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Anxious felines and palliative care companions nominated for National Cat Awards

A brother and sister who comfort those receiving end-of-life care and an anxious companion to a young boy with autism are among the felines nominated for this year’s National Cat Awards. The annual awards, organized by the UK’s largest cat charity, Cats Protection, recognize the bond between owners and their …

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The sale of Chelsea is about to be ratified

The sale of Chelsea is ever closer to being ratified, according to the PA news agency. Roman Abramovich now expects to have met the UK government’s requirements for the granting of a new sales license, it is understood. Russian-Israeli billionaire Abramovich has been hoping for some time that he was …

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Taliban imposes face covering order for TV presenters

Taliban leaders in Afghanistan have begun enforcing an order requiring all female TV news anchors in the country to cover their faces while on air. The move is part of a radical shift that has drawn condemnation from human rights activists. After the order was announced on Thursday, only a …

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St Mary’s Church by Lytchett Matravers receives £10,000 grant

A GRANT of £10,000 has been awarded to help a 12th century church modernize by updating its decades-old technological systems. St. Mary’s Church in Lytchett Matravers has benefited from the Talbot Village Trust donation with the installation of a new sound system, better wiring, better lighting and more. This new …

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What the Newspapers Say – May 18

Newspapers across the country are led by the arrest of a Tory MP suspected of rape and sexual assault offenses spanning seven years. The Daily Telegraphthe Daily Express and the DailyMirror all carry the arrest of the unnamed MP for the alleged sex offences, which police say took place in …

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UK challenges ‘malicious actors’ with new aid strategy

The UK will use international aid to “challenge malicious actors” and create new trading partners, the Foreign Office has announced. As part of the new international development strategy released on Monday, outlining how the UK will use its reduced aid budget in coming years, the government said it would spend …

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Haaland bids farewell and tones up Root – Saturday Sports Social

Sports stars and clubs around the world continue to give insight into their lives on social media. Here, the PA news agency takes a look at some of the best examples from May 14. Soccer Dortmund said goodbye to Erling Haaland. What a journey! Thanks Erling! 👏 pic.twitter.com/uXcRiGBGDh – Borussia …

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Northumbria Police join the search for Bournemouth man Matthew Attenborough wanted for fraud

Officers are appealing to the public for information in their search for wanted Bournemouth man Matthew Attenborough. The 41-year-old is wanted in connection with a series of misrepresentation frauds and actively evaded arrest. A number of forces across the country have worked together in an effort to locate Matthew Attenborough, …

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Bournemouth have yet to make contact with Norwich over Todd Cantwell’s future, Dean Smith confirms

Talks over whether Bournemouth will sign Todd Cantwell are expected to take place this week, with Norwich boss Dean Smith admitting the Dorset club have yet to confirm their intentions. Bournemouth retain an option to buy the player, believed to be worth more than £10million, but as DorsetLive has already …

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Gogglebox boss criticizes government’s ‘destructive plan’ to privatize Channel 4

The media manager behind Channel 4’s Gogglebox series has slammed the government’s ‘destructive plan’ to privatize the broadcaster while he was on stage at TV Baftas. The popular program won the reality award and built facts at the event at the Royal Festival on London’s South Bank. With the show’s …

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Almost everything went wrong – Vladimir Coufal laments West Ham’s European exit

Vladimir Coufal has admitted ‘almost everything’ went wrong as West Ham’s dreams of winning the Europa League were dashed by Eintracht Frankfurt. But the Hammers’ no-nonsense right-back refused to blame fellow defender Aaron Cresswell for the red card which swung the semi-final firmly in favor of the Germans. Cresswell’s dismissal …

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How Covid hit Bournemouth Gardens

The impacts of COVID have hit the finances of Bournemouth Lower Central Gardens Trust – but this year is set to return to ‘business as normal’. A full program is planned for the coming year with the aviary due to officially reopen in May. The big screen will return for …

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Suspected tornado causes severe damage as it tears through Kansas

