Bournemouth Echo

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 05:10:00 +0000
Family pays tribute to Peter Worrall, 49, killed in Castle Lane crash while walking with his wife
A 25-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after the crash which left Mr Worrall dead and his wife seriously injured.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 04:42:07 +0000
Parents call police to Parkfield School as "mediation session" between girls goes wrong
POLICE are investigating an allegation of assault after a schoolgirl was pushed to the floor during an altercation with a fellow pupil.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 10:41:56 +0000
Council leader quits after row with MP as councillors give resounding "no" to merger plans
PLANS for a 'super-council' covering south east Dorset are foundering after district councillors blew a massive hole in the scheme.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 08:50:47 +0000
1Xtra DJs pull out of Cameo New Year's Eve gig over racism claims
TWO Radio1Xtra DJs have pulled out of a New Year's Eve gig at Cameo after a group of black men were refused entry to the club despite booking and paying in advance.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 05:04:28 +0000
Ever wondered where the internet actually is? It's in this room in Westbourne (sort of)
FEW internet users give much thought to how all that information arrives on their computer or smart phone.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 05:00:00 +0000
WATCH: Lewis and Luke are "dad dancing" through December to raise money for three amazing charities
A PAIR of self-confessed awkward dancers have created a video advent calendar showcasing their moves.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 04:50:00 +0000
Council pledges to "look at options" after A338 chaos
MOTORISTS' happiness at the partially-reopened Spur Road was shortlived after commuters were stuck queueing for up to 70 minutes yesterday morning.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 07:50:00 +0000
Yes, this IS a New Forest squirrel in a Darth Vader helmet
ON the dark side of a garden, not far, far away...

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 05:03:45 +0000
Bins, signs and rails to be removed as Quay gets £42k facelift
POOLE Quay will benefit from a £42,000 facelift next year after it successfully bid for part of the government’s £3m Coastal Revival fund.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 04:20:00 +0000
Seven of South West's priciest streets are in Poole (but that doesn't mean we're all rich)
SEVEN of the 10 most expensive streets in the South West are in Poole.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 12:00:08 +0000
Space? The M27's more dangerous, says astronaut Tim Peake's dad
THIS morning he blasted off into space - but Major Tim Peake's dad reckons he was in more danger driving the M27 every day.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 04:40:00 +0000
No, you can't put 'safari tent' on your field, council tells farmer
PLANS to erect a luxury “safari tent” in the middle of a New Forest field have been thrown out.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 11:34:14 +0000
Thousands of pounds of surfing gear stolen in Sorted Surf Shop raid
THIEVES stole thousands of pounds worth of surfing gear, electrical goods and a till during a break-in at a Boscombe store during Sunday night.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 04:50:00 +0000
Carols by Candlelight at Julia's House
HUNDREDS of people sang by candlelight at a Christmas carol concert in aid of Julia’s House including popular actor Martin Clunes.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 04:39:08 +0000
Ukip petition calls for referendum on 'super council' scheme
A PETITION has been set up calling for a referendum on plans to create an east Dorset 'super council'.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 09:43:29 +0000
Four inch Navy shell detonated at Cemex
AN ARMY explosives team detonated a shell in Poole this morning.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 04:50:08 +0000
Demand for foodbanks no longer rising - but organiser still say more children than 2014
DEMAND on foodbanks across the conurbation seems to be levelling out, in line with demand seen elsewhere across the country.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 04:22:07 +0000
Hundreds of families will have a happier Christmas thanks to you and the Toy Appeal
GENEROUS retailers from Poole’s Dolphin Shopping Centre have donated a range of goodies to the Daily Echo’s Toy Appeal.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 05:04:08 +0000
Company behind Bournemouth’s superfast broadband seals deal that means it can "challenge BT "
THE company which took over Bournemouth’s superfast fibre optic broadband network has sealed a deal which it says will make it the first national challenger to BT Openreach.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 04:40:00 +0000
Entire school joins in fundraiser for Darcy Ward
THE Poole Pirates mascot and his sister showed off speedway rider, Darcy Ward's bike at their school for a fundraiser on Friday.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 04:30:09 +0000
More than 43% boost in trade thanks to Small Business Saturday
SMALL Business Saturday proved to be a huge success for Westbourne thanks in part to the special guest appearance of legendary musician Ray Dorset, alias Mungo Jerry.

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 04:50:00 +0000
Police seize uninsured car from texting driver - then catch him at it again ONE HOUR later
An uninsured driver had his car seized by police who spotted him arranging a sale on Facebook - and then a second car seized just one hour later.

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 14:20:00 +0000
Truly evil: Couple who recorded vulnerable man's murder on a phone jailed for life
A COUPLE who lured a vulnerable man to their flat before knifing him to death have been sentenced to life behind bars.

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 08:20:00 +0000
Drivers' joy at partly reopened A338 shortlived - queues are longer than last week
No, it's not an illusion, as one Twitter reader asked on Saturday. The A338 is now back to two lanes northbound, and one (and a half) lanes southbound.But traffic appears to be worse than before

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 05:05:50 +0000
Man charged after crash causes gas leak which saw 30 evacuated
THIRTY residents were forced to flee their homes during the night after a car crash caused a severe gas leak.

