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Half term fun at RockReef on Bournemouth Pier!

School half term week, which runs from 22nd – 26th October, will see RockReef indoor activity climbing attraction welcoming lots of families seeking out fun and adventure on Bournemouth Pier. RockReef will have all its indoor activities open 7 days a week, from 10am until 7pm (last session 5:30pm). The popular attraction includes 28 climbing walls, a […]

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Ryanair launches new Bournemouth route to Dublin

Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, has announced a new route from Bournemouth to Dublin, with a four weekly service commencing in April 2019, which will be a part of Ryanair’s Summer 2019 schedule. British consumers and visitors can now enjoy even lower fares and the latest Always Getting Better improvements including: Reduced checked-in bag fees – lower €25 […]

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CRUMBS HOSTS ROTARY CLUB LUNCH

Earlier this month Bournemouth based charity The Crumbs Project welcomed members from local Rotary Clubs across the regions to join them for a celebratory lunch. Rotary members enjoyed a tour of Crumbs’ professional training facility and a traditional roast dinner, prepared by Crumbs’ team of mixed ability trainees. The lunch was an opportunity for Rotary Club […]

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Yellow Buses’ beach bash shortlisted for top UK award

A summer beach bash organised by Yellow Buses has been shortlisted for a top national award. Hoardes of beach-goers enjoyed the free community event called Buster’s Boscombe Big Beach Bash in June. Attractions included face painting, sand castle building, giant jenga and circus demonstrations while Yellow Buses’ mascot Buster Bear helped entertain the children. Now the […]

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Lift-off for Bournemouth Airport with new Managing Director 

Bournemouth Airport, owned and operated by Regional & City Airports (RCA), has appointed Stephen Gill as new Managing Director. Previously Peel Airport’s Chief Executive Officer for Doncaster Sheffield Airport and Durham Tees Valley Airport, he was appointed following a rigorous selection process. Mr Gill, who commenced his role on Thursday, 11th October, is responsible for the general […]

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New bid to help homeless

A major new multi-agency initiative aiming at reducing rough sleeping and homelessness in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch has been launched. Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole Street Support is backed by up to 30 different organisations, including charities, churches and local authorities. These include charitable housing association BCHA whose social enterprise offshoot the New Leaf Company’s multi-use […]

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Six of the best as insurance firm sings with Cherries again

Specialist broker Alan & Thomas Insurance Group has renewed its partnership with AFC Bournemouth for a sixth successive year. The Cherries’ Official Commercial Insurance Suppliers manage the club’s commercial insurance activities from their head office in Poole. AFC Bournemouth star striker Callum Wilson was on hand to present a commemorative shirt to the company’s Trading […]

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Multi-Award-Winning Entrepreneur Helps Dorset Businesses Achieve National Recognition

A local award-winning entrepreneur is launching a brand-new course to help other small businesses in the community win national awards. Bournemouth-based multi-award-winning entrepreneur, Sarah Ali Choudhury, is helping other local companies achieve national recognition for their hard work with her new, innovative awards course. As a winner of three award wins this year alone, including […]

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Sporting legends prove the business

Two sporting heroes entertained nearly 150 directors from businesses across Dorset and Hampshire with inspirational stories at the seventh annual AFC Business Directors’ Dinner. Double Olympic gold medal rower and adventurer James Cracknell, 46, was the keynote speaker at the event, held at AFC Bournemouth’s Vitality Stadium. He spoke candidly of the trials and tribulations […]

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