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Recent news items

Below are the 15 latest news items

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New fundraising initiative launched by Friends of Dorset County Hospital

New fundraising initiative launched by Friends of Dorset County Hospital

A new fundraising initiative at Dorset County Hospital will help provide earlier diagnosis for patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Friends of Dorset County Hospital have pledged to raise £20,000 for a new ultrasound machine for the Rheumatology Department. The machine will ...
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Time to report damage following recent storms

Time to report damage following recent storms

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) is calling on farmers, land owners and land managers to report any damage they find to the electricity network on their land, following the recent storms that have swept across SSEN's central southern ...
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Dorset's £4.3 million to boost rural mobile connectivity

Dorset's £4.3 million to boost rural mobile connectivity

A bid led by Dorset Council has been awarded £4.335m to help understand how rural communities could benefit from next generation mobile connectivity. A consortium of council, local, national and international partners plans to show that mobile infrastructure can ...
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Flood Warnings UPDATE 20/02

Flood Warnings UPDATE 20/02

These are the current flood warnings issued by the Environment Agency.

Please note previous warnings for Upper Frome, Maiden Newton to Dorchester, and Lower Frome from Dorchester to East Stoke are no longer in force.

Cerne Valley –

The groundwater levels in ...
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West Dorset MP achieves compensation for strike-hit rail commuters

West Dorset MP achieves compensation for strike-hit rail commuters

Chris Loder, MP for West Dorset, has achieved an unprecedented compensation package for commuters and season ticket holders impacted by strike action, following pressure from Parliament last week.

Mr Loder, who is also chairman of the ...
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Artsreach announce 30th Anniversary Ceilidh

Artsreach announce 30th Anniversary Ceilidh

Step into spring and enjoy a night of dancing to toe-tapping tunes as Artsreach celebrates 30 years of bringing live, professional performances to rural communities across Dorset.

Artsreach launched its first programme in 1990, with just nine communities hosting events. ...
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Appeal for witnesses following burglary in Weymouth

Appeal for witnesses following burglary in Weymouth

Officers investigating a burglary at a community centre in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

Between 11pm on Sunday 16 February and 8.30am on Monday 17 February 2020 a burglary occurred in ...
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Update – man arrested in connection with alleged hate crime on Portland

Update – man arrested in connection with alleged hate crime on Portland

A man has been arrested in connection with an alleged hate crime on Portland following a CCTV appeal.

It was reported that at around 8.20pm on Tuesday 28 January 2020 the driver of the number 1 First bus stopped at ...
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Update – man due in court in connection with alleged fail-to-stop collision in Weymouth

Update – man due in court in connection with alleged fail-to-stop collision in Weymouth

A man is due to appear in court in connection with an alleged fail-to-stop collision in Weymouth.

At approximately 6.15am on Wednesday 24 July 2019 it was reported that a cyclist was involved in a collision with a ...
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Council wins funding to help rough sleepers

Council wins funding to help rough sleepers

Dorset Council has been awarded nearly £500,000 of government funding to help tackle rough sleeping in the county.

This further grant of £472,470 from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) follows a bid by Dorset Council's Housing ...
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Safety warning as Storm Dennis approaches

Safety warning as Storm Dennis approaches

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding local people about the dangers of flooding as Storm Dennis brings heavy rain and strong winds to the region.

With the bad weather likely to last over ...
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Storm Dennis set to affect West Dorset Coast

Storm Dennis set to affect West Dorset Coast

A Flood Alert has been issued by the Environment Agency. Flooding is possible for: Lyme Regis, Charmouth, Seatown, West Bay, Bothenhampton, Burton Freshwater, Burton Bradstock, Cogdean Beach, Chesil Beach, West Fleet, East Fleet and Chiswell.

Storm Dennis is forecast this ...
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Dorchester Beerex 2020 – A Record Breaker

Dorchester Beerex 2020 - A Record Breaker

Organisers of Dorchester Beerex 2020, West Dorset Campaign For Real Ale (CAMRA) in partnership with Casterbridge Rotary club are extremely proud to announce this year's grand total will be in excess of 19.5K by far the most money the ...
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Detective Constable Dismissed from Dorset Police

Detective Constable Dismissed from Dorset Police

A detective constable with Dorset Police has been dismissed after being found to have committed gross misconduct.

DC Nick Gravenor was the subject of a public misconduct hearing following a thorough investigation into allegations that he had used inappropriate sexualised ...
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Update – arrest in connection with reported assault in Weymouth

Update – arrest in connection with reported assault in Weymouth

A man has been arrested in connection with a reported assault in Weymouth.

At around 4.30am on Friday 18 October 2019 it was reported that a 24-year-old man was approached by two men after leaving Actor's bar in ...
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