Day: June 3, 2013

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Missing woman appeal

Dorset Police is appealing for help from the public to find a missing woman. Zara Broughton, 28, was last seen at an address in Wimborne at 10.30pm on Thursday, 30 May when she left the premises driving a black Renault Clio. Today, (3 June 2013), the vehicle was reported to police as abandoned at the…

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Stanpit Marsh bioblitz discovers 400 species

A ‘bioblitz’ held over a 24-hour period at Stanpit Marsh Nature Reserve in Christchurch has logged more than 400 species of plants and animals.  The event focused on finding and identifying as many species as possible on the marsh. Organised by Christchurch Council’s Countryside Service, it was designed as a way of carrying out an…

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Enterprising effort from Bournemouth teenagers

Two young girls’ love of animals took them on an enterprising crusade to help endangered species, whilst promoting Fairtrade. Georgia Brooker and Danni Cotterill, both year 10 students at Avonbourne College in Bournemouth, have formed their own social enterprise company to raise money for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and support the producers of Fairtrade…

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Wimborne Town signs James Stokoe

Wimborne Town FC boss Steve Cuss is hoping new signing James Stokoe will provide the extra power up front to forge a playoff challenge from the Magpies in the forthcoming campaign. Speculation that the 27-year-old was Cuthbury-bound was stirred up after he appeared in Wimborne colours in a friendly against an Arsenal XI last month.…

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Getting About on Bromptons

Lorenna Jones from Getting About recently collected four Bromptons from Pedals Cycle Centre in Ferndown. Getting About is focused on sustainable transport and these Bromptons will be pool bikes for staff to use instead of the car as a local means of transportation. What an excellent idea.

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Detectives investigating a suspicious death in Christchurch are renewing their appeal for witnesses to come forward – with a photograph of the victim being released by his family. The body of 30-year-old Rico Dardis was discovered near groynes at Seaway Avenue at around 9.10pm on Monday 27 May. He was pronounced dead at the scene.…

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Werewolf songs could be a howling success

A concert of songs about legendary tales of English werewolves is coming to Poole on 6 June. The South West-based folk act, the Wren Band – formed specially by Wren Music to mark the folk music charity’s 30th anniversary – is hoping the popularity of all things werewolf and vampire will bring a new audience…

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