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Picture of the day – May 28

Picture of the day – May 28

Skipper Tracy Edwards and her all-female crew celebrate Round the World Race success. Read full article: Picture of the day – May 28...→

How will England's lockdown end? Coronavirus track and trace app goes live

How will England's lockdown end? Coronavirus track and trace app goes live

Those in England with coronavirus will have their contacts traced from today in a bid to control the spread of Covid-19 and help ease lockdown rules. Read full article: How will England's lockdown end? Coronav...→

Politicians ejected in Hong Kong debate on Chinese anthem bill

Politicians ejected in Hong Kong debate on Chinese anthem bill

One of the politicians was forcibly carried out of the legislative chamber by security forces. Read full article: Politicians ejected in Hong Kong debate ...→

'Real team effort will help businesses out of lockdown'

'Real team effort will help businesses out of lockdown'

It has been increasingly clear for some time that working together will be one of the most important ways in which change the way we do business. Read full article: 'Real team effort will help businesses o...→

Elderly driver who crashed into parked car should have been wearing his glasses

Elderly driver who crashed into parked car should have been wearing his glasses

AN ELDERLY driver who wrote off two vehicles when he crashed into a parked car has surrendered his licence after telling police the sun was in his… Read full article: Elderly driver who crashed into parked c...→

Dorset residents urged not to leave donations on doors of charity shops during lockdown

Dorset residents urged not to leave donations on doors of charity shops during lockdown

CANCER Research UK is urging people across Dorset not to leave donations on the doorsteps of its shops whilst lockdown continues in order to ensure… Read full article: Dorset residents urged not to leave dona...→

Annual Dorset Dinghy Day put on hold due to coronavirus

Annual Dorset Dinghy Day put on hold due to coronavirus

ORGANISERS of the Dorset Dinghy Day have announced that this year's event has been postponed. Read full article: Annual Dorset Dinghy Day put on hold due...→

NHS Providers warns ‘key bits still to be built’ as test and trace begins

NHS Providers warns ‘key bits still to be built’ as test and trace begins

NHS Providers chief executive Chris Hopson has warned “very key bits” of the Government’s test and trace strategy are not yet in place as the scheme is set to [...] Read full article: NHS Providers warns ‘key bits still to b...→

Contact tracing system launched amid mounting Tory anger over Cummings

Contact tracing system launched amid mounting Tory anger over Cummings

It will see people with Covid-19 having their contacts traced in a bid to cut off routes of transmission for the virus and control local flare-ups. Read full article: Contact tracing system launched amid mou...→

Appeal launched for old mobile devices to help those cut off from technology

Appeal launched for old mobile devices to help those cut off from technology

The Great British Tech Appeal hopes to redistribute 10,000 unwanted devices to disadvantaged families across the UK. Read full article: Appeal launched for old mobile devices t...→

Letter to the editor: Not opening all toilets risks public health

Letter to the editor: Not opening all toilets risks public health

IT is disgraceful that the council are playing fast and loose with public health, even more so during this coronavirus pandemic. Read full article: Letter to the editor: Not opening all to...→

More than 500 scientists to map Covid-19 effects and treatments in blood

More than 500 scientists to map Covid-19 effects and treatments in blood

Mass spectrometry will be used with the aim of refining testing approaches, looking at treatment options, and determining isolation requirements. Read full article: More than 500 scientists to map Covid-19...→

Weather postpones first SpaceX launch of Nasa astronauts minutes before lift-off

Weather postpones first SpaceX launch of Nasa astronauts minutes before lift-off

Nasa has postponed its first launch of astronauts from US soil in nine years due to bad weather, just minutes before lift-off.... But as the weather conditions [...] Read full article: Weather postpones first SpaceX launch of...→

Coronavirus wrap: Four positive tests in PL as Morgan has T20 World Cup doubts

Coronavirus wrap: Four positive tests in PL as Morgan has T20 World Cup doubts

English football’s top flight conducted tests on 1,008 individuals over the course of Monday and Tuesday. Read full article: Coronavirus wrap: Four positive tests in...→

Mike Ashley fails in bid to trigger investigation into struggling Debenhams

Mike Ashley fails in bid to trigger investigation into struggling Debenhams

Lawyers representing Mr Ashley’s Frasers Group, which owns nearly a third of Debenhams’ shares, asked a judge to appoint a ‘provisional… Read full article: Mike Ashley fails in bid to trigger inve...→

Andrew accused in documentary of romping in pool with topless woman

Andrew accused in documentary of romping in pool with topless woman

The Duke of York has strenuously denied sex allegations made against him by one of Jeffrey Epstein’s victims Read full article: Andrew accused in documentary of romping...→

I would have liked more female representation at press conferences, PM says

I would have liked more female representation at press conferences, PM says

The Government has been criticised for the lack of women fronting the briefings – with Priti Patel the only female Cabinet minister to have… Read full article: I would have liked more female represent...→

London markets make ‘solid’ gains as trading optimism continues

London markets make ‘solid’ gains as trading optimism continues

London’s top flight closed 76.49 points higher at 6,144.25p at the end of trading on Wednesday. Read full article: London markets make ‘solid’ gains as tra...→

How to properly test if your eyesight is good enough to drive

How to properly test if your eyesight is good enough to drive

Motorists have been urged to test their eyesight amid concerns many behind the wheel do not realise they are too shortsighted to drive. Read full article: How to properly test if your eyesight is...→

