• Kyle shines as GB topple Australasia at Poole

    UNDER-21 INTERNATIONAL TEAM GB 49 AUSTRALASIA 40 POOLE-born Kyle Newman once again demonstrated he has the raw talent and determination to go far in speedway if his thrilling never-say-die spirit gets its full reward. The tearaway

  • Kent brings his ’bessie friend

    MUSIC fans are coming to boogie by the Bay as Swanage prepares for its third Blues & Roots festival this weekend. Organiser Steve Darrington has pulled off a real coup is securing an appearance by American troubadour, poet and musician Kent Duchaine

  • A fitting tradition at Lighthouse

    THE raucous sound of the The Churchfitters rounds off a lively few days at Poole’s Lighthouse on Monday. Their fast-paced show combines fresh songwriting with rearranged traditional songs and tunes from the British Isles. On Saturday, the Martin Litton

  • ‘Horror’ at site for travellers in Shaftesbury

    “HORROR” has greeted work to assess a field in Shaftesbury for a possible gypsy and traveller site. Ann Brooks said she learned of district council plans for an eight-pitch traveller encampment adjacent to her garden on Salisbury Road from

  • Winning war on speed in Stanpit and Purewell

    RESIDENTS in Stanpit and Purewell are hoping upcoming measures to calm speeding traffic around the local rat-runs will improve the busy roads in their community. Chairman of the Purewell and Stanpit Pact committee, Barry Sherwin, submitted a petition

  • John rises to new challenge

    A MUDEFORD man is taking up another big challenge – an attempt to climb the highest freestanding mountain in the world. John Sanford-Hart will be part of the “Band of Five”, who are climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of the charity Help For

  • Event to support violence victims in Blandford

    A CAMPAIGNING mum from Blandford who is close to changing the law after being forced to wait two years to bury her son is urging people to support a fundraising evening for victims of violence. Cathy Franklin, whose two-year-old son, Ryan, was killed

  • Former Poole councillor Sidney White dies, aged 81

    A former Poole councillor, who represented Hamworthy in the 1970s, has died at the age of 81. Life-long Labour supporter Sidney White won the seat from the Conservatives at his third attempt in a by-election in 1970. Then vice-chairman

  • West Moors residents fight plans to develop open land

    A SHEAF of complaints was waved at a council meeting, to prove the strength of community feeling against a plan for West Moors. East Dorset District Council had proposed to go out to consultation on whether a developer could build on a small patch of

  • Freeview retune problems for TV viewers across Dorset

    A RETUNE of Freeview boxes has caused problems in some homes across Dorset and Hampshire. More than 18 million homes across the UK needed to retune their set-top boxes and televisions after the multi-channel service was upgraded to give more

  • Auction car is one in a million at Sherborne auction

    A car in a million is set to be sold by auctioneers in North Dorset. The millionth Morris Minor to roll off the production line is about to go under the hammer of Sherborne auctioneers, Charterhouse. Matthew Whitney of the town’s Long Street sale

  • Humanist funeral for top TV chef Keith Floyd

    THE family and friends of TV cook Keith Floyd, who died in Dorset, have celebrated his life at a humanist funeral. The 65-year-old, who was diagnosed with bowel cancer in June, died near Bridport on September 14 after suffering a heart attack. Mourners

  • Snout and about in Wimborne

    A 30-FOOT pig snuffled and snored on the Minster Green while an amused audience wearing piglet tails looked through its belly. Two actors from Whalley Range All Stars performed a 10 minute show inside the animal, during the first Street Arts Festival

  • 14-year-old boy hurt in collision with bus

    A 14-YEAR-OLD boy was seriously injured after being involved in a road accident with a bus in Poole. The incident happened at 5.05pm on Tuesday in Blandford Road, Hamworthy, just before Tucker’s Lane as the bus was travelling along the road

  • Cherries: West Ham prospect set to sign

    CHERRIES are expected to sign highly-rated West Ham prospect Anthony Edgar ahead of Saturday’s trip to Port Vale. The versatile teenager, who can operate anywhere across midfield, is poised to join the Dean Court outfit on a month’s loan. Edgar, who

  • Are you set for Freeview retune?

