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Rt Hon Professor Shirley Williams

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One of the UK’s most highly respected and accomplished politicians, the Rt Hon Professor Shirley Williams brings her fascinating talk on The 20th Century – the Century of Violence to Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts on Saturday 14 March. The daughter of political scientist and philosopher Sir George Catlin and feminist and pacifist writer Vera Brittain, Shirley […]

Lord Tebbit amongst speakers at Bournemouth Freedom Festival


Bournemouth is host to a libertarian conference this weekend which will see high profile speakers from a rangee of centre right organisations including the Taxpayers Alliance, Big Brother Watch, the Centre for Policy Studies, the Institute of Economic Affairs and the Adam Smith Institute. The festival is a weekend for those from across the centre-right […]

Councils must reduce rents for reclassified homes – warning from Lord Freud

In response to the bedroom tax, some councils and housing associations have been reclassifying their stock, changing homes to be described as one bedroom rather than two bedroom. Knowsley Housing Trust in Merseyside, has reclassified more than 500 bedrooms to beat the tax. But the welfare reform minister, Lord Freud has written to council chief […]

Boundary changes – proposals for Bournemouth, Poole Christchurch & Dorset

Bournemouth East

By Lisa Northover The Bounderies commission has today published the proposals for the new constituency bounderies for England and Wales, I have picked out the relevant information for Bournemouth Poole and surrounding constituencies. The electorates of the unitary authorities of Poole and Bournemouth are such that it is not possible to allocate a whole number […]

Democracy 4 Dorset?

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15 people, some old faces, some new, attended the launch of Dorset 4 Democracy in Bridport on Thursday the 8th. Through the Alternative Vote referendum campaign the organisation was known as Fair Votes for Dorset. Chaired by Richard Denton White, D4D wants to expose problems in the electoral system caused by retrenched councils. We are […]

Bad Planning

Planning Notice in Bournemouth

By Ken Mantock The Government is seeking to streamline the planning process and kickstart development. Over 1300 pages of various national policies that local councils have to abide by when deciding planning applications are being reduced down to just 52 pages. Sounds good in principle perhaps, but people are up in arms because the new […]

Imax Pickle


By Anna Hancock   Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has said that the public sector needs to look carefully at assets which could be sold to raise money in preference to cutting services. However, here in Bournemouth, rather than selling off assets to raise funds our local council has spent over £4 million on purchasing the […]

US claims of ‘no civilian deaths’ in Pakistan drone strikes is untrue: The Bureau of Investigative Journalism


  Claims by President Obama’s chief counter-terrorism adviser John Brennan that ‘there hasn’t been a single collateral [civilian] death’ in Pakistan since August 2010 are found to be untrue today, following a major Bureau investigation. According to Brennan, Barack Obama himself has ‘insisted’ that US drone strikes are ‘exceptionally surgical and precise’ and ‘do not put… […]

LOSTPROPHETS Plus special guests


Summer 2011 – Back to the story…. Lostprophets released their first album, ‘thefakesoundofprogress’, just over ten years ago. Ten. Years. They’ve been years of shifts in both style and attitude as the band made the ascent through the British rock spectrum. Their forthcoming fifth record promises to encompass all the sound and experience that Lostprophets […]

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