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Recent news items

Below are the 15 latest news items

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MP launches 'West Dorset Scrub Hub'

MP launches 'West Dorset Scrub Hub'

West Dorset’s MP, Chris Loder, has today launched the ‘West Dorset Scrub Hub’ calling for fabric, funds or fans of sewing to support our doctors, nurses and carers with getting more of the personal protective equipment that they need.

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Transition Town Dorchester – Polytunnel damage

On the night of April 1st/2nd, a large polytunnel belonging to Transition Town Dorchester (TTD), standing on the Community Farm off Middle Farm Way in Poundbury, Dorchester was seriously damaged. The plastic from the polytunnel, measuring 30x54ft, was ...
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Marathon success raises over £2000

Marathon success raises over £2000

Kirsty and Martin ran to success on Sunday to raise money for the Dorset County Hospital Charity. They have told Keep 106 their story…

“We both indeed had a rest day yesterday. I think the garden is winning on recovery ...
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NHS Volunteers start in Dorset

NHS Volunteers start in Dorset

Hundreds of NHS Volunteer Responders in Dorset will be able to report for duty today and start helping the NHS in its fight against coronavirus.

Over 750,000 people, nationally, signed up to the NHS' call for volunteers in just four ...
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Busy 24 hours for our fire service

Busy 24 hours for our fire service

A fire broke out in the Grade II listed Chalmington Manor between Dorchester and Yeovil this morning (Monday 6th April).

At the height of the blaze there were 12 fire engines, 1 aerial ladder platform, 2 water carriers, 2 support ...
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Murder investigation in Weymouth – two men charged

Murder investigation in Weymouth – two men charged

Detectives investigating the death of a man in Weymouth have charged two men with murder.

At 4.13pm on Saturday 4 April 2020 Dorset Police was called to a report of a possible assault at an address on Dorchester Road.

Officers attended, ...
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Portland Couple Tie the Knot at DCH

Portland Couple Tie the Knot at DCH

A couple from Portland have tied the knot at Dorset County Hospital to celebrate their love amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

Tina and Mick Hickton exchanged their vows in the hospital's Chapel on Friday (3) after they received a special licence ...
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Murder investigation launched in Weymouth

Murder investigation launched in Weymouth

Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a man died following an alleged assault in Weymouth.

At 4.13pm on Saturday 4 April 2020 Dorset Police was called to a report of a possible assault at an address on Dorchester Road.

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Man charged for reportedly contaminating goods in Bridport

Man charged for reportedly contaminating goods in Bridport

A man has been charged for allegedly contaminating goods at a supermarket in Bridport.

At around 2pm on Friday 3 April 2020 a man entered Lidl on St Andrews Road wearing a face mask and gloves. He allegedly lowered the ...
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Local project to make handmade face masks

Local project to make handmade face masks

The Bonjour Cafe Poundbury has teamed up with The Embroidery Barn and Dorchester Town Council to provide volunteers and key workers with homemade face masks to help protect them when they're working to help those in need.

Emma from the ...
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Stay Home!

Stay Home!

For some, the guidance isn't clear enough…

Keep 106 has received reports that some people, with second homes in Dorset, have been traveling to the county to 'isolate'. Its claimed that village stores have seen second homeowners attend to stock ...
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840 circuits of the garden – for DCH!

840 circuits of the garden - for DCH!

Martin and Kirsty Smithleigh were intending to run the Manchester Marathon on 5th April but of course it has been cancelled because of the coronavirus crisis. It would be a great shame to let all their hard work training ...
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Stay At Home, Protect The NHS And Save Lives

Stay At Home, Protect The NHS And Save Lives

The single most important action you can take is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives.

Have a big weekend in! The weather is set to be good this weekend, but to help save lives ...
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Hotel is helping people leaving hospital

Hotel is helping people leaving hospital

As part of the efforts to help people get out of hospital when they are fit to do so, a new model is being launched in South Dorset.

The Best Western Hotel Rembrandt on Dorchester Road in Weymouth will be ...
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Do you need help during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Do you need help during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Many of the Dorchester clubs have come together to offer you assistance during this unprecedented time.

The Dorchester Community Support Group volunteers can help you with;

  • Putting you in contact with useful Dorchester Groups
  • Shopping
  • Collection of prescriptions

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