• Yarwood aims for 30 tries - and promotion

    FLYING winger Sam Yarwood admitted he would love to reach the magic 30-try milestone in league action in National Three South West this season. But after taking his tally to a Bournemouth club record 27 with a brace in their impressive 31-17 home win

  • Swans perform well against title chasers

    SWANS pushed title challenging Amersham & Chiltern all the way but ended up losing their South West One East clash 17-10. Phil Graves notched all Swanage & Wareham’s points by scoring a try, conversion and penalty as they were beaten on the road. Swans

  • Homeless man found eating in student flat

    STUDENTS have raised concerns about their safety after they found a homeless man eating food in their flat. He was found at a third floor flat in Purbeck House halls of residence on Bournemouth town centre’s Oxford Road. He followed a resident through

  • Bus grant cut could mean fares hike

    THE boss of a Bournemouth bus firm has spoken out against plans to cut government fuel subsidy amid warnings from some of the nation’s biggest operators that fares could rise. Derek Lott, the managing director of Yellow Buses, said it was too early to

  • Survey reveals the most littered brands in Poole

    TAKE a walk through Poole and it’s hard to ignore the discarded cigarette packets and fast food wrappers littering the streets. But exactly which brand of litter are you most likely to see? A survey by Keep Britain Tidy survey names

  • Mining talent: minerals firm sponsors art festival

    MINING company Imerys Minerals has been unveiled as one of the key sponsors of this year’s Purbeck Art Weeks Festival. The festival, running from May 21 until June 5, will feature the world famous Poole-born cellist Natalie Clein, and a wide range of

  • Police and students clash over Olympics accommodation plans

    THE police and students are pitted against each other over accommodation during the Olympics. Dorset Police asked about using a high quality student block in Poole for security staff during the sailing competition at Weymouth. They enquired

  • Man injured in 50ft cliff fall at Lulworth Cove

    A 20-year-old man is recovering in hospital following a 50ft fall down a cliff. The man was saved on Sunday in a joint operation involving the search and rescue helicopter, Lulworth and Wyke Regis coastguard rescue officers and staff at Dorset

  • Little Charlotte returns to US to keep her walking

    A FIVE-year-old girl from Dorset has flown back to the USA with her parents for more surgery to keep her walking. Charlotte Wakefield, who has cerebral palsy, first travelled to St Louis, Missouri, in 2009 to undergo a major operation called

  • Here comes the summer, but it might be wet...

    IT might officially be summer – but Britain faces a “brolly and sunblock” washout before a dazzling August, according to weather forecasters. Meterologists at Positive Weather Solutions predict there will be a mixed bag of good and bad weather

  • It's a right Cockney knees-up with Chas and Dave

    IT'S been the perfect rock Cockney partnership for over 40 years. But while Charles Hodges is intending to continue with his own band, Dave Peacock says he’s hanging up his hat for good, making this tour of those inimitable London likely lads,

  • Roasted Tomato Soup with Rarebit Toasts

    Roasted Tomato Soup with Rarebit Toasts Serves 4 1kg Italian tomatoes, such as Roma, halved 2 small red onions, quartered 6 sprigs of fresh lemon thyme 1tsp sugar 1tsp sea salt 2 garlic cloves, sliced 2tsp olive oil 500ml vegetable stock Sea

  • Trusting them to put wildlife first

    It’s a stronghold for the rare red squirrel, birthplace of the Scout movement and one of the most iconic attractions in Dorset. Yet if it weren’t for the Dorset Wildlife Trust, which celebrates its fiftieth anniversary this week, Brownsea Island could

  • Ten Dorset restaurants celebrated in Trencherman's Guide

    TEN leading restaurants across Dorset have made it into the prestigious Trencherman’s Guide 2011/12, which was launched last week. Thanks to its panoramic views and “inspirational dishes”, the Captain’s Club in Christchurch was one of the county’s restaurants

  • Bryan Adams to play the BIC

    FANS are going to be running to the BIC for tickets with the announcement Canadian rocker Bryan Adams is set to play there later this year. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of his triple-platinum selling album Waking Up The Neighbours, the tour includes

  • Classical music star Alfie Boe heading to BIC

    CLASSICAL music’s man of the moment, Alfie Boe, is heading to the BIC Windsor Hall next year on January 21. The tenor’s Bring Him Home Tour is already selling fast, so fans should make sure they snap up the tickets that are on sale now. Bring Him

  • The Lighthouse is elitist

    I HAVE just received the latest brochure from The Lighthouse in Poole. I am bitterly disappointed by it. Yet again, for what could be the third or fourth year in a row, there is nothing at all music-wise for people who want a bit of pop or rock or indie

