Push and Pull

A day of nostalgia – returning the Isle of Purbeck to the Swinging 60s and the Summer of Love – will be marking the 25th anniversary of the end of push-pull slam door trains between Bournemouth, Poole, Dorchester and Weymouth. Push-Pull Day will be staged as a nostalgic prelude to the Swanage Railway’s popular annual three-day…

Martin McLeman the new headteacher for Queen Elizabeth's School

Queen Elizabeth’s new head

Martin McLeman has been appointed as the new headteacher for Queen Elizabeth’s School in Wimborne Minster. The current headteacher, Andy Puttock, will be leaving to become the principal of the British School of Beijing in China and Mr McLeman will take up his new post in September 2013. He joins QE from Tewkesbury School in…

We’re Going Up!

Fans lined the streets to watch AFC Bournemouth’s ‘We are going up!’ parade celebrating the Cherries promotion to the Championship. Manager Eddie Howe was aboard the open top bus alongside the squad and backroom staff as it wound through the streets reminding everyone of the clubs achievements of the last season. The open top bus…

Students reach for the stars

Bournemouth students have gone where no Bournemouth students have gone before. Teenagers from Harewood and Avonbourne colleges were given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of taking photos of Earth, by linking up with the International Space Station (ISS). On Friday (April 26) the students made contact with the ISS as it moved above the northern hemisphere to…