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Monthly Archives: September 2016

Bridport drug dealer jailed

A BRIDPORT drug dealer, who bought and sold drugs over the dark web, has been jailed for nine years. Aaron Roberts, 24, pleaded guilty at Bournemouth...
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Witness appeal following collision on The Esplanade in Weymouth

POLICE are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a collision between two buses in Weymouth. Officers were called at 10.37am today, Friday, September 30th,...

‘He would have died’ Gold medallist’s parents back Kingfisher campaign

BY CLAIRE VERA AS Dorchester’s Paralympic hero Paul Blake pays his first visit to his family home since winning gold and silver at Rio, his...

Money troubles for Shire Hall project

MORE public money is being poured into improving the former Tolpuddle Martyrs Court into a tourist attraction. West Dorset District Council, which was criticised for...

Victoria Park Post Office to stay put…for now

THE Post Office has backed down on its plans to move Dorchester’s Victoria Park Post Office to Poundbury. There was widespread criticism of the proposals...

Classic cars attract the crowds

CLASSIC cars, maypole dancing and barn owls all added to the mix for St Michael’s fete at Stinsford on Saturday. Visitors to the popular event,...

Rise in verbal abuse hurled at shoppers by rough sleepers

‘DISTURBED’ rough sleepers are frightening visitors and residents in Weymouth. The recent new menace involves ordinary shoppers or holidaymakers suddenly being confronted by a highly...
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Man charged following road traffic collision

A MAN has been charged following a road traffic collision in Weymouth. At around 12.50pm on Monday, September 26th, officers spotted a suspicious vehicle on...

Taylor to run for hospice

TEN-year-old Taylor Mallet, from Weymouth, will be running in a 2km race next Saturday as part of the Bournemouth Marathon Festival. Taylor is the grandson...

CCTV appeal following alleged robbery in Bridport

DETECTIVES investigating an alleged robbery in Bridport have issued CCTV images of two men they would like to speak to. At around 3.55pm on Tuesday,...

Hospital services begin to improve

MINOR injuries units and community mental health services for children and young people in Dorset have been given improved ratings by a Government watchdog. They...

On to the next stop

HOLLAND America’s newest cruise ship in eight years, the MS Koningsdam (pictured), has make its inaugural call to Portland Port. The 99,500 ton, 2,650-passenger cruise...

Toilet debate causes a stink on social media

PLANS to close and then sell off a block of seafront toilets in Weymouth has resulted in a flush of protest of social media. The...

Minster Challenge time in Axminster

Axminster’s fifth Minster Challenge will be held on Sunday October 2nd, and runners can register on the day. Organised by (as a fundraiser for) Axe Valley...

Road closed after a tree falls on a phone cable

CARTERS Lane between Morcombelake and Chideock is currently closed due to a tree falling on a phone cable and blocking the road. Police are currently...

IPACA students USA-bound

A TEAM of IPACA students have been selected as finalists for the International Schools of the Future Competition to be held America. The students from...

Rotary club seek young citizens for new award

YOUNG people in the Dorchester area are being invited to enter a new Rotary Young Citizens Award for 2017. The contest will be open to...

Diary revelling a Girl Guide’s encounter with Hitler goes up for sale

AN ASTONISHING diary of a Girl Guide who went on a youth hostelling trip to Germany in 1936 and met Hitler has emerged for...

Swim raises much needed funds for Kennedy’s Disease charity

FAMILY and friends took to the water in Weymouth to raise funds for a charity set up by a woman from Martinstown. The Big Swim...

Concerns tree roots are being damaged by ‘unecessary’ pavement resurfacing

AS the second phase of giving residents in Dorchester’s poshest road a new pavement starts – one has criticised the way resurfacing has been...

Lyme trio in top 10 at Lymington

THE strong wind and famous Lyme Regis seas, breaking crests picked out in the bright sun, saw excellent sailing conditions last Sunday. With regular...

Chief Constable pledges to ‘make communities safer’

CHIEF Constable Andy Marsh has pledged to improve Avon and Somerset Constabulary’s detection rate and response to dwelling burglaries. The pledge was made after the...

Promotion clinched with final day victory

Lyme Regis Golf Club's HARDY B team won their last three games including a 6-4 triumph over champions Highcliffe to gain promotionas runners-up to...

Museum hopes for £80K of Lottery funding for grand redesign plans

SEATON Museum curator Ted Gosling has revealed plans to apply for an £80,000 National Lottery grant to redesign the attraction. A revamp would not see...

Razor sharp Thorne is double winner

BRIDPORT Bowling Club’s finals day produced a wide range of winners, with Chris Thorne claiming the two top men’s individual titles, the singles and...

New-build delay leaves woman and children temporarily homeless

AN Axminster woman eventually moved into a new house after a very late building problem made her temporarily homeless. Emily Traynor was about to move...

Grammar school pupil plays at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

COLYTON Grammar School student Rosie Lester recently took part in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, as a member of the prestigious South West Camerata String...

Steve wins top prize for his 76lb pumpkin

STEVE Somers took away the Vera Colett Cup at the annual Beer Pumpkin Show held at the Mariners’ Hall. Somers prize-winning effort weighed in at...

Thirty more affordable homes could be on the way

BRIDPORT Cohousing could provide up to 30 new affordable homes in the town, thanks to a housing association grant. The group gained planning permission for...

Chard builder wins brand new van from Bradfords

CHARD builder Wayne Dowell is the proud owner of a brand new works van, which he won in a competition. Bradfords Building Supplies have handed...

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