• Thousands expected at Bournemouth Sky Ride

    BOURNEMOUTH is staging a free ‘Sky Ride’ for a predicted 5,000 to 7,000 people through the town centre on July 24. The event has been organised with Sky and British Cycling and similar events have been staged around the country. They are mass participation

  • Disabled youngsters get a sporting chance

    THERE was a taste of Italian passion and English pedigree for Poole’s Victoria Education Centre and Sports College students. Pupils, who were taking part in a series of exciting Sports Week events, got the chance to get up close and personal

  • ‘Save our town police station’

    WE will fight for our police station. That’s the pledge from Wimborne Town councillors shocked by a threat to their station’s counter service. The two staff who run the counter have been told their jobs are at risk under the review, which could see

  • Cyclops the lobster gets into the spirit of Wimbledon

    AS TENNIS fever grips the nation Andy Murray’s latest fan will be keeping one eye on Wimbledon from his new home as he works on his powerful forehand. Cyclops, a 40cm, one-eyed common lobster, who was found washed-up and injured on Bournemouth

  • Boscombe reef firm wins USA contract

    CONTRACTOR ASR still has not agreed details of its return to work on the crippled Boscombe Surf Reef – but has won a new contract to design a reef in America. The firm will design a “multi-purpose reef” off Ventura City in Southern California to protect

  • Lying for a good cause

    A FLASH mob of around 80 to 100 people staged a sudden sleep-in on Bournemouth square. They lay down – some in pyjamas – for five minutes to raise awareness of St Paul’s Nightshelter, which helps 500 individuals a year. Curious shoppers

  • Watch the trailer for War Horse

    THE best-selling children's book and award-winning play, War Horse, is coming to the big screen - and a trailer has just trotted its way onto the internet. Michael Morpurgo’s epic adventure is directed by Steven Spielberg and intended

  • Restivo victim is finally laid to rest

    THE family of an Italian schoolgirl murdered by the man who killed Bournemouth mum Heather Barnett will finally lay their daughter to rest today in the knowledge he will never be free. Jailing Danilo Restivo, 39, of Chatsworth Road, Charminster, on Thursday

  • Why white’s making a comeback

    DON’T be fooled by all those fashion rag proclamations that colour blocking’s where it’s at or even, God help us, the horror that is ‘porange’ – wearing purple and orange together, a la Cheryl Cole’s disastrous debut in the US. Because the real story

  • Cook up a Fishy Fishy feast at home

    DERMOT O’Leary and friends James Ginzler and Paul Shovlin have published their debut cook book, inspired by their two Fishy Fishy seafood brasseries – one of which is in Poole. The Fishy Fishy cookbook follows the success of the sustainable fish restaurants

  • Gay bishops are set for approval

    THE Church of England is set to approve the appointment of gay bishops, providing that they are celibate. Following years of controversy and debate, in an attempt to clarify its policy, the church published its legal advice on the issue on Monday

  • Let’s get dancing

    I WOULD like to respond to the recent letter ‘Let’s see dancing in the ballroom again’. The Pavilion Ballroom hosts more than 140 ballroom, ceroc, ballet, salsa, contemporary, samba and disco dance events spread over the course of a year. The Pavilion

  • It’s not blooming flowery enough

    WIMBORNE, Westbourne and Wareham look beautiful with the flowers decorating the towns. It is a pleasure to walk or drive through and the residents should be very proud of what they have done. Sadly, I live in Poole and it is dull. Not one hanging basket

  • Thanks for helping out Animal Aid

    ANIMAL Aid would like to thank the people of Boscombe for their generosity in raising £99.51 at a street collection on Saturday, June 18. The money will help fund our peaceful campaigns and our important educational work on all aspects of animal cruelty

  • Very disappointed by town centre trip

    I MADE a rare journey to Bournemouth town centre and what a disappointment it must be to visitors to our area with very little of quality to the discerning. I used to enjoy the annual exhibition of art in Westover Gardens but there were hardly any exhibitors

  • Three storey trips aren’t a good idea

    NEW pay machines have been installed by Poole Council in the Lighthouse car park in Seldown Lane. These are located on the ground floor near the exit. Having obtained your ticket, you must return to your car in order to display it, even if your car is

  • Public service cuts aren’t a great idea

    I DON’T think these cutbacks in public services are a good idea. It takes ages to get a reply from them. Just this week HMRC have not calculated my wife’s tax return. I fill it in for her every year because she always gets a tax rebate. Recently she

  • Man and his dog saved from fire

    A 29-YEAR-OLD man was last night being held by police after a man and his dog were rescued from a burning New Forest pub Five people were inside the Tollhouse pub – formerly known as the Monkey House – in Southampton Road, Lymington, when it went up

  • Remember an inspirational teacher?

