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Police officers investigating a collision on the A354 near Milborne St Andrew are appealing for witnesses or anyone with relevant dashcam footage to come forward.
Dorset Police received a report at 6.14pm on Friday 23 February 2024 of a collision ...
A woman is due to appear in court in connection with a report of a fail-to-stop road traffic collision in Weymouth.
It was reported that at around 2.45pm on Tuesday 4 July 2023 a 12-year-old boy was involved in a ...
Dorset Police is issuing advice to members of the public to keep their high-value bike safe from a burglary.
The Force has recently seen a spate of thefts of high-value bikes following breaks to outbuildings across the county.
The stolen bikes ...
Dorchester Football Club’s senior men’s team take pride of place this weekend when they entertain Hendon Town at the Avenue Stadium for a Southern Premier League fixture.
Last time out the Magpies performance away at Bracknell in a Southern Premier League ...
Officers investigating a fail-to-stop road traffic collision in Weymouth are issuing an image of a man they wish to speak to.
At around 5.30pm on Wednesday 17 January 2024, a single-vehicle collision occurred involving a silver Seat hatchback car in ...
Detectives investigating a report of rape in Weymouth are renewing their appeal for information from the public and would like to speak to two women who may be able to assist in their enquiries.
Dorset Police received a report at ...
Police officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward as they investigate an assault on a teenage boy in Weymouth.
It is reported that at around 5.30pm on Monday 19 February 2024 the victim was approached ...
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Fri 1 Mar
Location: Relate Dorset & South Wiltshire, Middle Farm Way, Poundbury, Dorchester, DT1 3WA
Free Community Coffee Morning and Pop Up Charity Shop
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Why not come along to our free monthly coffee morning for a free drink, a chance to meet other people and to have a browse of our pop up charity shop? You can find us just off Middle Farm Way, next to Castle Vets on Poundbury.Contact: Debbie | 01305268690 | Email | Web | Map
Sat 2 Mar
Location: Education Centre, Dorset County Hospital, Williams Avenue, Dorchester, DT1 2JY
Dorset County Hospital Careers Fair
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Whether it be a clinical or non-clinical role, the event is an opportunity for those interested in a career in the NHS to explore their options and speak to healthcare professionals about their roles, responsibilities and qualifications. Staff will be on hand to answer any questions and give people an insight into working in the NHS and at DCH. More information here or follow the web link below.| Email | Web | Map
Sat 2 Mar
Location: St. Swithun’s Church, North Allington, Bridport, DT6 5DX
1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Bridport’s West Dorset Singers invite you to Come-&-Sing selections from Mozart’s Requiem. Registration starts at 1.00, and practice at 1.30 pm under Matt Kingston, the WDS Music Director. All singers are welcome. Established singers will enjoy his encouragement, novices will have the support of their experienced companions. The entry fee for singers is £10.00. An informal performance also in the church (free entry with a voluntary retiring collection) starts at 5.30 pm and all are welcome.Contact: West Dorset Singers | Email | Web | Map
Sun 3 Mar
Location: Charlton Down Village Hall, Sherren Avenue, Charlton Down, DT2 9UA
Little Monsters Dorchester Market
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Book a stall and sell your outgrown baby and children’s items. You keep 100% of your takings! Come along and browse hundreds of quality, nearly new items including clothes, toys and equipment ranging from maternity through to 8 years for a fraction of their original cost. We will also be joined by local business and craft stalls too. Admission – Adults £2, children free. Email Lisa for more details or follow web link below for table prices, etc.Contact: Little Monsters Dorset Baby And Children’s Nearly New Sales | Email | Web | Map
Tue 5 Mar
Location: Dorchester Corn Exchange, High East Street, Dorchester, DT1 1HF
French language film – Monsieur Lazhar
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Dorchester -Bayeux Twinning Society presents a French language film with English subtitles. Set in Montreal, Monsieur Lazhar, an Algerian political refugee, is hired as a temporary worker to replace a school teacher who hanged herself. He is in the midst of a personal tragedy: his wife & children died in an arson attack. Mr Lazhar & the children seek healing together. Doors and Bar open at 6:45pm. Tickets £6 on the door, membership not required.Contact: Dorchester Bayeux Twinning Society | 01305854915 | Email | Web | Map
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On KeeP 106 our presenters David Taylor and Rob Mott have reported on the progress of the GAP Project from time to time. GAP stands for Gardens And People and the project aims to improve mental health and wellbeing ...
Beerex 2024, organised by West Dorset CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) and Dorchester Casterbridge Rotary, has reached its 35th festival held as always in Dorchester’s Corn Exchange. Over 100 cask ales and ciders were on offer for customers to ...
Paul Atterbury and Peter Foster, both railway enthusiasts, recently discussed railway publicity and signage in the popular North, South, East & West programme (Sundays @ 3pm). Paul has written a number of books on the subject. Here is their ...
Child Contact Centres are neutral places where children of separated families can enjoy contact with non-resident parents and sometimes other family members, in a comfortable and safe environment. Every year, this national organisation via its member centres, support families ...
Holocaust Memorial Day takes place annually on 27th January and this year a ceremony took in Dorchester’s Corn Exchange on Friday 26th January. The event was organised by Dorchester Town Council and the South-West Dorset Multicultural Network, with the ...
A recent guest was Edward Morello who is the Parliamentary Candidate for west Dorset at the next general election. Amongst other things, Rob Mott asked Mr Morello to tell us about himself and the process by which he was ...