A suspected tornado that tore through parts of Kansas damaged several buildings, injured several people and left more than 6,500 people without power. Officials said the suspected tornado moved into parts of southeast Wichita and Andover on Friday night. Andover Fire Chief Chad Russell told a press conference on Saturday …

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Bournemouth given a boost for automatic promotion race with Nottingham Forest

Bournemouth have picked up a double injury ahead of their crucial clash with Blackburn Rovers at the weekend. Ahead of their trip to Ewood Park, Scott Parker has revealed that Jordan Zemura and Todd Cantwell are back in contention. The Cherries play their second game on the road in the …

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New rules for pop-up campsites in New Forest from September

NEW rules governing pop-up campsites in the New Forest National Park are due to come into force later this year. The Lymington-based National Park Authority (NPA) is determined to limit the damage to the environment from temporary settlements that are springing up on farms and other sites. From September, 28-day …

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Wessex urged to use ‘diplomatic influence’ for island reparations claim

The Earl and Countess of Wessex have been urged to use their “diplomatic influence” to achieve “restorative justice” for the island of Antigua and Barbuda. The country’s Prime Minister told Edward and Sophie: ‘You will have noticed there are no protests here’, adding that they were ‘not holding signs’. It …

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Supermarkets limit purchases of cooking oil after supplies hit by war in Ukraine

UK supermarkets have imposed limits on the amount of cooking oil customers can buy due to supply chain issues caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Tesco is allowed three items per customer while Waitrose and Morrisons have set limits of just two items each, according to the BBC. In comments …

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Premier League announces six new Hall of Fame inductees

Sergio Aguero, Didier Drogba, Vincent Kompany, Peter Schmeichel, Paul Scholes and Ian Wright have been inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame. Former Manchester City striker Aguero is the division’s highest-scoring foreign player with 184 goals in 275 appearances between 2011 and 2021. The 33-year-old Argentine, who retired in …

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Excess weight nearly doubles risk of uterine cancer – study

Excess weight nearly doubles a woman’s risk of developing uterine cancer, according to a new study. The Cancer Research UK-funded study found that for five additional units of body mass index (BMI) – the equivalent of a 5ft 5in adult woman weighing two stone more – the risk increased by …

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Arsenal’s top four prospects take another hit with loss to Southampton

Arsenal’s wavering quest for Champions League qualification suffered another setback after they slipped to an uninspiring 1-0 Premier League defeat at Southampton. Tottenham’s surprise home defeat to Brighton in Saturday’s midday kick-off gave the Gunners the chance to level the score with their fourth-placed north London rivals. But Mikel Arteta’s …

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Need for affordable housing above flats in Ferndown

Attempts by a DEVELOPER to remove a condition requiring apartments on the site of a former police station to be occupied on an affordable housing basis have been met with opposition. Aster Communities is applying for planning permission from Dorset Council for Constable Close, Ferndown, so that three flats can …

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Education committee head calls for probe into NUS over allegations of anti-Semitism

A prominent Tory MP has referred the National Union of Students to the Charity Commission for alleged anti-Semitism. Robert Halfon, chairman of the Commons Education Select Committee, wrote to the commission to express his “dismay” at the behavior of the NUS “in relation to their treatment of Jewish students and …

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Whitehall probe ordered into chancellor’s wife tax status leak

An investigation into the Whitehall leaks has been launched to try to find out who leaked details of the tax status of Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s wife to the media. Akshata Murty dramatically announced on Friday that she would pay UK tax on her worldwide earnings after the revelation that she …

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Jet2 hails surge in bookings as it faces £383m loss

Holiday giant Jet2 said the easing of UK travel restrictions led to a significant increase in bookings in February and March, although the company still expects a bumper loss for the past year. The company said bookings for the period were approaching “seasonal norms as customer confidence in international travel …

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Royal Bournemouth Hospital announces ‘biggest change’ in acute medicine

Same-day emergency care and the acute medical unit are now co-located at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital and a new patient journey is in place in the “biggest change in acute medicine for a decade”. The pathway, introduced in a bid to reduce hospital admissions, requires patients to be “same day …

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British father and nine-year-old son killed in landslide while on holiday in Australia