  • Scheme looks like a wedding cake

    I wonder if anyone who saw the Trevor Osborne Group’s exhibition of the proposed Pavilion development, or your photo of it in Friday’s Echo, thought the green, swirly concoction beside the Pavilion looked very much like a wedding cake! If so, do they

  • Proposals are the town’s initiative

    IF A churchyard is closed for burials (‘Don’t give our cash to wealthy C of E’), the PCC can request the local authority to take over the maintenance, such as happened at St Peter’s, Bournemouth about 40 years ago. So, the proposed improvements at St

  • Nuclear power is like eggs in a drier

    SINCE the horrific scenes of the earthquake in Japan hit the headlines we have been bombarded by “experts” on nuclear power. Internationally, politicians, including the UK, will now be reviewing all plans to provide their countries with this form of

  • Build housing, not a Twin Sails Bridge

    IT'S disgusting. 4,045 applicants on the waiting list, no council houses built since 2004 and only 40 are expected in 2012/13. Help and advice won’t house a family desperate to be housed because they are unable to buy or rent. Yet Poole Council can find

  • Testing times, but trouble’s coming

    WELL, they haven’t found anyone who is against them yet, so what is the hold-up with introducing the pioneering speed cameras along Springdale Road in Broadstone? The Home Office has yet to approve the state-of-the-art ‘average speed’ cameras

  • Children need adult guidance

    THE daffodil farrago just will not go away. Although some people appear to think that it was all harmless innocent fun, has anyone realised that the kids took something that did not belong to them? In most books this is called stealing. Children are

  • Good service ensures loyalty

    Following on from the remarks of Mr B H Green (Have Your Say) regarding customer service, one finds that communicating with most of the large conglomerates is often very simple with good service if you want to spend some money. However, when it comes

  • Church is under council’s control

    I’M sorry to disappoint your correspondent Russell Mercer, but St Peter’s Churchyard has been in the care of Bournemouth Council since 1971. The church council at that time had an appeal amounting to about £5,000 in order to clear up and tidy the several

  • Knock two storeys off Imax building

    IF ONLY the Imax Building had a more attractive rear end, perhaps a good deal of the public dislike of it might be allayed. From the Bath Hill approach, it’s the windowless, warehouse-like monolithic blankness which I find unappealing. It’s like Bournemouth

  • Good news: the kite festival is back

    I HAVE some good news for Rayna Phillips (Why has the Council cancelled Kite Day?). I attended a meeting where the re-introduction of a Kite Festival at Hengistbury Head was agreed and provisionally booked for Sunday, September 19 (and possibly also

  • Mouchel to take over parking enforcement in Bournemouth?

    PRIVATE parking wardens could take to the streets of Bournemouth in a bid to raise more money from handing out tickets. The borough council is poised to outsource its parking enforcement to a contractor which would be expected to bring in more

  • Mouchel:"We're not going bust"

    “WE’RE not going bust”. That was the message from a boss at Bournemouth Borough Council’s outsourcing partner, Mouchel, when he addressed a business breakfast meeting at the BIC. Tony Williams told those at the Bournemouth and Poole councils

  • Cash strapped clubbers smuggling drinks into Rubyz

    CASH-strapped clubbers caught smuggling alcohol into licensed premises in Bournemouth could face being searched and barred from one late-night venue. That’s the warning from Rubyz cabaret restaurant operator Nick King, a local councillor, who

  • Poole Town: Preston still has hopes of the pro game

    RELEASED by Cherries almost two years ago, Carl Preston could have been forgiven for thinking his chance on the big stage had disappeared. After making two first-team appearances as a 17-year-old, the wide man looked set for a promising Dean Court career

  • Fletcher: Lovell's return is like a dream for side

    ASSISTANT boss Steve Fletcher is convinced fellow frontman Steve Lovell can be a massive asset for Cherries as the race for a Championship place gathers pace. The injury-plagued striker is set to step up his bid for full fitness in a friendly against

  • Speedway: Doyle inspires Pirates to away triumph

    JASON Doyle celebrated his last-gasp call-up into Pirates’ team with a sensational match-winning performance at Birmingham in the Elite League last night. The Aussie ace arrived in Britain earlier this month without a team. But he was brought in as

  • 'We failed nature and must never let it happen again'

    AN ambitious 10-year campaign to safeguard wildlife has been launched by the RSPB following the failure to meet a global target. In Dorset it will ensure the best possible effort is targeted at the region’s most vulnerable species. Stepping Up for Nature

  • Cherries: Lovell excited by comeback

    STEVE Lovell admits he is desperate to play his part for Cherries as he edges closer to full fitness. The experienced frontman was among Lee Bradbury’s substitutes when Cherries drew 2-2 against Charlton Athletic on Saturday. It was


