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Monthly Archives: April 2017

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Portland prison officers refuse to open cells after attacks

PRISON officers on Portland have refused to open cells after space of attacks by inmates. Staff protested against opening cells after being attacked a number...

London Marathon challenge complete

RUNNERS from the Dorchester area were among those who competed in the London Marathon at the weekend. Still smiling even after 26.2 miles, four hours 32...

Police appeal after road rage incident

OFFICERS are appealing for information after a road rage incident involving a motorist and two cyclists in Dorchester. The incident happened at around 2.30pm on Friday,...

St George’s Day fun in the sun

ST George’s Day Fair in and around the church and on Fordington Green, Dorchester, lived up to its reputation on Saturday. The event, which started...

Mayor opens new changing rooms

MAYOR of Weymouth, Councillor Richard Kosior, and his partner Caroline, cut the ribbon to open Castle Cove Sailing Club’s upgraded changing rooms. The event was held...

Rise in motorcycle thefts reported

OFFICERS in Weymouth and Portland are appealing for information after a series of motorcycle thefts in the area. There have been at least three reported...
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Police look for good samaritan who helped woman in distress

DETECTIVES investigating reports of an assault on a Poole woman are appealing for a person who helped her to contact them. A woman was reportedly assaulted...

Pupils move into new school

IT was a BIG day at Damers First School on Monday – as pupils attended their new school in Poundbury for the first time. The...

Hospital ‘working hard’ to improve bowel cancer screening waiting times

ALMOST a third of patients waiting for bowel cancer tests at Dorset County Hospital are waiting longer than the maximum six weeks. The claim comes...

New plans submitted for 300 homes

NEW plans have been submitted for more than 300 homes on a controversial site off Nottington Lane, Weymouth. West Dorset-based CG Fry has put in...

Wartime dance at leisure centre

PORTLAND'S Osprey Leisure Centre will be hosting a D-Day Dance Show evening on Saturday, June 3rd from 7.30pm. Organisers will be trying to re-create the wartime...

Gutsy cup final fightback falls agonisingly short

AFTER a long hard campaign the young Weymouth Raiders Basketball team had battled their way to the Exeter & District League cup final after...

Budding builders enjoy a tour of new development

PRIMARY school children from the Wyvern Academy in Weymouth, gained a fascinating insight into the housebuilding process after a visit to Grey’s Field development in...

Scouts on parade for St George’s Day

HUNDREDS of Scouts, Beavers, Guides and Brownies paraded through Dorchester on Sunday to mark St George’s Day. Groups from throughout West Dorset joined in the event,...

Pupils get down on the farm

DORSET children are being taught were their breakfast comes from thanks to Dorchester Agricultural Society’s 1840 Education Fund. The fund has paid for a visit for...

Weymouth BID support a boost for local events

WEYMOUTH BID has provided funding and marketing support for ArtWey who are running an “Open for Art” fortnight festival from May 20th until June...

WI join women across the world in walk

LOCAL WI members took part in an international Women Walk the World event on Saturday with a stroll along the town’s seafront. Their event was partly...

Community centre celebrates 160 years

CELEBRATIONS were held at the St George’s Centre in Reforne, Portland at the weekend to mark the opening of the former school 160-years-ago. Today the building...

Lib Dem candidate pulls out of general election

LIBERAL Democrats in South Somerset are looking for a new parliamentary candidate after Daisy Benson made the shock announcement that she wouldn’t be standing...

Somerset police rated as ‘Good’ in report

AVON and Somerset Constabulary has been rated ‘Good’ in the annual State of Policing Report. Inspectors look at effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy, and can give...

Tributes paid to Crewkerne headteacher after sudden death at school

TRIBUTES have poured in for "inspirational member of the community" David Carter following his sudden death. Mr Carter was headteacher at St Bartholomew’s First School...

One year on after it was first promised – town still hasn’t got its...

A REGENERATION board for Axminster is yet to be formed, a year after it was promoted as a catalyst for “a bright future”. East Devon District...

Former councillor Margaret Rogers dies

A LONG-serving former councillor for the Seaton area has died, writes DAVID JOHNSON. Margaret Alison Rogers (nee McWilliam) died in Harrogate, North Yorkshire on April 9th,...

Seaton Heights development could be back on the cards

THERE is renewed optimism that the Seaton Heights upmarket resort could be built after all. Plans for a hotel, holiday homes, a restaurant and spa seemed...

Dispute over bonus pay could cause delays at Hinkley Point

DELAYS to the construction of the Hinkley Point nuclear power station could be on the cards, if a dispute over bonus payments flares up...

Council information on recycling changes

KEY information about improvements to East Devon District Council’s (EDDC) household recycling and waste collection service is in the post. Cardboard, plastics, cartons and small electrical...

Over 60s encouraged to take up cancer test

THE NHS is hoping for an improved take-up rate for a free bowel cancer test, leading to more lives being saved. A bowel screening kit...

Dorset beaches get annual clean-up

TONS of litter, much of it deliberately discarded, were picked up from Dorset’s beaches at the weekend by bands of volunteers. The annual spring...

Residents and visitors asked not to feed gulls

RESIDENTS across South Somerset are being urged to feed the litter bins and not the birds in town centres this spring and summer. South Somerset...

Estate agents’ boost for Bridport youth centre

BRIDPORT’S youth and community centre fundraising committee are delighted with the generous response from the town’s people and businesses. Kennedys estate agents are offering...

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