A British father and son have died after five members of the same family were caught in a landslide while on vacation in Australia. The nine-year-old boy and his 49-year-old father died at the scene at Wentworth Pass in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, New South Wales Police said. …

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Hungarians go to the polls in the shadow of war in Ukraine

Polls opened across Hungary early on Sunday as voters faced a choice: try their luck with a diverse coalition of Western-looking opposition parties or grant nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban a renewed term with a fourth consecutive term. The contest is expected to be the tightest since Mr Orban came …

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Fundraisers set up to help finance the funeral of Dj Tom Roberts

Fundraisers have been set up to help pay for the funeral costs of famed Bournemouth DJ Tom Roberts. The 21-year-old suffered fatal injuries outside the Tube on Old Christchurch Road on the morning of Saturday March 12. Tom, who performed drum and bass DJ sets under the name “Nomad”, has …

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Trusted Traders | Echo of Bournemouth

Choosing a trader you can trust can be a daunting task. Below, we shine the spotlight on the excellence of a trio of merchants who have earned a reputation for providing proven quality customer service. It is always important to choose a licensed roofer. The family owned company Right Roof …

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Mark Wood talks litter on Mother’s Day – Sunday Sports Social

Sports stars and clubs around the world continue to give insight into their lives on social media. Here, the PA news agency takes a look at some of the best examples from March 27. Mothers’ Day Happy Mother’s Day ♥️ pic.twitter.com/6bjuZ3HTQk — Marcus Rashford MBE (@MarcusRashford) March 27, 2022 Happy …

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Humza Yousaf: Ukrainian refugees will have immediate access to health care

Ukrainians fleeing war in their home country will be able to access health care and certain benefits upon arrival in Scotland. Health Secretary Humza Yousaf said the move was part of efforts to ensure those fleeing the Russian invasion received “the warmest possible welcome”. An amendment to current legislation means …

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PHOTOS: Heather fire on Parley Common

PHOTOS show the extent of the heathland fire which quickly engulfed much of Parley Common earlier today (Wednesday). Fire crews descended on the common area behind Barns Road Centre, Ferndown, just before midday to tackle the blaze, which was put out using two main lines and three hose reel jets. …

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What the Newspapers Say – March 22

The country’s front pages are buzzing with revelations about the killer of veteran MP Sir David Amess. the Daily mail, DailyMirror and The sun Ali Harbi report Ali conducted years of search for high-profile targets, including Communities and Leveling Secretary Michael Gove, before killing Sir David in October 2021. Tuesday …

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Russian strategy of blockading Ukrainian cities will fail – Zelensky

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Russian forces were blockading his country’s biggest cities to subjugate the population, but he warned the strategy would fail and Moscow would lose in the long run if it did not end its war. Mr Zelenskyy accused the Kremlin of deliberately creating ‘a humanitarian catastrophe’ …

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Van and power tools stolen by masked thieves from Bournemouth water purification site

A tipper van and power tools have been stolen by masked thieves from a water purification site in Bournemouth. The Wimborne Road site in Kinson was burglarized between 8pm and 9.10pm on Sunday March 6. Entry was forced into a storage container and an office building. A number of vehicle …

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International Covid travel restrictions for Scotland will end this week

Coronavirus restrictions on passengers traveling to Scotland from overseas are due to end this week. The announcement comes after a meeting between Britain’s four nations on Monday decided that all international travel restrictions for people arriving in the country will be lifted from 4am on Friday. Fully vaccinated travelers will …

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Attorney General pledges to put Russian war criminals ‘behind bars’

The Attorney General has pledged to put behind bars Russian soldiers convicted of war crimes in Ukraine. Writing in the Sunday Telegraph, Suella Braverman stressed the urgency of gathering evidence of Russia’s war crimes now. She added that she had just signed a joint statement with the Attorney General of …

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The Daily Echo School Awards announce new sponsors

The Daily Echo will soon be announcing this year’s winners of the Daily Echo School Awards supported by our main sponsor, United Taxis. After a two-year hiatus, the awards are back in full swing and we’ve received record nominations for hundreds of worthy teachers and support staff. We are also …

