Bournemouth Echo Mon, 16 Jul 2018 07:00:00 +0100Boy, 6, dies after going into cardiac arrest at King's Park play area
A CHILD has died after suffering cardiac arrest at a play park in Bournemouth.
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:01:05 +0100Drug driver who escaped from police in handcuffs was detained by "brave" member of the public
A HANDCUFFED man who ran from police after his arrest for drug driving was detained by a "brave" member of the public until officers arrived, a court has heard.Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:00:00 +0100Court orders Staffie which bit child in Bournemouth pub to be destroyed
MAGISTRATES have ordered that a dog be destroyed after it bit a child at a Bournemouth pub.
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:01:12 +0100Bogus council worker stole elderly woman's bank card under pretence of 'drainage work'
POLICE are searching for men who pretended to work for the council to steal an elderly woman's bank card.Mon, 16 Jul 2018 07:00:00 +0100Man dies and four seriously injured after three-car crash on A35
A MAN died and four other people suffered serious injuries in an accident on the A35 near Bere Regis on Saturday afternoon.
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 05:10:25 +0100Bournemouth MP says town has a "poor track record" on homelessness
AN MP has dubbed Bournemouth council’s relationship with homelessness charities “disappointing” and says it has a “poor track record” on rough sleeping.Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:00:00 +0100Man evacuated from beach after suffering serious spinal injury at Studland
A MAN who suffered a serious spinal injury had to be evacuated from the beach at Studland's Shell Bay at the weekend.
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:00:00 +0100100 pictures from Bourne Free Pride parade in Bournemouth
A PARTY atmosphere filled Bournemouth town centre this weekend as Bourne Free was celebrated.
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:01:37 +0100New bar's bid to revamp former Rancho Steak House in Bournemouth
A NEW bar which has already opened in Bournemouth town centre is seeking planning permission for alterations.Mon, 16 Jul 2018 05:03:10 +0100Derelict office block used by teen gangs will be demolished
A DERELICT office block which has used by youths to terrorise neighbours is to be demolished, again.Mon, 16 Jul 2018 05:01:03 +0100Attacks on police condemned after woman bites and kicks three officers
DORSET'S highest-ranked officer has condemned attacks on police after a woman admitted assaulting three PCs.Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:28:08 +0100REVIEW: SandFest at Sandbanks Beach
SANDBANKS had never looked so good. With a radiant sun and not a cloud in the sky, SandFest had all the makings for the ultimate beachfront summer electronic music festival.Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:01:27 +0100Numbers of home schooled children in Dorset on the rise
A TINY team of officers is trying to keep track of 454 children in rural Dorset currently being educated at home – with a budget of only around £20,000.Mon, 16 Jul 2018 05:06:41 +0100Plans for bigger 24-hour gym in Christchurch despite strong opposition to last proposals
A CONTROVERSIAL gym proposal in Christchurch could be expanded.Mon, 16 Jul 2018 11:01:24 +0100Percy Road residents fight new development after four years of sewerage problems
RESIDENTS who have endured more than four years of water works in their road are objecting to a new development.Mon, 16 Jul 2018 08:50:00 +0100PICTURES: Made in Chelsea star among crowd at British Polo Championships in Sandbanks
SANDBANKS beach was packed with thousands of spectators for this year's British Beach Polo Championships.
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 07:30:00 +0100PICTURES: Hundreds take part in Pier to Pier swim to raise money for charity
HUNDREDS of people took to the open water for the annual Pier to Pier swim off Bournemouth Beach yesterday.
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 11:01:51 +0100Dry weather has turned heathlands into 'tinderboxes', police warn
HEATHLANDS have become “tinderboxes” as the heatwave continues, police have warned.Mon, 16 Jul 2018 07:30:00 +0100PICTURES: Poole Goes Vintage festival brings thousands to quay
POOLE Quay has been hosting a celebration of 1940s, 50s and 60s fashion and music all day.
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 07:30:00 +0100PICTURES: Pooches on paddleboards compete in dog surfing competition
DOGS had a go at catching the waves at Branksome Beach on Sunday.
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 05:09:31 +0100Eco-friendly church wins award after opening recycling centre
A SMALL eco-friendly church has won an award after opening a recycling centre in a bid to help the environment.Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:01:51 +0100Badger culls in Dorset face High Court challenge by ecologist
A HIGH Court challenge has been brought against extended badger culls across Dorset.Mon, 16 Jul 2018 05:10:34 +0100Aussie actor and singer Jason Donovan is coming to Dorset
TWO of the biggest acts of the 80s will be performing in North Dorset in the coming months.Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:02:02 +0100"It is a very bad idea for a whole load of reasons": council questions police merger
CIVIC chiefs could disrupt the merger between Dorset Police and Devon and Cornwall Police following a division by members.Mon, 16 Jul 2018 05:04:43 +0100Seven free things to do in the New Forest this summer
THEY say the best things in life are free, so here's seven of the best things you can do in the New Forest - the only cost is your time.Mon, 16 Jul 2018 05:00:00 +0100WIN: A 9 night Fjordland Splendour cruise for two with the Echo this week!
