Sunday, January 21, 2018

Beaminster

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...
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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....

Beaminster Town Council chairman Chris Turner looks forward to 2018

AS 2018 starts, Cllr Chris Turner, chairman of Beaminster Town Council, looks back on the year and what to expect in the new year:...

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...

A new home for Mosterton Pre-School

AFTER 20 years of fundraising, the team at Mosterton Pre-school has officially opened their own building. Situated next to Parrett and Axe Primary School in...

Local model rail enthusiasts at the NEC

DOUGLAS Beazer and John Edge, members of the Bridport and District Model Railway Club, joined enthusiasts from across Britain and Europe at the National...

Last Beaminster Lunch Club

MEMBERS of Beaminster Lunch Club have come together for their last lunch as the club has come to an end. The group enjoyed a...

‘Outstanding’ rating for Salway Ash Primary

SALWAY Ash Primary School has been rated ‘outstanding’ in their most recent Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Meth- odist Schools (SIAMS). The school was...

Overnight children’s services to stay in Dorset

DORSET Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is working to maintain a consultant-led maternity and overnight children’s services in Dorchester as part of a single maternity...

No referral for CCG review

MEMBERS of the Dorset Health Scrutiny Committee have voted not to refer the Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) Clinical Services Review (CSR) to the...

Purbeck withdraw unitary authority objections

PURBECK District Council will withdraw its opposition to the reorganization of councils in Dorset. On Tuesday 12 December, the district council agreed to write to...

New framework for providing care across the county brought into use

DORSET County Council has been working with the NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to look at how it provides care and support to...
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PCC denies claims Dorset Police will no longer follow up low level crime

DORSET’S Police and Crime Commissioner has refuted claims the force may give up investigating low-level crime offences due to lack of finances. Martyn Underhill...

Solicitors set up charitable fund to support local groups

DORSET law firm Kitson & Trotman and Dorset Community Foundation – the county’s primary organisation for raising and distributing funding and grant-making to good...

Dorset Portwatch scheme is launched

POLICE and Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill and Poole Harbour Watch supported the launch of a new South West Portwatch scheme, which took place at...

Visit Dorset team delighted with response to digital marketing roadshow events

VISIT Dorset, the partnership responsible for promoting Dorset, has successfully delivered three exclusive events for local tourism business over the last few months. Free...

Council response to train timetable consultation

WEST Dorset District Council and Weymouth & Portland Borough Council have responded to South Western Railway’s proposed changes to train timetables. South Western Railway...

Be in a band

MORE ‘Be in a Band’ workshops are scheduled for next year following the successful session last month. Nine wannabe musicians had wondered what they...

Funding secured to run no 6 bus between Christmas and New Year

MEMBERS of the West Dorset Western Area Transport Action Group (WATAG) have announced that funding for the No 6 bus has been secured, thanks...

New apprentices

DORSET County Council is set to take on six new apprentices by the end of the year as part of its drive to increase...
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Beware Christmas fraud

AS PART of this year’s Christmas campaign, Dorset Police is reminding the public to be aware of fraud and spread the word.  Christmas can...

Council to invest £1m in new social workers

COUNCILLORS have agreed to invest £1m to recruit an additional 20 experienced children’s social workers in Dorset. Dorset County Council needs more social workers...

It only takes One Punch to devastate a life

DORSET Police is launching a ‘One Punch’ campaign with the release of an emotive video to highlight the consequences of confrontation and violence.  In...

Worries over levels of council staff morale

CONCERNS over the morale of West Dorset District Council staff and officers amid the proposed reorganisation of local government, have been raised by a...

Number 40 bus to run until March

THE Dorset County Council run No 40 bus between Bridport and Yeovil will continue to operate until March, but Beaminster Town Council is also...

Peace poster competition winners selected

THREE groups entered this year’s Lions Club of Bridport peace poster competition. Children from Salway Ash Primary School, Parrett & Axe Primary School and...

Special award for media graduate

A STUDENT from Beaminster has been awarded a special prize at this year’s University of Gloucestershire graduation ceremony. BA (Hons) Media Production graduate, Victoria...

St Mary’s pupils visit tea factory

PUPILS in Reception, Year One and Year Two classes at St Mary’s Academy in Beaminster paid a special visit to Clipper Teas to look...
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