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Below are the 15 latest news items

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24 hour Devon to Dorset challenge

24 hour Devon to Dorset challenge

Why Matt’s 24 hour Devon to Dorset challenge is so much more than a sponsored walk.

When it comes to his relationship with Weldmar Hospicecare, Matt Smith is not only the charity’s Director of Fundraising and Marketing. He’s recently spent ...


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MP intervenes to save a million overnight stays in West Dorset

MP intervenes to save a million overnight stays in West Dorset

More than a million overnight stays in West Dorset’s holiday parks and campsites have been saved, due to timely intervention by Chris Loder MP, leading to Government restrictions for the sector being eased from 4th July. Visitors have started ...


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Top tips on making the most of shopping trips as restrictions ease

Top tips on making the most of shopping trips as restrictions ease

With various retailers now re-open and new health and safety measures put in place, Dorchester’s Brewery Square is helping advise shoppers how to make the most of their shopping day out.
Charlotte Spracklen, centre manager at Brewery Square, told ...


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New digital resources support safer driving

New digital resources support safer driving

As lockdown eases and more people take to the roads, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service has produced three new digital resources to promote safe driving.

They can be found at www.dwfire.org.uk/road-safety-during-covid-19 and include links, ...


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Travellers on the Great Field

Travellers on the Great Field

Travelers have arrived at The Great Field in Poundbury.

Around 10 caravans and other vehicles are on the field, including horses.

Work is due to begin on the Pavilion and whilst families are starting to enjoy this green space once again, ...


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Appeal for witnesses following reported collision in Weymouth

Appeal for witnesses following reported collision in Weymouth

Officers investigating a reported road traffic collision in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses or anyone with relevant dashcam footage to come forward – with one man arrested.

Dorset Police received a report at around 5.10pm on Sunday 5 July 2020 ...


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Farm equipment stolen

Farm equipment stolen

Officers investigating the theft of farming equipment in West Dorset are appealing for witnesses to come forward and issuing images of some of the stolen items.

Between 5pm on Saturday 27 June and 8am on Sunday 28 June 2020 a ...


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Thank you to our communities and visitors

Thank you to our communities and visitors

Dorset Police is thanking its communities and visitors for contributing to a largely peaceful weekend following the lifting of further COVID-19 restrictions.

The Force had been planning extensively with partners throughout the lockdown period for the lifting of restrictions in ...


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Witness appeal following fatal road traffic collision in Wool

Witness appeal following fatal road traffic collision in Wool

Officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with relevant dashcam to come forward as they investigate a fatal road traffic collision in Wool.

Dorset Police was called at 5.35pm on Sunday 5 July 2020 to a report of a collision ...


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Time to… Shop Local!

Time to... Shop Local!

Dorchester has prepared a warm welcome for those returning to the High Street this weekend. Shoppers will enjoy a colourful display of overhead banners throughout South Street, reminding them to observe social distancing and pointing out some of the ...


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Beach Motocross CANCELLED

Beach Motocross CANCELLED

The popular Weymouth Beach Race, which was scheduled for October 18th, has unfortunately been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Below is the statement posted by an official of the event.

If you have already entered full refunds will be ...


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KeeP David on Wheels

KeeP David on Wheels

The Prince of Wales School are looking to raise £1,500 to purchase David a trike. Below is a video of David testing out a similar trike.

David lives in the Castle Park area of Dorchester and has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) ...


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Proposed new Children’s Home in Weymouth

Proposed new Children's Home in Weymouth

Weymouth’s proposed new children’s home in Dorchester Road will also have two ‘flatlets’ for emergency use and a centre for supervised visits between children in care and their family.

The centre itself will house 4-5 children, most likely teenagers, with ...


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Weymouth’s Town Bridge turns 90 this weekend

Weymouth's Town Bridge turns 90 this weekend

On the 4th July 2020, Weymouth’s Town Bridge will be 90 years old.

Weymouth Town Bridge was officially opened at 12.30pm on 4th July 1930 during a grand opening ceremony by HRH Duke of York who later became King George ...


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Call for innovative policing ideas receives more than 100 bids

Call for innovative policing ideas receives more than 100 bids

Dorset Police officers and staff have submitted more than 100 bids to a new fund aimed at enabling the Force to develop innovative projects and transform for the future.

Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill and Chief Constable James ...


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