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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...

Weymouth to star on the big screen at film festival

A WEYMOUTH coffee shop became a vibrant film set when it was used to stage scenes for the love story, Croissants. The film was largely...

Weymouth stargazing event is out of this world!

WEYMOUTH Astronomy Club has boldly gone where no-one has gone before by holding the town’s first ever official Stargazing Live event. The night-time spectacular, which...

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...

Stained glass workshop a big hit with islanders

MEDIEVAL techniques were given a modern airing when a special stained glass demonstration workshop was held on Portland. The sell-out event gave people an...

Ladies that lunch club raise £445 for refuge

A GROUP of women, which meets to cook, eat, drink and fundraise, has held a Weymouth handover to present the local Women’s Refuge with...

Here’s to a busy year in Weymouth!

WEYMOUTH and Portland will host more than 250 events, welcome more than one million visitors and raise more than £275,000 for local and national...

Businesses urged to have their say on economic survey

BUSINESSES in Dorset have been told that it is more important than ever to make their voices heard on the local and national stage. Dorset...

On your marks, get set, go as 10k run launched

IT was on your marks, get set, run when organisers officially launched the fifth annual Weymouth Bay 10K race. The launch, which was held at...

Talking newspaper celebrates 30th year

AN important community service has hosted a visit by Weymouth and Portland Mayor Richard Kosior in a year which marks its 30th anniversary. He was...

Weymouth twinners re-elected for another year

WEYMOUTH and Portland Holzwickede Twinning Society has held its annual meeting in the council offices on Commercial Road, Weymouth. All the committee were willing to...

Poppy display will be bigger and better this year

A FENCE of poppies is being planned to extend a special memorial display at Weymouth Library which will mark Armistice Day 2017. The town’s Let’s...

Mural painting and new speed limits for Westham revealed

WEYMOUTH’S Westham Community Group is forging ahead with a host of new projects from lower speed limits and subway painting to garden makeovers. The group’s...

Christmas Fire Cracker goes off with a bang!

SANTA abseiled down a 50ft drill tower when he dropped in to open Weymouth Fire Station’s first ever Christmas Fire Cracker. He then went to...

Ghostly goings-on at Weymouth’s Tudor House

SPECTRES, spooks and spiders were shivering spines when Weymouth’s Tudor House welcomed people to a Ghostly Christmas. Visitors were told local tales and they could...

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...

Spooky goings-on at museum

WITCHES, warlocks and werewolves were much in evidence when Portland Museum held its popular annual Halloween event. Visitors were able to sample Halloween crafts including...

A Hogwarts Christmas comes to Nothe Fort

THERE were crowds of people Slytherin to Weymouth’s Nothe Fort when the historic attraction held a special Harry Potter-style Christmas at Hogwarts event. All 650...

Keen to promote economic resurgence on Portland

AN update on developments at Castletown, Portland, was given to local businesses during a meeting in Weymouth. Speaker Derek Luckhurst, chairman of the Agincare Group,...

London-themed beer festival pulls in praise

THOUSANDS of pints were poured down eager throats when Weymouth held its huge annual beer festival. The event at the Pavilion Ocean Room, which has...

Businesses urged to share their views on council proposals

BUSINESSES are being urged to have their say about a proposed shake-up of local councils at a consultation event being held by Dorset Chamber...

Getting ready for Octoberfest

GLASSES will be raised in toast when the Weymouth Octoberfest beer and cider festival is held at the Pavilion Ocean Room on October 7th-8th. The...

Weymouth Matters

Gives a new meaning to the term collect call! JUST when you think you've pretty much seen and heard it all something like this comes...

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...

Have your say on unitary authority proposals

AN important roadshow gave Weymouth residents a chance to comment on major proposals affecting the future of all nine councils in Dorset. The roadshow was...

Ground floor car park spaces for those who need them most

A MAJOR improvement in parking facilities for vulnerable people has been made in Weymouth. Britannia Parking, which runs the town’s multi-storey car park on Commercial...

Artist Martin calls it a day at gallery

WEYMOUTH’S oldest and largest art gallery will close its doors for the final time on October 31st. Owner Martin Leighton is retiring, but when he...

Garden party to keep bells ringing

VISITORS helped raise cash for a “ding-dong” event when Weymouth’s St Paul’s Church held a garden party in the grounds of the vicarage. All money...

Gardeners turn out in force to support summer show

ENTRIES were up 40 per cent when Broadwey and Upwey Horticultural Society held its annual summer show in Weymouth. Delighted organisers found themselves flooded with...

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