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Recent news items

Below are the 15 latest news items

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Motorists Battle The Downpours

Motorists Battle The Downpours

Drivers in Dorset have been taking the rough with the smooth today (Friday 18 Oct) as small breaks in the rain brought the sunshine.

Those breaks were few and when the rain did return. it returned in force!

Torrential and persistent ...
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Road rage incident in Weymouth

Road rage incident in Weymouth

Image appeal following road rage incident in Weymouth

Officers investigating a road rage incident in Weymouth are issuing images of the suspect and his motorcycle.

The incident occurred at around 12pm on Tuesday 24 September 2019 at the traffic lights between ...
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Cat treated after House fire in Dorchester

Cat treated after House fire in Dorchester

At approximately 11:13hrs Dorset and Wiltshire fire control mobilised two crews from Dorchester and one crew from Weymouth to reports of a property fire in Dorchester.

Upon arrival it was evident there was smoke issuing but reports of the fire ...
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Next of Kin Appeal – James Frank Johnson

Next of Kin Appeal - James Frank Johnson

The Coroner for Dorset is seeking the assistance of the public to find the next of kin of a man who died in Maiden Newton near Dorchester.

James Frank Johnson, who was 67 years old, died at his home ...
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Organisations gather to share activities

Organisations gather to share activities

Christian Aid's Dorchester and District committee has invited a range of local justice organisations to run stalls and give information about their activities at a coffee morning on Saturday 19 October.

The event, which takes place at the United Church, ...
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Share your views on Policing in Dorset

Share your views on Policing in Dorset

Dorset Police has launched 'Your Dorset. Your Police. Your View.' – a new way to make your views heard to help shape the county's policing in the future.

On 14 October 2019, Dorset Police launched an online priority setter to ...
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How to report discarded needles

How to report discarded needles

Hazardous waste such as discarded needles can occasionally be found across the country.

Although it's a national issue, we would like to remind people that if you ever see one, do not touch, unless it poses an immediate danger.

If you ...
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Weldmar Hospicecare discovers Florence Nightingale letter

Weldmar Hospicecare discovers Florence Nightingale letter

Thanks to the generosity of the people of Dorset, Weldmar Hospicecare has many treasures to discover in its chain of charity shops and outlets.

These donations are unusually handed in over the counter when someone's had a clear out or ...
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Flood Warning for Upper Frome at Maiden Newton

Flood Warning for Upper Frome at Maiden Newton

Flood Warning has been issued by the Environment Agency.

Flooding is expected for: Dorchester Road and Frome Lane area of Maiden Newton.

River levels have risen at the Maiden Newton river gauge as a result of heavy overnight rainfall. Consequently, ...
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History Centre begins Dame Elisabeth Frink project

History Centre begins Dame Elisabeth Frink project

Dorset History Centre are beginning a project to catalogue the papers of Dame Elisabeth Frink, a renowned sculptor with strong local connections.

Dame Elisabeth Frink RA (1930-1993) was one of Britain's most renowned sculptors. Her works are held by museums ...
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Burglary in Weymouth – witness appeal

Burglary in Weymouth – witness appeal

Officers investigating a burglary at an address in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward – an image of some of the stolen items has been released.

Between 10am and 4pm on Saturday 5 October ...
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Sir Oliver Letwin Donates Tree to Damers

Sir Oliver Letwin Donates Tree to Damers

"Thank you (Extinction Rebellion) for my tree!"

West Dorset MP Sir Oliver Letwin has received a tree from the group whilst in Westminster today (10/10).

Sir Oliver will be bringing it back from Westminster to West Dorset and presenting it to ...
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Flood Protection Work in Weymouth

Flood Protection Work in Weymouth

Work to improve flood protection will begin on Weymouth beach next week. (15/10)

Dorset Council will start work to lower the level of the beach near the sea wall on Tuesday. This will help protect sea front properties from coastal ...
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Two people charged in connection with death of man in Weymouth

Two people charged in connection with death of man in Weymouth

Detectives investigating the death of a man in Weymouth have charged a man and woman with manslaughter.

Dorset Police was called at 10.17am on Saturday 7 September 2019 by the ambulance service following reports of the sudden death of a ...
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Dorset Council awarded for efforts to help environment

Dorset Council awarded for efforts to help environment

Councillors and officers at Dorset Council have been celebrating success recently as their efforts to care for the environment and fight climate change have been recognised by several organisations.

Waste management and vehicle emissions are two of the most important ...
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