Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Weymouth’s Waterfest axed

IN a shock announcement Weymouth BID say that this year’s Waterfest event will not be taking place in September. The Business Investment District has backed the...
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Attempted robberies in Ranleigh Road area

DETECTIVES are appealing for witnesses to come forward after two attempted robberies in Weymouth. Both offences occurred in Ranleigh Road and officers believe the same man...

Athletics club £25,000 appeal for new home

YEARS of vandalism and anti-social behaviour have driven a Weymouth athletics club away from the town’s Marsh Playing Fields. “Our situation was untenable” said club...

TIC staff prepare for library move

LOCAL businesses are being told that the new Dorchester Tourist Information Centre will offer much the same service as it always did. Staff are preparing this...

Charity in race against time to find extra funds

DORCHESTER'S Future Roots project is making a desperate plea for financial backing to keep it open. The centre, at Frome Whitfield, on the Bradford Peverell road,...

Memory garden plaque unveiled

THE first of what may become a new annual pancake race for Dorchester has been held in the Borough Gardens. It was organised by...

Weymouth Bus Shelter funds close to £10k target

THE campaign to raise £10,000 to bring a converted double decker bus to Weymouth is nearing its target. And as the online giving reaches £9,000...

Big plans for ‘thriving’ Pavilion

PROPOSALS which could see long-term improvements to Weymouth Pavilion were expected to be approved by Borough Councillors this week. The council’s management committee is...

Harriet encourages more apprentices to sign up

WESSEX Water apprentice Harriet Dal Din is calling on more people in Dorset to consider taking up an apprenticeship. As this week (March 6th-10th )...

Farming seasons recreated with help of charity project

A PROJECT to re-create all four seasons in a farming year had been tried out at the Future Roots project on the outskirts of Dorchester....

Litter picking and tree planting on the Marsh

DOZENS of bags of litter were picked up from Weymouth’s Marsh playing fields by volunteers on Saturday. The Friends of the Marsh group organised the spring...

Celebrating the joy of music for 30 years

WEYMOUTH has celebrated its 30th music festival with scores of musicians taking part on Saturday at Budmouth College. Among those at the event was founder Janet...

Police witness appeal following reported assault in Weymouth

DETECTIVES in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses after a man was reportedly assaulted in the town. The incident happened at around 12.30am on Sunday, February 26th...

Young writers scoop prizes in Rotary competition

FOUR talented young writers have received prizes in the Dorchester Casterbridge Rotary Club’s local round of RIBI Young Writer. The winners and their families...

IPACA principal resigns

PARENTS at the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy (IPACA) have been told by text that the principal has resigned. They were told that Joss Hayes had...

Safety at prison site entrance is called into question

WEST Dorset planners may have to look again at their consent to redevelop the Dorchester Prison site. The district council chief executive has been asked to...

Twenty-six cars targeted by vandals in town centre

POLICE are appealing for witnesses to come forward after vandals have caused damage to a number of cars in Weymouth. Sometime between 7.30pm on Friday, February...

Illustrated Hardy novel reproduced

A SET of newspapers, which first published one of Thomas Hardy’s novels, have been created by a Dorchester print company. The bound volume of the...

Plans to transform riding house into new arts venue

A NEW arts venue is being developed at the historic Wolfeton Riding House at Charminster. The trust which looks after the building has agreed to...

Patients’ voice concerns over ambulance service and hospital bed closures

A LOCAL NHS patients’ forum has claimed that problems with the ambulance service will undermine proposals to move some services to Bournemouth and Poole. The...

Volunteers plant new community orchard

DOZENS of people turned out to adopt and plant a new community orchard at Littlemoor on Saturday. The orchard, close to Wyke Oliver Pond, near the...

Calls to make government funding fairer

DORSET’S loyalty to the Conservative Party is not being rewarded in the amount of Government funding given to the county. It remains at the bottom...

Budgens closure a blow to Littlemoor

LITTLER residents say the closure of Budgens is a disaster for the area – but are hoping one of the cut-price supermarkets, Lidl or Aldi,...

Parts of Poundbury missing out on superfast broadband

WHILE parts of Dorset are bounding ahead on the super-fast broadband highway – a small area of Prince Charles’ Poundbury estate is languishing on the...

Parking chaos in Dorchester’s residential streets

RESIDENTS living on Dorchester’s Clarence Road say that it is being turned into a one-way street because of workers parking on both sides of the...

Seafront toilet block is sold

A WEYMOUTH seafront toilet block, which has been closed since October, has been sold to a developer – subject to contract. The ornate building, on the...

Campaigners welcome housing supply reform

COUNTRYSIDE campaigners in Dorset have welcomed the Government’s plans to reform the housing market and boost supply of new homes. The Dorset Campaign to Protect Rural...

Marketing Weymouth’s outdoor activities

WEYMOUTH is being promoted as an adventure sport and activity destination this year. A team from Weymouth BID and local activity representatives will be promoting the...

Energy saving brings rewards at Portland leisure centre

PORTLAND'S Osprey Leisure Centre has received an industry award for its energy saving efforts. Since 2014 the centre has saved around £35,000 in energy costs each...

Weymouth’s twinning links to remain strong despite Brexit

TWINNING between the French town of Louviers and Weymouth and Portland will continue – despite Brexit. Borough Mayor Richard Kosier told the twinning society’s annual meeting:...

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