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Five-star academy celebrates jobs accolade

FIVE STARS: Avonbourne Trust has been awarded a five-star charter for how well it prepares its students for employment. Trust CEO, Debbie Godfrey-Phaure, celebrates the award with a team of entrepreneurial students – team Project Emerge. Project Emerge will be entering its business, in which it raises funds to give loans to entrepreneurs in developing […]

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Festive cheer for children affected by domestic abuse

A fundraising and Domestic Abuse fundraising event hosted recently by Safer Poole Partnership in Poole Town Centre proved to be a huge success, with the team managing to collect a huge selection of donated presents, which will go directly to BCHA’s Women’s Refuge and outreach service users and children. The free event, which took place […]

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‘Unique’ hotel thanks firms for coming to its aid  

A UNIQUE hotel which offers holiday retreats for cancer patients and people with life threatening illnesses has thanked two Dorset businesses for coming to its aid.  The Grove in Bournemouth is owned and operated by the Christchurch-based charity, Macmillan Caring Locally. The 30-room hotel, which runs on a not-for-profit basis, opened in 2011 and also […]

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Dorset’s biggest private landlord has taken on seven apprentices this academic year – more than ever before.

They are all on day-release or at night school studying for qualifications in plumbing, electrical installation, plastering and carpentry.  DWP Housing Partnership has about 3,000 tenants and its maintenance team is responsible for the repairs and upkeep of the growing housing stock.  Through investment in its 110 strong workforce, DWP’s staff have received training and […]

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It’s official, Westbourne embraces the spirit of Christmas with fun-filled festivities for all this December and invites you to join their light fiesta!

Festivities have well and truly begun in the heart of Westbourne this Christmas and Saturday 3rd December promises to be even more spectacular. The past weekend saw children gather to meet Westbourne’s own Santa in the Arcade alongside balloon modellers entertaining the crowds and the Barbershop Quartet performing in the streets getting shoppers in the […]

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The Rotary District 1090 is holding its Annual Conference in Bournemouth in 2017 between 24 – 26 March.

The Rotary District 1090 is holding its Annual Conference in Bournemouth in 2017 between 24 – 26 March. The weekend is founded on fellowship, speakers who talk about a range of subjects usually concerning the charities and projects various Rotary Clubs support in the District. Rotary Clubs and the Rotary Movement support a wide range […]

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It’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas at The Royal Arcade in Boscombe!

The art deco Royal Arcade is a warm, welcoming and festive place to be this Christmas so why not spend time checking out the unique and individual shops. No matter what the winter weather the Royal Arcade allows you to shop with an array of exclusive shops and businesses which includes beauty, books, science, collectables […]

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Further investment as Yellow Buses spend £1.3m on new vehicles

YELLOW Buses is to take delivery of six new double-deckers at a cost of £1.3 million. The bus company has placed an order with Scottish manufacturer Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) for its new MMC E400 model.  Delivery is scheduled for next spring, ready for Yellow Buses’ busy summer period. Details of the interiors, seating capacity […]

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Emergency sewerage repairs in Boscombe – 24 November 2016

Emergency sewerage repairs in Boscombe are expected to take a number of months to complete as Wessex Water carries out work on pipework deep underground. In October a sewer in Percy Road collapsed, following subsidence in the area, and the road has remained closed since with a local diversion in place. Ground investigation work and […]

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