• Cherries: Roach hails young stars

    JOE Roach paid tribute to his schoolboy stars as Cherries battled to a 1-1 draw with Torquay United at Hurn Bridge. Roach’s side fell behind in the first minute to Sean Latimer’s strike after the young frontman latched on to a poor back pass. But Cherries

  • Heart disease deaths down, but not for all

    DEATH rates from heart disease and stroke have plummeted across Dorset over the last few years, figures released by the Department of Health have revealed. But people living in the most deprived areas of Bournemouth and Poole are still more than twice

  • Gilbert almost keeps Sparkies at bay

    PREMIER Division leaders Bournemouth Electric once again came up against a goalkeeper in inspired form when Parley Sports custodian Neil Gilbert saved penalties from both Leigh Phillips and Mark Dancer. Substitute Charlie Richards bagged an 85th-minute

  • Tremendous comeback from Con men

    BRANKSOME Con found themselves three goals down after the opening 10 minutes of their final Hayward Premier Division game of the season away to bottom-placed TX United. The champions, however, staged a comeback to emerge 5-4 winners thanks to Liam McGlynn

  • Pro66 Tour: Lee's Burhill best seals third title

    DORSET’S Lee James claimed his third Pro66 Tour title at Burhill GC in Surrey. James, who is sponsored by Salterns Marina in Poole, carded a six-under-par 66 to pocket the £1,250 first prize. He finished two shots ahead of European Tour

  • Boat show will moor up along borough's beach

    MILLIONAIRES, famous faces, sun, sea and stretches of golden sand – Poole’s famous Sandbanks district has it all. And this spring, the world’s fourth most expensive postcode will host its very own boat show. Bosses at Salterns Marina started planning

  • Beesley tribunal cost Bournemouth taxpayers £22,000

    THE council tax payer picked up a bill of at least £22,000 for the investigation into the conduct of Bournemouth council’s deputy leader Cllr John Beesley, it has been revealed. The case ended in a national tribunal which convened in Bournemouth

  • Library friends' plea to start a new chapter

    YOUR library needs you. That’s the call from campaigners in Sturminster Newton bidding to save their library from a Dorset County Council closure programme. More than 100 people met recently at the town’s Exchange arts centre and agreed to form a

  • Farmer tied up and beaten in gunpoint robbery

    A RETIRED farmer was tied up and beaten up in his own home by burglars who stole guns and cash. The pensioner – aged in his late 70s – was robbed by at least two men who came to his farmhouse on the A35 close to Bloxworth at lunch time on Thursday

  • What a stand-up guy Greg Davies is

    GREG Davies tells tall stories. Very tall stories. When this stand-up stands up to his full height, he is 6ft 8ins of towering proportions. You will most likely know Greg Davies from his comic turn as the psychotic head of sixth form, Mr Gilbert,

  • KCA drama full of twists and turns

    THIS is an original play written and directed by Annie Robinson. It tells the tale of murder and deceit, leading us through a series of possibilities with many twists and turns and Agatha Christie-style red herrings, but it is not until the very end

  • Splendid Knights’ entertainment at the Regent Centre

    Knights by name – jesters by nature. Best known for their comic send-ups of chart-topping pop groups in the sixties and seventies, the Barron Knights, unlike many of their targets, have just kept going with their tried and tested format, and are now celebrating

  • Rabbi’s visit is like a bolt from the blue

    RADIO’S favourite Rabbi and raconteur, Lionel Blue, brings his unique blend of jokes, stories and anecdotes to the Lighthouse in Poole on April 10. Rabbi Lionel Blue is known to millions through his broadcasts on Radio 4’s Today programme. Others

  • Parking ban during the day will help

    THE residents of Raleigh Road, Wallisdown, are not alone with the problems of their road frontages monopolised by visiting all-day parking, but there are helpful solutions which are available to be put into practice. A one-hour ban on parking from say

  • Politics education is really needed

    DESPITE the fashionable degree at university, (now in the balance for some), the younger generation needs at least some small dalliance with politics at school, as it seems they are ignorant of the who, the what, and the why of casting their vote. They

