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Recent news items

Below are the 15 latest news items

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Witness appeal following assault in Weymouth

Witness appeal following assault in Weymouth

Officers investigating an assault in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

The assault occurred on The Esplanade between Aura and the Lazy Lizard at around 3am on Sunday 22 December 2019. The victim, a ...
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Give your views on future funding for voluntary organisations

Give your views on future funding for voluntary organisations

Dorset Council is looking for your thoughts on how to financially support the voluntary community sector beyond March 2021.

A total of £1.9 million has been invested this year into the voluntary community sector (VCS) by all six predecessor councils ...
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Update – man arrested in connection with reported robbery in Weymouth

Update – man arrested in connection with reported robbery in Weymouth

A man has been arrested in connection with a reported robbery at a pharmacy in Weymouth.

Dorset Police received a report at 10.15am on Tuesday 24 December 2019 that a man had entered Wessex Pharmacies Ltd in Avenue ...
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CoastSnap – Your coastline needs you!

CoastSnap – Your coastline needs you!

Dorset Council has installed two 'CoastSnap' points at West Bay and is now asking people walking past to take pictures there.

The CoastSnap points feature special smart phone cradles that point in a particular direction. This means images taken there ...
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CCTV appeal following assault in Weymouth

CCTV appeal following assault in Weymouth

Officers investigating an assault on man in Weymouth are issuing a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to.

At around 4.30am on Friday 18 October 2019 it was reported that a 24-year-old man was approached by ...
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Witness appeal following burglary at bike store in Weymouth

Witness appeal following burglary at bike store in Weymouth

Officers investigating a burglary at a bike store in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

At around 9.45pm on Tuesday 31 December 2019 a door at Mud Sweat and Gears on Link Park was ...
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Dorchester Beerex – it's nearly here

Dorchester Beerex - it's nearly here

Customers are looking forward to what will be one of the best beer selections available ever at Dorchester Beerex this year, organised by West Dorset Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and Casterbridge Rotary. The popular festival sponsored by Palmers ...
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Scout Post delivers 30,000 Christmas Cards!

Scout Post delivers 30,000 Christmas Cards!

Not everybody sends Christmas greetings by email and the Dorchester & West Dorset Scouts have been heartened by the support given to them by members of the public in this, their 32nd year of the Scout Post scheme in ...
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CCTV appeal following shoplifting offence on Portland

CCTV appeal following shoplifting offence on Portland

Officers investigating a report of a theft from Lidl on Portland are issuing CCTV images of two people they would like to speak to.

At 4.14pm on Wednesday 11 December 2019 a man and woman entered Lidl on Hamm Beach ...
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How many smoke alarms do you have?

How many smoke alarms do you have?

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service as part of the Fire Kills campaign is asking people to make sure they fit smoke alarms on every level of their home and to test them regularly.

Many people ...
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The deadline for school places is fast approaching!

The deadline for school places is fast approaching!

Don't miss the deadline to apply for school places for September 2020. With only eight days left to sign up, there are still over 600 families who have yet to apply.

Children born between 01 September 2015 and 31 August ...
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Weldmar Hospicecare's first Frosty 5k event raises £12,000 for the charity

Weldmar Hospicecare's first Frosty 5k event raises £12,000 for the charity

The Great Field at Poundbury was turned into a winter wonderland at the weekend, with almost 400 people taking part in Weldmar Hospicecare's first ever Frosty 5k, which has raised an estimated £12,000.

The event was originally due to take ...
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New year, new career – is fostering for you?

New year, new career – is fostering for you?

At the start of the new year, many people take stock and consider making changes in their lives, including looking at a new career. Will 2020 be the right time for you to make a difference to a child's life?

Becoming ...
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Appeal for witnesses to fatal collision on Upton Bypass and tribute to victim

Appeal for witnesses to fatal collision on Upton Bypass and tribute to victim

A woman who died in a fatal collision on the Upton bypass near the Bakers Arms roundabout has been named by her devastated family as 28-year-old Chloe Lloyd. 

Dorset Police was called at 8.50pm on Friday 3 January ...
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Increased adult social care and children's services funding

Increased adult social care and children's services funding

Dorset Council has submitted proposals for its 2020-21 budget in a report going to three Scrutiny Committees (People, Place and Resources) on 13 January.

These proposals include:

• Increase in funding for adult social care of £11.7m, taking the budget from ...
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