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Trump’s plane makes emergency landing after engine failure

A plane carrying former President Donald Trump was forced to make an emergency landing in New Orleans last weekend after suffering engine failure over the Gulf of Mexico. Details of the emergency landing, first reported by Politico, were confirmed Wednesday by a person familiar with the incident who was not …

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What the Newspapers Say – March 8

Fleeing civilians are once again splashed across the country’s newspapers after another failed ceasefire. The Guardian splash is Kiev’s response to Vladimir Putin’s offer of a humanitarian corridor to Russia. Front page of The Guardian, Tuesday March 8, 2022: Kiev rejects Putin’s offer to let people flee to Russia pic.twitter.com/PHOgPEZbmH …

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Don’t underestimate the West, Wallace tells Putin

Defense Secretary Ben Wallace has warned Vladimir Putin not to underestimate the West, as he said if the allies stick together he is sure the Russian leader will fail in his invasion of Ukraine. In an interview with the Sunday Telegraph, Mr Wallace said the West ‘must not be afraid …

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Taoiseach rejects calls to expel Russian ambassador

The Taoiseach has rejected further demands for the expulsion of the Russian ambassador to Ireland. On Wednesday, Micheal Martin refused to bow to pressure from opposition parties in the Dail, as Sinn Fein and Labor pressed the government to expel Yury Filatov. Both sides acknowledged there were “valid” reasons for …

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Government moves to introduce licenses to administer Botox and fillers

People providing Botox or fillers would need a license under new government plans to protect patients from botched cosmetic procedures. Health Secretary Sajid Javid has highlighted his commitment to making it a crime to carry out such non-surgical work without a licence, saying ‘far too many people have been emotionally …

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At least 10 dead in Indonesia earthquake as search continues

Search efforts continued Sunday in the hardest hit areas of the Indonesian island of Sumatra after a violent earthquake killed 10 people, injured nearly 400 others and displaced thousands, an official said. of the disaster. Rescuers recovered two more bodies late Saturday from the rubble of houses toppled by the …

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On this day in 2009: Jason Robinson returns to Sale

The Premiership Sale club appointed former England star Jason Robinson as their new head coach on this day in 2009. Robinson was lured out of retirement to return to the club where he spent seven years as a player after agreeing a two-year deal to join the management team at …

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Inquiry into criminal damage at Pageant Gardens, Sherborne

POLICE have castigated ‘senseless’ vandals and launched an investigation after reports of damage to city center gardens. This morning (February 23) police were called to Pageant Gardens, next to Sherborne station, after reports of criminal damage to a sign and bin, which were toppled late last night or earlier during …

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Thomas Tuchel promises full Chelsea protection for struggling Romelu Lukaku

Thomas Tuchel has insisted Romelu Lukaku’s struggles are no laughing matter, pledging Chelsea’s full protection for the Belgian striker. Lukaku had just seven touches in Saturday’s 1-0 Premier League win at Crystal Palace in another test outing for the Blues. The battle over signing the club-record £98million to find his …

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Nantes inflict surprise defeat on Ligue 1 leaders Paris St Germain

Ligue 1 leaders Paris St Germain suffered an unexpected 3-1 defeat at Nantes. Randal Kolo Muani gave the hosts an early lead before Lionel Messi was denied an early equalizer by a fine save from Alban Lafont. Nantes doubled their lead thanks to a fine strike from Quentin Merlin in …

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Brendan Rodgers praises Leicester’s professional performance against Randers

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers hailed “a job well done” by his players after beating Danish side Randers 4-1 in the first leg of their Europa Conference League play-off. The Foxes took the lead at the King Power Stadium through a 23rd-minute effort from Wilfred Ndidi before the visitors surprised with …

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These are the games you want – Rangers relish Dortmund ‘challenge’

Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst insists his players are relishing their formidable Europa League showdown with Borussia Dortmund. The Scottish champions will face the tournament favorites in their knockout round, with the first leg at the legendary Westfalenstadion on Thursday. However, Van Bronckorst is confident his team will embrace the …

