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Hospital pilots pioneering operating technique

DORSET County Hospital has been chosen as one of five pilot training sites for an enhanced operating technique for patients with rectal cancer. Transanal...

Call for an awareness day over the amount of plastic in the sea

WEYMOUTH man Patrick Howie has launched an online petition lobbying the Government to create a national awareness day on the amount of plastic in...

Lifeboat launched to support cargo vessel in gale force winds

WEYMOUTH RNLI lifeboat was launched on New Year's Eve to go to the assistance of the 1,662 ton, 82-metre cargo vessel, Pilsum, which had...

Freemasons provide the funds to save the Herbert collection

DORSET Freemasons have given more than £4,300 to save an historic photo collection at the Dorset History Centre. The Dorset Archive Trust has been...

Coach company raises £2,000 for hospital

COACH tour operator Crossways Travel, based near Dorchester, chose the Friends of Dorset County Hospital as their charity of the year for 2017. During...

First birthday for new mums’ support team for new mums

DORSET County Hospital has celebrated the first birthday of its specialist clinic to support the mental health needs of mums-to-be. The Perinatal Mental Health...
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Consultation over whether to raise the police precept on council tax

DORSET residents are being asked whether they would pay an extra £1 a month to support policing in the county. Following an announcement from the...

28 charged during Christmas driving campaign

A FURTHER nine people have been charged with drink or drug driving offences as part of Dorset Police’s Christmas drink and drug driving campaign....

Super swimmers brave the waves on Christmas day

WEYMOUTH and Portland Lions were delighted with the response to this year’s Christmas Day swim across Weymouth Harbour. A record 483 swimmers, many in...

Police investigate two fatal collisions

TWO fatal collisions took place in the Dorchester area in the period between Christmas and New Year. Officers have launched a direct plea to...

New x-ray machine to improve patient services

NEW state-of-the-art x-ray equipment has arrived at the Diagnostic Imaging Department at Dorset County Hospital. The new x-ray equipment was purchased to replace an...

Armed Forces award for hospital

DORSET County Hospital has been honoured for its support of the armed forces. The Dorchester hospital has been presented with a Silver Defence Employer...

Success for winter appeal

A DORSET Surviving Winter Appeal has raised £60,000 in less than five weeks to help older people at risk. And with the recent drop...

Rotary award

JOHN Adams, a Casterbridge Rotarian, has been awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship, the highest award that Rotary International can give. John has been responsible...

Santa gets a hand from the Lions

WEYMOUTH & Portland Lions Club responded to a request from Westfield Arts College for funding to provide a small present for 84 of their...

Caledonians 80th anniversary

SOUTH Dorset Caledonian Society will be celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2018. The society has a busy annual calendar of events which includes ceilidhs,...

Good Ofsted review for Weymouth children’s home

A RECENT Ofsted report has rated The Cherries Children’s Home in Weymouth as ‘good’, with high praise for the staff’s nurturing and sensitive approach,...

Secretary of State signals his support for restructuring of local government

THE Secretary of State, the Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, has announced he is ‘minded to implement’, subject to Parliamentary approval, the proposal for...

Council helping to fund final scenes of Mary Anning biopic

A NEW feature film on the life of famed fossil hunter Mary Anning could be given a £15,000 financial boost from councils in Dorset....

Local scriptwriter hopes to bring Monmouth Rebellion to TV screens

LYME Regis-born scriptwriter Andrew Rattenbury is working on plans to turn the tragic story of the West Country’s bloodiest rebellion into a blockbuster TV...

Plea for funds to complete biopic on the life of fossil hunter Mary Anning

'CALL The Midwife' star Jenny Agutter is leading the cast of a new feature film on the life – and secret love – of...

Snakes alive! Lyme Regis resident shocks as she takes pet python for walk

RAINBOW, the seventeen-foot-long python, is giving visitors to Lyme Regis a bit of a start as his owner takes him out each day for...

Decision on Vearse Farm to be delayed by a month

A PLANNING application for homes at Bridport’s Vearse Farm has been delayed until a later date. The application was due to be heard at West...
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Man dies after sea rescue off Portland

AN INVESTIGATION is underway following the death of a man who was pulled from the sea off Portland. At 12.45pm today (Sunday, September 10th) Dorset...

Four people hurt in Axminster collision

THE police and the fire & rescue service attended the scene of a collision at Weycroft Bridge, near Axminster, during the early hours of this...
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Drama at Weymouth tower as 14 are winched to safety

FOURTEEN people had to be winched to safety from Weymouth's Jurassic Skyline Tower after they became trapped yesterday afternoon (Tuesday). Thirteen visitors, including an 11-week-old...

Traders seek positive future for St Michael’s

BUSINESSES on Bridport’s St Michael’s Trading Estate pledged this week to work alongside landlords Hayward & Co and help build a positive future for...

St Michael’s landlords say ‘it’s a victory for tenants’

A CONTROVERSIAL proposal to breathe new life into St Michael’s trading estate in Bridport was declared a triumph for its tenants after it was...

Buffaloes boost marathon walkers’ charities

The Royal Antediluvian Order of the Buffaloes (RAOB) have donated £150 to Lottie Welch and Roz Copson’s marathon walk in aid of the Living...

Knives amnesty across Somerset

POLICE have released shocking images of hundreds of knives handed in during an amnesty across Somerset recently. In Yeovil, dozens of bladed weapons were found by...

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