Monday, February 27, 2017

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Beaminster man arrested after police chase in Lyme Regis

A MAN from Beaminster was arrested after a police chase in Lyme Regis on Tuesday evening. Police were called to report of a drunk man...

Celebrity chefs back ’Big Brekkie’ for Autism Wessex

TWO local celebrity chefs are backing a Big Brekkie campaign to raise awareness of autism. Lesley Waters and Mat Follas are supporting Autism Wessex...

Rave reviews for The Crucible

BEAMINSTER School’s recent production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible has received rave reviews from those who were lucky enough to see the play. Set...

New venture for village stores manager

AFTER two years in charge, popular Broadwindsor Community Stores manager Steve Jarvis (pictured) is leaving to run the re-opening petrol station in Winterbourne Abbas....

Brassica named in Times Top 100 Restaurants list

BRASSICA restaurant in Beaminster has been named as one of the UK’s top 100 restaurants in the Sunday Times – the only one in...

Regional fire service precept on the rise

THE Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Authority has approved a budget of £53.735million for 2017/18. Within the recommendation was the requirement to increase...

CCG proposals ‘welcomed’ by Dorset County Hospital

DORSET County Hospital’s council of governors “broadly welcomes” the Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group’s proposals for the future of health care in the county. The...

Council tax up… but county set to spend £1.5 million on their HQ refurbishment

FURIOUS Liberal Democrats at Dorset County Council (DCC) have challenged Conservative priorities in spending £1.5 million on refurbishing County Hall while proposing a rise...

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...

Horticultural society hosts tenth annual potato day

CLAPTON, Drimpton, Wayford & District Horticultural Society’s tenth annual potato day saw a steady stream of people arriving at Drimpton Village Hall. Organiser Martin...

Beaminster student to design town’s festival brochure

A BEAMINSTER School A-level student has been commissioned to produce the cover of this year’s Beaminster Festival brochure. An illustration of Beaminster Square by...

Get on your bikes! Schools urged to join The Big Pedal 2017

SCHOOLS across Dorset are invited to join The Big Pedal 2017 – a national challenge to get more young people cycling and scooting to...
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Police crackdown on phone-using drivers

DORSET Police has taken part in a week-long crackdown against people using their mobile phones while driving, with 91 fixed penalty notices being issued....

Donkey Sanctuary hosts volunteer day

RESIDENTS are being invited to join The Donkey Sanctuary at East Axnoller for its water vole habitat restoration volunteer day next Wednesday (February 22nd). Each...

Public consultation opens on county’s mental health services

DORSET residents are being asked to give their views about proposed changes to mental health services in the county. The consultation by Dorset Clinical Commissioning...

Potato Day comes to Drimpton

CLAPTON, Drimpton, Wayford & District Horticultural Society‘s tenth annual potato day saw a steady stream of people arriving at Drimpton Village Hall. Organiser Martin Rowan-Robinson...

Local plan review

RESIDENTS are being encouraged to have their say on the area’s local plan as it goes under review. A consultation has been launched across...

Backing for Doc Martin star after viral video row

HUNDREDS of people have come to the defence of Doc Martin star Martin Clunes after a video of him parked in a motorcycle bay...

Action group needs public’s priorities

THE Southern Dorset Local Action Group (LAP) needs local knowledge to test the LAG’s priorities for rural grants in 2017/18. Members of the public...

Sign up to have a say in Dorset HealthCare

LOCAL residents are being urged to sign-up and become a member of Dorset HealthCare to influence decisions and strengthen its links with communities. Anyone over...

Beaminster sees young speakers debate in ‘fierce’ semi-final of Rotary competition

GRYPHON School of Sherborne successfully concluded that whichever way you looked at it, a name was something or nothing, you decide, as they successfully...

County backs community run transport schemes

DORSET County Council has underlined its backing for community-run transport links to keep people in rural areas connected, as buses in the county continue...

Dorset unitary councils proposal submitted to Secretary of State

THE Secretary of State for Local Government and Communities, Sajid Javid, has been formally requested to back a proposal by six of Dorset’s nine...

GP warning on CCG consultation

A LOCAL GP has warned residents to not be “fooled by the warm words” in the Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) current consultation. Dr Jon...

Tennis club thank you

CATTISTOCK Lawn Tennis Club has showed its appreciation to Sally Wood, who is stepping down as Chair. She was presented with a rose bowl...

Beaminster fly-tipper caught and fined

A DORSET resident has been issued a fixed penalty notice after their waste was fly-tipped in Beaminster, despite the fact that they didn’t dump...

Ten years means ten challenges for Weldmar’s Matt

THROUGHOUT 2017, Weldmar Hospicecare’s fundraising manager, Matt Smith, is celebrating 10 years of working for the charity by setting himself a number of challenges....
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Doorstep crime awareness events

BRIDPORT Police and Trading Standards will be holding two public engagement events to raise awareness of doorstep crime and provide tips to keep people...

Nature scheme wins huge grant

THE Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) team is celebrating £320,000 lottery funding for a project that helps people with dementia to improve their...

Tea factory extension and housing plans approved

CLIPPER Teas has received planning permission for a factory extension and up to 45 homes, with work starting next month. West Dorset District Council...
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