Here's why dozens of local radio stations will be rebranded later this year

Here's why dozens of local radio stations will be rebranded later this year

Dozens of local radio stations run by Bauer Media across England are set to be rebranded in a dramatic shake-up. Read full article: Here's why dozens of local radio station...→

Two more coronavirus deaths confirmed in Dorset hospitals

Two more coronavirus deaths confirmed in Dorset hospitals

TWO more people have died with coronavirus in Dorset hospitals, taking the county's total to 147. Read full article: Two more coronavirus deaths confirmed in...→

Former Gloucestershire captain Tony Brown dies aged 83

Former Gloucestershire captain Tony Brown dies aged 83

Brown’s 489 first-class appearances for Gloucestershire put him seventh on the club’s all-time list. Read full article: Former Gloucestershire captain Tony Brow...→

Wings Over Scotland blogger’s defamation appeal against Kezia Dugdale rejected

Wings Over Scotland blogger’s defamation appeal against Kezia Dugdale rejected

Stuart Campbell launched the action after an article was published by the former Scottish Labour leader. Read full article: Wings Over Scotland blogger’s defamation...→

McDonald’s to reopen more than 1,000 restaurants by next week

McDonald’s to reopen more than 1,000 restaurants by next week

The chain said it closed some drive-thru lanes last week after soaring demand impacted local communities or staff and customer safety. Read full article: McDonald’s to reopen more than 1,000 res...→

Ambulance staff ‘assaulted for asking patients to wear face mask’

Ambulance staff ‘assaulted for asking patients to wear face mask’

The Welsh Ambulance Service said some patients have become aggressive when asked to wear a face mask as a precaution. Read full article: Ambulance staff ‘assaulted for asking pa...→

One million businesses claim £15bn from Government furlough scheme

One million businesses claim £15bn from Government furlough scheme

HMRC said more than £6.8bn has been claimed via 2.3 million applications from those who are self-employed and unable to work. Read full article: One million businesses claim £15bn from ...→

McDonald's confirm when every drive-thru across the country will reopen

McDonald's confirm when every drive-thru across the country will reopen

McDonald's have revealed when all of their drive-thru branches across the country will reopen. Read full article: McDonald's confirm when every drive-thru...→

Lockdown loan secures future of Roman fort trust

Lockdown loan secures future of Roman fort trust

The Vindolanda Charitable Trust relies on cash brought in by visitors, many from overseas, who come every year to see the Hadrian’s Wall landmark. Read full article: Lockdown loan secures future of Roman fo...→

Tennis action to return behind closed doors in Roehampton

Tennis action to return behind closed doors in Roehampton

Lawn Tennis Association reveals details of four three-day events at the National Tennis Centre. Read full article: Tennis action to return behind closed do...→

John Lewis in Poole to be among the first to reopen

John Lewis in Poole to be among the first to reopen

POOLE’S branch of John Lewis is to be one of the first two stores in the chain to reopen. Read full article: John Lewis in Poole to be among the firs...→

Robinsons squash buoys Britvic as sales hit by pub closures

Robinsons squash buoys Britvic as sales hit by pub closures

Sales of child-friendly brand Fruit Shoot were affected by the lockdown, the company said, as people stayed at home. Read full article: Robinsons squash buoys Britvic as sales ...→

Pro golfer Matt Fitzpatrick helps buy virus equipment for children’s hospital

Pro golfer Matt Fitzpatrick helps buy virus equipment for children’s hospital

The 25-year-old is a patron of The Children’s Hospital Charity which supports the Children’s Hospital in his native Sheffield. Read full article: Pro golfer Matt Fitzpatrick helps buy vi...→

Halfords set to reopen Poole store to cope with surge in demand

Halfords is set to reopen 53 stores, including its Poole outlet, to welcome back customers. Read full article: Halfords set to reopen Poole store to co...→

Virus expands grip in many areas as US nears 100,000 deaths

Virus expands grip in many areas as US nears 100,000 deaths

South Korea reported 40 newly confirmed cases – the biggest daily jump in nearly 50 days. Read full article: Virus expands grip in many areas as US n...→

Not a single Conservative BCP councillor offers a comment when contacted over Dominic Cummings

Not a single Conservative BCP councillor offers a comment when contacted over Dominic Cummings

NONE of the 36 councillors elected to BCP Council have made any comment on the decision of Dominic Cummings to drive 260 miles from his home during… Read full article: Not a single Conservative BCP councillor...→

Man who denies his home is a restaurant ‘is trading during lockdown’

Man who denies his home is a restaurant ‘is trading during lockdown’

Last year, Orlando Williams was investigated by Norwich City Council after a large sign appeared above the door of the property. Read full article: Man who denies his home is a restaurant ...→

Why the MOT extension could see one million unsafe cars back on the roads

Why the MOT extension could see one million unsafe cars back on the roads

Over a million unroadworthy cars may return to the roads in coming weeks due to the Government’s decision to offer an MOT exemption to drivers. Read full article: Why the MOT extension could see one mill...→

Man appears before magistrates after threatening woman at Bournemouth court

Man appears before magistrates after threatening woman at Bournemouth court

A MAN has been fined after he used threatening words towards a woman at the Bournemouth Crown and County Courts building. Read full article: Man appears before magistrates after thr...→

