Monday, August 21, 2017

Weymouth

Driver crashes through kitchen wall before fleeing scene

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a driver crashed through the wall of a house in Weymouth before fleeing the scene. The incident occurred at...

Child struck by car in Weymouth is airlifted to hospital

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a serious road traffic collision between a car and a four-year-old boy in Weymouth. The incident happened at around...

Witness appeal following alleged assault on Portland

DETECTIVES investigating an alleged assault on Portland are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward. At 4.40am this morning Saturday, July 22nd)...

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...
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Body of missing fisherman found off Weymouth

THE body of a missing spear fisherman has been found in the water off the coast of White Nothe, in Weymouth. Police received reports of...
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Witness appeal following reports of a rape on Weymouth beach

DETECTIVES investigating reports of a rape on Weymouth beach are appealing for a potential witness to come forward. At around 4.15am on Tuesday, July 4th...

Family tribute following fatal road traffic collision on Portland

THE family of a man who died following a road traffic collision on Portland are paying tribute to him. At 11.25pm on Wednesday, June 28th...

Second recruitment drive this year for hard-pressed West Dorset NHS

A MAJOR initiative is under way to recruit healthcare workers for hard-pressed hospitals in West Dorset. Dorset health bosses are looking for registered general and...
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Update: Man found with serious head injuries in Weymouth

DETECTIVES investigating how a man sustained serious head injuries in Weymouth have released three people without charge. The man aged in his 40s was found...

Man jailed for robberies in Weymouth

A MAN who robbed two people in Weymouth has been jailed for ten years. David Christian Kelly, aged 43 and of no fixed abode, was...

UPDATE: Public appeal to help find missing Portland woman

OFFICERS searching for a missing Portland woman Kathryn Marie Clarke are pleased to announce she has been found safe and well.
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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...

New mayor sworn in

COUNCILLOR Kevin Brookes was sworn in as Mayor at Weymouth & Portland Borough Council’s Mayor Making ceremony last week. Councillor Brookes was handed the robes...

‘Disgusting’ – Council criticised over state of disabled toilets

WEYMOUTH'S drug and alcohol abusers have turned their attention to public toilets for people with disabilities near the main beach after the borough council closed...

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...

Witness appeal following attempted burglary in Weymouth

OFFICERS are appealing for witnesses to come forward following an attempted burglary in Weymouth. At 8.59am on Wednesday, May 17th police received a report of...

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...

Reward offered after trailer stolen

A WEYMOUTH business is offering a reward for information about four thieves who stole a large trailer. They used a short wheelbase Land Rover with distinctive...

Helping hand from Kitchen Craft

WEYMOUTH firm, Kitchen Craft, has become the latest local business to support the Bus Shelter project. The Granby Estate company has helped fit out the double-decker...

Buses go green

FIRST Wessex launched a fleet of high-spec green buses at Weymouth Pavilion Forecourt on Friday. The 14 buses will operate on the 2 and...

Yellow Welly Relay arrives in style

LOCAL RNLI lifeboat crews have helped a special Yellow Welly on its way to Harwich. The welly had been brought to the Pelican tall ship by...

Turning back the clock for vintage car display

VISITORS to Weymouth seafront on Sunday found an unusual car park – of classic cars. The static display was organised by the local Transport Of Yesteryear...

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...
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