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Escaped Prisoner Paul Robson Sparks Nationwide Manhunt – What We Know

At 7am on Sunday, convicted sex offender Paul Robson escaped from a Lincolnshire jail, sparking a nationwide manhunt. Robson, born in Newcastle, was living in Oxford at the time of his offenses and “presents a particular danger to women and young children”. Robson is serving a life sentence for attempted …

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Johnson’s new chief of staff promises ‘smaller state’ under party pressure

Boris Johnson’s new chief of staff has promised it is now a ‘priority to restore a smaller state’ as the Prime Minister struggles to keep the Tories on his side while facing questions from police investigating alleged breaches of the lockdown. Steve Barclay, who was given the role as part …

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South Western Railways restores previous timetable

A DIRECT train between Weymouth and London Waterloo is returning after South Western Railway announced it would reinstate the pre-Omicron timetable. From Monday February 21, the train operator will return to its previous services, meaning commuters traveling to the capital will no longer have to change at Bournemouth. South Western …

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Championship betting tips, odds and free bets

The EFL Championship kicks off on Wednesday with a new round of fixtures, with Bournemouth hosting Birmingham City at the Vitality Stadium. Match information: To start up: 00:45 Dated: tenand February 2022, Vitality Stadium Bet £10 Get £50 in betting credits Visit the site Minimum deposit requirement. Free bets are …

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Maison Sax business to be liquidated after Covid hits trade

Maison Sax, in Ashley Cross, has been a victim of the Omicron crisis, according to the firm which will be appointed to liquidate the company. Maison Sax was the trading name of La Cave Dorset, which is due to appoint liquidators this week. The restaurant’s founder, David Sax, left as …

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Manchester United star Ethan Laird suffers another injury awaiting his Bournemouth debut

Manchester United right-back Ethan Laird’s hopes of making his debut for loan club Bournemouth against Boreham Wood in the FA Cup on Sunday night have been dashed by yet another injury setback. The 20-year-old, who is held in very high regard by the locals at Old Trafford, joined Bournemouth on …

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Football fan admits racially abusing Rio Ferdinand

A football fan has admitted to racially abusing former England defender Rio Ferdinand after the Euro 2020 final. Robert Whippe, 54, pleaded guilty at St Albans Magistrates’ Court to two counts of sending a grossly offensive message to Mr Ferdinand about his Wembley final comment, said the Crown Prosecution Service. …

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What is the upgrade strategy?

Michael Gove has finally drawn up plans to “level” the country and reduce the great disparities facing the UK. But what are the details of the 330-plus-page white paper that was released by the Leveling Up Secretary on Wednesday. – What is upgrading? It was a key slogan of Boris …

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Boris Johnson ‘should be very worried’, warns former Tory leader

William Hague said the Prime Minister had a chance to deliver real change in response to Sue Gray’s report and squandered it. Writing in The Times, Mr Hague said the Prime Minister had plenty of time to draft a comprehensive and substantive response which gave his critics “pause to think” …

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Two more Covid deaths recorded in Scotland

Scotland has recorded two new coronavirus-related deaths and 6,185 new cases in the past 24 hours, according to the latest figures. This brings the death toll of people who tested positive for the virus in the previous 28 days to 10,311, although weekend figures tend to be lower as registration …

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Home Secretary Approves Autonomy Founder’s Extradition to US

Home Secretary Priti Patel has approved the extradition of a British tech tycoon to the United States to face criminal fraud charges. It comes after Dr. Mike Lynch lost a multibillion-dollar fraud suit on Friday over the sale of his software company Autonomy to Hewlett Packard (HP) in 2011. He …

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Two people found dead in Bothenhampton Nature Reserve

POLICE are investigating after two youths were found dead in a nature reserve. Officers were called to Bothenhampton Nature Reserve in Bothenhampton near Bridport on Tuesday morning, where sadly the bodies of a man and a woman were discovered. Dorset Police say there are no suspicious circumstances. The families have …

