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Radio Station from Dorchester, covering Central-Southern Dorset

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Calls to Dorset Digital Hotline almost triple during lockdown

Calls to Dorset Digital Hotline almost triple during lockdown

A special hotline set up to help people with digital enquiries has seen the number of calls it receives almost triple during this latest lockdown.

From January 5 to February 5, the Dorset Digital Hotline received 132 calls – its ...


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Witness appeal following criminal damage in Weymouth

Witness appeal following criminal damage in Weymouth

Officers investigating criminal damage to a van in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

Between 2.30pm and 4.30pm on Friday 26 February 2021 a Ford Transit van that was parked on Dorchester Road near ...


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Garden safety reminder

Garden safety reminder

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding the public about the importance of garden safety following an incident involving an out-of-control bonfire last week.

Spring is almost here which means lighter evenings and warmer weather are on their ...


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Dorchester Bypass to CLOSE Overnight

Dorchester Bypass to CLOSE Overnight

The A35 Dorchester bypass is set to close every night this week for resurfacing.

Highways England have confirmed that the stretch is to close from 8PM until 6AM for 5 nights, starting tonight (Monday).

Regular drivers of this stretch have been ...


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National recruitment campaign for new on-call firefighters

National recruitment campaign for new on-call firefighters

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service (DWFRS) is encouraging all parts of its community to consider becoming an on-call firefighter.

1-7 March is the National Fire Chiefs Council’s On-Call Recruitment Week, and DWFRS is taking the opportunity to debunk ...


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Dorset School Nurtures Creativity

Dorset School Nurtures Creativity

“Creative thinking is a shining light for young minds”

Bryanston takes steps to nurture creativity as an antidote to pandemic frustrations and extends initiatives to include other local schools.

Special workshops delivered by acclaimed and award-winning artists are the latest in ...


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UPDATED: Renewed witness appeal after serious road traffic collision in Weymouth

UPDATED: Renewed witness appeal after serious road traffic collision in Weymouth

Officers are continuing to investigate a serious road traffic collision in Weymouth and are renewing their appeal for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

Following extensive enquiries, it would appear that the incident occurred at approximately 10.18am on ...


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GO GIRLS talk of hope for women with ovarian cancer

GO GIRLS talk of hope for women with ovarian cancer

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, 1st – 31st March 2021. Cancer charity, GO Girls, are raising awareness of newer treatments for women with ovarian cancer as part of this year’s ovarian cancer awareness month.

Treatments for ovarian cancer have for many ...


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Roadmap out of lockdown

Roadmap out of lockdown

The latest information published by Public Health Dorset:

We are still in a national lockdown. Though the Prime Minster has set out a plan of how we may start to come out of the national lockdown, it ...


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Town Crier and KeeP 106 help Dorchester resident to celebrate her 102nd Birthday!

Town Crier and KeeP 106 help Dorchester resident to celebrate her 102nd Birthday!

Mrs Jean Turner, a resident of Swanbridge Court in Dorchester, has celebrated her 102nd birthday in style, with the Dorchester Town Crier and KeeP 106 helping the proceedings go with a swing. At 3pm on 25th February Alistair Chisholm, ...


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Dorset Harbours Strategy Consultation Report now available

Dorset Harbours Strategy Consultation Report now available

Dorset Council are developing a Dorset Harbours Strategy to guide the development of the three harbours under their management over the next ten years. The Dorset Coast Forum have been working with the Dorset Council Harbours Committee to help ...


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Network Rail gives ‘Heart of Wessex’ line some love over five-day closure

Network Rail gives ‘Heart of Wessex’ line some love over five-day closure

Passengers travelling on the line between Bristol and Weymouth can look forward to a more reliable railway, following vital maintenance between Dorchester West and Castle Cary last week.

Over a five-day line closure from Monday 15 to Friday 19 February, ...


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Scaffold lorry collision near Bere Regis

Scaffold lorry collision near Bere Regis

This morning (25 Feb), at approximately 8.53, crews from Poole and Dorchester Fire Station attended a single vehicle collision near to Bere Regis.

A scaffolding lorry had rolled into the central reservation and collided with a tree.

No one was trapped ...


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Witness appeal following burglary and theft in Weymouth

Witness appeal following burglary and theft in Weymouth

Officers investigating a burglary where car keys were stolen and the subsequent theft of number plates in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

Between 11pm on Saturday 20 February and 8.45am on Sunday 21 ...


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Burglary at business in Weymouth – witness appeal

Burglary at business in Weymouth – witness appeal

Officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward following a commercial burglary in Weymouth.

At around 8.35am on Monday 22 February 2021 it was reported that a break-in had occurred at Hungerhill Garage on Lower Putton ...


