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Letter to the editor: Do they want Bournemouth to be a coronavirus hotspot?

Letter to the editor: Do they want Bournemouth to be a coronavirus hotspot?

DOES the council really want to take the responsibility of Bournemouth becoming the Covid-19 hotspot for the country? Read full article: Letter to the editor: Do they want Bourn...→

Letter to the editor: Do they want Bournemouth to be a coronavirus hotspot?

Letter to the editor: Do they want Bournemouth to be a coronavirus hotspot?

DOES the council really want to take the responsibility of Bournemouth becoming the Covid-19 hotspot for the country? Read full article: Letter to the editor: Do they want Bourn...→

Coronavirus: Belfast council chief executive lays out vision of transformed city after lockdown

Coronavirus: Belfast council chief executive lays out vision of transformed city after lockdown

Belfast will emerge from lockdown as a "different but bustling city" with an emphasis on sustainability and investment in opening up public spaces, the chief e [...] Read full article: Coronavirus: Belfast council chief execu...→

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...→

Coronavirus: Arts Council England planning pandemic response until 2024

ACE says it anticipates responding to the Covid-19 crisis for the next four years, as it lays out a timeline for its role in the sector’s recovery Read full article: Coronavirus: Arts Council England planni...→

Letter to the editor: There aren't enough car parks

Letter to the editor: There aren't enough car parks

I CAN’T help feeling sad about your headline “Council advise car parks are full, think twice about visiting.” Read full article: Letter to the editor: There aren't enoug...→

Letter to the editor: Is this the same Dominic Cummings?

Letter to the editor: Is this the same Dominic Cummings?

BRILLIANT letter from Robert Readman in the Echo (May 25) calling for the prompt resignation of Boris Johnson’s special adviser, Dominic Cummings,… Read full article: Letter to the editor: Is this the same D...→

Letter to the Editor: Thoughtless cyclists are putting people’s lives at risk

Letter to the Editor: Thoughtless cyclists are putting people’s lives at risk

ONCE again ,whilst walking along a pavement on a residential street in Poole, I have had to walk in the road to allow two cyclists riding side by… Read full article: Letter to the Editor: Thoughtless cyclis...→

Letter to the Editor: Balance of nature has been disturbed

Letter to the Editor: Balance of nature has been disturbed

I MUST agree with Douglas Mills when he writes about the lack of reptiles on many of the heaths in Dorset. Read full article: Letter to the Editor: Balance of nature ...→

Bournemouth ace Aaron Ramsdale backs Project Restart despite coronavirus

Bournemouth ace Aaron Ramsdale backs Project Restart despite coronavirus

Bournemouth goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale was one of two Premier League players to test positive for coronavirus this week – but the Englishman has backed Project [...] Read full article: Bournemouth ace Aaron Ramsdale backs Pro...→

Letter to the Editor: Why has only one cyclist on prom faced prosecution?

Letter to the Editor: Why has only one cyclist on prom faced prosecution?

LAST summer when a cyclist was fined £300 for cycling offences on the promenade, I wrote to the Daily Echo to highlight the fact that BCP Council… Read full article: Letter to the Editor: Why has only one c...→

Letter to the Editor: Cashless parking is unreasonable and should be reversed 

Letter to the Editor: Cashless parking is unreasonable and should be reversed 

SO, Dorset Council have reintroduced charging in their car parks, but you cannot use cash, or contactless credit card, you have to use Just Park.com. Read full article: Letter to the Editor: Cashless parking i...→

Bournemouth announce player has tesed positive for coronavirus

Bournemouth announce player has tesed positive for coronavirus

Two more coronavirus cases were confirmed by the Premier League yesterday following the second round of testing Read full article: Bournemouth announce player has tesed po...→

How Brent Council used dedicated coronavirus care home to stop residents infecting each other

How Brent Council used dedicated coronavirus care home to stop residents infecting each other

The Labour-held local authority quarantined elderly patients discharged from hospital for 14 days in a separate care facility Read full article: How Brent Council used dedicated coronav...→

274 coronavirus patients discharged from Royal Bournemouth and Poole hospitals

274 coronavirus patients discharged from Royal Bournemouth and Poole hospitals

MORE than 270 patients with coronavirus have now been discharged from the Royal Bournemouth and Poole hospitals. Read full article: 274 coronavirus patients discharged from...→

