Dorset

Dorset caravan and campsite already in operation are refused planning permission

Planners have refused retrospective permission to turn a 2.5 hectare field in Dorchester Road, Lytchett Minster into a caravan and campsite.The application for Papushka Fields relates to facilities which have already been in place since March 2021 and included new gates to the site, which ward councilors described as ‘intrusive …

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Dorset shop owner warns others after he fell victim to a creepy Instagram scam

A shop owner has warned other business owners not to trust anyone online after her shop’s Instagram account was hacked. Jessica Parish fell for the “creepy” scam in February, and despite many efforts couldn’t get the account back three months later. “You just can’t trust someone who sends you direct …

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Bridport Big Band Jubilee Concert

Memories were stirred ahead of a special event in Bridport to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Next weekend, the Bridport Big Band will perform at a concert organized by the Rotary Club of Bridport to mark the 70th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II on February 6, 1952. …

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Sandpolo returns to Sandbanks Beach in Dorset in July 2022

Sandpolo is poised to break attendance records as it reaches the 15-year milestone. The British Beach Polo Championships, otherwise known as Sandpolo, celebrate their 15th anniversary on July 8-9. The event, which has become a highlight of Dorset’s summer social calendar, introduced the exciting sport of polo to a new …

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Anger over the Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Tree dedicated to the Queen

The MOVES to dedicate the Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Tree to the Queen have been criticized by local residents and their descendants. The Tolpuddle Martyrs Tree in Tolpuddle, has a history dating back to 1833, when six farm workers later known as the Tolpuddle Martyrs, gathered at this sycamore to organize efforts …

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Dorset traffic: Latest on the A35, A31 and key roads as ‘very slow’ traffic has been reported across the county – live updates

Multiple delays to routes across Dorset are reported as traffic increases in the region today (Saturday May 14). Roads around major tourist areas such as Bridport, Weymouth, Lyme Regis, Swanage are becoming increasingly busy and motorists are advised to allow sufficient journey time. Travel Dorset reports ‘very slow’ traffic near …

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Dorset MP calls for urgent review of plans for 4,000 homes near Dorchester

A DORSET MP has called for an urgent review of controversial plans to build thousands of new homes north of Dorchester. West Dorset MP Chris Loder said he had urged Housing Secretary Michael Gove to launch an urgent review of Dorset’s local plan to halt the proposed 4,000 home development …

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Hangar agreed for Portland Heliport

The agreement for the expansion of the Portland Heliport site has now been signed – after months of negotiating terms and conditions. Councilors in Dorset have unanimously approved the ‘in principle’ proposal in autumn 2021 for a large hangar, near the Portland Harbor waterfront, with accommodation for pilots and crew. …

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Wordle 323 May 8: Wordle Hints and Today’s Answer

Wordle has taken the world by storm, and if you haven’t given in to the daily game, we can guarantee you’ve seen the elusive squares all over social media. The game uses the same rules as Scrabble, where only real words are allowed in both the guesses and the outcome. …

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Dorset school shortlisted for Secondary School of the Year five years after ‘Inadequate’ rating

A school in Dorset has been nominated for Secondary School of the Year in the Tes School Awards. Atlantic Academy Portland has been nominated along with eight other schools nationwide, and an overall winner will be announced at a ceremony on June 17, 2022. The prestigious appointment comes just weeks …

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3 dogs at Waggy Tails Rescue in Dorset need new homes

If you’re looking for a new four-legged friend, one of these three might do the trick. Currently in the care of Waggy Tails Rescue in Dorset, these dogs are all looking for forever homes. The charity, based in Wimborne, rescues and relocates in East Dorset and West Hampshire, enabling them …

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Dorset-based eco-business Moonie shortlisted for StartUp Award

A WEYMOUTH-based eco-startup has been named one of the region’s most exciting new businesses after being shortlisted for an award. Moonie, a mother-daughter duo that makes eco-friendly products more accessible and affordable, has been shortlisted for the nationwide StartUp Awards series. The business was launched after the couple found themselves …

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Weymouth thug jailed for seven years for unprovoked attacks

