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Amazing Support for Air Ambulance Cycle Challenge

Amazing Support for Air Ambulance Cycle Challenge

For the 13th year running, the life-saving charity that is Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance, held its Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge on Saturday 18th May.

In what has become a real spectacle, hundreds of cyclists took part, either by ...

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Illicit D-Day Diary Unveiling Raw Soldier Experiences donated to Keep Military Museum

Illicit D-Day Diary Unveiling Raw Soldier Experiences donated to Keep Military Museum

The poignant reflections of one soldier’s journey through the tumultuous events of D-Day are set to be unveiled to the world, thanks to a generous donation by the family of Terry Parker. This extraordinary diary offers a rare and ...

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Man receives facial injuries in Weymouth assault

Man receives facial injuries in Weymouth assault

Police officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward after a man was assaulted in Weymouth.

Dorset Police received a report at 10.22pm on Thursday 16 May 2024 that a man had been assaulted outside Tesco ...

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Official opening of University Centre Kingston Maurward by Adam Henson

Official opening of University Centre Kingston Maurward by Adam Henson

Wednesday 15 May 2024 saw the formal opening of University Centre Kingston Maurward, with the ‘cutting of the ribbon’ carried out by television’s Countryfile presenter, Adam Henson.

Joined by various guests from local land-based, industry-related businesses, Dorchester Town’s Mayor & ...

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MP fears Norchester “will happen” following Dorset Wildlife Trust’s purchase of Lyscombe Farm

MP fears Norchester "will happen" following Dorset Wildlife Trust’s purchase of Lyscombe Farm

West Dorset’s MP Chris Loder fears that the 3,500-house North of Dorchester development “will happen” following Dorset Wildlife Trust’s multi-million-pound purchase of 833 acres at Lyscombe Farm – situated 10 miles north of Dorchester. The Trust’s purchase is said ...

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Single vehicle collision on Puddletown Bypass – witness appeal

Single vehicle collision on Puddletown Bypass - witness appeal

Dorset Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with relevant dashcam footage to come forward as they investigate a road traffic collision near Dorchester.

At around 1pm on Saturday 18 May 2024 Dorset Police received a report of a single-vehicle ...

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Health Secretary visits Dorset County Hospital

Health Secretary visits Dorset County Hospital

Patients and staff at Dorset hospitals met Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Victoria Atkins MP when she visited the county.

The Health Secretary, who was appointed to the post in November last year, started her tour of ...

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Weekend Sports Report

Weekend Sports Report

Bill Beaumont RFU County Championship Pool 3 result: Devon 68 points, Dorset & Wilts 43.

Devon avenged last season’s 66 points to nil defeat at the hands of Dorset & Wilts with a comprehensive victory at Ivybridge rugby club in ...

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Assaults on bus in Wyke Regis

Assaults on bus in Wyke Regis

Police investigating a report of assaults that occurred on a bus in Weymouth are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

The incident occurred on a First bus opposite the Tesco store on Portland Road in Wyke Regis at around ...

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Weymouth Outdoor Education Centre is now registered with Ofsted

Weymouth Outdoor Education Centre is now registered with Ofsted

Dorset Council is pleased to announce that Weymouth Outdoor Education Centre (WOEC) which is part of Dorset Outdoor Education Service is now Ofsted registered, a significant milestone that allows the service to accept Tax-free childcare for eligible children.

This new development opens ...

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Miles for Mosaic – How far did 13 Dorset schools run for charity?

Miles for Mosaic – How far did 13 Dorset schools run for charity?

Thirteen schools in the Dorchester area ran ‘Miles for Mosaic’ at the end of April to support the charity Mosaic which supports bereaved children.

Adding up all the individual running distances, between teachers and pupils, the schools collectively ran 4,783 miles ...

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Calling all Beachgoers: How do you spend your time at the beach?

Calling all Beachgoers: How do you spend your time at the beach?

This Summer, Litter Free Dorset and Dorset Coast Forum have launched a new survey to discover how and where you spend your beach days. They want to know all about your top beach spots, favourite water activities, and thoughts ...

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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.

Dorset Police received a report of an assault that occurred between 1am and 4am on Sunday 5 May 2024 outside the Bee Cars ...

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Robbery at Dorchester store – CCTV appeal

Robbery at Dorchester store - CCTV appeal

Officers are issuing CCTV images of a man they would like to identify as they investigate a robbery in Dorchester.

Dorset Police received a report at around 2.15pm on Friday 3 May 2024 that a man had made threats to ...

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Weekend Sports Report

Weekend Sports Report

Result of the Bill Beaumont RFU County Championship: Dorset & Wilts 39 pts. v Berkshire 28 at Swanage & Wareham RFC.

