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Laura Hardwick, Baker

Even though cupcakes are my biggest stressor (because I always worry they're not perfect), I love the satisfaction of seeing a box of cakes ready to leave. I love making customers' ideas come alive in cake form. I wouldn't say I have a 'favourite', but I think my Coffee and Walnut cakes are always a big hit, and I make a mean Lemon Drizzle...!

Jack Pyne — The Shirt Framing Service

Last time we spoke to Jack Pyne, founder of The Shirt Framing Service, this was Humans of Bournemouth. A couple of years have passed since then, and with them, some growth to this sports memorabilia service. And so we were more than pleased to head over to the head office in Broadstone and catch up with Jack...

Tom Simper & Simon van der Wolf, Co-Founders: The Umbrella Group

Upon first meeting Tom Simper, he mentioned having two brands in the making -- a coffee brand and a printing business. The interview we set up with him and his business partner Simon van der Wolf proved that those formed just the tip of the iceberg. An iceberg they have aptly named The Umbrella Group. How they came together and created their business are what we focused on in the chat that followed.

Andy Thakkar — The Daydreams Continue

It's very rare that we end a series on Part 3, but it has had to happen this time around. Our final outing with...

Andy Thakkar — The Bar Consultancy Customer Journey

Here comes the next in our three-parter with bar consultant and mixologist Andy Thakkar. Exploring his business, Electric Daydreams, in more detail... One of the...

Andy Thakkar — The Electric Daydreams Begin

A new three-part series shows off one of the best in the business of creative bartending, Mr Andy Thakkar. Bar manager, mixologist, and the...

Rob Holmes — Future of the Cabin

As always, we save the future for the final chapter. Rob Holmes lays out what his plans for the Collaborators' Cabin are, moving forward... The...

Rob Holmes — Moving into Jewellery

He may have established his brand with the art of pyrography. But more recently, Collaborators' Cabin founder Rob Holmes has had something else up...

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#photooftheweek This week's photo of the week! Beautiful photo of flowers in Bournemouth Gardens taken by Phoebe from Miss-B-Photography check out her amazing work! 

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AFC Bournemouth: Supporters Back in the Stands

In the wake of Boris Johnson’s latest announcement, football stadia across the country will welcome fans into the stands from 2nd December. However, the news is subject to regional restrictions via the tier system. Tier One areas will allow up to 4,000 supporters to attend, while Tier Two areas can welcome back up to 2,000. Unfortunately, those in Tier Three areas will have to continue playing games behind closed doors. Thankfully, Bournemouth is in Tier Two...!

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