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Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue reported at 13:25 that two fire crews attended a car fire on the A35 Puddletown bypass near Bere Regis. One vehicle had been been fully involved in fire.
Firefighters used two hose reels and ...
Officers searching for missing man Scott Deakin in the Weymouth area are pleased to confirm he has been found safe.
Scott was reported missing having last been seen in the area on the evening of Friday 30 July 2021.
Following searches ...
Weymouth & Portland Lions roared back after a year’s absence with their ever-popular live music street busk.
The Lions entertained the Weymouth crowds with a wide variety of live music events, including Replay, Julie Storey’s ‘Let’s Dance’, Abbi Brewster, Anniemac ...
West Dorset MP Chris Loder’s campaign to improve the condition of one of West Dorset’s flagship railway stations was given a boost earlier this month, when work finally began on the construction of a new boundary fence in the ...
Over the month of June, 120 litter heroes took part in a month-long litter picking challenge in their local areas of Dorset. Signed up to the challenge were a real mix of participants, from families with young children, to ...
Public Health update on COVID-19 in Dorset. In line with the national picture, we have seen a decrease in COVID-19 cases across the county over the past week.
The Dorset Council area case rate has decreased slightly from 265 per ...
This year’s Summer Reading Challenge is off to a flying start with over 1,000 children in Dorset signing up in the last 3 weeks. The Reading Agency’s Summer Reading Challenge is delivered in partnership with public libraries. This year, ...
Recent news items
- Help the RNLI by donating via our local Lifeboat Station fundraisers
- Appeal for information following theft of watch in Dorchester
- Witness appeal following reported attempted robbery in Weymouth
- Relieved sailor rescued by Weymouth Lifeboats
- Lifeboat and Coastguard helicopter assist diver with suspected bends
- Covid update for Dorset 23 July
Delightfully Different, every time
06/08 Dorchester Country Market9:00 am to 12:00 pm | United Church, South Street, Dorchester, DT1 1BY
The Dorchester Country Market takes place every Friday in the United Church hall off South Street from 9am to 12noon. Find cakes, eggs, plants, gifts, cards, handmade items and more.| Web | Map
07/08 – 08/08 Dorchester Vegan MegaMarket10:00 am to 4:00 pm | Maumbury Rings, Weymouth Avenue, Dorchester, DT1 1QN
Our, and probably the world’s, first ever Vegan MegaMarket is premiering outdoors at the historic Maumbury Rings Dorchester this Summer! This 2 day weekend ‘MegaMarket’ has 50+ stalls each day of 100% vegan products. With FREE ENTRY and a safer outdoor venue everyone can come and enjoy this superb event.Contact – Dorchester Vegan Market 07837584143 email@example.com | Web | Map
07/08 Dorset Food & Arts Festival Market – lite10:00 am to 4:00 pm | The Great Field, Poundbury, Dorchester, DT1 3RH
Championing the best of Dorset with a great line-up of local food, drink, art and craft. A slightly different offering and venue this year due to pandemic so no live music or cookery demonstrations but hopefully a few ‘gentle’ buskers.Contact – Dorset Food & Drink 01305 228239 | Web | Map
09/08 – 22/08 The Dorset Sunflower TrailMaiden Castle Farm, Maiden Castle Rd, Dorchester, DT2 9PP
Organisers Richard and Hazel Hoskin have created a 20 acre Dorset Sunflower Trail on their land at Maiden Castle Farm, which is nestled at the foot of historic Maiden Castle in the county town of Dorchester. They are raising funds for Dorset County Hospital (DCH) and the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) with half the profits going directly to these charities.Contact – Richard & Hazel Hoskin | Web | Map
13/08 – 15/08 Bridport Folk FestivalVarious, venues, Bridport, DT6
Due to Covid restrictions, we’ve not been able to raise funds through local bands busking at Bucky Doo. So, we’ve set up a crowdfunding account to raise the money needed to cover the upfront costs and we are asking the local and folk community to support us, so we can bring you a Folk Festival to remember! Click web link below. More info: https://www.bridportfolkfestival.com/Contact – Bridport Folk Festival firstname.lastname@example.org | Web | Map
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To celebrate KeeP 106’s 3rd birthday we presented a live broadcast from Brewery Square where we also had the pleasure of meeting many of our listeners. A special cake was baked for the occasion by Catherine Senior and the ...
Andy Baker takes to the air for an hour with all kinds of music for all kinds of people. From the Beatles to Bach this is perfect for the discerning music lover.Today the programme includes a musical adventure created ...
“Levelling up” what does it mean for Weymouth’s future? • Britain’s worst drivers • Gardens – how to leave them when away on holiday • The Portland Port story – part 2 • Probing the cashless society • A ...
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To find out who Tony Stratton Smith is listen to this interview with the author who was a guest on Andy Senior’s Weekend Extra.
Weekend Extra is every Saturday ...
Two hours of music and memories from the 50s and 60s with Andy Senior.
Two hours of great blues/rock with Clive Rawlings.
Peter Foster embarks on a virtual Dorset railway journey armed with his ‘Area 17 Great-Western and Southern Railway joint Runabout’ ticket, pre-1948, starting off at Easton station on Portland heading the only possible way – northwards towards Weymouth and ...