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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...

Lifeboat launched to support cargo vessel in gale force winds

WEYMOUTH RNLI lifeboat was launched on New Year's Eve to go to the assistance of the 1,662 ton, 82-metre cargo vessel, Pilsum, which had...

Freemasons provide the funds to save the Herbert collection

DORSET Freemasons have given more than £4,300 to save an historic photo collection at the Dorset History Centre. The Dorset Archive Trust has been...
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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....

Super swimmers brave the waves on Christmas day

WEYMOUTH and Portland Lions were delighted with the response to this year’s Christmas Day swim across Weymouth Harbour. A record 483 swimmers, many in...

Helping out troubled teens

A CHARITY is appealing for Dorset hosts to help make a new life in the New Year for young people who are suffering a...

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...

Young musical talent on show in Weymouth

WEYMOUTH’S young musical talent was on show at St Edmund’s hall with a packed audience of family and friends enjoying more than 30 acts....

Santa gets a hand from the Lions

WEYMOUTH & Portland Lions Club responded to a request from Westfield Arts College for funding to provide a small present for 84 of their...

Caledonians 80th anniversary

SOUTH Dorset Caledonian Society will be celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2018. The society has a busy annual calendar of events which includes ceilidhs,...

Good Ofsted review for Weymouth children’s home

A RECENT Ofsted report has rated The Cherries Children’s Home in Weymouth as ‘good’, with high praise for the staff’s nurturing and sensitive approach,...

Call for extended consultation on rail changes

OPPONENTS of changes to the rail timetable have called on South Western Railway to extend the consultation – and run a local session. The...

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...

Water testing for Christmas Day Swim!

LIONS club members have been testing the water for the annual Weymouth Harbour Christmas Day Swim. The group were assisted by Muddles, the Court...

It’s a Fire Cracker!

WEYMOUTH fire station attracted hundreds of visitors for their annual ‘cracker’ event on Saturday. The afternoon event included fire-fighting and rescue demonstrations, displays by...

Santas galore in pursuit of a pudding

MORE than 200 Santas took part in the 10th anniversary of the famous Chase The Pudding event on Weymouth Beach in aid of the...

Festive cheer for veterans

LOCAL veterans joined the Mayor and Mayoress of Weymouth & Portland Councillor Kevin and Anne Brookes at the RAFA Club in Maiden Street for...

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...

Skating for all

WEYMOUTH BID invited members of the Dorset Abilities Group to Weymouth’s ice rink as a special treat as part of the group’s Christmas party...

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...

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