Letter to the Editor: Give Beryl bikes bells

Letter to the Editor: Give Beryl bikes bells

IT is heartening to see so many people making use of the conurbation’s ‘Beryl’ bikes, of which there are now more than 1,000 available for… Read full article: Letter to the Editor: Give Beryl bikes b...→

Letter to the Editor: Not cutting the grass saves £96,000

Letter to the Editor: Not cutting the grass saves £96,000

COUNCILLOR Ray Bryant first of all claims that the council does not cut the grass areas because this helps the wildlife. He forgot to mention at… Read full article: Letter to the Editor: Not cutting the gr...→

Letter to the Editor: Support for mental health during the lockdown

Letter to the Editor: Support for mental health during the lockdown

THERE has been a lot in in the news as about mental health and wellbeing as this is Mental Health Week. Read full article: Letter to the Editor: Support for mental...→

Letter to the Editor: Is this a hold-up?

Letter to the Editor: Is this a hold-up?

IF, as seems likely, it is made mandatory for us all to wear face masks while in public or in crowded spaces, it’s going to make it very… Read full article: Letter to the Editor: Is this a hold-up?...→

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: 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...→

Aaron Ramsdale: Bournemouth 'shook' by positive coronavirus test - Eddie Howe

Aaron Ramsdale: Bournemouth 'shook' by positive coronavirus test - Eddie Howe

Bournemouth goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale's positive coronavirus test has changed the mindset of staff at the club, according to manager Eddie Howe. Read full article: Aaron Ramsdale: Bournemouth 'shook' by p...→

Letter to the editor: What would they have done in Dominic Cummings' situation?

Letter to the editor: What would they have done in Dominic Cummings' situation?

WATCHING the rat pack of journalists trying to make a name for themselves in the garden of Number 10 by vilifying Dominic Cummings was not an… Read full article: Letter to the editor: What would they ha...→

Birmingham Council Coronavirus advice undermines 'two metre' rule

Birmingham Council Coronavirus advice undermines 'two metre' rule

The city council was accused of providing 'misleading advice' after suggesting people only need to stay one metre away from each other Read full article: Birmingham Council Coronavirus advice un...→

Letter to the Editor: 'Show us golfers some respect'

Letter to the Editor: 'Show us golfers some respect'

QUEEN'S Park is a lovely open space and golf course which members of the public and golfers have to share with respect for each other. Read full article: Letter to the Editor: 'Show us golfers s...→

Letter to the Editor: Supporting staff must be a top priority for the NHS 

Letter to the Editor: Supporting staff must be a top priority for the NHS 

DOCTORS in the South West have stepped up to provide care for patients across the NHS and this has led to huge psychological strain for some staff. Read full article: Letter to the Editor: Supporting staff m...→

Letter to the Editor: Get rid of Dominic Cummings now Boris 

Letter to the Editor: Get rid of Dominic Cummings now Boris 

THE position of Dominic Cummings, the PM’s ‘special advisor’, accused of a serious breach of lockdown rules (which he undoubtedly had a hand… Read full article: Letter to the Editor: Get rid of Dominic...→

Bournemouth confirm one player has tested positive for coronavirus

Bournemouth confirm one player has tested positive for coronavirus

AFC Bournemouth have confirmed an unnamed player has tested positive for coronavirus. An official statement reads: "​AFC Bournemouth can confirm that one of it [...] Read full article: Bournemouth confirm one player has teste...→

Letter to the editor: Reopen the Bournemouth seafront toilets

Letter to the editor: Reopen the Bournemouth seafront toilets

GIVEN the large number of people now appearing on Bournemouth’s beaches, can BCP council please open the toilets along the beach front? Read full article: Letter to the editor: Reopen the Bournem...→

Letter to the editor: No social distancing at Sandbanks beach

Letter to the editor: No social distancing at Sandbanks beach

MY wife and I are both mature pensioners who have been in lockdown since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Read full article: Letter to the editor: No social distanci...→

Letter to the Editor: A relaxing walk by the sea? No it was not

Letter to the Editor: A relaxing walk by the sea? No it was not

MY husband and I have adhered strictly to lockdown and thus, although living in Bournemouth, Tuesday was the first time we have got in our car to go… Read full article: Letter to the Editor: A relaxing walk by...→

Letter to the Editor: Why should MP Tobias Ellwood be in full PPE during care home visit?

Letter to the Editor: Why should MP Tobias Ellwood be in full PPE during care home visit?

