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Planet Purbeck are celebrating after an £18k grant for festival

Planet Purbeck are celebrating after an £18k grant for festival

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 event taking place across the Purbeck area aims ...


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New ultrasound machine will further improve patient care

New ultrasound machine will further improve patient care

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 ...


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Apply now for secondary school places in 2022

Apply now for secondary school places in 2022

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 ...


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MP surprises WW2 hero by presenting Bomber Command Clasp

MP surprises WW2 hero by presenting Bomber Command Clasp

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 ...


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Pothole Fund to repair Dorset’s minor roads

Pothole Fund to repair Dorset's minor roads

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 ...


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Another shout for Weymouth RNLI lifeboat as she tows in broken down vessel

Another shout for Weymouth RNLI lifeboat as she tows in broken down vessel

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 ...


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Family tribute following fatal collision in Weymouth

Family tribute following fatal collision in Weymouth

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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Major RNLI donor visits Weymouth Lifeboat Station

Major RNLI donor visits Weymouth Lifeboat Station

Weymouth Lifeboat station played host to a very welcome visitor on Saturday 18th September when Clive Millward visited the station.

Originally, the day was meant to be the date of the naming ceremony of Weymouth’s new Atlantic 85 inshore Lifeboat. ...


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"We’re open" says local Boys’ Brigade and Girls’ Group

"We're open" says local Boys' Brigade and Girls' Group

The Boys’ Brigade in Dorchester is back with a clear message – “We’re open”.

The group provides opportunities for children and young people to learn, grow and discover in a safe, fun and caring environment. There’s opportunities to develop skills, ...


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Public Health update on COVID-19 in Dorset 17 September

Public Health update on COVID-19 in Dorset 17 September

We have seen a decrease in COVID-19 cases in both the Dorset Council area and BCP Council area over the last week. Both Dorset Council and BCP Council case rates are below the average for the South West and ...


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Dorset County Hospital is one of the top 10 in the country for emergency care

Dorset County Hospital is one of the top 10 in the country for emergency care

Dorset County Hospital has been ranked as one of the top 10 in the country for emergency care.

The 2020 Urgency and Emergency Care Survey looked at the experiences of patients who attended DCH’s Emergency Department between November 2020 and ...


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Have your say to improve Dorset’s path network through our stunning landscape

Have your say to improve Dorset's path network through our stunning landscape

Dorset Council is asking residents, landowners and visitors for their views and ideas to help shape the next Dorset Rights of Way Improvement Plan, and has provided the following information:

The Dorset Rights of Way Improvement Plan is the prime ...


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Weymouth lifeboat helps man stuck at the base of a cliff

Weymouth lifeboat helps man stuck at the base of a cliff

Weymouth All-weather lifeboat Ernest and Mabel was launched at 12.30pm on Wednesday 15th September to assist a person stuck on rocks.

Solent Coastguard requested Weymouth lifeboat to be launched to help a young man who was stuck on rocks below ...


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James’ ‘Tour De Dorset’ Challenge

James' 'Tour De Dorset' Challenge

On Thursday 16th September James Benson-King will be setting out to complete what he’s named the ‘Tour De Dorset’ Charity Bike Ride.

A 330km/205m ride around the perimeter of Dorset scaling 4500m/15,000ft of elevation in a single day to raise ...


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Fire Service supports 11th Gas Safety Week

Fire Service supports 11th Gas Safety Week

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is supporting Gas Safety Week (13 – 19 September 2021) to raise awareness of the importance of gas safety, as well as highlighting how the public can ensure they keep themselves safe ...


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Dorset Care Record celebrates new milestones

Dorset Care Record celebrates new milestones

Patient safety is being increasingly enhanced across Dorset, thanks to the growth of the county’s shared health and care record.

More than 40,000 patient records within the Dorset Care Record were viewed during August, enabling professionals to have the most ...


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Make your bid for a walk-on part on Doc Martin

Make your bid for a walk-on part on Doc Martin

The annual Weldmar Summer Fete usually takes place in September, and one of the highlights is the regular visit from actor Martin Clunes. He would make his way around the stalls in the meadow, pose for countless photographs, and ...


