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Monthly Archives: April 2017

Millionaire banker questioned over fire at Parnham House near Beaminster

IT IS understood that police in Dorset have arrested and released a multi-millionaire banker following a fire which destroyed his 500 year old property...

Bridport Museum to reopen after £1.3million overhaul

BRIDPORT Museum will once again be free and open to all this summer after its major £1.3million redevelopment. The five-year-long project has enabled a...

Inaugural Bridport 10km road run next month

SPORTING events organiser, Beyond Events, will host Bridport’s first 10km road run on May 7th. The inaugural event has been designed to cover as...

UPDATE: Parnham House fire: Beaminster man released under investigation

A BEAMINSTER man arrested on suspicion of arson in connection to the Parnham House fire has been released under investigation. Police were called by Dorset...

Police seek vandals who smashed lid of Roman coffin

POLICE officers in Dorchester are appealing for information after a 1,600-year-old Roman sarcophagus was vandalised in Poundbury. The artefact was being kept in Brownsword Hall in...

Letwin will stand in election if selected

PRIME Minister Theresa May has caught the country by surprise in calling a snap general election for June 8th. Despite previously announcing that he would...

Plans for new leisure complex at industrial estate

A REDUNDANT building on the Granby industrial estate could be re-opened as a health, well-being and business centre. DJ Property have submitted a planning application to...

Port extension opened

A NEW extension to the cruise berth at Portland Port has been opened by MP for South Dorset, Richard Drax. The extension will allow the...

Hospital to roll out new state-of-the-art mattresses

DORSET County Hospital inpatients are now benefitting from new state-of-the-art mattresses. The “hybrid” mattresses have been tested out for over three months and, following positive feedback...

Dorchester moves it with the best of them

DORCHESTER Sports Centre has topped a region challenge for the most “moves”. Dorchester Sports Centre (1,856,444) and Trinity Sports & Leisure in Bridgwater (1,618,692) were the...

Children turn out to support George’s charity

DOZENS of youngsters ran around Dorchester’s Great Field on Saturday to raise money for Meningitis Now. The young runners ran laps of the field to make...

Man jailed for attacking friend with metal pole

A MAN has been jailed for four years for hitting his friend in the face with a metal pole and attempting to hit a cyclist...

Top award for rotarians

TWO Dorchester Rotarians have been presented with honours for exemplary service to the organisation. The Pal Harris Fellowship award, named after the founder of Rotary,...

College wins excellence award for sport

BRINGING students together with their local community through sport has secured Weymouth College a national award for excellence. The college received the Association of Colleges (AoC)...
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Police appeal after wheelchair stolen in Dorchester

OFFICERS are appealing for information after a wheelchair was stolen in Dorchester. The wheelchair was taken from outside an address in the town centre between...

Fayre to support Virtual Doctors

THE work of “Virtual Doctors’ in Zambia was supported by an Easter coffee morning in Dorchester. Organised by the World Church the event took...

Island bank to close

RICHARD Drax, MP for South Dorset, has described the decision of Lloyds Bank to close their Portland branch on July 3rd as “deeply regrettable”. “This is...

Blooming great Easter fun

DORCHESTER'S Brewery Square was packed to bursting point on Good Friday for Children’s TV entertainer Mr Bloom. Mr Bloom, played by Ben Faulks, is a gardener...

Nesting owls become webcam stars

DORSET Wildlife Trust (DWT) is celebrating the return of its popular live webcam, as two barn owls have taken up residence and are sitting on...

Easter family fun at Portland Museum

SUNSHINE brought visitors out in force when Portland Museum held its annual Easter Family Fun Time event. There was biscuit decorating, a tombola, community mural...

Go ahead for multi-million pound road improvements

A MULTI-MILLION pound roads contract, to cut congestion and free up housing and employment land in Yeovil, has been approved by Somerset County Council. The...

Football club ‘moving in the right direction’

YEOVIL Town FC have announced that the club’s financial losses have reduced with the chairman saying the club is now ‘moving in the right direction’...

Case file against PCC to be handed over to Crown Prosecution Service

THE case file into Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez’s spending at the 2015 General Election – when she was responsible for...

Brave Ben receives boost from boss Way

HAVING been involved in a serious road traffic collision in 2008, Yeovil Town manager Darren Way has been to spend time with a Glovers...

Axminster boat goes full circle

AN Axminster-built boat is to play a leading role in a world record attempt later this year. Lyme Regis rower Nigel LeGassick will be among...

Seaton couple plan world record attempt for baby

A SEATON couple hope to set a world record when raising money to have a surrogate baby. Sara and Sean Perry have lined up a string...

Ladies to the fore in season finalé at Taunton

TAUNTON Racecourse end the season in style when they host their ever popular Ladies Day Meeting on Thursday with a seven race card that...

Planning consent for new homes in Canal Way

PLANS to build eight new homes with parking on land off Canal Way in Ilminster have been given permission by South Somerset District Council. Robert...

Unwanted school uniforms help children in the Gambia

SCHOOL uniforms no longer needed at the now closed Chilton Cantelo School in South Somerset are making a real difference to children in the...

Feedback wanted on East Devon Villages Plan

EAST Devon District Council (EDDC) is seeking feedback on its preferred version of the East Devon Villages Plan. Following a previous public consultation, the council has...

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