Calls to 'get it done' over refurbishment of pavilion

Calls to 'get it done' over refurbishment of pavilion

PLANS to refurbish the pavilion in Fordingbridge are moving forward with calls from councillors to “get it done”. Read full article: Calls to 'get it done' over refurbishmen...→

Light pollution is blocking Dorset's view of the night sky

Light pollution is blocking Dorset's view of the night sky

ALMOST half the people taking part in a recent night sky survey in Dorset counted ten stars or fewer. Read full article: Light pollution is blocking Dorset's vie...→

Bournemouth Sports FC threatened with collapse during lockdown

Bournemouth Sports FC threatened with collapse during lockdown

A POPULAR football club in Bournemouth threatened with the thought of collapsing has launched a campaign to keep their club going. Read full article: Bournemouth Sports FC threatened with co...→

Ewe died after being fed satsuma by public

Ewe died after being fed satsuma by public

A TWO-YEAR-OLD ewe died after choking on a satsuma fed to her by unknown members of the public. Read full article: Ewe died after being fed satsuma by publ...→

Baby adder and rare smooth snake released by into unburnt habitat after Wareham Forest fire

Baby adder and rare smooth snake released by into unburnt habitat after Wareham Forest fire

WHILE scores of dead animals have been discovered in the aftermath of Wareham Forest, there are some positive moments for fire crews. Read full article: Baby adder and rare smooth snake release...→

Letter to the editor: Cummings episode is about trust

Letter to the editor: Cummings episode is about trust

BY now most of us will have decided whether Dominic Cummings was entitled and morally correct to drive to Durham for anticipated childcare and… Read full article: Letter to the editor: Cummings episode i...→

What the papers say – May 28

What the papers say – May 28

Several papers keep the pressure on the Government over the Dominic Cummings saga, while some are starting to move on. Read full article: What the papers say – May 28...→

Letter to the editor: Do you remember Keith?

Letter to the editor: Do you remember Keith?

FORTY-five years ago (1974-1976) I was part of a team of DJs at the Maison Royale, Le Cardinal and the Outlook in Glen Fern Road, Bournemouth. Read full article: Letter to the editor: Do you remember Ke...→

Coronavirus deaths surpass 100,000 in United States

Coronavirus deaths surpass 100,000 in United States

The United States has surpassed the “grim” milestone of 100,000 coronavirus deaths.... Josh Michaud, associate director of global health policy with the Kaiser [...] Read full article: Coronavirus deaths surpass 100,000 in Un...→

World Rugby rejects invitational tournament proposal to help struggling unions

World Rugby rejects invitational tournament proposal to help struggling unions

Former RFU chief executive Francis Baron drew up a financial rescue plan involving a 16-team invitational tournament to be held in the UK next year. Read full article: World Rugby rejects invitational tournam...→

Eoin Morgan admits it will take time for Alex Hales to heal England wounds

Eoin Morgan admits it will take time for Alex Hales to heal England wounds

Hales lost his squad berth in last year’s World Cup triumph after news broke that he had failed a second test for recreational drugs. Read full article: Eoin Morgan admits it will take time for...→

Burnley to host coronavirus testing at Turf Moor – Wednesday’s goodwill stories

Burnley to host coronavirus testing at Turf Moor – Wednesday’s goodwill stories

Matt Fitzpatrick bought specialist ventilation equipment for the Children’s Hospital Charity, while David Warner continued to enjoy TikTok. Read full article: Burnley to host coronavirus testing at T...→

Uplifting news: Visits return to care home and Camilla joins starry Dahl reading

Uplifting news: Visits return to care home and Camilla joins starry Dahl reading

Margaret Yeoman... A care home opened for the first time in weeks to allow socially-distanced visits from family members, while the Duchess of Cornwall has joi [...] Read full article: Uplifting news: Visits return to care ho...→

Covid-hit hospital trust pays lasting tribute to lost colleagues

Covid-hit hospital trust pays lasting tribute to lost colleagues

Walsall Manor Hospital opened a permanent memorial to those who died including staff nurse Areema Nasreen. Read full article: Covid-hit hospital trust pays lasting tr...→

I don’t think anybody understands why you hold those views”, Dorset MP asks PM

"I don’t think anybody understands why you hold those views”, Dorset MP asks PM

Prime Minister Boris Johnson denied that the public are now less likely to abide by restrictions because of the personal lockdown decisions by his… Read full article: "I don’t think anybody understands why y...→

Stormont infrastructure minister joins calls for Cummings to go

Stormont infrastructure minister joins calls for Cummings to go

Nichola Mallon said the recent actions by the Prime Minister’s top adviser have ’caused great anger’. Read full article: Stormont infrastructure minister joins c...→

UK cases of coronavirus area-by-area

UK cases of coronavirus area-by-area

Below is a chart of all local authority areas for England and health board areas in Scotland, and how many people have tested positive. ... Currently, Kent has [...] Read full article: UK cases of coronavirus area-by-area...→

Pub jobs at risk unless social distancing is cut to one metre, trade groups warn

Pub jobs at risk unless social distancing is cut to one metre, trade groups warn

Expecting pubs to contribute to furlough costs whilst they are still closed is ‘madness’, Chancellor told. Read full article: Pub jobs at risk unless social distancin...→

Public telling police ‘If it’s OK for Cummings, it’s OK for us’ – commissioner

Public telling police ‘If it’s OK for Cummings, it’s OK for us’ – commissioner

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson said force intelligence reports show ‘push-back’ from the public. Read full article: Public telling police ‘If it’s OK for Cu...→

