great british beach clean

The Great British Beach Clean

Liz Earle joined Britain’s biggest beach clean and litter survey to highlight single use plastic water bottle pollution

Wellbeing expert Liz Earle joined the fight against plastic pollution on Monday 19th September, at the Marine Conservation Society’s (MCS) Great British Beach Clean in Bournemouth, supported by water filter experts BRITA.

The beauty entrepreneur, who is a BRITA ambassador, helped volunteers on Bournemouth beach to gather single use plastic bottles, carrier bags and other litter that has been washed up, blown there or dropped.

The Great British Beach Clean is the only UK-wide beach clean that not only spruces up hundreds of beaches around the coast, but records the litter it finds as part of a global beach clean count.

Single use plastic water bottles are a growing problem in the UK, with adults using 7.7 billion a year, according to recent OnePoll research on behalf of BRITA. Many of these end up in landfill or on our beaches.

West country resident, Liz Earle said, “I love the coast and my family beach walks often turn into litter picks, so it means a lot to join the Great British Beach Clean supported by BRITA, so close to where I live.

“The increasing amount of pollution in the UK, particularly from single-use plastic water bottles, is a major concern. Asking people to reduce their plastic use, while considering sustainable alternatives is key, if we’re to protect the environment for future generations.”


purple hr

Dorset Director Named British Stammering Association Trustee

Leanne Pick, Director of leading Dorset human resources company Purple HR, has been announced as a Trustee for the British Stammering Association.

The British Stammering Association (BSA) is a national organisation which offers support to all whose lives are affected by stammering across Britain. It aims to help people through various services including helplines, information, and resources; bringing people who stammer together both face-to-face and online; raising awareness, and lobbying for change. BSA’s overall strategy and direction of its work are guided by its dedicated team of trustees. Leanne Pick, a Director of Purple HR based in Dorset, has been named as the latest trustee to join the nationwide association.


Church Community Project

An independent charity insurance broker is urging local Churches to apply to win a £10,000 grant for their community project.

The grant is being offered by church and charity specialist Ansvar Insurance, but Bournemouth-based Alan & Thomas Insurance Group has confirmed that it is not restricted to Ansvar policyholders and wants to get the word out locally. Any project that could reach new levels of success with a £10,000 injection of funding should apply, and there’s still plenty of time before the 31st May deadline.


CRL has got it covered for arresting apartment complex

From police station to luxury boutique flats, CRL is working with a Dorset-based developer on this venturous build.

Juno Developments (Poole) Ltd turned to CRL to assist them in finding the best deal on structural defects insurance warranties for the £11 million residential development on Sandbanks Road in Poole.

Pothecary Gin

Pothecary Gin Wins Coveted International Award

Brand new to the gin market, Pothecary Gin has been awarded ‘Double Gold’ at the highly renowned ‘San Francisco World Spirits Competition’. A remarkable achievement for the Dorset based brand, ‘Pothecary’ British Blended Gin picked up the coveted award in the Gin category amongst serious competition. The contest is considered to be one of the most prestigious in the world, providing the brand with a fantastic accolade to launch into the international market.


Hundreds Gather For Holocaust Memorial Commemorations at the

Residents from across Bournemouth and Poole came together at the BIC on Sunday 31st January, commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day and the victims of genocide.

The Bournemouth and Poole Holocaust Memorial Day Committee has held their annual act of commemoration at Bournemouth International Centre for the first time. Taking place on Sunday 31st January, the afternoon brought together a huge number of people from across the local community and beyond. Tributes were made to all those who were killed or persecuted during the Holocaust and subsequent genocides around the world.


Mark Ronson Collaborates with Fans

20th January 2016 BRIT Award-winning artist and producer, Mark Ronson, gave six of his biggest fans the surprise of a lifetime when he invited them to record a Priceless Cover of his hit record, Uptown Funk.


Poole Town seek new Vice Presidents to drive club forward

Poole Town FC is 125 years old this year having been formed on the 20th September 1890. Its success in recent years is the stuff most non-league teams only ever get to dream about. To continue the club’s incredible journey it is looking fir a group of individuals to form a new Vice-Presidents Board to be answerable to and work in conjunction with the main Board of Directors to build on the success achieved thus far, make sure it can be sustained and then to push the club forward to even bigger and better achievements.

The club needs new blood of the right caliber to bring new ideas, new initiatives, new finance, and new contacts. It is hoping to attract at least 10 like-minded people to inject £5000 apiece into the club in return for:


Snow White and the Seven Drawfs



FROM 5 December to 3 January there is a wonderful cast of well known actors giving performances to remember

BH Live Tickets : 0844 576 3000

Oh what a privilege it was to attend the Press Release today at the Pavilion Theatre Bistro and meet members of the cast for one of the all time favourite Pantomimes .. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

The autumn sunshine allowed outdoor photographs in the beautiful gardens wher the pristine, colourful and difinitive costumes clearly gave each character their 'look'.


It’s Tea celebrate their one year anniversary!

I was recently invited to attend an anniversary party at It’s Tea on Ashley Road in Poole. I jumped at the chance to help this local tea specialist celebrate their first year as a company, and joined them at their shop to enjoy some quality tea, delicious cakes and lively conversation.

The Mayor was present at the event making it very special, and there were many happy customers and associates browsing the numerous varieties of teas that are available in store. Collectively, It’s Tea stock over 160 varieties of tea in addition to a selection of quality coffees and drinking chocolate. Whether you prefer fruit tea, herbal teas, spice enriched teas or infused teas, It’s Tea can suggest a tea for every palate, all you need to do is tell them what flavours and aromas you like!


Me-Mo: The History of a Great Little Company

Eight years down the road and with over 20,000 happy customers under our (fan) belts, Me-Mo (short for Me-Motor) is a thriving little company with big ambitions.

I always say ‘we’ and ‘our’ when referring to the company, still keeping the vision alive that I had almost 9 years ago: to create a woman-friendly motoring related brand that offers a fun and viable alternative to many of the mainstream outlets, often fronted by a grease-monkey mentality.

Me-Mo offers funky and fabulous kit for your motor: from colourful and practical car seat covers and steering wheel covers (made by my lovely seamstresses in the UK), to car organisers and car flowers and vases and a host of other motoring related products. If, like me, you have always dreaded making the trip to Halfords, I had high hopes that I could create an online resource that might in some part, deem that particular trip unnecessary.


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