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Dorchester Beerex 2021 CANCELLED

Dorchester Beerex 2021 CANCELLED

It is with extreme sadness that organisers of the 33rd Dorchester Beerex; West Dorset Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and Dorchester Casterbridge Rotary must announce the cancelation of the 2021 event due to the current Covid 19 pandemic.

The Beerex ...


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Appeal for information following burglaries Weymouth

Appeal for information following burglaries Weymouth

Officers investigating a series of break-ins at an industrial estate in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

Between 9pm on Sunday 20 September and 3am on Monday 21 September 2020 five commercial premises on ...


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Dorset Harbours are seeking your views

Dorset Harbours are seeking your views

Following the formation of the unitary authority of Dorset Council in 2019, the Harbours Committee are looking ahead as to how Weymouth, Bridport (West Bay) and Lyme Regis Harbours will develop over the next 10 years. The Dorset Coast ...


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Wonderful Watts Wins It For Sherborne

Wonderful Watts Wins It For Sherborne

Sherborne Town Ladies played against Bournemouth Sports in the Preliminary Round of the Vitality Women’s FA Cup on Sunday 20th September. A big game for both teams, Bournemouth Sports have played Sherborne in previous pre-season friendlies but have yet ...


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Non-school uniform day at Prince Of Wales First School raises money for DCH

Non-school uniform day at Prince Of Wales First School raises money for DCH

Children and staff at The Prince of Wales School in Dorchester held a Non-School Uniform Day in aid of Dorset County Hospital’s ‘COVID-19 Appeal’ on Friday 18th September 2020.

Children and staff came to school dressed as “Key Workers” with ...


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Man found following concern for welfare

Man found following concern for welfare

Officers who were trying locate a man following a concern for welfare due to a fire near Bere Regis are pleased to be able to update that he has been identified and found.

At 11.30pm on Friday 18 September 2020, ...


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Bridging The Gap Between the Church and the Community With Music

Bridging The Gap Between the Church and the Community With Music

Holy Trinity Church on the town bridge, Weymouth, welcomes their new Director of Music James Lloyd Thomas. His role will be to develop and enhance the music with the choir, public events and concerts in this special place. Holy ...


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Missing man from Dorchester found

Missing man from Dorchester found

Officers searching for a missing Dorchester man are pleased to update that he has been found.

Dorset Police received a report on Friday 18 September 2020 raising concern for the welfare of Jamie Rogers after he failed to turn up ...


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15 year old patient launches song in aid of Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance who saved her life

15 year old patient launches song in aid of  Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance who saved her life

Maisie Sheridan from Weymouth is one very talented girl! On this day four years ago, she was involved in a serious road traffic incident when she was hit by a camper van on her way to a dance class; ...


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Children in Dorset will be asked to wear face coverings on buses from Monday

Children in Dorset will be asked to wear face coverings on buses from Monday

Young people will be asked to wear face coverings, unless they are exempt.

Young people exempt from wearing face coverings include anyone who cannot put on, wear or remove a face covering because of a physical or mental illness or ...


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Prince’s Trust Team programme returns

Prince's Trust Team programme returns

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is recruiting for the upcoming Prince’s Trust Team programme.

This 12-week personal development course is for young people aged 16-25 who are not in education, employment or training.

It involves a mixture of group ...


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Man jailed for drug dealing offences in Weymouth

Man jailed for drug dealing offences in Weymouth

A man has been jailed for more than five years for drug dealing offences in Weymouth.

Jebb James Green, aged 29 and of Lewisham, London, was sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court on Monday 14 September 2020 after admitting two charges ...


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Appeal for information after cat killed in Weymouth

Appeal for information after cat killed in Weymouth

Officers investigating an incident where a cat was killed in Weymouth are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Dorset Police received a report that a cat had been found dead in Wyke Oliver Road in Preston at around ...


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Families in Dorset encouraged to check if they qualify for free school meals

Families in Dorset encouraged to check if they qualify for free school meals

With the coronavirus pandemic having a huge effect on employment, it is expected that more families will be eligible to claim for free school meals. The scheme is a vital lifeline for many families across the county and as ...


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Respect the rule of six to protect yourself and others

Respect the rule of six to protect yourself and others

Dorset residents are being urged to play their part and prevent the spread of coronavirus after new regulations have come into effect making it illegal for groups of more than six people to gather socially.

In order to prevent the ...


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Thrilling End to Jurassic Tennis Ladder

Thrilling End to Jurassic Tennis Ladder

After a summer of exciting tennis, the Jurassic Tennis Ladder came to thrilling end. On Sunday 13th September the top 4 finishing players battled it out, playing semi finals and then a final.

The first Semi saw young Matthew Barrett ...


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MP secures Dorset Carers Hub £1500 community award

MP secures Dorset Carers Hub £1500 community award

West Dorset MP Chris Loder made a visit on Saturday 12th September to Dorset Carers Hub at its new Trinity Street centre in Dorchester. The visit, hosted by Mark and Sue Watson, was shared online with carers who talked ...


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"We’re here for you" say Dorset GPs

"We're here for you" say Dorset GPs

That’s the message from GPs in Dorset to local people as they are being reminded that primary care services are still there for them – although how they are accessed may have changed.

Despite the threat of COVID-19 decreasing in ...


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