Pupils take shelter this inclement summer
June 25, 2019

Pupils take shelter this inclement summer


Youngsters from one east Dorset school learned the art of survival as they battled the elements of an inclement British summer. The Year 2 pupils from Hillside First School, part of Wimborne Academy Trust, took part in a ‘Survival Day’ as part of their geography lessons. And their survival instincts were needed when they spent their time outdoors on a … Read More

Family raises thousands for poorly children
June 24, 2019

Family raises thousands for poorly children


A children’s charity which grants wishes to poorly youngsters is better off because of the efforts of a Great Dunmow couple. In just a few years and by a variety of means Thomas (known as TJ) and Amy Johnson have been responsible for donating thousands of pounds to Round Table Children’s Wish, which helps youngsters aged four to 17 achieve … Read More

Snows MINI Portsmouth awarded for excellent Motability service
June 24, 2019

Snows MINI Portsmouth awarded for excellent Motability service


Snows MINI Portsmouth has been recognised for giving Motability customers award-winning service. The showroom in Eastern Road has won a regional award for its work with the Motability Car Scheme, receiving particular praise for its Motability renewals service. The accolade is part of The Dealer Awards programme run by Motability Operations, which recognises and rewards outstanding customer service provided by … Read More

A legacy of employability
June 24, 2019

A legacy of employability


  A Bournemouth education trust has helped leave a lasting legacy across Europe by helping students become more employable internationally. For the last two years Avonbourne Trust – along with schools in the Czech Republic and the Netherlands – has been heading a ground-breaking EU Erasmus+ project called LEGACY. Together with business partners Microsoft, Bournemouth University (BU), J.P Morgan and … Read More

Star Spangled Spanner in the works
June 24, 2019

Star Spangled Spanner in the works


A leading cyber-security company is warning people travelling to the US that American authorities might search their social media posts before they depart. C3IA Solutions, based in Poole, Dorset, said that to get a visa, applicants must complete the US Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA).

Dead in the water
June 22, 2019

Dead in the water


A unique and historic ship that helped tug the Mulberry Harbour pieces to the French coast following D-Day will be cut to pieces unless a new owner is found by the end of the month. Tug Tender Calshot is languishing in a berth at Southampton dock – far removed for her glory days transporting the most famous people in the world to luxury liners that arrived in the port.

Shadow minister praises “really impressive” Eco
June 21, 2019

Shadow minister praises “really impressive” Eco


A Dorset recycling and renewable energy company has won praise for its “really impressive” operations from the Shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change. Dr Alan Whitehead, who is also the MP for Southampton Test, was speaking after visiting Eco Sustainable Solution’s Parley site. During a one-hour tour of the company’s 32-acre site, the politician saw all aspects of the … Read More

Rats sending home owners round the U-bend
June 21, 2019

Rats sending home owners round the U-bend


Rats have evolved to climb up sewage pipes and into people’s toilets – leaving home-owners terrified. Pest control expert Paul Storey – known as The Pest Detective (TPD) – said he has been called by a number of hysterical customers in recent months.

It’s 104 not out for Burma veteran Ian
June 20, 2019

It’s 104 not out for Burma veteran Ian


A distinguished veteran of the Second World War Burma campaign and later an accomplished author has reached a magnificent milestone with the celebration of his 104th birthday. In the month that world leaders gathered in nearby Portsmouth to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day, Major General Ian Lyall Grant MC and his family celebrated his birthday in style at Colten … Read More

School receives excellent praise
June 20, 2019

School receives excellent praise


  An east Dorset school has been praised as ‘excellent’ following an official inspection. Verwood CE First School, part of Wimborne Academy Trust (WAT), has been judged as a vibrant Christian community where pupils flourish academically, socially and emotionally. The praise came from a SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) inspector,  Lorraine Pugh, who visited the school last … Read More