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Dorset Tourism Awards 2021/2022 winners revealed

In a day-long online awards ceremony, 54 winners were announced for the Dorset Tourism Awards 2021/22, with three more to be revealed in May, when winners and sponsors gather at the Sculpture by the Lakes in Pallington, which won gold, silver and bronze at this year’s event. The judges found …

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Public Health Dorset launches survey of pharmacies

Residents of DORSET are invited to take part in a survey of pharmacy services in the county. Public Health Dorset (PHD) asks residents how they are using local chemists to shape service delivery for the future. The results will form part of a pharmaceutical needs assessment for Dorset – PHD …

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Storm Eunice forces councils to close services

Councils across the UK have been forced to suspend public services, close schools and provide emergency aid to the homeless due to Storm Eunice. The Met Office has issued rare red weather warnings due to expected ‘damaging and disruptive’ winds which could pose a threat to life. A number of …

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The £1million Poole family home which was only built in 1998 is razed

This is the moment a ‘beautiful’ £1million house is razed to the ground in an act described as ‘scandalous’ by neighbours. The family home in the Canford Cliffs suburb of Poole, Dorset, was built as recently as 1998 – but was demolished by diggers less than 25 years later despite …

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Buyers shell out tens of thousands more for homes at BCP

BUYERS had to shell out tens of thousands of extra pounds for homes in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole last year, according to new figures which also reveal the most expensive areas in the area. The impact of the coronavirus pandemic, which halted house sales during the first lockdown, coupled with …

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The winners of the Dorset Tourism Awards in full

A day-long online awards ceremony honored Dorset’s ‘resilient, creative and innovative’ tourism businesses after two years of the pandemic. The Dorset Tourism Awards have revealed 54 winners, with three more to be announced at an in-person event in May. The awards, in their ninth year, recognized pubs, cafes, restaurants, activities …

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Tesla submits request for former Ferndown Porsche site

Electric vehicle manufacturing giant Tesla has filed a planning application to take over a former Porsche garage in Ferndown. Tesla presented plans on January 19 to convert the New Road site, Ferndown, into a large showroom and service center with electric vehicle superchargers. If approved, the site would be the …

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Real estate prices increased in November throughout the BCP

HOME prices continued to rise in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole in November, according to the latest figures. Average prices increased by 1.5% across the metropolitan area, which saw house prices in the area reach annual growth of 9.3%. The average house price in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole in November was …

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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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The notoriety factor drives up real estate prices by more than 100%…

Property portal, MoveStreets, has released new data that reveals how the notoriety factor can boost property prices by up to 117% when it comes to areas frequented by the rich and famous. What the research found MoveStreets analyzed the average house price in postcodes popular with celebrities in four areas …

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Dorset’s seven best kept secrets – which ones did you know?

Dorset is famous for many things – Durdle Door, Jurassic fossils and more – but there is perhaps more that the county is unknown for. Classic books have been written here, secret tunnels have been dug, and famous kings have left landmarks as their legacy. Read on to discover seven …

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Dorset Properties: Cheapest County Roads & Average House Prices

With so many beautiful homes in Dorset it can sometimes seem difficult to find affordable accommodation. However, alongside the more expensive homes in the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council area, accommodation in the Dorset Council areas is just as amazing, but at a more affordable cost. We’ve brought you the …

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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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McDonald’s Dorset branch is temporarily closed and pest control is called

A POPULAR McDonald’s branch in Poole has been closed and pest control and environmental health officers have been called in. The restaurant, located at Wessex Gate Retail Park on Broadstone Way off the A350 Holes Bay Road, Poole reopened on Monday, December 13, after a temporary closure last week. A …

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The BCP Council has introduced an innovation hub to reduce plastic on beaches

ONE million pounds are spent to dispose of litter from beaches in the BCP Council area. The figure was revealed during the release of a new report on local authorities’ sustainable approach to reducing plastic on the beach. The first of its kind, the report was commissioned by the BCP …

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Reversing the trend on single-use plastics on the beach

The BCP Council is determined to reduce single-use plastic on its beaches. The authority commissioned a report from the City to Sea nonprofit seeking to develop a more sustainable approach to Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole seafront. With responsibility for 15 miles of beaches, the resorts are home to around 400,000 …

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How Bournemouth Beach performed in the summer of 2021

2021 has been a great summer – but can the region start over, this time without £ 3.5million in government support? That was the question asked by councilors in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole after a review of summer activities which saw 40,000 parking tickets issued and some anti-social behavior … …

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The beautiful area which is the most popular place in UK for Londoners buying a second home

After a lackluster 2020, buyers of second homes in London have hit the property market with some ferocity this year, breaking two national records. Data received by MyLondon from the Hamptons reveals that for the first time, the average London second home buyer spent more than half a million pounds …

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House prices in Bournemouth rise 26% in five years

Prices for HOUSES in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole have increased from £ 245,188 in September 2015 to £ 309,741 in September 2021. This is a 26% increase to £ 64,553, according to the land register. James Scollard, owner of Clifftons Independent Estate & Letting Agents, said: “House prices in Bournemouth, …

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Construction underway for Bournemouth Christmas Market

CONSTRUCTION is now underway for this year’s Christmas Market and Christmas Tree Wonderland. With less than three weeks to go, the Bournemouth Christmas Market runs from Friday 19 November to Sunday 2 January. To make up for lost time, after being unable to open last year due to the pandemic, …

