Freedom of Poole for Navy Ship

Over 70 service men and women will march through the streets of Poole on Saturday 4 May as a Royal Navy Warship is granted the Freedom of Poole. The entire Ships Company of HMS Cattistock, led by The Band of His Majesty’s Royal Marines Plymouth, will parade from The Quay in celebration of the ship […]

Angela Turner wins Gold at Chelsea Flower Show 2024

Ferndown florist wins Gold at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Ferndown Florist Angela Turner has won Gold at the world famous flower show. She’s exhibiting in the Great Pavilion Floral Creations section – a brand-new category with smaller arrangements, mounted on plinths. The theme for 2024 is ‘colour’ and Angela’s design is called Inner Peace. Recognising the need for calm amongst the chaos, an inner […]

Dorset Blind Association Motor Show returns to Lulworth Castle

Dorset Blind Association’s annual motor show fundraising event, set against the stunning backdrop of Lulworth Castle will take place on Sunday 12 May. The show is a hugely popular community event for all the family with thousands expected to attend. From classic cars to supercars, modified vehicles to performance cars, there will be over 250 […]

Back the BEACH Appeal to help transform care across Dorset

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Charity has launched a £1.5million fundraising appeal to take the Royal Bournemouth Hospital into the future. The BEACH Appeal is the charity’s biggest ever fundraising appeal to provide additional items for the new six-storey building at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital to help transform healthcare across Dorset. The new building is the […]

Camp Bestival announces 2024 day splits and tickets

Summer is creeping upon us and it’s nearly time to head to the fields for a weekend to remember! The UK’s favourite family festival returns to Lulworth Castle, Dorset (25 – 28 July 2024) with an out of this world line up to match and the festival has today announced the highly anticipated day-by-day lineups, […]

Long Groyne work to start in April

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council will start work to repair and upgrade the Hengistbury Head Long Groyne in April. On-site preparations have already started. The Long Groyne plays a critical role in reducing coastal flooding and erosion, protecting thousands of homes and infrastructure within Poole and Christchurch Bays, as well as stabilising the frontage […]

Dorchester Sheroes final six

After 48 submissions from across the county, the Dorchester Sheroes Committee had the difficult task of whittling it down to six. Because of the amazing women who were nominated, they intend to publish a book celebrating them all. Shortlist The Dorset Button Makers (1622 to 1850)The Dorset Button Makers played a crucial role in the […]

Be part of Bournemouth Air Festival

Dates for this year’s Bournemouth Air Festival have been announced, presenting an opportunity for businesses and sponsors to participate in the world’s biggest land and air festival by the sea. Bournemouth Air Festival, organised by Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council, will return on Thursday 29 August – Saturday 31 August this year. Another jam-packed […]

Help find the forgotten Sheroes of Dorchester

Six men, one dog, a Queen and a horse. This is the representation of civic monuments in the county town of Dorchester! This month, Dorchester Sheroes has launched a new campaign to find Dorchester’s unsung and forgotten women of the town. It turns out the team behind Mary Anning Rocks has one last statue in […]

Photos of ILLUMINATE at The Blue Pool 2024

ILLUMINATE at The Blue Pool, on from 11 January to 25 February.