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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Hospital to welcome Costa Coffee

A COSTA Coffee outlet and a shop will open at Dorset County Hospital – bringing in an estimated £1million over the coming years to invest...

Dig at bowling green adds to Dorchester’s Roman history

AN archaeological dig on Dorchester’s former borough gardens bowling green has added to the understanding of the town’s past. The work is being carried out...

Sponsors needed for volleyball event

EXTRA funding is needed to secure this year’s Weymouth Beach Volleyball Classic. The club behind the annual beach spectacle says it is £5,000 short of the...

Cliff fall warning

VISITORS to the coast to the East of Weymouth are being asked to steer clear of a landslip near Bowleaze Cove. A crack which appeared a...

Students get creative with wedding flowers

KINGSTON Maurward’s floristry students showcased their fabulous floral skills with a wedding photo shoot on the estate. As part of the college’s continued quest to find...

Council invited to tour troubled school

MAYOR of Portland, Sandy West visited IPACA academy on the island to see first-hand the school under the new leadership of Acting Principal Mr Gary...

Colourful displays at spring show

HORTICULTURAL entries were up 50 per cent when Radipole and Southill Horticultural Society held their annual spring show in Weymouth. The event at Southill Community...

Dog owners encouraged to pick up after their pooches

DOG owners are being asked to take responsibility for fouling on the Rodwell Trail. According to Councillor James Farquharson, only two fixed penalty notices have been...

Night at the movies theme for Dorchester Carnival

THE theme for this year’s Dorchester Carnival is to be 'A Night at the Movies’. Walking entries for the event, on Saturday, June 17th, will...

Mermaids raise £1,835 for Weldmar

PORTLAND mermaids who took part in Weldmar First Charity Swimathon at the Osprey Leisure centre in February have presented the charity with a cheque from...

Hidden treasures uncovered as old court museum project takes shape

DORCHESTER'S latest £3million tourist attraction is taking shape – but is still a year away from opening. In the coming days local people will be able...

Inspiring visit to library

STUDENTS at the Wey Valley School experienced a fantastic day trip to The British Library, the UK’s national library and home to a number of...

Every penny counts for Weldmar

WELDMAR Hospicecare is asking local people to donate their first new £1 coin to the charity. The first coins went into circulation this week. Special collection points...

Dorset businesses back breastfeeding

BUSINESSES across the county have signed up to a Dorset HealthCare campaign aimed at encouraging more women to breastfeed and have the confidence to do...

Mayor of Lyme Regis welcomes 120 guests to civic night

THE Mayor and Mayoress of Lyme Regis, Councillor Owen and Christine Lovell, welcomed about 120 guests to the town’s annual civic night last Friday....

Under 14s rugby team bound for Ireland

MEMBERS of the Under 14s Bridport Rugby Club have raised thousands of pounds to play a rugby tournament in Ireland. The team, along with...

Colfox students address almost 2,000 at Westminster

STUDENTS at the Sir John Colfox Academy have praised a framework that helps young people develop life skills. They were invited to Westminster to promote...

Smiths raise £5,000 for charity with ball

THE annual Smith Family Charity Ball raised £5,000 this year for a number of local and national charities. More than 250 people came out...

Event to answer ‘How can Bridport feed itself?’

LOCAL residents are being invited to find out more about how Bridport can feed itself and the town’s local food producers. On Saturday, April...

Mapperton to highlight Pepys link

DIARIES by the 1st Earl of Sandwich and his cousin Samuel Pepys, marking an historic royal moment, will be a highlight for visitors to...
Sunset Cafe Stompers

A stompin’ good night at Ilminster Arts Centre

ARMCHAIR travel doesn’t get any easier than this. There’s no need to hop on a transatlantic flight to hear the unique genre of music produced...
Reginald D Hunter, headlining Camp Bestival

Comedy is the new rock ‘n’ roll at Camp Bestival

WITH a whole host of fantastic music and amazing family fun already announced for this year’s Camp Bestival, there'll be a proper party mood for the 10th...
Richard Digance

50 years of songs and stories

JOIN BAFTA nominated TV entertainer, award-winning composer, songwriter, poet, author and artist, Richard Digance at Dorchester Arts on Thursday, April 6th for a wonderful...
Jesse Molins

Jesse Molins weaves guitar magic in Lyme

JESSE Molins is a popular and versatile guitarist who has evolved his sophisticated style working in the South West and London. As well as leading...
Wiley, performing at Bestival 2017

Wiley, Blossoms, Roots Manuva and more acts announced for Bestival

SETTING the tone in their Year of Colour, Bestival organisers are excited to announce even more amazing artists who will be joining The xx, A...
Diary of a Hounslow Girl

A funny, bold and provocative coming of age tale

AN ACERBIC comedy told through the sharp, straight-talking voice of an aspirational 16 year old British Muslim girl; The Diary of a Hounslow Girl comes...

Wildlife Trust launches fund to meet £2,000 a day costs

SOMERSET Wildlife Trust are appealing for the public’s support to raise funds, as the organisation revealed that it costs around £2,000 a day to...

Local police forces react to London terrorist attack

POLICE forces across Devon and Somerset have urged residents to remain alert and vigilant following the terrorist attack in Westminster. Both Devon and Cornwall and Avon...

Stagecoach-owned South West Trains loses their franchise after more than 20 years

SOUTH West Trains has lost its franchise on the South Western network, including the Exeter-London Waterloo line, after more than 20 years. The Department for Transport...

Former colonel to exhibit at arts cafe

AN Axminster man, who as a young officer helped guard war criminal Rudolph Hess, is to exhibit oil paintings at Axminster Arts Café. Oliver Warman...

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