Animal lovers around the world were shocked at the announcement from CITES CoP17 (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species 17th Conference of the Parties) in Johannesburg, that the African lion will not be uplisted to Appendix I status, denying the big cats the highest level of wildlife protection available. The news came despite a campaign from Animal Defenders International (ADI), with support from the public, governments, and Hollywood superstar Ricky Gervais.
Contractors are now half way through the £3.9 million improvement works being carried out at Gravel Hill (A349) in Poole.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Bournemouth Fireworks is holding a grand party at the Littledown Centre on Saturday, 5 November.
A man has been arrested and a murder investigation launched after a woman’s body was found in Bournemouth.
The top floor of a multi-storey car park has been turned in the Secret Roof Garden by a group of young teenagers led by a Bournemouth-based charity organisation BCHA.
The Highcliffe Wednesday club, run by local charity The Brendoncare Foundation, recently enjoyed its 10th anniversary.
Register now for the South West Coast Path Challenge. The great stomp for charity takes place in October and will raise funds to help protect this National Trail. It costs at least £1,000 to maintain just one mile of coast path and an additional £2,000 for the National Trust to take care of the countryside that surrounds it.
ODEON Dorchester offers Autism Friendly Screenings of the latest releases each month on selected Sunday mornings throughout the year.
Janine Pulford reviews Rick Stein, Sandbanks restaurant in Poole.
Poole Cultural Volunteers Award celebrations have taken place at Poole Museum.