• Match Cup Sweden

    A year ago Annie, Kate and I were here in Marstrand ready for our first event together as a team and now were back and looking forward to another Match Cup Sweden. Marstrand is a stunning venue with a really natural arena for match racing. We

  • Matt makes the opposition go 'pop'

    STAND-in skipper Simon Ridley raised a glass to Matty Metcalfe after revealing the secret to his success – a can of diet cola. Metcalfe was the toast of Bournemouth, starring with bat and ball as the champions recorded a tense 37-run win over bottom-placed

  • Southbourne win again to maintain top place

    A DIVISION leaders Southbourne cruised to a 4-2 (58-31) win at Poole Park, with Carol Bridger, Liz Messer, Jan Dearling and Sue Dadson (39-7) hitting the day’s highest rink total and outscoring Poole’s Rosemary Spetch (24-19). Lymington stayed second

  • Alex keeps calm for Bourne

    SKIPPER Alex Kennedy held his nerve to pilot Bournemouth to a nail-biting two-wicket victory over Division Two rivals Paultons. Kennedy (29) remained undefeated as Bournemouth chased down Paultons’s modest 117, with Rob Morey (28) also making an important

  • Group sees red over Purple Haze scheme

    VERWOOD residents are upping their fight against plans to extract gravel from Moors Valley Country Park. More than 300 people squeezed into Verwood Memorial Hall for a recent public meeting against Hampshire County Council’s proposals to quarry

  • New shop cheers care home folk in Poole

    RESIDENTS at a Poole care home had very good reason to cheer at the opening of a new shop. The wooden store, which has been built in their Mitchell House care home, has been given the name Treats and Sweets. Poole’s town crier David Squires helped 92

  • More chances to pay for parking by phone

    BOURNEMOUTH council is preparing to extend its pay-by-phone parking service to more on-street spaces. Traders have welcomed plans to implement RingGo in 12 streets, as well as the car park in Westover Gardens, on Monday, July 4. The

  • 'We're riding for 950 miles... then taking on the Three Peaks!'

    IT’S a challenge with its fair share of ups and downs. But the 10 men cycling from Lands End to John O’Groats to raise money for the Steve Bernard Foundation are hoping it will be a smoother ride from now on. The group, including Tony Bernard and Jacques

  • Wessex Youth Orchestra, Lighthouse, Poole

    A 40th Birthday Spectacular perhaps, more than anything else, sums up the achievements of the Bournemouth and Poole College Centre for Young Musicians where over 1000 young people have enjoyed music making with the WYO. The public celebration at Saturday

  • My life in Libya

    IT began with a day out with friends to the Roman ruins at Leptis Magna. But on the way one of Adrienne Brady’s friends wound down the car window to take a photo of a burnt-out vehicle. Barely had the shutter clicked when an intelligence officer stopped

  • Support your local traders on 'Independents Day' in Dorset

    SUPPORT your local traders on July 4 – ‘Independent’s Day’. That’s the call from retailers in Dorset as they urge people to support a national campaign. The idea comes from the part Government-funded trade body Skillsmart Retail.