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Region’s economic powerhouse growing

Region’s economic powerhouse growing

The Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole area is an economic powerhouse which is only going to get stronger, the latest AFC Business event was told. More than 80 directors, business leaders, decision-makers and business people were at AFC Bournemouth’s Vitality Stadium for the May networking breakfast. They heard newly-elect BCP Council member Nigel Hedges talk about […]

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The Curry Queen Rules

The Curry Queen Rules

In less than two weeks the third edition of The Small Awards will recognise the UK’s best small businesses. Included in the evening’s categories is the award for ‘New Kid on the Block’, for the best small business start-up under 18-months-old. Sarah Ali Choudhury – who won the award in 2017 for her gourmet Indian […]

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Bournemouth Open Golf Festival: 28 May to 1 June

A week of golf that is seriously good fun! This tournament, held at Queen’s Park Golf Course, is increasingly popular with golfers coming from all over the country to enjoy a mix of qualifier and ‘just for fun’ competitions. Each day culminates in a prize-giving at our Woodpecker Café. We’re also welcoming back the European […]

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Mudeford Seafood Festival: 25 to 27 May

A family focused celebration of seafood, cooking, entertainment, demonstrations, artisans and musicians, set against the picturesque backdrop of Mudeford Quay, its historic fishing community, Christchurch Harbour and Hengistbury Head. The Festival will be supported by some of the finest chefs in the country who will be providing amazing food demonstrations including Brian Turner, Alex Aitken, […]

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The Great Wildlife Exploration: 25 to 26 May

For the last four years the Great Wildlife Exploration has been held at Hengistbury Head, but we felt that it was time for a change so we’ll be exploring King’s Park this year. King’s Park has a variety of habitats that have yet to be surveyed for wildlife. Join us in a big nature hunt […]

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Lewis-Manning Hospice’s chance to win £1,000

Lewis-Manning Hospice is asking for nominations to win £1,000 Movement for Good award. Lewis-Manning Hospice is encouraging people to nominate them to be in for a chance to win £1,000 as part of specialist insurer Ecclesiastical’s Movement for Good awards. It’s quick and easy to nominate Lewis-Manning Hospice online. Nominations are open from Tuesday 23 […]

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Big Harbour Clean-Up: 18 to 19 May

Big Harbour Clean up

Make a difference to your environment and join in the Big Harbour Clean Up! This weekend help clean up Poole Harbour and the surrounding areas. Register online and choose an area you’d like to focus on. Gather rubbish and deposit it at a central pick-up point for later collection. Dive teams will also be out cleaning […]

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Chestnut Nursery re-opens after stunning redevelopment by Greendale Construction

Chestnut Nursery re-opens after stunning redevelopment by Greendale Construction

Chestnut Nursery in Poole, has re-opened after a stunning redevelopment by Dorset Chartered Builders, Greendale Construction Limited, which saw extensive improvements to the nursery and grounds, including the building of an iconic new shop at the Kingland Road site which offers opportunities to those with long term and enduring mental illness. The work carried out […]

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Overnight closures on A338 to run throughout May

As part of the final phase of the A338 / Blackwater Junction Improvements scheme, a series of overnight lane closures will be in place until the end of May 2019. The closures will run between Ashley Heath roundabout to the Cooper Dean roundabout from 8pm to 6am. To ensure that residents and visitors can get […]

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