WHILST I admire the heroic MP Tobias Ellwood, the recent photograph was surely the wrong message to the hard-working staff. Read full article: Letter to the Editor: Why should MP Tobi...→

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...→

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...→

Letter to the editor: Dominic Cummings is just a 'Westminster bubble' issue

Letter to the editor: Dominic Cummings is just a 'Westminster bubble' issue

ON Monday night I sat down to watch the daily press conference, on this occasion given by the Prime Minister. Read full article: Letter to the editor: Dominic Cummings i...→

Howe on Ramsdale's positive coronavirus test unsettling Bournemouth

Howe on Ramsdale's positive coronavirus test unsettling Bournemouth

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BY SAMI MOKBEL: The bombshell of goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale's positive coronavirus test, confirmed by the player on Monday, shook Bournemout [...] Read full article: Howe on Ramsdale's positive coronavirus ...→

Calls for council coronavirus funding forecasts to be published as Aberdeen calls for fair share fall flat | Press and Journal

Calls for council coronavirus funding forecasts to be published as Aberdeen calls for fair share fall flat | Press and Journal

Council funding bosses are being pushed to publish figures provided by all 32 Scottish local authorities on the estimated cost of coronavirus. Read full article: Calls for council coronavirus funding fo...→

Letter to the Editor: Why can't council build a new concert hall?

Letter to the Editor: Why can't council build a new concert hall?

WHY is BCP looking to borrow thousands, or could it be billions of £££s to build huge blocks of flats where the Winter Gardens Concert Hall used… Read full article: Letter to the Editor: Why can't council ...→

Letter to the Editor: Sadness over dwindling reptiles 

Letter to the Editor: Sadness over dwindling reptiles 

WHILE walking on Bloxworth Heath today, I met an older man who, like me, well knew the heath back in the 1970s and we both could recount the dense… Read full article: Letter to the Editor: Sadness over dwind...→

Bournemouth reveal one of their players has tested positive for coronavirus

Bournemouth reveal one of their players has tested positive for coronavirus

The Premier League announced two people had tested positive from 996 tests conducted on Thursday and Friday. Read full article: Bournemouth reveal one of their players ...→

Letter to the editor: Beach-goers behaving like they're at a festival

Letter to the editor: Beach-goers behaving like they're at a festival

HAVING accepted that this week provided people with a much deserved chance to get to the beach, especially on Wednesday and Thursday, it was not… Read full article: Letter to the editor: Beach-goers behavi...→

Letter to the Editor: Open golf course for everyone 

Letter to the Editor: Open golf course for everyone 

DURING the recent weeks of the coronavirus lockdown, Queens Park Golf Course has been a very welcome resource for local families to take exercise. Read full article: Letter to the Editor: Open golf course f...→

Letter to the Editor: Why open schools?

Letter to the Editor: Why open schools?

DESPITE our region having the lowest number of Covid-19 deaths to date, we have the second highest R value of 0.76 for some unexplained reason. Read full article: Letter to the Editor: Why open schools?...→

Coronavirus: do I still have to pay council tax on my second home?

Q We have been actively discouraged from staying at our second home during the pandemic. Can we ask for a council tax refund if we cannot use it?A Council tax [...] Read full article: Coronavirus: do I still have to pay coun...→

Letter to the Editor: Walk through beautiful park was most pleasant 

Letter to the Editor: Walk through beautiful park was most pleasant 

I WALKED into the park today expecting it to be full of cars but it wasn’t. How pleasant it was to walk in the beautiful park. Read full article: Letter to the Editor: Walk through beaut...→

Coronavirus: Belfast council chief executive lays out vision of transformed city after lockdown

Coronavirus: Belfast council chief executive lays out vision of transformed city after lockdown

Belfast will emerge from lockdown as a "different but bustling city" with an emphasis on sustainability and investment in opening up public spaces, the chief e [...] Read full article: Coronavirus: Belfast council chief execu...→

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...→

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: Arts Council England planning pandemic response until 2024

ACE says it anticipates responding to the Covid-19 crisis for the next four years, as it lays out a timeline for its role in the sector’s recovery Read full article: Coronavirus: Arts Council England planni...→

Letter to the editor: Dominic Cummings is just a 'Westminster bubble' issue

Letter to the editor: Dominic Cummings is just a 'Westminster bubble' issue

ON Monday night I sat down to watch the daily press conference, on this occasion given by the Prime Minister. Read full article: Letter to the editor: Dominic Cummings i...→

Letter to the editor: What would they have done in Dominic Cummings' situation?

Letter to the editor: What would they have done in Dominic Cummings' situation?

