Verwood man jailed for assault

A Verwood man has been jailed for six months after offences, including assault by beating, in the Verwood area. Jonathan Edwin Michael Griffiths, 20 and of Verwood, pleaded guilty at Bournemouth Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 19 May to assault by beating and breach of an anti-social behaviour order (ASBO). He was sentenced on the same…

What a hoot!

A Ferndown care home brushed up on its ‘owl-gebra’ for a flying visit by three birds of prey.
Residents at Colten Care’s Amberwood House were introduced to a barn owl called Luna; Gizmo, a white faced African scops owl, and Misty, a 12-week-old Chaco owl.

Poetry out loud

Poetry lovers are in for a treat at the Wimborne Folk Festival on Saturday 13 June.
Dorset Library Service has teamed up with two talented young poets, Joe Selby and Mel Oliver, who will be performing in the courtyard outside the library at 11.30am with a repeat performance at 1pm.