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Yesterday | Bournemouth Echo

VIDEO: Meet the real life banana man who's managed to grow the fruit in exotic... Swanage

KEEN gardener Martin Jones has been growing banana plants in his Swanage garden for the past decade - but he never thought the Purbeck climate would prove quite this fruitful. For the first time in ten years, and probably the first time in Swanage's horticultural history, his plants have produced actual bananas.

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Related Topix: Life, Fruits, Food, Dorset County, England, United Kingdom, Home Gardening, Home,

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Bournemouth Echo

10 stories you might have missed last week

Welcome to our weekly round-up of things you might have missed - whether you've been on holiday, working or just busy, we've selected some of our most popular and interesting items from the week in case you didn't see them the first time round. A BUSY soup kitchen which feeds up to 100 people on Saturday nights has been told it must no longer give out food in the Lower Gardens.

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Related Topix: United Kingdom, Dorset County, England

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Bournemouth Echo

Purbeck Walking Festival 2014: what's happening when and where

The Dorset coastal walking is spectacular. From a stroll along the beach in beautiful Victorian Swanage to a serious hike along the South West Coast Path, the coast is truly special.

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Related Topix: Dorset County, England, United Kingdom

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Bournemouth Echo

D-Day veterans presented with badge honours for bravery in Battle of Normandy

FIVE World War II D-Day veterans from Swanage were presented with special commemorative badges at the town's railway station on Monday. The presentation, on behalf of the French authorities, included a Ministry of Defence letter inviting each veteran to submit an application for the Chevalier de la Legion d'honneur medal, which is awarded by the French government for taking part in the Battle of Normandy.

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Related Topix: United Kingdom, Dorset County, England, US Military, US Navy

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Dorsetecho.co.uk

In The Dock: four people who have appeared in court from Purbeck

VICTORIA JANE DE WIT, aged 45, of East Street, Corfe Castle . Admitted driving a vehicle of the B3075 at Corfe Road, Stoborough, at a speed exceeding 30 miles per hour.

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Dorsetecho.co.uk

Back on track: Major milestone achieved in the reinstatement of a trial rail service

CHUFFED: From left to right: Graham Pickard, Dorset County Council; Andy Shaw, Dorset County Council; Councillor Mrs Beryl Ezzard, Purbeck District Council; Gavin Johns, Chairman of the Swanage Railway Trust; Mick Stone, Swanage Railway; Peter Sills, Chai Swanage Railway HAS signed a lease with Dorset County Council for the Swanage branch line between Wareham and Swanage. After the transfer of ownership of the northern-most three miles of the line from Network Rail to Dorset County Council, representatives from Swanage Railway signed the lease which it will hold for a period of 99 years.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

Bournemouth Echo

Historic lease signed to link railway at Swanage and Corfe Castle to mainline at Wareham

SWANAGE Railway bosses have secured a deal with County Hall that paves the way for a permanent reconnection to the mainline rail network. A 99-year lease has been signed, enabling the heritage railway to use three miles of trackbed that Dorset County Council had acquired from Network Rail.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

Bournemouth Echo

Video and Gallery: Hundreds take to the saddle for the Rotary Dorset Bike Ride

More than 650 people donned their lycra to participate in the Rotary Dorset Bike Ride, taking on a range of distances from 10 to 100 miles. Among those lining up at the start line were Swanage couple Jason and Trish Clark, who were aiming to complete 75 miles on their 26-year-old tandem bike.

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Dorsetecho.co.uk

Father and son descend from great height for good cause

Tom Amery and his nine-year-old son George were among those taking part in the big abseil on Portland to support Julia's House children's hospice. It was organised by Jim Oakley Adventures for the Dorset hospice at the abandoned Sharbutts quarry on the west side of the island.

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Related Topix: United Kingdom, Dorset County, England

Sat Sep 06, 2014

Bournemouth Echo

Gentle walks to 12-mile hikes - come and enjoy beauty of Purbeck on foot

OVER 50 organised walks will be held later this month for residents to get a closer look at the beauty of Purbeck. The fifth annual Swanage and Purbeck Walking Festival takes place from Saturday, September 20 to Sunday, September 28, featuring photographic, ghost, bug hunting and Nordic walks.

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Related Topix: Dorset County, England, United Kingdom

Dorsetecho.co.uk

Full steam ahead for war veterans

Making the presentations to the five D-Day veterans - who, as little more than teenagers 70 years ago, took part in the largest and most daring maritime invasion in history - will be the Lord Lieutenant of Dorset Angus Campbell , Dorset County Council chairman John Wilson and the Mayor of Swanage Alison Patrick. Organiser Tony Watts is a former Poole and Dorset councillor as well as magistrate, who used to work as a civil servant in France.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Dorset County, England, United Kingdom,

Fri Sep 05, 2014

Bournemouth Echo

11 things to do in Dorset this weekend

It may be September but that doesn't mean the summer fun has to end. With the temperatures expected to stay in the 20s over the weekend, there's plenty of things going on to choose from.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

Western Gazette

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Swanage Railway passengers who buy rover tickets can get free admission to the annual classic car and bike rally being held next to Harman's Cross station this weekend.

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Mon Sep 01, 2014

Bournemouth Echo

Bitcoins welcome: Swanage newsagent becomes first in Dorset to accept digital payment

AN ENTERPRISING shop-owner from Swanage has become the only shop in Dorset to accept Bitcoins as a way of payment.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Bournemouth Echo

Bus driver taken to hospital and seven passengers hurt after a bus crash in Sandbanks

Insp Matt Butler, speaking at the scene, said: "It was a two vehicle collision involving a bus and an Audi motor car.

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Bridportnews.co.uk

Musical feast for folk lovers

The four-day event, that includes three days packed full of music, promises headline acts Eddi Reader, The South, Turin Brakes, Lloyd Cole, Sally Barker from the Voice and Nizlopi.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Bournemouth Echo

10 things to do in Dorset this weekend if you hate the Air Festival

Does the roar of the Red Arrows have you reaching for the earplugs? If the Air Festival is not for you then here are ten other things to do in Dorset this weekend.

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Related Topix: Dorset County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Dinosaur, Science, Paleontology, Family, Kids,

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Bournemouth Echo

A route with a view: Purbeck Breezer 'the most scenic bus journey in the country'

The Purbeck Breezer service offers two routes following Dorset's dramatic Jurassic coastline and spectacular countryside between Swanage , Poole and Bournemouth.

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Bridportnews.co.uk

Musical feast for folk lovers

The four-day event, that includes three days packed full of music, promises headline acts Eddi Reader, The South, Turin Brakes, Lloyd Cole, Sally Barker from the Voice and Nizlopi.

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Related Topix: Folk, Eddi Reader, Dorset County, England, United Kingdom

Dorsetecho.co.uk

In the Dock: Purbeck

PHILLIP JOHN GIBBONS, aged 64, of Ulwell Road, Swanage. Admitted driving a vehicle on the A351 Sandford Road at Swanage at a speed exceeding 30mph.

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