The boy was struck by a six-foot wooden plank which fell from the roof of the Royal Arcade in Boscombe.
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Saturday, 18 December 2004
Friday, 10 December 2004
A pensioner was left terrified after she encountered a huge black cat while out walking her dog.
Julia Gibson and her mongrel Eden were going across heathland near their home in Winfrith when the incident happened yesterday afternoon.
They were walking round a small hill when Eden suddenly chased after what looked like a large black cat. It immediately fled away, climbed a tree and lay along a high branch.
Julia got to the dog, saw the animal in the tree and called Eden away to safety.
She phoned her husband Dennis for help, but as soon as the dog left the tree the animal ran off across fields in the direction of Owermoigne.Source: Dorset Echo Friday 10th Dec 2004
Tuesday, 30 November 2004
There are places that feel extraordinary as soon as you approach them. Cloud's Hill, that was Lawrence of Arabia's home in Dorset, is one such example.
You can just sense something spiritual about them.
Now the National Trust has published a book that explores some its sites across Britain that are regarded as sacred places.Source: Bournemouth Daily Echo Tuesday 30th Nov 2004
Friday, 12 November 2004
The unusual case of a Mediterranean spur-thighed tortoise, born two months ago in an incubator, made the headlines in various papers on Friday.
Wednesday, 10 November 2004
But, as villagers in Corfe Castle discovered last month when a fatal tornado hit, there can be weather extremes in the UK, and they can be devastating.Source: Bournemouth Daily Echo Wednesday 10th Nov 2004
Wednesday, 28 July 2004
A big cat has been reported roaming the north Dorset countryside near two schools.
The creature has been described as being similar to a leopard in appearance and size and was seen late at night and in the early hours of the morning in three locations around the county this month.
Dorset Police have received three reports of the big cat in just over a week.
It was first sighted close to Milton Abbas Primary School at around 11pm on July 7, then Bryanston School at 3am on July 8 before being spotted in the back garden of a house in Nether Compton at around 4.20am on July 15.Source: Bournemouth Daily Echo Wednesday 28th Jul 2004
Sunday, 20 June 2004
See the picture Portland Bird Observatory and Field Centre June 2004
Tuesday, 4 May 2004
River Cottage's expert chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall made sure keen appetites were sated when he cooked breakfast for the Wessex Morrismen.
Aromas wafted around Cerne Abbas village square yesterday as the popular television personality used his skills to create a batch of waffles for a hungry and appreciative audience.Source: Dorset Echo Tuesday 4th May 2004
Thursday, 15 April 2004
Friday, 26 March 2004
She tried to think of a rational explanation for the experience, but she drew a blank and simply decided to keep it to herself.
Source: Bournemouth Daily Echo 26th Mar 2004
Saturday, 13 March 2004
Friday, 6 February 2004
Some 16 potentially dangerous wild boar were still on the loose in the countryside around Bridport on Thursday.
They are part of a herd of 30 which escaped from Mapperton Farm at the weekend.
One has already been shot after it charged a woman who had to fight it off with a pitchfork.Source: Dorset Echo Friday 6th Feb 2004
Friday, 30 January 2004
The big black cat roaming West Dorset has been spotted again.
It was seen by Margery Hookings, editor of the Echo's sister paper The Bridport News, as she was driving on the A3066 road between Melplash and Beaminster.
She saw a black, panther-like animal about 400 yards away on hills near the Netherbury turning.Source: Dorset Echo Friday 30th Jan 2004
The big black cat has been spotted again - by the editor of the News, Margery Hookings.
She was driving on the A3066 road between Melplash and Beaminster on Tuesday afternoon when she saw a black, panther-like animal about 400 yards away on hills near the Netherbury turning.Source: Bridport and Lyme Regis News Friday 30th Jan 2004