Drone

More countryside put off limits to drones near Bournemouth Airport

A SWATHE of countryside near Bournemouth Airport is now off-limits to drone enthusiasts after tougher rules came into force. The previous 1km no-fly zone has been extended by the government this month to 5km, banning...

Airport business park expansion set to create nearly 2,000 new jobs

Up to 1,900 jobs will be created at Bournemouth Airport’s business park if plans to extend the site are given the go-ahead. The proposal could contribute £93m every year to the Dorset economy. Rigby Real Estate,...
RSPCA pigeons

Theft suspicions over ‘fancy pigeons’ rescued from road by RSPCA

A PROBE has been launched by the RSPCA after nine unusual-looking pigeons were found dumped near a Hurn holiday site. The alarm was raised by a member of the public who saw the birds wandering...
Dorset Plane Pull

Strong enough to drag a 737? Have a go in the Dorset Plane Pull

THE fundraising Dorset Plane Pull, which challenges participants to haul a 35-tonne Boeing 737, is set for take-off. Tasked to drag the passenger jet across 50 metres of runway at Bournemouth Airport in Hurn, people...

Cyclist who died on road near Bournemouth Airport ‘suffered medical episode’

A CYCLIST who died on a main road near Bournemouth Airport is believed to have suffered a medical episode. Paramedic teams, including the Dorset and Somerset air ambulance, were dispatched to the incident involving a...

Third Heathrow runway would cost Bournemouth Airport flights, MP warns

BOURNEMOUTH Airport would lose two-fifths of its international flights if the controversial third runway is built at Heathrow, an MP has warned. Expanding the UK’s leading air hub would have a “suffocating” effect on regional...

Golfers handicapped by a birdie pinching their balls!

A MISCHIEVIOUS birdie has been blamed for the disappearance of balls from Parley Golf Club’s course. It is believed a crow has been flying off with balls hit onto fairways having mistaken them for eggs. The...
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