Abi Fletcher at Coles Miller

Newly Qualified Solicitor Joins the Team

- New Solicitor tells how to make it and how to work for top local firm

With their focus on recruiting the best lawyers across Dorset, Coles Miller is proud to announce the appointment of a newly-qualified Solicitor to the ever expanding team. Abi Fletcher joined Coles Miller as a Secretary and after four “long, hard years of study” she has gained a First Class law degree and become a fully-qualified Solicitor.

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Report Shows Young People’s Views on Health and Social Care

This week Bournemouth LINks, the organisation that aims to inspire positive change to local health and social care, launched a report based on over three consecutive years’ worth of research into young people’s attitudes to the provision of health and social care services. The LINk has empowered Bournemouth’s young people to ask each other searching questions about Health & Social Care Services – then Speak Out about the results.

The report, entitled “A Problem Has To Fit In One Box”, was launched on 20th March in Bournemouth and was well attended from stakeholders, local Councillors and representatives from the business community. The report has been collated by LINks following collaboration with the “Sussed Advisory Project”, Youth clubs in Boscombe and Pokesdown, as well as The Bournemouth Integrated Youth Service, and covers issues that affect every young person, including alcohol and drug use, sexuality, pregnancy, peer pressure, bullying and mental health.
Professor Iain Stewart & Geographical Association

TV Presenter Professor Iain Stewart Lectures at Talbot Heath

Snowy conditions were a fitting backdrop to the lecture on ‘Unnatural Hazards’ that took place at Talbot Heath School in Bournemouth. Over 300 sixth form students and staff from across Dorset and Wiltshire were booked in to hear the popular BBC presenter, Professor Iain Stewart, speak about his first-hand experience of volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis.

Professor Frances Ashcroft at Talbot Heath

Professor Frances Ashcroft Science Lecture

Former Talbot Heath pupil and award winning scientist, Professor Frances Ashcroft returned to her Bournemouth school on Friday 8th March, to deliver an exciting lecture to the school community and visitors from St Edwards School. The British geneticist and physiologist gave a fascinating and lively lecture about the intricate and spectacular workings of the human body, specifically focusing on ion-channels.

Green Goals Team, Bournemouth

Award-Winning Community Fund Still Available

Community groups, sporting associations and social clubs in Bournemouth are still being invited to apply for grants as part of the Green Goals Community Fund 2012-2013.

Green Goals, an award winning project that aims to improve the area of Bournemouth through the combination of football, education and business, provides a pool of money for local organisations to use towards projects that improve the local environment.

The fund for the 2012/2013 season has been available since September, and applications can still be made for one-off grants of up to £1,000 for projects that commence before the end of April and are completed before the end of May 2013.

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South Coast Breakthrough Dining Success Heads to Bath

- Restaurant Group continues national expansion plans

Following the recent opening of its third restaurant in December 2012, Koh Thai Tapas, the UK's most recent and unique dining experience, has commenced building work on its fourth site in the historical city of Bath. The multi-award winning Thai Tapas chain's success is attributed to them taking a style that, until now, has only ever been associated with Spanish cuisine, and applied the same food philosophy with a more
Asian-Fusion flavour.

The restaurant is due to open in early March and will bring the growing chain's site tally to four. As part of the group's on-going national expansion plan, other locations also being considered at present are Brighton, Southampton, Bristol, Winchester and Oxford, as the chain aims to open another 2-5 restaurants
by 2015.

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Are You a Rock Star?

Are you one of Dorset's business stars of the future? Winners will be awarded with a trophy and exclusive prizes at a prestigious gala dinner on 6 June 2013 at The Royal Bath Hotel. Closing date 22 March 2013. Full details, entry and nominations at: www.rockstars.uk.com

The Bourne Tree Appeal

The Bourne Tree Appeal – Bourne Academy To Create Woodland

The 28th February and 1st March 2013 will see new woodland created in Dorset; the woodland will take shape at The Bourne Academy, Bournemouth. The public and business community are invited to come along and plant saplings as part of the school's planned development just ahead of Climate Week which commences 4th March 2013.

A total of 420 sapling trees will be planted to create the new woodland, which is part of the Academy's £10million investment project and which will support the Academy Outdoor Education Programme, as well as offer many more benefits to the Academy and surrounding community.

Parents Stitching Group at Talbot Heath

Teacher's Surprise Email from Canadian Paralympic Committee

Britain's Olympic legacy is certainly real at Talbot Heath School when textiles teacher, Mrs Irvine received a surprise email from the Canadian Paralympic Committee recently. The threads of the story were sewn over a year ago, when the Parents Stitching Group made a selection of Banners and Pendants to be presented to the athletes of the London 2012 Olympic Games as part of the Quilts4London initiative. The banners were stitched with many different images using applique, hand and machine embroidery, fabric paint and embellishments; all representing the English way of life. Before the Olympic Games opened, the banners and pendants were sent off to London, so they could be distributed to the athletes. Many from the school community watched the Olympics and felt very proud of how the Games were delivered, and hoped that the pendants had been well received. On opening her emails on the 17th of January, Mrs Irvine received a surprise message from the Canadian Paralympic Committee thanking the TH "stitchers" for their banners.

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Husband Behind Bars in Divorce Battle

Husband jailed for failing to produce accurate financials - Dorset law firm highlights legal issues for similar divorce cases

A man at the centre of one of Britain's most bitter divorce battles has been jailed for failing to produce an accurate account of his financial standings. Scot Young, a "business fixer" from London, was found in contempt of court and has been sentenced to six months in prison for keeping his wealth secret from his estranged wife. The case has highlighted a more widespread issue regarding the lack of financial transparency in divorce cases and the ramifications of such actions.


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