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11:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014
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TODAY we tell the story of Sergeant Frederick Riggs, killed while leading his men against a German offensive on the morning of October 1, 1918, a little over a month before the end of the Great War. Sgt Riggs of Bournemouth was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross.
10:21am Friday 25th July 2014
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THOSE who watched the wind farm debate in the Commons on Wednesday will not be surprised by the reaction of the MP who called it. He described the government’s response by junior minister Ed Vaizey as “risible.” Others might not have been so charitable.
11:10am Friday 11th July 2014
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10:17am Tuesday 8th July 2014
AS an illustration of how times change, the job of court reporter is a good yardstick. Twenty years ago, cases of child sex abuse were few in the criminal justice system and rarely reported. Today, they appear on court lists every single day. Everyone has been shocked by the extent of Jimmy Savile’s crimes. The latest issue involving Westminster is another test of the trust in our institutions. The inquiry announced yesterday must leave no stone unturned. That lesson has surely been learned. There have too many appalling failures by too many organisations already.
9:45am Monday 7th July 2014
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CHRIS Hayden for one will be rooting for England this evening as they take on Uruguay in World Cup ‘make or break’ time. The fortunes of Chris are to some extent tied up with those of the team, as he is a rather convincing Wayne Rooney lookalike.
10:13am Wednesday 18th June 2014
10:25am Tuesday 17th June 2014
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10:00am Thursday 12th June 2014
THE use of outside consultants by councils supposedly led and staffed by large numbers of experts is inevitably controversial. Dorset County Council has spent hundreds of thousands seeking external advice, partly on how to save money. There appears to be quite a sizeable ‘if’ over whether this will be worth the investment. Clearly there no guarantees. And the fact that exceptionally well paid public servants (there are plenty of them) need help deciding what to do, should be setting off the alarm bells.
10:09am Wednesday 11th June 2014
THE sentencing of five men after the smashing of a major drugs gang bringing misery to Dorset is a good result for the police – albeit that two of the men are on the run. They conspired to sell nearly £200,000 worth of cocaine to fund a lifestyle that they couldn’t be bothered to pay for legally by earning an honest living.
9:57am Tuesday 10th June 2014
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9:00am Saturday 31st May 2014
NEXT week the Daily Echo is paying special tribute to D Day heroes. Friday is the 70th anniversary of the operation that marked the beginning of the end of the Second World War. June 6 1944, saw the launch of the biggest invasion fleet ever assembled. No areas played a bigger role in Operation Overlord than Dorset and Hampshire. Every day next week we’ll be telling the stories, in print and on video, of surviving D Day veterans. That local councils have nothing planned for Friday is at worst a major insult, at best an embarrassing mistake. They still have time to rethink their own Operation Oversight.
10:27am Friday 30th May 2014
ON one level you can understand why Bournemouth’s mayor elect Chris Mayne would want to appoint his own grandson as official scout. Most of us would do absolutely anything for our grandchildren. On a more practical level, he might well have anticipated that his decision would cause a bit of a row, put a few noses out of joint and spark comments of favouritism and bypassing the usual procedures. Compromise has been reached and peace has broken out but the new first citizen will surely have learned a thing or two about protocol. We wish him all the best for his year, starting today.
10:44am Thursday 29th May 2014
9:48am Wednesday 28th May 2014