Deer Santa Claus!

This year’s Christchurch Christmas Festival takes place tomorrow evening (29 November). The parade, which includes Father Christmas and his reindeer will leave Reid Street at 4pm arriving in the town centre at 4.30pm. Santa will take his reindeer to the Priory Church and accept children’s Christmas wish letters before setting off to help switch on…

Lights switch on in Wimborne

Competition winners from Wimborne’s first schools will be turning on the town’s Christmas lights along with the Mayor and the Chairman of Wimborne Minster and District Chamber of Trade on Saturday 29 November at 4.45pm. There will be entertainment on stage in The Square from 11am provided by local musicians, choirs and dancers. Carols will…

Electrical charger warning

Dorset County Council’s trading standards service is warning residents about the safe use of electrical chargers following a dangerous incident at a house in Weymouth.
A consumer had bought the charger for his mobile phone last summer at Bowleaze market. Last week he put his phone on charge and after one minute smoke came out of the charger, and then flames as it exploded, firing the back of the plug across the room and leaving scorch marks on the wall socket.

Castlepoint Light Switch-on

Panto stars make shining lights

Bournemouth’s Panto Stars have performed the first official Christmas light switch on at Castlepoint Shopping Park. An excited crowd gathered to watch children’s favourite and ‘Blue Peter’ Presenter Barney Harwood was joined by Tiger Lily, TV’s ‘Kushaboom’ host Helena Dowling and Captain Hook in the shape of popular actor and former ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ contestant Mark Benton, to officially plunge the switch and illuminate the £30,000 worth of new lighting.