Stay safe in the sun with the Dolphin shopping centre
In support of Sun Awareness Week (May 6 to May 12), the Dolphin shopping centre in Poole will be holding a ‘Sun Awareness Day’ on Saturday May 11.
Boots, The Body Shop and Vision Express will be joining forces to offer shoppers advice on how to stay safe in the sun with their summer products and, for those looking to update their wardrobe, Animal will be offering 10 per cent off all its spring/summer fashion lines.
John Grinnell, centre manager, said: “As most of us have been basking in the sunshine over the Bank Holiday weekend we felt it was important to offer shoppers advice on how to stay safe in the sun but still enjoy being outside. Sun exposure can lead to a range of problems and it’s important we highlight these issues as part of Sun Awareness Week.” (Wed 8 Apr 13)
Best-selling teen author to visit Poole
To celebrate the final instalment in the bestselling ‘GONE’ series, teen author Michael Grant will be visiting the Dolphin Centre, Poole, on Wednesday May 1.
The American author will be meeting with students from Oakdale School for a presentation and signing copies of his new book, Light, in association with W H Smiths.
W H Smith store manager, Ema Cornwell, said: “Michael Grant’s novels have been fantastic sellers in the Poole store, he is one of the world's most successful authors in the youth literary market and his futuristic thriller series ‘GONE’ is a smash hit with teenagers.” (Tue 30 Apr 13)
BODY SHOP AT 'HEART' OF POOLE WITH NEW STORE CONCEPT
The Body Shop is set to unveil its new ‘Pulse’ concept store on Saturday April 27 in the Dolphin shopping centre, Poole.
The new boutique aims to transform a routine shopping excursion into one that’s educational and representative of The Body Shop’s ‘Beauty with Heart’ mission by creating a space that’s more interactive for the customer.
To celebrate the opening, staff will be offering free consultation advice and makeovers, plus the first 100 customers will receive a goody bag.
An official ribbon cutting will take place at 10am with a representative from Naomi’s House and throughout the day the store will be holding a raffle and cake sale to raise money for the children's hospice.
John Grinnell, centre manager, said: “We are excited to see the new look Body Shop, the ‘Pulse’ concept has been greatly received at other shopping centres across the country and we are looking forward to re-opening the Poole store.”
Laura Muir, assistant manager of The Body Shop in Poole, said: “Customers can still shop for cosmetics, skincare and other products but they’ll be able to do so with the help of expert brand consultants, one-on-one consultations and makeovers.” (Thu 25 Apr 13)
POOLE PCC FORUM – RECRUITING MEMBERS NOW
Police and Crime Commissioner for Dorset, Martyn Underhill, is looking for members to join his second forum which will take place in Poole on Friday 24th May 2013. It will run from 10.00am to 12.00pm at Alderney West Community Centre.
The Commissioner’s surgery will take place after the forum, from 12.30pm to 2.30pm. Mr Underhill is inviting members of the community to book a private twenty minute surgery session with him, to discuss any individual matters in confidence.
The PCC forum is open to any member of the community who has an interest in community safety, crime and policing. This presents the community with an opportunity to raise local issues directly with the PCC.
Martyn Underhill said: “I am committed to achieving a forum which is truly representative of the Poole area and I welcome applications from all sections of the community.”
Susan Bickle, Community Engagement Officer for the PCC added: “The PCC forums are an ideal opportunity for members of the community to meet their Police and Crime Commissioner. It will give them an opportunity to have their voices heard and will actively contribute in making Dorset an even better place to live.”
To express interest in becoming a forum member or to book a surgery appointment, please contact Susan Bickle, PCC Community Engagement Officer on 01202 223743 or email email@example.com.
Visit the PCC website at : http://www.dorset.pcc.police.uk to find out more about the work of the PCC (Thu 25 Apr 13)
TAPPER TACKLES FLYTIPPING
A mass pile of flytipping off Randalls Hill has been cleared thanks to the hard-working grounds men at Tapper Funeral Service’s woodland burial site, Harbour View in Lytchett Minster, Dorset.
