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Kite surfers exploit mild temperatures

The mild temperature this weekend have enticed kite surfers back into the sea at the famous Sandbanks peninsula. Yesterday temperatures at Sandbanks soared to 13C, in stark contrast to this time last year where temperatures averaged at 3C. Local kite surfer Leo said: “Last year at this time it wasn't possible because there was snow, I didn't come down here because it was very very cold, today it is very mild, it is perfect for us.
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Boscombe Art Trail

Boscombe art trail links the sea front with shopping street. In the interactive map and gallery has been displayed location of seven sculptures with description, photos and night effects. The art trail was designed by a Dorset-based artist Andy Kirby who won £74,000 commission to design the project. Ideas were put forward by local residents and influenced by the artist's style.
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Boscombe heart charity pins hopes on Christmas

Almost 80 per cent of the items in the store are second-hand, according to store manager Silvia Pettet. Donations to the British Heart Foundation are made by people who drop off their belongings directly to the store. The organisation also offers pick-up services every two weeks. “We have drivers who are willing to collect donations from people’s houses but lately our vans have been returning with few donations.”
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Bournemouth landlords concerned about crime site

Expansion of the government’s popular crime mapping website Police.uk has sparked concerns over falling house prices and difficulties renting rooms among Bournemouth landlords. The website, which has received over 400 million hits since launching in February, has expanded the crimes it shows to include shoplifting, drugs, criminal damage and arson. By the end of this year, the site will also include the names of specific areas where crime levels are highest.
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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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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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