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What's a zorb?

Daily Echo reporter Natalie Bruckner was one of the first people in the land to try the new sport of Zorbing. It involves jumping inside a giant plastic beach ball and hurtling down a hillside. Photo: Bournemouth Daily Echo Fun?

Lucy's juicy creations

Reporter Lucy Ferguson shed any stage fright to take part in what’s been dubbed – by her subs – the “cookery challenge of the year” as she stepped up to take part in the Ideal Home Exhibition. The Bournmouth Daily

Pot of Gold for Bournemouth

Celebrations to mark 100 years of the Daily Echo sparked a massive charity push to boost good causes in Bournemouth. Staff at the paper came up with the idea themselves – when they decided at a company forum that it

It's Independent

Southampton’s new free Sunday paper is to be called the Southern Sunday Independent. A print run of 45,000 will be distributed to newsagents and drop zones around Southampton and the Hampshire area from tomorrow to capitalise on the increasing importance

End-of-the-pier show

There’s an end-of-the-pier show with a difference going on in Bournmouth – with people flocking to an exhibition that marks 100 years of the Daily Echo. Readers and holiday makers can see aspects of life over the last century as

Sunday launch planned

Daily Echo editor Ian Murray will be at the helm of a new free Sunday paper for Southampton. He will carry out the role in addition to his duties at the evening paper, which will use the staff resources already

Newsroom howlers to make you shudder

We’ve all been there – asking that question that makes you want the ground to open up and swallow you. The following “office quotes” were supplied by Jeremy Condliffe, editor of the Congleton Chronicle series: “I used to work at

Quality on a Saturday

People in the Southampton area may find they need a bigger letterbox on Saturdays – thanks to the Southern Daily Echo’s bulging weekend offering. The Hampshire paper took the plunge and launched a quality Saturday magazine in December. The extra

Technology and history combine in New Milton

The world of hot metal meets the world of the silicon chip in deepest Hampshire. That’s where the Mew Milton Advertiser and Lymington Times are produced with the aid of e-mail and the Internet – and a John Deere tractor

'Echoes' book causes a stir

More than 10,000 copies of a book celebrating the centenary of the Bournemouth Daily Echo have already been sold. The 172-page book was launched at the end of April and copies have been snapped up by readers. Called Echoes of

BT winners celebrate

The Yorkshire Post and the Hinckley Times were named Daily and Weekly Newspapers of the Year in the prestigious BT UK Regional Press and Broadcast Awards 2000. An audience of 240 journalists at the Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington, heard praise

Awards hopefuls line up for prestigious BT final

The cream of the regional media will be saluted on Thursday as the prestigious BT national awards for excellence are handed out. A quality field of entrants, already crowned regional winners in nine heats across the country, has been chosen

Reporter killed in car crash

Regional press news – this story published 17.6.2000 Reporter killed in car crash by HoldTheFrontPage staff Bournemouth Daily Echo sports reporter Jon Andress has been killed in a head-on car smash on his way home from a golfing assignment in

Daily Echo man launches cancer project

Carol Smillie Famous women including Anthea Turner, Carol Smillie, Jane Asher and Betty Boothroyd are helping a photographer from the Southern Daily Echo raise cash towards a resource and research centre for ovarian cancer. The celebrities have all agreed to

News In Brief – from around the regions

BIG JUGS FOR SALE: Saucy signs in shop windows have come under fire in Edinbrugh. One city bar has a huge poster on an outside wall declaring: “Big Jugs Well Hung”. Small print explains that the jugs are pitchers of

Paper gets illegal exam fee axed

A controversial exam deposits policy in Hampshire has been scrapped after an investigation by the Southampton Daily Echo revealed that it was illegal. The newspaper sparked national headlines after the billing scheme came to light. The headmaster of Wildern Comprehensive