The UK’s Hottest Polo Event is only 2 weeks away!

Just two Weeks until the UK’s Hottest Polo Event, the Asahi British Beach Polo Championships

With just two weeks to go until the UK’s hottest polo event, The Asahi British Beach Polo Championships, takes place at Sandbanks on the 10th and 11th July 2015, professional polo players are gearing up for the event of the season as the countdown begins to the 8th Championships.

The thrilling beach polo tournament promises to be better than ever with the cream of the polo world fighting to be crowned champions along the beautiful Sandbanks coastline. In the run up to the event, two adrenaline fuelled sports battled it out on the beach as Peter Saville, England Team Captain, raced Ian Agius from the Watersports Academy to kick off the proceedings. It was close, but the pony reached the finishing line first by half a length.

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Beach Polo Championship competition!

Will you be the champion of our Beach Polo Championship competition?

Have you always wanted to go to the famous Sandbank Beach Polo? Well now’s your chance, as The Asahi British Beach Polo Championships 2015 are giving away £70.00 worth of tickets to one lucky family!

For your chance to win all you need to do is like or share our competition posts on our sister magazine bournemouthtown.co.uk's Facebook page!

We will choose the lucky winners on Monday 6th July and will announce said winner on our sister magazine bournemouthtown.co.uk's Facebook page.

Good luck!

Prize information:

Entry from 1pm to 7.30pm for 2 adults and 2 children (U18)
Grandstand arena seating
Access to main marquees, licensed bars, food concessions and retail village
£70 (2 adults + 2 children)

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The Dudsbury Country Club refurbish their premises in Parley

A country pub in West Parley, Bournemouth is being given a new lease of life and is set to become the number one spot for fabulous food, activities and entertainment in Dorset.

After a huge refurbishment The Dudsbury Country Club will be ready to open its doors on 25th June.

The Restaurant and Events venue set in five riverside acres of glorious countryside, is the project is the brainchild of Bournemouth-born music and entertainments promoter Paul Potter.

A modern twist on the traditional country clubs of old, The Dudsbury Country Club is an inclusive environment for couples, families and friends, it is even horse & doggy friendly. There is no member or door fee. Just an open welcome policy for those that appreciate beautiful food and have a love of the countryside.

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MUSCLE MILK PROTEIN® Fuels Bournemouth 7s Festival

Balanced, high-protein nutrition made easy for athletes at the world’s largest festival of sport and music

London, (20 May 2015) – Leading sports nutrition brand MUSCLE MILK PROTEIN® will help fuel a weekend of rugby, netball, hockey and dodgeball tournaments at the Bournemouth 7s Festival, Chapel Gate, over this Bank Holiday weekend Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 May 2015.

Situated in the centre of the festival, next to the National Pitch, MUSCLE MILK PROTEIN®’s team of ambassadors will be on hand to provide free samples of chocolate, vanilla and strawberry Ready-To-Drink shakes to thousands of athletes expected to take part in the festival this year. MUSCLE MILK PROTEIN® shakes contain 20 grams of high-quality protein, are gluten-free and low in sugar, making them an ideal supplement pre- and post-match, or a snack for athletes between games at the festival.

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HOT RADIO ROCKETS INTO A NEW ORBIT

The airwaves are heating up at community radio station Hot Radio with the arrival of Rocket Digital Media Ltd.

Rocket Digital Media Ltd’s Joannah Bishop, Rowan Jackson and Terry Bishop have joined the board of directors at Poole Community Radio Ltd, which holds the licence for Hot Radio.

Joannah Bishop, the managing director at Rocket Digital Media Ltd said, “We are over the moon with this exciting new development. Rocket Digital Media Ltd is a company that is not afraid to expand, develop and grow, and getting on board at Hot Radio is just the next step for us.”

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UB40 Interview

From one drummer to another…

In this interview, our very own Rowan Jackson interviews his drumming idol, UB40'S Jimmy Brown. Together they discuss the reggae genre, where the band has been, and the future that lies ahead...

 

Hi Jimmy, let me just introduce myself…

My name’s Rowan Jackson. I’ve been a professional drummer for years. Thank you for taking this opportunity to talk to me.

I use to play with Nine Below Zero, Bonnie Tyler, and other 80’s players back in the day, but I haven’t done it for years now.


You must have been a real player then, to play with those kinds of people?

I wasn’t too bad but I didn’t make my millions from it so I turned to teaching to give something back. I don’t play much now but I still love a bit of drums, love a bit of reggae as well, so it’s a dream come true talking to you!

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Come Dine With Me

Come Dine With Me

Are you a couple?

Do you have a cooking partner in crime?

COME DINE WITH ME

It's all changed!

Channel 4's hit show Come Dine With Me is coming to Bournemouth and Poole with a new twist, and we're looking for COUPLES to take part!

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Ringwood news

South coast residents named local heroes

Three south coast residents have been awarded ‘local heroes’ in the 2013 Churchill Awards founded by Churchill Retirement Living which recognises excellence amongst the over 65s.

The three winners of the Wave 105 local hero award as voted for by the radio station’s listeners were Ted Taylor, Gillian Watts and Ron Halls. They received their awards at a private lunch in London on Thursday March 20.

Ted Taylor, 76 was acknowledged for his achievements in supporting local people in the West Howe and Kinson area of Bournemouth. He is a familiar face locally and since the 1960’s has championed youth and community work as well as inspired others to pursue work voluntarily or professionally.

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businesses in Ringwood

Connaught Windows enjoys promising start to business in 2014

Recent news reports have stated that Britain's manufacturers are experiencing a strong start to the year and are confident about the outlook, according to the latest findings from the manufacturers' organisation EEF and the accountancy firm BDO. In addition, measures of recruitment and investment intentions are at a higher level than in the final quarter of last year.

Having recently celebrated 20 years in the industry, Bournemouth-based window fabricator Connaught Windows is echoing the industry body’s positive findings and enjoying significant growth for the first quarter, giving this family business the confidence to fulfil its investment and recruitment plans.

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Horses in New Forest

New Forest Ponies at Risk

05 March 2014

Rare Breed Classification of New Forest Pony

The New Forest pony has been classified as a rare breed following a decline in the number breeding mares. The Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST) has been closely monitoring New Forest Pony numbers and has given the classification after a sharp drop in numbers. Ponies play an important role in the forest eco system and New Forest residents and visitors will be used to seeing the animals grazing.

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floods in ringwood

What does the future hold for flood victims across the UK?

Flood issues have swept the nation for the last five months, plunging the country into chaos. As people fight to protect their assets and decontaminate their homes from dirty floodwaters, the nation has rallied together to raise funds.

Charities such as Flood Wings, The Red Cross and Easyfundraising.org.uk have raised thousands of pounds in funds that have been distributed throughout the UK to flood victims.

Some of the worst effected areas are Somerset and South West Dorset. Residents feel stranded as they continue to battle the floodwaters that do not appear to be reseeding. The majority of victims are only armed with sandbags and brooms that have been used to sweep surface water from homes.

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