• Part of building roof falls onto pavement in Christchurch

    PART of a roof fell from a building in Christchurch. The edging of the roof in Castle Street, above the Full of Beans coffee shop, fell onto the pavement below. Debris could be seen on the ground following the incident on Sunday afternoon,

  • 'Alcohol no excuse for bad behaviour during Euro2024'

    ALCOHOL is no excuse for bad behaviour during Euro 2024. That’s the message from Dorset Police as the force urges residents to not let their emotions get the better of them during this summer’s tournament. Euro 2024 kicked off on Friday, June

  • Three easyJet flights diverted to Bournemouth Airport

    THREE easyJet flights were diverted to Bournemouth Airport due to bad weather. The flights were forced to land at Hurn on Saturday afternoon, June 15. An easyJet spokesperson said: “Due to adverse weather conditions in London Gatwick this afternoon

  • Teachers to walk out at school for five days of strikes

    Staff at a private school charging up to £6,000 per pupil will be striking over pay later this month. National Education Union (NEU) members at Ballard School in New Milton will be walking out for five days.  In what is the first strike action

  • This is how Queens Park in Bournemouth got its name

    Although Bournemouth is considered a relatively new town, Queen’s Park’s history spans centuries. The land was once part of a vast heathland stretching from Dorchester to the New Forest. In 1802, an act privatised much of this common land,

  • Sandbanks home to UK's best sauna practitioner

    IT’S official – Dorset is home to Britain's best sauna practitioner after a Sandbanks-based instructor took the crown at an awards.  Jane Witt, the UK’s first thermalist instructor based at The Saltwater Sauna, has been awarded the ‘best sauna

  • Bournemouth YouTuber makes film about 90s cars

    WITH 90s fashions and trends coming back into the cultural zeitgeist over the past few years, 90s cars were bound to make a comeback too. And they certainly have done for Bournemouth YouTuber Damian Butt, who has made a film about all that's great

  • 'Do councillors live in the real world?'

    I OFTEN wonder if the 76 BCP councillors do not reside in this area but in an alternative universe where no one uses a car to get to work, go shopping, visit friends and relatives and go on holiday. Do they all use bicycles where they live for

  • 'Dorset is being pushed to the limit'

    THE recent article regarding the office block and the announcement by the town planner for the development by VCRE, is almost beyond belief, the total lack of competence in providing a sensible use is totally unacceptable. How is it assumed that

  • Are you a smarty pants? Take this pub quiz to find out

    The weekend is here which can only mean one thing, it's time for the weekly pub quiz.  Perfect if you're taking a trip to the pub this weekend, this quiz will let you brush up on some of that unusual but essential knowledge for the occasion.

  • Country park wins battle to sell alcohol at events

    MOORS Valley Country Park has been given permission for drink sales at future events – the first likely to be at Halloween. The consent has been given by Dorset councillors despite local objectors who complained the extra events would increase

  • Cherries duo Christie and Kerkez taste defeat in Euros openers

    TWO AFC Bournemouth representatives at the Euros started their tournaments with defeats, Ryan Christie’s Scotland and Milos Kerkez’s Hungary losing their first games. Scotland endured a torrid time in the opening game of the tournament, with hosts

  • Man caught with more than 1000 indecent images of children

    A MAN has appeared in court after being found with more than 1000 indecent images of children over a five-year period. Peter Sprake-Follett, 71 and of Alma Road, Bournemouth, pleaded guilty to three charges of making indecent photographs of a child

  • Italian restaurant launches new summer menu

    A POPULAR pizza restaurant has rolled out a new summer menu and invited me to have a taste. Prezzo has launched its new menu in its south coast restaurants, including Bournemouth, Lymington and Weymouth. When we arrived at the Prezzo at Westover

  • New Repair Café workshops launched in town centre

    A NEW initiative aimed at reducing waste and promoting sustainability has been launched in Christchurch. The first Repair Café workshop was held in the town on Thursday, during the Great Big Green Week national initiative. “The opening of this

  • LIST: Seven Bournemouth pubs and bars showing Euro 2024

    THE EUROS is set to be one of the biggest sporting events this year. The tournament kicked off the summer of sport on June 14 and runs until July 14.  The matches are sure to bring the crowds running to watering holes. Here is a list of

  • In The Dock: Assaults, thefts and court order breaches

    THE following cases were heard at Poole Magistrates' Court: JUNIOR TURAGA, 20 and of Bridport, admitted two counts of driving without third party insurance, in St Thomas Road in Dorchester on April 23, and in Trinity Street in Dorchester on June

  • Pub reopens doors after being saved at auction by couple

    A PUB near Lytchett Matravers that was put to auction and has been saved by a couple is our Pub of the Week. The Cock and Bottle Pub, Morden, has reopened just over a year after it announced the closure in May 2023 saved at auction by married couple

  • Aviation buildings 'reaching end of life' set for demolition

    BOURNEMOUTH Airport has requested permission to demolish a cluster of buildings on site. The airport is requesting prior approval from BCP Council for the demolition of ‘aviation related maintenance buildings’. The buildings, located near the