Champagne launch as law firm opens new Christchurch office
November 16, 2018

Champagne launch as law firm opens new Christchurch office


A legal team which has successfully recovered more than £55 million for victims of financial mis-selling has expanded into new offices in Christchurch. Ellis Jones Solicitors launched its banking and financial litigation department in 2012, originally to handle cases involving the mis-selling of interest rate hedge products. The department, which has grown to 14 including solicitors and paralegals, now acts … Read More

Loganair launches new routes to Channel Islands from Bournemouth Airport
November 16, 2018

Loganair launches new routes to Channel Islands from Bournemouth Airport


Two new seasonal routes from Bournemouth Airport to the Channel Islands have been unveiled for 2019. Flights to Jersey and Guernsey are scheduled from April to October by Scottish airline Loganair – the carrier’s first operations from the regional airport on the South Coast. Jersey and Guernsey will be served by Loganair’s 37-seat Embraer 135 jet, with the Jersey flight … Read More

Virtual assistants – friends or foe?
November 16, 2018

Virtual assistants – friends or foe?


Virtual assistants such as Alexa, Siri and Google Home are ordering goods online automatically and without their owners’ knowledge after listening in to conversations. With Christmas approaching and people discussing what presents to buy, cyber-security experts are warning families to be on their guard. Matt Horan, security director of leading cyber-security company C3IA Solutions, said he had come across examples of the devices making unwanted purchases.

Pioneering builders engineer moustaches for Movember
November 13, 2018

Pioneering builders engineer moustaches for Movember


Staff at Christchurch-based, sustainable construction company Above All C6(n) have said goodbye to their razors and are growing some natural ‘insulation’ for Movember. Movember is a global campaign which challenges clean shaven men to grow a moustache in November and use it as a talking point to highlight men’s health issues such as prostate cancer and testicular cancer. Leigh Williams, … Read More

Removing Barriers – helping disadvantaged children reach their full potential
November 13, 2018

Removing Barriers – helping disadvantaged children reach their full potential


A Dorset education trust has set out how it will ensure children from disadvantaged backgrounds reach their full potential. Wimborne Academy Trust hosted its first ever conference to spread its vision to more than 260 teaching, support staff, academy committee members and Trustees. The ‘Removing Barriers’ conference was held at Queen Elizabeth School in Wimborne and welcomed four highly regarded … Read More

Teachers take inspiration from sporting stars
November 13, 2018

Teachers take inspiration from sporting stars


Teaching and support staff from across six Dorset schools came together for a special conference at AFC Bournemouth to learn from sport how ‘together, anything is possible’. The conference was organised by the Holt Teaching Alliance, part of east Dorset’s Heath Academy Trust, to inspire school staff that together they can transform children’s lives. Kicking off the event was the … Read More

New high-tech innovation suite for Arnewood
November 13, 2018

New high-tech innovation suite for Arnewood


Students at a New Forest school are enjoying the latest IT equipment thanks to a £25,000 award. The Arnewood School in New Milton now boasts 26 new PCs and monitors all installed with the most up-to-date software. In addition, the school has also been able to buy new desks and chairs for its IT suite thanks to the generous award … Read More

Children put their art into remembrance
November 13, 2018

Children put their art into remembrance


Children from across four Hampshire schools came together to create moving pieces of art to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. The event was organised by Inspire Learning Partnership for its four schools – Blackfield Primary and Fawley Infant on the Waterside and Hightown and Kanes Hill primary schools in Southampton. Dozens of pupils … Read More

Women from Siemens and TeamExecutive ‘speed mentor’ talented women of tomorrow
November 12, 2018

Women from Siemens and TeamExecutive ‘speed mentor’ talented women of tomorrow


Female staff from Siemens Mobility Ltd and TeamExecutive ‘speed mentored’ some of the talented women of tomorrow at a leading Dorset school. Representatives from the engineering giant, the executive recruitment specialist, and other local organisations, took part in the event at the Talbot Heath in Rothesay Road, Bournemouth, to encourage students to consider careers in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art … Read More

Removal firm helps puts cancer charity on the road to success
November 12, 2018

Removal firm helps puts cancer charity on the road to success


Poole-based Francis Removals is raising awareness of a local cancer charity by taking it on the road. The owner of the business, Wayne Francis, has paid to have Dorset Cancer Care Foundation’s (DCCF) logo painted on his removal van to encourage more people to seek its help and also fundraise for its new appeal. Wayne explained: “Both my partner Jane’s … Read More