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Ichthyosaur skeleton safely extracted in Dorset

Posted on 06/01/2014 at 2:22pm.   Tags: .   Comments: 0 Comments.

A near-complete fossilised skeleton discovered in Dorset has been painstakingly saved from the risk of damage, with workers spending eight hours removing it before another Christmas storm set in. Measuring around 5ft, the fossilised ichthyosaur skeleton was discovered on Boxing Day at the base of Black Ven in Charmouth and was celebrated as one of the greatest finds along the famed Jurassic Coast; it is believed to be one of just a handful of Ichthyosaur skeletons found on the coast in the last decade, providing all the more reason to […] Read more...

Broadchurch named best television programme of 2013

Posted on 31/12/2013 at 9:21am.   Tags: None.   Comments: 0 Comments.

The popular television series Broadchurch has been celebrated in an annual poll by a leading publication, naming the show as the best on screen in 2013. Read more...

The top five things to do in Bournemouth

Posted on 23/12/2013 at 2:36pm.   Tags: None.   Comments: 0 Comments.

There is a reason why Bournemouth is such a popular destination with visitors, as it offers some of the finest sun, sea and sand to be found in the whole of the UK. In fact, it provides visitors with no less than seven miles of golden beaches, and this popular town on the south coast of England also boasts award-winning parks and gardens. With so many things to do in Bournemouth and so much choice for visitors, it can often be difficult for people staying in the town’s hotels to […] Read more...

Poole Tourism in the running for top award

Posted on 20/12/2013 at 4:58pm.   Tags: None.   Comments: 0 Comments.

Poole Tourism has been shortlisted for the Tourist Information of the Year award at the South West Excellence Awards for 2013/2014 – fantastic news for a service which has helped so many enjoy fantastic getaways to the area. Famed for holding high levels of professionalism and knowledge, the team at Poole Tourism have been helping people make the most of their Poole and Bournemouth hotel holidays. With the team playing such a pivotal role in promoting the towns as an excellent tourism resort, it’s clear that many want to reward […] Read more...

Gareth Malone pencils in Bournemouth date on UK tour

Posted on 11/12/2013 at 5:29pm.   Tags: .   Comments: 0 Comments.

Choirmaster Gareth Malone OBE is set to perform live in Bournemouth next year, visiting the Dorset coast as part of a 14 – date tour across the UK. A great example of the many events you can enjoy while taking your Bournemouth hotel holidays throughout the year, tickets for the choral masterclass have already proved popular with Malone’s strong fan base. Describing himself as an animatuer, presenter and populariser of choral singing, Gareth Malone shot to fame while featuring in The Choir, a BBC series where he was tasked with […] Read more...

Exciting additions planned for Bournemouth Pier

Posted on 06/12/2013 at 4:47pm.   Tags: None.   Comments: 0 Comments.

The outstanding experience to be had on Bournemouth Pier is set to be enhanced in some fantastic new plans, with a zip line and climbing wall both sure to be hugely popular with locals and those on their holidays alike. A popular resident since 1856, the pier remains among the most visited attractions in the town and is one of the reasons why Bournemouth is a great location at which to enjoy the Great British holiday at its finest. As part of the optimistic plans which have been approved by […] Read more...


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