HAVE A very Merry Christmas!

We'd like to take the chance to wish all our online readers a very happy Christmas.

2010 has been an interesting year for us. We've won the EDF Energy Website of the Year Award.

We hit some new records for readers and page impressions. We tried new ways of doing things (some of them even worked.)

But we know that it's your contributions that make bournemouthecho.co.uk a vibrant and bustling community - without you we'd just be talking to ourselves.

So thanks for your humour, your willingness to correct our mistakes, to accept our apologies and above all, talk to us.

We appreciate all your contributions - even the ones we have to remove - and we look forward to more in 2011!

Merry Christmas.