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Large vaccination centre opens in Bournemouth

January 18, 2021

Following several weeks of hard work by Dorset HealthCare and its partners, the county’s large vaccination centre at Bournemouth International Centre opened its doors on Monday 18 January 2021. Read more about the vaccination service on the Dorset HealthCare website. The community and mental health trust will be running the new service, which will be […]

Leisure centres across Dorset and Hampshire to reopen

November 30, 2020

Public leisure centres, pools, gyms and sports facilities across Bournemouth, Poole and Portsmouth will begin to reopen from Wednesday 2 December 2020. Facilities include Littledown, Pelhams, Sir David English, Stokewood and Corfe Mullen in Bournemouth & Poole. In Portsmouth it includes Mountbatten, Pyramids, Charter, Portsmouth Tennis Centre and Portsmouth Gymnastics Centre. Swimming, tennis and gymnastics lessons will […]

Business Events Bournemouth praised for industry contribution

November 10, 2020

South coast conference bureau, Business Events Bournemouth, has been praised at the region’s 2020 destination awards – scooping a silver award for its outstanding contribution to the events industry. The bureau is the town’s official destination marketing, event and accommodation management service. It represents more than 100 hotels, event venues, transport and activity providers, retailers […]

Bournemouth’s event venues earn top seal of approval

November 5, 2020

Two of Bournemouth’s top event venues, Bournemouth Pavilion and Bournemouth International Centre have earnt a Tripadvisor 2020 Travellers’ Choice award. This places the south coast’s largest event venue, and its sister Grade II listed 1920s Art Deco theatre and ballroom, in the top 10% of hospitality businesses around the globe. Based on a full year […]

BH Live receives lifeline grant from Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund

October 24, 2020

Social enterprise and charitable trust BH Live has been awarded £2,499,531 from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure they have a sustainable future, the Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has announced. BH Live is one of 35 major cultural organisations receiving the first grants […]

WesFit trial wins Cancer Care Initiative of the Year

October 22, 2020

Southampton researchers have won this year’s Health Services Journal Cancer Care Initiative of the Year award for their pioneering trial of ‘prehabilitation’ exercise and psychological support for cancer surgery patients. Professor Sandy Jack and her team have won the 2020 Health Services Journal’s award for Cancer Care Initiative of the Year for their WesFit trial. […]

Help to #SaveOurSports

October 19, 2020

Grassroots sport, fitness and leisure facilities across the UK are facing collapse due to COVID-19. Without emergency government support, like that given to the arts sector, community sport and physical activity faces a bleak future that will be difficult to recover from, impacting the nation’s physical and mental health and damaging Britain’s ability to Build […]

Pyramids Centre to bounce forward with exciting new plans

September 23, 2020

Plans to create the south’s premier children’s play facilities have been announced as part of a £2.5million redevelopment of Portsmouth’s Pyramids Centre. Portsmouth City Council has agreed initial plans set to make the site one of the biggest and best attractions in the region, as a fantastic new Play & Bounce facility as well a […]

Get ready for National Fitness Day

September 10, 2020

Local residents across Bournemouth, Poole and Portsmouth are invited to try a new activity for free as part of an annual campaign to get the nation moving. This year National Fitness Day takes place on Wednesday 23 September 2020 – and is part of the Great British Week of Sport (Saturday 19 – Sunday 27 September). The aim of the campaign […]

Lottery funding helps to get Portsmouth moving

August 26, 2020

Residents across the city living with long term health conditions and disabilities can now access free fitness activities to help improve their health and wellbeing. The exercise sessions are specifically for people with autism, mental health illness, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Parkinson’s disease, and those who are on a healthcare pathway following a stroke or […]

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