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Bournemouth hotel offers its guests an ethical way to wash

Bournemouth hotel offers its guests an ethical way to wash

Bournemouth’s Marsham Court Hotel is partnering with ethical brand CLARITY & Co. to offer its guests soap produced by blind and disadvantaged workers. CLARITY & Co, one of the UK’s oldest social enterprises, was founded in 1854 and seeks to create meaningful employment for people with disabilities and long-term health conditions. The Marsham Court provides […]

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Yellow Buses has marked the 50th anniversary of the last trolley bus in Bournemouth.

Yellow Buses has marked the 50th anniversary of the last trolley bus in Bournemouth.

Still regarded with affection by many, the electric trolleybuses replaced Bournemouth’s former tramway system in 1933 and ran for 36 years. They followed a network of electrically-charged overhead lines suspended above the road. The silent and emission-free trolleybuses were popular with holidaymakers and residents alike. At their height, the trolleybus network extended to 29 miles […]

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Marina exhibitor spaces sell out for the 2019 Poole Harbour Boat Show

Poole Harbour Boat Show

Marina exhibitor spaces for the 2019 Poole Harbour Boat Show (PHBS), which takes place from 7th-9th June, have sold out. Delighted event organisers advised, “The Show is really bucking the trend in terms of regional boat shows and we are thrilled at the level of interest and attention that the PHBS is receiving. It is […]

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Greendale Construction welcomes new team members

Greendale Construction

Dorset Chartered Builders, Greendale Construction Limited, has welcomed four new employees to its Poole based headquarters, in-line with the Company’s impressive continued growth. Ian Whithorn has joined the team as estimator/contracts manager in the Small Works Division which undertakes projects from £1,000 to £400,000k within a 100 mile radius of its Poole office. With over […]

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Business opportunities with Cherries

AFC Business

AFC Bournemouth is inviting businesses to explore partnership opportunities with the Premier League club.Amy Brunton, the club’s Partnerships Manager, told guests at the AFC Business Spring Barbecue that many and varied options were available. She said: “The football season may be coming to a close, but for the club’s commercial side it is the busiest […]

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AFC Business Breakfast

Join the AFC Business team for a morning of coffee and hearty food to kick-start your day and, more importantly, to give you an opportunity to network with lots of friendly faces within the local business community. We’re less than a month from the next AFC Business Breakfast which takes place on Wednesday 8th May […]

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Crumbs project launches new lunch club

The Crumbs project

Due to the continued success of The Crumbs Project outreach program, the charity is launching an additional regular Community Lunch at the Lifecentre in Bournemouth. The Crumbs Project works with adults with mental health conditions, learning disabilities and stabilized addictions, providing supported training services and work experience. As part of the charity’s community outreach program, […]

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Penny Slade

It is with such sadness that we have learnt of the sudden death of Penny Slade who peacefully passed away during the night of April 3rd. Penny’s Funeral will take place at Bournemouth Crematorium on Friday 3rd May at 2.00 p.m. when her life will be celebrated, especially as a member of the Bournemouth in […]

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Head to Bournemouth Pier this Easter

Head to Bournemouth Pier

Head to Bournemouth Pier this Easter for fun and adventure and make use of the newly launched ‘Ultimate Adventure Ticket!’ The team at Bournemouth Pier are urging locals and visitors to head down to Bournemouth Pier this Easter holiday for a thrilling, fun-filled, family adventure. Marketing Manager Sarah Hunter advised, “Go climbing in RockReef or […]

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