Tyres, bags, boxes and even a sofa were cleared from the public land that has been steadily piling up over the past few months, to the extent where the stream could no longer flow.
Tapper Funeral Service took on the responsibility to clear the site and even paid for a skip to be brought in to clear the rubbish.
Rachel Lawton, cemetery manager at Harbour View, said: “It’s horrible to see people are using this spot as a flytipping site. This area is fortunate to occupy a position that enjoys a host of wildlife and to see it being treated in this way is very sad. Our grounds men have worked tirelessly to clear the rubbish and we hope it remains tidy.” (Mon 22 Apr 13)
SHIVER ME TIMBERS! THE FJB COLLECTION GETS SHIP SHAPE FOR THE SUMMER
The FJB Collection’s search for a brand new family entertainment team is complete with the introduction of Swashbuckle Island. From May 2013, the ‘Scallywags’, led by Captain Swash and first mate Betty Buckle, are set to entertain hotel guests and local residents alike at two of the group’s unique, coastal family hotels; The Chine Hotel on the edge of Bournemouth’s East Cliff and The Sandbanks Hotel on the exclusive Sandbanks Peninsula.
The Bournemouth & Poole based luxury hotel group has been auditioning for new entertainers to build their ‘Scallywags’ team and deliver a fantastic new programme of entertainment for years to come. The move sees the end of the FJB Collection’s association with local entertainment team ‘Funsters Entertainment’, but promises to be their best entertainment package ever!
FJB Collection say, ‘Swashbuckle Island is a brilliant programme for kids with loads of new activities, including beach and water sports – and great for grown ups with some fantastic new stageshows.’
Bright, bubbly and talented, the ‘Scallywags’ will make holidays with the FJB Collection extra special. Families can enjoy morning, afternoon and evening sessions; enjoy character breakfasts with Swash and Buckle and join in Kid’s Clubs with a whole range of FREE activities. These include beach and watersports, fun, games, arts and crafts and plenty of opportunities to join the ‘Scallywags’ on stage after dark with live performances, interactive games and competitions, singing, dancing and glittering stage-shows.
With this change, comes the introduction of the FJB Collection’s new ‘Teen Zones’, giving the opportunity to offer a cool range of afternoon and evening activities for teenagers – a great way of making new friends, having fun and tempting them to try new experiences to which they have never done before.
“We are very excited about our new entertainment programme,” said the hotel Group’s Operations Director. “We would like to thank the Funsters for all their efforts. Moving forward I am delighted to see so much talent amongst our FJB ‘Scallywags’ team.”
He added: “Our holidaymakers love joining in the daytime activities and watching our entertainment teams perform on stage. This is a great way for them to keep the holiday feeling throughout their stay and after they return home. With the introduction of Captain Swash and Betty Buckle to the group this summer, I am sure will provide memories that families can cherish forever.”
A seasonal full entertainment package in a choice of two beautiful hotels with live entertainment every night of your holiday is included in the price. For local residents, joining in the fun with the ‘Scallywags’ entertainment is just £10 per child per day.
For immediate bookings and details of other special offers, log on to www.fjbcollection.co.uk or call 0845 337 1550. (Mon 22 Apr 13)
BAKE SALE COOKS UP A STORM FOR CHARITY
Kind-hearted staff from Tower Retail Park’s Fabric Warehouse raised £222.00 for Diverse Abilities Plus at a charity bake sale on Saturday April 6.
For the duration of the cake sale two members of the Fabric Warehouse team, Allen Olde and Shaun Goodall rode static cycles to prepare themselves for their charity bike ride from London to Paris in September in which they hope to raise £3,000 for the charity. (Tue 9 Apr 13)
POOLE WINDSURFING SCHOOL - 2013 OPENING DAY
The 1st May will be the opening day of season at the Poole Windsurfing school and we have lots of brand new windsurfing equipment from Goya, RRD, Amex & Billabong waiting for those who book early for windsurfing lessons and windsurf hire.
