• Nicholls has final say for Bees

    HISTORY repeated itself as Scott Nicholls blew a big hole in Pirates' fading title hopes by driving the final nail in their coffin on Wednesday. The Coventry kingpin outgated Poole pair Jason Crump and Bjarne Pedersen to take the chequered flag in heat

  • I helped Geoff sail into history

    A FERNDOWN man has returned home after helping a quadriplegic yachtsman sail his dingy into the history books. Mike Golden was among the support team backing Geoff Holt, who has become the only disabled person in history to sail single-handedly around

  • Relatively speaking

    YOU'D want a good lunatic in your family, wouldn't you? Or a woman of easy virtue who kept appearing before the justices for lewd behaviour. Or at least a rogue who was always being jailed for being drunk and disorderly. I'd accept, at a pinch, a dodgy

  • Cloning victim buys Murco petrol station

    One of the victims of an alleged international card cloning scam at a Bournemouth petrol station has taken over the premises. Ken Harris, his wife June and their daughter Amanda were all alerted by their bank after failed attempts to withdraw money from

  • Tone of Diana service 'wrong'

    CIVIC leaders have said they were surprised at the content of a service to mark the 10th anniversary of the death of Diana Princess of Wales. In his opening address at evensong at Sherborne Abbey last Sunday, the Rev Canon Eric Woods said the service

  • Landlady ‘lived life to the full’

    "SHE lived more or less for her pub and her customers." Mary Minterne, from Carrbridge Road in Talbot Woods, was the epitome of a landlady - gregarious and jovial, she spent more than 40 years serving drinks to the people of Bournemouth. She was licensee

  • Inspector will rule on plans for Boathouse

    PLANS first floated more than a year ago to extend the Boathouse restaurant on Christchurch Quay are to be decided by a government planning inspector following a public inquiry next month. Operators of the Quay Road complex have appealed against the

  • Parents’ pleas over summer play activities

    BOURNEMOUTH parents are pleading with leisure bosses not to make any cutbacks to its popular Boredom Busters scheme and associated holiday programmes. Council leisure chiefs are evaluating the success of this year's playscheme programme before deciding

  • Scrum-ptious!

    THERE was something of a scrum at a New Forest pub as staff tackled one of their biggest-ever orders when a World Cup rugby team dropped in for a bite to eat. Players and coaches from the Tongan national team put away a huge spread of 30 chickens, 60lb

  • Dinosaurs on the beach!

    Terrified bathers fled Bournemouth beach on Wednesday when a prehistoric monster emerged from beneath the sand. Have-a-go hero Stephen Hart was first on the scene. The lab technician banished thoughts for his own safety to thwart the beast, which he

  • Villagers could be given say on new EU treaty

    GORDON Brown may be resisting the idea, but the residents of a Purbeck village could get a poll on whether to approve the new EU treaty. The parish could be among only a handful across the country which will exercise its right to voice its opinion on

  • Eco-house will be the first straw!

    AN ECO-friendly straw bale classroom is to be built at UK Youth's National Activity and Residential Centre at Avon Tyrrell in the New Forest. The charity is now looking for volunteers to help construct the eco-classroom, which will be used to teach environmental

  • Council boss says casino not sorted

    CONTROVERSIAL plans for a town centre casino in Bournemouth are going ahead despite hopes they could be scrapped. The council's cabinet agreed to continue negotiations with developer the Trevor Osborne Property Group at a meeting yesterday. But chairman

  • Mums unhappy at £75,000 play refit

    A BAND of mothers are concerned that a refurbished play area is not suitable for their children. The play area in Redhill Park, Bournemouth, recently had a £75,000 refurbishment but a number of parents are unhappy with the re-fit. Mother of two and

  • Student feared dead after Peru adventure

    A DORSET adventurer is believed to have fallen to his death while on an overland adventure holiday in South America Dave Dieppe, 22, whose parents live in Ludwell in Shaftesbury, was taking part in a tour with Oasis Overland, exploring the west coast

  • Puppetry of the Penis, Pavilion Theatre

    THERE were neither puppets nor strings, and the only props were a beer mat, part of a champagne cork, a skateboard and a fan. But the two male "puppeteers", naked apart from shoes and lurid socks, managed to keep an almost entirely female audience in

  • Brought to heel

    WHEN style icon Victoria Beckham tottered out in a pair of sky-high platform shoes the other week, the fashion pack were soon hot on her five and a half-inch designer heels. Sales of the vertiginous Yves Saint Laurent shoe are now soaring, and according

  • One in five adults returning to study

    MORE than one in five Britons plan to head to college or night school during the coming 12 months, according to high street bank Abbey. Around 35 per cent of people hope their studying will help them to further their current job, but 38 per cent are

  • Roly

    This Cool cat is Roly his full name is 'Feranti Snowpatrol' As you see he is computer literate !! Sent in by David & Wendy.

