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All the news you need for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole with travel information and national headlines.

  • Man arrested and charged with two counts of rape and sexual assault

    Detectives investigating a report of rape and sexual assault in Bournemouth have charged a man in connection with the incident. Dorset Police received a report on Sunday evening that a teenage girl had been raped at Bournemouth Beach and another teenage girl sexually assaulted. The incident is reported to have occurred in the area of the Bournemouth Oceanarium. The victims are being supported by specially-trained officers and a full investigation into the matter remains ongoing. Following enquiries, a 24-year-old Bournemouth man was arrested and has been charged with two counts of rape and sexual assault. He was due to appear at Poole Magistrates’ Court today.

  • Twin Sails Bridge expected to be out of action until the middle of June

    Poole's Twin Sails Bridge is expected to remain raised and the road closed to all traffic until the middle of June. The bridge was taken out of action on May 17 for engineering inspection work. BCP Council say additional investigation and remedial works are now required before returning it to operation. It's apologised for the inconvenience caused.

  • Day of Action to highlight efforts aimed at improving Bournemouth town centre

    A Day of Action takes place in Bournemouth town centre today. It aims to highlight the efforts of BCP Council and its partners to reduce littering, anti-social behaviour, illegal parking, uphold trading standards and enforce Public Spaces Protection Orders. Taking part will be rangers from Bournemouth Town Centre BID and WISE Litter Enforcement Officers. Community Action Network volunteers will also be litter picking and involved in gardening activities.

  • Poole Park Whitecliff entrance to remain closed permanently

    BCP Council has decided the make the closure of Poole Park's Whitecliff entrance permanent.

  • Bournemouth man found guilty of murder in Boscombe investigation

    Benjamin Lee Atkins from Bournemouth has been found guilty of the murder of Bournemouth man Simon Shotton. He was convicted following a six week trial at Winchester Crown Court. Debbie Ann Pereira, also of Bournemouth, was found not guilty of murder but was found guilty of perverting the course of justice. She admitted a charge of preventing the burial of a corpse during the course of the trial. They will both will return to court to be sentenced on a date to be confirmed.

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