• House catches fire and produces giant smoke cloud

    FIREFIGHTERS from six stations across Dorset and Hampshire have scrambled to fight a fire at a house in Burton which would be seen from miles away.  Seven fire engines from six crews from Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Hampshire and Isle of Wight

  • Man, 48, to appear in court after boxing stadium 'assault'

    A MAN is due to appear at court accused of assaulting a man at a boxing match.  Several crowd fights broke out at the Vitality Stadium while it hosted the hugely successful boxing event involving Chris Billam-Smith on Saturday, May 27, 2023. 

  • WATCH: Audi destroyed by fire on A31

    AN AUDI was destroyed in a car fire on the A31 over the weekend.  The car was travelling westbound near Ringwood when it burst into flames and pulled over by the side of the road on Saturday evening, June 8.  Officials have said more than 10

  • Body found in supermarket toilets

    A BODY was found in a supermarket toilets.  Emergency services were called to Asda in West Quay Road, Poole on Saturday evening at around 8.15pm to reports of a man needing medical attention.  One woman who witnessed the incident said she saw

  • Five former Cherries involved as England win Soccer Aid 2024

    FIVE former Cherries were involved in Soccer Aid action at Stamford Bridge on Sunday evening, as footballing stars and celebrities came together to raise money for charity. Striker Jermain Defoe, defender Gary Cahill, midfielder Jack Wilshere,

  • 19ft boat beaches on Sandbanks beach

    A SMALL boat beached itself on the shores in Sandbanks.  Poole lifeboat station were called to the 19ft vessel that had become stuck in Sandbanks on Sunday afternoon, June 9.  Four people who were onboard had sent out a Mayday after taking

  • Bar could be subject to licence review months after opening

    A NEW bar in Highcliffe could be subject to a licensing review following concerns raised by the council. BCP Council Environmental Health has applied to BCP Council Licensing Authority to request a review of the premises licence in place at The

  • Anger at overgrown grass verges blocking road signs

    GRASS has been left overgrown across the conurbation – leading to some road signs being buried by nature.  Multiple road signs across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole are being obscured by greenery and some residents have been less than impressed

  • Estate agent appoints new senior manager

    ESTATE agent Goadsby has appointed a new senior management to its growing team.  The Holdenhurst Road-based firm has appointed Gary Gibbons as its senior property management surveyor.  Gary recently left his position at Surrey-based Curchods

  • Roadworks taking place across BCP this week

    THE following roadworks are being carried out within the BCP Council area by the council and various utility companies this week: Alford Road – junction with Glenferness Avenue: Temporary road closure on 3 July 2023 until 26 July 2024 during BCP

  • Pensioner refuses to back down over 'zealous' parking wardens

    A PENSIONER who believes he was wrongfully slapped with a parking fine has accused wardens and the council of “picking on people”.  Stanley Merran has a blue badge meaning he is allowed to park on double yellow lines, in a safe place, for up to

  • Middle school pupils take part in fun run for charity

    PUPILS at Broadstone Middle School took part in an annual fun run and raised £13,000.  In the last three years the event has collected more than £33,000 for the school and several charities.  The children taking part are challenged to complete

  • Vets could relocate to site of closing doctors' surgery

    A VETERINARY practice is planning to relocate to a closing doctors’ surgery near Christchurch. Priory Veterinary Group has earmarked Burton medical practice as a new site for its services. The vets currently operate from two linked houses in

  • LISTED: Senior BCP Council staff paid £1.4m last year

    ANNUAL accounts recently published by BCP Council have revealed exactly how much its most senior staff members are paid.  In total, the local authority’s 12 most senior listed members of staff were paid £1.416m in the 2023/24 financial year, not

  • In The Dock: Man who stole from Smyths Toys among the cases

    THE following cases were heard at Poole Magistrates' Court: BILLY RANDS, 31 and of Rozalia Meadow in Poole, admitted failing to give information to Dorset Police on June 17, 2023, relating to the identification of the driver of a vehicle who was

  • PHOTOS: Thousands flock to Highcliffe Food and Arts Festival

    THOUSANDS of people flocked to the Highcliffe Food and Arts Festival at the weekend, giving a big boost to stallholders, local businesses and the community. The high street was closed to traffic for the two days as around 80 food stalls lined it

  • Police request licence review of Italian bar

    AN Italian bar and restaurant in Bournemouth could be subject to a licence review following police intervention. Dorset Police has applied for a review of the premises licence in place at Pirata in Charminster Road. The county force said it

  • Former Halo nightclub falls into administration owing £400k

    THE former Halo nightclub owes nearly £400,000 after suddenly shutting its doors following 11 years of business. The popular venue based inside a church on Exeter Road in Bournemouth went into voluntary liquidation in March 2023 after “battling