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Explanation of the construction work of the Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Residents of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (and beyond) will have noticed the giant crane which is currently in place at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital (RBH) hospital site. Along with the main hospitals in Poole and Dorchester, the RBH serves residents of both Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole and Dorset Council. The …

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Man dies after being punched in the head at social club

A man has died after a single punch to the head at a social club near Manchester. Greater Manchester Police (GMP) say Paul Ologbose, 57, was allegedly struck once in the head following an altercation at a venue on Kensington Drive in Leigh shortly before 1.55am on Sunday. A man …

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Russian minister accepts invitation to meet Defense Secretary Ben Wallace

The Russian Defense Minister has accepted an invitation to meet British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace amid tensions over Ukraine, according to the PA news agency. Mr Wallace invited his Russian counterpart, Sergei Shoigu, to visit London to discuss mutual security earlier this week. Shoigu instead offered to meet in Moscow, …

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Patrick Bamford’s return to Leeds delayed by foot injury

Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa has revealed striker Patrick Bamford has suffered yet another setback in his bid to regain full fitness. Bamford, one of at least eight injured first-team players set to miss Saturday’s Premier League home game against Newcastle, suffered a foot problem. Bielsa said: “(Adam) Forshaw and (Junior) …

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Goldman Sachs fourth-quarter profits fall 13% as compensation costs soar

Goldman Sachs said its fourth-quarter profits fell 13% from a year earlier, largely because the bank prepared to pay hefty payouts to its well-paid employees. This is the latest sign that wages are rising sharply, especially on Wall Street. Most of the big banks that have released their results so …

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Neil Robertson dominates Barry Hawkins to claim second Masters title

Neil Robertson claimed his second Masters title with a 10-4 win over Barry Hawkins at Alexandra Palace. The 39-year-old Australian, a 2012 champion, dominated after Hawkins suffered a bout of bad luck in the fifth period with the score at 2-2. Hawkins fouled the green with his sleeve and Robertson, …

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Rafael Nadal: The Australian Open is much more important than any player

The Australian Open is more important than one player and will be a big tournament ‘with or without’ Novak Djokovic, according to Rafael Nadal. The Spaniard has made it clear on several occasions that he disagrees with Djokovic’s resistance to the Covid-19 vaccination and the extent to which his ongoing …

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Man assaulted in front of a McDonald’s in Boscombe

A MAN was punched in the face in front of a McDonald’s before being assaulted and robbed again in Boscombe. Between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. on Wednesday 29 December, it is reported that the victim – a Bournemouth man in his 20s – was punched in the face by …

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‘Disrespectful’ leak of Prime Minister’s statement on Covid investigated

The Scottish government has opened an investigation into the leaked Prime Minister’s statement on Covid-19. Details of the statement – where the 500-person cap on outdoor events was lifted, allowing fans to attend football matches and Six Nations – were reported hours before being released to MSPs. The leak angered …

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Call to end mass testing and vaccinations after recall campaign

Covid testing and mass vaccination should be halted for all but the most vulnerable once the recall campaign is over, the former chairman of the UK Vaccine Task Force said. Dr Clive Dix called for an overhaul of the government’s current strategy in the coming months, saying the impact of …

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Boosters 90% effective against hospitalization by Omicron for those over 65

Vaccine boosters are 90% effective against hospital admission of the Omicron variant for those over 65, new figures show. Figures from the UK Health Security Agency show this level of protection three months after those over 65 received the booster. Meanwhile, protection for people taking two doses fell to about …

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Thom Yorke unveils debut single from new band The Smile

By Press Association 2021 Thom Yorke at Radiohead Roundhouse concert – London Thom Yorke has released the first single from his new band The Smile. The Radiohead frontman has teamed up with teammate Jonny Greenwood and Sons Of Kemet’s Tom Skinner for the new music project. The track, You Will …

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Elizabeth Holmes convicted of fraud on start-up Theranos over “blood tests”

Elizabeth Holmes has been convicted of fraud for turning her blood testing start-up Theranos into a sophisticated sham. The scheme tricked billionaires and other unwitting investors into supporting a seemingly revolutionary company whose medical technology never performed as promised. A jury convicted the 37-year-old man on two counts of wire …

