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Southbourne businesses band together

Businesses in a Bournemouth suburb have used government funding to revive the Southbourne-on-sea Business Association to weather what economists say could be a double dip recession. The Southbourne-on-sea Business Association was started last year by coordinator Heather Martyn to help encourage growth and investment in the area, and has so far produced only positive results.
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Purbeck teachers face job cuts deadline

Teachers in Purbeck will find out in December if they still have jobs. The decision to close four middle schools last summer was made by Dorset County Council. Due to the decline in the number of pupils in the area, the council decided to change the schooling system.
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Bournemouth students throw themselves into Ultimate Frisbee

Bournemouth’s Ultimate Frisbee team travelled to Southampton this weekend to offer those curious about the sport a chance to compete against rival teams. The club, named The Bournemouth Ultimatum, have recently taken on new members so they took them to a two day tournament, which is tailor made for beginner players.
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Residents express alarm over pier closure

Bournemouth residents express concern at plans to replace the Pier theatre with an indoor adventure centre. Christine Barr, 56, a frequent visitor to Bournemouth for the past 30 years has recently moved to the area and believes it will be a huge loss to the seaside experience for tourists as well as locals.
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