A WEYMOUTH man was sentenced to seven years behind bars for two unprovoked attacks in the town last year. Saul Samuel Randall, 23, was sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court on Friday April 22 to seven years in prison for offenses of causing grievous bodily harm, brawling and assault by beating, …

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Frustrations for Dorset families who want to take in Ukrainian refugees

Frustrations remain high for many families in Dorset who have offered to take in Ukrainian refugees fleeing the war zone. A Dorset Council report says many are still waiting for government departments to act on visas and funding. “There has been some frustration from some members of the public about …

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Sue Gray’s Covid party review could ‘end’ Johnson’s premiership, report says

Reports suggest Boris Johnson could be forced to resign after Sue Gray’s review of Covid rule breaches in government was published. In an interim report published in January, the Cabinet Office official said there had been “failures of leadership and judgment” in No 10 over the so-called partygate saga. The …

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Moonfleet Manor, Dorset, hotel review: ‘Free childcare and sea views in a posh Georgian stack’ | Travel

What is the story? If you have young children, you’ve probably heard of Luxury Family Hotels in the same sentence as the miraculous words “free daycare.” The group, known for transforming grand old buildings into laid-back places to stay, has five child-friendly hotels in the south of England in family-friendly …

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One in eight children in Dorset live in poverty in the first year of the pandemic

One in eight children in Dorset lived in poverty in the first full year of the coronavirus pandemic, figures show. Child poverty charities are warning that the government’s response to the cost of living crisis risks reversing the decline in the number of children living below the subsistence level in …

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Abandoned car blocks access to rural homes in Dorset

A CAR that had no road tax since last summer was found blocking access to homes after being abandoned by a driver. Officers from North Dorset Police located the vehicle in Winterborne Kingston overnight over Easter weekend. A police spokesman said the Vauxhall car was blocking access to a number …

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Europe’s largest theme park operator Merlin Entertainments is based in Poole

When Disney isn’t buying media franchises or marketing its online streaming platforms, it’s the world’s largest operator of theme parks. Spread across six resorts around the world, its twelve attractions attracted a record 157 million visitors in 2018 – a figure that dropped only slightly to just under 156 million …

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Lifeguards return to Weymouth Beach for the Easter holidays

Lifeguards will be patrolling Weymouth beach during the Easter holidays. RNLI lifeguards began their patrols this weekend on major south west beaches, including Weymouth, where they will patrol from 10am to 6pm. Patrols on other beaches will return for the summer on Saturday April 30. Over the past two weeks …

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The RAF Falcons parachute display team wows people at Weymouth beach

The RAF put on a spectacular display when their parachute team landed on Weymouth beach before spending time showing the public their parachute equipment. The RAF Falcons parachute display team, which reach speeds of up to 120mph, were spotted flying over the city on Friday before hitting the beach as …

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Truck stuck in Netherbury | Echo of Dorset

LOCALS told how a huge truck got stuck in their village overnight after the driver took a wrong turn and his vehicle got stuck in narrow lanes. The truck was so big and in such a tight spot that it took several hours to move it. The driver was first …

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Dorset Police arrest two after Bournemouth town center assaults injured Hampshire man

Dorset Police are investigating two assaults believed to have taken place in Bournemouth town centre. Officers arrested two men. The alleged attacks took place between 4:15 a.m. and 4:45 a.m. on Sunday, April 3. The first happened outside shops on Exeter Road while the second took place outside Mulligans on …

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Sign installed to stop 30 year parking headaches in Weymouth Street

MOVES was ultimately made to solve a 30-year-old problem of buses getting stuck by careless parking. As previously reported, buses are not always able to get down Seven Acres Road in Preston, Weymouth due to cars parked on both sides blocking access, residents say. A public meeting was held in …

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Covid support downgraded as Dorset faces second wave of Omicron

LEVELS of support to deal with Covid will be downgraded locally, as elsewhere, from today. Dorset Public Health Director Sam Crowe said the change of course comes as the region is in the midst of a second coronavirus spike, caused by a variant of Omicron known as BA2. He describes …

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The A31 Dorset-Surrey road among the most disrupted roads in the UK

