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Stage Seven of the Tour of Britain comes to Dorset

Stage Seven of the Tour of Britain comes to Dorset

Visit Dorset, Dorset Council’s tourism team, is thrilled to announce that it will be one of the official sponsors of Stage Seven of the Tour of Britain.

The Tour of Britain is the UK’s most prestigious cycle race which takes ...


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Council seeks your views regarding local bus services

Council seeks your views regarding local bus services

Dorset Council reports that the Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) had been prepared in response to the Government’s National Bus Strategy Bus Back Better initiative, aimed at improving bus services across England.  A refreshed document will be published early ...


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Indecent exposure incident in Weymouth – appeal for witnesses

Indecent exposure incident in Weymouth - appeal for witnesses

Officers investigating a report of indecent exposure in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

It was reported that at around 5.30pm on Wednesday 3 August 2022 a woman aged in her 20s was walking ...


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Weymouth man prosecuted for fly-tipping

Weymouth man prosecuted for fly-tipping

On Tuesday 2 August 2022 at Poole Magistrates Court, Richard Dunn (42, of Weymouth) pleaded guilty to illegally dumping stones and gravel on a verge at the side of an unnamed road at Woodsford, Dorchester back in April last ...


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Police to share real-time calls to service in Tweetathon

Police to share real-time calls to service in Tweetathon

Dorset Police will be sharing live real-time updates of emergency and non-emergency calls for service received by the Force during a 12-hour Tweetathon.

The event will run from 3pm on Friday 5 August until 3am on Saturday 6 August 2022, ...


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Brewery Square geared up for ‘Summer Of Sports’

Brewery Square geared up for 'Summer Of Sports'

Dorchester’s Brewery Square has launched a range of free sports-themed activities for shoppers every day throughout August.

Visitors can bat away the heat and put their best foot forwards in friendly competition as the Square is installing a table tennis ...


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Safety reminder as dry weather continues

Safety reminder as dry weather continues

With no end in sight to the recent dry weather, and temperatures set to rise again, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding people to take extra care when enjoying the outdoors.

Group Manager, Dave Waters, told KeeP ...


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Liz Truss visits Dorchester

Liz Truss visits Dorchester

West Dorset MP Chris Loder has welcomed the Foreign Secretary and Conservative Party Leadership candidate Liz Truss to West Dorset on Tuesday, following his endorsement of the Foreign Secretary as the next Prime Minister.

Ms Truss came to West Dorset ...


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Taste Brasserie to CLOSE

Taste Brasserie to CLOSE

Taste Brasserie, on Trinity Street in Dorchester, is to close although the Taste Cafés are to remain in the Dorset Museum and Chesil Beach locations.

The Brasseries have announced on their Facebook page that Friday 26th of August will be ...


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Witness appeal following attempted robbery in Weymouth

Witness appeal following attempted robbery in Weymouth

Officers investigating an attempted robbery in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

It is reported that at around 5.40pm on Tuesday 26 July 2022 a local man aged in his 20s was walking along ...


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‘Drink Dorset’ – Weymouth’s Octoberfest is back!

'Drink Dorset' - Weymouth's Octoberfest is back!

The organisers of Weymouth Octoberfest, West Dorset Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) are proud to announce the popular beer festival held in Weymouth Pavilion Ocean Room will return on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th October after a break of ...


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Awards celebrate children in care

Awards celebrate children in care

Dorset Council report that exceptional young people in care were celebrated for their achievements at a special awards ceremony at Monkey World in Wareham. Young people were joined by their foster carers and social workers for the event.

There were ...


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UPDATE following alleged assault on Portland

UPDATE following alleged assault on Portland

A man has been interviewed and issued with a caution following an alleged assault on Portland.

It was reported that between 4.15pm and 4.30pm on Tuesday 7 June 2022 a 16-year-old boy was cycling past the Co-op store at Fortuneswell ...


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The Voice of Cool Swing Returns to Weymouth

The Voice of Cool Swing Returns to Weymouth

It’s been a while due to the pandemic, but the cheeky crooner himself, Darron Garnett ‘The Voice Of Cool Swing’, will be joining ‘The Friends of Greenhill Gardens’ for an afternoon of Swing featuring songs from Frank Sinatra, Dean ...


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Al Molo opens in Dorchester

Al Molo opens in Dorchester

A new Dorchester restaurant opened its doors to the sound of rapturous applause, this month. Al Molo Dorchester, Ristorante Di Pesce, located in the historic Judge Jeffreys Lodging House on Dorchester’s High West Street, welcomed its first diners into ...


