Saturday, December 16, 2017

Weymouth

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...

Primary school pupils solve the ‘pignapper’ mystery

YEAR three Scientists and crime fighters from local schools congregated at the Wey Valley School to solve a fiendish mystery straight from the casebook...

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...

Strictly and X-Factor stars come together in Weymouth

FORMER Strictly Come Dancing star Kristina Rihanoff and former X-Factor contestant Christopher Maloney are bringing their new dance show to Weymouth as part of...

Sophie in training for honey monster walk

A WEYMOUTH carer is planning to walk from the town to Lyme Regis in a honey monster costume. The madcap adventure is to honour...

Students in a celebration of equality and diversity

WEYMOUTH College has hosted an Equality and Diversity Fair which was visited by the borough Mayor. The event was organised by the Year 2,...

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...

Get behind that pudding!

THE 10th anniversary of the annual Weymouth Chase the Pudding beach event takes place this weekend. Dozens will line up for the Sunday (17th) race,...

Credit card from robbery used

DETECTIVES investigating a reported burglary in Dorchester are appealing for the public’s help. Sometime between midnight and 2.40am on Sunday, December 3rd it was...

Former public toilets to become a private home

FORMER public toilets on the corner of Bond Street and Weymouth Esplanade are to be converted into a home. The toilets, previously owned by...

It’s a cracker for fire fighters

WEYMOUTH firefighters will be holding their Christmas Fire Cracker event at the weekend. Taking place at the Community Fire Station in Radipole Lane, Weymouth...

Record cruise ship year for Portland Port

PORTLAND Port says that 2017 has been a record breaking year for cruise business, with the port receiving its greatest number of cruise ships...

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...

Awards for all grant to help more people get online in Weymouth

ONE hundred people in Weymouth and Portland can learn how to get online thanks to a new project run by Weymouth Area Development Trust...

Budmouth College appoints a new principal

BUDMOUTH College, in Weymouth, has appointed a new principal to take over from September 2018. Richard Jacobs, 52, pictured, brings with him a wealth...

Skyline tower to stay for another five years

WEYMOUTH’S iconic Jurassic Skyline Tower is expected to stay in the town for another five years – re-opening in the spring. Borough councillors were...

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...

Pop-up shop in Bridport for designer

DESIGNER Rex Johnson is putting the finishing touches to his new pop-up shop in Bridport's East Street. Rex Design Shop will open on Friday, November...

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 -...

CCTV image released after Weymouth assault

POLICE investigating an assault in Weymouth town centre have released CCTV images of the suspect. At around 5.30am on Saturday, September 30th, the victim -...

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...
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