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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Zodwa Nyoni

Nine Lives

ISHMAEL has fled from his home in Zimbabwe, where a fresh wave of homophobia threatens his life. In Leeds is the prospect of sanctuary, and...
Buffalo Summer

Buffalo Summer to rock The Beehive

HAILING from South Wales, Buffalo Summer are an “effortlessly up beat; groove-laden; sing along rock n roll band”, and they’ll be playing live at the...

Dig deep for Dorchester CAB this Christmas

DORCHESTER, Sherborne and Districts Citizens Advice is launching a Christmas appeal to help it offset funding cuts in the New Year. The charity relies on...

New crossing for Dorchester pupils

DORCHESTER school pupils have tested out a new pedestrian crossing in the town’s Bridport Road. The crossing has been installed, at the top end of...

Dorchester couple fight to save ‘their’ bus stop after its withdrawn

A DORCHESTER couple say their “lifeline” has been taken away with the removal of their bus stop. The stop, under the rail bridge in Damers...

Art on show in Weymouth

NEARLY 300 exhibits were on show when East Boro Arts and Crafts Activities Group held their annual exhibition at Weymouth Fire Station. The event, which...

Weymouth waterworks ahead of schedule

MOTORISTS have been given some welcome good news after Wessex Water said its essential mains replacement work along Dorchester Road, Weymouth, is running ahead...

‘Fight for democracy’ Protestors call for Weymouth council office development to be referred to...

A PUBLIC protest and an online petition are piling on the pressure over the future of the North Quay site in Weymouth. More than 150...

Lighting up Dorchester’s Brewery Square

HUNDREDS crowded into Dorchester’s Brewery Square on Saturday for the official switch on of their Christmas lights. Town Crier Alistair Chisholm, helped by the Ice...

Lucky takes pride of place at Castletown D-Day Centre

A SHERMAN Tank saved from the scrapyard has found a new home on Castletown on Portland. The new arrival was welcomed at the Castletown D-Day...

New home for Weymouth Bay Sea Swimming Club

MANY describe sea swimmers with a mixture of awe and puzzlement – but in Weymouth the sport is a growing trend. Now local swimmers, many...

Harbour Lights Cout wins Weymouth Civic Society award

THE Harbour Lights Court development at North Quay has won this year’s Weymouth Civic Society awards. The retirement homes, by McCarthy and Stone, were nominated...

Festive Scout Post returns to Dorchester and Bridport

THE bright yellow boxes of the Scout Post will  make their annual appearance in Dorchester, Bridport and surrounding villages from next week. In Dorchester adult...

Hospital teams up with Red Cross for home help service

DORSET County Hospital has teamed up with the Red Cross to offer a new support service for patients in their own homes. The Support at...

Christmas comes to Weymouth

WEYMOUTH’s ice rink will open to the public at 11am this Friday, December 2nd as Christmas in Weymouth gets underway this weekend. Local MP Richard...

Rotary’s £450 boost for Weymouth lifeboat

WEYMOUTH RNLI have received a cheque for £450 from the Rotary Club. Nick Harris, past president of the Crewkerne and District Rotary Club chose the...

Light up a life with Weldmar

WELDMAR Hospicecare is hosting the annual Light up a Life services in November and December. Every year, thousands of people remember and celebrate the lives...

Free parking from three in Weymouth this Christmas

FREE parking will be coming to Weymouth town centre this December. Members of Weymouth & Portland Borough Council's Management Committee have agreed to offer free...

Dorset Voters save council money by registering online

DORSET residents who confirmed their voter registration online, by text or by phone this autumn have saved the council partnership more than £25,925. The Dorset...

South Somerset District Council could save £1.7m with new kerbside recycling plans

SOUTH Somerset District Council (SSDC) could help save £1.7million a year by introducing a new kerbside recycling service to include plastic pots, tubs, trays...

Ottery St Mary mayor calls for residents to help keep the town looking its...

THE Mayor of Ottery St Mary has encouraged local residents to help keep the town looking as smart as possible, while maintaining its character. Ottery...

Seaton’s new mini golf course completed

ALTHOUGH it won’t open until next spring, the completion of a Jurassic-themed mini-golf course in Seaton has been celebrated. East Devon District Council (EDDC) held...

Seaton set for Christmas carnival

CHRISTMAS carnival organisers will use a rolling road closure to minimise disruption on what could be the busiest night of the year in Seaton...

Humiliated husband’s suicide after stabbing in Dalwood

A HUSBAND stabbed his estranged wife at her family’s Dalwood home before killing himself and her because she’d left him, an inquest heard. The bodies...

Police catch 50 drivers on mobile phone

A WEEK-long Devon and Cornwall Police campaign against driving and using a mobile phone at the same saw almost 50 drivers caught. The operation was...

Axminster carnival boost for local good causes

IT was a joyous occasion when Axminster Carnival presented cheques totalling £3,000 to local worthy causes. The presentation took place at Axminster Inn on Thursday,...

Lisa calls time on Axminster shop

APPLE Tree Gift Shop owner Lisa Lyman has decided to close her business, saying local people must support local shops or they will lose...

Christmas comes early to Seaton Town Hall

THE Seaton and Axmouth branch of Cancer Research UK has praised everyone who helped to make the Christmas Bazaar on November 19th such a...

RBL ladies pledge continued support after women’s section is disbanded

YVONNE Hawker has pledged to be back helping to raise money for the Poppy Appeal next year - even though the women’s section of...

Naval association members attend Remembrance Festival

TWO new members of Chard Royal Naval Association(CRNA) were lucky enough to be invited to attend the 2016 Royal British Legion Remembrance Festival in...

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