Forget California, Visit Bournemouth

Think Bournemouth is all beach-strolling and cycling?

Stan Charlton: Rugged full-back for 1950s Arsenal

Stan Charlton: Rugged full-back for 1950s Arsenal

Born into a footballing family, but not the same one as his famous namesakes

Lance Armstrong being interviewed by Oprah Winfrey

Anyone after a cheap Lance Armstrong DVD?

Lance Armstrong's drug disgrace has cost his reputation dear, but a wholesale merchant in Dorset has also taken a big financial hit in the wake of the cyclist's doping revelations.

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interiors at the Dorset
Square Hotel

Room Service: Dorset Square, London

Regency revival in the capital

Franco Di Santo celebrates his side's goal

FA Cup replay: Bournemouth v Wigan match preview

A look ahead to tonight's FA Cup Third Round replay at the Goldsands Stadium

A wet Christmas: Hampshire village evacuated as heavy rainfall drenches the UK

Severe flood warning for Wallington prompted the evacuation notice, amid concerns that a river flood wall could collapse following heavy rain

Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging was killed when his aircraft came down after performing at an air show

Red Arrows pilot blacked out seconds before fatal crash after suffering the effects of G-force

Inquest hears accident may have been avoided if aircraft had been flying 70ft higher

Flood alerts issued as heavy rain lashes UK

Motorists were urged to take greater care on Britain's roads today after overnight downpours caused some drivers to abandon their vehicles as public highways flooded.

Flood alerts after torrential rain, snow and blizzards batter Britain

Large parts of England and Wales are on flood alert today after torrential rain, snow and blizzards swept the UK over the weekend.

Search for mystery skipper of yacht found with engine running but no one on board is called off

A large-scale air, land and sea search for the skipper of a yacht, who had set off from Dorset and whose vessel was found beached with its engine still running but with no one on board has been called off.

Harry Redknapp

Harry Redknapp reveals ambition to return to management at the top level

Harry Redknapp may not be in a rush to get back into management but would love a crack at another top job - and could see himself managing a national team other than England.

Double-decker college bus carrying 56 students crashes and overturns in Dorset field

A double decker bus carrying 56 college students has crashed and overturned in a field in Dorset.

David James: The goalkeeper said he thought football was no more racist than wider society

David James: Anti-racism groups just try to justify existence

David James, one of England's most decorated black footballers, last night accused anti-racism groups of having "an agenda to keep themselves in existence".

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Woman fights for life after fireball in basement garage of prestigious London apartments

A woman was today fighting for her life after being engulfed by a fireball as she attempted to escape a burning car in the garage of a block of flats in London.

Groves sacked by Bournemouth for poor start

Bournemouth have parted company with their manager Paul Groves and his assistant Shaun Brooks.

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