Mindless Riots across England - time to introduce the water cannon?

We have long taken pride in the mature and responsible relationship that exists between police and society in Britain.  Compared to many parts of the world, including the USA, Germany and France, the British (unarmed) bobby on the street has always been more than just a voice of authority.  Our police are as focused equally on the local community where they prevent the causes of crime, as they are on tackling the consequences.

Moordown has a new and worthy memorial

As Bournemouth is a relatively new town, it is easy to walk down the streets of Bournemouth oblivious to some of the historic events that took place on the very spot you might be walking on, but are locked in the passage of time.

Conurbation 2050

When asked to sum up the Conurbation of Bournemouth a number of thoughts come to mind; some positive, others less so. Regardless of this, the character of the Conurbation today is a culmination of decisions and opportunities that have been taken over time. It is also a reflection of those decisions not been taken (possibly for sound reasons at the time), or because ideas failed to gain enough momentum to be implemented.