A study of road closures over a four-week period has revealed the most disrupted roads per mile, with a Dorset route making the list. The A282, better known as Dartford Crossing, suffers by far the most road closures per mile. With 56 total closures on the road spanning just two …

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“An increase in pension contributions is necessary”

It’s been almost 10 years since auto-enrollment was launched and in that time an additional 10.6m workers have signed up for a workplace pension scheme, saving an additional £28.5bn sterling per year. Despite this huge success, there remains the question of whether the average self-membership member is saving enough for …

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Charity rally to support Dorset School’s aid mission to Ukraine

Pupils at Bryanston School raised a staggering £55,100 for two charities and for a special humanitarian mission for Ukraine which also benefited from the direct involvement of the wider Blandford community. The annual charity weekend was organized by the school’s head girl, Esme Thomas, and head boy, Spencer Davies, in …

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Patients in Dorset areas will receive text messages from hospitals

Patients at a number of hospitals in the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council area will use text messages to communicate with patients to tackle waiting lists, says University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust. Those contacted by text will be people waiting for appointments from Royal Bournemouth, Poole Hospital and Christchurch …

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Wareham Road closed by police after accident

A rural road in Dorset is closed this afternoon following a serious accident. Police are urging motorists to avoid Wareham Road at Lytchett Matravers. Officers are currently on scene with the ambulance service. The accident was reported to the police at 4:08 p.m. A Dorset Police spokesman said: “Dorset Police …

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This Dorset woman is looking to house a Ukrainian refugee

A Dorset WOMAN offers her spare room to a Ukrainian refugee after being struck by the country’s ‘horrible’ scenes following the Russian invasion and hopes to encourage others. Caroline Taylor, from Yetminster, says she wants to do her part to help, but has so far found the process “difficult” as …

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Wayne Pivac: Wales grew through the Six Nations

Wayne Pivac believes Wales have seen growth from this season’s Guinness Six Nations as they bid for third place. A bonus point win against Italy on Saturday could see Wales take third place, depending on how England and Scotland fare in their last games. Wales’ title defense got off to …

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The number of unaccompanied refugee children in Dorset has increased in recent weeks

The number of unaccompanied refugee children cared for by Dorset Council has increased in recent weeks. Currently, 18 children are in the care of the council, 10 of whom have been settled in the county in recent weeks. Dorset Council’s Corporate Parents Council heard the children had been taken into …

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Taulupe Faletau determined to ‘take advantage of every opportunity’ with Wales

Taulupe Faletau will continue to focus on enjoying his rugby after making an exceptional return to the international stage. The Wales number eight continued where he left off against England at Twickenham by delivering another display of barnstorming as France were pushed to the limit at Cardiff. It was only …

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Portland United v Hythe & Dibden: Team news and match preview

PORTLAND United will not waver in their quest for 40 points – despite security with eight games to go. The Blues host relegation-threatened Hythe & Dibden in Wessex League Premier Division action tomorrow (3pm). Portland’s 0-0 draw at Amesbury, combined with a 2-1 defeat for Town on Tuesday, put the …

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Fun Day for Dorset Homestays

During mid-term, we organized a fun family day for our host community at the South West Regional Assessment Center (SWRAC), near Dorchester. The event was a great success with 18 families present, made up of 21 accompanying adults and 37 children and young people. The children ranged in age from …

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Dorchester Housing Association has a £60,000 deal with Russian gas company Gazprom

A housing association in Dorchester has been named as having a fuel contract worth tens of thousands of pounds with Russian gas company Gazprom. Housing association Magna Housing Ltd, based in Oak House, Poundbury Road, has a one-year contract with the Russian company worth £63,818. The contract ends this month. …

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The Dorset crash pilot passed the test a few weeks earlier

Officers from Dorset No Excuse Police attended an accident near Corfe Castle involving a driver who had only passed his test 20 days earlier. Tickets were issued and vehicles were seized in a busy shift for officers. A spokesperson said: “Our first job, we were called to a single RTC …

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5 Incredible Dorset Women | Great British life

Published: 10:32 PM March 3, 2022 PJ Harvey MBE: This two-time Mercury Prize-winning singer, songwriter and musician. is a true Dorset girl. Polly Jean Harvey was born on October 9, 1969 in Bridport. His music-loving parents owned a quarrying business and Harvey grew up on the family farm in Corscombe. …