WATCHING the rat pack of journalists trying to make a name for themselves in the garden of Number 10 by vilifying Dominic Cummings was not an… Read full article: Letter to the editor: What would they ha...→

Letter to the editor: Is this the same Dominic Cummings?

Letter to the editor: Is this the same Dominic Cummings?

BRILLIANT letter from Robert Readman in the Echo (May 25) calling for the prompt resignation of Boris Johnson’s special adviser, Dominic Cummings,… Read full article: Letter to the editor: Is this the same D...→

Calls for council coronavirus funding forecasts to be published as Aberdeen calls for fair share fall flat | Press and Journal

Calls for council coronavirus funding forecasts to be published as Aberdeen calls for fair share fall flat | Press and Journal

Council funding bosses are being pushed to publish figures provided by all 32 Scottish local authorities on the estimated cost of coronavirus. Read full article: Calls for council coronavirus funding fo...→

Letter to the Editor: 'Show us golfers some respect'

Letter to the Editor: 'Show us golfers some respect'

QUEEN'S Park is a lovely open space and golf course which members of the public and golfers have to share with respect for each other. Read full article: Letter to the Editor: 'Show us golfers s...→

Letter to the Editor: Balance of nature has been disturbed

Letter to the Editor: Balance of nature has been disturbed

I MUST agree with Douglas Mills when he writes about the lack of reptiles on many of the heaths in Dorset. Read full article: Letter to the Editor: Balance of nature ...→

Letter to the Editor: Why has only one cyclist on prom faced prosecution?

Letter to the Editor: Why has only one cyclist on prom faced prosecution?

LAST summer when a cyclist was fined £300 for cycling offences on the promenade, I wrote to the Daily Echo to highlight the fact that BCP Council… Read full article: Letter to the Editor: Why has only one c...→

Letter to the Editor: Sadness over dwindling reptiles 

Letter to the Editor: Sadness over dwindling reptiles 

WHILE walking on Bloxworth Heath today, I met an older man who, like me, well knew the heath back in the 1970s and we both could recount the dense… Read full article: Letter to the Editor: Sadness over dwind...→

Bournemouth announce player has tesed positive for coronavirus

Bournemouth announce player has tesed positive for coronavirus

Two more coronavirus cases were confirmed by the Premier League yesterday following the second round of testing Read full article: Bournemouth announce player has tesed po...→

Letter to the editor: Reopen the Bournemouth seafront toilets

Letter to the editor: Reopen the Bournemouth seafront toilets

GIVEN the large number of people now appearing on Bournemouth’s beaches, can BCP council please open the toilets along the beach front? Read full article: Letter to the editor: Reopen the Bournem...→

274 coronavirus patients discharged from Royal Bournemouth and Poole hospitals

274 coronavirus patients discharged from Royal Bournemouth and Poole hospitals

MORE than 270 patients with coronavirus have now been discharged from the Royal Bournemouth and Poole hospitals. Read full article: 274 coronavirus patients discharged from...→

Letter to the Editor: Open golf course for everyone 

Letter to the Editor: Open golf course for everyone 

DURING the recent weeks of the coronavirus lockdown, Queens Park Golf Course has been a very welcome resource for local families to take exercise. Read full article: Letter to the Editor: Open golf course f...→

Letter to the Editor: Not cutting the grass saves £96,000

Letter to the Editor: Not cutting the grass saves £96,000

COUNCILLOR Ray Bryant first of all claims that the council does not cut the grass areas because this helps the wildlife. He forgot to mention at… Read full article: Letter to the Editor: Not cutting the gr...→

Coronavirus: do I still have to pay council tax on my second home?

Q We have been actively discouraged from staying at our second home during the pandemic. Can we ask for a council tax refund if we cannot use it?A Council tax [...] Read full article: Coronavirus: do I still have to pay coun...→

Letter to the Editor: Why should MP Tobias Ellwood be in full PPE during care home visit?

Letter to the Editor: Why should MP Tobias Ellwood be in full PPE during care home visit?

WHILST I admire the heroic MP Tobias Ellwood, the recent photograph was surely the wrong message to the hard-working staff. Read full article: Letter to the Editor: Why should MP Tobi...→

Letter to the Editor: Is this a hold-up?

Letter to the Editor: Is this a hold-up?

