Dreamtown Days & Nights, Revisited: ‘Bournemouth In The Media’ columns 2000-2001

Clicking on the month below will take you to the webpage with the reprinted columns. They're all on the one webpage for convenience, so after clicking on the first entry, if you want you can just scroll down the main page, rather than using the jumplinks on this page.

October 2000 Media Review
Party Season … The Thick Blue Line … Damp Squibs … World Class Resort … World Class Prices … Decline Of The Traditional Seaside Resort … Buildings Going Down By The Book … Five Stars, Four Stars, Three Stars … No Show Again … The Bottom Line

November 2000 Media Review
Whaddya Mean, We’re Not World-Class? … Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down For Bournemouth … You’ve Been Fleeced --Get A Bloomin’ Move On … BugBos -- The End Of The Pier Show? … Surf City? … Boscombe BWCP ASAP … We Shall Land Them On The Beaches? … Take The B-Train-- All Aboard For Boscombe … Council Gives Itself A Good Report, But No Yellow Bus Pass … One For The Money, Two For The Showdown? … Ground-Breaking Events … Keeping The Xmas Flame Alive

December 2000: Year-end Review
Information Please…More Old Jokes … Party Conference Time -- The Big Event … You Win Some, You Lose Some Awards ... TV’s Grave Accusations … Dream Town II —The Nightmare Continues ... “Whine ‘n Dine” — Restaurant Reviews … Knowhere, Man? ... IMAX— The No-Show Must Not Go On … Obscure Camera Obscura … Get Money To The Church On Time ...: Moving Into High Society ... Bournemouth Online And Offline … This Is Bournemouth, That Is Dorset … Radio 4 Drama Goes Interactive … Well, We Like It Anyway ...Take It Away, BH2000

January 2001-- Stories To Look Out For This Year
Happy Chinese New Year -- May You Live In Interesting Times ...Crime Time ...IMAX II – The Saga Continues ...Dream Town, Never-never Land ...Young Man, What’s Good For The Hotels Is Good For The Town ...Your Council Needs You – To Decide ...The New Lottery -- Education ... S.O.S. -- Save Our Structures ...Not Planes, Not Trains, And Not Automobiles ...The Things We Do For Love Of … TV ... BoHo, SoHo? ...

February 2001 Media Review
IMAX Undead! …Give Me The Kiss Of Life Quick, I’m Losing My Old Hat Image … Be It Ever So Humble … And So Pricey … High Concept Goes Before A Fall? …Going All The Way With Noddy…Two New Starts, Two New Stars? …The “St Valentine’s Day Massacre” …European Languages? – BALS To All That…We’re Not Even Joined Up Yet …Your Council Needs You -- To Help Us Decide…

March 2001 Media Review
Burning Issues--National Stay At Home Month? … We Need You To Help Us Decide--But Not If You Feel That Way … Vote For A Fictional Mayor? … Bytes Of The Apple … Son Of IMAX? … A Beeline For The Beehive … The Strange Case Of The Tesco Bomber, The Twitchers, and MI5 … Filled In On The Latest? … Despicable, You Say? … Visions Of Future Discontent

April 2001 Media Review (See if you can spot the April Fool!)
You Help Us Decide -- Not … Save The Winter Gardens – From The Council … Foot In Mouth – An Independent Report … Educashun, Educashun, Educashun? … Silent IMAX … A Camera Even More Obscura … A Beehive Of Luxury Homes … Camera Even More Obscura … Off The Roads … Off The Buses… On The Trail Of “Dream Town”

May 2001 Media Review
Welcome To The Vote-Swapping Belt … Just Vote For Us, And We’ll Decide Everything For You … Three Strikes And You’re Out Of Luck … “Corruption Probe At Town Hall”… How The Tesco Bomber Was Caught … Wanted--The BH9 Gang … A Narrow Scrape … LSC -- Less Secondary Competition? … Learn English Here And Lots More Beside The Seaside … Not With A Wimpy, But A Bang?

June 2001 Media Review
Getting Rid Of The Blues -- You Vote Red, And I’ll Vote Orange … And The Winner Is … The Missing Voter “Conspiracy” … Jules Joliffe, Mayor Online … Hen Nights Out With The Ladettes … In Search Of The Secret Formula … The Train Now Booking … The Copycat Blackmailer-Bomber … Boscombe – The Spa Village?… The “St Tropez Of Dorset”?

July 2001 Media Review
Wanted – A Cultural Oasis In A Cultural Desert … A Virtual Community Online? … They Hide In The Bushes, And They Breed … Two Forces Meet Over Two Rivers Meet … “Went To Bournemouth Once – It Was Closed” … The Blair Pitch Project … A Home Away From Home – To You, Only £250,000 … Surf Versus Shingle? … Las Vegas By The Sea? – Don’t Gamble On It … The Water’s Fine – Shame About The Weather Forecast

August 2001 Media Review
Our Shout-- Keep Off The Grass … Disposable Income Versus Disposable Workers … You Have The Right To Remain -- Clamped … We Shall Guard Them On The Beaches … Multiplexes To Play Musical Chairs? … BoMo -- The New Ibiza? … One Big Not So Happy Family … Southbourne SOS – God Save Our Sand … The Right To Walk To A Neighbourhood Pub? … How Much For A Sea View Again?

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