8:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014
10:33am Monday 29th September 2014
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8:00am Saturday 27th September 2014
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10:14am Monday 22nd September 2014
8:00am Saturday 20th September 2014
8:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014
THERE is mixed news on the crime front. The police and crime panel heard there’s been a reduction in antisocial behaviour, burglary and vehicle crime. Violence and alcohol related crime are up. Meanwhile some officers will be relocated from Christchurch to Ferndown. In a statement designed not to give much away, Dorset Police say this trial will be used to “determine the best way to meet the current and future operational needs of the county.” Doubtless Christchurch residents and community leaders will be keeping a watchful eye on how this experiment actually pans out.
9:58am Monday 15th September 2014
6:00am Saturday 13th September 2014
8:00am Friday 12th September 2014
ADRIAN Mills is another name to remember and add to the ever-growing roll call of shame. Another abuser who took advantage of a child. Mills was a taxi driver who was contracted to take children to school on behalf of Dorset County Council.
8:00am Thursday 11th September 2014
10:56am Wednesday 10th September 2014
11:00am Tuesday 9th September 2014
11:00am Monday 8th September 2014
9:00am Saturday 6th September 2014
ANOTHER day, another slap on the wrist for a defendant who probably deserved rather stronger punishment. This time it’s a thieving carer who stole from three elderly woman she was supposed to be looking after, not ripping off.
11:00am Friday 5th September 2014
10:38am Thursday 4th September 2014
11:14am Wednesday 3rd September 2014
11:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014
9:00am Monday 1st September 2014
9:00am Saturday 30th August 2014
10:00am Friday 29th August 2014
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10:05am Wednesday 27th August 2014
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10:56am Monday 25th August 2014
9:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014
THERE’S been some criticism, not least of this newspaper, for reporting in advance details of the two marches in Bournemouth today and claims by some people who should know better, that any problems arising will have been the fault of the media.
10:00am Friday 22nd August 2014
9:00am Thursday 21st August 2014
QUESTIONABLE weather, busy roads and disrupted train journeys. Yes, it must be another Bank Holiday. More than two million Britons will head overseas in the next few days, 7,000 from Bournemouth Airport apparently.
10:12am Wednesday 20th August 2014
11:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014
11:00am Monday 18th August 2014
9:00am Saturday 16th August 2014
11:00am Friday 15th August 2014
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11:05am Wednesday 13th August 2014
11:00am Tuesday 12th August 2014
11:15am Monday 11th August 2014
9:00am Saturday 9th August 2014
11:00am Friday 8th August 2014
11:00am Thursday 7th August 2014
WAKING up to clattering of bins, the rumble of trucks and the chatter of refuse crews is not exactly the same as slowly stirring to the gentle sound of chirruping blackbirds. Bin collections in Bournemouth are starting at 5am to prevent workers suffering sunstroke or heat exhaustion. Council chiefs point out that productivity is better when it’s cooler and teams are working under extreme pressure. The obvious danger is that grumpiness levels (and temperatures) may rise from those deprived of their full allocation of sleep. Bin supremos may not have given this problem enough thought.
10:40am Wednesday 6th August 2014
10:19am Tuesday 5th August 2014
AS a PR own goal it was a classic, a bit like the car. When a Dorset police officer decided to book a Wimborne driver for having an ‘illegal’ air horn, he obviously had no idea of the publicity that would rain down on the force.
11:00am Monday 4th August 2014
8:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014
IT was especially appropriate that David Cameron and George Osborne should come to the Royal Marines base at Poole now. This weekend marks the start of the Great War commemorations, a conflict that began for this country 100 years ago on Monday. As the nation remembers the sacrifices made between 1914-18, the visit of the PM and Chancellor was a reminder of sacrifices in more recent conflicts such as the Falklands, Iraq and Afghanistan. Respect and loyalty were the key messages yesterday. Not things politicians have always shown the military over the years.
10:45am Friday 1st August 2014