New Ringwood Carnival Queen Morgan Long has officially fired the starting pistol for this year’s event. The 16-year-old began a busy few weeks by attending a photocall with key sponsor Ellis Jones Solicitors at its Monmouth Court office. “I’m really looking forward to the carnival and especially the procession. It’s great to be a part of it,” said Morgan. It’s … Read More
More than 70 bar staff who performed at a UB40 concert in Darlington were recruited exclusively over Facebook, it’s been revealed. Dani Gallone of Berry Recruitment in the town took to social media rather than rely on more traditional methods of recruiting.
AFC Bournemouth Commercial Director Rob Mitchell is looking for a further five riders to join him in the Heartbeat Cycle Ride 2017. Rob is hoping to create a team of 10 riders from the local business community to take part in the 40 or 70-mile ride through the Test Valley, on September 10. Rob said: “I’ll be tackling the 70-mile … Read More
She has already been crowned a British champion in her chosen sport and now Serena O’Connor has proven to be a champion academic. The LeAF Studio student and 2016 British Elite Duathlon Champion had more cause to celebrate when she collected her A-level results – achieving gold medal standard with two As and an A*. Serena, who will now study … Read More
Oak Academy has seen increases across the board in this year’s A-level results, with every student who applied securing a university place. The A-level and vocational combined average grade is a C, up from a low D last year. And the average grade for vocational qualifications is now an impressive Distinction*, surpassing last year’s good grade of Distinction. Almost twice … Read More
Mark Colman (head of sixth form) LEFT and Nigel Pressnell (headteacher) RIGHT, with some of their star A Level students The Arnewood School in New Milton is celebrating another successful year of A-level results – with every one of its students passing. In addition to 100% securing A* to E grades, more than one in five students (21%) achieved A* … Read More
Avonbourne Sixth Form is celebrating the success of its A-level students. The Bournemouth academy has seen 94% of its students achieve A* to E, including notable results in many subject areas. In Art, Religious Studies and most languages there was a 100% record of students achieving A* to C grades. Among the individual successes was bright by name bright by … Read More
Two new employees have been taken on by Poole-based steel decking firm SMD – although their faces will be familiar to many.
A Shillingstone woman whose mouth ulcer turned out to be head and neck cancer is inviting people to ‘sponsor’ her through six weeks of radiotherapy, with all proceeds going to charity. Marie Campbell, known as Ali, is currently undergoing the treatment following major head and neck surgery. And thanks to her friends, family and a Just Giving page, she has … Read More
The UK’s only Beach Netball event rolled into Bournemouth for a second time and attracted teams and spectators from across the country. Sixteen teams from as far afield as London took part in the event on Boscombe Beach (July 1st). The closely contested tournament was eventually won by London-based Team Ghaz (pic attached), who beat local team Ringwood Brewery 12-8 … Read More
Businesses in Dorset defied downturn fears with a positive outlook for the local economy in the latest results of a quarterly survey. Some 61% of respondents described the economic climate as good or strong/positive, while just over a third said that it was okay. More than two-thirds said that the economic climate in their own sector was good or strong/positive. … Read More