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 05:00:00 +0000
For you, Harry: Cherries fans pride at team's support for grieving midfielder
Beating Manchester United on home soil is a great victory in any football team's history. But for Cherries fans, the greatest source of pride on Saturday came from the team's unstinting support for midfielder Harry Arter.

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 05:05:59 +0000
Our ports are vulnerable... we need a strong Border Force, says crime chief
DORSET'S elected crime chief says he believes the county's ports could be "vulnerable" to terrorists.

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 05:12:05 +0000
Two years, 172 bedrooms and a Sky Bar later: Hilton opens for business
A £60m development project which promised to transform Bournemouth's skyline is now complete.

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 11:34:25 +0000
PICTURES: Car bursts into flames on M27
Shocked drivers watched as a car burst into flames on the M27 this morning.

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 05:00:00 +0000
Five of our favourite nativity pictures: have we taken your child's yet?
It's just three days until our Nativity supplement is published. Here are just a few of our favourite pictures from this year's galleries.

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 04:50:00 +0000
Weekend round up: Eight things that happened you might have missed
Canford Bottom roundabout was partially closed after a motorbike crash 

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 05:06:13 +0000
Fire service gets new oxygen masks ... for dogs
FIREFIGHTERS in the New Forest will be able to use specially adapted masks to give potentially lifesaving care to animals.

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 05:06:07 +0000
Well loved former councillor dies just days before getting Freedom of Poole
TRIBUTE has been paid to former Poole councillor Neil Sorton, who died last weekend, having served the community for more than 40 years.

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 05:00:00 +0000
Watch British astronaut Tim Peake's lift-off live at Durlston Country Park tomorrow
Witness history live on screen at Durlston Country Park tomorrow when astronaut Tim Peake becomes the first Briton to visit the International Space Station.

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 18:33:11 +0000
A31 partially blocked after crash at Red Post crossroads
THE A31 in Winterborne Zelston was partially blocked after a vehicle crashed into a ditch.

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 04:20:00 +0000
Poole Park mosaic: have you got a photo you'd like to be part of history?
THE Daily Echo is backing the Poole Park Photomosaic project and encouraging residents to become part of the unique artwork.

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 06:17:14 +0000
Have you seen missing 58-year-old Kym?
Hampshire Police are appealing for help to find missing 58-year-old Kym May.

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 18:35:30 +0000
Debris from three car crash blocks A354 at Blandford junction
DEBRIS from a three car crash in Blandford closed the A354.

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 04:40:00 +0000
Taxi driver wants your old furniture to help victims of Cumbrian floods
A BOURNEMOUTH taxi driver is appealing for Dorset residents to donate furniture and toys to people struck by flooding in Cumbria.

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 04:20:00 +0000
Ringwood council to discuss Ashley Heath closure plans
COUNCILLORS in Ringwood are set to discuss Dorset County Council's plans to partially close the Ashley Heath roundabout at the full town council meeting on Wednesday.

Sun, 13 Dec 2015 05:05:23 +0000
Our alcoholic son will be homeless this Christmas - there needs to be more done to help people like him
A COUPLE from Wimborne are calling for more to be done to help the homeless and vulnerable this Christmas.

Sun, 13 Dec 2015 09:10:00 +0000
For Harry to play the way he did - I can't credit him enough, says Eddie Howe
HARRY Arter drove Cherries to a stunning 2-1 victory over Manchester United with "real dignity" following the death of his daughter, said boss Eddie Howe.

Sun, 13 Dec 2015 09:00:00 +0000
UPDATE: Armed police called to attempted robbery in Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth
Armed police attended an attempted robbery in Bournemouth town centre on Saturday night.

Sun, 13 Dec 2015 05:05:35 +0000
‘I had a tumour on my heart... but I’m one of the lucky ones’
A 23-YEAR-OLD Dorset man is lucky to be alive after a rare malignant tumour - one of only 20 cases of its kind in the world - was found on his heart.

Sun, 13 Dec 2015 12:50:00 +0000
UPDATE: Trading estate cordoned off after large chemical spill
Firefighters and environmental experts are dealing with a chemical spill at Holton Heath.

Sun, 13 Dec 2015 10:13:59 +0000
IN PICTURES: Dorset's most famous Christmas lights are switched on
A POPULAR road in Poole once again drew in the crowds with its annual charity fundraising Christmas lights switch-on.

Sun, 13 Dec 2015 05:05:08 +0000
Brave Molly asks author to help raise awareness of alopecia
A YOUNG alopecia sufferer invited an award-winning author with the condition to her school in Bournemouth to help raise awareness.

Sun, 13 Dec 2015 05:04:54 +0000
Pirates, jaguars and crocodiles: Poole adventurer’s 4,000 mile journey along the River Amazon
A POOLE adventurer has completed a gruelling four-and-a-half month expedition of the Amazon River, from its distant source in the Peruvian Andes to the Atlantic Ocean in Brazil.

Sun, 13 Dec 2015 05:04:43 +0000
Kawasaki disease: know how to spot signs of serious illness, urges mum
A POOLE mum is urging parents to be alert after her son developed a serious but little known illness.

Sun, 13 Dec 2015 15:07:12 +0000
Trapped in the car park: drivers caught behind broken barriers for almost an hour
DRIVERS in Bournemouth were left fuming when barriers temporarily shut down at Richmond Gardens car park.