  • Hope this helps to save you money

    YOU had a report on a lady that had a £95 parking ticket from Homebase at Branksome. My daughter also received a ticket on the same day and it said the parking time limit was 90 minutes. She phoned Homebase and complained that she had spent a lot of

  • Time for a proper cuts debate

    DORSET was well represented in the anti-cuts protest in London at the weekend and given the scale of what the county council alone has to do – £55m to be hacked from the budget in the next three years – that was only to be expected. Equally predictable

  • A nation full of Nimbys

    SADLY, it seems we are degenerating into a nation of protesters. Every day the media is seemingly full of nothing else, whether it’s closures, power sources and the latest in the south, against the bio-energy plant in Southampton. However, there is

  • New ice rink is Imax solution

    WHY is it that even though we pay our taxes our local councils are not listening to what the people want? The Imax situation is ridiculous. Why can’t they see that to build a permanent ice rink, large enough to be used for Olympic competition would

  • A good pension for all is the key

    HOWARD Davies makes excellent points in his letter on public and private pensions in his letter of March 23. I entirely agree public sector pensions could hardly be more modest in comparison with high-end private sector pensions. It is indeed beyond

  • Join the debate on EU membership

    THE people were tricked into believing that the Common Market in 1972 was just for trade, we did not think for a moment that we would be giving away our country to Europe, which has been steadfastly defended and fought for over the centuries. All three

  • In this digital age, why no change?

    IN this age of digital technology, DNA and men going to the moon, can somebody please explain why council car parking ticket machines do not give out change? BOB WOODLAND, Cavan Crescent, Poole

  • Bill Bailey brings Dandelion Mind tour to BIC - or does he?

    HOT on the heels of a sell-out West End run, comic and musician Bill Bailey is to bring his live show Dandelion Mind to the BIC Windsor Hall on November 29. The show will feature Bill’s trademark musical interludes, observations and stories

  • British cycling - will we triumph at the Olympics?

    As a nation we are pretty good at cycling and we have had enormous success on the track; over the past few years we have dominated track cycling and people have started to expect us to come away from every event dripping in gold. However at this

  • Appeal against hotel plans rejection is dropped

    DEVELOPER Philip Oram has dropped his appeal against the council’s decision not to let him build a 110-bedroom hotel in Bournemouth called ‘Aurora’. Hermitage Hotel owner Mr Oram, right, was contesting the planning committee’s decision over his proposals

  • Jenny's Week: Not quite right....

    Everything we’ve had for our evening meal this week has proven to be just not quite right. I don’t mean that everything has been horrible, or inedible – far from it. Some things have been really quite nice, but just not quite right. Something has

  • Public sector workers protest in their thousands in capital

    PUBLIC sector workers and union leaders from across Dorset joined a crowd of 250,000 in London to protest against Coalition cuts. The TUC event was marred by outbreaks of violence by a small minority and most of the campaigners were unaware

  • Big Green Fortnight to take place across Bournemouth

    “GOING green should be fun.” That’s the message from the organisers of this year’s Big Green Fortnight, the only event of its kind in the country. Over a two-week period, a huge range of events and activities will be taking place throughout the Bournemouth

  • Rustle up a homemade treat this Mother's Day

    NEW research suggests that Brits are spending less time eating together as a family, so with Mother’s Day this weekend there’s never been a better reason to get the whole family around the table. No one appreciates that more than DJ and TV

  • Surf reef chiefs considering legal action

    A NEW Zealand surf reef trust is considering asking Bournemouth Council to launch joint legal action against the builders ASR. The Opunake Surf Reef Trust said its own reef has still not been finished after five years and a cost of £935,000

  • Man dies in Bournemouth hostel blaze

    A MAN died and others were forced to jump for their lives after a fire broke out at a Bournemouth hostel early yesterday. An investigation has been launched to discover the cause of the blaze at the DKB Services building which provides supported

  • Them's the brakes

    DISC brakes can seem alarmingly complicated but to the trained eye they are simplicity itself. Here’s Johnny from Ride to give you the low down on pads, springs, callipers and fluid. Step One – Remove the wheel Yes, it’s possible to