Elon Musk: Space entrepreneur’s race to Mars

Elon Musk: Space entrepreneur’s race to Mars

Where did Musk’s obsession with Mars come from and how are current plans progressing? Read full article: Elon Musk: Space entrepreneur’s race to ...→

Premier League clubs approve return to contact training

Premier League clubs approve return to contact training

CHERRIES are now permitted to resume contact training after Premier League clubs gave stage two of the return to Return to Training protocol the… Read full article: Premier League clubs approve return to c...→

People become ‘steadily less lonely’ as they age – study

People become ‘steadily less lonely’ as they age – study

Young men are the most vulnerable to frequent and persistent loneliness, the global research found. Read full article: People become ‘steadily less lonely’ as ...→

Motorbike being ridden recklessly on the Dorset Way is seized by police

Motorbike being ridden "recklessly" on the Dorset Way is seized by police

A MOTORBIKE was seized by police on the Dorset Way after the rider was seen riding “recklessly”. Read full article: Motorbike being ridden "recklessly" on t...→

'This is the Marco van Basten' – Defoe relives stunning strike for Cherries at Crystal Palace

'This is the Marco van Basten' – Defoe relives stunning strike for Cherries at Crystal Palace

JERMAIN Defoe relived his stunning strike for Cherries against Crystal Palace and said: “This is the Marco van Basten.” Read full article: 'This is the Marco van Basten' – Defoe r...→

Helicopter airlifts woman with chest pains in coastal rescue mission

Helicopter airlifts woman with chest pains in coastal rescue mission

THE Coastguard helicopter was launched yesterday to a casualty experiencing chest pains on the Dorset coast. Read full article: Helicopter airlifts woman with chest pai...→

Rapid coronavirus test closer to market thanks to industry partnership

Rapid coronavirus test closer to market thanks to industry partnership

The portable testing device can carry out six highly accurate tests every 30 minutes, and quickly determine if someone has Covid-19. Read full article: Rapid coronavirus test closer to market ...→

Nasa leaves SpaceX in control for first Cape Canaveral astronaut launch since 2011

Nasa leaves SpaceX in control for first Cape Canaveral astronaut launch since 2011

Weather conditions look favourable as SpaceX looks set to become the first private company to put humans in orbit. Read full article: Nasa leaves SpaceX in control for first ...→

Care home opens up for socially-distanced visits

Care home opens up for socially-distanced visits

For the first time in weeks, relatives could see their loved ones face-to-face in the garden of a care home in Whitley Bay, North Tyneside. Read full article: Care home opens up for socially-distance...→

Lennie’s lockdown tunes hit fundraising target after delighting online followers

Lennie’s lockdown tunes hit fundraising target after delighting online followers

Eight-year-old Lennie Street, who has cerebral palsy and hydrocephalus, challenged himself to play 100 songs chosen by his supporters. Read full article: Lennie’s lockdown tunes hit fundraising ...→

Do you recognise this man? CCTV after man glassed outside strip club

Do you recognise this man? CCTV after man glassed outside strip club

A MAN through a glass at a victim causing a “deep laceration” to his face outside Wiggle Gentleman’s Club, prompting a police investigation. Read full article: Do you recognise this man? CCTV after ma...→

Grimson eager to get back on Bournemouth's beaches and step up preparations

Grimson eager to get back on Bournemouth's beaches and step up preparations

TEAM England’s beach volleyball star Jess Grimson is relieved to get back onto the sands of Bournemouth beach to recommence training ahead of… Read full article: Grimson eager to get back on Bournemouth...→

Supermarkets see fastest sales jump in 26 years with online orders soaring

Supermarkets see fastest sales jump in 26 years with online orders soaring

Kantar found that sales jumped 14.3 in the 12 weeks to May 17 in grocers, including the period of lockdown when restaurants, bars and pubs shut. Read full article: Supermarkets see fastest sales jump in 2...→

'As you get that one positive test, that changes the mindset of everybody'

'As you get that one positive test, that changes the mindset of everybody'

BOSS Eddie Howe admitted a positive test in the ranks for coronavirus “shook” his squad and added: “Suddenly everyone feels vulnerable.” Read full article: 'As you get that one positive test, that...→

81 of parents ‘would not have travelled for lockdown emergency childcare’

81 of parents ‘would not have travelled for lockdown emergency childcare’

Almost a quarter of people said they had been in similar circumstances to Dominic Cummings but had chosen to stay put. Read full article: 81 of parents ‘would not have travelled ...→

Halfords to reopen 53 stores to cope with cycling demand and car repairs

Halfords to reopen 53 stores to cope with cycling demand and car repairs

The high street retailer has been allowed to trade throughout lockdown, but chose to close stores to the public to protect staff. Read full article: Halfords to reopen 53 stores to cope wit...→

Eden Project considers new attraction in Dundee

Eden Project considers new attraction in Dundee

The original Eden Project in Cornwall has attracted more than 22 million visitors since 2001. Read full article: Eden Project considers new attraction in...→

Where to get BrewDog's new charity beer called the 'Barnard Castle eye test'

Where to get BrewDog's new charity beer called the 'Barnard Castle eye test'

BrewDog has unveiled a limited edition drink in response to the Dominic Cummings controversy - a beer named the 'Barnard Castle eye test'. Read full article: Where to get BrewDog's new charity beer ...→