    DIGITAL television viewers across Dorset and Hampshire will have to retune their Freeview box today in order to keep all their channels. A change in signal will affect channels Five and sister stations Fiver and Five USA, which could see viewers

  • Cervical cancer jabs continue despite death

    HEALTH chiefs say they will carry on giving the cervical cancer vaccine to local schoolgirls, despite the death of a 14-year-old in Coventry. Natalie Morton died in hospital on Monday after being given the HPV1 Cervarix vaccination at her school. Tests

  • Arrests after £2m haul of drugs discovered at Poole

    THREE men were arrested at a port after 43kg of cocaine and 100kg of cannabis resin with a street value of £2m was found in a lorry arriving from Spain. The British men were detained by UK Border Agency (UKBA) officers on Monday at Poole Ferry

  • New Forest (A337) road re-opens after head-on crash

    A MAJOR New Forest road was closed after a serious head-on crash this morning. Two motorists were trapped in their vehicles after the smash involving a Nissan 4x4 and an MG car, shortly after 7am. Police closed the A337 Southampton Road

  • Stables nominated for a national award

    A RINGWOOD-based day service for adults with learning disabilities has been praised for its high standard of training and nominated for a national awards ceremony. The Stables Family Home Trust is a charity which provides services for around 22 adults

  • No need to bark!

    IF Jackie Stone (Have Your Say, September 24) reads my letter carefully, she will see that I have asked, very civilly, that poo bags should be tucked away somewhere. The loyalty of dogs and their rewarding company is not in question. Mrs SV LANDS, King

  • New Labour new word, Ms Harman?

    I refer to the article in Friday’s Echo BIC Questions for Heseltine. I was quoted, correctly, as the first questioner on Question Time. I certainly managed a good debate and apparently really upset the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, who resorted

  • Could you be our new driving force?

    WE URGENTLY need volunteer minibus drivers who are able to assist older people to and from their home to our support centre. You will be driving a 15-seat minibus (no special licence necessary). Drivers are needed Monday to Friday from

  • Clinical waste

    SIMILAR mobility items are enabling my mum (94) to enjoy life at home more fully. I’m sure recycling these items would help others (NHS items “not worth anything”, Daily Echo September 26). In any case, we all have to recycle these days and reduce

  • White and blue, but red faced?

    THE Echo article ‘MPs? White men of course’ (September 24), showed that only one in eight youngsters at a Bournemouth school visualised an MP as being female. Interestingly, only one of the Dorset MPs is female, although one political party is campaigning

  • I spent more than a penny in Poole

    After visiting Poole yesterday I am disgusted with Poole council’s public loos. I went to the Chapel Lane toilets and put 10p in one cubicle to find no loo paper. So, in desperation, I put 10p in another, but the door would not open. So, yet again

  • Just like cycling down memory lane

    YOUR correspondent Gavin Haines is probably too young to remember that some of the major roads constructed just before World War Two included cycle paths separated from the main road by a grass reservation (Study suggests Britain’s cycle lanes often put

  • Wake up for pyjama party

    I would like to advise readers that a special charity week will be taking place in October, in aid of The Children’s Trust. Humphrey’s Pyjama Week, now in its second year, is taking place from October 12 to 16. Nurseries, pre-school groups and primary

  • Taxing times for all employees?

    Are local residents aware of the latest stealth tax coming soon to a local authority near you? The Workplace Parking Levy will impose a £450 annual fine (sorry tax) on every parking place an employer provides for its employees. The great news for

  • Boot campers hike for Tenovus

    AROUND 20 people stepped out in support of local mother of three Lorraine Chaldecott, 47, who is currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer. The members of a Ringwood-based bootcamp took part in an eight-mile New Forest hike at the weekend and

  • Fit the bill

    WATCHING Paul Bellard sprinting up and down some steps, it’s hard to believe that this is the same man who was told by doctors he would never walk properly again. The 46-year-old former police officer suffered permanent damage to his spine after being

