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Isolation must be addressed

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

HOW tragic that Virginia Waters should be found having lain dead in her home for weeks. Similarly, Anne Leitrim was found in her Throop home years after she died. Here on the West Cliff, in response to Mrs Leitrim’s case becoming known, a multi-agency group was set up.

Brand’s bark is all hot air

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

RUSSELL BRAND’S egregious pronouncements prove, beyond doubt, that empty vessels make the loudest noise?

Problems on waiting lists

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

WAITING lists – we encounter them all the time during our everyday lives, particularly so with NHS appointments and operation and treatment waiting lists/times – therefore, let’s use this as an example.

Bin collection times wrong

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

OUR bins always used to be emptied about 6.30 in the morning.

Don’t worry about bulbs

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

YOUR correspondent Martin Huse (Light Bulbs are confusing, October 30) need not worry about ‘Heavy Duty’ bulbs being unsuitable for domestic use.

Spare a thought for the animals this firework night

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Friday 31st October 2014

AS Halloween and Bonfire Night approach, please spare a thought for the animals and birds who may be terrified by the deafening crashes and blinding flashes.

Huge thanks to the fantastic staff at Forest Holme Hospice

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Friday 31st October 2014

I WOULD just like to thank the fantastic nurses and staff at Forest Holme Hospice in Seldown Road, Poole.

More misinformation surrounds the Navitus Bay debate

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Friday 31st October 2014

ON the letters page of October 16 we are informed by Mike Aston that, according to a climate scientist, you cannot just “turn off conventional power stations. It takes up to four days to turn them on again, so instead they waste the energy by sending it up the cooling towers”.

Such fond memories of my time in Boscombe Secondary School band

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Friday 31st October 2014

It was good to see and be reminded of Boscombe Secondary School Band in the Echo.

'Don't be embarrassed about getting checked' - prostate cancer survivor

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Friday 31st October 2014

MOVEMBER is upon us again and there will be many, many activities going on to increase awareness about prostate cancer.

Development is narrow minded

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

ARE our councillors so narrow visioned that they cannot see the consequences of all the proposed building of houses and flats?

It’s a tattoo nation now

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

I WONDER whether these women who love to cover their bodies with disgusting tattoos have ever thought of their parents when they have them done?

New use for some old tat

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE DVLA will no longer issue displayable vehicle tax discs as a receipt for payment.

Light bulbs are confusing

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

PLEASE can you inform Daily Echo readers of the need to check the symbol on replacement light bulbs.

The situation is worse still

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

MIKE ASTON noted that wind turbines required back-up from conventional power stations, which must be kept warmed up and wasting fuel.

Bring spirit of support back

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

IT IS with great sadness that yet again we read a report of someone who was living alone who has clearly died alone too.

Tattoos conceal peoples' natural beauty

Bournemouth Echo:

11:39am Wednesday 29th October 2014

WHILE unwilling to enter the controversy highlighted by the M&S experience, I find that the craze among women to cover up their natural beauty with tattoos is something that I cannot stomach.

Use the No. 40 bus, don’t lose it

Bournemouth Echo:

11:52am Wednesday 29th October 2014

THIS is a heads up to all the people in Purbeck who use the No.40 bus.

Satisfied with the service I received at Royal Bournemouth Hospital's A&E

Bournemouth Echo:

11:51am Wednesday 29th October 2014

MAY I register my satisfaction with the treatment I received during at Royal Bournemouth Hospital’s Accident and Emergency Department.

I challenge my abusers to spend a day on a mobility scooter

Bournemouth Echo: The mobility scooter looked something like this...

11:50am Wednesday 29th October 2014

HAVE the foulmouthed motorists abusing me for using mobility scooter as a form of cycle in the road ever noticed the unsafe footpaths where they DO exist?

Open up the view to Bournemouth's gardens by removing 'yellow wall'

Bournemouth Echo:

11:47am Wednesday 29th October 2014

I AM pleased to see that Councillor Beesley says “We should not lose sight of the need to provide a better environment adjacent to Bournemouth’s superb listed Gardens.” (Echo Letters, 25 Oct).

Taxi drivers should be wearing uniform - not jeans

Bournemouth Echo: METER ISSUES: Two taxi drivers have faced magistrates for driving without their meters switched on.

11:43am Wednesday 29th October 2014

WHAT has happened to dress standards?

