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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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On the beat: Should Bournemouth be a City?

1 June 2011 No Comments

Bournemouth have recently entered a bid to be awarded city status to mark the Queens Diamond Jubilee in 2012. The competition was approved by the queen in recognition of her 60 years reign. We wanted to find out what the people of Bournemouth think about this seaside town becoming a city.  Should it? We hit the streets to ask them.

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On the beat: What cant you live without?

23 May 2011 No Comments

May 31st marks National No Tobacco Day, so what we were asking ourselves this week at BHbeat is, if we had to pick one thing, what would be the hardest to give up? Chocolate, smoking, our mobile phone? We were stuck for decisions. Curious to find out what the people of Bournemouth couldn’t live without, we hit the streets to ask them.

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On the beat: What do you do to be green?

16 May 2011 No Comments

With Bournemouth and Pooles Big Green Fortnight looming we are making a conscious effort to become a bit more eco-friendly. From 20th May until June 5th a number of events across the area are being held to raise awareness and encourage people to start thinking green, including car-free Fridays and walk-in Wednesdays. We set to the streets to find out what the people of Bournemouth are doing do to help the environment.

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On the beat: Will the UK win Eurovision this year?

11 May 2011 No Comments

The Eurovision Song Contest kicks off this Saturday with the return of boy band Blue to represent the UK. We havent had much luck in the contest in the past few years, and the last time the UK enjoyed victory was in 1997. But do Blue have a chance this year? Or is the Eurovision just a waste of time? We visited the streets of Bournemouth to find out what you thought.   Continue Reading

On the beat: BBQ a man or womans job?

3 May 2011 1 Comment

The humble BBQ seems to be one of our favourite summer activities. And with the weather looking brighter theres nothing better than indulging in some great food in the sunshine, but we wanted to know whose role it is to do the BBQ-ing, if anyones? Is it a mans or a womans job? We visited the streets of Bournemouth to find out what you thought.   Continue Reading

On the beat: Are you voting in the Local Elections?

28 April 2011 1 Comment

Theres only seven days to go until the Local Elections and Alternative Vote Referendum on 5th May. Last year 63% of people in Bournemouth didnt visit the ballot box along with 61% of voters in Poole and 54% in Christchurch. For more info on the Local Elections, click here. We visited the streets of Bournemouth and found that many of the young people we spoke to today wont be using their vote again this year.

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BHbeat at Dolphin Shopping Centre

26 April 2011 No Comments

On Thursday 14th April and Friday 22nd, the BHbeat team headed out to The Dolphin Shopping Centre, armed with balloons, goody bags and the chance to have your picture taken with our very own William and Kate! Also up for grabs was the chance to win one of four family passes to the beautiful Compton Acres, and the free competition is still open for one more day! Continue Reading

On the beat: How are you spending the Easter weekend?

21 April 2011 No Comments

Thursday is finally here and for many tomorrow is the start of a long Easter bank holiday weekend. We hit the sunny streets of Bournemouth to ask, How are you spending your Easter break? Continue Reading

WIN a family pass to Compton Acres!

21 April 2011 Comments Off


And the winners are: Sarah Lye, Iris Board, Joanna Daniel and Zoe McFarlane. Congratulations to you all! Youve each won a Family Pass to the beautiful Compton Acres in Poole. Thank you to all that entered the competition, and watch this space for the chance to win more fabulous prizes.

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