Picture of the Day: Lake Pier at a stunning sunrise

Picture of the Day: Lake Pier at a stunning sunrise

A STUNNING sunrise caught at Lake Pier in Hamworthy by Echo Camera Club Dorset member Lee Saunders. Read full article: Picture of the Day: Lake Pier at a stunn...→

Macmillan Unit staff and patients return to Christchurch Hospital

Macmillan Unit staff and patients return to Christchurch Hospital

PATIENTS and staff from the Macmillan Unit have returned home to Christchurch after having been temporarily relocated to the Royal Bournemouth… Read full article: Macmillan Unit staff and patients return...→

Police concerned by second suspicious fire in three weeks at Poole nature reserve

Police concerned by second suspicious fire in three weeks at Poole nature reserve

AN INVESTIGATION has been launched by police over a second suspicious fire at a Poole nature reserve in the past few weeks. Read full article: Police concerned by second suspicious fi...→

Action group claims £1m beach cafe rebuild would dominate Mudeford Sandspit skyline

Action group claims £1m beach cafe rebuild would "dominate" Mudeford Sandspit skyline

AN ACTION group of more than 300 regular visitors to Mudeford Spit has been formed in an attempt to block the proposals for a replacement cafe after… Read full article: Action group claims £1m beach cafe rebui...→

Five-year-old girl to brave the chop for the Little Princess Trust

Five-year-old girl to brave the chop for the Little Princess Trust

A YOUNG girl from Manswood, Wimborne has decided to cut 18 inches off her hair to donate to the Little Princess Trust. Read full article: Five-year-old girl to brave the chop for...→

Sailing against the wind: Poole teenager crowned with Rotary award

Sailing against the wind: Poole teenager crowned with Rotary award

A 14-YEAR-OLD boy form Poole has won the first-ever national Rotary Young Citizen Sporting Hero Award. Read full article: Sailing against the wind: Poole teenager...→

Letter to the editor: Toilets in a terrible state

Letter to the editor: Toilets in a terrible state

I WOULD like to say a big thank to the council for letting us use the toilets at Bournemouth beach again, but when visiting I could not believe the… Read full article: Letter to the editor: Toilets in a terri...→

Letter to the editor: Time to ban disposable barbecues

Letter to the editor: Time to ban disposable barbecues

I CALL upon our BCP councillors to impose a directive banning disposable barbecues which are a constant daily blight in our parks and green space.… Read full article: Letter to the editor: Time to ban dispos...→

Boeing to cut more than 12,000 US jobs

Boeing to cut more than 12,000 US jobs

The manufacturing company has flagged that more job losses are expected. Read full article: Boeing to cut more than 12,000 US jobs...→

NHS Providers welcomes new messaging as test and trace begins

NHS Providers welcomes new messaging as test and trace begins

Health Secretary Matt Hancock says it is the public’s civic duty to make mass contact tracing work, Hancock says Read full article: NHS Providers welcomes new messaging as ...→

Period poverty getting worse under lockdown, charity says

Period poverty getting worse under lockdown, charity says

Plan International UK said the Covid-19 crisis has made it harder for girls and women to manage their periods safely. Read full article: Period poverty getting worse under lockd...→

Britain’s parks and green spaces under threat, charity warns

Britain’s parks and green spaces under threat, charity warns

Millions of people in the UK are without a local park despite their critical role during the Covid-19 lockdown. Read full article: Britain’s parks and green spaces under t...→

Stephen Bunting falls short as Mike De Decker progresses in PDC Home Tour

Stephen Bunting falls short as Mike De Decker progresses in PDC Home Tour

Bunting needed to take just four legs to qualify but suffered a shock 6-2 loss to fellow St Helens player Alan Tabern in the final match of the… Read full article: Stephen Bunting falls short as Mike De D...→

RB Leipzig fail to move up to second after home draw with Hertha Berlin

RB Leipzig fail to move up to second after home draw with Hertha Berlin

Poland striker Krzysztof Piatek scored a penalty with eight minutes remaining to maintain Hertha’s fine form since the Bundesliga’s return. Read full article: RB Leipzig fail to move up to second aft...→

FIA approves Formula One budget caps over next five seasons starting from 2021

FIA approves Formula One budget caps over next five seasons starting from 2021

The first-ever F1 budget cap will come into force next season at 145million US dollars (£117million), with further cuts in 2022 and 2023-25. Read full article: FIA approves Formula One budget caps ove...→

Two generations of NHS medics work side-by-side fighting coronavirus

Two generations of NHS medics work side-by-side fighting coronavirus

Despite being based in different areas of the hospital, the four family members often find themselves working side-by-side helping patients. Read full article: Two generations of NHS medics work side-...→

It is the public’s civic duty to make mass contact tracing works, Hancock says

It is the public’s civic duty to make mass contact tracing works, Hancock says

By tracking infected people and isolating their contacts, the national lockdown could be replaced with individual isolation, Matt Hancock said. Read full article: It is the public’s civic duty to make ma...→

SpaceX and Nasa set to make history as they launch astronauts from US soil

SpaceX and Nasa set to make history as they launch astronauts from US soil

The mission, named Demo-2, will see SpaceX become the first private company to send astronauts into space. Read full article: SpaceX and Nasa set to make history as t...→

Premier League announces four more positive tests for COVID-19

Premier League announces four more positive tests for COVID-19

FOUR members of personnel from three clubs have tested positive for COVID-19 from 1,008 tests carried out on Monday and Tuesday, the Premier League… Read full article: Premier League announces four more posit...→

