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A £18,000 donation from grant-giving charity Talbot Village Trust has allowed local event, Planet Purbeck Festival, to go ahead for the first time this week.
Running from 20-26th September 2021, the free-to-attend ...
Friends of Dorset County Hospital have raised an incredible £20,000 to purchase a new ultrasound machine for the Rheumatology Department.
The machine will be able to assist in the early diagnosis and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune condition where ...
Is your child due to start Secondary or Upper school next September? If so Dorset Council advise that you need to apply by 31 October 2021 for the best chance of getting a place at their preferred school. This ...
97 year old West Dorset resident Ken Symonds received a welcome surprise on Saturday this week: the Bomber Command Clasp he should have received for his heroism in action over 75 years ago, presented to him by Local MP ...
Dorset Council reports that twelve rural roads are being reconstructed this autumn thanks to the Department for Transport’s Pothole Fund.
Dorset Highways has identified roads that have evolved from tracks and have very little construction, and have significant cracking, undulation ...
Solent Coastguard received a mobile phone 999 call from a vessel off of Portland Bill requesting help as they had broken down.
Weymouth RNLI all-weather lifeboat ‘Ernest and Mabel’ was launched at 1.55pm on Sunday 19th September to go to ...
The family of a man who died in a fatal road traffic collision in Weymouth have paid tribute to their loved one.
Dorset Police received a report at around 4.15pm on Saturday 4 September 2021 of a collision at the ...
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- Have your say to improve Dorset’s path network through our stunning landscape
- Weymouth lifeboat helps man stuck at the base of a cliff
Delightfully Different, every time
Below are the upcoming events from the Local Events Diary where you can find lots more…
Fri 17 Sep to Sun 26 Sep
Location: Various venues across Dorset,
Inside Out Dorset Festival
The biennial festival of FREE large-scale outdoor art and performance returns to various venues across Dorset. Click the Web link for full detailsContact – Activate Performing Arts | 01305 260954 | email@example.com | Web |
Mon 20 Sep to Sun 26 Sep
Location: Various locations, Purbeck area,
Planet Purbeck Festival
Planet Purbeck is a volunteer-run umbrella group for all the many and various environmental community groups in the Isle of Purbeck area. A week-long festival of events reflecting its twin missions to tackle the climate emergency while protecting and enhancing Purbeck’s natural beauty and wildlife. Around 70 organisations will be staging more than 230 events, mostly free of charge. Click web link for full timetable and more infoContact – Planet Purbeck | Web |
Fri 24 Sep
Location: Came Down Golf Club, Higher Came, Dorchester, DT2 8NR
Dorchester Lions Charity Golf Day
Dorchester & District Lions Charity Golf Day will be taking place again this year at Came Down Golf Club on Friday 24th. September. All money raised will be donated to local good causes and charities with ‘MYTIME Young Carers’ nominated as the main beneficiary. Full details and info. at www.lionsdorchester.org.uk/golfday or ring, text Andy 07815873246 or Neil 07762085828.Contact – Andy Rose | 07815873246 | firstname.lastname@example.org | Web | Map
Fri 24 Sep
Location: The United Church, South Street, Dorchester, DT1 1BY
Dorchester Country Market MacMillan Coffee Morning
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Please come and join us and bring your friends, everyone welcome. Our brilliant bakers are producing excellent cakes and pastries for you to enjoy and in such a good cause. Any family affected by cancer, and sadly so many are, will know the value of the work these people do and after such a difficult couple of years we are really keen to give them all the support we can. Children more than welcome.Contact – Patricia Bywaters | 07866808746 | email@example.com | Map
Sat 25 Sep to Sun 3 Oct
Location: Across Dorset,
Dorset Green Open Homes event
Dorset wide Open Homes event organised by Dorset Climate Action Network. Over 45 homes that have made significant changes towards increased sustainability. Solar panels for electricity generation and water heating, heat pumps, insulation, growing vegetables, building with recycled materials and much more. Here is a chance to find out about how you can make similar changes and find out more.Contact – Dorset Climate Action Network | 01305 889476 | firstname.lastname@example.org | Web |
On demand, at your convenience
Jenny Devitt’s weekly look at the arts, environment and other topics of interest. Today the show is full of music, festivals and film. We hear about a feature film ‘Lawrence after Arabia’ soon to be released in Dorset • ...
Today: Holidays in Dorset – book now for 2022 to avoid disappointment • Portland Island Community receives a huge financial grant • Meet the talented Portland couple who work with driftwood • How green is your lawn? asks gardening ...
The best tracks, and some you won’t expect, from the 1950s and 60s with Andy Senior. Listen to the Backbeat on Sundays at 1pm, or here…
Another two hour journey on the blues/rock Boogie Train with Clive. A new show on air every Saturday at 8pm.
Another edition of our long running folk music show presented by Andy Worth with Andy Venton. On your radio and online every Wednesday at 6pm and Saturday at 3pm
We were pleased to recently meet a talented local musician Will Adams who visited the studio and joined Andy Senior on the Weekend Extra show. Will is a versatile musician and often can be heard performing folk music. Though, ...
Mandy Sylvester always pleases with her eclectic choice of favourite music. Listen to this show on Saturdays at 4pm and Wednesdays at 7pm (alternating with Andy Baker’s ‘Whatever Next’), or here…