It is the prefect time to start learning how to windsurf or get back into the sport after the winter, giving you the whole summer to master the sport. The water temperatures are just starting to warm up by then and the days are getting longer, making it a more enjoyable experience to get out there on the water.
During the coming season all types of windsurfing lessons will be running, from beginner and intermediate windsurfing courses through to advanced lessons and private windsurf tuition. Also, Poole Windsurfing will continue to offer their ever popular windsurf hire scheme where you can pay by the hour or take advantage of a discounted 10 hour hire card that you use during the course of the summer season.
Our policy of replacing kit every year continues, with the latest 2013 RRD Evolution V3 boards, more Goya Surf 202lt beginner boards & RRD Easyrider 180lt beginner/improver boards. Every one of our advanced windsurf sails is being replaced with the latest top of the range 2013 Goya Guru & Nexus sails. To keep you warm out on the water we will be topping up our fleet of Billabong wetsuits with brand new 2013 Intruder models and we always have wetsuit shoes and buoyancy aids to ensure you have maximum comfort & safety when out windsurfing.
Absolute top quality windsurf equipment & great instruction on your windsurfing lessons will set you off in the right direction this coming summer.
RDM (Reduced Diameter Masts) are still being used exclusively throughout our windsurf school. You rarely go to a windsurf school that uses these masts for their students, they are normally only reserved for the instructors! At Poole Windsurfing we use RDM’s for everything from advanced sails right through to using them on our beginners windsurfing courses!
“They may be more expensive but we really feel the benefit to the students is worth it!” - Terril Winters, Senior Windsurfing Instructor - Poole Windsurfing.
For a more detailed look at all the brand new windsurfing equipment you will be using this summer take a look on our Windsurfing Equipment Page. This page showcases our windsurfing equipment and will be updated with shots of all the 2013 windsurfing kit as soon as it is unwrapped ready for the start of the summer season.
Book up your windsurfing lessons or windsurf rental now and be some of the first to try out the latest 2013 windsurfing equipment.
Poole Windsurfing is a dedicated windsurfing school which is the product of over 15 years teaching experience, being drawn from managing two other local windsurf centres and teaching at different locations around the world. Much of their business is through word of mouth about the quality of instruction & is what keeps people going back for more throughout their windsurfing career.
MAN ARRESTED AFTER ALLEGED ARMED ROBBERY AT POOLE HSBC
A man has been arrested after a robber allegedly armed with a gun was chased by a passer-by from a bank in Broadstone, Poole.
The raider entered the HSBC bank in Lower Blandford Road in Broadstone, Poole, at about 09:40 BST, pointing a black handgun and demanding cash.
Dorset Police said armed police, a helicopter and dog units assisted in the investigation and a man in his mid 20s was arrested at an address on Commercial Road. They said nobody was hurt in the robbery.
Part of Commercial Road, in Lower Parkstone, was later sealed off and a car was towed away by police from a nearby block of flats. (Thu 4 Apr 13)
CHARITY BAKE SALE AT TOWER RETAIL PARK
Kind-hearted staff from Poole’s Fabric Warehouse will be holding a charity bake sale on Saturday April 6 to raise money for Diverse Abilities Plus.
Staff at the Tower Retail Park store, based next to Tower Park Entertainment Centre, will be baking muffins, brownies, cupcakes and biscuits to sell on the day from 11.00am to 2.00pm.
All proceeds donated will go to Diverse Abilities Plus, the only disability charity in the county that supports children and adults and their families throughout their life.
For the duration of the cake sale two members of the Fabric Warehouse team, Allen Olde and Shaun Goodall will be riding static cycles to prepare themselves for their charity bike ride from London to Paris in September in which they hope to raise £3,000 for the charity.
There will also be a customer raffle and Ace Snack Bar will be providing tea and coffee. (Thu 4 Apr 13)
CAFE SHORE GOES INTO LIQUIDATION
"The company behind a prestigious restaurant has gone into liquidation with debts of £404,000.
