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Weekend Sports Preview

Weekend Sports Preview

On Saturday the Dorset & Wilts Senior Men’s County rugby squad travel to Ivybridge to play their Devon counterparts for their second Pool 3 game in the Bill Beaumont RFU County Championship after running out victors at Bestwall Park last ...

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Assaults on bus in Wyke Regis

Assaults on bus in Wyke Regis

Police investigating a report of assaults that occurred on a bus in Weymouth are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

The incident occurred on a First bus opposite the Tesco store on Portland Road in Wyke Regis at around ...

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Weymouth Outdoor Education Centre is now registered with Ofsted

Weymouth Outdoor Education Centre is now registered with Ofsted

Dorset Council is pleased to announce that Weymouth Outdoor Education Centre (WOEC) which is part of Dorset Outdoor Education Service is now Ofsted registered, a significant milestone that allows the service to accept Tax-free childcare for eligible children.

This new development opens ...

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Miles for Mosaic – How far did 13 Dorset schools run for charity?

Miles for Mosaic – How far did 13 Dorset schools run for charity?

Thirteen schools in the Dorchester area ran ‘Miles for Mosaic’ at the end of April to support the charity Mosaic which supports bereaved children.

Adding up all the individual running distances, between teachers and pupils, the schools collectively ran 4,783 miles ...

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Calling all Beachgoers: How do you spend your time at the beach?

Calling all Beachgoers: How do you spend your time at the beach?

This Summer, Litter Free Dorset and Dorset Coast Forum have launched a new survey to discover how and where you spend your beach days. They want to know all about your top beach spots, favourite water activities, and thoughts ...

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Witness appeal following assault in Weymouth

Witness appeal following assault in Weymouth

Officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward following an assault in Weymouth.

Dorset Police received a report of an assault that occurred between 1am and 4am on Sunday 5 May 2024 outside the Bee Cars ...

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Robbery at Dorchester store – CCTV appeal

Robbery at Dorchester store - CCTV appeal

Officers are issuing CCTV images of a man they would like to identify as they investigate a robbery in Dorchester.

Dorset Police received a report at around 2.15pm on Friday 3 May 2024 that a man had made threats to ...

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Delightfully Different, every time

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Kieran Williams
7:00am
KeeP The Faith
a selection of modern Christian music with Kieran Williams
10:00am
Sunday Selection
the perfect accompaniment to your Sunday morning with Steve Bulley. As well as listening to great music have a go at Steve's Sunday Survey on Facebook
1:00pm
The Backbeat
Music from the 50s and 60s presented by Andy Senior
3:00pm
North, South, East and West
your Sunday afternoon features and music programme presented by Mike Streeter, with Pete & Heather Foster
5:00pm
The Hit Mix
7:00pm
The Magic of the Movies
An hour of music from the finest movie soundtracks. Some of the best scores from some of the best composers!
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Is your organisation running an event which the community needs to know about? You can promote a charitable or non-profit event on our popular What’s On page, FREE OF CHARGE, to boost interest.

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Below are the next 5 upcoming events. There’s much more in the Local Events Diary

Sat 11 May to Sun 19 May
Dorchester Walking Festival
Location: Various,

As part of this year’s festivities, the Dorchester Walking Festival is introducing an exciting 50km Challenge to celebrate 50 years of the Dorchester Town Council. All proceeds from the Challenge Walks supporting Dorset County Hospital Charity’s Emergency and Critical Care Appeal. Choose from a selection of longer Challenge walks included in the festival program, such as the Cerne Valley walk and the Hardy Monument Jurassic coast loop. Additionally, two Walks by Train, supported by GWR and South Western Railways, offer longer routes for the more adventurous hiker. All guided walks featured in the brochure count towards the 50km Challenge. Follow web link below for more details and to book a walk.

Contact: Dorchester Town Council | Web
Sat 18 May to Sun 19 May
The Dorset Vegan MegaMarket
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: Maumbury Rings, Weymouth Avenue, Dorchester, DT1 1QN

Event description: With FREE ENTRY to our 2 Day May MegaMarket, with 50+ stalls of 100% vegan products situated at the north end of the rings, everyone can enjoy this superb outdoor event. And with a massive grass amphitheatre you can bring your own blankets or chairs for relaxing and dining.
If dry, there will be a children’s Inflatable Play Zone with bouncy castles and slides, and Gong Bath sessions in the rings.