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Dorset Museum Director takes up new role

Dorset Museum Director takes up new role

Dr Jon Murden, Executive Director of Dorset Museum, will be leaving the Museum after 12 years to take on a new role as the chief executive of the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu in Hampshire.

Dr Murden has said to ...


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Lifeboat leads yacht to safety from The Race

Lifeboat leads yacht to safety from The Race

Weymouth RNLI all weather lifeboat, Ernest and Mabel, was launched at 5.04pm on Saturday 11th September at the request of Solent Coastguard, to investigate reports of a yacht in trouble in The Race at Portland Bill.

This notorious area of ...


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Think… before you call 999

Think... before you call 999

Only call 999 in a genuine, life-threatening emergency.

The South Western Ambulance Service is currently experiencing a high demand on the 999 emergency services across the South West area.

This week the service declared a major incident due to demand, but ...


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Public Health update on COVID-19 in Dorset

Public Health update on COVID-19 in Dorset

Public Health Dorset report that they have seen a slight rise in COVID-19 cases in the Dorset Council area this week and a small decline in COVID-19 case rates across the BCP Council area. Both Dorset Council and BCP ...


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Sale of unroadworthy truck to Portland man results in prosecution

Sale of unroadworthy truck to Portland man results in prosecution

A Nottinghamshire motor trader who sold an unroadworthy tipper truck and misled a buyer in Portland has been ordered to pay £3850 pounds in compensation, fines and costs.

On 9 September 2021 at Poole Magistrates’ Court, Andrew James Ostolski, aged ...


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Knifepoint robbery in Weymouth – appeal for witnesses

Knifepoint robbery in Weymouth - appeal for witnesses

Detectives investigating a knifepoint robbery in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

Dorset Police received a report at 10.38pm on Tuesday 7 September 2021 of a robbery in Chickerell Road.
It was reported that ...


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Update in relation to serious injury collision in Weymouth

Update in relation to serious injury collision in Weymouth

A man who was seriously injured in a road traffic collision in Weymouth has sadly died.

At around 4.15pm on Saturday 4 September 2021 a collision occurred at the Veasta roundabout on the A354 Dorchester Road involving two motorcycles that ...


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Arrests following drugs warrants in the Dorchester area

Arrests following drugs warrants in the Dorchester area

Two people have been arrested following drugs warrants executed by officers in the Dorchester area.

Local officers secured the warrants under section 8 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act and attended the properties in Puddletown and Poundbury on the ...


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Paddleboarders rescued over a mile from shore

Paddleboarders rescued over a mile from shore

Solent Coastguard requested that Weymouth RNLI all-weather lifeboat launch to investigate reports of two paddleboarders in difficulties approx. 1 mile out to sea from Chesil Cove Portland.

The lifeboat was launched at 3.30pm on Tuesday 6th September and was on ...


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Suspicious incident in Weymouth – Police appeal for information

Suspicious incident in Weymouth - Police appeal for information

Officers investigating a suspicious incident in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

The incident occurred at around 11pm on Saturday 28 August 2021 on Dorchester Road, by a bus stop near to Weymouth Community ...


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Free entry to Dorset Museum celebrating Heritage Open Days

Free entry to Dorset Museum celebrating Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days, England’s largest festival of history and culture, will return this year from the 10th to the 19th September 2021.

To celebrate entry to Dorset Museum is going to be completely free for one day only on the ...


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Next of kin appeal – Andrew Gibbons

Next of kin appeal – Andrew Gibbons

The Coroner for Dorset is seeking the assistance of the public to find the next of kin of a man who lived in Dorchester.

Andrew Gibbons, who was 51 years old, died at his home address in Heathcote Close on ...


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Fatal road traffic collision in West Dorset

Fatal road traffic collision in West Dorset

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

Dorset Police received a report at 9.06pm on Monday 6 September 2021 of a single vehicle collision ...


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