Current League Champions Dorset & Wilts who lifted the Division 2 trophy last season by beating Durham in the ...

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Northern Lights over Dorchester

Northern Lights over Dorchester

It seems that gone are the days when you had to travel to the very north of the UK, or Norway or Finland to observe the aurora borealis which is created when energized particles from the sun slam into ...

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FURTHER UPDATE: Weymouth stabbing – man charged with various offences

FURTHER UPDATE: Weymouth stabbing - man charged with various offences

A man has been charged and due to appear in court in connection with an alleged assault in Weymouth.

Dorset Police received a report at 8.42pm on Saturday 4 May 2024 that a man had sustained suspected stab wounds following ...

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Moving vehicle damaged by teens throwing stones on Portland

Moving vehicle damaged by teens throwing stones on Portland

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after stones where thrown at vehicles on Portland.

At approximately 3.10pm on Saturday 4 May 2024 a group of male teenagers, aged around 13 to 16 years old, were throwing stones onto ...

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The Gardens Group calls for people to harvest rainwater at home

The Gardens Group calls for people to harvest rainwater at home

Following the high levels of rainfall seen this winter, The Gardens Group, which runs Poundbury Garden Centre and has two more centres in Dorset and Somerset, is calling for gardeners across the region and beyond to harvest rainwater at ...

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Police appeal for information following suspicious incident in Weymouth

Police appeal for information following suspicious incident in Weymouth

Dorset Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward following a suspicious incident in Weymouth.

At around 4.50pm on Friday 26 April 2024 a woman was sitting in the passenger seat of a parked vehicle in ...

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Weekend Sports Report

Weekend Sports Report

In the local Dorset Cricket Leagues Dorchester beat Poole at home by 13 runs, Weymouth were beaten at Redlands by Marnhull by 32 runs, Bere Regis won at Sherborne by 9 runs, Martinstown won at home against Christchurch by ...

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Hot Air Balloon Festival in pictures

Hot Air Balloon Festival in pictures

Despite reported traffic problems causing long delays on the A35 the Dorset Hot Air Balloon Festival held at the Dorset County Showground on 4th May appears to have been a success, according to our reporter Idris Martin.

However, there were ...

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David Sidwick re-elected as Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner

David Sidwick re-elected as Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner

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

The declaration was made today (Saturday May 4) by Graham Farrant, Police Area Returning Officer, following Police and Crime Commissioner elections on May 2.

David Sidwick will take ...

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Lib Dems take control of Dorset Council from Conservatives

Lib Dems take control of Dorset Council from Conservatives

Dorset residents went to the polls on 2 May to elect 82 representatives to Dorset Council.  Local town and parish council, and Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner elections were also held on the same day.

Votes for Dorset Council were ...

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Man jailed for child sex offences on Portland

Man jailed for child sex offences on Portland

A man who sexually assaulted a young girl on Portland has been jailed.

Stephen Lewis, aged 72 and of Weymouth, was found guilty at Bournemouth Crown Court on Thursday 18 April 2024 of sexual assault of a child under 13, ...

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Last Chance to Register for Air Ambulance Cycle Challenge

Last Chance to Register for Air Ambulance Cycle Challenge

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance is holding its annual Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge on Saturday 18th May 2024 and is encouraging those who wish to take part, to sign up before online registration closes at midnight on Sunday ...

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Gas leak closes Hamm Beach Road near Sailing Academy

Gas leak closes Hamm Beach Road near Sailing Academy

Our reporter Idris Martin advises that a major gas leak near the Royal Sailing Academy on Hamm Beach Road off Portland Causeway Road (note the main A354 to Portland is unaffected).

The emergency services have closed the access road to ...

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Dorchester singer/songwriter releases charity single

Dorchester singer/songwriter releases charity single

Dorchester singer/songwriter Nick Capaldi has just released a new single called ‘Lovely People’ which he is hoping will raise funds and awareness to local children’s charity, Julia’s House Hospice.

Nick explains, ” One of my favourite charities is Julia’s House ...

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Dorset Police warn of fraudsters claiming to be banks or police officers

Dorset Police warn of fraudsters claiming to be banks or police officers

Dorset Police received several reports of suspected courier fraud between 23 April and 30 April 2024.

Courier fraud typically sees a victim receive an unexpected call from someone claiming to be a police officer or bank. The caller may be ...

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Grant funding from Dorset Council available for businesses

Grant funding from Dorset Council available for businesses

Following the success of the first round of Dorset Council’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) and Rural England Prosperity Fund (REPF) grants, are open.

Dorset Council received a total of 64 applications in the previous round, including a number of ...

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