The not for profit, volunteer run, Community
Radio Station from Dorchester, covering Central-Southern Dorset

The not for profit, volunteer run, Community
Radio Station from Dorchester, covering Central-Southern Dorset

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Towards Dorchester from Ridgeway
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Poundbury Fountain
Buttermarket Square
Brewery Square fountains
Weymouth Bay
Dorchester Borough Gardens
Custom House Quay, Weymouth, England
The Esplanade, Weymouth
Dorset bluebell wood
Chesil Beach from Portland
Maumbury Rings
Dorchester from The Keep
Looking towards Weymouth and Portland from Hardy's Monument
The bridge at Lower Bockhampton
Towards Dorchester from Ridgeway
Towards Charminster from Poundbury Camp
Queen Mother Square
Poundbury Fountain
Buttermarket Square
Brewery Square fountains
Weymouth Bay
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Witness appeal following sexual assault in Weymouth

Witness appeal following sexual assault in Weymouth

Detectives investigating a sexual assault in Weymouth are looking to trace possible witnesses who may have vital information.

The incident occurred at around 6.30am on Sunday 16 May 2021. The victim, a woman aged in her 40s, was walking along ...


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UPDATE: A35 westbound from Bere Regis to Stinsford to remain closed on Monday

UPDATE: A35 westbound from Bere Regis to Stinsford to remain closed on Monday

Highways England is advising drivers that the A35 westbound (towards Dorchester) between the A31 at Bere Regis and the A35 at Stinsford roundabout, will remain closed on Monday due a large surface defect.

Drivers heading westbound on the A35 are ...


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Anti-Social Behaviour In Dorchester Targeted

Anti-Social Behaviour In Dorchester Targeted

Dorchester Neighbourhood Officers made targeted patrols this Friday evening across Dorchester.

Officers concentrated on areas highlighted by the public as having issues with Anti-Social Behaviour, including under age drinking, littering and rowdy abusive behaviour.

A spokesperson said: “We had positive interaction ...


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Update on COVID-19 cases in Dorset – 14 May

Update on COVID-19 cases in Dorset - 14 May

Both Dorset Council and Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council areas have seen a small decrease in case rates this week, remaining at low levels. In turn, the number of people in hospital with COVID-19 continues to be very low ...


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Road traffic collision in Weymouth involving a bus and a horse – witness appeal

Road traffic collision in Weymouth involving a bus and a horse - witness appeal

Officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage to come forward following a fail-to-stop road traffic collision in Weymouth.

At around 3pm on Saturday 8 May 2021 a collision occurred on Dorchester Road, near to the junction with ...


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UPDATED: A35 westbound Bere Regis to Stinsford remains closed

UPDATED: A35 westbound Bere Regis to Stinsford remains closed

As of Friday 14th May the A35 westbound carriageway between Bere Regis and Stinsford remains closed to allow for investigations into the exact cause and scale of the sink hole which appeared near the Troytown junction on Tuesday.

The official ...


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Charity running event planned for October

Charity running event planned for October

Local law firm, Humphries Kirk, have told KeeP 106 about a forthcoming running event called Run Bournemouth organised by Run for Life Education, Wessex & Thames Valley, taking place on 9th & 10th October to raise vital funds in ...


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Arrival of first cygnets at Abbotsbury Swannery – video

Arrival of first cygnets at Abbotsbury Swannery - video

The arrival of the first cygnets at Abbotsbury Swannery is a major event in its calendar. The cute tiny cygnets are a draw for many tourists visiting the South West of the UK.

Unfortunately the other major event, the biennial ...


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Dorset’s award-winning D-Day Centre gears up for a bumper summer

Dorset’s award-winning D-Day Centre gears up for a bumper summer

Castletown D-Day Centre in Portland opens for the summer on Wednesday 19th May with staff and volunteers looking forward to a busy season ahead at the award-winning visitor attraction.

The Centre delivers an immersive experience, offering young and old a ...


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Arrest made following alleged shooting incident near Dorchester

Arrest made following alleged shooting incident near Dorchester

Detectives investigating a report of a shooting incident near Dorchester involving a BB gun have made an arrest.

Dorset Police was called at 9pm on Sunday 9 May 2021 by the ambulance service to ...


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Witness appeal following road traffic collision in Weymouth

Witness appeal following road traffic collision in Weymouth

Officers investigating a road traffic collision in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses or anyone with relevant dashcam footage to come forward.

The collision occurred at around 5pm on Sunday 2 May 2021 near to the Jurassic Roundabout on the A354. ...


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Witness appeal following shooting incident near Dorchester

Witness appeal following shooting incident near Dorchester

Detectives are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward after a report of a shooting incident near Dorchester.

Dorset Police was called at 9pm on Sunday 9 May 2021 by the ambulance service to a report that ...


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Mental Health and Diabetes Prevention weeks start 10th May

Mental Health and Diabetes Prevention weeks start 10th May

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week begins on Monday 10 May and is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, the theme for this year is nature.

The aim for the week is to inspire more people ...


