Monday, May 29, 2017
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Raise your mugs and vital funds for Weldmar

HUNDREDS of people around the county will be raising their mugs and vital funds for Weldmar in their Big Dorset Cuppa event on Friday,...

Samaritans want you to make a difference

SAMARITANS of Dorset answered 28,567 calls for help during 2016 from its branch in Weymouth. About 20 per cent of these were actively talking...

Charity art exhibition in Dorset

A CHARITY art exhibition is taking place at Weymouth Library’s Mulberry Gallery from June 5th to June 17th.  The event is being organised by former...

New mayor sworn in

COUNCILLOR Kevin Brookes was sworn in as Mayor at Weymouth & Portland Borough Council’s Mayor Making ceremony last week. Councillor Brookes was handed the robes...

‘Disgusting’ – Council criticised over state of disabled toilets

WEYMOUTH'S drug and alcohol abusers have turned their attention to public toilets for people with disabilities near the main beach after the borough council closed...

Councillors hand in petition against bus cuts at County Hall

ANDY Canning, together with other Liberal Democrat county councillors, handed in a petition against bus cuts at County Hall last week. Signed by 4,500...

Witness appeal following attempted burglary in Weymouth

OFFICERS are appealing for witnesses to come forward following an attempted burglary in Weymouth. At 8.59am on Wednesday, May 17th police received a report of...

Rebecca Knox elected new leader of Dorset County Council

CLLR Rebecca Knox was unanimously elected as the new leader of Dorset County Council this morning (Thursday 18 May). At their first meeting following the...

Spring cleaning? Think fire safety

DORSET and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue are asking people to consider fire safety at home when doing their spring cleaning. They ask people to clear...

Paralympic star Paul Blake collects his MBE from Buckingham Palace

RIO Paralympic champion Paul Blake described his visit to Buckingham Palace last Friday to receive his MBE as an “incredible experience”. The 27-year-old from...

Stepfather guilty of murdering toddler in Broadmayne

A STEPFATHER has been found guilty of murdering his two-year-old stepson in Broadmayne near Dorchester. On Thursday, May 18th after a trial at Winchester Crown...

Reward offered after trailer stolen

A WEYMOUTH business is offering a reward for information about four thieves who stole a large trailer. They used a short wheelbase Land Rover with distinctive...

Helping hand from Kitchen Craft

WEYMOUTH firm, Kitchen Craft, has become the latest local business to support the Bus Shelter project. The Granby Estate company has helped fit out the double-decker...

Buses go green

FIRST Wessex launched a fleet of high-spec green buses at Weymouth Pavilion Forecourt on Friday. The 14 buses will operate on the 2 and...

Yellow Welly Relay arrives in style

LOCAL RNLI lifeboat crews have helped a special Yellow Welly on its way to Harwich. The welly had been brought to the Pelican tall ship by...

Turning back the clock for vintage car display

VISITORS to Weymouth seafront on Sunday found an unusual car park – of classic cars. The static display was organised by the local Transport Of Yesteryear...

Enjoy Random Acts of Wilderness next month

DORSET residents are being invited to take part in Random Acts of Wildness’ during June. The challenge comes from the Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT). The charity is...

Cineworld sponsorship for community radio station

WEYMOUTH and Portland community radio station AIR107.2 has been celebrating its fourth birthday. The community station is run entirely by volunteers and relies on sponsorship to...
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UPDATE: Witness appeal following fatal collision on coast road between Bridport and Weymouth

OFFICERS are appealing for witnesses after a fatal collision on the B3157 coast road between Bridport and Weymouth. Police were called at 8.34am today, Wednesday,...
Bath-Spa-review

REVIEW: New Bath spa facilities perfect for those looking to relax and unwind

The View From's Francesca Evans and Lottie Welch enjoy a day out at Thermae Bath Spa, the original thermal spa in the centre of...

Council raise concerns over homeless bus shelter project in Weymouth

WEYMOUTH'S Bus Shelter project could be in danger of failing at the first hurdle – after borough councillors rejected a request for the project to...

General election candidates confirmed

NOMINATIONS for next month’s general election closed last Thursday, with candidates across the area now confirmed. After their poor showing in the recent county council elections...

Motorcyclists sentenced following serious injury collision near Dorchester

A GROUP of motorcyclists have been sentenced following a horrific collision on a busy dual carriageway near Dorchester which seriously injured three people –...

Local children in urgent need of foster care

AROUND 500 children in Dorset are in need of foster homes, with around 40 requiring immediate placement. To encourage more people to consider fostering, Dorset...

Landslip causes footpath closure

ACCESS to part of the coastal path has been closed on Portland after a landslip. The route, at East Weare, near the prison, was shut...

Happy birthday Betty

STAFF and residents at Care South’s Buxton House care home in Weymouth, enjoyed a very special day at the home recently, when resident, Betty...

Problems facing residents of Melcombe Regis explored

PUBLIC service leaders have visited Melcombe Regis to examine how they can improve the lives of people who live and work there. Council, police, health...

Fundraisers add a splash of colour to Weldmar’s big weekend

WEYMOUTH'S Lodmoor Country Park was awash with colour at the weekend. One of the town’s biggest fundraising events, The Colour Run, was on Saturday with a...

Weymouth art students get a taste of uni life

ARTS University Bournemouth (AUB) hosted an inspiring three day spring art school for students from across the Dorset region. AUB welcomed 125 participants from 12...

Twinning links remain strong nearly 60 years on

OLD photographs from the 1958 charter between Weymouth and Louviers feature on a new website set up by the twinning association. Among them are photographs...

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