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MAPPED: every crime reported in the BCP in August

REPORTS of crime in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole fell in August despite a busy tourist month. According to the latest figures from police.uk, a total of 3,825 crimes were reported in the metropolitan area in August, up from 4,097 in July. August had the lowest number of reported crimes compared …

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Dorset planning chief defends housing goals

DORSET Planning Officer Cllr David Walsh said there were no “exceptional circumstances” that would allow the region to sidestep government housing targets. He said while neighbors, BCP, might have a case, rural Dorset – which has already offered to provide an additional 9,000 housing units for the Bournemouth, Christchurch and …

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Bournemouth’s most popular routes

Have you ever wondered where the most desirable streets of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole are? While the coastal real estate boom shows no signs of slowing down, homes in the metropolitan area are snapping up like hot cakes. The average time taken to sell homes has been reduced since the …

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Otley nominated for the best tourism award

OTLEY is launching a campaign to attract visitors for this year while waiting to see if it has won a prestigious national tourism award. The city is a finalist in the Best Coach Friendly Destination category at the British Coach Tourism Awards on 22 September. Designed to coincide with the …

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The best pubs in Dorset to visit this weekend

WITH THE temperature finally rising, it’s definitely the perfect time for a good cold pint. For those looking to visit a pub this weekend, we’ve rounded up some of the best in the area. Using Google Reviews, here are the top rated pubs in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole: Bournemouth: Chaplin’s …

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How many first-time buyers used Help to buy loans in BCP

HUNDREDS of first-time buyers bought homes under the government’s Help to Buy equity loan scheme in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole last year, according to figures. However, housing activists say the program “sticks a cast” on the inability to build enough housing nationwide, while doing nothing to help tenants with no …

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House prices continue to rise in Bournemouth

HOUSES prices rose 1.5% in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole in June, new figures show. This boost is contributing to the longer-term trend, which has seen house prices in the region achieve annual growth of 10.2 percent. The average house price in the metropolitan area in June was £ 308,071, according …

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Firms receive over £ 20million in ‘restart’ funding

HARD-HIT retail and hospitality businesses in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole have received more than £ 20million to help reopen as lockdown restrictions are relaxed, new figures show. Funding for the government’s £ 5bn restart program has been welcomed by board leaders who have urged companies to act quickly to get …

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Coronavirus: more than a million jabs given in Dorset

OVER one million Covid-19 vaccines have been distributed across Dorset thanks to the tireless efforts of county medical staff and volunteers. This magnificent feat now brings the total number of doses administered across Dorset to 1,001,740, according to the latest NHS data. Figures released by NHS England show that a …

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Covid: Upton Junior School students and staff isolate

THIRTY pupils at a Dorset primary school are in isolation after a confirmed case of Covid. Thirty students and “some staff” at Upton Junior School in Poole are all in isolation after a case of Covid-19 is confirmed. A spokesperson for the school said: “We had a case of coronavirus …

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More than 960,000 Covid vaccines administered across Dorset

OVER 965,000 Covid-19 jabs have been administered across Dorset to date. A total of 968,647 doses of the coronavirus vaccine have been distributed in Dorset, according to the latest NHS data. This incredible county-wide feat would have been impossible without all the medical staff and volunteers working tirelessly on the …

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BCP Council Beach Checking App: Was It Successful?

Earlier this year, the BCP council was awarded £ 40,000 to further develop its beach checking app. The Beach Check app, developed by the council, launched in 2020, the month after civic leaders declared a major incident after huge crowds marched on the resort’s beaches. And now the app is …

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World Oceans Day: Photos Celebrate Poole Bay

IT’S World Oceans Day and to celebrate we took a look at some of the awesome photos of Poole Bay from our Camera Club. Across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, we are fortunate to enjoy seven miles of beautiful sandy beaches and an epic coastline that is home to the second …

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Latest coronavirus: cases, deaths and vaccinations in Dorset

NEARLY 900,000 jabs have been given across Dorset, according to the latest figures. The number of coronavirus cases and deaths also remained low in Dorset throughout the past month. The most recent government data shows that no deaths from the coronavirus have yet been reported since May 3 in Dorset. …

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Flaming June heats up to 80F | Weather | New

The hottest place was Myerscough, Lancs. His 78.6F (25.9C) broke the Bank Holiday Monday record of 77.1F in Kinlochewe, north-west Scotland. Bookies have reduced the odds of breaking “Flaming June” records. Forecasters say that although parts of southern England today may rise to 84F (29C) – warmer than much of …

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Dorset Council asks government for help with train cuts

DORSET Council calls for government intervention on cuts to rail services, fearing Dorset’s tourist economy may be derailed by a newly reduced timetable. As reported, the train operator South Western Railway (SWR) has reduced services on the Weymouth-London Waterloo line to just one train per hour. Previously there was a …

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Blue flags for BCP Council beaches

MORE blue flags have been awarded to beaches in the BCP Council area than any other UK authority. Environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy has announced its iconic blue flags and seaside awards to the UK’s best beaches, and Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole have been confirmed with 23 awards in total. …

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Main property hot spots outside of London – Show House

Search by leading mortgage broker for high net values ​​globally, Enness Global Mortgages, revealed which areas of the property market are seeing the biggest purchases outside of London. Enness analyzed property transactions of £ 3million and over across England over the past year and found that 886 houses had been …

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