Cafe Shore Limited in Sandbanks has entered into insolvency proceedings as it owes £219,000 to the taxman and £185,000 to other creditors. Despite the liquidation the restaurant in Banks Road in Poole remains open as it is now trading under Cafe Shore Holdings Ltd. It is able to do so as the lease for the Banks Road property was owned by the holding company, which is now negotiating to purchase the furniture and kitchen equipment." (Fri 15 Mar 13)
MAJOR FIRE IN POOLE
A fire which severely damaged the Buckholme Towers Preparatory School is likely to have been caused by an electrical fault, Dorset Fire & Rescue Service has said.
Crews were called to the school in Lower Parkstone, Poole, at 02:47 GMT, today, Tuesday 12 March 2013.. The fire was still burning four hours later. The main A35 route into Poole was closed during the morning rush hour as crews tackled the blaze and made the building safe.
No-one was injured in the blaze, which damaged the first and second floors. Dorset Fire and Rescue Service said the fire was not being treated as suspicious. (Tue 12 Mar 13)
POOLE HARBOUR HAS BECOME THE WORLD'S FIRST PORT TO DELIVER 3D NAVIGATIONAL SAFTEY
Poole Harbour Commissioners has successfully commissioned a new navigation system making Poole Harbour the first port in the world to commercially adopt a 3D Vessel Traffic Monitoring System.
The unique C-Vu technology is specifically tailored to present an accurate real-time 3D solution for increased navigational safety in ports and harbours.
The system offers a higher level of situational awareness thereby enhancing Poole Harbour Commissioners efficient safety operation of marine traffic within their jurisdiction.
The technology provides complete flexibility in selecting viewpoints and perspectives, both above and below the water, of a vessel being monitored. It adds significant support in detecting dangers by employing collision and grounding predictions, assisting harbour control to monitor the spatial distance of moving vessels, particularly important during the rise and fall of tides.
Data from the system can be stored for up to 10 years and played back in full detail at any time, enabling analysis of marine incidents and adding value in claims investigations.
Commenting on the organisation’s latest 3D VTS installation, Poole Harbour Commissioners harbour master, Captain Brian Murphy, said: “As guardians of Europe’s largest natural harbour, it is Poole Harbour Commissioners responsibility to ensure we consider the best technology available to deliver an even higher level of navigational safety.
We are thrilled with the new C-Vu system, its 3D display of critical vessel movement information has helped us to understand in amazing clarity and flexibility the reality of what is actually happening above and below the water. It is clear that C-Vu is setting the future standard for vessel traffic systems, and we at Poole are pleased to be an early adopter of this enhancement to vessel monitoring technology.”
GeoVS CEO, Alastair MacDonald, added: “We are delighted to have been chosen by Poole Harbour Commissioners to install a C-Vu® 3D VTS system in their vessel traffic management centre. The highly positive feedback following the installation has confirmed our ability to deliver innovative technology that enhances operational safety, productivity and efficiency.” (Mon 11 Mar 13)
GENEROUS DONATIONS MADE TO POOLE HOSPICE
Tapper Funeral Service’s Outlook Bereavement Support programme has raised more than £200 for Forest Holme Hospice following its first social event of the year.
The generous donations were collected from a buffet lunch for widows and widowers at Parkstone Yacht Club.
More than 60 spouses descended on the yacht club’s lounge for the communal get-together which aims to provide support to those who have lost loved ones.
Steven Tapper, joint managing director at Tapper Funeral Service, said: “Outlook Bereavement Support aims to create new friendships and help foster local community support. Bereavement can be different for everyone so we wanted to create an environment which people can call upon when they wish, to allow them to work through their emotions at their own pace, but not in isolation.”
The programme, which is the first of its kind, holds free monthly events with a voluntary collection for a specific charity of choice.
For more information on Outlook Bereavement Support and opportunities to attend events, please visit www.bereavement-care.co.uk or call 01202 478887 or 01202 338535.
