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Managing England is 'the ultimate job' says Cherries boss

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has said he is "committed" to the Premier League club but reiterated his belief that managing England is "the ultimate job".

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is a leading candidate to replace Sam Allardyce. Credit: PA Images

Howe was one of the leading candidates to replace Roy Hodgson when he stepped down as England boss in the summer and is now being linked with the post again following Sam Allardyce's shock departure.

The 38-year-old has previously said he would relish the chance to coach England one day but insisted this morning that he has not heard from the Football Association, while reaffirming his commitment to Bournemouth.

Eddie Howe said he needed to show loyalty to the players who had committed to him and the club. Credit: PA Images

They haven't come to me and my message is very similar. I am committed here, I love the job.

The England job is the ultimate job, I have signed players very recently and I am committed to them. I need to show them the same loyalty that they showed me. It's all hypothetical.

– Eddie Howe, Bournemouth manager


Bournemouth University wins approval for new landmark building

Artists’ impression of the Poole Gateway Building at Talbot Campus Credit: Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University’s plans to build a landmark building at the entrance to the Talbot Campus have been given the go-ahead. The four story Poole Gateway Building will house state of the art specialist and technical facilities to support undergraduate and postgraduate courses as well as research.

The building will provide resources for the Faculty of Science and Technology and the Faculty of Media and Communication such as TV studios, sound stage, motion capture & green screen, live recording rooms, Music, Games and Animation labs.

Jim Andrews, Chief Operating Officer at Bournemouth University, said: “We are very pleased to see our planning application supported, as Bournemouth University continues to invest in this region and in its facilities to ensure that we are giving students and staff the best possible experience during their time with us. These new facilities will support BU’s success in producing highly employable graduates and world-leading research that is recognised across the world."

Construction is scheduled to begin in 2017, with infrastructure works complete by Easter 2018 and buildings opening in September 2019.

Bad weather means no displays at Bournemouth airshow

Organisers of this year's Bournemouth Air Festival have cancelled this afternoon's displays because of high winds and wet weather

The four day show usually attracts 800,000 spectators.

Air displays cancelled Credit: ITV News Meridian

Bournemouth Air Festival will attract 800,000 spectators

The Red Arrows will be performing at Bournemouth Credit: ITV

Bournemouth Air Festival returns for the ninth year in a row tomorrow. The four-day show takes place between Bournemouth and Boscombe piers and in the Lower Gardens, and will bring at least 800,000 visitors to the South Coast this weekend.

The festival includes both displays from both air and sea and military performances as well as fireworks, family attractions and live music.

The Red Arrows will also be making an appearance on all four days of the event alongside the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, and the RAF, who will all be performing.

The air show aims to raise money for Air Festival charities, and since 2010 has raised more than £80,000.

Flats evacuated after Dorset fire

The aftermath of the blaze in Bournemouth Credit: ITV

Twenty people have been led to safety, and one rescued, after a fire at a block of flats and shops in Bournemouth. It broke out in Charminster Road. Crews used eight sets of breathing apparatus. The road was closed, but has now reopened.

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