Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Dorchester

End of an era for a Dorchester swimming club

DORCHESTER'S Natterjacks swimming club has held its last session at the Damer’s School pool. Unless a new home can be found the club will close. The school...

Groups urged to apply NOW for charity cash

TIME is running out for community and voluntary organisations in the Bridport and Dorchester areas to apply for a charity fund from car boot...

Eileen’s 70-years of Magpies loyalty

EILEEN Aplin is no stranger to awards for loyalty having been presented with a special medal after 50-years of supporting Dorchester Town Football Club. However,...

TIC staff prepare for library move

LOCAL businesses are being told that the new Dorchester Tourist Information Centre will offer much the same service as it always did. Staff are preparing this...
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Witness appeal following serious RTC near Dorchester

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a serious road traffic collision near Dorchester. The two-vehicle collision happened at around 11.35am on Tuesday, March 14th on...

Charity in race against time to find extra funds

DORCHESTER'S Future Roots project is making a desperate plea for financial backing to keep it open. The centre, at Frome Whitfield, on the Bradford Peverell road,...

Memory garden plaque unveiled

THE first of what may become a new annual pancake race for Dorchester has been held in the Borough Gardens. It was organised by...

Flipping good fun at Thursday Group

TUESDAY became the new Thursday in Dorchester as members of the St George’s Thursday Group had a Shrove Tuesday celebration at the church hall...

Officers mark 101st anniversary of famous Dorset Yeomanry charge

OFFICERS of the Dorset Yeomanry joined Lord and Lady Fellowes for breakfast to commemorate the 101st anniversary of the famous mounted Charge at Agagia in...

Harriet encourages more apprentices to sign up

WESSEX Water apprentice Harriet Dal Din is calling on more people in Dorset to consider taking up an apprenticeship. As this week (March 6th-10th )...

Farming seasons recreated with help of charity project

A PROJECT to re-create all four seasons in a farming year had been tried out at the Future Roots project on the outskirts of Dorchester....

Police charity boost for Lexi May Trust

A DORCHESTER based charity which supports families of terminally ill children, has received a £500 grant from a national police charity. Police Mutual is a...

Young writers scoop prizes in Rotary competition

FOUR talented young writers have received prizes in the Dorchester Casterbridge Rotary Club’s local round of RIBI Young Writer. The winners and their families...

Witness appeal following a distraction burglary in Dorchester

DETECTIVES are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a distraction burglary in Dorchester. The incident happened at around 2pm yesterday (Tuesday, March 7th) at...

Air ambulance crew in cycle challenge

ON SUNDAY, May 14th, the crew of Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance will, for the first time, take part as a team in the...

Safety at prison site entrance is called into question

WEST Dorset planners may have to look again at their consent to redevelop the Dorchester Prison site. The district council chief executive has been asked to...

Illustrated Hardy novel reproduced

A SET of newspapers, which first published one of Thomas Hardy’s novels, have been created by a Dorchester print company. The bound volume of the...

Plans to transform riding house into new arts venue

A NEW arts venue is being developed at the historic Wolfeton Riding House at Charminster. The trust which looks after the building has agreed to...

Businesses urged to have their say on economic survey

BUSINESSES in Dorset have been told that it is more important than ever to make their voices heard on the local and national stage. Dorset...

Mobile phone at the wheel crackdown in Dorset as punishment doubles

THE number of points and the fine issued to motorists for using a mobile phone at the wheel has doubled, with Dorset police taking...

Knob-throwing festival on the move

TO CELEBRATE its 10th birthday, the Dorset Knob Throwing Festival is on the move – same event, same ethos, just a more practical venue...

Local cheddar raises thousands for Royal British Legion

LOCAL cheese makers Ford Farm, based in Litton Cheney, has helped raise more than £8,500 for the Royal British Legion through sales of a...

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...
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