• Caitlin Marsh: 'I don't want to sit around and feel sad'

    IT’S difficult to say for sure because I never knew her, but there seems to be a lot of her mother in Caitlin Marsh. She is feisty, she has a wicked sense of humour, is fiercely independent and knows her own mind. She is determined to

  • Christchurch club to host talent show for travellers

    A TALENT show for travellers is to come to Christchurch tomorrow for one of its regional heats. Travellers Got Talent will take place at East Christchurch Social Club in Grange Road from 11.30am to showcase talented entertainers from the British

  • DJ Chris Evans goes ape for his magnificent seven

    RADIO DJ and Ferrari enthusiast Chris Evans drove some Italian flair into the heart of Daily Echo country yesterday. The multi-millionaire, whose love of the machines is legendary, was at the head of a convoy which left Italian sports car enthusiasts

  • Tom Hanks: 'I still can't wait to get up every day and act'

    If Hollywood star Tom Hanks chose to run for president you feel it’s a role he could pull off. He’s a bright guy for one thing, hugely likeable and has long since got used to keep exalted company, be it major movie figures like his friend Steven Spielberg

  • Make way for Tesco store or be demolished, pub told

    A DEVELOPER has submitted long-awaited plans for a Tesco in Bournemouth, giving a pub manager until Christmas Day before his business is bulldozed. Hampton Hill Richmond is acting for the supermarket giant over the land around dilapidated shops

  • Passengers wait five hours in ‘searing heat’

    PASSENGERS returning to Bournemouth from a holiday hotspot endured a five-hour delay and had to be ferried by bus just 50 feet to another plane. The problems began when a mechanical issue with one of the Ryanair plane’s flaps developed on last Wednesday

  • Your weekly film round-up (July 1)

    LOVE a good action-packed summer blockbuster? If so, you’ve probably been eagerly awaiting the new Transformers film. The third instalment, Dark Side of the Moon, is the first of the series to be screened in 3D and IMAX 3D. Megan Fox

  • Did you spot the tsunami?

    THERE were no reports of Dorset rivers changing direction, fish leaping out of the water or hair standing on end due to static, despite an underwater landslide causing a “mild tsunami” along the South West coast. The unusual tidal surge struck the Cornwall

  • Penultimate Scott & Bailey episode was a real shocker

    EVERY crime show needs a cliff hanger. And so it came to pass that the penultimate episode of Scott & Bailey (Sunday, ITV) saw DC Janet Scott fighting for her life in hospital. Although, given her name is in the title, and she’s the brighter of 21st

  • How will Wills and Kate fare in Canada?

    THE William-and-Kate-o-meter hasn’t been invented yet. But that may all have to change as Britain’s biggest brand touched down in Canada yesterday for its North America Tour. So what will be hot and what not from this first royal outing for Team

  • The Larderhouse is full of good things

    BEING a Southbourne resident, I was keen to check out the newest eatery down my local high street. The Larder House has recently opened its doors and it seems apparent that business is booming for the little venue at No.4. ‘Artisan foods and fine moods

  • Probe launched into unexplained death

    AN investigation has been launched following “an unexplained death” in the Ensbury Park area of Bournemouth. Police were alerted by Dorset Ambulance Service at 9.19 am yesterday after a woman’s body was found in a residential property on Doveshill

  • Dismay at residents’ wind farm support

    I WAS dismayed to read that the proposed wind farm off the Dorset coast is supported by Bournemouth residents. This is a distorted view if I am rightly informed that only one thousand residents were polled. Although I now live in Weymouth, I was born

  • Greeks must regret joining the EU

    HOW the Greeks must rue the day that they joined the European Union. Belonging to this exclusive club was supposed to have improved their lot. Now they are reduced to sitting up and begging to their EU paymasters and the IMF. While Greece sinks, failed

  • No need for a cycling ban

    PHILIP Whitelegg calls for a ban on promenade cycling (‘The era of cycling should be ended’, June 29) after reading of the most serious accident we have had along there in over 10 years reported by S Kelly (‘Ban bikes from our busy promenade’,

  • Vulnerable never used in politics

    REFERENCE the letter dated June 25 from Councillor Anne Rey, I would like to thank her for her work in many areas thus far. I do not propose to discuss individual cases and would like to remind Cllr Rey that supporting our most vulnerable people and

  • Idle union leaders must do something

    AFTER a decade under socialism, the public services did rather well – caught up any private sector benefits, and now want to continue to be “top of the class”. Can’t blame the union leaders for stoking up feelings. They have to protect their own nice

  • Nothing wrong with a gift of cash

    FAITH Eckersall’s piece today about wedding gift lists was both interesting and amusing. One was reminded of that old chestnut about the hideous pair of socks and matching tie which circulated around a family each Christmas only to land up, eventually

  • Take a leaf out of German service

    I BOUGHT from a boot sale a very old pair of garden loppers for £2 and took them proudly home. When I came to use them for the first time, I found that a vital part was broken and they were useless. Not downhearted, I went round a number of local garden

  • How about cycling facts and figures?

