5 Facts About Bournemouth

1. In February 2008, Bournemouth were forced into administration, suffering a ten-point deduction which put them in relegation trouble.

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2. In recent years, Bournemouth has become a popular nightlife destination with UK visitors and many clubs, bars and restaurants are located within the town centre.

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3. Since 2008, Bournemouth has held its own air festival over four days in August.

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4. On 1 April 1997, Bournemouth became a unitary authority, independent from Dorset County Council.

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5. In 2012 Bournemouth was unsuccessful in its bid for city status, losing out to Chelmsford in competition with 26 other towns to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee.

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