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A-One Insurance Group named DBA finalist for Investing in Dorset 

A-One Insurance Group are named finalists in the highly regarded Dorset Business Awards for the 2017 ‘UK Health Insurance Investing in Dorset Award’. This award recognises Dorset companies which understand the benefits of supporting Dorset businesses and buying goods and services locally wherever possible. The AOIG team has grown in the past 24 years from […]

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How was that for a season? Dorset Funeral Plan Cricket League results evening

The battle to be crowned champions of the Dorset Funeral Plan cricket league went down to the very last weekend. And it was Broadstone who pipped Swanage to the Premier League title and picked up their trophy at the annual awards evening. Well led by Steve Trembath and with leading run scorer Luke Carter in the top order, the […]

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Dorset’s Douch Family Funeral Directors has increased its links with the local sporting community by packing down as a partner of Bournemouth Rugby.

The funeral group, with eight branches across the county, will have its name on hoardings at the Chapel Gate ground where the Lions play home games. With the club riding high in the South West Premier League and regularly attracting crowds of almost 1,000, its partners are receiving ever-increasing exposure. Douch Family Funeral Directors, which […]

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Q4 Economic Survey opens today

The 2017 Q4 Economic Survey opens today (closes 27.12.17). Last month we had nearly 100 responses and this survey gives a great insight as to key issues for Dorset businesses (as well as being part of the largest regular national survey). It’s open to all businesses. It only takes 2 minutes to complete and we report […]

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Dorset Venus Awards 2017 Winners

Dorset Venus Awards 2017 in association with Mercedes-Benz of Poole announce winners at Grand Ceremony! Winners of the Dorset Venus Awards 2017 in association with Mercedes-Benz of Poole were announced at a Grand Ceremony and Gala Dinner at the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) on 2nd November 2017. Over 350 guests that included Finalists and Sponsors […]

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It’s ‘Nutty November’ on Bournemouth Pier – Half Price Offers for locals on the Zip Wire, at RockReef & at Key West Bar & Grill!

It has officially been declared ‘Nutty November’ on Bournemouth Pier as spectacular half price offers have been introduced to help locals beat the winter blues! The offer is running from Wednesday 1st November to Thursday 30th November.  Zip Wire flights will be available from as little as £6.50 and RockReef Indoor activities start at just £2.50! Local […]

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One World By The Sea Festival is hailed a huge success!

The inaugural One World By The Sea Festival, which ran from Thursday 26th October until Sunday 29th October, has been hailed as a huge success by those that took part. The community festival, organised by members of the International Education Forum of Bournemouth and Poole, attracted thousands of visitors to the various events that it hosted over […]

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One of Bournemouth’s last family hotels welcomes three new managers

Bournemouth’s multi award-winning Marsham Court Hotel is celebrating 30 years of continuous ownership and three new guest managers. One of the popular coastal resort’s last remaining, family run hotels, the Marsham Court was bought by the late Jennie Deavin and her first husband Chris Dixon-Box in 1987 and is now run by their three children. […]

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16-year-old’s charity single and event raises £1,000 for Women’s Refuge

16 year-old Bournemouth and Poole College student Nicole Mcnally delivered a cheque for £1,000 last week to BCHA following a successful fundraising launch event for her charity CD single release. Nicole wrote, recorded and released the track entitled ‘Annabelle’, which is about a woman trying to escape domestic abuse, to raise money for the Bournemouth […]

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