Purple Flag flies after dark

Purple Flag status for excellence in the management of the town’s evening economy and the promotion of a vibrant early evening and night-time atmosphere for all has been retained by Bournemouth for the fourth consecutive year. Being accredited with a purple flag recognises Bournemouth’s ambitions to develop and improve the town ‘after dark’ inspiring visitors…

A first for JTYAF

The first John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation (JTYAF) award winner from the Dorset Fire and Rescue Service (DFRS) Prince’s Trust Scheme was presented with her award at the DFRS HQ in Dorchester. Hayley Dent was an extremely worthy first recipient, having recently won DFRS ‘Young Achiever of the Year’ together with a Princes Trust Certificate for…

Shoplifters on CCTV

Do you recognise anyone shown here? These CCTV images have been released by the police and are of suspects following a spate of shoplifting incidents in East Dorset. The first theft happened at around 6.50pm on Sunday 28 September when two men stole two six packs of Red Bull from the BP Garage in Ringwood…

Paul Smith

Have you seen this man?

The mother of missing man Paul Smith is appealing for anyone with information about her son’s whereabouts to contact Dorset Police.
The 49-year-old, of Saltburn-by-the-Sea in Cleveland, was last seen at his parents’ home on Portland on Friday 7 November when he said he was going to find somewhere to live in the Bournemouth area.