Dorset news

23 too many!

The laws on drink driving have been in existence since 1967 when the legal drink drive limit was introduced, as was the breathalyser. There really is no excuse for anyone to get behind the wheel of a car when they’ve had too much to drink. It comes as a bit of a shock to learn…

Dorset news

Noticeable changes on horizon at Bournemouth’s Children’s Centres

Three year contracts to operate Bournemouth’s eight Children’s Centres have been announced following a rigorous tendering process. ·         Barnardo’s will manage Queen’s Park, Townsend, Stokewood and Winton Children’s Centres. ·         The Children’s Society will manage Boscombe, Kingsleigh and Kinson and West Howe Children’s Centres. ·         The YMCA will manage Pokesdown and Southbourne Children’s Centres. Councillor…

Karen Seymour-Fairey

Do you know where Karen is?

Dorset Police is appealing for help from the public to find a missing woman from Bournemouth. Karen Seymour-Fairey, 65, was last seen leaving her home address in Boscombe on Monday 27 May 2013, when she left the premises carrying a rucksack. Her flat and car were both left unlocked. Inspector Steve Thorpe, of Bournemouth police,…

Lewis-Manning Hospice

Starlight Stroll

Lewis-Manning Hospice in Poole is inviting locals to join them for special  ‘21’ themed Summer Solstice Starlight Stroll. The annual fundraising event takes place on Friday 21 June at 9pm to celebrate the hospice’s 21st birthday and participants can also watch the sunset. The multi-ability 7km Starlight Stroll takes a circular route from Whitecliff Park, along Baiter and…

Creative writing in Motion

Professor of Creative Writing and former poet laureate, Sir Andrew Motion, will visit Poole Grammar School to work with the boys on 11 June. The school’s innovative literacy programme encourages students to become regular and enthusiastic readers and creative, confident writers. Headmaster Ian Carter said, ” I believe a literate mind is the way to…

Techno gym steps it up!

The new Lifestyle Active Gym at Verwood Hub opens tomorrow. It’s bang up to date with new technology and whilst doing your workout, you can watch TV, listen to music, surf the ‘net’, check your emails, check your heart rate and even challenge your mates, or yourself, to see how quickly you can complete the…