: FUN TIMES: Crowds at last year’s festival

3:00pm Monday 23rd September 2013

SURFERS and lifesavers will be enjoying a festival of watersports on Boscombe beach next weekend.

Friends take on three-legged walk for charities

Bournemouth Echo: Friends take on three-legged walk for charities

4:21pm Friday 20th September 2013

AMI Walter and her work friends came up with an unusual challenge to raise funds for two worthwhile causes - a 13.5km three-legged walk.

Mutoid waste, Dracula by candlelight and the BSO do Hitchcock: Get ready for Arts by the Sea Festival

Bournemouth Echo: Joe Rush and his fantastical creations of the Mutoid Waste Company

4:00pm Wednesday 18th September 2013

BOURNEMOUTH’S third Arts by the Sea Festival opens on Friday and runs until October 12. The Daily Echo backed event promises to be the biggest and best yet.

Get revved up for last Dream Machines event of the summer

Bournemouth Echo: ALL SET: Who will win the final?

2:00pm Tuesday 17th September 2013

POOLE Quay is getting ready for its annual battle of the bikes.

Hundreds turnout for fifth annual Fit Christchurch event

Bournemouth Echo: FUNKY MOVES: A zumba class in action

12:00pm Tuesday 17th September 2013

HUNDREDS had good, healthy fun on Christchurch Quay at the weekend for the fifth annual Fit Christchurch event.

The weekend in Dorset: what's happening and where

Bournemouth Echo: UPHILL BATTLE: Participants take on a gradient

8:00am Saturday 14th September 2013

Want to know what’s going on around the county this weekend? Here’s a guide to what’s happening and where.

Cheese lovers get ready to head to the 14th Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival

Bournemouth Echo: Farmer Richard Calver from West Combe dairy  at the Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival

8:00am Saturday 14th September 2013

There are more than 700 varieties of British cheese. That means you could eat a different one for lunch every day for nearly two whole years.

Dancing in the streets at 21st Swanage Folk Festival

Bournemouth Echo: All our pictures of Swanage Folk Festival 2013

4:45pm Monday 9th September 2013

BUMPER crowds ensured the Swanage Folk Festival marked its 21st anniversary in style this year.

Thousands flock to get a taste of Thailand at Poole's Thai Festival

Bournemouth Echo: All our pictures from the Poole Thai Festival 2013

4:39pm Monday 9th September 2013

A TASTE of the exotic Far East came to Poole at the weekend when thousands of people flocked to the town’s second Thai Festival.

Dorset Bike Ride set to raise £30k for Cancer Research

Bournemouth Echo: Dorset Bike Ride set to raise £30k for Cancer Research

1:34pm Monday 9th September 2013

IT is hoped the second Rotary Dorset Bike Ride will raise £30,000 for Cancer Research UK, organisers say.

Music lovers rock out through sunshine and rain at first ever two-day Party in the Park

Bournemouth Echo: All our pictures from the 2013 Party in the Part festival at Ashley Cross

11:26am Monday 9th September 2013

POOLE residents and visitors rocked, grooved and mellowed out in the sunshine and the rain at the town’s mini-music festival over the weekend.

Could you be Arts by the Sea Festival volunteer?

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival

2:00pm Thursday 29th August 2013

VOLUNTEERS are needed to help ensure the forthcoming Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival goes with a swing.

Countdown is on for Bournemouth Marathon Festival - tell us your story

Bournemouth Echo: READY FOR THE OFF: Bournemouth residents taking part in the London Marathon

1:54pm Tuesday 27th August 2013

THE countdown is on for the first ever Bournemouth Marathon Festival.

Bisterne Scarecrow Festival is simply top straw

Bournemouth Echo: HOT CONTENDER: Sylvie Edgell with the George and the Dragon scarecrow

2:00pm Saturday 24th August 2013

A SCENE from a summer fete painstakingly recreated in straw has won this year’s Bisterne Scarecrow Festival.

Ellingham Show draws crowds

Bournemouth Echo: Ellingham Show draws crowds

3:00pm Monday 12th August 2013

HEAVY horses, cows, donkeys and sheep all formed part of the fun at the Ellingham Show on Saturday.

Race for Life runners raise £2.4 million

Bournemouth Echo: A Race for Life team from Upton Infants School in Poole Park

2:00pm Monday 12th August 2013

GIRLS and women in Dorset have raised a staggering £2.5m in just six years by taking part in Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.

Peppa Pig makes an appearance at popular Charminster Family Fun Day

Bournemouth Echo: Charminster Family Fun Day held at Cyril Play Park on Sunday, August 11th, 2013

12:23pm Monday 12th August 2013

PEPPA Pig perked up proceedings at the Charminster Family Fun Day on Sunday.

Safety first at 999 family fun day

Bournemouth Echo: PERFECT SIZE: Toby Franks, three, tries on firefighter George McConnell's rather large hat with some help from dad Jaso

11:00am Monday 12th August 2013

ELECTRIC shocks, fires and dangerous building sites were all part of the experience at a unique family event that took place yesterday.

Swanage Carnival gives economy multi-million pound boost

Bournemouth Echo: HUGE SUCCESS: Helpers with the carnival programme

2:00pm Tuesday 6th August 2013

AROUND a quarter of a million people attended Swanage’s Regatta & Carnival Week, organisers say.

Runners urged to make Bournemouth marathon day-glo affair

Bournemouth Echo: LIGHT SHOW: Runners glow in the dark

3:00pm Tuesday 6th August 2013

BOURNEMOUTH Marathon Festival runners and spectators are being urged to help create a massive human light show to help launch the autumn event.

Thousands take the heat at third Great Dorset Chilli Festival

Bournemouth Echo:

4:21pm Monday 5th August 2013

MORE than 10,000 daring diners tested their taste buds at the county’s hottest event at the weekend.

Don’t miss out on Britain’s third best marathon

Bournemouth Echo: Corfe Castle

4:00pm Monday 5th August 2013

ORGANISERS of this year’s Purbeck Marathon have advised runners to enter soon to avoid missing out.

Labrinth, Heaven 17 and spectacular fireworks: Camp Bestival comes to a close

Bournemouth Echo:

11:47am Monday 5th August 2013

Camp Bestival ended on a high note with headline sets from multi-platinum selling singer and producer Labrinth, DJ Fresh and eighties favourites Heaven 17.

Poole Town and Country Show returns to Upton Country Park

Bournemouth Echo: Poole Town and Country Show returns to Upton Country Park

4:14pm Friday 2nd August 2013

THE grounds of Upton Country Park will again be hosting the Poole Town and Country Show this weekend.

UPDATED: Earl and Countess of Wessex attend second day of the New Forest Show

Bournemouth Echo: The Earl of Wessex fly fishing

4:10pm Wednesday 31st July 2013

THE New Forest Show is today getting the royal seal of approval for the second year in a row.

The Voice singers, a tea dance and Mary Poppins: what's happening at the Imax arena this week

Bournemouth Echo: BSO concerts launch new open-air arena at the former Imax site on Saturday, June 29.

12:49pm Monday 29th July 2013

A LINE-UP of events at the new open air events area on the Pier Approach will get under way today with performances by contestants from The Voice.

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