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Radio Station from Dorchester, covering Central-Southern Dorset

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Car fire closes Puddletown Bypass

Car fire closes Puddletown Bypass

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 ...


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Update – man missing in the Weymouth area located

Update – man missing in the Weymouth area located

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 ...


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Lions Fundraising Busk Bonanza

Lions Fundraising Busk Bonanza

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 ...


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MP’s ‘call for action’ answered for Dorchester South

MP's 'call for action' answered for Dorchester South

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 ...


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Litter heroes take on summer challenge

Litter heroes take on summer challenge

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 ...


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Covid-19 cases dropping across the county

Covid-19 cases dropping across the county

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 ...


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Wyke Regis Rainbows first to take on the Summer Reading Challenge

Wyke Regis Rainbows first to take on the Summer Reading Challenge

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, ...


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Help the RNLI by donating via our local Lifeboat Station fundraisers

Help the RNLI by donating via our local Lifeboat Station fundraisers

While Weymouth RNLI lifeboat station will not be having a ‘Lifeboat week’ this year, some of the station volunteer fund raisers will still be out and about around the town from the 1st to 7th August raising awareness of ...


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Appeal for information following theft of watch in Dorchester

Appeal for information following theft of watch in Dorchester

Officers investigating the theft of a high-value watch in Dorchester are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

At around 2.30pm on Saturday 17 July 2021 an elderly man was approached on Woodlands Crescent in Poundbury by ...


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Witness appeal following reported attempted robbery in Weymouth

Witness appeal following reported attempted robbery in Weymouth

Detectives investigating an alleged attempted robbery at a store in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Dorset Police received a report at 1.05pm on Saturday 24 July 2021 of a man who was reported to be in possession ...


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Relieved sailor rescued by Weymouth Lifeboats

Relieved sailor rescued by Weymouth Lifeboats

Both of Weymouth RNLI lifeboats were launched shortly before midnight on Sunday 25th July following reports of an overdue dingy sailor who had launched into Portland Harbour.

Arriving on scene at 00.15am on Monday 26th an intensive search of Portland ...


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Lifeboat and Coastguard helicopter assist diver with suspected bends

Lifeboat and Coastguard helicopter assist diver with suspected bends

Weymouth RNLI all-weather lifeboat was launched at 3.15pm on Sunday 25th July 2021 at the request of Solent Coastguard, to assist with a diver with a suspected case of the bends.

At the time of launching, it was not known ...


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Covid update for Dorset 23 July

Covid update for Dorset 23 July

Stay safe and help prevent the spread of COVID-19

As England has moved into Step 4 and most legal restrictions have been lifted, everybody needs to continue to act carefully and remain cautious.

The requirement to wear face coverings in law ...


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Warning to drivers from Highways England

Warning to drivers from Highways England

Drivers are being urged to take extra care on motorways and major A roads overnight and through the weekend due to the potential for heavy rain.

Following Met Office yellow warnings for rain, wind and thunderstorms, through tonight, tomorrow and ...


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Council to remove Westham Bridge Cycle Shelter

Council to remove Westham Bridge Cycle Shelter

Officers in the Highways team at Dorset Council will begin removing the old bike shelter on Westham Bridge in Weymouth after a recent survey showed overwhelming support for relocating the facilities.

As reported early last month, the existing cycle shelter ...


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Scott Chilton confirmed as preferred candidate for Chief Constable

Scott Chilton confirmed as preferred candidate for Chief Constable

Deputy Chief Constable Scott Chilton has been chosen as the preferred candidate for Chief Constable of Dorset Police.

The decision was announced on Wednesday, 21 July, by Police and Crime Commissioner David Sidwick, but will be subject to a confirmation ...


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New Safe Space set up in Weymouth to look after vulnerable night-time visitors

New Safe Space set up in Weymouth to look after vulnerable night-time visitors

A new multi-agency initiative has been launched to help look after vulnerable people on nights out in Weymouth, taking pressure off the ambulance service and A&E wards.

The Safe Space project ensures that people have a safe place to go ...


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Overall crime continues to drop for Dorset Police

Overall crime continues to drop for Dorset Police

Dorset Police has seen a 13.4 per cent drop in recorded crime, according to new figures released on Thursday 22 July 2021, and has the ninth lowest crime rate in England & Wales.

Data released by the Office for National ...


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Witness appeal following assault in Weymouth

Witness appeal following assault in Weymouth

Officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward following an assault in Weymouth.

At around 7pm on Monday 19 July 2021 the victim – a 16-year-old girl from Somerset – approached a group of people on ...


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Raising funds for Air Ambulance….by auctioning his classic car!

Raising funds for Air Ambulance....by auctioning his classic car!

Ron Kingman is auctioning his 1948 MG TC classic car on Friday 30th July and is hoping that it will raise thousands of pounds for Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance (DSAA).

After approaching South Western Vehicle Auctions (SWVA) in Poole, ...


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Shire Hall launches its first Memory Cafe

Shire Hall launches its first Memory Cafe

On Monday 2nd of August, Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum will be launching a Memory Cafe, a relaxed drop-in session for those with memory difficulties and their carers and/or family members.

The sessions will run from 1 0AM-12PM every first ...


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New service from Weldmar Hospicecare Launched

New service from Weldmar Hospicecare Launched

‘Weldmar at Home’ – a brand new service to provide care and support at home for patients and their loved ones.

Weldmar Hospicecare in Dorset has launched a brand new service today, with the aim of providing care to patients ...


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Woman pushed to the floor following attempted robbery in Blandford

Woman pushed to the floor following attempted robbery in Blandford

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

At around 9am on Monday 19 July 2021 the victim, a woman aged her 50s, was walking along an alleyway that runs ...


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Met Office warns about “adverse health affects” in Dorset

Met Office warns about "adverse health affects" in Dorset

The Met Office are warning residents of Dorset, and the South-West in general, that high temperatures both by day and night will continue this week leading to public health impacts until midnight on Thursday 22nd July. It is believed ...


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Witness appeal following report of rape in Weymouth

Witness appeal following report of rape in Weymouth

Detectives investigating a report of rape in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward – with one man arrested.

Dorset Police received a report at around 10.15pm on Friday 16 July 2021 that a woman ...


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Witness appeal following fatal road traffic collision in Blandford

Witness appeal following fatal road traffic collision in Blandford

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

At approximately 12.30am on Saturday 17 July 2021 a collision occurred involving a silver Vauxhall Insignia and a ...


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New Sunflower Trail to raise funds for Dorset County Hospital

New Sunflower Trail to raise funds for Dorset County Hospital

A farming couple from Dorchester have come up with a colourful way to raise money for the Special Care Baby Unit which helped their premature son, as he celebrates his18th birthday.

Organisers Richard and Hazel Hoskin have created a 20 ...


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Blue light services in Dorset expecting a busy weekend

Blue light services in Dorset expecting a busy weekend

Emergency services in Dorset have met to discuss resilience issues in the county and are working together to ensure a safe level of service is maintained across the weekend.

The ambulance service, Dorset Police and the county’s hospitals are currently ...


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Covid cases in Dorset below average for South West

Covid cases in Dorset below average for South West

The latest public health update on COVID-19 in Dorset shows that, whilst cases of COVID-19 continue to rise across the county, case rates in both the Dorset Council and BCP Council areas are below the average rates for the ...


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People in Dorset urged to have second jabs at eight weeks

People in Dorset urged to have second jabs at eight weeks

People in Dorset are being urged to bring forward their second life-saving COVID-19 vaccination to eight weeks to protect themselves and others.

They can either attend a walk-in clinic or rebook their appointment at one of the many vaccine clinics ...


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