    P. HORNBY’S interesting letter in the Echo (June 28) asserts that we cyclists are to blame for many of the “problems” and that 80 per cent of us do not have lights and 90 per cent of us do not know what a red light is. As all assertions need evidence

  • Upper House should be moredemocratic

    THE number of peers in the House of Lords is now nearly 800. Shouldn’t the Upper House reflect the voters in this country? The more than 900,000 votes UKIP received in the last election, and the 2.5 million votes gained in the 2009 European elections

  • Probe launched after blaze at manor house

    AN investigation is underway after fire ripped through a New Forest manor house once owned by a celebrated artist. More than 60 firefighters were called to Fryern Court near Fordingbridge, the former home of painter Augustus John, at around 3.30am on

  • Heather Barnett's sister tells of family's sadness and anger

    In her statement, Heather’s sister Denise Le Voir wrote: “We had all looked forward to life getting a bit easier for Heather as the children entered their teens and left her more time for visits and activities away from home. “The major

  • The Importance of Being Earnest

    FULL marks to Wimborne Drama for a faultless summer evening’s entertainment, bringing a classic Oscar Wilde play to life. The audience arrived early to take full advantage of the picturesque Deans Court setting to arrange their deck chairs, picnic

  • Pension strikes: teachers join the big walk-out

    MORE than a thousand fed-up teachers across Dorset and Hampshire struck, marched or joined picket lines in a national walkout in protest against proposed changes to pensions yesterday. Elated union leaders called the response from Dorset’s

  • Pootling Around The Garden

    Saturday took me away to London for a conference, hot and noisy, so when I returned on Sunday afternoon, after forty winks on the settee I was out in the garden, just sitting and looking at my vegetables. All I could hear was the sound of birds in

  • Man and dog rescued from Lymington pub fire

    A MAN and his dog were rescued from a burning New Forest pub early today. Firefighters from across the area dashed to the Tollhouse pub – formerly known as the Monkey House – in Southampton Road, Lymington. Crews from Brockenhurst, Lymington

  • Woman rescued from yacht in Poole Harbour

    A LADY on board a yacht was rescued by the coastguard and Poole RNLI lifeboat crew after she fell ill on board in the early hours of this morning. The yacht had run aground in Shipstal Point in Poole Harbour when the lady was reported unwell

  • Scott set for Bournemouth performance

    REIGNING champions Bournemouth have drafted in teenager Ryan Scott – son of Middlesex head coach Richard – for their meeting with lowly Andover. The 16-year-old is one of three enforced changes for the Lions, who are without captain Simon Watkins, regular

  • Cherries: Bradbury ready to let Gregory off the leash

    BOSS Lee Bradbury hailed Steven Gregory’s Cherries credentials and vowed to let him loose in League One. Cherries yesterday completed the signing of the AFC Wimbledon midfielder for an undisclosed fee, understood to be in the region of £55,000

  • Cherries: Mitchell relieved to see an end to Wiggins saga

    EDDIE Mitchell admitted he was relieved to see Rhoys Wiggins’s transfer saga finally come to an end. Wiggins last night joined Cherries’ League One rivals Charlton Athletic on a three-year deal – six months after handing in a transfer request at Dean

  • Miaow-zat as Linge goes wild with Wheeler

    ERIC Linge was like the cat that got the cream after he and New Milton club-mate Dave Wheeler had shredded the Southern Premier League record books. Linge and Wheeler shared a 247-run third-wicket stand – the highest in the 11-year history of the competition


    CONGRATULATIONS Kerry and John Dulling (Macdonald) on the birth of your lovely daughter Amber born 15/6/11 weighing 7lb 8oz. Lots of love Mum, Dad, Tracey, Archer Harrison and Nan x


    SCOTT ELIZABETH MARION Passed away peacefully in Poole Hospital on Friday 17th June, aged 94 years. Wife of the late Walter and mother to Geoffrey and Michael. Grandma to Jacqui, Sarah, Kerri and Tim and Great Grandma to James. Elizabeth will


    SIVILLS MARY Remembering a very special Mum on her Birthday today - and always. Lots of love from all the family x x


    *CAYDE* PALMER GREENSLADE Footprints may disappear Your cheeky smile and love will never leave us Miss and love you always Grandad, Nanny Pat and family X X X


    WOODFORD MARGARET Recently widowed wife of Vernon, died peacefully on 24th June in Poole Hospital aged 85. Having bravely borne illness for several years with great grace, dignity and a lovely smile. She was adored by her family and will be greatly missed

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    CAYDE PALMER GREENSLADE My Mum says we are so alike, chatter, chatter, chatter. I wish I could have met you, we could natter, natter, natter. Love you to the stars and back Uncle Cayde from your little Niece Ella-May xxx

  • CAYDE greenslade

    CAYDE PALMER GREENSLADE Another year passes but we never stop thinking of you, today and always your'e in our thoughts and dreams. Until we meet again, sleep tight our special one. Forever love Calli, Karen and Alan. xxxx


    MITCHELL EVELYN ROSE Peacefully on 26th June aged 89. Devoted and much loved Wife to Roy (deceased) and Mother to Charles, Paul, Brian, John and David. Adored Grandmother and Great Grandmother. Funeral Service at St Thomas More Church, Iford on Monday