  • Nuala

    This is my gorgeous silver tabby Nuala. She is very pretty and spends hours keeping her looks just so! Sent in by Sophie.

  • Dizzy

    Dizzy will do anything for a cuddle! Dizzy is just how her name suggests, you can't sit down with out being jumped on. Sent in by Amber.

  • Boo

    This is my lovely kitten called Boo. He is very active and loves playing fetch with bits of paper before collapsing in a heap with exhaustion! Sent in by Trudi.

  • Baldrick

    This is Baldrick, he is 17 years old and is very vocal !! Sent in by Abbey.

  • Fleur

    Fleur likes to join the dog for a walk each day and is very proud of her fluffy tail and likes to keep her paws pristine white, though she will go out when its pouring with rain! Sent in by Amber.

  • Dean lifts first title

    DEAN Barnes said he'd proved something to himself by snatching his first ever PGA EuroPro Tour title with a dramatic sudden-death play-off victory in Suffolk. After three rounds of the 2007 Motocaddy Championship at Ufford Park, Ferndown touring pro

  • Masterful swims for Nic and Jean

    FERNDOWN Otters' Nic Vaughan defeated all but two of Europe's 40 to 44-year-olds to claim a bronze medal at the European Masters Championships in Slovenia. In fact both East Dorset's representatives in Kranj came home with a medal with Poole's Jean Howard-Jones

  • Gold reward for triathon trio

    EAST Dorset trio Alex Savage and Gregg and Bernie Shrosbree won the mixed team category when they took on 120 other teams at the Southwater Triathlon Sprint relay at Horsham, Sussex. They were also seventh overall in an event in which each member of

  • wooster

    This is my gorgeous "cool cat". His name is Wooster. Sent in by Lois.

  • Ollie

    This is our Ollie, the first tomcat we have had, he's as cool as they come if he was any more laid back he would be on a stretcher. Sent in by Alan

  • Hooligan

    This is my cat Hooligan. He was born in Oakdale, Poole, on 6th October 1987, came to live with me in Bournemouth on 4th December that year and moved with me to London in February 1998. He is shortly to celebrate his 20th birthday! A half-Siamese, he is

  • Stan

    Meet Stan, he is 10 weeks old and a complete nutter Sent in by Julie.

  • Snowy and Simba

    These are my 2 cool cats Snowy and Simba with their friend Nibbles. Sent in by Doris.

  • Smokie

    Smokie is a real cool cat. sent in by Susan.

  • Oliver

    This Is Oliver! Our very mischievous but affectionate tabby. Sent in by Nicky & Dave.

  • Edward

    This is Edward. Sent in by John.

  • DT

    This is Cool Cat DT. Sent in by Susan.

  • Daisy

    I thought you would like this picture of our kitten, Daisy, coping with this Summers heavy rain ! You will see that she is well prepared to avoid getting wet. Daisy is our new kitten and is 6 months old. Sent in by Martin.

  • Punky & Pixie

    Here are my kittens Punky & Pixie in the bin!! Sent in by Victoria.

  • Poppy

    This is Poppy, she is about 2 years old. The funny thing is when you pick her up she squeaks like a squeaky toy. Sent from Nicholas.

  • Octavia

    Introducing Octavia who graciously allows us to share her home and what is hers is ours. Sent in by Terry and Linda.

  • Lucky

    This is Lucky, he's a gorgeous five year old tabby and white cat from Poole. He likes sleeping and chasing his tail. Sent in by Jane.

  • Lea

    This is Lea, named because we found her roaming through Learoyd Road (home of Canford Heath First and Middle Schools) 10 years ago. We believe she had been kicked out because she was pregnant. Lea loves nothing more than to eat, roll around in the sunny

  • Butch

    Introducing Butch. Sent in by Sarah.