Thanks to fishermen who saved woman from car in the sea at Sandbanks

Bournemouth Echo:

11:42am Wednesday 29th October 2014

I WANTED to write to say a heartfelt thank you to the unbelievably brave fishermen who saved the lady whose car went into the sea at Sandbanks on Monday.

Fee helps us to give lots back

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

I WRITE in response to a letter from Hilary Darwin about our £1 print at home fee.

Surf wave of regeneration

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

THERE is now ample evidence that Bournemouth is already surfing the regeneration wave with outside help, in a concentrated ares of the town at present.

Obelisk must be restored

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

I am pleased to read that the Obelisk overlooking Lymington Quay is receiving some support towards its restoration.

We’re doing bleeping best

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

After reading Mr Hayman’s letter (published on Thursday, October 16), I was concerned about his comment about the audible bleepers and subsequently looked into this.

Learn how to use indicators

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Monday 27th October 2014

DRIVING standards are abysmally low. To just pick on one topic, and there are many from which to pick, I will select the use of indicators.

Look at the wider picture

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

8:00am Monday 27th October 2014

AS REGARDS the blind and basically tunnel-visioned comments to my earlier letter, I despair. I actually find the response largely quite outrageous and bigoted.

Pre-cooked school meals

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

8:00am Monday 27th October 2014

MILLIONS of pounds have been spent here in Dorset, either expanding local primary schools or building brand new ones.

We won’t lose sight of needs

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

I AM writing to update readers on Bournemouth council’s expenditure in trying to obtain the NCP car park in Exeter Road.

Thanks for a funny show

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

MANY thanks to the staff and friends of Swanage Hospital who produced such a lively, funny and colourful show on Friday, October 17 to help to raise funds for the hospital.

Town offers a lot of value

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

I REFER to the letter from Mr Hockey of Verwood (Daily Echo, October 17) entitled ‘Real issues are not addressed’.

Point missed on cuts to services

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Friday 24th October 2014

Recent letters to the Echo about cuts to certain services like toilets and subsidised bus services seem to be missing the big point.

Never forget the heroes

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

8:00am Friday 24th October 2014

I AM writing in response to the letter dated Monday, October 20 from Leslie Allard.

Town needs sprucing up

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

8:00am Friday 24th October 2014

AFTER five years of living in Poole I still love the town but wish it could be spruced up.

Easy solution to crossing problem

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

WITH reference to a letter on 28th August regarding Poole High Street railway crossing.

Time for political change

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

NOW that UKIP are in the political ascendancy let’s hope that no deals are struck to appease their opponents.

Be mindful of rural heritage

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

HOW refreshing to read in the Echo that The Thatched House Inn in East Howe Lane is to be renovated and restored to its former glory by local developers in exchange for permission to build houses in the grounds.

So many places to eat in town

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

WELL spotted by the lady who wrote about the pepperpot of cafes, eateries and pubs in Poole.

Thanks for your help

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

WE would just like to say thank you to the young girl and her mum who stopped in their black Mini to help our cat, Lily, who was involved in a collision with a car on Thursday morning along Canford Avenue.

Email charge is outrageous

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

WE had concert tickets, so I phoned the BIC to pre-book parking in a disabled bay as my husband has to use a wheelchair.

Sympathy for boat builders

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

10:25am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

SADLY, the staff being made redundant at Sunseeker are to face a pretty miserable future, as well as a lousy Christmas.

Dangerous in school hours

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

10:24am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

MS Barnes makes a timely observation on Lytchett Minster.

I want to ride my bike

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

10:24am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

“THE bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the vehicle of novelists and poets,’’ wrote author and journalist Christopher Morley.

Bus service is a letdown

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

10:23am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

I WAS pleased to read the comments on the lack of our bus services, 4D and 32, in this area.

Banish the traitors who turn to terrorism

Bournemouth Echo:

8:18pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

IT is extremely good news that the government is proposing to charge British citizens who join IS and other terrorist groups with treason.

You’re in for a better loo

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

8:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A new local party is being suggested to fight the next election. Its name will be ‘Upper Parkstone Incontinent Pensioners Party’ or UPIPP for short. It has been known for many years that pensioners from Upper Parkstone are a tough lot, its years of climbing up a hill.

Inadequate public toilets

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

8:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

I refer to the public toilet issue in Parkstone. We recently spent a short holiday at Hayling Island and visited a small shopping centre at Margam.

I want to ride my bike safely

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

8:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

I HAVE read the correspondence regarding irresponsible cyclists with interest.


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