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Same-sex marriage celebration at BU

A celebration took place at Bournemouth University on Friday to mark the first same-sex marriages taking place in the UK after the law was changed.

Schools in church halls considered

Bournemouth Borough Council’s efforts to cope with the surge in pupil numbers led to them considering the idea of ‘pop-up schools in church halls’.

Students say their heartfelt goodbyes to Tayla Woodard

Friends of Bournemouth University student Tayla Woodard, who died suddenly at the weekend, have used social media to pay tribute to the student journalist, who was a contributor to The Rock.

Clothes swap event promotes community recycling

Hosted by Halo, The Swap was a recycling event encouraging people to donate their unwanted clothes in exchange for clothing items donated by other volunteers.

Bournemouth EDL visit BU's Islamic Awareness Week

Members from the Bournemouth EDL caused a stir when they questioned Muslim speakers at the final event of Islamic Awareness Week at Bournemouth University.

Students work on Oscar-winning thriller Gravity

Students at Bournemouth University and the Arts University Bournemouth will be celebrating after Gravity won seven Oscars, including the prize for Visual Effects. Graduates from both universities worked on the 2013 blockbuster.

Local mums go against spending trend

Three new mothers from Bournemouth have told The Rock that they spent less than £600 to prepare for their babies, which goes against recent research.

Bournemouth adults are most active in the South West

Bournemouth adults are the most active in the South West according to a new nationwide report.

Community coffee shop saved from closure

The Community Coffee Cup in Westbourne has been saved thanks to help from two local organisations.

Christmas festivities bigger and better than ever

Bournemouth's Lower Gardens have been transformed into a dazzling festive experience

Don’t strike, get back to work

This time of year is when we all start to feel the squeeze as energy companies commonly announce unpopular increases in their tariff prices while posing as innocent bystanders, helplessly pointing the finger of blame towards the oil and gas barons.

Samaritan charity celebrates diamond anniversary

THE Samaritans have celebrated their diamond anniversary in Bournemouth.

Safety alert after sex attack

There have been a series of sex attacks in Bournemouth, local police warn young people of the dangers.