Saturday, December 16, 2017

Dorchester

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...

Entertainment for Dorchester Strollers

GEOFF Mills, a musician from Weymouth, has given a concert for the Dorchester Strollers. The event, at the United Church Hall, was arranged by...

Amnesty ‘Tree of Hope’

MORE than 270 cards were signed when Dorchester and District Amnesty Group held its annual “Tree of Hope” in Cornhill. Members of the public...

Albert donates his rhyme time

PRIZE-winning local poet Albert Gillen is selling a collection of his poems called Some Rhyme Time in aid of the Cancer Appeal at Dorset...

Council to invest £1m in new social workers

COUNCILLORS have agreed to invest £1m to recruit an additional 20 experienced children’s social workers in Dorset. Dorset County Council needs more social workers...

‘No Excuse’ prosecution

A PROLIFIC driving offender has been handed a suspended prison sentence and driving ban for continuing to flout the law. He is the latest of...

No significant finds under Dorchester car park

DORCHESTER’S Fairfield long stay car park should be back to normal this week after three areas were cordoned off for an archaeological dig. An initial...

Festive fun in Dorchester

LAST week’s Dorchester Cracker has been described by BID chairman John Fiori as “the best yet.” The annual late-night shopping event saw the High...

Jamie’s tribute to his gran

A WEYMOUTH man has run between Weymouth and Dorchester in less than an hour to raise money as a tribute to his grandmother. Jamie...

Lottery funds benefit Dorset groups

COMMUNITY groups in West Dorset are celebrating after receiving a share of more than £5million in National Lottery Funding. The money, raised by players...

It only takes One Punch to devastate a life

DORSET Police is launching a ‘One Punch’ campaign with the release of an emotive video to highlight the consequences of confrontation and violence.  In...

Future of Maumbury House children’s home still unclear

THE future of staff and young people at Maumbury House in Dorchester is still unclear following a council cabinet meeting this week when a...

Community playing field could be developed for new housing

A COMMUNITY playing field on Dorchester’s Victoria Park estate could be re-developed for housing. But the move has upset local councillor, Gerald Duke, who...

Adapted bungalows for former arts centre site

DISABILITY adapted bungalows are to be built on the site of the former Dorchester Arts Centre which has been empty since 2015. The East...

Town must be a unique destination says forum

A GROUP set up to ensure Dorchester’s survival has rejected what it says is the ‘simplistic view’ of building more shops. It says that...

Police appeal following fatal collision near Dorchester

OFFICERS are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a fatal road traffic collision in Owermoigne near Dorchester. Dorset Police was informed of the incident...

CCG’s decision could be reviewed

THE Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) proposals for the future of healthcare in the county could be subject to review. Members of Dorset’s health scrutiny...

County split on unitary approach

THE views of Dorset’s councils remain split on the local government reorganisation in the county following Communities Secretary Sajid Javid announcing he is “minded...

Secretary of State signals his support for restructuring of local government

THE Secretary of State, the Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, has announced he is ‘minded to implement’, subject to Parliamentary approval, the proposal for...

Judicial review into Dorset CCG decision?

CAMPAIGNERS looking to ensure the Kingfisher Ward and Maternity Unit at Dorset County Hospital (DCH) remain 24/7 consultant-led units are preparing to take the...

Family name woman who died in collision near Dorchester

THE family of a woman who sadly died in a road traffic collision near Dorchester have named and paid tribute to her. At around 6.25am...

Parents’ fears over the future of maternity and paediatric services

FOLLOWING the approval of recommendations for the future of Dorset’s healthcare by Dorset Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) governing body, the question of which maternity...

The blood bikes riding into Dorset and Somerset

THE Devon Freewheelers - commonly known as the Devon Blood Bikes, who have been operating a lifesaving service in their county since 2009 -...

Dorset NHS winners and losers

HEALTHWATCH Dorset say there are “winners and losers” following the decisions made by members of Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) governing body on the...

Health bosses vote in favour of changes to Dorset’s NHS services

THE Linden Unit in Weymouth is to close, maternity and paediatrics in the west of the county will be shared between Dorset County Hospital...

Devon and Dorset police forces leading the way with ‘digital’ sniffer dogs

DEVON & Cornwall Police – along with their counterparts from Dorset – are once again leading the way in investing in cutting edge ways...

EcoHomes open their doors

TRANSITION Town Bridport’s Open EcoHomes returns West Dorset this weekend, with 16 homes across Bridport, Beaminster, Lyme Regis and Dorchester opening their doors. The homes...

Public appeal to find wanted woman thought to be in West Dorset

A WOMAN who has breached the conditions of her licence is being sought by officers. Rebecca Mary Lings, 28, was released from prison on Friday,...

Witness appeal following road traffic collision near Dorchester

OFFICERS are appealing for witnesses to a road traffic collision near Dorchester to come forward. At around 5.20pm on Saturday, September 9th, a blue Yamaha...
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