There will be a shake-up at this year’s Christmas Market with a largely new line-up of traders.

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There will be a shake-up at this year’s Christmas Market with a largely new line-up of traders. Seventa Events, which this year took over organising duties from S&D Leisure, which has held the contract for several years, has announced several new traders and says 70 per cent of participants will be taking part for the […]

DORSET has almost 50,000 managers, directors and senior officials among its workforce, figures reveal

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DORSET has almost 50,000 managers, directors and senior officials among its workforce, figures reveal. The research also shows average gross weekly pay was lower across Dorset than the national average of £541 and much higher for men than women. Official statistics show the top category of occupations making up 12.9 per cent of the population […]

GETTING your website to the top of the search engine rankings is “no longer something you can manipulate” by paying to be noticed, an expert told a Bournemouth event.

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GETTING your website to the top of the search engine rankings is “no longer something you can manipulate” by paying to be noticed, an expert told a Bournemouth event. Jeremy McDonald, director of search engine optimisation (SEO) for 360i in London, said “writing good content” was the key to being found online. “It used to […]

THE Studland hotel which became a favourite of children’s writer Enid Blyton has been sold to a new owner.

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THE Studland hotel which became a favourite of children’s writer Enid Blyton has been sold to a new owner. Historic Knoll House Hotel, where Enid would stay with her husband up to four times a year during the 1950s, has been sold to a ‘high net worth individual’ for an undisclosed sum, says estate agents […]

DRUG dealers are selling heroin and cocaine from Bournemouth’s hotels and B&Bs, a top police officer has said.

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  DRUG dealers are selling heroin and cocaine from Bournemouth’s hotels and B&Bs, a top police officer has said. Speaking at a public meeting for residents of Springbourne and East Cliff on Thursday evening, East Bournemouth Neighbourhood Inspector Alan Setchell said organised crime gangs have turned to the town’s visitor accommodation after police made the […]

TWO event experts have joined the plans to bring a street market to Bournemouth.

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TWO event experts have joined the plans to bring a street market to Bournemouth. The event, described as “quintessentially eccentric”, will take over Holdenhurst Road on the last Sunday of each month from September 24. Organisers have been joined by Suzy Wheeler, of Strawberry Fields RePresents, and the interim president of the National Outdoor Events […]

THOUSANDS of foodies will be flocking to the town centre this weekend for this year’s Bournemouth Food & Drink Festival.

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THOUSANDS of foodies will be flocking to the town centre this weekend for this year’s Bournemouth Food & Drink Festival. The free to attend, annual ten day event got underway yesterday with a host of street food stalls from around the world, local farmers’ markets, cooking demonstrations and live music. Today at 2pm in The […]

THE public will be asked their opinion on major plans for the seafront at Avon Beach.

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THE public will be asked their opinion on major plans for the seafront at Avon Beach. Significant engineering works are due to take place at the beach to raise the prom, protecting the beach against future sea level rises. The plans were unveiled last year, with concrete blocks being placed along the beach as temporary […]

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