Cruise & Maritime Voyages have teamed up with Newsquest to give readers the chance to win an incredible 9 night Fjordland Splendour cruise for two.
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:02:08 +0100Number of legally held guns in Hampshire rises
THE NUMBER of legally held guns in Hampshire has increased over the last decade.Mon, 16 Jul 2018 05:09:22 +0100Christchurch businessmen fed up with expensive self-storage create online space rental website
AN ONLINE start-up is allowing people to make money by renting unused space to people who need more storage.Mon, 16 Jul 2018 05:07:18 +0100Letter to the Editor: Delay in demolishing eyesore hotel is totally unsatisfactory
FEUDALISM may have disappeared in this country long, long ago but significant traces remain in Bournemouth.Mon, 16 Jul 2018 05:02:58 +0100Picture of the Day: Lansdowne Roundabout in 1986
Do you remember when the Lansdowne looked like this?Sun, 15 Jul 2018 05:02:52 +0100Major £82k refurbishment to rundown park to promote “feelings of security and well-being”
A PARK in Poole is set to undergo an £82,000 refurbishment to replace decades-old equipment.
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 05:01:48 +0100Gun ownership in Dorset at its highest since records began
THE number of legally-held guns in Dorset has increased by 16 per cent in the past decade.Sun, 15 Jul 2018 12:18:56 +0100Crash on A338 Spur Road causes miles of tailbacks
SOARING temperatures brought snarl-ups on roads across the conurbation today.
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 05:01:04 +0100Police are solving 'just 12 per cent of all crimes reported in Dorset', according to new figures
POLICE in Dorset solved just 12 per cent of all reported crimes last year, according to new figures.Sun, 15 Jul 2018 11:13:05 +0100Burglars' failed attempt to steal cash point machine leaves Co-op damaged
A CASH machine was left hanging from a village shop on Sunday morning after a burglary went wrong.
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 05:01:28 +0100Deadline looming for Marine Conservation Zones consultation
THE government consultation on whether or not to create 41 new protected Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) has just one week to run.Sun, 15 Jul 2018 09:30:00 +0100Anti-Trump protesters gather in Bournemouth as US president visits UK
PROTESTERS gathered in Bournemouth’s Central Gardens on Saturday to speak out against President Donald Trump’s visit to the UK.
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 09:30:00 +0100PICTURES: Celebration of all things Thai at festival in Christchurch
THE vibrant colours, tastes and sounds of Thailand have come to Christchurch this weekend.
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 11:48:06 +0100Emergency services called to Hengistbury Head after male climbs old radio mast
EMERGENCY services were called to Hengistbury Head after reports someone was climbing a radio mast at the old coastguard lookout station.Sun, 15 Jul 2018 09:40:00 +0100PICTURES: Bumper crowds pack out Lytchett Minster and Upton Carnival
THOUSANDS of people packed the streets for the Lytchett Minster & Upton Carnival on Saturday.
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 05:03:17 +010010,000 different buttons and 14 tablecloth sizes: buyer wanted for Southbourne's Treasure Chest
ONE of Bournemouth's oldest and most unusual shops is at risk of closure if a buyer can't be found.Sun, 15 Jul 2018 05:01:39 +0100Diet and lifestyle blamed as cancer and circulatory disease named the biggest killers in Dorset
CANCER and circulatory disease remain the biggest killers in Dorset.Sun, 15 Jul 2018 05:01:54 +0100Garage's second overnight opening bid rejected
AN appeal against Bournemouth council's decision to stop a garage opening late has been dismissed.Sun, 15 Jul 2018 05:01:59 +0100Beech tree can be cut down due to risk to churchgoers, inspector rules
BOURNEMOUTH council's decision to preserve a beech tree from felling has been reversed.Sun, 15 Jul 2018 05:03:29 +0100On a Brittany Ferries boat today? Help French staff cheer on World Cup team
SCORES of French crew-men and woman could have smiles on their faces aboard a Brittany Ferries crossing to Poole on Sunday.Sun, 15 Jul 2018 05:02:24 +0100PICTURES: These six cats and dogs need homes, can you help?
SIX dogs and cats currently based at Margaret Green are hoping to find their forever homes. Sun, 15 Jul 2018 05:04:15 +0100‘Poole church has a special place in my heart’
A NEWLY appointed Bishop has spoken of the "special place in her heart" her Poole church had for providing the foundation on her journey to clergy leadership.Sun, 15 Jul 2018 05:04:03 +0100How this health guru keeps her gut healthy
OVER the past few years, gut health has become a hot topic in scientific research, and studies have shown just how important maintaining a healthy digestive system can be - not just for physical health, but for our mental wellbeing too.Sun, 15 Jul 2018 05:02:39 +010093-year-old former gold medal dancer takes to the floor again
A FORMER gold medal dancer who performed at the iconic Blackpool Tower Ballroom has taken to the floor again after a Poole care home made his wish come true. Sun, 15 Jul 2018 05:02:30 +0100Boscombe's having a Motors By The Sea Festival
A BRAND new festival dedicated to motor vehicles will roll into Boscombe this autumn.