    HANNAH BEESTON HAPPY 18TH BIRTHDAY With lots of love Nan, Auntie Ali, Uncle Steve and Matthew X X X X


    ROBERT LUCAS 40 Today Happy Birthday Love from Mum, Dad and Kelly. Enjoy your trip to Whitley Bay to see Poole Town

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    SAM DAVIS Happy 18th Birthday. Love Mum, Dad, Chelsea and Oliver. X X X X

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    WATTS VIOLET OLWEN In loving memory of a dear Wife, Mother and Nan who passed away two years ago today. Always in our thoughts and hearts, your loving husband Gordon, daughters Janet, Lynda, Sheila and Karen and all the grandchildren x x x


    MARGARET HOUSE (nee DARBY) HAPPY 90th BIRTHDAY To a wonderful Mum, Nan and Great Grandma Wishing you love, health and happiness From all the family X X X


    MORRELL THOMAS WILLIAM Peacefully on March 23rd 2011 in a local Nursing Home, aged 96 years. Dear Father of Pam, Tom, Michael, Leslie, Brian, Sara and the late John. 'His wonderful character and sense of humour will be sadly missed'. Funeral Service


    SHARP LESLIE ERIC (Les) Passed away peacefully on 23rd March 2011 at the Nightingale Nursing Home, aged 82 years. Beloved husband of the late Joyce, much loved father of Carolyn and father in law to Geoff. Funeral Service at Bournemouth Crematorium


    ELSIE O'DONNELL In the early morning 12 months ago today, you gently spread your wings and quietly flew away. Miss you Mum. Always in our hearts & thoughts. Love Maureen, Del and Nathan xxx.


    SCOTT We've cried a million tears, we miss you more than words can say, if we could have a wish, it would be to have you back again. Love Mum, Kirsty, Ricky and families.


    GORDON BRIGGS 29/03/2008 In loving memory of a wonderful Husband, Dad, Grandad, Son, Brother and Uncle. Much love from us all.


    McCLUMPHA DELLA A Special Mum and Nan who was so very dear. We miss you and think of you every day and in our hearts you will always stay. Forever in our thoughts. Love Simon, Janet, Matthew and Laura. X X X X


    MILES (nee SINGLETON) AUDREY Aged 83 years, passed away after a short illness on 25th March 2011. Beloved wife of Ralph, treasured mother to Roland and Christopher, grandmother to Nina and Stephanie. Great grandmother to Bradley. The funeral service

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    ALLEN (nee STONE) CAROL Taken from us so suddenly on 23rd march 2011, aged 60 years. A beloved wife to Richard, a loving mum to Thomas, Rachel, Kimberley and a devoted nanny to Chloe, Megan, Kaitlyn and Gracie. Funeral Service will take place on Tuesday

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    MILLER WILLIAM (Known as Jeffery) Peacefully at Hatfield Nursing Home, Hertfordshire, on Wednesday 23rd March 2011, aged 89 years. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Funeral to take place at Poole Crematorium on Friday 1st April at


    CLARK FREDA Aged 91 years. Passed away peacefully at Royal Bournemouth Hospital on Tuesday 22nd March 2011. She will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral Service at St Mary's Church, Ferndown on Thursday March 31st at 12 noon. Family


    DIXON ALICE M.E. Died peacefully on 25th March, 2011, aged 99. A life well spent. Dear Mum, sadly missed by Janis, Jeffrey, Joel and John and families. Funeral to be held at Poole Crematorium at 2.00 p.m. on 4th April, 2011.


    CALVERT KAY On 23rd March 2011 peacefully at the Wimborne Care Home, aged 92 years. Wife of the late Dick. She will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral Service at Poole Crematorium on Thursday, 7th April at 1.30pm. Family flowers


    REVELL K.A.J. (Audrey) Passed away 24th March 2011 at home, aged 94 years. Wife of the late Frank, Mother of the late Tony and Nigel, much loved Mother of Janet, John, Chris, Steve and her Daughter-in-Laws, Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren


    AMENDED NOTICE WHIFFEN (Nee BILES) VALERIE JEAN Passed away peacefully on Friday 18th March 2011, aged 69 years. Wife of Mike, Mother of Claire, Karen and Michael, Mother in Law to Martyn and Glyn. The Funeral Service to be held at Poole Crematorium


    WALTERS ENID Passed away peacefully on March 25th aged 80 years. Much loved wife of Peter. She will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral Service to be held at Poole Crematorium on Tuesday April 5th at 1.30 pm. Family flowers only please


    BEESTON HANNAH MARGARET AKA "Moody Margaret" Happy 18th Birthday on 29th March You weren't always "GRUMPY" ! All our love Mum, Dad and Rebecca X X X