PM signals ‘air bridges’ between countries could be introduced

PM signals ‘air bridges’ between countries could be introduced

The UK is to impose a 14-day quarantine requirement for anyone arriving in the country from June 8, but the rules will be reviewed every three weeks. Read full article: PM signals ‘air bridges’ between countri...→

Great Britain’s cyclists return to velodrome for first time in two months

Great Britain’s cyclists return to velodrome for first time in two months

Tuesday was the first day of access, with six-time Olympic champion Jason Kenny among 12 riders and 13 members of staff present for sessions. Read full article: Great Britain’s cyclists return to velod...→

Coronavirus has ‘undeniably’ diverted attention from Brexit – senior official

Coronavirus has ‘undeniably’ diverted attention from Brexit – senior official

Andrew McCormick, Stormont’s Director General of International Relations, said preparedness on EU exit needs to be ‘dealt with urgently’. Read full article: Coronavirus has ‘undeniably’ diverted at...→

Heroin worth more than £8.5m found in fruit and nuts consignment at Heathrow

Heroin worth more than £8.5m found in fruit and nuts consignment at Heathrow

Two men, aged 36 and 51, were arrested near Bradford on suspicion of importing class A drugs the following day. Read full article: Heroin worth more than £8.5m found in fr...→

Newsnight’s Cummings coverage broke impartiality rules, BBC says

Newsnight’s Cummings coverage broke impartiality rules, BBC says

The broadcaster said that staff had been ‘reminded’ of the corporation’s impartiality rules. Read full article: Newsnight’s Cummings coverage broke impa...→

This is who the NHS needs to donate blood plasma to treat coronavirus patients

This is who the NHS needs to donate blood plasma to treat coronavirus patients

The NHS have revealed which people they need to donate blood plasma to help cure patients with coronavirus. Read full article: This is who the NHS needs to donate bloo...→

These are all the Halfords stores set to reopen in the next few weeks

These are all the Halfords stores set to reopen in the next few weeks

Halfords is to reopen dozens of stores following a surge in bike sales since the Government encouraged commuters to avoid public transport. Read full article: These are all the Halfords stores set to...→

Johnson rejects call for Cummings inquiry amid rising Tory anger

Johnson rejects call for Cummings inquiry amid rising Tory anger

But Boris Johnson said he understood the ‘pain and anxiety’ people felt as a result of the coronavirus lockdown. Read full article: Johnson rejects call for Cummings inquir...→

Key questions on the coronavirus test-and-trace system announced by PM

Key questions on the coronavirus test-and-trace system announced by PM

The system is aimed at identifying people who may have been exposed to coronavirus and getting them to isolate rather than risk spreading the… Read full article: Key questions on the coronavirus test-an...→

Lorry deaths: 26 arrested in Europe human trafficking probe

Lorry deaths: 26 arrested in Europe human trafficking probe

Those detained are suspected of being part of a criminal organisation trafficking Vietnamese nationals through Belgium and France to the UK. Read full article: Lorry deaths: 26 arrested in Europe huma...→

Woman rescued by ferry skipper after driving car into river

Woman rescued by ferry skipper after driving car into river

The incident happened on Wednesday afternoon on the River Clyde at the crossing for the Renfrew Ferry. Read full article: Woman rescued by ferry skipper after dri...→

British Land reveals fewer than half of retail tenants paid rent in March

British Land reveals fewer than half of retail tenants paid rent in March

The commercial landlord, which owns shopping centres and office space, has written down the value of its retail portfolio by 26. Read full article: British Land reveals fewer than half of ...→

Coronavirus deaths in Scotland down for fourth consecutive week

Coronavirus deaths in Scotland down for fourth consecutive week

The number of people who died with confirmed or suspected Covid-19 was 3,779 as of May 24. Read full article: Coronavirus deaths in Scotland down for ...→

Minister cannot say whether all primary pupils will return before holidays

Minister cannot say whether all primary pupils will return before holidays

Schools Standards minister Nick Gibb said he was confident that most local authorities will plan to reopen schools more widely from next week. Read full article: Minister cannot say whether all primary ...→

RNLI and Coastguard urge people to 'take responsibility' on beaches

RNLI and Coastguard urge people to 'take responsibility' on beaches

THE RNLI and Coastguard have launched a new beach safety campaign urging parents to protect their families this summer. Read full article: RNLI and Coastguard urge people to 'take...→

'Huge' number of complaints at Wimborne beauty spot spark new parking restrictions

'Huge' number of complaints at Wimborne beauty spot spark new parking restrictions

POLICE have introduced new parking restrictions at a popular East Dorset beauty spot after a "huge" number of complaints. Read full article: 'Huge' number of complaints at Wimborne ...→

Face masks and shut changing rooms could be key to clothes shopping – expert

Face masks and shut changing rooms could be key to clothes shopping – expert

Managing the flow of people and ensuring social distancing rules are followed will be important when clothes shops reopen in June. Read full article: Face masks and shut changing rooms could...→

Lockdown reveals success of efforts to help rare field crickets

Lockdown reveals success of efforts to help rare field crickets

The RSPB said that with no new releases of the insect at two nature reserves this year, the sound of singing crickets shows previous releases worked. Read full article: Lockdown reveals success of efforts to h...→