  • 'I wasn't surprised'

    THE morning after the night before, Klaxons' Bournemouth- born bass player Jamie Reynolds was still buzzing from his band's unexpected Nationwide Mercury Music Prize victory on Tuesday. "I'm sooo drunk, happy but drunk, just going round Trafalgar Square

  • Chipping in with a trio of shows

    Plays 'n' Chips 17, Broadstone Players, War Memorial Hall, Broadstone FAMILY secrets, old age and amateur dramatics are the diverse subjects covered in this evening of three one-act plays with a fish 'n' chip supper. Apart from the fact that on the

  • Back in the swing

    It's the '50s, Regent Centre, Christchurch The swinging '60s starts here - with the '50s. Making a change from the regular Beatles-era tributes, this show celebrates the earlier decade that came in crooning and went out rocking to the birth of modern

  • Rich pickings for Bash

    STAR striker Richard Gillespie scored one and laid on another as Bashley earned their first Southern Premier victory of the season. Bash boss Steve Riley had predicted earlier in the week that he thought his charges would register a maiden league win

  • Lacy's finest hour

    KINGSTON Lacy old boy Barry Park has labelled their Division One title success as "probably the best achievement" in the village club's estimated 80-year history. Park, who took four for seven as they beat Henstridge by six wickets to wrap up the championship

  • Chris has eyes on Elite

    PIRATES asset Chris Holder admits racing with world champion Jason Crump would be a big draw, as he prepares to join the Elite next season. The 20-year-old is set to move to a top-flight club, with his parent club Poole favourites to land his coveted

  • Verwood on the double

    VERWOOD have completed a memorable double by gaining promotion from the B&D D League and the Dorset League Division Two. A 4-2 (45-30) home victory against close rivals Christchurch ensured they will be playing in the C League next season. A 30-8 beauty

  • Alex face a Cliff-hanger!

    ALEXANDRA Park face a colossal task if they are to prise the B&D championship away from Boscombe Cliff on the final day of the season. The Section One leaders clash at Woodland Avenue on Saturday with reigning kings Boscombe Cliff 11 points clear at

  • Moyet the merrier

    She's been a card-carrying punk, a blues shouter and a dance-floor diva. Now Alison Moyet - possessor of one of the most expressive voices in pop music - is heading for Bournemouth on a rare UK tour. The revered singer/songwriter arrives in town for


    THE blaze that ripped through the Co-op store in Hamworthy is now being treated as arson, Dorset Fire and Rescue has confirmed. Flames swept through the Blandford Road site in the early hours of Saturday, completely gutting the premises and depriving

  • Klaxons triumph

    KLAXONS and their Bournemouth- born leader and bass player Jamie Reynolds were surprise victors of the Nationwide Mercury Music Prize, leaving favourites like troubled singer Amy Winehouse and last year's winners Arctic Monkeys out in the cold. Reynolds


    LEE Bradbury has set his sights on a trip to Wembley after firing Cherries into the second round of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy. Cherries' new recruit netted a quickfire double as Kevin Bond's charges made light work of disposing of League One rivals

  • Kingston Lacy's 'finest hour'

    KINGSTON Lacy old boy Barry Park has labelled their Division One title success as "probably the best achievement" in the village club's estimated 80-year history. Park, who took four for seven as they beat Henstridge by six wickets to wrap up the championship

  • Crump fitness in the balance

    JASON Crump will make a late decision on his injured knee ahead of Pirates' home Elite League clash against Coventry tonight (7.30pm). The outgoing world champion twisted his troublesome knee during Poole Castle Cover's 54-38 defeat at Peterborough on

  • ‘Intolerable place for pets’ court told

    A VET who examined the animals in a house allegedly used for illegally breeding puppies described conditions there as "intolerable". Tom Spencer told Bournemouth magistrates that even after the premises had been ventilated for 10 hours, the levels of

  • Dimi magic boosts England

    FORMER Bournemouth star Dimi Mascarenhas hammered five successive sixes off the final over as England posted a formidable 316-6 in the sixth one-day international against India. The Hampshire all-rounder carted the unfrotunate Yuvraj Singh to all