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Musical accompaniment by Nosferatu at Burton Bradstock

A spellbinding live cinema experience is coming to West Dorset. Gothic horror Nosferatu can be seen at Burton Bradstock on Sunday March 27. Bristol-based quartet Minima will perform live at Burton Bradstock Village Hall, creating an original, live score to one of the silent era’s masterpieces, 1922’s Nosferatu. gothic, combined …

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Shiny Dorset Police HQ could pose ‘deadly threat’ to birds, council says | Wildlife

The shiny exterior of a new police headquarters in Dorset could pose a ‘deadly threat’ to the local bird population. Concerns have been raised by Wool Parish Council over the potential for bird mortality due to the reflective surface of the proposed building in Winfrith, the Dorset Echo reported. The …

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YouTube takes action against RT after access to Twitter was restricted in Russia

YouTube has announced it is taking action against Russian public broadcaster RT after access to Twitter was restricted in the country amid the invasion of Ukraine. In a statement on Saturday, a YouTube spokesperson said it was taking action against a number of accounts, including Russian channels affiliated with recent …

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Dorset Plaza moves forward while Goshen Cottages is on hold

Charles Bolinger, Personal editor February 24, 2022 Edwardsville City Hall file picture Of two development projects discussed and debated at a planning commission meeting last month, only one made it to Tuesday’s land use committee meeting. “The article that was in the plan commission with [Dorset Plaza] was called Goshen …

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Public Health Dorset launches survey of pharmacies

Residents of DORSET are invited to take part in a survey of pharmacy services in the county. Public Health Dorset (PHD) asks residents how they are using local chemists to shape service delivery for the future. The results will form part of a pharmaceutical needs assessment for Dorset – PHD …

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Over 300 emergency calls received by Dorset Fire during peak of Storm Eunice

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire Service OVER 300 emergency calls were received by Dorset Fire Services at the height of Storm Eunice. Between 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Friday February 18, more than 300 emergency calls were received by Fire Control, many reporting fallen trees, downed electrical cables and damage …

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Newcastle revival continues after Joe Willock equalizes at West Ham

Newcastle’s revival continued with a hard-fought point in a 1-1 draw against West Ham’s top four prospects. Joe Willock’s scruffy equalizer nullified Craig Dawson’s header as the Magpies went six Premier League games unbeaten. It was another important point in Newcastle’s survival bid and it was all the more impressive …

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Storm Eunice in Dorset: Council services suspended, flood warnings and ‘risk of death’ – Updates

RSPCA urges public to keep pets safe as Storm Eunice looms The RSPCA advises pet owners for flooding and high winds as the UK prepares for Storm Eunice to hit, following high winds and heavy rain from Storm Dudley. The Met Office has issued a red weather warning for South …

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New exercise guidelines for children with disabilities released by doctors

New exercise guidelines for children and young people with disabilities have been published by the UK’s Chief Medical Officers. They are backed by research from Durham University, University of Bristol and Disabilities Rights UK – and the infographic they feature in is the first of its kind to be co-produced …

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Dorset man back in UK shares experience in Ukraine

A DORSET resident returning to the UK from Ukraine said ‘you wouldn’t even know’ there was something going on in the Eastern European country. The passengers arrived at Gatwick Airport on a direct flight from Kyiv shortly after noon on Saturday, just hours after the Foreign Office issued a warning …

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Three go to Dorset: Change of fortune for a trio of neglected donkeys

Laura, Snowy and Big Ears were left in the care of The Donkey Sanctuary, requiring the attention of a vet and a farrier. © The donkey sanctuary A trio of neglected donkeys, who were found suffering from severely overgrown hooves and living in a field with poisonous plants, are now …

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Crab sculptures appear in Hope Square, Weymouth

NEW sea-themed sculptures that have mysteriously appeared in Hope Square in Weymouth have caused a stir. The two larger-than-life bronze crabs can now be seen “dancing” above Portland stone barrels that have been set up outside the abandoned Brewers Quay building. The public art installation appeared outside the old brewery …