John Lewis reveals first stores to reopen doors on June 15

John Lewis reveals first stores to reopen doors on June 15

Th retailer said it will reopen two stores on Monday June 15, followed by a further 11 sites on Thursday June 18. Read full article: John Lewis reveals first stores to reope...→

Wimborne star Copeland triumphs in one-mile time trial test

Wimborne star Copeland triumphs in one-mile time trial test

PIERS Copeland clocked the winning time as top UK athletes ran a virtual one-mile time trial to commemorate the 66th anniversary of Roger… Read full article: Wimborne star Copeland triumphs in one-m...→

Where to get BrewDog's new charity beer called the 'Barnard Castle eye test'

Where to get BrewDog's new charity beer called the 'Barnard Castle eye test'

BrewDog has unveiled a limited edition drink in response to the Dominic Cummings controversy - a beer named the 'Barnard Castle eye test'. Read full article: Where to get BrewDog's new charity beer ...→

Politicians ejected in Hong Kong debate on Chinese anthem bill

Politicians ejected in Hong Kong debate on Chinese anthem bill

One of the politicians was forcibly carried out of the legislative chamber by security forces. Read full article: Politicians ejected in Hong Kong debate ...→

Picture of the Day: Lake Pier at a stunning sunrise

Picture of the Day: Lake Pier at a stunning sunrise

A STUNNING sunrise caught at Lake Pier in Hamworthy by Echo Camera Club Dorset member Lee Saunders. Read full article: Picture of the Day: Lake Pier at a stunn...→

Calls to 'get it done' over refurbishment of pavilion

Calls to 'get it done' over refurbishment of pavilion

PLANS to refurbish the pavilion in Fordingbridge are moving forward with calls from councillors to “get it done”. Read full article: Calls to 'get it done' over refurbishmen...→

Police concerned by second suspicious fire in three weeks at Poole nature reserve

Police concerned by second suspicious fire in three weeks at Poole nature reserve

AN INVESTIGATION has been launched by police over a second suspicious fire at a Poole nature reserve in the past few weeks. Read full article: Police concerned by second suspicious fi...→

Five-year-old girl to brave the chop for the Little Princess Trust

Five-year-old girl to brave the chop for the Little Princess Trust

A YOUNG girl from Manswood, Wimborne has decided to cut 18 inches off her hair to donate to the Little Princess Trust. Read full article: Five-year-old girl to brave the chop for...→

Ewe died after being fed satsuma by public

Ewe died after being fed satsuma by public

A TWO-YEAR-OLD ewe died after choking on a satsuma fed to her by unknown members of the public. Read full article: Ewe died after being fed satsuma by publ...→

Annual Dorset Dinghy Day put on hold due to coronavirus

Annual Dorset Dinghy Day put on hold due to coronavirus

ORGANISERS of the Dorset Dinghy Day have announced that this year's event has been postponed. Read full article: Annual Dorset Dinghy Day put on hold due...→

Letter to the editor: Toilets in a terrible state

Letter to the editor: Toilets in a terrible state

I WOULD like to say a big thank to the council for letting us use the toilets at Bournemouth beach again, but when visiting I could not believe the… Read full article: Letter to the editor: Toilets in a terri...→

Letter to the editor: Cummings episode is about trust

Letter to the editor: Cummings episode is about trust

BY now most of us will have decided whether Dominic Cummings was entitled and morally correct to drive to Durham for anticipated childcare and… Read full article: Letter to the editor: Cummings episode i...→

Boeing to cut more than 12,000 US jobs

Boeing to cut more than 12,000 US jobs

The manufacturing company has flagged that more job losses are expected. Read full article: Boeing to cut more than 12,000 US jobs...→

Contact tracing system launched amid mounting Tory anger over Cummings

Contact tracing system launched amid mounting Tory anger over Cummings

It will see people with Covid-19 having their contacts traced in a bid to cut off routes of transmission for the virus and control local flare-ups. Read full article: Contact tracing system launched amid mou...→

Period poverty getting worse under lockdown, charity says

Period poverty getting worse under lockdown, charity says

Plan International UK said the Covid-19 crisis has made it harder for girls and women to manage their periods safely. Read full article: Period poverty getting worse under lockd...→

Letter to the editor: Do you remember Keith?

Letter to the editor: Do you remember Keith?

FORTY-five years ago (1974-1976) I was part of a team of DJs at the Maison Royale, Le Cardinal and the Outlook in Glen Fern Road, Bournemouth. Read full article: Letter to the editor: Do you remember Ke...→

Letter to the editor: Not opening all toilets risks public health

Letter to the editor: Not opening all toilets risks public health

IT is disgraceful that the council are playing fast and loose with public health, even more so during this coronavirus pandemic. Read full article: Letter to the editor: Not opening all to...→

FIA approves Formula One budget caps over next five seasons starting from 2021

FIA approves Formula One budget caps over next five seasons starting from 2021

The first-ever F1 budget cap will come into force next season at 145million US dollars (£117million), with further cuts in 2022 and 2023-25. Read full article: FIA approves Formula One budget caps ove...→

It is the public’s civic duty to make mass contact tracing works, Hancock says

It is the public’s civic duty to make mass contact tracing works, Hancock says

By tracking infected people and isolating their contacts, the national lockdown could be replaced with individual isolation, Matt Hancock said. Read full article: It is the public’s civic duty to make ma...→