  • Council calls off a month's meetings

    BOURNEMOUTH council has been condemned for cancelling a month’s worth of meetings “to enable councillors to concentrate on the election”. Some veteran councillors have voiced their astonishment that members will not be at committee meetings while still

  • Cherries: Dad Pugh dedicates goal to baby Halle

    PROUD father Marc Pugh dedicated to his new daughter his opening goal for Cherries against Charlton. Pugh’s close-range header quickly cancelled out Scott Wagstaff’s first-half goal for the Addicks during the 2-2 draw at Dean Court on Saturday. Leading

  • FA Vase: Whitley Bay boss praises Poole's endeavour

    BOSS Ian Chandler credited Poole Town with stifling his Whitley Bay side and admitted the holders needed to up their game for the second leg. Chandler, a Vase winner as a player, has guided Bay to the trophy for the past two seasons. His men emerged

  • Cherries: We were robbed claim management duo

    STEVE Fletcher and Lee Bradbury both felt referee Mark Haywood had been culpable as promotion-chasing Cherries were robbed of a potentially-priceless victory. The West Yorkshire-based official, making his first visit to Dean Court, had a day to forget

  • Cherries: How the tables have turned on Charlton

    A WANT-AWAY full-back who slapped in a transfer request on Wednesday and a goalkeeper who was suspended for two weeks until Thursday for alleged breaches of discipline and a poor attitude to training. Both start. Both turn in commanding

  • FA Vase: Holders relieved to topple Preston and Co

    IT remains to be seen whether this proves to be the catalyst for the biggest missed opportunity of their footballing careers. But if Poole Town’s players end up looking back on their FA Vase campaign with regret rather than joy, they will not have to

  • Cherries: Bradbury praises Wiggins and Stewart

    BOSS Lee Bradbury singled out for special praise Rhoys Wiggins and Jon Stewart after the pair had both put testing times behind them to make valuable contributions to Cherries’ draw with Charlton. Defender Wiggins, fully recovered from a

  • FA Vase: Dolphins down but not out says skip

    CONFIDENT captain Carl Poore insisted Poole Town’s FA Vase dream was still alive after Dolphins suffered a miserable first-leg finale. Two late goals from holders Whitley Bay handed them a 2-1 advantage following a dramatic semi-final clash at Tatnam

  • Speedway: Davey defends Dobrucki's stance

    DAVEY Watt has been quick to jump to Rafal Dobrucki’s defence over claims from some Pirates supporters that the Pole never wanted to ride for the club. Dobrucki has lost his Poole Castle Cover team berth after promoter Matt Ford labelled the Pole’s position

  • Cherries: Addicks keeper's 'stamp' claim

    CHARLTON goalkeeper Rob Elliot claimed he was stamped on by an unnamed Cherries player during Saturday’s incident-packed 2-2 draw at Dean Court. Elliot pulled off a string of fine saves to thwart Cherries, his exploits during five frantic minutes of


    AMY EDMONDS Happy 18th Birthday Good luck at Plymouth Uni We are so proud of you! Lots of love Mum and Dad woof woof from Abbie & Charlie XX


    PERRY-CLEWETT MAURICE Passed away peacefully after a long and bravely borne illness on Thursday 24th March 2011, aged 85 years. Loving husband to his dear wife Evelyn and wonderful Dad to Christine and Son In Law Brian. A dear Gramps to Clare, Trevor


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    HOBBS JACK Remembering my husband, loved and missed always, Eileen.


    HOBBS JACK Remembering a much loved dad and grandad, Lynda, Ken, Sarah and Lee.


    WILLIAM ODDY HAPPY 80TH BIRTHDAY Lots of love from daughter Debbie, Jamie, grand-daughters Catherine and Sarah and all the family. X X X


    AMY EDMONDS Congratulations on your 18th Birthday Love Grandma Joy, Jill, Paul, Jane, Nigel and Amelia xx


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    MILLY COOPER Have a wonderful 80th birthday mum. Love from Tommy, Tracey, Jimmy, Susan, Topsy, Michael, Pauline, Sharon and all the grand-children X X