Follow Outlook on Facebook: www.facebook.com/outlookbereavementsupport for latest updates. (Sun 24 Feb 13)
'MELODIES FOR MEMORIES' EXPANDS IN DORSET
Age UKs Dorchester and Bournemouth are in the process of launching their “Melodies for Memories” service at several locations in Dorset. These locations are as follows: Lyme Regis, Chickerell, Shaftesbury, Swanage, Wareham, Upton, Ferndown, and Highcliffe.
Melodies for Memories sessions will run every fortnight at a venue in the above 9 locations. These fortnightly sessions will give those people affected by memory loss, and their carers, the opportunity to meet others who share an enjoyment for music.
Music has been proven to be beneficial for retaining memory. Natalie Betts, Melodies for Memories music facilitator, said: ‘People can recall familiar music much later into life than other memories. It is great to encourage listening to music at home, but being socially active at groups like Melodies for Memories will help delay the progression of memory loss even more.’
Sessions will include activities such as warm up exercises, singing exercises, tongue twisters, group singing, instrument playing and discussion about music, using questions and visual aids. The Melodies for Memories sessions will cover different types of well-known music and themes, including, At the Movies, Swinging 60s and Rat Pack.
Yvonne Cable, Melodies for Memories Project Manager, said: ‘We aim to make the sessions as fun and informal as possible. It doesn’t matter whether you are musical or not, this is about promoting health and wellbeing for people with memory loss and equally for their carers, so please just come along and join us”.
For more information on “Melodies for Memories” please contact Yvonne Cable, Project Manager, Age UK Dorchester/Bournemouth at :-Yvonne@ageukdorchester.co.uk. (Sat 16 Feb 13)
POOLE DOLPHIN SHOPPING CENTRE SOLD
The Dolphin Shopping Centre in Poole has been sold for £57.7million, it has been announced.
New owners Legal & General Property (LGP) bought the centre on behalf of its Managed Fund from Dutch firm Wereldhave. Wereldhave bought the centre at the end of 2010, and had been planning an ambitious rejuvenation scheme for the shopping centre. (Tue 12 Feb 13)
POOLE SONY CENTRE CLOSES
The Poole Sony Centre and the Bournemouth branch have shut down after the company that owned them went into liquidation.
A notice has been put up on the door of the Poole branch explaining that the operating company DVID Ltd has gone into liquidation. (Thu 31 Jan 13)
VANDALS DAMAGE GRAVES IN POOLE CEMETREY
Dozens of headstones at aPoole cemetery have been vandalised in an overnight attack.
Visitors to Poole Cemetery, on Dorchester Road, on Saturday morning discovered that graves had been desecrated and headstones pushed over. The vandals damaged about 25 graves and council officials have spent the weekend working to repair the damage and clear up.
Police are investigating and have appealed for witnesses.
A spokesman said: "This deliberate damage is needless and causes untold distress who have loved ones buried there.
"The police will do all we can to locate those responsible and bring them to justice." Officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward by calling 101 or Crimestoppers. (Sun 27 Jan 13)
AMBULANCE CRASHES INTO GARDEN IN POOLE
An emergency ambulance responding believed to be responding to a 999 call, left the road and crashed through a garden fence in Longmeadow Lane, Creekmoor, at around 10.30pm Friday evening.
No other vehciles were involved in the incident and there were no injuries reported. (Sat 26 Jan 13)
JULIA'S HOUSE CHECKS IN AS FJB COLLECTION CHARITY OF THE YEAR
The FJB Collection is delighted to announce that they will be supporting Julia’s House, the Dorset Children’s Hospice, as their chosen Charity of the Year for 2013.
2012 was a successful year for the Bournemouth & Poole based hotel group with fundraising efforts, such as family events and quiz nights, in aid of Julia’s House raising a total over £3000.
