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Cyclist maps out giant bike

A cyclist from Salisbury has created a unique work of art in the New Forest and Dorset - creating a bike using a cycle route website.

David Taylor mapped out his bike by cycling 212 miles Credit: Strava

David Taylor from Salisbury mapped out his giant bike last month by carefully following a 212 mile route around the New Forest and Dorset.

His picture has appeared on the popular cycling challenge website, Strava after he uploaded the ride to his profile. It took him a staggering 13 hours to complete the ride.

He told Cycling Weekly magazine: "I actually missed some turns so had to redesign as I went. Still, you can see what it’s meant to be."


Road closed after fire at hair salon

Old Christchurch Road was closed after a fire at a hair salon Credit: ITV Meridian

A Bournemouth road was closed and about 20 residents were evacauted after a fuse box fire at a hair salon.

About 25 fire fighters were called to Rage hairdressing salon on Old Christchurch Road at 9.15am.

Police closed the road from the Lansdowne roundabout to the corner of Wootton Gardens until 11am, but pedestrians were still allowed access to the road.

Paramedics treated one person at the scene for smoke inhalation.

Man pleads guilty to killing his daughter in Bournemouth

March 2014 Credit: ITV news

A father has admitted killing his daughter in Bournemouth. Faleh Ghazi Albasman today pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility, more than six months after daughter Mashael was found stabbed to death in a flat in St Michael’s Road. The Kuwaiti student suffered multiple stab wounds on March 30 this year.

Her body was discovered in a first-floor flat. She had come to the UK to study English in November last year. Mashael’s family in Kuwait are being supported by a Dorset Police family liaison officer.

Overnight beach huts for Bournemouth seafront

On the South Coast it seems our appetite for a wooden box to sit in, get changed or have a cup of tea in, seems to know no bounds. At Mudeford in Dorset sleep-in beach huts have been going on the market this year for more than two hundred thousand pounds. Now neighbouring Bournemouth plans to get in on the act by building a new row of overnight-stay huts. It's the first time in the resort's history that visitors will be able to sleep so close to the sea. Martin Dowse has more.


Bournemouth panto hit by e-mail ticket scam

One of the fake tickets Credit: ITV

Thousands of computers have been exposed to a virus after they received a scam email about booking tickets to see a pantomime in Bournemouth this Christmas.

The email, purportedly from BH Live Tickets, claims to have tickets for Peter Pan at the Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre attached.

But clicking on the attachment will instead download a zip file containing the virus.

BH Live Tickets said they had received "a high-volume of calls" since yesterday morning about the email and confirmed it had not originated from them.

More details shortly.

Woman stabbed in the street in Bournemouth

Police appeal for witnesses Credit: ITV news

Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a serious assault in Bournemouth. At 4.14pm today (Monday 8 September) Dorset Police were called to reports of a woman found stabbed on Walpole Road in Bournemouth. The victim, a woman in her thirties, was taken by air ambulance to Southampton Hospital with life threatening injuries. Anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 08:269.

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