Tobias Ellwood MP officially unveiled the new Doctor Who Tardis-style Police Box in Boscombe on Tuesday 8th April 2014.
Crowds gathered for the ceremony and a brass band provided music. A Darlek and some other Doctor Who characters were around to scare small children too.
> See our photos from the event in the gallery
The new box for the precinct on Christchurch Road has been funded by donations from local companies. Dorset Police said the steel box would act as "a highly-visible policing footprint", but was also designed to be a tourist attraction.
The first annual Boscombe Food Festival will take place this Easter, 18th and 19th April, in Boscombe’s Sovereign Shopping Centre.
The festival will showcase the culinary talents of local businesses to an expected 40,000 visitors over the two days from stands located along the centre’s main aisles.
A wide range of local and Dorset based companies are exhibiting, with produce including artisan cheese, hand-made sweets, macaroons, cakes and savoury baked goods, vegetarian meals, organic produce, Thai and African cuisine, and deli-crafted sandwiches.
One exhibitor is Gemma Ann Lewis, who runs Dark Matters, a Parkstone based company that produces decadent artisan dark chocolate brownies and truffles, “We’re really excited to be part of the Boscombe Food Festival. Our brownies are handmade, using an innovative blend of our favourite ingredients. We aim to bring excitement into the bakery market and look forward to showcasing our approach to festival goers.”