PLANS to convert a hotel in Boscombe which “is not financially viable” into six holiday flats have been submitted.

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PLANS to convert a hotel in Boscombe which “is not financially viable” into six holiday flats have been submitted. Lodged with Bournemouth Council earlier this week, the application puts forward a proposal to convert the Saxonhurst Hotel in Sea Road into apartments for tourists. The building has not been used as a hotel since early 2015 when […]

A PUB in Bournemouth that offers guest accommodation has been sold for more than £1.8m.

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A PUB in Bournemouth that offers guest accommodation has been sold for more than £1.8m. The Hop Inn on West Cliff Road and neighbouring former sports pub, The Shamrock Bar in St Michael’s Road, have been purchased for £1.825m. The Victorian property comprises of 12 en-suite rooms, a bar, restaurant and fish and chip shop. […]

EMPLOYEES of a Bournemouth chocolate shop could lose their jobs as the branch closes later this month.

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EMPLOYEES of a Bournemouth chocolate shop could lose their jobs as the branch closes later this month. The Thorntons Cafe at Castlepoint will shut on January 27. In total, 15 jobs could be lost. A spokesperson from parent company Ferrero said: “Like any retailer, we are continuously reviewing our store estate to ensure we are in the […]

BOURNEMOUTH’S Marsham Court Hotel will play Santa to a couple facing cancer this Christmas, gifting them for a four-night, full board, festive package, with all the trimmings.

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BOURNEMOUTH’S Marsham Court Hotel will play Santa to a couple facing cancer this Christmas, gifting them for a four-night, full board, festive package, with all the trimmings. The award-winning hotel in Russell-Cotes Road has joined a host of local businesses which have responded to Dorset Cancer Care Foundation’s (DCCF) Secret Santa appeal. The appeal, which […]

FEWER hotels are going bust but a strong Brexit silver lining due to a weaker pound is still to show itself in Bournemouth and Poole.

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FEWER hotels are going bust but a strong Brexit silver lining due to a weaker pound is still to show itself in Bournemouth and Poole. That’s the verdict of Bournemouth Accommodation and Hotels Association vice chair Andy Woodland in response to a report from accountancy firm Moore Stephens, which said hotel insolvencies dropped by 18 […]

EIGHTIES icon Rick Astley and Scottish rock band Simple Minds, are among the first wave of acts to be revealed for Camp Bestival 2018.

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EIGHTIES icon Rick Astley and Scottish rock band Simple Minds, are among the first wave of acts to be revealed for Camp Bestival 2018. Other confirmed headliners include dance music favourites Clean Bandit who were behind hits like Symphony and Rockabye. Organiser Rob da Bank said: “Expect the unexpected from rock giants Simple Minds and Shed Seven […]

HUNDREDS of people are set to gather to remember their lost loved ones tonight (November 10) at a special event at Bournemouth Pier.

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HUNDREDS of people are set to gather to remember their lost loved ones tonight (November 10) at a special event at Bournemouth Pier. Light Up the Prom, which is now in its fourth year, is the town’s biggest memorial event and sees Bournemouth Hospital Charity team up with Macmillan Caring Locally to pay tribute to […]

Christchurch Emporium

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PROPOSALS for a mixed use outlet at a former factory in Christchurch have finally been approved – more than 900 days after the current occupants opened for business. The Christchurch Emporium shopping village at Avon Works has been open since April 2015, but without consent to use the premises in its current state. After a […]

BOURNEMOUTH’S Christmas celebrations will be launched from the Triangle this year to coincide with the switch-on of the town’s festive lights.

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BOURNEMOUTH’S Christmas celebrations will be launched from the Triangle this year to coincide with the switch-on of the town’s festive lights. A large illuminated teddy bear will be the focal point of the event, which takes place on Friday, November 17. The Triangle is set to be lit up with fireworks for the Christmas lights […]

VANDALS have caused a spate of “mindless” damage in plain sight along Bournemouth seafront.

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VANDALS have caused a spate of “mindless” damage in plain sight along Bournemouth seafront. Dozens of beach huts, walls and wooden posts have been tagged with graffiti in the East Cliff area. A large plastic beachside bin has also been ruined beyond repair after a disposable barbecue melted through the side of the container. The […]

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