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Monthly Archives: June 2016

Top of the class! Teacher wins award for innovative use of gaming in lessons

A DORCHESTER teacher has been recognised at a prestigious awards ceremony in London for an innovative teaching method that has put her school at...

Cheers for the support! First Dorset cuppa event goes down a storm

DOZENS of cake-filled events took place as part of the Big Dorset Cuppa - raising money for Weldmar Hospicecare. Many people organised their own events,...

Hundreds brave weather for Out Loud festival

HUNDREDS braved the summer weather to enjoy the sounds of the Weymouth Out Loud music festival. The event, which is in its second year, is...

Youth and community centre looks ahead to secured future

MEMBERS of the former management committee of the Dorchester Youth and Community Centre are celebrating after winning a bid to continue the operation of...

Twinners looking to expand group

WEYMOUTH and Portland Louviers Society is looking to attract new members. The society meets every third Monday in the month at the United Reform Church...

Weymouth author solves mystery of Spanish treasure in new book

A WEYMOUTH author has released a new book, which has solved the mystery surround a missing hoarde of Spanish treasure. “Anson's Gold and the secret...

Sporting achievements celebrated at school

THE Wey Valley School held its annual sports presentation evening to mark another excellent year of student sporting success. Stuart Heath, PE teacher and Gifted...

Summer patrols aim to reduce death and injury to motorcyclists

DORSET Police officers will attend motorcycle events to offer advice to riders during the summer. The Operation Wheels initiative aims to prevent accidents and comes...

Chamber calls for ‘clear message’ that UK is still open for business

SOMERSET Chamber of Commerce says the government must give a clear message that Britain is open for business following the EU Referendum. Chamber chief executive...

Station Friends brave the rain at village fete

MEMBERS of the Friends of Crewkerne Railway Station manned a stall at Misterton Summer Fete, although there wasn’t much summery about the weather! They used...

League of Friends hope to boost funds at annual fete

THE League of Friends of Crewkerne Hospital are hoping that their major fund-raising event of the year will give a big boost to their...

U3A members raise £1,350 by completing Race For Life

RAISING £1,350 for Cancer Research UK was a walk in the park for six members of Crewkerne & District University of the Third Age...

Hinton celebrates Queen’s birthday

HINTON St George First School benefitted from a fundraising event held in the village hall on Saturday, June 11th to tie in with the...

Memorial bench unveiled to remember cricket supporters

SUPPORTERS of Ilminster Cricket Club gathered together earlier this month for the unveiling of a new memorial bench. The ceremony took place at Ilminster Recreation Ground where...

Malachi to shave head in memory of dad

AN eight-year-old schoolboy has decided to have his locks of curly hair shaved off to raise money for charity – in memory of his...

Queen’s birthday celebrations benefit Ilminster Memory Cafe

THE Ilminster Memory Café has received a £300 donation thanks to those who supported the Queen’s 90th birthday street party outside the town’s Tesco...

Schools compete in poetry recital

PUPILS from Ashill, Buckland St Mary, Combe St Nicholas and Winsham Primary Schools competed in their fifth poetry recital, held at the Shrubbery Hotel...

Dream come true for young artist set to exhibit in London’s Mall Galleries

IT’S every young artist’s dream to exhibit work in a London gallery alongside international names such as painter Sir Howard Hodgkin, ceramicist Richard Batterham...

Fire and rescue service reviews progress on ‘Facing the Future’

DEVON and Somerset Fire & Rescue Service hosted former chief fire and rescue adviser Sir Ken Knight to discuss progress on recommendations in his...

New exhibition looks back at past 60 years in Crewkerne

A NEW exhibition at Crewkerne Museum focuses on the past 60 years in the town. “Changes/The Last 60 Years” covers health, education, entertainment, fashion and...

Lions donate towards Colyford defibrillator

AT the last meeting of the Seaton & District Lions Club, the Lions handed over a cheque for £900 as a donation towards the...

Developers say they have listened to concerns over ‘iconic’ new flats

DEVELOPERS behind plans for a prolific and “iconic” seafront development in Seaton say they have listened to local concerns by reducing its height. Seaton Beach...

Jurassic Centre seal of approval from minister

HERITAGE and Tourism Minister David Evennett made a flying visit to Seaton Jurassic, taking a particular interest in the newly-opened wildlife garden. Mr Evennett was...

Charitable status confirmed for Gateway

SEATON Gateway Theatre Company (formerly Seaton’s Voice) has had its charitable status confirmed. The Charity Commission entered the organisation onto its register on June 22nd. Being...

Syrian refugees appeal

AN urgent appeal for medical supplies, essential baby care items and food has been launched for refugees in Syria. Donated items will be sent to...

‘La Saux Solid Crew’ win tournament

AXMINSTER Tools and Machinery teams returned with a haul of silverware from LED Leisure Management Ltd’s company football tournament. Played on the 3G pitch in...

Seaton turned into race track for Cycle Fest

SEATON’S spectacular Cycle Fest tested all abilities of racers on a tight town centre circuit with long flat stretches, challenging climbs and tricky corners. The...

Popular Axe Vale Festival ‘chock-a-block’ as event avoids the bad weather

AXE Vale Festival chairman Tony Benger was very pleased when summing up this year’s event. The attendance figure won’t be known until advance ticket sales...

Royal British Legion royal dinner

MEMBERS of the Beaminster branch of the Royal British Legion held a successful dinner to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday. The Skyrm Room in...

Celebrate with St Mary’s

MEMBERS of the community are being invited to come and celebrate St Mary’s Primary School’s 25th anniversary. Staff and pupils at the school are organising...

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