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...

Police appeal after fatal crash on Portland

OFFICERS are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a fatal collision on Portland. At around 4.55pm on, Tuesday, March 14th, a serious collision occurred in...

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...

Awards for police dedication

POLICE officers, staff and volunteers were recognised for their exceptional contribution to policing at the Dorset Police Annual Awards Ceremony. As family and friends of recipients...

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...

Stained glass workshop a big hit with islanders

MEDIEVAL techniques were given a modern airing when a special stained glass demonstration workshop was held on Portland. The sell-out event gave people an...

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...

Ladies that lunch club raise £445 for refuge

A GROUP of women, which meets to cook, eat, drink and fundraise, has held a Weymouth handover to present the local Women’s Refuge with...
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Weymouth school evacuated due to bomb scare

A WEYMOUTH primary school was evacuated this morning (Wednesday) due to a bomb scare. Southill Primary School received a recorded message saying that there was...

Criminal Behaviour Order handed to repeat offender in Weymouth

A MAN who has been responsible for repeated anti-social behaviour incidents in Weymouth has been handed a Criminal Behaviour Order. Francis James Carroll, 53 and...

Air ambulance crew in cycle challenge

ON SUNDAY, May 14th, the crew of Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance will, for the first time, take part as a team in the...

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...

Dangerous driver jailed for causing serious collision in Weymouth

A DANGEROUS driver who caused a serious injury collision in Weymouth has been jailed. Scott White, 20 and of Langton Avenue in Weymouth, pleaded guilty...

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...

Here’s to a busy year in Weymouth!

WEYMOUTH and Portland will host more than 250 events, welcome more than one million visitors and raise more than £275,000 for local and national...

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...

Businesses urged to have their say on economic survey

BUSINESSES in Dorset have been told that it is more important than ever to make their voices heard on the local and national stage. Dorset...

Mobile phone at the wheel crackdown in Dorset as punishment doubles

THE number of points and the fine issued to motorists for using a mobile phone at the wheel has doubled, with Dorset police taking...
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Witness appeal after criminal damage caused to cars in Weymouth

POLICE are appealing for witnesses to come forward after vandals caused damage to cars in Weymouth. Sometime between 7.30pm on Friday, February 24th and 8.30am today,...

Weymouth paramedic is first Brit to receive the Serbian Humanitarian Award

A WEYMOUTH South Western Ambulance Service paramedic and former soldier has travelled to Belgrade to become the first British citizen to receive the Serbian...

Man jailed for assault on prison officer on Portland

A MAN has been jailed for 20 weeks for assaulting a prison officer at The Verne Immigration Removal Centre on Portland. Koumae Bilaon, 45, also...

UPDATE: CCTV appeal after assault in Weymouth

DETECTIVES investigating an assault in Weymouth have issued a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to. Police received reports that a...

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...
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Man sentenced after collision with schoolchildren and lollipop lady in Weymouth

A MAN has been sentenced after a collision with schoolchildren and a lollipop lady in Weymouth. Steven Dukes, 49 and of Portland Road in Weymouth,...

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