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Contaminated birds on the south coast

Over 1000 birds now dead

A week after the first reports of birds covered in a sticky glue like substance being washed up on South West beaches, wildlife charities have today confirmed that the number of dead has passed 1000. This is in addition to the 200+ birds in the care of RSPCA and South Devon Seabird Trust.

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Dorset news

Do you recognise this man?

Officers in West Moors are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after an assault that occurred in a betting shop in the village – with a CCTV image of a man they wish to speak with being released. The incident, in which a male member of staff was assaulted by an…

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Concerns rise over missing Poole man

Police in Poole are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing man – with a picture of the man being released. Richard Gibbons, 54 years old, was last seen at his home address in the Alderney area in the early hours of Thursday, 18 April. He has been upset recently and his family…

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Iris Brain receives her 100th birthday cake from Fernhill's Activity Organiser Ann Marie Knight. Joining them are Iris's granddaughter Fiona Hammick and Fiona's father Merrick Williams, Iris's son-in-law.

100th birthday celebrated in style

An elegant great-grandmother with a passion for fashion has celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends.
Iris Brain was centre of attention as Colten Care’s Fernhill home in Ferndown held a party in her honour and presented her with a bouquet of flowers.

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Club President Roy Salmon and John Gully the club’s new Business Partners' officer

Business and work experience combine with Rotary

Wimborne Rotary Club is relaunching its successful Business Partners scheme. The club’s future plans for adding value to the scheme and its benefits to Partner members were outlined at a meeting at the Allendale Centre on 18 April, chaired by Club President Roy Salmon and John Gully the club’s new Business Partners’ officer. Roy Salmon…

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Thay OM Dermosense Body Treatment and Collin Facial

Don’t miss this holistic springtime offer

By Janine Pulford Recently I enjoyed a holistic Thay OM Dermosense Body Treatment and a Collin facial at Professional Beauty Care in West Parley. These treatments are currently available at the salon for the remarkably low price of £45 as a combined package and are incredibly good value. The body treatment takes an hour-and-a-half and…

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Dr Colin Davidson

Janine Pulford talks to Dr Colin Davidson

On 1 April, as part of national healthcare reforms, 13 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) took over the role of the two Primary Care Trusts (PCT) in Dorset.  I spoke to the new Clinical Lead for the East Dorset Locality of NHS Dorset CCG, Dr Davidson, who is a senior partner of the Cranborne Practice, to…

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Win a signed copy of the Jammy Bodger’s Guide

Mel Sellings AKA ‘the Jammy Bodger’ from Swanage is celebrating after winning gold for her Seville orange marmalade at the World’s Original Marmalade Awards. Over 1000 jars of marmalade from as far afield as Australia and the Philippines were judged by -amongst others- Pam Corbin of River Cottage fame, Tim Came, MD of Thursday Cottage,…

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Fab Furlong £50 – up for grabs

What would you do if you won £50 of vouchers to spend at The Furlong shopping centre in Ringwood? Would you put them towards a new outfit or something for the house? Or maybe you would like to treat a group of friends to a cup of coffee and a catch-up. If you win, the…

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