  • Russell & Rachel Noke & Powell

    RUSSELL NOKE & RACHEL POWELL Congratulations on your Wedding Day. Lots of love, luck & happiness. From Mom, Dad, Alan, Jane, Christopher & Joshua xxx


    WHEATLEY BRIAN ERNEST Peacefully on June 24th 2011 at his home surrounded by his family after a brave illness bravely borne, aged 73 years. Beloved Husband of Edith, loving Father of Alison, Paul and Peter and to Colin, Dawn and Mandy and cherished Grandad

  • Barrie Rice

    BARRIE RICE 1.7.1939 - 2.2.2011 Today would have been your birthday. We love and miss you so much. Love from Joy, children and six grandchildren. X X


    BENNETT GEORGE Valerie and Paul wish to thank everyone for the lovely cards and donations received for the British Heart Foundation totalling £455.00.


    RICKMAN KENNETH WILLIAM (Ken) Suddenly on 24th June 2011 aged 66 years. Darling husband of Jude, wonderful Dad of Paul, Julie and Tina, also father-in-law of Theresa, David and Robin, and a much loved Grandad and Great-Grandad. Will be sadly

  • Alan Wheeler

    WHEELER ALAN Passed away peacefully on 18th June 2011, at Bournemouth Hospital, aged 72 years. A much loved Dad to Debbie and Kevin, and cherished Grandad to Alex and Cameron, who will be greatly missed. Funeral Service at Bournemouth Crematorium on


    RIGLER MAX Following the sad loss of Max, Shirley and family would like to express their thanks to everyone for their support, many messages of sympathy and donations to the Wessex Autistic Society.


    PRICE WALLY On 24th June 2011, aged 91 years. Former Dunkirk Veteran. The dearest father of Brenda, Martin and Rosemary and to Keith, Kath and Martin. A much loved grandad, great grandad and brother who will be sadly missed by all of his family


    HENDERSON TERRY Passed away suddenly on 16th June 2011, whilst on holiday in Corfu, aged 60 years. Beloved Husband of Jeannette, dearly loved Dad of Janine, Kirsty, Drew, Louise and the late Sandy. Also a loving Pops to Leon and Beau. Funeral Service


    CAYDE PALMER GREENSLADE We look back upon our lives and see endless love and fun Your smile your laugh your love your cheek Our very special Son You touched our lives in many ways Your love has got us through The people that we are today is mainly


    * CAYDE * There is a brilliance in the sky A glow upon the land Starshine follows in your wake And love will hold our hands Your Nan Best mate Woody and all your many fans X X X X


    DANIEL MILLS Congratulations on your promotion Lance Bombadier 32nd Regiment Royal Artillery We are SO proud of you Love Sarah, Jenny-Ann, Dave, Stephen, Timothy, Elizabeth, Ianthe, Elodie, Matthew, Chelsea, Ian, Addison, Rosemary, Dad and Mum xx

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    McGUFFIE ERIC Aged 79 years. Peacefully on 27th June 2011 at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital. Beloved Husband of the late Mavis. Loving Dad of Fiona and Michelle. Dear Grandad of Samantha and Tom, Bradley, Stevie and Daniel. Funeral Service at the Bournemouth


    CARLA HOLMES Happy Birthday to a wonderful, caring and lovely Daughter. Love you. Milly Bubbles. Mum, Dad, Nan and Cal x x x x


    EDWARDS (nee WOODING) ANNE KATHERINE Aged 67, died after a short illness on 25th June 2011. Beloved wife of Brian, dearly loved sister of Neil and Rita, Noreen and the late Bob. Dearest Auntie and Great Auntie to all her nieces and nephews. Funeral to


    SMITH HELENE ROSA Peacefully on 24th June at Ormonde Nursing Home, aged 82 years. Dearly beloved Wife, Mother and Grandmother. Helene will be sadly missed by us all but so fondly remembered. Funeral Service to be held on Friday 8th July at Kinson


    RUSHANT JEAN MARY (nee Adams) Jean Mary aged 82, sister of Audrey Botting passed away peacefully after a short illness on Saturday 18th June 2011. Funeral Service to be held at St Marks Church Highcliffe on Friday 1st July at 2.30pm. Donations to benefit


    BLAIR RICHARD WILLIAM Sadly passed away on 25th June 2011, aged 24 years. He will be very sadly missed by all his family and many friends. Funeral Service at Lady St Mary Church, Wareham on Friday 8th July at 1.30pm followed by cremation at Poole. Flowers


    SORENSEN PEARL Died peacefully on Tuesday 28th June 2011, aged 86 years. Now reunited with her beloved husband Fred. She will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Her Funeral Service will be held at Poole Crematorium on Monday 11th July


    HOWLETT BERYL Passed away peacefully on 28th June 2011, aged 78 years. Beloved Wife of Jack, much loved Mum of Gary and Lindsay and Mother-in-Law to Susan and Steve and a devoted Grandma. Sadly missed by all her family and friends. Service Bournemouth