Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Dorchester

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...

Bridport and West Dorset Open Studios event starts this weekend

BRIDPORT’S renowned annual Open Studio event launches this coming weekend and runs for nine days with new dates from September 9th to 17th. Now in...

Dorchester man arrested

POLICE officers in Dorchester have arrested a man on suspicion of committing an act of outraging public decency. The arrest follows a report that, at...

Boost for your favourite local papers in Devon, Dorset and Somerset

New owner sees View From titles join Independent THE future of local newspapers in the West Country received a massive boost this week when the...

Four injured in collision near Dorchester

A MAN was airlifted to hospital after a serious road traffic collision near Dorchester. The collision took place at about 12.40am on Saturday, July 8th,...

Indecent exposure incidents in Dorchester – renewed appeal to find offender

DETECTIVES have launched a renewed TV public appeal to identify a sex offender who indecently exposed himself to women in the Dorchester area over...

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...
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