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

  • Funding is secured to tackle the sticky issue of chewing gum on our streets

    Further action is to be taken to clean up chewing gum and reduce gum litter in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. BCP Council has received a £27,500 grant from the Chewing Gum Task Force, administered by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy. It will be used to purchase specialist equipment. Locations to be targeted for gum removal later this year include Bournemouth Square, Old Christchurch Road, Commercial Road, Westover Road and Bournemouth Triangle. The equipment will then be used across the wider BCP area.

  • Major work begins on construction of new £91 million state-of-the-art hospital building

    Major work has started at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital on a new £91 million building. Part of the New Hospitals Programme, it will have four levels of hospital wards with 110 beds. The majority will be single rooms. The 10,800 square metre modular construction is being built by healthcare specialist construction firm Darwin Group. It's due for completion in the winter of 2025.

  • Council apologises as Twin Sails Bridge remains out of use while awaiting further repairs

    BCP Council has apologised after confirming that Poole's Twin Sails Bridge is to remain out of use while awaiting repairs. The bridge was taken out of action on May 17 for engineering inspection work but was expected to reopen last weekend. The council says further repairs are now required. Cllr Andy Hadley, BCP Council Portfolio Holder for Climate Response, Environment and Energy, has thanked Poole and Hamworthy residents for their patience and apologised. No date has been given for a reopening and the bridge remains in the raised position.

  • Fun-filled days out for 300 children from four schools at Monkey World thanks to Variety the Children’s Charity

    Around 300 children from four Dorset schools enjoyed fun-filled days at the Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre near Wareham thanks to Variety the Children’s Charity. The youngsters visited on three separate days in June and July and observed the resident orangutans, chimpanzees, capuchins and more as well as enjoy the centre’s new Great Ape Play […]

  • 7,000 signature petition over future of leisure centre to be debated by councillors

    A petition signed by 7,000 people over the future of the QE Leisure Centre in Wimborne is to be debated by Dorset councillors this week. The petition calls on the council to stop the closure of the centre. It says the decision in 2022 by the former Conservative-controlled council to end its subsidy within two years could eventually lead to the school having to find at least £850,000 each year if public use at the centre, now run by community groups, is to continue.

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