IF, as seems likely, it is made mandatory for us all to wear face masks while in public or in crowded spaces, it’s going to make it very… Read full article: Letter to the Editor: Is this a hold-up?...→

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...→

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...→

Aaron Ramsdale: Bournemouth 'shook' by positive coronavirus test - Eddie Howe

Aaron Ramsdale: Bournemouth 'shook' by positive coronavirus test - Eddie Howe

Bournemouth goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale's positive coronavirus test has changed the mindset of staff at the club, according to manager Eddie Howe. Read full article: Aaron Ramsdale: Bournemouth 'shook' by p...→

Letter to the editor: There aren't enough car parks

Letter to the editor: There aren't enough car parks

I CAN’T help feeling sad about your headline “Council advise car parks are full, think twice about visiting.” Read full article: Letter to the editor: There aren't enoug...→

Howe on Ramsdale's positive coronavirus test unsettling Bournemouth

Howe on Ramsdale's positive coronavirus test unsettling Bournemouth

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BY SAMI MOKBEL: The bombshell of goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale's positive coronavirus test, confirmed by the player on Monday, shook Bournemout [...] Read full article: Howe on Ramsdale's positive coronavirus ...→

Birmingham Council Coronavirus advice undermines 'two metre' rule

Birmingham Council Coronavirus advice undermines 'two metre' rule

The city council was accused of providing 'misleading advice' after suggesting people only need to stay one metre away from each other Read full article: Birmingham Council Coronavirus advice un...→

Letter to the Editor: Thoughtless cyclists are putting people’s lives at risk

Letter to the Editor: Thoughtless cyclists are putting people’s lives at risk

ONCE again ,whilst walking along a pavement on a residential street in Poole, I have had to walk in the road to allow two cyclists riding side by… Read full article: Letter to the Editor: Thoughtless cyclis...→

Letter to the Editor: Supporting staff must be a top priority for the NHS 

Letter to the Editor: Supporting staff must be a top priority for the NHS 

DOCTORS in the South West have stepped up to provide care for patients across the NHS and this has led to huge psychological strain for some staff. Read full article: Letter to the Editor: Supporting staff m...→

Bournemouth ace Aaron Ramsdale backs Project Restart despite coronavirus

Bournemouth ace Aaron Ramsdale backs Project Restart despite coronavirus

Bournemouth goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale was one of two Premier League players to test positive for coronavirus this week – but the Englishman has backed Project [...] Read full article: Bournemouth ace Aaron Ramsdale backs Pro...→

Letter to the Editor: Why can't council build a new concert hall?

Letter to the Editor: Why can't council build a new concert hall?

WHY is BCP looking to borrow thousands, or could it be billions of £££s to build huge blocks of flats where the Winter Gardens Concert Hall used… Read full article: Letter to the Editor: Why can't council ...→

Letter to the Editor: Get rid of Dominic Cummings now Boris 

Letter to the Editor: Get rid of Dominic Cummings now Boris 

THE position of Dominic Cummings, the PM’s ‘special advisor’, accused of a serious breach of lockdown rules (which he undoubtedly had a hand… Read full article: Letter to the Editor: Get rid of Dominic...→

Letter to the Editor: Cashless parking is unreasonable and should be reversed 

Letter to the Editor: Cashless parking is unreasonable and should be reversed 

SO, Dorset Council have reintroduced charging in their car parks, but you cannot use cash, or contactless credit card, you have to use Just Park.com. Read full article: Letter to the Editor: Cashless parking i...→

Bournemouth reveal one of their players has tested positive for coronavirus

Bournemouth reveal one of their players has tested positive for coronavirus

The Premier League announced two people had tested positive from 996 tests conducted on Thursday and Friday. Read full article: Bournemouth reveal one of their players ...→

Bournemouth confirm one player has tested positive for coronavirus

Bournemouth confirm one player has tested positive for coronavirus

AFC Bournemouth have confirmed an unnamed player has tested positive for coronavirus. An official statement reads: "​AFC Bournemouth can confirm that one of it [...] Read full article: Bournemouth confirm one player has teste...→

How Brent Council used dedicated coronavirus care home to stop residents infecting each other

How Brent Council used dedicated coronavirus care home to stop residents infecting each other

The Labour-held local authority quarantined elderly patients discharged from hospital for 14 days in a separate care facility Read full article: How Brent Council used dedicated coronav...→

Letter to the editor: Beach-goers behaving like they're at a festival

Letter to the editor: Beach-goers behaving like they're at a festival

HAVING accepted that this week provided people with a much deserved chance to get to the beach, especially on Wednesday and Thursday, it was not… Read full article: Letter to the editor: Beach-goers behavi...→

Letter to the editor: No social distancing at Sandbanks beach

Letter to the editor: No social distancing at Sandbanks beach

MY wife and I are both mature pensioners who have been in lockdown since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Read full article: Letter to the editor: No social distanci...→

Letter to the Editor: Give Beryl bikes bells

Letter to the Editor: Give Beryl bikes bells

IT is heartening to see so many people making use of the conurbation’s ‘Beryl’ bikes, of which there are now more than 1,000 available for… Read full article: Letter to the Editor: Give Beryl bikes b...→

Letter to the Editor: Why open schools?

