Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Dorchester

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...

Carnival plea for volunteers

DORCHESTER'S June carnival will be cancelled this year – unless enough volunteers come forward by Monday, May 22nd. The volunteer committee behind the carnival met this...

Dorchester tennis club throws open its doors

DORCHESTER Tennis and Squash Club hosted an Open Day at their Sawmills Lane headquarters on Sunday. Players of all abilities and those who are interested...
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Police report rise in bike thefts

POLICE in Dorchester are issuing advice to members of the public after a series of bike thefts in Dorchester.
 At least 10 bicycles have been...

Watercress a hit in Dorchester

DUE to the mild spring, UK watercress is available a week early and residents of Dorchester reaped the benefits with a hand-delivery to the...

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...

New shop opens at Dorset County Hospital

A NEW shop has opened at Dorset County Hospital this week. The shop, run by the Friends of DCH group, is near the South Wing...

Nun on the run at Lions 10k race

THERE was a surge in entries for the 10km race at this weekend’s Dorchester Lions Fun Runs. More than 200 lined up on the Middle...

Parkinson’s dance group receives cash boost

A DANCE class specifically for people with Parkinson’s has received a cash boost from local housing provider, Magna Housing. Designed to be fun, stimulating and...

No deal on progressive alliance: Greens and Labour reject local Lib Dem call

WEST Dorset parliamentary candidates for the Green and Labour parties have rebuffed an invitation from Liberal Democrat Andy Canning to form a ‘progressive alliance’...
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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...
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Man injured in serious collision near Dorchester has sadly died

AN ELDERLY man injured in a serious road traffic collision near Dorchester has sadly died in hospital. Officers were called at around 11.35am on Tuesday,...

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 –...
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Appeal for information after series of bike thefts in Dorchester

OFFICERS in Dorchester are issuing advice to members of the public after a series of bike thefts in Dorchester. At least 10 bicycles have been...

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...

Riverside reserve make-over unveiled

DORCHESTER'S Riverside Nature Reserve has been given a make-over – including new boardwalks, a picnic area and a pond. The £18,000 improvement scheme was officially opened...

Dorchester concert to support CAB mental health project

A DORCHESTER concert later in the month will help recruit and train another mental health caseworker for the local Citizens Advice service. It will feature the...

Dorset studios are Open For Art

MORE than 80 artists and 40 venues will feature in the “Open For Art” open studio event for Dorchester and South Dorset. The new event...

Abbotsbury cygnets herald the start of summer

THE first baby swans of 2017 have hatched at Abbotsbury Swannery – a welcome sign that summer can’t be far away. Legend has it...

A week of discounted treats for Dorset residents

RESIDENTS across Dorset can enjoy discount deals at many of the county’s top attractions during the 12th annual Dorset Residents’ Week from May 8th...

The Prince of Wales visits Kingcombe Meadows to celebrate 30th anniversary

DORSET Wildlife Trust (DWT) was honoured to welcome The Prince of Wales to its Kingcombe Meadows Nature Reserve on Monday. Prince Charles visited the Coronation...

Dorset Police targets dangerous road users

TRAFFIC officers from across Dorset, Devon and Cornwall came together as part of Operation Allied Wolf during the bank holiday weekend for a major crackdown...

Schoolgirl’s pledge for little princess charity

A DORCHESTER schoolgirl has pledged to have her long locks cut off in aid of a children’s cancer charity. Nine-year-old Lila Critchell, who attends Greenford...

Work to pedestrianise part of South Street has begun

WORK is now underway on the long-awaited pedestrianisation of the bottom end of Dorchester’s South Street. Associated work on the nearby South Gate junction has...

Printer cartridge recycling project to help elderly

AGE UK Dorchester is collecting and recycling printer cartridges to help pay for providing services for local older people. The charity is appealing for businesses...

Call to protect ‘the many beauties of Dorset’

LORD Fellowes has called for the county to protect the assets of Dorset. Speaking to the annual meeting of the Society of Dorset Men he...
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