Fundraisers saddle up to fund lifesaving heart equipment

More than 130 medical staff, patients and keen cyclists have raised over £5,000 for heart equipment at Bournemouth Hospital Charity’s cycling event Pedal Power.
The money will go towards an electrocardiograph (ECG) machine for the Royal Bournemouth Hospital’s Heart Unit. ECG machines play an essential role in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease and around 50,000 ECGs are carried out in the Heart Unit each year.

Coach driver banned from driving after crash

A man who drove his National Express coach into the back of a police car which had stopped to help another motorist has been disqualified from driving for 12 months.

David William Read
David William Read
David William Read, 38, of Bournemouth, was sentenced on Monday 12 October 2015, at Bournemouth Magistrates’ Court after being found guilty of dangerous driving on Friday 18 September 2015 following a trial.

Mayor welcomes Poole Pirates to Civic Reception

The Mayor of Poole formally congratulated Poole Pirates on making Elite League history this year during a ceremony at the Civic Centre.
Riders joined the Mayor of Poole, Cllr Ann Stribley for a Civic Reception in recognition of their outstanding success this year in a season that saw the Pirates victorious in the Elite League Championship for the third year in a row, a feat not achieved in 43 years since the Belle Vue Aces.