NEWS today that both the Port of Poole and Bournemouth Airport, among others, are to benefit from millions of pounds of government cash is welcome.

Investment in the area to make it a bigger player on the national and global stage can only be a good thing.

But for many the headline news will be the proposed renewal of the Bournemouth Spur Road, something that has had many false starts.

That, along with the other proposals, could go a long way to addressing Dorset’s shortcomings when it comes to infrastructure.