9:00am Monday 1st September 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
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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
11:00am Thursday 31st July 2014
11:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014
11:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014
11:25am Monday 28th July 2014
9:00am Saturday 26th July 2014
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
10:59am Thursday 24th July 2014
11:01am Wednesday 23rd July 2014
10:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014
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9:00am Saturday 12th July 2014
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
10:08am Thursday 10th July 2014
10:14am Wednesday 9th July 2014
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
9:00am Saturday 5th July 2014
9:48am Friday 4th July 2014