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Dorset County Hospital looking for volunteer patient representatives

Dorset County Hospital looking for volunteer patient representatives

Dorset County Hospital (DCH) is looking for volunteers to help shape and improve services by acting as patient representatives on key projects – including patient safety and its site development plans.

The Trust already seeks regular patient, carer, and public ...


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Teeing up for charity golf day!

Teeing up for charity golf day!

Dorchester & District Lions are holding their annual charity golf day on Friday 23rd. September at Came Down Golf Club. This is year five of what has become a very popular Stableford event in which 4-ball teams compete for ...


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Campsite managers urged to be aware of fire risks

Campsite managers urged to be aware of fire risks

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging all campsite managers in the Dorset and BCP areas to take precautions to minimise the potential fire risks in and around their sites.

The recent hot, dry weather has seen a ...


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EBIKE Cafe raises cash for local PTA

EBIKE Cafe raises cash for local PTA

Since their first birthday celebrations and charitable partnership announcement, the EBIKE Café @ Deheers has raised £1,000 for All Saints CE Academy Parents Teacher Association. Through a 10p donation for cups of coffee sold in what has become one ...


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Emergency Services rush to Cogden Beach

Emergency Services rush to Cogden Beach

Emergency Services responded to reports of concern for the welfare of a female in the water at Cogden beach yesterday (26 July), near to Burton Bradstock.

A dog walker discovered the unwell woman by the water and alerted the emergency ...


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Saving Lives Together by planning ahead!

Saving Lives Together by planning ahead!

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance (DSAA) is working alongside the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASfT) and their air ambulance colleagues in the region, to promote a campaign called ‘Saving Lives Together’.

Latest data released by SWASfT reveals ...


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Spectacular Gala Ball raising funds in aid of Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance

Spectacular Gala Ball raising funds in aid of Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance

A spectacular event is being held in aid of Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance (DSAA) on Saturday 8th October, raising funds for the life-saving charity.

‘Mission Possible’ is a Gala Ball, being organised by Jo Sams and her husband Nigel ...


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Operation Viper enforcement targets county lines couriers in Weymouth

Operation Viper enforcement targets county lines couriers in Weymouth

Dorset Police has held an operation to tackle county lines drug couriers coming into Weymouth train station and using the wider road network.

The proactive operation took place on Friday 22 July 2022, targeting those who try to use railways ...


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Serious assault in Weymouth – witness appeal

Serious assault in Weymouth - witness appeal

Detectives investigating an alleged serious assault in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

It is reported that at around 3.10am on Saturday 23 July 2022 a 19-year-old man was assaulted by two men on ...


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Pedestrian struck by van in Dorchester – witness appeal

Pedestrian struck by van in Dorchester - witness appeal

Officers investigating a road traffic collision in Dorchester are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

The incident happened at around 1.50pm on Saturday 2 July 2022. It was reported that a woman in her 80s was crossing High East Street ...


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Sexual assault in Dorchester – witness appeal

Sexual assault in Dorchester – witness appeal

Officers investigating a sexual assault in Dorchester are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

It is reported that some time between midday and early afternoon on Wednesday 20 July 2022 the victim – a woman aged ...


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Fatal accident involving three vehicles near Dorchester

Fatal accident involving three vehicles near Dorchester

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

Dorset Police received a report at around 6.50pm on Sunday 24 July 2022 of a collision involving a ...


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Get ready for new fire safety regulations

Get ready for new fire safety regulations

New fire safety regulations introduced as a result of the Grenfell Tower inquiry come into force next January.

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is now urging people responsible for any multi-occupied residential buildings to make themselves aware of ...


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Ground-breaking 5G RuralDorset project wins more national recognition

Ground-breaking 5G RuralDorset project wins more national recognition

The multi-award winning 5G RuralDorset project has won more national recognition for its internationally ground-breaking work.

Led by Dorset Council, the government funded research programme won more plaudits when it was highly commended in the Local Government Chronicle (LGC) awards ...


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Free Beach Toys at Weymouth’s New Toy Library

Free Beach Toys at Weymouth's New Toy Library

Litter Free Dorset has partnered with Weymouth Town Council and Weymouth & Portland Marine Litter Project to launch a new initiative to reduce single use plastic waste this summer, opening on Wednesday 27th July.

Weymouth will host a new toy ...


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