Following on from this success, The FJB Collection are pleased to launch their Charity of the Year campaign for 2013, which coincides with the children’s hospice’s 10th year. Beginning this January, an extra £1 will be included on the bill for each room booked with the FJB Collection, which can be removed at a guests’ discretion. Leaflets in the rooms explain that the money is to support a local charity whose aim is to maximise and enrich the quality of life for children and young people with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions.
Community Fundraiser Steve Mills from Julia’s House said: “We are thrilled to have the FJB Collection onboard. They have always been incredibly supportive of Julia’s House and this will give our difficult task of raising £3.3 million through 2013, our tenth year, a very welcome boost.”
FJB’s Group Operations Director Greg Giles commented: “The FJB Collection is pleased to be supporting Julia’s House over the coming year, not only providing a venue for future events but with the £1 a room donation objective. A number of the team recently visited the hospice in Corfe Mullen and returned determined to assist in providing the financial support required for Julia’s House to continue providing vital care for children with life-limiting conditions.”
The hotel group has an extensive calendar of events for 2013 already in place, with a selection of them in aid of Julia’s House. Members of staff are already planning sponsored events, such as participation in the inaugural Bournemouth & Poole Marathon so 2013 is set to develop an exciting and fruitful partnership.
If you would like to get involved with the campaign or attend any hotel events please call 0845 337 1550 or visit www.fjbcollection.co.uk for further information. (20 Jan 13)
POOLE QUAY BOAT HAVEN AND PORT OF POOLE MARINA ENVIRONMENTAL CREDENTIALS ACKNOWLEDGED
Poole Harbour Commissioners’ (PHC) two marinas, Poole Quay Boat Haven and Port of Poole Marina, have been acknowledged for their environmental credentials and awarded ‘The Green Blue’ during this year’s Tullet Prebon London Boat Show.
On Wednesday January 16, Jim Stewart, chief executive of Poole Harbour Commissioners and Port of Poole Marina manager, John Binder received certificates for both marinas.
‘The Green Blue’ is a joint environmental initiative created by the RYA (Royal Yachting Association) and BMF (British Marine Federation) to promote the sustainable use of coastal and inland waters by boating and watersports participants, as well as the sustainable operation and development of the recreational boating industry.
Jim Stewart, chief executive of Poole Harbour Commissioners, said: “We are very proud to have received this award from The Green Blue. John and his staff have worked tirelessly to help raise awareness of important environmental issues amongst our berth holders, so it’s great to see their efforts recognised.”
John added: “We are confident that we are doing the best we can to minimise our impact on the environment and to help our berth holders and visitors do the same.”
Backed by a site visit and audit by The Green Blue, notable improvements have included the installation of a pump out facility, clearly signed recycling facilities for berth holders, motion sensors to minimise energy and water wastage in shower block facilities, and secure waste oil and fuel storage. Berth holders have also received awareness raising information on a range of topics from marine litter, oil and fuel spills and non-native invasive species; as well as free fuel collars to help them prevent splashes and spills when refuelling.
Jane Swan, The Green Blue’s Project Manager commented: “We are delighted to present certificates to Poole Quay Boat Haven and Port of Poole Marina to recognise the positive steps they have taken to make their sites environmentally sound and sustainable. Over 100 organisations have registered with the toolkit and we have completed over 180 site visits to marinas, harbours and clubs using the Marine Toolkit as a guide and it is very encouraging to see so many now taking their environmental responsibilities seriously.”
To find out more about Poole Quay Boat Haven and Port of Poole Marina visit www.poolequayboathaven.co.uk (20 Jan 13)
POOLE BUSINESSMAN LAUNCHES FAST TRACK SMALL BUSINESS MENTORING PROGRAMME
Poole based millionaire business owner Phillip Reynolds is urging ambitious entrepreneurs to get on board his Entrepreneur Express, a new mentoring programme designed to fast track small business owners to success.
The programme is based on the experience Reynolds has gained in growing his computer software business, Oak Telecom, to an ISO quality accredited, award winning, unrivalled dominance of the telephone call management sector.
