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WIN a place on a cupcake course (worth £89)!

13 September 2011 No Comments
WIN a place on a cupcake course!

This competition is now closed, the winner will be announced here and on Facebook and Twitter on Monday 26th September. We will also notify the winner by email. Continue Reading

Where can I pick up my copy of BHbeats free Print Edition?

31 August 2011 1 Comment
BHbeat - print edition - across Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch

Our print editions out, and weve been receiving requests thick and fast to find out where the nearest place is to pick one up. So below is a list of venues we supply them to on a fortnightly basis. If you think were missing somewhere, let us know. Remember, the newspapers free and its got plenty of features, reviews and news from Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch! Continue Reading

Read the BHbeat print edition win an iPod Shuffle!

18 August 2011 No Comments
Read the BHbeat print edition & win an iPod Shuffle!

This competition is now closed. And the winner is Continue Reading

Fishy Fishys quick crab, chilli and basil linguini

19 July 2011 No Comments
Fishy Fishy Quick Crab, chilli and basil linguini

If youve ever been to Dermot OLearys restaurant, Fishy Fishy, on the beautiful Poole Quay, and wondered how youd make such tasty food at home, then this recipe might just be right up your street. Its a quick crab, chilli and basil linguini and its straight out of the Fishy Fishy cook book. Enjoy! Continue Reading

COMPETITION! Win 3 course meal at Jacks Restaurant

4 July 2011 No Comments

This competition is now closed. The winner, chosen at random, was Gail ONeill. Congratulations! Stay tuned for more competitions like this in future. Continue Reading

Win a meal for 2 at The Talbot!

23 June 2011 No Comments

This Competition is now closed. Keep an eye out for future competitions.

In keeping with the Winton Carnival this Saturday, weve teamed up with popular Winton pub, The Talbot whose homemade food can be yours for the taking. All you have to do is answer an easy question to be in with a chance of winning a meal for two up to the value of £15. Youve got until Monday to enter, so hurry! Full Ts and Cs below. Continue Reading

On the beat: What are you doing for Fathers Day?

16 June 2011 No Comments

Its that time of year again when people come together to celebrate Fathers across the country for Fathers Day. This weekend will see manic buying of cards, football memorabilia  flying off shelves and restaurant phones ringing off the hook to show how much we love our dads. BHbeat took to the streets of Bournemouth to find out what you were up to for Fathers Day and whether the traditional gift of a meal booked and paid for by yours truly is still the popular choice!  Continue Reading

Interview: Groovy Music Maestro, Timo Peach

9 June 2011 1 Comment
Interview: 'Groovy' Music Maestro Timo Peach

Relaxing in the Larder House in Southbourne, local musician Timo (Timothy) Peach appears perfectly at home drinking his flat white coffee, sporting a mid-length haircut, blacked-out sunglasses and a sharp blazer and jeans combo, the quintessential creative. Continue Reading

On the beat: Who should judge The X Factor?

6 June 2011 No Comments

The media has gone mad over the past few weeks with the ever-changing future of The X Factor. As far as we can tell, Cheryl Cole is not to return to the UK version of the show and the panel consists of Gary Barlow, Kelly Rowland, Tulisa from N-Dubz and Louis Walsh. We wanted to find out what the people of Bournemouth think about the new judging panel. Should Cheryl Cole be allowed back and who would the public like to see judging the show?

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