Care a little more and condemn less

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8:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE story in this newspaper at the weekend and yesterday about asylum seekers in Bournemouth sadly provoked a torrent of predictable knee jerk reaction which doesn’t bear repeating.

Plan to boost town vitality

Bournemouth Echo:

10:33am Monday 29th September 2014

ANY proposal which can encourage more trade in Bournemouth town centre has to be a good thing.

Positive step to boost town's vitality

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8:00am Monday 29th September 2014

ANY proposal which can encourage more trade in Bournemouth town centre has to be a good thing.

The same old contingency

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8:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

THE military talk in the past couple of years as British forces began shutting down in Afghanistan was all about ‘return to contingency.’

A laughable vicious circle

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8:00am Friday 26th September 2014

TODAY it emerged that schools in Bournemouth, Poole and wider Dorset could be further penalised in the school meals debacle.

Taste of things to come

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8:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

IT seems that the current closure of the old Poole bridge is just a taste of things to come.

Last thing bistro needs

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8:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

WE all know it’s tough out there in the business world and has been for some years now.

The shop talk that never stops

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8:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

CHRISTCHURCH will surely get a new supermarket one day.

It’s a nightmare for drivers

Bournemouth Echo:

10:14am Monday 22nd September 2014

TODAY’S story about problems with Tesco diesel is the stuff of nightmares for drivers.

How Jane stays positive

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8:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

JANE Ormerod, in today’s Echo, is a remarkable woman.

A close eye on police trial

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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.

Campaigners get their way

Bournemouth Echo:

9:58am Monday 15th September 2014

COMMUNITIES have lost a number of services over the years. With cutbacks, increasing costs and a multitude of obligations, many authorities have struggled to provide the amenities they used to.

Taking a deadly gamble with illegal drugs

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6:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

TAYLA Woodard made a confession to her parents that, undoubtedly, they dreaded hearing.

Scandal of abuse of trust

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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.

An end to the dumping ground

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

EVEN by its own standards, it has been a particularly bleak few days for Boscombe.

A bright pier future

Bournemouth Echo:

10:56am Wednesday 10th September 2014

TODAY we publish images of how Pier Approach should look once work, which is now under way, is completed.

A tribute to unsung heroes

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Tuesday 9th September 2014

THIS is a particularly special year for commemoration. We are remembering the sacrifices of servicemen and their families in World War One and the heroes of D Day in World War Two.

It’s one ‘L’ of a big decision

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11:00am Monday 8th September 2014

NOBODY would want the experience of taking a driving test to be any more stressful than it already is.

Punishment and deterrence

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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.

School meals row hots up

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11:00am Friday 5th September 2014

SOME children were served up an unexpected treat on Wednesday.

Bigger blooming issues...

Bournemouth Echo:

10:38am Thursday 4th September 2014

THERE has been a row in Christchurch over its lack of a Britain in Bloom entry.

Policy is hard to swallow

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11:14am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

SCHOOL dinners are back this week for thousands of local pupils.

Caution over landfill blaze

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

FIREFIGHTERS will have their hands full over the next few days dealing with the blaze at the landfill site in Wareham.

Air Festival was a huge success

Bournemouth Echo: Check out all our pictures from day four of the Bournemouth Air Festival 2014 on Sunday, August 31. Picture by Richard Crease.

9:00am Monday 1st September 2014

The 2014 Bournemouth Air Festival has been a huge success.

Gazza wasting police time

Bournemouth Echo:

9:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

PEOPLE often claim ‘high profile’ people get a different – as in better- service than the rest of us.

Blown away by Air Festival

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10:00am Friday 29th August 2014

THE Bournemouth Air Festival took off in fine fashion yesterday.

In the public interest or not

Bournemouth Echo:

10:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

JOHN Clarke was not the first teacher to have been convicted of downloading indecent images of children.

A spineless, cowardly pair

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10:05am Wednesday 27th August 2014

HIT-and-run seemed to be the flavour of the weekend.

Taxpayers to foot the bill

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10:15am Tuesday 26th August 2014

THERE will be an element of ‘I told you so’ from residents and councillors in Creekmoor today.

Calm presence on marches

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10:56am Monday 25th August 2014

THE police often come in for criticism.

Officialdom and censorship

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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.

Cases leave lasting damage

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10:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

THE criminal justice system tests the strength and righteousness of a prosecution case and (if it works properly) will find it wanting if the evidence is not there.

Countdown to Air Festival has begun

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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.

Not a great green day

Bournemouth Echo: New Forest MP is looking for cycling events to be licensed.

10:12am Wednesday 20th August 2014

RAIL fares are set to rise by 3.5% from January next year. That’s bad news for train passengers.

Success in placements

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

IT might have been a long time coming but the right decision has been made.

Moving house for a good cause

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Monday 18th August 2014

IT SEEMS people continue to find new and novel ways to raise money for charity.

Never ever drink and drive

Bournemouth Echo:

9:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

ONCE again someone has lost their life due to a drink-driver.

Applaud A Level successes

Bournemouth Echo: A Level Results Day at Bournemouth School 2014

11:00am Friday 15th August 2014

CONGRATULATIONS to all those who did well in their A level exams.

They shall not be moved

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

WHAT would you do if travellers kept moving from site to site and you were spending taxpayers’ money on evicting them?

Gardens need destroying

Bournemouth Echo:

11:05am Wednesday 13th August 2014

PICTURES in today’s Daily Echo show what, at first glimpse, is quite a well-kept garden.

Stay vigilant on internet

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Tuesday 12th August 2014

ONLINE fraud is big business and it must be difficult for the authorities to catch the scammers.

Former hurricane passes by

Bournemouth Echo:

11:15am Monday 11th August 2014

WEATHER forecasters had predicted a sting in the tail as the remnants of Hurricane Bertha hit the region.

Ice plan is sure fire winner

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9:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

IN any public survey about the facilities that Bournemouth needs, an ice rink always comes top of the list as far as local residents are concerned.

The travellers and the law

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Friday 8th August 2014

AND so the circus goes on. It’s August and the merry dance that travellers have been leading the police and local authorities is now in full swing.

Early bin round refuseniks

Bournemouth Echo:

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.

Lucky win with scratchcard

Bournemouth Echo:

10:40am Wednesday 6th August 2014

WHAT would you do if you won £4m?

Police find Duke’s a hazard

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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.

Let’s remember the fallen

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11:00am Monday 4th August 2014

TODAY marks 100 years since the world changed forever.

PM and Chancellor's visit especially appropriate

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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.

A new star of the air show

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10:45am Friday 1st August 2014

TOM Lackey is 94 and has already done quite a few things most of us would never dream of attempting.






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