"I couldn't sit back any longer watching businesses owners fail when I knew I had the answers right at my fingertips that would help them manage and grow their businesses,” said Reynolds.
“Other mentoring programmes are almost always focused on marketing. Entrepreneur Express goes far beyond that and includes Business Building, Master Marketing and Talking Technology modules.”
The programme, which kicks off on January 1st 2013, will be delivered through a web portal, online seminars and webinars and at six annual conferences held across Southern England. With membership starting at £47 per month it’s also very affordable.
“At the heart of the UK economy are 4.6 million small business owners and this new programme has been created for them. Entrepreneur Express does exactly what it says on the tin, it shows people how to take the fast track to business success. I hope to help thousands of small businesses in the coming years and help the economy get back on its feet.”
Reynolds started off as a one man band working from his dining room. Today, Oak Telecom (www.oak.co.uk) has 45 employees and is not only surviving the recession but thriving, even seeing record sales as recently as November 2012. He now wants to share the secrets of his success with other budding entrepreneurs and business owners.
To find out more visit www.entrepreneurexpress.com (Mon 7 Jan 13)
SANDBANKS HOTEL EVACUATED AFTER TOXIC GAS DRAMA
The Sandbanks Hotel was evacuated today and seven people treated by paramedics after a toxic gas incident at the Hotel.
The four-star Sandbanks Hotel on Banks Road was evacuated following the discovery of noxious chlorine gas around 10.45am. Some 50 people were evacuated from the 108-room hotel, and police put a 60m cordon in place while specialist hazardous materials firefighters using gas tight suits and breathing apparatus worked to make the building safe. The beach and the road around the hotel were also cordoned off for a time.
The hotel was finally declared safe and reopened to staff and guests shortly before 1.20pm. (Fri 4 Jan 13)
SEARCH FOR MISSING MAN CALLED OFF
A three-hour search and rescue operation for a man believed to have fallen from a boat near the entrance to Poole Harbour has been called off.
The alarm was raised after two men were seen clinging to the side of an overturned boat near the entrance to Poole Harbour at about 10:30 GMT on Sunday 23 December.
Two coastguard helicopters and four RNLI lifeboats carried out a search for a third man who was on board. The two rescued men were taken to hospital with severe hypothermia.
Coastguard and lifeboat volunteers also carried out a search along the shoreline. (Mon 24 Dec 12)
Poole Trail is a permanent mobile-friendly trail for visitors and residents to enjoy, brought to you by the Borough of Poole in partnership with Poole Museums and supported by Poole Pottery.
This cutting-edge scheme has created a whole new way for people to explore the town and its history.
Inspiration for the Trail came from Borough of Poole Museum Service, whose collections and resources reveal the amazing stories that Poole's buildings, streets, open spaces and Harbour have to tell. As well as great archaeology, art, pottery and social history, the Museum collections include archive film footage, oral history recordings and historical photos which illustrate and tell these stories.
Through these stories the Museum Service wanted to provide visitors and residents with an open air museum where they could find out more about Poole's historic buildings, its natural environment and local attractions such public art-work. Working with other Borough of Poole services, the Museum appointed City-Insights, a company that specialises in mobile internet, to create a practical way of making these stories available to the person in the street.
City-Insights developed an approach for Poole which links street signage, information panels, a simplified street map, a mobile-friendly website and an expandable behind-the-scenes database of archive material. The team developed over 40 stories connected to 11 More to Explore signposts around Poole Quay, Old Town and Harbourside Park. The stories use short, edited clips of material from the Museum Service's collections that can be downloaded and enjoyed on a mobile phone while standing at the right location.
The stories cover all topics from notorious smuggling gangs to Britain's first Boy Scout camp on Brownsea Island, and can be explored via the website or by walking from More to Explore signpost to signpost. Rather than being a set route, Poole Trail is a series of related locations that you can visit in any order you wish, at any time you chose, coming across stories as you discover the town, and make your own trail.
Lots more information from the website at : www.pooletrail.com (Tue 31 Jan 12)