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Update in relation to reported dog bite incident in Weymouth

Update in relation to reported dog bite incident in Weymouth

The owner of a dog that was involved in an alleged dog bite incident has been identified following an image appeal.

At around 10.30am on Thursday 18 February 2021 a family group was walking along Queensland Road when they came ...


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Great Dorset Steam Fair 2021 CANCELLED

Great Dorset Steam Fair 2021 CANCELLED

The organisers of the Steam Fair have released this statement today (Tues 23 Feb)

Following a further review by the Great Dorset Steam Fair Board of Directors, it is with much regret and sadness that I confirm the 2021 Great ...


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Durdle Door: Leave Only Footsteps, Take Only Memories

Durdle Door: Leave Only Footsteps, Take Only Memories

Lulworth Estate lobbies government for better countryside manners on behalf of UK’s coast and countryside.

James Weld of the Lulworth Estate has told KeeP 106 that they have engaged with government and lodged a petition with the Government Petitions Committee ...


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Men jailed for kidnap, assault and blackmail offences

Men jailed for kidnap, assault and blackmail offences

Four men have been jailed after a man was kidnapped from outside his home in Bridport then assaulted and blackmailed.

Leslie Richardson, also known as Leslie Ades, aged 53 and of Westcliff-on-Sea, Lewis James Needham, aged 29 and of Dorchester, ...


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Dorset Chamber comment on PM Lockdown Announcement

Dorset Chamber comment on PM Lockdown Announcement

Ian Girling, Dorset Chamber chief executive, has said: “The Prime Minister’s roadmap finally provides some very welcome direction of travel.

“Although there is light at the end of the tunnel, many businesses in the hardest hits sectors such as non-essential ...


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Unpaid Carers can now request free PPE

Unpaid Carers can now request free PPE

Following the announcement from The Department for Health & Social Care, unpaid carers in the Dorset Council area can now request free Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for when they are carrying out their caring responsibilities. There is a focus ...


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Picnic in the Parks launches with ideas to live well and love nature

Picnic in the Parks launches with ideas to live well and love nature

Stepping into Nature are excited to announce that Picnic in the Parks, a popular event in Dorset, has moved online and is full of fresh ideas to find inspiration, discover new experiences and enjoy fun health and nature-related activities.

Spending ...


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Almost quarter of a million jabs delivered in Dorset

Almost quarter of a million jabs delivered in Dorset

Figures published today (19 Feb 2021) show the COVID-19 vaccination programme which started on December 8 has now delivered 240,890 doses in Dorset and rising.

Over 15 million people have now received at least one dose across the UK with ...


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Award winning chippy gives back to community

Award winning chippy gives back to community

Hot off the back of their recent gold award in the Dorset Tourism Awards, Fish ‘n’ Fritz, Weymouth decided to look for a way to say thank you to the local community.

Paul Hay, the owner of Fish ‘n’ Fritz ...


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Milestone for Aspire Adoption

Milestone for Aspire Adoption

Aspire Adoption, one of the country’s first Regional Adoption Agencies, has placed its 200th child with their forever family.

The Adoption Agency for Dorset Council and Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole (BCP) Council have continued, without pause, through the Covid-19 pandemic, to ...


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Flood Warnings Issued

Flood Warnings Issued

Following the persistent rain that Dorset has experienced, and more yet to come, the Environment Agency have issued a number of warning across the county.

Groundwater levels in West Dorset have been receding following the dry, cold weather we experienced ...


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Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Authority want to hear from you

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Authority want to hear from you

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Authority (DWFRA) is inviting local people to give their views on its draft Community Safety Plan, after a public consultation into the plan opened today (17 February), running until 13 May.

All fire and ...


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Council proposes to stop funding its Tourist Information Centres

Council proposes to stop funding its Tourist Information Centres

Dorset Council will propose to stop funding their last three Tourist Information Centres (TICs) in Dorchester, Sherborne and Wareham that it currently runs, and to investigate alternative ways of providing these services in the future.

Dorset Council cannot afford to ...


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Appeal for information following incident involving a dog in Weymouth

Appeal for information following incident involving a dog in Weymouth

Officers are appealing for anyone with information to come forward after a man sustained an injury during an incident involving a dog in Weymouth.

At around 9.40pm on Monday 8 February 2021 a man and woman were walking their dog ...


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Open letter to Dorset Residents – Thank You

Open letter to Dorset Residents - Thank You

NHS Dorset say, to local residents, Thank you for your continued support for your local NHS. Your support means so much to everyone in the NHS.

Thanks to the tireless work of everyone – from vaccinators to volunteers – the ...


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