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Latest Covid update 7th May

Latest Covid update 7th May

As of 7th May Public Health Dorset reports that case rates across the Dorset Council and Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole areas remain stable again this week. The rates for both areas are similar to the South West average and ...


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David Sidwick confirmed as new Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner

David Sidwick confirmed as new Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner

David Sidwick has been confirmed as the new Police and Crime Commissioner for Dorset.

The declaration was made today (Friday 7 May) by Graham Farrant, Police Area Returning Officer, following Police and Crime Commissioner elections.

David Sidwick will take up office ...


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Results for by-elections and referendums in Dorset

Results for by-elections and referendums in Dorset

People have voted and the results are in for the May 2021 town council by-elections and neighbourhood plan referendums in Dorset. An election also took place for the Police and Crime Commissioner.

Although elections did not take place this year ...


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Sign up now for next Prince’s Trust Team programme

Sign up now for next Prince’s Trust Team programme

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is recruiting young people aged 16-25 who are not in education, employment or training for their upcoming Prince’s Trust Team programme.

This 12-week personal development course will involve a mixture of group activity ...


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Going that extra mile

Going that extra mile

Step by step, mile by mile, Teresa Drage is leading from the front in the RNLI Mayday Mile Challenge.

Teresa who is the head of the Fund Raising Committee at Weymouth lifeboat station is undertaking the RNLI Mayday challenge, to ...


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UPDATED Fatal collision near Weymouth – renewed witness appeal

UPDATED Fatal collision near Weymouth – renewed witness appeal

Officers investigating a fatal road traffic collision near Weymouth are renewing their appeal for information, with a plea for residents to check home CCTV systems.

Sergeant Rhys Griffiths, of the traffic unit, said: “To help our enquiries, I would urge ...


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Dorset Speaker Wins Through to World Championships

Dorset Speaker Wins Through to World Championships

Ben Sloyan, a 32 year old Speaker from Poole, who is a member of the Dorchester based Casterbridge Speakers Club, won the International Speech final and now goes through to the World Championships in the USA.

Competing against other UK ...


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UPDATE in relation to criminal damage incident in Weymouth

UPDATE in relation to criminal damage incident in Weymouth

A man has come forward following an image appeal in relation to an incident where a child’s bike was reportedly damaged in Weymouth.

The incident occurred at around 4.30pm on Sunday 18 April 2021 at the Wyke Regis Pump Track ...


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Busy bank holiday weekend for Weymouth lifeboats

Busy bank holiday weekend for Weymouth lifeboats

Weymouth All weather and Inshore lifeboats had a busy bank holiday weekend dealing with four shouts.

Both Weymouth RNLI lifeboats were launched just after 9.30pm on Monday 3rd May to search for a yacht in Weymouth Bay which had broken ...


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The Keep says “We’re Back!”

The Keep says "We're Back!"

The Keep Military Museum in Dorchester has announced that it plans to re-open at 11am on Monday 17th May.  COVID safety measures will obviously have to be in force and visitors must book in advance – on our website, ...


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Multi agency call to assist person in the water

Multi agency call to assist person in the water

Weymouth RNLI Inshore lifeboat was launched at 5.36pm on Monday 3rd May to assist the Police and Coastguard teams with a casualty waist deep in the water below the Nothe Fort.

In attendance shortly after launching, the lifeboat crew put ...


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UPDATED Fallen tree blocks Dorchester road

UPDATED Fallen tree blocks Dorchester road

UPDATE: As of Tuesday morning (4 May) the tree has been removed and the road is clear.

Strong winds tonight (3 May) have brought down a tree across Great Western Road in Dorchester, completely blocking the road and affecting parked ...


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Back to back shouts for Weymouth RNLI Inshore lifeboat

Back to back shouts for Weymouth RNLI Inshore lifeboat

Weymouth RNLI All-weather and Inshore lifeboats were on a regular training exercise in Weymouth Bay on Sunday 2nd May, when Solent Coastguard requested that a lifeboat attend the cruise ship Marella Explorer 2 which was at anchor in the ...


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UPDATED: Fire in Charminster

UPDATED: Fire in Charminster

Crews from Dorchester and Weymouth fire stations attended a workshop fire in Charminster on Saturday 1st May.

BA wearers extinguished the fire using hose reels and main lines. The fire also spread to overhead power cables causing additional hazards.

The Fire ...


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Climate protesters arrested for blocking main roads

Climate protesters arrested for blocking main roads

Extinction Rebellion have told KeeP 106 that two roads, Kings Street in Weymouth and Trinity Street in Dorchester, were today (Sat 1 May) temporarily blocked at 11am by protesters sitting in the road wearing signs which read ‘I’m terrified ...


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Museum reveals long awaited opening date and a new name!

Museum reveals long awaited opening date and a new name!

Congratulations are in order as the new £16.1 million Dorset Museum is ready to open to the public on the 28th of May 2021.

The wait is finally over for a building project that started in October 2018 and in ...


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Public Health update on COVID-19 cases in Dorset

Public Health update on COVID-19 cases in Dorset

Case rates across the Dorset Council and Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council areas remain stable again this week. The rates for both areas are similar to the South West average and around half of the England average. The number ...


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