Bournemouth airport based Airways Aviation has launched a new facility where trainee commercial helicopter and fixed wing (aeroplane) pilots can be tutored on the ground school subjects required to gain their Air Transport Pilots licences. Ian Brookes, from Bournemouth who gained his fixed wing and helicopter commercial pilots licences in 2012 has been appointed to…
Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance are encouraging supporters to sign up early for their Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge 2015 after an overwhelming response last year. The event, which is not designed as a race involves cycling through some of Dorset and Somerset’s most beautiful countryside and will take place on Sunday 17 May 2015. Last year’s…
Following a hearing at Bournemouth Magistrates’ Court today, the leader of Dorset County Council is to stand trial accused of failing to declare interests in two housing companies. He has denied three charges under the Localism Act 2011 and not guilty pleas were entered on his behalf. He did not attend the hearing. The 72-year-old…
It is expected that over 250 Santas will be joining the second Santa Stride this weekend at Sturminster Newton.
They will include eight team members of staff from Colten Care’s Newstone House are taking part in the charity fun run on Sunday (7 December).
Young carers across Poole will receive an extra present this Christmas thanks to Borough of Poole’s Wishing Tree, which is returning for a fifth year.
The Wishing Tree has been decorated with gift tags representing over 160 young carers, who range from 5 to 17-years-old. Staff and members are invited to choose a tag and donate gifts suitable for the child their tag matches.
When Santa found his way to the squadron of 2515 Ringwood and Fordingbridge ATC recently, he was escorted to the rifle range where a comfortable chair was prepared for him. He then saw as many children as could find him there!
Annette Brooke, MP for Mid Dorset and North Poole is backing a campaign by sight loss charity RNIB to ensure that everyone diagnosed with sight loss gets emotional support to come to terms with their condition.
Annette attended the launch of The Royal National Institute of Blind People’s (RNIB) new report ‘Being There When it Matters’, which is calling for every eye department in the UK to have access to a qualified sight loss adviser so that people are properly supported as they adapt to life with reduced or no vision.