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Birthday celebrations boost local charities

Charities in Bournemouth are to receive more than £50,000 thanks to a local paper’s centenary celebrations. The Bournemouth Daily Echo launched the Pot of Gold Appeal a year ago to mark its 100th birthday. The launch took place at Bournemouth

Animal Magic in Southampton

A south coast zoo has been handed more than £8,000 in only five days since the Southern Daily Echo launched its Animal Magic appeal. The fund was launched to help the zoo survive during its closure to stem the spread

Wish you were here…?

A Dorset travel agency couldn’t fill a “dream job”… until the Daily Echo came to the rescue. The hard work included lounging on beaches, trekking with tigers and soaking up Latin culture. Worldwide Holidays Direct spent 12 months trying to

Dorset reporters in head-to-head battle

Page 1 of 2 A date with a Dalek, a 130ft abseil and a modelling debut – it’s clear that the girls from the Poole district office of the Daily Echo, Bournemouth, will do anything to get in the paper.

David Colville's final Falklands War episode

I’m lucky to be here Dave Colville, a sub-editor on The News, Portsmouth, witnessed the Falklands War at close quarters – as editor/owner of The Falklands Times from 1977-82. Here, in the last of his four articles, he recalls the

Hoddle echo aids charity

Readers of the Southern Daily Echo are being urged to help children in Ireland by sampling the singing talents of former England football boss Glenn Hoddle. The unlikely mix of ingredients produced a Page 3 picture lead for the Southampton-based

Deepest Dorset goes worldwide

A new website combining news and information for the whole of Dorset has been launched. The Bournemouth Daily Echo and the Weymouth-based Dorest Echo have teamed up to produce thisisdorset.net. It covers all the towns and villages in the county

Country Reflections website is a winner

Country Reflections, a website started by a former reporter on the SheffieldStar and Bournemouth Daily Echo, has already been named one of the country’stop sites – just months after it was launched. Country Reflections, the brainchild of David Kavanagh, 38,

Newsquest joins the fold

Newsquest Media Group plc is to join the Newspaper Society as a full member from January 1, 2001. The decision was welcomed by Newspaper Society president Alec Davidson. He said: “This comes at a time when the industry is going

It's a team game at the Echo

Southampton footballer Matthew Oakley is enjoying the 2000-1 season. As well as becoming a first team regular for the Saints, he’s now been given his own column in the Southern Daily Echo. The attacking midfielder has a full page in

Villains ID'd through press

Three pictures in the local press helped catch three men who attacked a homeless man as he slept rough in a Hampshire car park. The Southern Daily Echo took the decision to print the pictures – taken from a CCTV

Ever-widening web

A new Internet gateway has been launched for people on the south coast. Newsquest Media Group has set up the This is Hampshire, following the success of the Daily Echo and its sister websites in the area. They have been

Pioneering sex register role praised

A regional newspaper’s role in exposing perverts has been praised by the parents of murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne. They highlighted the pioneering paedophile ‘register’ held at the Bournemouth Daily Echo for its vital role. It was the first of its

Living at the office

Memories of the Southern Daily Echo have been recalled by a 90-year-old who ran its Winchester district office with her journalist husband for 40 years. Eileen Percy’s life in newspapers began with a move to the Isle of Wight with

Plugging another council leak

A council warning against leaking information to the press has been leaked… to the Bournemouth Daily Echo. The paper has reported that a watchdog investigator was brought in to find out what was behind the strict edict against passing on

Good advice from the Echo

A fire-eating magician and juggler who dropped his balls at a talent show took some good advice from a Bournemouth Daily Echo columnist – and ten years later has been crowned Children’s Entertainer of the Year. Tony Carter has moved