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MP launches 'West Dorset Scrub Hub'

MP launches 'West Dorset Scrub Hub'

West Dorset’s MP, Chris Loder, has today launched the ‘West Dorset Scrub Hub’ calling for fabric, funds or fans of sewing to support our doctors, nurses and carers with getting more of the personal protective equipment that they need.

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Transition Town Dorchester – Polytunnel damage

On the night of April 1st/2nd, a large polytunnel belonging to Transition Town Dorchester (TTD), standing on the Community Farm off Middle Farm Way in Poundbury, Dorchester was seriously damaged. The plastic from the polytunnel, measuring 30x54ft, was ...
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Marathon success raises over £2000

Marathon success raises over £2000

Kirsty and Martin ran to success on Sunday to raise money for the Dorset County Hospital Charity. They have told Keep 106 their story…

“We both indeed had a rest day yesterday. I think the garden is winning on recovery ...
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NHS Volunteers start in Dorset

NHS Volunteers start in Dorset

Hundreds of NHS Volunteer Responders in Dorset will be able to report for duty today and start helping the NHS in its fight against coronavirus.

Over 750,000 people, nationally, signed up to the NHS' call for volunteers in just four ...
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Busy 24 hours for our fire service

Busy 24 hours for our fire service

A fire broke out in the Grade II listed Chalmington Manor between Dorchester and Yeovil this morning (Monday 6th April).

At the height of the blaze there were 12 fire engines, 1 aerial ladder platform, 2 water carriers, 2 support ...
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Murder investigation in Weymouth – two men charged

Murder investigation in Weymouth – two men charged

Detectives investigating the death of a man in Weymouth have charged two men with murder.

At 4.13pm on Saturday 4 April 2020 Dorset Police was called to a report of a possible assault at an address on Dorchester Road.

Officers attended, ...
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Today is Wednesday Apr 8, 2020

Our presenters and backroom staff are pulling out all the stops and many are broadcasting from home. Consequently our schedule remains largely unaffected even though our studios are closed.

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Transition Town Dorchester's poly tunnel vandalised!

Transition Town Dorchester's poly tunnel vandalised!

We spoke to Kate Forrester from Transition Town Dorchester, a community project based at Poundbury with the aim of increasing sustainability. Recently their poly tunnel was vandalised for no apparent reason. Kate explained more, and about the aims of ...

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A Marathon effort round their garden!

A Marathon effort round their garden!

A few days ago we reported on Kirsty and Martin's intention to run 840 laps of their garden in lieu of running the Manchaester Marathon which they had intended to do before it was cancelled. It was to raise ...

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Chris Loder, West Dorset MP, launches 'West Dorset Scrub Hub'

Chris Loder, West Dorset MP, launches 'West Dorset Scrub Hub'

West Dorset MP Chris Loder, speaking from his home near Sherborne, told us about the 'West Dorset Scrub Hub' calling for fabric, funds or fans of sewing to support our doctors, nurses and carers with getting more of the ...

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UPDATED: The Monday Food Feature

UPDATED: The Monday Food Feature

Mark Vaughan from the award-winning Brace of Butchers joins us again and tells us that the art of bread making is not as difficult as you may think, And you can download the recipe here ...

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UPDATED 07/04: Get Exercising with The Breathing Space

UPDATED 07/04: Get Exercising with The Breathing Space

Listen to Sammie McFarland, a wellness coach from The Breathing Space in Brewery Square, Dorchester, who has a series of exercises to keep us fit and healthy in these times of lockdown. Updated daily…

Sammie is hosting a live online ...

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