  • Punk revisited for 50

    AFTER 30 years in the wilderness, Bournemouth’s first punk band, Intestines, are to step out on stage again. With all four members – Harry Scrubber (vocals), Menace (bass), Dave (guitar), Rob (drums) – still intact, the band has been persuaded back into

  • Dorset paramedic viciously punched

    POLICE are hunting a “vicious and cowardly” hoodie who punched a woman paramedic in the face after flagging her down for help. Officers were stunned by the attack which happened in the early hours of the morning in Poole. The shocked

  • No Grease for Olivia, just healthy herb diet

    GREASE star Olivia Newton-John who played Sandy in the classic teen movie, was in Bournemouth last night with her husband John Easterling as part of their Health & Wellness UK Tour. Although the 60-year-old actress has been given the all clear after

  • No fine solution to buggy row

    THERE’S a well-known riddle I remember from my childhood. A man has to get a fox, a chicken and a sack of corn across a river. He has a canoe and it can only carry him and one other thing. If the fox and the chicken are left together, the fox will eat

  • Robbie, back, is so not good

    Dear Gary Barlow, when I read the news that you and the other Take That boys had reunited with Robbie Williams in a New York studio over the weekend, it took the shine off my day. I could almost hear a collective public shout: ‘Nooooooooooooo’. (Yes,

  • Dorset behaving badly

    THE lives of thousands of people across Dorset and Hampshire are blighted by increasing acts of antisocial behaviour every day. From vandalism, graffiti and fly-tipping to drug misuse, noise and racial abuse, few people are unaffected. But

  • Bournemouth buggy baggers relent

    THE buggy snatchers have relented. Lee-Anna Futcher, 28, is getting her baby’s pram back for free after her story in the Daily Echo prompted a council U-turn. The buggy was impounded for “health and safety reasons” by Bournemouth council

  • Cricket: Park celebrates his best ever moment

    COOL customer Nick Park carefully guided Bournemouth to Twenty20 glory and then admitted the achievement was the best of his cricketing career. Batting star Park led from the front to claim player-of-the-day honours as the brilliant Lions cruised

  • Cherries: Howe targets midfield signing

    CHERRIES boss Eddie Howe has revealed that he intends to recruit a midfielder with his one throw of the squad-bolstering dice. Chairman Eddie Mitchell confirmed in Monday’s Daily Echo that the club had been given the green light by the Football League

  • Cricket: Coombs full of praise for Lions stars

    BOURNEMOUTH Cricket Club chairman Rob Coombs led the tributes after watching the Chapel Gate heroes claim the Cockspur Club Twenty20 Cup. Coombs was among a vocal Bournemouth crowd which cheered the team to victory in front of the Sky TV cameras at the

  • Women targeted in separate assaults in north Bournemouth

    DETECTIVES in Bournemouth have launched an investigation after two women were assaulted in north Bournemouth over the weekend of September 26 and 27. Police are appealing for witnesses and say they are keeping an open mind as to whether the

  • Middlo: Pirates will bounce back in 2010

    NEIL Middleditch believes Pirates should just forget about their “horrible” 2009 Elite League campaign and look ahead to building a title-challenging team for next year. Poole Castle Cover only avoided their first wooden spoon since 1997 when Belle Vue

  • MUNCHIE ...

    MUNCHIE Gotcha happy 30th to the best Daddy and Husband in the world loadsa love Lisa, Matty, Adam, Luke, marc jnr and Bump xxx


    LEWIS BARRIE Barbara, Angela and Carol wish to thank all relatives and friends for the many kind messages of sympathy and donations received following the sad loss of Barrie, a dearly loved husband and dad. Special thanks to Rev. John White for a wonderful

  • 40 TODAY...

    40 TODAY ANNEMARIE HISCOCK A.K.A BOO Have a great day and enjoy your party! Love always from Chris, Dan, Mum, Sarah, Megan, Jodie & Jack xxx


    WOOLTORTON IRENE MAY In loving memory of our very dear Mum. Always in our thoughts. God Bless. Sue and Julian X X.

  • Wendy Vanessa...

