The eagerly anticipated kick-off to the new football league season had finally arrived, and AFC Bournemouth got a dream start to life in the Championship. The Cherries were playing their first game in the second tier for over 20 years.
Wimborne Town manager Steve Cuss boosted his squad’s match fitness with two games in less than 24-hours at the weekend. The Magpies hosted Poole Town in a pre-season local derby on Friday night, and then faced an away game at Gillingham Town the next afternoon.
One of Doctor Who’s arch enemies invaded Heatherlands Community Centre during a week of arty activities in the school holidays. Artists worked alongside parents and community leaders to open up children’s minds into an exciting new world. The theme of the week was space, which coincided with the announcement of the 12th Doctor and what better time to create a life-size model of a Dalek – an alien invasion in motion!
The owner of a solar panel business has been sent to prison for misleading consumers and trading unfairly. On 2 August 2013 at Bournemouth Crown Court, Floyd Alan Gordon Lewis (aged 36, of no fixed abode), who was trading as ‘Totally Solar’ and ‘Advanced Solar’ from a base in Poole, was sentenced to nine months’…
New club captains were announced at the Ellingham & Ringwood Ruby Club’s annual general meeting last Friday. Duncan Soden takes over from Ross Whale as 1st XV captain, inside centre Andrew Douch takes over from Andy Weeks as 2nd XV captain and the veteran Steve Benson takes over from Carl Tester as 3rd XV captain.
Gibraltar and South West England Euro MP Julie Girling, is urging British citizens to boycott their summer holidays in Spain and either take a staycation (UK break) or visit another part of Europe. The call comes following increasingly outlandish threats against British territory Gibraltar and its citizens by the Spanish Government and Police. Now, after…
The Ellingham & Ringwood under 15s girls’ side received a welcome boost when they were awarded £460 from the Waitrose Community Matters scheme.
The team enjoyed a great deal of success last season winning the RFU South Coast League – and were delighted when Sophie Carey was selected in May for the England Talent Development Group. Lizzie Dodd and Phoebe Murray also represented London & SE Division and a number of their players, including Evie Karkera, also represented Hampshire.
New commanding officers were installed at the Salvation Army in Verwood on 28 July 2013.
Captains Gia and Eka Salarishvili have been seconded from the Salvation Army in Georgia.
A new form of neighbourhood watch is underway in Dorset for communities concerned about speeding vehicles