Dancing Ledge coasteering death: Jury to hear inquest

A jury is to hear the inquest of a man who died while coasteering on Dorset's Jurassic Coast, a coroner has ruled. Iain Farrell, 49, of Dorney near Windsor, drowned after getting into difficulty in the sea at Dancing Ledge near Swanage in May 2019. He had been jumping from...
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Women's FA Cup: Bournemouth Sports preparing for biggest match in their history

Bournemouth Sports' first manager Ricky Barton says he wants his players to channel their 'underdog' spirit as they enter the biggest match in the club's history. They host Torquay United in the second round of the Vitality Women's FA Cup on Sunday. "We've never gotten this far - we can't...
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Ronald Clarke obituary

My father, Ronald Clarke, who has died aged 89, was an education officer who helped design courses in public administration for developing economies. Born in Poole, Dorset, the only son of Doris (nee Clarke), a Post Office clerk, and Harold, a surveyor with Poole city council, Ron went to Bournemouth boys’ grammar school and loved playing piano duets with his father. As a teenager, he found soulmates in the local Methodist church youth group; his religious faith ebbed away over the decades.
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Iran stuns Wales to grab emotional late win amid incredible drama

Iran scored in the 98th and 100th minute to beat 10-man Wales 2-0 to secure an emotional and hugely important victory. After a tight, tense game, Iran were the better team in the second half and had some huge chances as Sardar Azmoun hit the post twice. Wales were reduced to 10 men late on as Wayne Hennessey rushed off his line and took out Mehdi Taremi.
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Wales vs Iran, live! Score, updates, how to watch, stream, videos

Wales took a point from the United States and now turns its attention to Iran with a chance to put pressure on its other group foes with a 5am ET Friday matchup at Ahmed bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan. The Welsh came back to draw the USMNT by a...

Quiz! Can you name the 100 most-capped England players since 1966?

In the 60-odd years of hurt since they stood on top of the world, plenty of Lions have seared their names into the hearts of Englishmen across the land. You have 10 minutes to guess 100 players. Remember to tweet your scores @FourFourTwo (opens in new tab), and challenge some...

Bonnie Kemplay to support The 1975 on 2023 UK and Ireland arena tour

Edinburgh singer songwriter Bonnie Kemplay has announced she will be opening for The 1975 on their UK and Ireland arena tour next year. She confirmed the news via Twitter earlier today (November 25) to coincide with the release of her debut EP ‘running out of things to say, running out of things to do’.

Chalobah commits long-term future to Chelsea by penning new contract

Chelsea defender Trevoh Chalobah has signed a new contract that keeps him to the club for at least another six years. WHAT HAPPENED? The 23-year-old committed to a new deal that runs until 2028 but with an option to extend until 2029. THE BIGGER PICTURE: Chalobah came through the Chelsea...

UK woman praying in public asked to ‘move on’ by local authorities

Concerns about religious freedom in the UK are intensifying after local council officers confronted a woman on the south coast of England for praying quietly in a public space and asked her to move away. Livia Tossici-Bolt was praying with a friend near a local abortion clinic in Bournemouth but...

West Ham suffer massive injury blow ahead of Arsenal clash after key defender undergoes surgery

West Ham United centre-back Kurt Zouma has undergone surgery on his knee and is expected to be on the sidelines for a lengthy spell. The French centre-back, who has started 14 of the Hammers’ 15 league matches this term, has often appeared to be playing while carrying some form of injury and was forced off early on in the 2-0 defeat to Leicester City 13 days ago in the final match for David Moyes’ side before the break for the World Cup.
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Iran regains honor with glorious win over Wales

Iran picked up a crucial and historic win over Wales at Ahmad Ali Stadium on matchday two of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. This is Iran’s first-ever victory over a European squad on the grand stage. Ultimately, it was a tremendous win for Team Melli, earning three points in Group B. More importantly, it keeps the side well in the hunt to reach the knockout stages.

Five areas where England v USA will be won and lost

England's second game of the 2022 Qatar World Cup is against the USA, a team they have never beaten on the biggest stage. Here's where the match will be decided. Gareth Southgate will know all about Yunus Musah, who was in England youth teams and was on course for the seniors until USA moved for him in 2020. The former Arsenal midfielder, now at Valencia, will be the driving force in Gregg Berhalter’s midfield, protecting his backline but also moving his team up the pitch.
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Bournemouth to announce Gary O'Neil as permanent manager.

Bournemouth are to announce Gary O'Neil as permanent manager. O'Neil stepped into the role after Scott Parker's shock dismissal early in the season and has helped steady the ship at the Vitality Stadium. The Cherries were 17th and had just taken a 9-0 hammering when the former Portsmouth midfielder took...

Bournemouth's Littledown Leisure Centre shuts after fire cuts power

A leisure centre has been forced to close after a fire left the building without electricity. The blaze broke out in part of the plant room at Bournemouth's Littledown Centre on Thursday morning. The leisure centre's operator, BH Live Active, said the centre was closed at the time of the...

Elderly resident reliant on e-scooters calls for BCP council to bring them to Christchurch

A resident from Christchurch has called for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council and an electric bikes and scooter company to bring the vehicles to Christchurch, after he discovered that the scooters are only available in neighbouring Bournemouth and Poole. Feeling left out by the scheme, Chris Hall, in his 60s, has spoken of his reliance on the scooters and has called for e-scooters in be implemented in the area he lives.

Who were the ‘Cambridge Five’ members?

A Spy Among Friends reveals how the ‘Cambridge Five’ spy ring included Kim Philby, Donald Maclean, Guy Burgess and The Queen’s art curator Anthony Blunt. So who were Burgess, Maclean, and Blunt? Why did they turn double agent and betray their country, and who else was in the Cambridge Five?

Olly Murs Releases Intoxicating New Single, ‘I Hate You When You’re Drunk’

New single, ‘I Hate You When You’re Drunk’ is out now and taken from Olly Murs’ upcoming album, ‘Marry Me’. The new album is set for release on December 2nd, through EMI Records. Additionally, Olly has announced an 11 date UK arena tour in April and May next year. — ‘I Hate You When You’re Drunk’ can be streamed and downloadedhere.