    Wendy Vanessa Stanley Happy 50th Birthday Have a good one! Love Did, Lionel and family x x


    CHEESEMAN JOY Passed away suddenly but peacefully at home on 22nd September 2009. Loving wife, mum and nan. She will be greatly missed. Private burial. Service of Thanksgiving will be held at St Nicholas Church, Winterborne Clenston on Thursday 8th


    PHILIP WATERMAN Happy 30th Birthday With all our love Mum, Dad, Simon, Sarah, Shantelle and Joshua xxx


    BUTLER NORMA On 25th September 2009 aged 79 years. Beloved Wife of David, dear Mother of Jacqueline and Trevor, and to Peter and Janice. Grandmother of David and Stuart and Great Grandmother of Kaitlyn. Funeral Service at Bournemouth Crematorium on Tuesday


    GILLINGHAM BARBARA DIANE Passed away suddenly but peacefully on Friday 25th September 2009, aged 59 years.She was a lovely wife and mother to Roger and two sons Scott and Todd, and daughter of Patricia. Funeral Service to be held at Bournemouth Crematorium


    ROCHESTER ALGA EVELYN Passed away peacefully on September 24th 2009 at her home, in her 91st year. Beloved Sister of Mary. Dear Mother of Richard and Chris and to Judy and Val. Grandmother of Paul, Greg and Duncan and to Jacki, Jess and Elaine. Great


    JONES NICOLA DAWN Passed away on 22/9/09. You had such a short life, a very vibrant young woman. You will be missed by your family and we will love and miss you so much. Sleep well my love. Mum and Les


    JONES (JOHNSON) NICOLA My little baby sister will be greatly missed by all. Always in our thoughts. Love always X X X X X Caroline, Steve, Lloyd, Jay and Shannon.


    CRUMPLER MARY 30.09.03. Six years have passed. Miss, love and think of you everyday. Love Husband Tom and family.


    WITCHER IVAN Although three years have passed we still miss you so much and will always love you. Treasured memories will never fade. Love Margaret Joyce, Sons, Daughters and families xxxx.


    GRAHAM ANNE Passed away peacefully on 21st September 2009, aged 70 years. Wife of Jim for 51 years. Funeral Service to take place at the Poole & Wimborne Woodland Burial Ground on Thursday, 1st October 2009 at 3.00 pm. Family flowers only but donations

  • HARDS BOB...

    HARDS BOB Peacefully at his home in Wimborne, aged 85 years. Dearly loved Husband of the late Joan and much loved Dad of Bobbie and Robin and their families. He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends. Funeral Service at The Minster


    WALLACE ELAINE MARY EVANS On 17th September 2009 at her home in West Moors, aged 93 years. Funeral Service at Bournemouth Crematorium on Thursday, 1st October at 11.30 am. Flowers and enquiries to Nicholas O'Hara Funeral Directors, 38 Rowlands


    BAILEY CHRISTINE (TINA) Passed away unexpectedly on 23rd September 2009 aged 60 years, of Winsham formerly of Poole. Much loved Wife, Mother and Grandmother. Funeral Service will take place at Yeovil Crematorium on Monday, 5th October 2009 at 2 p.m. Family


    BENSON FRANK On 27th September 2009 peacefully in Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Francis Charles Benson, aged 82 years. The devoted Husband of Joyce, loving Father of Valerie, Carolyn and Phillip and a proud Grandfather and Great Grandfather. His


    JONES NICOLA A special sister and my best friend. You're at peace and out of pain now. Although you have left us you will never be forgotten. Love and miss you always, your darling sister Deborah, Wayne and nephew Oliver x x x


    JONES NICOLA You fell asleep, your loving heart no longer beats, your pain is no more. We will keep the memories of you deep in our hearts. Love and miss you lots Angie, Gary, Matt and Sam x x x x

  • JONES (MOGG...

    JONES (MOGG / JOHNSON) NICKY Much loved Mother of Sam and Nytell, Wife of Mark, passed away on 26th September 2009 at home, after a year long battle with cancer, aged 41 years. 'And death shall have no dominion.' Funeral Service at Kinson Cemetery on