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(click for full list of news items)Poole Hospital norovirus outbreak (8th April 2013)
Visitors are being asked to stay away from a Dorset hospital due to a norovirus outbreak. More...
Two further arrests after Poole HSBC armed bank robbery (7th April 2013)
Two more men have been arrested after an armed robber was chased from a Dorset bank by a passer-by. More...
Dorset PCC to engage with local people (12th March 2013)
Dorset's elected PCC, Martyn Underhill, is committed to engaging with local people and listening to their views and we are therefore establishing a pool of community engagement volunteers in each of the 8 local authority areas in Dorset. More...
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Reporting Back - Annette Brooke MP - May 2013
"Just 10 days ago, legislation ping ponged between the House of Commons and the House of Lords, negotiations and final amendments were made, the work on many Bills was completed and the parliamentary session came to an end..." read more
Gardening Tips - May 2013
"At last the weather seems to be settling down, though temperatures overnight are still low. This means that if you are tempted by the bedding plants which are appearing in garden centres etc. now, they will need to be kept in a greenhouse or conservatory for the time being. You could plant up baskets and tubs as long as you have shelter for them. Look out for bright red lily beetles on lily foliage, catch them and remove and squash them if possible or water with Provado vine weevil killer. If you have sweet peas growing in pots, get then into the ground as soon as possible and tie in to supports. Dahlias and cannas can be planted out at the end of the month. After flowering, deadhead rhododendrons and azaleas. Camellias can be pruned after flowering if needed..." read more
Love your pet ... Love your vet : Pet's Advice Column - April 2013
"Rabbit Awareness Week (RAW) and caring for your bunny!
Thinking of a new pet? This can be a very exciting time for the whole family, but there are lots of health and welfare issues to bear in mind before making that final decision. Here’s some advice:
RAW is an annual event and this year runs from 4-12 May with the purpose of educating people about proper rabbit care and welfare; itís never too late!
With the onset of the warmer weather (hopefully) itís time to think about top tips for keeping your rabbit fit and healthy:
Protect them from flies: flies can be annoying for humans, but for bunnies they can be deadly Ė flies are attracted to rabbits if they have soiled bottoms and will lay their eggs there. These rapidly hatch out into flesh eating maggots which can be painful and fatal if left untreated. Make sure your rabbitís hutch is cleaned out daily and you should check their bottomís daily to ensure it is clean..." read more
Historical and Current Photos of Broadstone - See Broadstone as it used to be many years ago in these early black and white photos and also how it looks today.