Yellow Buses marks 50th anniversary of the last trolleybus
April 18, 2019

Yellow Buses marks 50th anniversary of the last trolleybus


Yellow Buses has marked the 50th anniversary of the last trolley bus in Bournemouth. Still regarded with affection by many, the electric trolleybuses replaced Bournemouth’s former tramway system in 1933 and ran for 36 years. They followed a network of electrically-charged overhead lines suspended above the road. The silent and emission-free trolleybuses were popular with holidaymakers and residents alike. At … Read More

Cracking donation as law firm organises ‘egg bank’ for hospice
April 17, 2019

Cracking donation as law firm organises ‘egg bank’ for hospice


A children’s hospice is on course for a cracking Easter thanks to the generosity of a Dorset law firm. Staff at Ellis Jones Solicitors have donated more than 40 chocolate Easter eggs to Julia’s House. The charity provides practical and emotional support for families caring for a child with a life-limiting or life-threatening illness. Ellis Jones’ offices in Bournemouth, Canford Cliffs, … Read More

Creative agency on message for road safety campaign
April 16, 2019

Creative agency on message for road safety campaign


The creative marketing and branding agency behind Dorset’s innovative new major road safety campaign has revealed how it came up with the eye-catching concept. Bournemouth-based Fireworx originated the innovative #ChoicesForHumanity for Dorset Road Safe and the results can now be seen on billboards across the county, and on digital platforms. Based loosely on the popular Cards Against Humanity game, the … Read More

Parking the bus
April 16, 2019

Parking the bus


Yellow Buses is encouraging passengers to hop on board its new Saturday service that takes passengers from Bournemouth to Tower Park in Poole.

Accolades for Ferndown volunteer group
April 16, 2019

Accolades for Ferndown volunteer group


A buddy-system that launched in Ferndown last year has been highly commended in the mayor’s Volunteer Awards. Ferndown Community Connectors is headed by PramaLife, the community outreach programme, and helps those in the town who have lost confidence.

New strategy needed for older offenders
April 15, 2019

New strategy needed for older offenders


Urgent action and greater understanding is needed to cope with the fast-growing elderly prison population, says a leading support organisation. Pioneering charity RECOOP (Resettlement and Care of Older ex-Offenders and Prisoners) is campaigning for changes in national policy. Older prisoners make up 17 per cent of the prison population – this is projected to grow by 10.6 per cent by … Read More

Tee up for golf day and help children’s charity
April 15, 2019

Tee up for golf day and help children’s charity


A charity which grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses is flagging up a fundraising golf day. Round Table Children’s Wish is looking for teams of golfers to tee off at Dudsbury Golf Club in Ferndown on August 16 to help boost the charity’s funds. The day kicks off with a bacon bap and coffee on arrival followed by 18 … Read More

Unseen du Maurier poems found hidden
April 14, 2019

Unseen du Maurier poems found hidden


Two previously unknown poems by literary giant Daphne du Maurier have been discovered hidden inside a photograph frame. They are being sold by Rowley’s of Ely, Cambs.

Business opportunities with Cherries
April 12, 2019

Business opportunities with Cherries


AFC Bournemouth is inviting businesses to explore partnership opportunities with the Premier League club. Amy Brunton, the club’s Partnerships Manager, told guests at the AFC Business Spring Barbecue that many and varied options were available. She said: “The football season may be coming to a close, but for the club’s commercial side it is the busiest time of the year … Read More

Guide price success for Clive Emson
April 12, 2019

Guide price success for Clive Emson


Clive Emson Land and Property Auctioneers is cataloguing a bumper 138 lots for the Spring 2019 sale. The auction – the second one of eight sales taking place across five days in five venues this year – begins on April 29. Managing Director James Emson said: “So far this year our auctions have been particularly well attended and we have … Read More