History has been made during the Swanage Railway’s Spring Steam Gala when the first timetabled passenger train ran over four miles of newly restored line towards Wareham – for the first time in 44 years.
A man has been jailed for 12 years for raping a woman in the grounds of a Bournemouth church. Jason Robert Rogers, 26 and of no fixed abode, was sentenced yesterday, Monday 11 April, at Bournemouth Crown Court for one count of rape. Rogers had also been charged with robbery but was found not guilty at a trial in January. He was found guilty of rape following a retrial at the same court in March.
Here’s something to brighten your Bournemouth bus journey. Yellow Buses has introduced the History Bus and the AFC Bournemouth Bus. These join the award-winning Gallery Bus that has been on the road for more than a year.
Tony Beard and Dave Manston swept the board with their displays of daffodils at Wimborne Horticultural Society’s spring show at the Allendale Centre on 9 April, winning most of the cups and certificates between them.
The unique model town in Wimborne is flying the flag for its town during Dorset Residents’ Week by offering a special 50% reduction in admission charge for local people. Between 18 and 24 April, Dorset folk can enjoy the delights of the miniature vintage buildings, railway, dolls’ houses and garden facilities at an adult 2…
Detectives have launched a murder investigation following the death of a baby boy from Boscombe – with one man being arrested. At around 3.30pm on Friday 8 April, police received a report from the ambulance service that a baby had been taken seriously ill at a flat along Carysfort Road. A three-month-old boy had sustained…
Ringwood Seals took part in the Dorset Novice League by special invitation and won the first two rounds, this took them into the final knowing that they had to beat Poole (who had won the last four years) to win the trophy.
Amie Knight with her original country song ‘Two Guys’ won the final of Live: Ferndown on Friday 8 April. The 19-year-old country singer / guitarist announced that the track was to be her first single on her debut EP and the audience at the Barrington Theatre was the first to hear it live. After the performance, it was judged to have a real feel-good factor.
Police are warning motorists, in particular tradespeople, to be vigilant following a number of thefts from unattended motor vehicles. Criminals are predominantly targeting commercial vehicles which are parked up in Poole and Bournemouth at any time of the day and night. Over 30 vans have been broken into over a two-month period. Power tools have…
A man has been jailed for four years for killing his friend with one punch at a Dorset holiday park. Jason James, 41 and of Torquay, was sentenced at Winchester Crown Court today, Friday 8 April, after pleading guilty to manslaughter at the same court on 15 March 2016.