Premier League announces four more positive tests for COVID-19

Premier League announces four more positive tests for COVID-19

FOUR members of personnel from three clubs have tested positive for COVID-19 from 1,008 tests carried out on Monday and Tuesday, the Premier League… Read full article: Premier League announces four more posit...→

Great Britain’s cyclists return to velodrome for first time in two months

Great Britain’s cyclists return to velodrome for first time in two months

Tuesday was the first day of access, with six-time Olympic champion Jason Kenny among 12 riders and 13 members of staff present for sessions. Read full article: Great Britain’s cyclists return to velod...→

Burnley to host coronavirus testing at Turf Moor – Wednesday’s goodwill stories

Burnley to host coronavirus testing at Turf Moor – Wednesday’s goodwill stories

Matt Fitzpatrick bought specialist ventilation equipment for the Children’s Hospital Charity, while David Warner continued to enjoy TikTok. Read full article: Burnley to host coronavirus testing at T...→

I would have liked more female representation at press conferences, PM says

I would have liked more female representation at press conferences, PM says

The Government has been criticised for the lack of women fronting the briefings – with Priti Patel the only female Cabinet minister to have… Read full article: I would have liked more female represent...→

Coronavirus has ‘undeniably’ diverted attention from Brexit – senior official

Coronavirus has ‘undeniably’ diverted attention from Brexit – senior official

Andrew McCormick, Stormont’s Director General of International Relations, said preparedness on EU exit needs to be ‘dealt with urgently’. Read full article: Coronavirus has ‘undeniably’ diverted at...→

Uplifting news: Visits return to care home and Camilla joins starry Dahl reading

Uplifting news: Visits return to care home and Camilla joins starry Dahl reading

Margaret Yeoman... A care home opened for the first time in weeks to allow socially-distanced visits from family members, while the Duchess of Cornwall has joi [...] Read full article: Uplifting news: Visits return to care ho...→

I don’t think anybody understands why you hold those views”, Dorset MP asks PM

"I don’t think anybody understands why you hold those views”, Dorset MP asks PM

Prime Minister Boris Johnson denied that the public are now less likely to abide by restrictions because of the personal lockdown decisions by his… Read full article: "I don’t think anybody understands why y...→

London markets make ‘solid’ gains as trading optimism continues

London markets make ‘solid’ gains as trading optimism continues

London’s top flight closed 76.49 points higher at 6,144.25p at the end of trading on Wednesday. Read full article: London markets make ‘solid’ gains as tra...→

Newsnight’s Cummings coverage broke impartiality rules, BBC says

Newsnight’s Cummings coverage broke impartiality rules, BBC says

The broadcaster said that staff had been ‘reminded’ of the corporation’s impartiality rules. Read full article: Newsnight’s Cummings coverage broke impa...→

UK cases of coronavirus area-by-area

UK cases of coronavirus area-by-area

Below is a chart of all local authority areas for England and health board areas in Scotland, and how many people have tested positive. ... Currently, Kent has [...] Read full article: UK cases of coronavirus area-by-area...→

How to properly test if your eyesight is good enough to drive

How to properly test if your eyesight is good enough to drive

Motorists have been urged to test their eyesight amid concerns many behind the wheel do not realise they are too shortsighted to drive. Read full article: How to properly test if your eyesight is...→

These are all the Halfords stores set to reopen in the next few weeks

These are all the Halfords stores set to reopen in the next few weeks

Halfords is to reopen dozens of stores following a surge in bike sales since the Government encouraged commuters to avoid public transport. Read full article: These are all the Halfords stores set to...→

Pub jobs at risk unless social distancing is cut to one metre, trade groups warn

Pub jobs at risk unless social distancing is cut to one metre, trade groups warn

Expecting pubs to contribute to furlough costs whilst they are still closed is ‘madness’, Chancellor told. Read full article: Pub jobs at risk unless social distancin...→

Here's why dozens of local radio stations will be rebranded later this year

Here's why dozens of local radio stations will be rebranded later this year

Dozens of local radio stations run by Bauer Media across England are set to be rebranded in a dramatic shake-up. Read full article: Here's why dozens of local radio station...→

Key questions on the coronavirus test-and-trace system announced by PM

Key questions on the coronavirus test-and-trace system announced by PM

The system is aimed at identifying people who may have been exposed to coronavirus and getting them to isolate rather than risk spreading the… Read full article: Key questions on the coronavirus test-an...→

Lorry deaths: 26 arrested in Europe human trafficking probe

Lorry deaths: 26 arrested in Europe human trafficking probe

Those detained are suspected of being part of a criminal organisation trafficking Vietnamese nationals through Belgium and France to the UK. Read full article: Lorry deaths: 26 arrested in Europe huma...→

Public telling police ‘If it’s OK for Cummings, it’s OK for us’ – commissioner

Public telling police ‘If it’s OK for Cummings, it’s OK for us’ – commissioner

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson said force intelligence reports show ‘push-back’ from the public. Read full article: Public telling police ‘If it’s OK for Cu...→

British Land reveals fewer than half of retail tenants paid rent in March

British Land reveals fewer than half of retail tenants paid rent in March

The commercial landlord, which owns shopping centres and office space, has written down the value of its retail portfolio by 26. Read full article: British Land reveals fewer than half of ...→

Two more coronavirus deaths confirmed in Dorset hospitals

Two more coronavirus deaths confirmed in Dorset hospitals

TWO more people have died with coronavirus in Dorset hospitals, taking the county's total to 147. Read full article: Two more coronavirus deaths confirmed in...→