    EDUCATION Secretary Michael Gove, answering questions in the Commons about the teachers’ strike, sounded, according to the impish columnist Quentin Letts, like ‘a dowager just goosed’. I wish I’d written that. It would have made Lord Simon Stuart proud

  • Minority of cyclists only are to blame

    HERE we go again. Philip Whitelegg attacks the cycling on the Promenade. Since being introduced more than 10 years ago, this facility has been a massive and growing success. The opportunity for cyclists and families to travel from Sandbanks to Christchurch

  • Let’s help South Sudan get started

    WE’RE about to witness a historic event. On July 9, Africa’s newest country, the Republic of South Sudan, will be born. It is an extraordinary moment for the people of South Sudan who, after years of conflict, have secured the right to form a country

  • Maybe you will change your mind

    FURTHER to ‘On-Line’ Dorset-girl, saying (Echo June 13) cheques are on the way out and old people will just have to live with it, campaigning all they like will not make any difference. Perhaps she might think differently when she is old and money being

  • Cherries: Mitchell delighted with Lokomotiv coup

    CHAIRMAN Eddie Mitchell has hailed as a “great coup” the impending arrival of two-times Russian champions Lokomotiv Moscow to Dean Court. Cherries could get a chance to pit their wits against the Russian giants during the £150,000 EC Group Cup at Dean

  • Cherries: Mitchell could cash in on Jalal

    EDDIE Mitchell confessed he could have to cash in on unsettled Cherries keeper Shwan Jalal – or risk losing him for nothing next summer. Jalal has just a year left to run on his current Seward Stadium deal and told the Echo earlier this week

  • Bashley: Riley swoops for Magpie Green

    LIAM Green has become the latest senior player to leave Wimborne Town – with Bashley his likely destination. Boss Steve Riley confirmed Green was poised to link up with Bash for pre-season training after Magpies manager Steve Cuss revealed the midfielder


    COLIN MACLEOD 30.12.33 ~ 3.7.10 To my darling Colin. You were everything in life to me. My Husband and my friend. And although you had to leave me, our love will never end. But one day we will meet again. Don't worry love I'll wait, just promise


    DAVID HASSELL DAVE Congratulations on your 40th Birthday Love and best wishes Dad X X X


    In Loving Memory of KENNETH PATRICK FELLOWES 10-07-26 ~ 18-06-11 Beloved husband of Eleanor and devoted father of Jonathan and Andrew All enquiries to Tapper Funeral Service, Tel: 01202 694449

  • Les & Rita Mowlam

    MOWLAM LES AND RITA. Thinking of you both today on your 65th Wedding Anniversary. We love and miss you both so much. Lots of love from Janet, Brian & families.XXX


    THOMAS JOSH Passed away peacefully at Torbay Hospital on Monday 27th June aged 100 years. Dear step-dad of Margaret and Pat. A loving grandad and great grandad. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Funeral Service at Poole Crematorium on


    STOCKER DESMOND LEWIS 08/10/1926_24/06/2011. Passed away after a long illness. Husband of the late Hazel and late Patricia. Father of Ann and Lynn, Grandad and Great Grandad. Rest in Peace. Funeral, Wednesday 13th July at 10.30am, Bournemouth Crematorium


    HILL RONALD (Ron) Passed away peacefully at Poole Hospital on 30th June 2011, aged 89. Reunited with his beloved Wife Maisie. Much loved Father of Michael, Keith and to Val. A devoted Grandad to Selina, Tracey, Matthew and Joanna and he will be


    HARRY BATTEN Your memories are our keepsake with which we will never part, God has you in His keeping, we have you in our hearts. God Bless, love as always, Joy, Shirley, Lin and grandson Wayne X X X X