Letter to the Editor: Why open schools?

DESPITE our region having the lowest number of Covid-19 deaths to date, we have the second highest R value of 0.76 for some unexplained reason. Read full article: Letter to the Editor: Why open schools?...→

Letter to the Editor: A relaxing walk by the sea? No it was not

Letter to the Editor: A relaxing walk by the sea? No it was not

MY husband and I have adhered strictly to lockdown and thus, although living in Bournemouth, Tuesday was the first time we have got in our car to go… Read full article: Letter to the Editor: A relaxing walk by...→

Letter to the Editor: Support for mental health during the lockdown

Letter to the Editor: Support for mental health during the lockdown

THERE has been a lot in in the news as about mental health and wellbeing as this is Mental Health Week. Read full article: Letter to the Editor: Support for mental...→

Letter to the Editor: Walk through beautiful park was most pleasant 

Letter to the Editor: Walk through beautiful park was most pleasant 

I WALKED into the park today expecting it to be full of cars but it wasn’t. How pleasant it was to walk in the beautiful park. Read full article: Letter to the Editor: Walk through beaut...→

Coronavirus: Belfast council chief executive lays out vision of transformed city after lockdown

Coronavirus: Belfast council chief executive lays out vision of transformed city after lockdown

Belfast will emerge from lockdown as a "different but bustling city" with an emphasis on sustainability and investment in opening up public spaces, the chief e [...] Read full article: Coronavirus: Belfast council chief execu...→

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...→

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...→

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...→

Coronavirus: Arts Council England planning pandemic response until 2024

ACE says it anticipates responding to the Covid-19 crisis for the next four years, as it lays out a timeline for its role in the sector’s recovery Read full article: Coronavirus: Arts Council England planni...→

Aaron Ramsdale: Bournemouth 'shook' by positive coronavirus test - Eddie Howe

Aaron Ramsdale: Bournemouth 'shook' by positive coronavirus test - Eddie Howe

Bournemouth goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale's positive coronavirus test has changed the mindset of staff at the club, according to manager Eddie Howe. Read full article: Aaron Ramsdale: Bournemouth 'shook' by p...→

Letter to the editor: Dominic Cummings is just a 'Westminster bubble' issue

Letter to the editor: Dominic Cummings is just a 'Westminster bubble' issue

ON Monday night I sat down to watch the daily press conference, on this occasion given by the Prime Minister. Read full article: Letter to the editor: Dominic Cummings i...→

Letter to the editor: There aren't enough car parks

Letter to the editor: There aren't enough car parks

I CAN’T help feeling sad about your headline “Council advise car parks are full, think twice about visiting.” Read full article: Letter to the editor: There aren't enoug...→

Letter to the editor: What would they have done in Dominic Cummings' situation?

Letter to the editor: What would they have done in Dominic Cummings' situation?

WATCHING the rat pack of journalists trying to make a name for themselves in the garden of Number 10 by vilifying Dominic Cummings was not an… Read full article: Letter to the editor: What would they ha...→

Howe on Ramsdale's positive coronavirus test unsettling Bournemouth

Howe on Ramsdale's positive coronavirus test unsettling Bournemouth

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BY SAMI MOKBEL: The bombshell of goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale's positive coronavirus test, confirmed by the player on Monday, shook Bournemout [...] Read full article: Howe on Ramsdale's positive coronavirus ...→

Letter to the editor: Is this the same Dominic Cummings?

Letter to the editor: Is this the same Dominic Cummings?

