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Boscombe’s Hidden Gem

Pic: William Butt

Pic: William Butt

By Bill Webb

Walk along Christchurch Road Boscombe and look for the statue of Charlie Chaplin inviting you to enter a small but quirky bar and restaurant. Don’t just stop here, as tempting as it may be to stand and watch the old Chaplin movie playing on the TV above the bar or to grab a board game and while away a few hours playing  Scrabble with friends, read a book from the pub library or just wander around looking at the art work that pops up everywhere. Grab a drink and walk through the pub to the garden.

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Bill’s Wheels 2015 blog

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By Bill Webb

Having looked at the vintage cars and then the super cars at the second Bournemouth Wheels Festival I decided to check out something quieter and more environmentally friendly.

Team Extreme, a group of highly talented, brave and a little crazy roller bladders, 4inch wheel scooterists and BMX riders.  My first contact was with Danny Aldridge, 4 times British roller blade champion.  Danny has been part of the team for 18 years having been spotted when he was 10 years old.  One of the highlights of his career was at the NAS Festival in 2010 when he was awarded the Richard Taylor Memorial Trophy for completing a 180 back flip between the ramps. Continue reading

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Week 1: 5 Ws and an H

Jamie and Bill finding out about online journalism during week 1

Jamie and Bill finding out about online journalism during week 1.

By Bill Webb

Thursday lunch time, its pouring with rain and I am on a bus to Poole. Today is the start of The Big Issue online journalism course, the first 1 held outside of London. I am feeling quite excited if a little apprehensive, as this will be my first time in a learning environment for over 30 years.

I arrived early as I always do, soon everybody else arrives 6 of us plus course leaders and mentors. all of who’s names I will know by the end of the course. So firstly its complete registration forms and some health and safety i.e. where to run to if the place bursts into flames, then its introduction time. Continue reading

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What will happen to the Pylons?

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By Bill Webb

Dorset residents await answers after having been asked by The National Grid for their help in the assessment of overhead power lines crossing Dorset’s areas of natural beauty at a meeting held in February 2015.

Dorset is 1 of 8 areas of the U.K. that could benefit from £500 million that OFGEN have made available to reduce the visual impact of electricity generation.

For project updates go to www.nationalgrid.com/vip

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