Contact: Dorchester Vegan Market | EmailMap
Sun 19 May
Distinguished Gentleman's Ride DGR Dorchester
11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Location: Dorchester RFC, Surcouf Park, Coburg Road, Dorchester, DT1 2HX

The DGR Dorchester Ride Meets at 11am at the Duchy Of Cornwall, the general public are invited to take lots of photos and cheer the fancy dressed riders setting out . For Prostate Cancer/Men’s Mental Health. 80 bikes ride through Dorchester High Street at 12 – 12.30. At the afterparty a Live band “The George Hall Trio”, a prize-giving and raffle and cheer riders back from the ride at 1 – 1.45.

Contact: Poundbury Bikers & Dorchester Riders | 07554440305 | EmailWebMap
Sun 19 May
Occasional Singers 30th Anniversary Concert
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Location: St Mary’s Church, Edward Road, Dorchester, DT1 2HL

The Occasional Singers 30th Anniversary Concert. You are warmly invited to join The Occasional Singers for their 30th Anniversary Afternoon Concert. The programme will be a selection of short part songs dating from 1603 through to the romantic settings of Elgar and Holst, and culminating in some beautiful contemporary pieces. Entrance is FREE. The retiring collection will be in aid of Weldmar Hospicecare. Everyone is most welcome. Birthday cake will be served!

Contact: Gill Franche | 07929963913 | EmailWebMap
Sat 25 May to Sun 2 Jun
Animal poo trail
10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Location: Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour, Poole, BH13 7EE

Have fun this half term as you follow our interactive trail and learn some fascinating facts about animal poo. Follow our unique and quirky trail dedicated to animal droppings. Animals in the wild see poo as something valuable – it can be used, reused, recycled, and even played with. Have fun doing different activities as you learn some poomazing facts. Roll balls like a dung beetle, try to identify the poopetrator and discover which animal has the nicest smelling poo.

Contact: National Trust | 01202 707744 | EmailWebMap

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Hardy Women – a new biography of Thomas Hardy seen through the eyes of women

Wednesday May 15th, 2024
Hardy Women - a new biography of Thomas Hardy seen through the eyes of women

We asked Mark Chutter, chair of the Thomas Hardy Society (and Head of English at Wey Valley School) to interview Dr Paula Byrne FRSA, author of ‘Hardy Women’ @paulajaynebyrne. This took place at the book launch held in Waterstones ...

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Countryside Matters 29.04.24

Wednesday May 8th, 2024
Countryside Matters 29.04.24

Jenny Devitt’s line-up today: • Dorset wildlife writer Jane Adams discusses the dawn chorus, why it happens and the fact we’ve only recently realised it’s not just the male birds that sing • Drs. Peter Kennedy and Thomas O’Shea-Wheller ...

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Have your say at the Dorset Grill Club

Friday May 3rd, 2024
Have your say at the Dorset Grill Club

You can have your say on the issues that annoy you in the world today, over a mixed grill including coffee, at the Dorset Grill Club held regularly at the Royal Dorset Yacht Club in Weymouth. David Selves, organiser ...

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Andy Senior’s interview with Pat Martin from Unicorn 20.04.24

Thursday May 2nd, 2024
Andy Senior's interview with Pat Martin from Unicorn 20.04.24

Andy Senior’s interview with Pat Martin who, as a member of the band Unicorn, has worked with many top recording artists including: Billy J. Kramer, Lindisfarne, Fleetwood Mac, The Kinks, Doobie Brothers, Billy Joel, Linda Ronstadt, Kate Bush and ...

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Reporting from the Dorset Spring Show

Sunday April 28th, 2024
Reporting from the Dorset Spring Show

Despite the inclement weather causing car parking to be restricted due to to flooding from overnight rain, the Dorset Spring Show at Kingston Maurward has been a success. An additional shuttle bus service was set up allowing the public ...

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The story of the historic Oak Screen from the Thomas Hardye School…

Sunday April 28th, 2024
The story of the historic Oak Screen from the Thomas Hardye School...

Our reporter recently visited the Jubilee Hall in Poundbury where currently housed is a piece of Dorchester history, namely the Elizabethan Oak Screen from the former Hardye’s School at Barne’s Way which, many years ago, was relocated to the ...

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