Thursday, June 22, 2017

Dorchester

Police appeal to find missing Dorchester man

MEMBERS of the public are being asked to help find a missing man from the Dorchester area. Hugh Cox, 61, has not been seen since...

Letwin returned for sixth term in West Dorset

THE Conservatives have retained their seat in West Dorset, with Sir Oliver Letwin being elected as the constituency’s MP for a sixth time. He...
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Summer drink-drivers to be named and shamed

DORSET Police has launched its summer drink and drug driving campaign. Drivers are being reminded that the consequences of driving under the influence of...

Man jailed for life for murdering toddler in Broadmayne

A MAN has been jailed for life after murdering a two-year-old boy in Broadmayne near Dorchester. Joseph Eke, 22 and of St Lawrence Road in...

Raise your mugs and vital funds for Weldmar

HUNDREDS of people around the county will be raising their mugs and vital funds for Weldmar in their Big Dorset Cuppa event on Friday,...

Samaritans want you to make a difference

SAMARITANS of Dorset answered 28,567 calls for help during 2016 from its branch in Weymouth. About 20 per cent of these were actively talking...

Charity art exhibition in Dorset

A CHARITY art exhibition is taking place at Weymouth Library’s Mulberry Gallery from June 5th to June 17th.  The event is being organised by former...

Residents call to clean up ‘squalid’ and ‘run down’ rail bridge

RESIDENTS living near Damers Road rail bridge in Dorchester have called for a clean-up. They say that it was bad enough that the bridge walls...

Women join the Race for Life in memory of loved ones

ORGANISERS of this weekend’s Dorchester Race for Life are hoping to raise £40,000 from the event to help the fight against cancer. Runners who took part...

Secret wartime unit honoured with memorial

A MEMORIAL has been unveiled to a secret wartime unit at Stratton and tributes paid to the men who, had the UK been invaded, would...

Councillors hand in petition against bus cuts at County Hall

ANDY Canning, together with other Liberal Democrat county councillors, handed in a petition against bus cuts at County Hall last week. Signed by 4,500...

Boost for social housing project in West Dorset

SOCIAL housing in West Dorset could be in line for a significant boost after a an investments firm showed support for developments in the...

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...
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