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Tom Carter

Tom is an Oxford university graduate and budding journalist from Southampton. He studied history as an undergraduate at Wadham College. Music and culture, politics, local news and history are his among his favourite subjects to write about. And when not writing, he spends time playing guitar, reading, and walking his two dogs.

Bournemouth’s Only Tibetan Buddhist Temple Offers an Oasis of Tranquillity

The Tibetan Lama Jamyang Lekshey founded the Sakya Thubten Ling Tibetan Buddhist Centre. The Lama set up the centre as a place of worship for his students in the city. Although Ben Lindsey-Clark, one of the centre’s trustees, joked that he was less-than-impressed by the weather, as "He thinks it’s freezing here!" Now, the Sakya Thubten Ling centre seeks to bring the local community together by creating a "loving atmosphere."

Poole Sailor Battles to Finish Line of the Vendée Globe

Pip Hare crossed the finish line to take an excellent 19th place out of the 33 sailors who entered this year’s Vendée Globe. The non-stop solo sailing race around the globe is considered one of the world’s toughest sporting challenges. Sailing coach, yachtswoman, and journalist Pip was inspired to enter the race by the fact that more men have walked on the moon than women have completed the Vendée Globe...

Joanna Bury, Co-ordinator: Extinction Rebellion Wimborne

On a local level, the most concerning issue is the pollution in the River Stour. XR Wimborne have recently done three actions to draw attention to the state of the River Stour. These have all been totally COVID-safe, with extremely stringent risk assessments. Only 14% of English rivers are in an acceptable ecological state because of the dreadful levels of pollution. The vast majority of people don’t know about the state of English rivers, so we wanted to alert our local residents, councillors and MP to this issue. We wanted to raise awareness by doing something memorable, so we protested in pink hazmat suits and masks, and our protest gained the attention of local papers...

Kate Liana Green, Creator: Liana’s Kitchen

Plenty of people have sought to improve their cooking skills whilst stuck at home over the past year, and that’s a trend Kate Liana...

Council and Charities Collaborate to Support Rough Sleepers

For institutions that provide support for the homeless in the tough winter months, COVID-19 has made life much more difficult. In previous years, St. Stephen’s Church in Bournemouth and the United Reform Church in Poole have both offered support and shelter for rough sleepers. This year, however, the risk of Coronavirus spreading in communal shelters has made them unable to offer the same level of assistance. Organisations that have been able to provide support, meanwhile, are having to deal with new challenges posed by Coronavirus...

AFC Bournemouth Comes Together to Condemn Racist Abuse

AFC Bournemouth have condemned the online racial abuse directed at Junior Stanislas after Saturday’s 1-0 win at Stoke. In a statement posted on the club website, chief executive Neill Blake described the comments as "disgusting" and "completely intolerable". "I am astounded that people believe writing and posting these comments is acceptable", said Blake. "We will be contacting Twitter and the FA for their help in identifying the individual concerned, and will pursue the strongest possible action against them".

Remembering Poole’s Spymaster, John Le Carré

The illicit activities of his father, who had a reputation as a con-man, gave Cornwell his first experience of the duplicity and secrecy that he would experience first-hand as an MI6 agent, and portray so vividly as a writer. Years later, he dramatized elements of his childhood in the novel A Perfect Spy, using his father as inspiration for the scheming con-man Rick Pym...

The Four Horsemen Among Most At-Risk Music Venues in the UK

Amid these difficulties, the #saveourvenues campaign is supporting The Four Horsemen. The national campaign, started by the Music Venue Trust, has raised over £1 million to help prevent the closure of hundreds of grassroots venues. Their initiatives include encouraging fans to "adopt a venue" by donating to their crowdfunders. Organising watch parties on social media is another initiative, for livestreamed shows by artists supporting the campaign...

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