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England’s preparations for fourth ash test hit by more Covid issues

England’s preparations for the fourth ash test fell victim to greater Covid chaos on Sunday, local net bowlers were pulled from their last training session after details of a positive case came out emerged. The latest drama came just hours after the tourists’ plans to recruit former captain for a …

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Police are looking for wanted man Christopher Spelman

POLICE seek to locate a man who has connections to Poole and who has been recalled to jail for three weeks. Merseyside Police officers are appealing to the public in Dorset for help in locating a 62-year-old man who failed to comply with his license release conditions. Christopher Spelman, from …

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Muslim hikers receive massive support in response to racist comments

The founder of a group of Muslim backpackers said he received an “overwhelming response in terms of solidarity from the wider community” after racist comments on Facebook. One hiker, who shared photos of the group on a Christmas Day walk, said he saw a comment “comparing the walkers to the …

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Christmas Day TV Audience Contest Winner Revealed

The Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special proved to be an audience success, claiming the most viewers outside of the Queen’s festive message. The Strictly Special, which was won by pop star Anne-Marie, was watched by an average of 5.8 million viewers, according to BBC overnight figures. The 30-year-old singer and …

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8 tips for stress-free Christmas dinner

While Christmas Day is supposed to be full of joy and laughter, many of us can find happy memories overshadowed by the stress of making Christmas dinner. Make a plan, and follow it The easiest way to take the stress out of Christmas cooking is to be organized. As Christmas …

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London shoppers’ footfall collapses ahead of Christmas amid Omicron spread

The number of Christmas shoppers in central London has fallen by more than a quarter from pre-pandemic levels, according to the latest figures. The West End saw footfall drop 27% on Tuesday compared to the same day in 2019, the New West End Company reported. The figures were nevertheless 10% …

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Grant Shapps: government ‘wastes no time’ by starting rail improvements

The government is “wasting no time” by starting work to transform rail services in the Midlands and the North, according to Transport Secretary Grant Shapps. Electrification work on the Midland main line between Kettering, Northamptonshire and Market Harborough, Leicestershire will begin on Thursday, the Cabinet minister said. This is part …

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Voters go to the polls for Chile’s presidential election

Chileans will go to the polls on Sunday to elect their next president following a polarizing campaign between a brand of the free market compared to Donald Trump and a former millennial student protest leader who is committed to fighting inequality. Jose Antonio Kast, a lawmaker who is used to …

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Over 860 new Covid cases in BCP and Dorset

MORE than 860 new cases of Covid have been confirmed in Dorset in the past day, according to the latest figures. A total of 865 new infections were recorded in the BCP and Dorset Council areas within 24 hours until 4 p.m. on Friday 17 December. Of these, 520 were …

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Arsenal enter top four at West Ham’s expense

Arsenal replaced West Ham in the Premier League top four after beating them 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium thanks to goals from Gabriel Martinelli and Emile Smith Rowe. Martinelli gave the Gunners the lead three minutes after the start of the second half before West Ham was reduced to 10 …

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New Forest food basket company is our trader of the week

LA New Forest and the regions surrounding it are home to a multitude of independent food and beverage producers, as well as a company that selects their wares for baskets. The Forest Foodie recently won two Brilliance in Business Awards from the New Forest Business Partnership, where it was named …

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Tributes to The Call Center star Nev Wilshire

Tributes were paid to businessman and reality TV star Nev Wilshire after his death. Mr Wilshire rose to prominence as the boss of the Swansea Call Center on the BBC Three reality series The Call Center, which aired between 2013 and 2014. The fly-on-the-wall documentary series followed the ups and …

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Former Beales and Days restaurant “named and ashamed” for minimum wage

The former Beales department store chain and the company behind a popular Bournemouth restaurant have both found themselves ‘named and humiliated’ for breaking minimum wage laws. JE Beale PLC was found to have underpaid 1,177 store workers by an average of £ 21.25 each, in a violation centered on uniforms …

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Early indications Omicron is more transmissible than Delta, PM tells ministers