BRILLIANT letter from Robert Readman in the Echo (May 25) calling for the prompt resignation of Boris Johnson’s special adviser, Dominic Cummings,… Read full article: Letter to the editor: Is this the same D...→

Birmingham Council Coronavirus advice undermines 'two metre' rule

Birmingham Council Coronavirus advice undermines 'two metre' rule

The city council was accused of providing 'misleading advice' after suggesting people only need to stay one metre away from each other Read full article: Birmingham Council Coronavirus advice un...→

Calls for council coronavirus funding forecasts to be published as Aberdeen calls for fair share fall flat | Press and Journal

Calls for council coronavirus funding forecasts to be published as Aberdeen calls for fair share fall flat | Press and Journal

Council funding bosses are being pushed to publish figures provided by all 32 Scottish local authorities on the estimated cost of coronavirus. Read full article: Calls for council coronavirus funding fo...→

Letter to the Editor: Thoughtless cyclists are putting people’s lives at risk

Letter to the Editor: Thoughtless cyclists are putting people’s lives at risk

ONCE again ,whilst walking along a pavement on a residential street in Poole, I have had to walk in the road to allow two cyclists riding side by… Read full article: Letter to the Editor: Thoughtless cyclis...→

Letter to the Editor: 'Show us golfers some respect'

Letter to the Editor: 'Show us golfers some respect'

QUEEN'S Park is a lovely open space and golf course which members of the public and golfers have to share with respect for each other. Read full article: Letter to the Editor: 'Show us golfers s...→

Letter to the Editor: Balance of nature has been disturbed

Letter to the Editor: Balance of nature has been disturbed

I MUST agree with Douglas Mills when he writes about the lack of reptiles on many of the heaths in Dorset. Read full article: Letter to the Editor: Balance of nature ...→

Letter to the Editor: Supporting staff must be a top priority for the NHS 

Letter to the Editor: Supporting staff must be a top priority for the NHS 

DOCTORS in the South West have stepped up to provide care for patients across the NHS and this has led to huge psychological strain for some staff. Read full article: Letter to the Editor: Supporting staff m...→

Bournemouth ace Aaron Ramsdale backs Project Restart despite coronavirus

Bournemouth ace Aaron Ramsdale backs Project Restart despite coronavirus

Bournemouth goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale was one of two Premier League players to test positive for coronavirus this week – but the Englishman has backed Project [...] Read full article: Bournemouth ace Aaron Ramsdale backs Pro...→

Letter to the Editor: Why can't council build a new concert hall?

Letter to the Editor: Why can't council build a new concert hall?

WHY is BCP looking to borrow thousands, or could it be billions of £££s to build huge blocks of flats where the Winter Gardens Concert Hall used… Read full article: Letter to the Editor: Why can't council ...→

Letter to the Editor: Why has only one cyclist on prom faced prosecution?

Letter to the Editor: Why has only one cyclist on prom faced prosecution?

LAST summer when a cyclist was fined £300 for cycling offences on the promenade, I wrote to the Daily Echo to highlight the fact that BCP Council… Read full article: Letter to the Editor: Why has only one c...→

Letter to the Editor: Get rid of Dominic Cummings now Boris 

Letter to the Editor: Get rid of Dominic Cummings now Boris 

THE position of Dominic Cummings, the PM’s ‘special advisor’, accused of a serious breach of lockdown rules (which he undoubtedly had a hand… Read full article: Letter to the Editor: Get rid of Dominic...→

Letter to the Editor: Sadness over dwindling reptiles 

Letter to the Editor: Sadness over dwindling reptiles 

WHILE walking on Bloxworth Heath today, I met an older man who, like me, well knew the heath back in the 1970s and we both could recount the dense… Read full article: Letter to the Editor: Sadness over dwind...→

Letter to the Editor: Cashless parking is unreasonable and should be reversed 

Letter to the Editor: Cashless parking is unreasonable and should be reversed 

SO, Dorset Council have reintroduced charging in their car parks, but you cannot use cash, or contactless credit card, you have to use Just Park.com. Read full article: Letter to the Editor: Cashless parking i...→

Bournemouth reveal one of their players has tested positive for coronavirus

Bournemouth reveal one of their players has tested positive for coronavirus

The Premier League announced two people had tested positive from 996 tests conducted on Thursday and Friday. Read full article: Bournemouth reveal one of their players ...→

Bournemouth announce player has tesed positive for coronavirus

Bournemouth announce player has tesed positive for coronavirus

Two more coronavirus cases were confirmed by the Premier League yesterday following the second round of testing Read full article: Bournemouth announce player has tesed po...→

Bournemouth confirm one player has tested positive for coronavirus

Bournemouth confirm one player has tested positive for coronavirus

AFC Bournemouth have confirmed an unnamed player has tested positive for coronavirus. An official statement reads: "​AFC Bournemouth can confirm that one of it [...] Read full article: Bournemouth confirm one player has teste...→