    MATTHEW LUKE SMITH Dr JULIE MOORE The Marriage took place at St Andrew's Church, Lulworth Castle Estate on Saturday 25th June 2011 between Matthew Luke Smith, youngest Son of Mr and Mrs David Smith of Ringwood and Dr Julie Moore, middle Daughter


    DEVON NORAH Died peacefully at her home on 29th June aged 96 years. Widow of Ron. Funeral Service to be held at Poole Crematorium on Thursday 7th July at 3.30pm. Family flowers only please but donations in her memory for the Alzheimers Society can be


    HOILE LESLEY SHELAGH On Monday 27th June 2011. Peacefully after a short illness at Poole Hospital. Dearly beloved wife of Bryan, dearest mother of Christopher and Georgina. Loving granny of Carys and Arwen. Sadly missed by family and friends. The treasured


    ELLIOTT ELSIE GERTRUDE Peacefully at Streets Meadow, Wimborne on 27th June 2011, aged 90. Service to be held at Poole Crematorium on Friday 8th July 2011 at 2.00pm. She will be missed by all of her loving friends. No flowers please, donations for 'PRAMA


    SHORTEN OLIVE Passed away peacefully on 25th June 2011, aged 91 years. Much loved and sadly missed. Service Bournemouth Crematorium on Thursday 14th July at 10.45am. No flowers by request please, if desired donations made payable to 'R.N.L.I.' may be


    KIRSTY WINZAR HAPPY 21ST BIRTHDAY Lots of love Mum, Dad, Kerry, Sean and baby Hayden x x x


    ANDREW GEAR No 1 Son. 1955-2008 ''Just a smile away'' Love Mum and Dad


    ANDY GEAR 1955-2008. ''Have I told you lately...'' Love Cathy.

  • pat cozens

    PAT COZENS 21.10.31 - 02.07.05 Like falling leaves the years pass by. But love and memories never die. Miss you Pitty. Love Derr.


    STEVE EVANS 28.06.54 ~ 02.07.10 One year ago today I think of you in silence and often speak your name. I hold you close within my heart and there you will remain. To walk with me throughout my life. Until we meet again. Missed beyond belief Loved

  • Sadie Miller

    SADIE MILLER 18 years old Always been cheeky. Have a great time tonight. Love Mum, Dad, Georgie and Macy. X X X


    TROTTER ALAN & MAUREEN 2nd July 2006 & 4th June 2005 Treasured memories of our parents, love always, Loraine, Andrew and families.


    DANIELLE & JAMES on your Wedding Day 2nd of July 2011 Wishing you Love, Laughter and Happiness as you go forward together. Enjoy your day. With all our love Mumsy, Dad, Stu, Russ, Fran and Olivia x x x


    DON ROBINSON Daddy, five years ago today you sadly passed away. I miss you so much and love you as much. The love and the memories you gave me can never be taken away. Love Linda, Ian and Sam X X X

  • Wendy Green

    WENDY GREEN 60 Today Have a great day Lots & lots of love Barry, Zoe, Stu, Dan, El and Cha XXX

  • Dave Hassell

    DAVE HASSELL is 40 today! Have a great day. Lots of love and kisses. Becky, Charlie and Lauren xxx


    ALLO JOHN Four years tomorrow since you left. So much missed by us all. Love from the family.


    STEVENS KENNETH EDWIN (Ken) Passed away peacefully on 29th June 2011 at Allenbrook Nursing Home, aged 84 years. Funeral Service to be held at Bournemouth Crematorium on Monday 11th July at 11.30am. No flowers by request please, but donations for Hampshire


    BOSTOCK (nee FORBES) PAMELA JANE Peacefully at home on 29th June 2011, aged 81 years. Much loved wife of Richard, a loving mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed. A service of thanksgiving for Pamela's life will be held at the Church Of The


    DICKIE DOWSETT 3.7.2011 Happy 80th Birthday to a loving husband, dad and grandad. From your wife Cynthia, son Gary, daughter Karen and your grandchildren Sandy, Alexandra, Nikolai, Romina, Hannah and Abi.


    GREGORY GRAHAM GEORGE Passed away peacefully in the Macmillan Unit at Christchurch Hospital, aged 62 years. Beloved husband of Sandra and a much loved father to the late Gavin Gregory. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered. Service at Poole &


    BETHANY CRISWICK 18 TODAY All our love, as always Mum, Dad, Portia, Honor and Flynn "I'm the leader" X X X