Boris Johnson told ministers that the Omicron variant of the coronavirus appears to be “more transmissible” than Delta. The Prime Minister briefed his cabinet on the latest situation on Tuesday, as a scientist warned that cases of the Omicron variant in the UK are expected to soon be higher than …

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Johnson vows to break down ‘county line’ drug gangs

Boris Johnson pledges to dismantle 2,000 drug gangs from ‘county lines’ as part of a £ 300million campaign to rid the country’s streets of illegal drugs. The government is to define its 10-year drug strategy for England and Wales, with police crackdown to cut off the supply of class A …

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Little Mix breakup: group exit statement explaining the split

The three remaining Little Mix members have announced that they will take a hiatus at the end of their Confetti tour next year to “work on other projects.” Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall have confirmed that after 10 years they will not continue in their pop group. Breaking …

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Huge heather fire in Studland: what we know so far

Fire crews from across the county rushed towards a massive heather blaze in Studland that could be seen for miles. The Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service (DWFRS) was called shortly before 8:30 p.m. Tuesday evening over a fire at Godlingstone Heath, Studland. The orange flames could be seen …

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14-year-old gang shooter should be identified, judge says

A judge has lifted an order protecting the identity of a 14-year-old gunman convicted of murder after shooting another teenager in a gang attack in Birmingham. Yussuf Mustapha, of Birmingham, faces a mandatory life sentence alongside three other teenagers convicted earlier this month for the murder of Keon Lincoln, 15, …

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Solomon Islands leader blames unrest on foreign powers

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare blamed foreign interference on his government’s decision to transfer alliances from Taiwan to Beijing over the anti-government protests, arson and looting that have ravaged the capital Honiara in recent days . But critics also blamed the unrest on complaints about a lack of government …

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New Lidl opens in Shaftesbury this week

LIDL GB has confirmed that its new supermarket on Christy’s Lane in Shaftesbury will open for the first time on Thursday. The store’s opening hours will be 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. During the first week of opening, customers …

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Queen sends message to flood-stricken BC

The Queen has sent a message to the people of British Columbia following “catastrophic” flooding in the Canadian province, saying her thoughts are with them. The 95-year-old monarch, who is also Queen of Canada, thanked emergency responders and volunteers for their “hard work” and for providing comfort and support to …

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Clarendon House “Needs Improvement”, CQC Report Says

OPERATORS at a care home in Bournemouth say they are “deeply disappointed” after being rated “requires improvement” by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The Shelley Park Neuro Care Center at Clarendon House, Boscombe, supports people with neurological disorders and has already been rated “Good” by the CQC. However, after an …

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Covid: 530 cases recorded in Dorset in past 24 hours

A TOTAL of 530 new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Dorset in the past 24 hours, according to the latest figures. The latest government figures show 530 people tested positive for Covid-19 in the county in the 24 hours leading up to 4 p.m. on Friday, November 19. …

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Covid rates in England are similar to January, data suggests

Coronavirus rates in England are similar to where they were in January of this year, just after the peak of the second wave, new data suggests. From mid-October to early November 2021, the prevalence was 1.57% – the same as in January – compared to 0.83% in September. According to …

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Council opinion on garbage collection to help household garbage workers

The BCP Council has given advice to people to ensure that their bins will be emptied properly during the winter months. With dark mornings upon us, the council urges residents to leave their food waste, trash cans and recycling bins in a bright, unobstructed area so that garbage workers, working …

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Bike stolen in Ferndown Heist

POLICE investigating a burglary at an address in Ferndown appeal for witnesses and publish an image of a stolen bicycle. Between the afternoon of Saturday November 6 and the morning of Sunday November 7, 2021, entry was obtained at a Medway Road address via an unsecured temporary veranda door. The …

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What the Newspaper Say – November 10

Jabs for tightening jobs for health and care workers, climate change and Geoffrey Cox are on the front pages of Wednesday. The Daily Mirror splashes with a “race to sting 100,000 NHS staff,” saying many health workers risk dismissal if they are not fully immunized by April. Tomorrow’s front page: …

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