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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,...

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...

Budgens closure a blow to Littlemoor

LITTLER residents say the closure of Budgens is a disaster for the area – but are hoping one of the cut-price supermarkets, Lidl or Aldi,...

Labour county councillor leaves party to join Conservatives

A LONG-SERVING Labour county councillor in Dorset has left the party to join the Conservatives.   Councillor Mike Byatt made the announcement ahead of the...

Seafront toilet block is sold

A WEYMOUTH seafront toilet block, which has been closed since October, has been sold to a developer – subject to contract. The ornate building, on the...

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...

Marketing Weymouth’s outdoor activities

WEYMOUTH is being promoted as an adventure sport and activity destination this year. A team from Weymouth BID and local activity representatives will be promoting the...

Energy saving brings rewards at Portland leisure centre

PORTLAND'S Osprey Leisure Centre has received an industry award for its energy saving efforts. Since 2014 the centre has saved around £35,000 in energy costs each...

Weymouth’s twinning links to remain strong despite Brexit

TWINNING between the French town of Louviers and Weymouth and Portland will continue – despite Brexit. Borough Mayor Richard Kosier told the twinning society’s annual meeting:...

Matt to kick-off fundraising challenge with shark swim

WELDMAR Hospicecare’s Fundraising Manager, Matt Smith, will be swimming with sharks this week. Matt is celebrating ten years of working for the charity by setting...

B&B neighbours’ concerns over drug rehab centre plans in Weymouth

RESIDENTS living near a property in Abbotsbury Road, Weymouth, ear-marked for a drug and alcohol centre, were meeting on Tuesday night (February 14th) to hear about...

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....

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...

Sharky’s soft play to close

A POPULAR Weymouth harbourside soft play area closes its doors for the last time this Saturday (February 18th). Sharky’s decision has been met with shock from...

Bus Shelter to help Weymouth’s homeless off streets

A DOUBLE-decker bus will be used as a night shelter in Weymouth for the borough’s homeless. It could provide up to twenty beds and would...
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UPDATE: Man charged following firearm incident in Weymouth

A MAN has been charged following a reported incident involving a weapon in Weymouth. Police were called at 8.43pm on Saturday, February 11th after reports...

Council receives funds to build drug rehab centre in Weymouth

DORSET County Council has won funding amounting to £620,000 from Public Health England to buy and re-develop a property in Weymouth to help ensure...

On your marks, get set, go as 10k run launched

IT was on your marks, get set, run when organisers officially launched the fifth annual Weymouth Bay 10K race. The launch, which was held at...

Mayor’s boost for talking paper

DELIGHTED members of South West Dorset Talking Newspapers have been given a £100 cheque from the Weymouth and Portland Mayor’s Christmas Fund. The fund is...
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Man released following assault in Weymouth

A MAN arrested in connection with an alleged assault in Weymouth has been released from police bail without charge. At around 3.20am on Friday, December...

Talking newspaper celebrates 30th year

AN important community service has hosted a visit by Weymouth and Portland Mayor Richard Kosior in a year which marks its 30th anniversary. He was...

Help at hand for elderly stranded by gas main repair road closures

HELP is being offered to pensioners who might be struggling to use public transport during the emergency gas works at Weymouth’s Manor roundabout. Two community transport...

Reading initiative creating millionaires

STUDENTS and pupils at the Wey Valley School, St Nicholas & St Laurence Primary School and Radipole Primary School continue to set new heights...

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