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Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis

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...

Lyme Regis Town Council to spend at least £45k on public toilets

LYME Regis Town Council is expected to spend upwards of £45,000 on refurbishment of public toilets on Marine Parade, with members being told they...

Lyme Regis leads the way with Community Land Trust

AFFORDABLE housing pioneers in West Dorset threw open their doors for a celebration of groundbreaking Community Land Trust projects. More than 50 people attended...
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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....

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...

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...

Lyme Regis council refuses to support affordable housing proposal

TOWN councillors have refused to give their support to a proposal for affordable housing to be built in the Woodmead Halls car park in...

New affordable homes in Lyme Regis ready for allocation

FIFTEEN new affordable homes at the Garmans Field development in Lyme Regis are now ready to be allocated. The homes for rent, built at...

Lyme Regis councillor questioned over ‘conflict of interest’

A LYME Regis town and district councillor has been accused of having a conflict of interests over a planning matter. Councillor Cheryl Reynolds –...

Cancer Research branch honoured for raising more than £150,000

THE Lyme Regis branch of Cancer Research UK has been honoured for raising more than £150,000 since it was formed in 2008. Branch chairman and...

Community lunches re-launched in time for Christmas

THE popular Lyme Regis Community Lunches were re-launched just before Christmas. Organised by LymeForward, the lunches will now be held monthly for the over 50s...
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Witness appeal after fatal accident on A35

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a fatal accident on the A35, near Dorchester, on Wednesday, December 27th. The incident occurred to the west...

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...

Lyme Regis council to apologise after ‘embarrassing meeting’

LYME Regis councillors have said they should apologise to a county council officer after inviting him to a meeting which has been described as...

Council hopes to avoid park and ride ‘disaster’

TOWN councillors are hoping to avoid repeating the “disaster” of this year’s park and ride services in Lyme Regis, but there was some confusion...

Coastal protection works up for ‘Project of the Decade’ award

COASTAL protection works, which have protected almost 500 homes in Lyme Regis from landslides, have been shortlisted for the title of ‘Project of the...

Charity Santa sleigh raising more than £600

FATHER Christmas raised £624 for local charities when he toured the streets of Lyme Regis last week. Organised by Neville Causley and his family,...

Council put plans for café in gardens on hold

PLANS for a new café and public toilets in Lister Gardens, Lyme Regis, have been put on hold for 18 months after fears the...

Youngsters show off musical talent at town band’s Christmas concert

LYME Regis Town Band’s Christmas Concert is always a signal that the festive celebrations are well under way, and last Sunday’s ‘Jingle Bell Rock’...

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...

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