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Recent news items

Below are the 15 latest news items

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Beach work set to start in Weymouth

Beach work set to start in Weymouth

Work to replace sand on parts of Weymouth beach and improve flood protection will begin next week. (26/11)

Dorset Council will use dump trucks and excavators to move sand from the southern end of the beach, near the Peninsula, to ...
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Flood Alert for West Dorset

Flood Alert for West Dorset

A Flood Alert has been issued by the Environment Agency for West Dorset Rivers and Streams.

Flooding is possible for: Rivers Lim, Char, Winniford, Simene, Brit, Asker, Mangerton and Bride.

River levels are forecast to rise in West Dorset Streams and ...
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Prevent the Norovirus Spread – Think NORO

Prevent the Norovirus Spread - Think NORO

Play your part this winter to stop the spread of Norovirus in Dorset – just Think NORO!

• We can all play a role in stopping the spread of this unpleasant infectious bug

• Alcohol hand gels DON'T kill the virus ...
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Prison sentence given in relation to fatal collision near Bere Regis

Prison sentence given in relation to fatal collision near Bere Regis

A motorist who caused the death of a man by driving dangerously on the A35 near Bere Regis has been convicted and sentenced to 11 years in prison.

Adrian Miroslaw Wojciechowski, aged 29 and of Yeend Close, West Mosely in ...
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Your Dorset. Your Police. Your View.

Your Dorset. Your Police. Your View.

Dorset Police are giving the general public the opportunity to step into the chief constable's shoes and tell us where they want to see resources allocated. This phase allows the public to choose where to spend resources on topics ...
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Raising money for young people

Raising money for young people

Dorset Music Hub is crowdfunding for a project that will encourage young people to make music and learn new skills.

They are proposing to create a collaborative record label to develop the musical learning and emotional expression of young people. ...
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Witness appeal following sexual assault in Sherborne

Witness appeal following sexual assault in Sherborne

Officers investigating a sexual assault in Sherborne are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

The victim, a 15-year-old girl, was walking along the footpath that runs behind Richmond Green toward Acreman Street at around 3pm on ...
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Witness appeal following fail-to-stop collision in West Dorset

Witness appeal following fail-to-stop collision in West Dorset

Officers investigating a serious injury fail-to-stop collision in West Dorset are appealing for witnesses or anyone with relevant dashcam footage to come forward.

At 5.45am on Monday 11 November 2019 Dorset Police received a report of a man walking in ...
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Weldmar 'Light up a Life' services return for Christmas 2019

Weldmar 'Light up a Life' services return for Christmas 2019

Weldmar Hospicecare's Light up a Life services return across Dorset between Wednesday 27th November and Tuesday 10th December. The services provide an opportunity for people to remember loved ones, whether they have been cared for by Weldmar or not.

The ...
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CCTV appeal following purse theft in Weymouth

CCTV appeal following purse theft in Weymouth

Officers investigating a purse theft at a Weymouth supermarket are issuing CCTV images of the two people they would like to speak to.

The victim, a woman aged in her 70s, was shopping at the Lidl store in Dorchester Road ...
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Fire Service supports National Road Safety Week

Fire Service supports National Road Safety Week

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is working in partnership with several other organisations to support National Road Safety Week, which is running between 18 and 24 November.

The Service is actively involved in both the Wiltshire & Swindon ...
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Oil Spill training exercise in Weymouth

Oil Spill training exercise in Weymouth

The exercise will be held on Tuesday 19 November in Weymouth Harbour, near the Ferry Steps.

The Weymouth Harbour Team arranged the event, which is called 'Exercise Bowser'. It is part of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency's three-yearly requirement to ...
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Invite to Weymouth Quay Regeneration Project public drop in

Invite to Weymouth Quay Regeneration Project public drop in

Want to find out the latest on the Weymouth Quay Regeneration Project? Then come along to Weymouth Library and speak to the project team.

A public drop in session will take place on Monday 18 November from 2pm until 7pm.

The ...
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Flood alert remains for Lower Frome

Flood alert remains for Lower Frome

The Environment Agency issued the warning on Thursday and remains in place due to expected heavy rain overnight this evening (Friday).

River levels remain high at the Stinsford river gauge as a result of recent rainfall.

We expect river levels to ...
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Update – missing Dorchester man located

Officers searching for missing Dorchester man Gary Cooper are pleased to confirm he has been found safe and well.

The 38-year-old was reported missing after leaving an address in Fordington at around 4pm on Thursday 14 November 2019.

Following searches, he ...
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