Monday, February 27, 2017

Dorchester

Crash closes A35 between Bridport and Winterbourne Abbas

THE A35 between Bridport and Winterbourne Abbas has been closed in both directions due to a two vehicle collision. Emergency services were called to the...
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Witness appeal following burglary at business in Dorchester

OFFICERS in Dorchester are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a burglary at a business in the town. Sometime between 6.30pm on Tuesday, February...

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...

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...

Witness appeal following burglaries at a salon in Dorchester

POLICE are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward following two burglaries at a salon in Dorchester. The first incident occurred sometime...

Parts of Poundbury missing out on superfast broadband

WHILE parts of Dorset are bounding ahead on the super-fast broadband highway – a small area of Prince Charles’ Poundbury estate is languishing on the...

Two vehicle collision closes a lane on the A35 near Dorchester

A TWO vehicle collision has closed one lane of the A35 and motorists should expect delays. Emergency services were called just before 9am this morning...

Housing campaigners condemn planners for prison development decision

WEST Dorset planners have today (Thursday, February 16th) agreed revised plans for the Dorchester Prison site. Developers City and Country had resubmitted plans for...

Parking chaos in Dorchester’s residential streets

RESIDENTS living on Dorchester’s Clarence Road say that it is being turned into a one-way street because of workers parking on both sides of the...

Saxon Arms is Pub of the Year

A POPULAR village pub, close to Dorchester, has been voted West Dorset CAMRA’s Pub of the Year. The Saxon Arms, Stratton was voted for the accolade...

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...

Businesses triumph at the South West Tourism Awards

DORCHESTER’S tourism businesses have triumphed at this year’s South West Tourism Excellence Awards. Taste Brasserie in Trinity Street scooped silver in the Café and Tearoom...

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...

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...
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Nine businesses suffer break-ins

A LACK of closed circuit television in Dorchester may have contributed to a mini crime wave when nine businesses were broken into. The town does...

Dorchester school site to become temporary hospital car park

DAMERS School is to become a car park for Dorset County Hospital when it closes and pupils move to their new school at Poundbury. The...

Nik wins Rotary district chef title

THOMAS Hardye School pupil Nik Jones has won a Rotary Club regional Young Chef competition. Nik was accompanied to the final by members of the Dorchester...

Beer drinkers raise a glass (and £10k) for good causes

A LOCAL brewery has “done the double” by winning the public vote at this weekend’s Dorchester Beerex – after winning a similar accolade at the...

Man found guilty of running illegal pet shop

A MAN has been found guilty of offences under the Pet Animals Act 1951, following an investigation undertaken by the West Dorset District Council Dog...

Driver comes forward following collision in Dorchester

A MAN has come forward after a police appeal following a fail-to-stop collision in Dorchester. The incident happened at around 5pm on Friday, February 3rd at...

Councils back next steps towards two Dorset unitary authorities

ALL nine councils in Dorset have now considered a report and accompanying package of evidence setting out a proposal to replace the county’s nine...
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Residents in favour of council tax rise to pay for police

A SIX-week consultation has shown that Dorset residents are overwhelmingly supportive of the proposal to raise the policing element of council tax in the...

Bus services to be slashed

FURTHER devastating cuts are set to hit Dorset’s bus services as the county council announced savings of £1.85million, slashing the number of services it...

Mental health beds could be lost to east of county

FIFTEEN mental health beds in Weymouth could be moved to the east of the county under a proposed review. But local campaigners are lobbying for the...

Arts groups welcome plans for new £8.8million theatre in Dorchester

ART groups in Dorchester have welcomed an announcement that a new arts centre at the Maltings now looks more likely to go ahead. Plans and...

Fight breaks-out at film screening

A FIGHT broke out in a cinema audience during a screening of violence-filled T2 Trainspotting in Dorchester. The brawl started because a blonde woman was...

Forest School needs your votes

CHILDREN could be building shelters, exploring natural materials in art and becoming nature detectives if shoppers vote for them to introduce the Forest School approach...
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