How Brent Council used dedicated coronavirus care home to stop residents infecting each other

How Brent Council used dedicated coronavirus care home to stop residents infecting each other

The Labour-held local authority quarantined elderly patients discharged from hospital for 14 days in a separate care facility Read full article: How Brent Council used dedicated coronav...→

Letter to the editor: Reopen the Bournemouth seafront toilets

Letter to the editor: Reopen the Bournemouth seafront toilets

GIVEN the large number of people now appearing on Bournemouth’s beaches, can BCP council please open the toilets along the beach front? Read full article: Letter to the editor: Reopen the Bournem...→

Letter to the editor: Beach-goers behaving like they're at a festival

Letter to the editor: Beach-goers behaving like they're at a festival

HAVING accepted that this week provided people with a much deserved chance to get to the beach, especially on Wednesday and Thursday, it was not… Read full article: Letter to the editor: Beach-goers behavi...→

274 coronavirus patients discharged from Royal Bournemouth and Poole hospitals

274 coronavirus patients discharged from Royal Bournemouth and Poole hospitals

MORE than 270 patients with coronavirus have now been discharged from the Royal Bournemouth and Poole hospitals. Read full article: 274 coronavirus patients discharged from...→

Letter to the editor: No social distancing at Sandbanks beach

Letter to the editor: No social distancing at Sandbanks beach

MY wife and I are both mature pensioners who have been in lockdown since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Read full article: Letter to the editor: No social distanci...→

Letter to the Editor: Open golf course for everyone 

Letter to the Editor: Open golf course for everyone 

DURING the recent weeks of the coronavirus lockdown, Queens Park Golf Course has been a very welcome resource for local families to take exercise. Read full article: Letter to the Editor: Open golf course f...→

Letter to the Editor: Give Beryl bikes bells

Letter to the Editor: Give Beryl bikes bells

IT is heartening to see so many people making use of the conurbation’s ‘Beryl’ bikes, of which there are now more than 1,000 available for… Read full article: Letter to the Editor: Give Beryl bikes b...→

Letter to the Editor: Why open schools?

Letter to the Editor: Why open schools?

DESPITE our region having the lowest number of Covid-19 deaths to date, we have the second highest R value of 0.76 for some unexplained reason. Read full article: Letter to the Editor: Why open schools?...→

Letter to the Editor: Not cutting the grass saves £96,000

Letter to the Editor: Not cutting the grass saves £96,000

COUNCILLOR Ray Bryant first of all claims that the council does not cut the grass areas because this helps the wildlife. He forgot to mention at… Read full article: Letter to the Editor: Not cutting the gr...→

Letter to the Editor: A relaxing walk by the sea? No it was not

Letter to the Editor: A relaxing walk by the sea? No it was not

MY husband and I have adhered strictly to lockdown and thus, although living in Bournemouth, Tuesday was the first time we have got in our car to go… Read full article: Letter to the Editor: A relaxing walk by...→

Coronavirus: do I still have to pay council tax on my second home?

Q We have been actively discouraged from staying at our second home during the pandemic. Can we ask for a council tax refund if we cannot use it?A Council tax [...] Read full article: Coronavirus: do I still have to pay coun...→

Letter to the Editor: Support for mental health during the lockdown

Letter to the Editor: Support for mental health during the lockdown

THERE has been a lot in in the news as about mental health and wellbeing as this is Mental Health Week. Read full article: Letter to the Editor: Support for mental...→

Letter to the Editor: Why should MP Tobias Ellwood be in full PPE during care home visit?

Letter to the Editor: Why should MP Tobias Ellwood be in full PPE during care home visit?

WHILST I admire the heroic MP Tobias Ellwood, the recent photograph was surely the wrong message to the hard-working staff. Read full article: Letter to the Editor: Why should MP Tobi...→

Letter to the Editor: Walk through beautiful park was most pleasant 

Letter to the Editor: Walk through beautiful park was most pleasant 

I WALKED into the park today expecting it to be full of cars but it wasn’t. How pleasant it was to walk in the beautiful park. Read full article: Letter to the Editor: Walk through beaut...→

Letter to the Editor: Is this a hold-up?

Letter to the Editor: Is this a hold-up?

IF, as seems likely, it is made mandatory for us all to wear face masks while in public or in crowded spaces, it’s going to make it very… Read full article: Letter to the Editor: Is this a hold-up?...→