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£118m investment paves the way for first-class season in UK’s premier destination

Voted the UK’s best coastal resort in the 2014 British Travel Awards, Bournemouth is now making a significant investment of over £100m in seafront and tourism related developments to strengthen its appeal for the new season. Seafront investment At the forefront of Bournemouth Council’s vision to create a world class seafront is the new Pier […]

Controversial changes to Boscombe Precinct spark fury

By Gerald Gilbert Bournemouth Borough Council has decided to go ahead with controversial changes to Boscombe precinct despite angry opposition from local residents. Trees are being cut down and street furniture dismantled with uncertainty as to why. The measure raising suspicions of ulterior motives. Harry Seccombe, vice chair of the Boscombe Residents Forum, admitted there […]

Macbeth 2070

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National Shakespeare week in March, will see a re-telling of Macbeth… taken into the futuristic world of 2070. The production, by Daramatic productions showing at  Poole Lighthouse 26th-29th March. is re-written in futuristic language by BAFTA Award winner, John Foster. 2070. The Earth is dead and its population has resettled on Mars. Aboard a military spaceship, Captain James Macbeth returns to […]

Construction underway to create new family housing and creative hub

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The new housing scheme, called Gladstone Mews, will provide eleven new affordable family houses for local people to buy and a new creative hub to help nurture small businesses in the creative sector as well as being used for training and educational use. The housing scheme in Gladstone Road consists of eleven family homes with […]

Bake a Difference to Those with Disabilities in Dorset

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Do you love baking and eating cake? Silly question really! Sign up now to the third annual Great Dorset Bake Sale, organised by Dorset’s disability charity Diverse Abilities Plus, taking place from Monday 5 to Sunday 11 May 2014 and sponsored by social enterprise Supply Shack.   Join the Dorset charity in this week-long event […]

Team GB sailing sisters to March for Men

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Team GB Olympic sailing sisters Kate and Lucy Macgregor have signed up to run for men’s health at Bournemouth Hospital Charity’s new sporting event – March for Men. The sisters are among the 200 people who have signed up for the event, taking place on Sunday 2 March, at Bournemouth Pier Approach. Men, women and […]

Welcome to the Boscombe fringe

A successful new arts venture put on at the weekend is set become a regular feature for the benefit of all in Boscombe, a local charity says. ‘Vita Nova’ is a Boscombe based arts group that has grown from a small unit of recovering addicts putting on their own made plays to a fully fledged […]

Uniformed guards to patrol Boscombe precinct

Security guards in the precinct area of Boscombe could get greater powers to stop antisocial behaviour as part of a new scheme backed by the council. Powers could require the surrender of alcohol, obtaining a person’s name and addresses if they engage in anti-social behaviour, damage to property, disorder or begging. They would also have […]

Have your say on protecting Churchill Gardens

Local residents are being encouraged to have their say as a consultation seeking views on how Churchill Gardens in Boscombe could be protected gets underway. Churchill Gardens is one of 21 conservation areas in Bournemouth, recognised for its special architectural and historic interest.  A Conservation Area Appraisal for Churchill Gardens is underway which explains the […]

Guilty verdicts in Reece James death case


Four men have been convicted of the manslaughter of Reece James following a detailed investigation by the Major Crime Investigation Team.   The 21-year-old Bournemouth man was shot at his address in Bournemouth, a flat at the junction of Roumelia Lane and Sea Road in Boscombe, on Wednesday 25 July 2012. Kieron Kenroy Wellington, aged […]

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