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Dorset’s 10 cheapest places to live revealed – with property prices below £180,000

The cheapest places to buy property in Dorset have been revealed. Analysis of Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures shows where homes in the county are most affordable, on average. The general trend is for property prices to soar, especially as the coronavirus pandemic has triggered a desire to relocate …

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Hundreds of child drug crimes in Dorset

CHILDREN have committed hundreds of drug-related offenses in Dorset in less than a decade, figures show. Thousands of child drug offenses are recorded by police every year in England and Wales – but critics of drug prohibition warn that giving a youngster a criminal record can have a negative impact …

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Dorset charities are struggling during the pandemic

Charity Funding DORSET Charities say it could take more than a year for their funds to recover from the Covid pandemic – with demand for their services hitting an all time high. Charities across the county spoke about the challenges they faced during the pandemic and the impact it had …

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Punxsutawney Phil predicts six more weeks of winter

There will still be six weeks of winter, Punxsutawney Phil predicted as he emerged from his burrow to complete his Groundhog Day chores. Thousands of people from across the country and other countries gathered at Gobbler’s Knob in Pennsylvania as members of the famous animal’s ‘inner circle’ summoned him from …

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Longer school day tested in Wales

A trial to extend the school day in Wales has started, the Welsh government has said. Education Minister Jeremy Miles said 13 primary and secondary schools and one college will take part in a pilot scheme, adding five extra hours a week for groups of pupils. A total of 1,800 …

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Appeal to establish the circumstances surrounding the deaths of teenagers in Dorset

Police are appealing for information to try to establish events leading to the deaths of two teenagers found at a Dorset beauty spot. The bodies of a 17-year-old girl and an 18-year-old boy were found at Bothenhampton Reservoir, near Bridport, on the morning of January 25. The deaths are being …

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Two teenagers found dead in Bothenhampton Nature Reserve

POLICE are investigating after two teenagers were found dead in a nature reserve. Officers were called to Bothenhampton Nature Reserve in Bothenhampton near Bridport on Tuesday morning, where sadly the bodies of two youngsters were discovered. Dorset Police say there are no suspicious circumstances. The families have been informed and …

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Hamworthy Rec 3-0 Balti Sports: Managers punish Balti mistakes

BALTI Sports succumbed 3-0 to runaway leaders and reigning Jewishon Dorset Premier League champions Hamworthy Rec. Rec claimed their 19th victory in 21 games, extending their lead over Merley to eight points, but not without a fight as Balti acquitted himself well despite rarely troubling the hosts’ goal. A shot …

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Six RSPCA West Dorset Branch bunnies looking for forever homes

If it’s too cold to consider ice cream right now, here are some varieties of hugs to warm your heart. All of these cute bunnies with food and drink names are up for adoption at the RSPCA West Dorset branch – Taylors Rehoming Centre. The center is open by appointment …

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Dorset’s seven best kept secrets – which ones did you know?

Dorset is famous for many things – Durdle Door, Jurassic fossils and more – but there is perhaps more that the county is unknown for. Classic books have been written here, secret tunnels have been dug, and famous kings have left landmarks as their legacy. Read on to discover seven …

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Ottoman Kebab House launches at Lynch Lane Trading Estate, Weymouth

A NEW takeaway kebab and pizza shop has opened near a holiday park in a busy shopping area of ​​Weymouth, bringing with it 15+ jobs to follow this summer. The Ottoman Kebab House opened on Monday evening January 17 on Lynch Lane Trading Estate to the delight of those who …

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Souvenirs from the Terminus Hotel in Weymouth

Another pub is in the spotlight this week as we continue our journey down memory lane. This is a January 1984 photo of ‘haggis arriving at the Terminus Hotel’ in Weymouth. The pub was supposed to be getting ready for Burns Night back then! The photo is believed to feature …

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Red House, Dorset: the form of post-post-postmodernism? | Architecture

JTwenty years ago, an architectural bomb exploded in Hackney, east London. It was a small and charming bombshell, with no casualties, in a color between baby blue and sky blue, with curious shapes – old Dutch gables inspired by an Amsterdam postcard, silhouette of a tree, idea of child of …

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Closure of Redlands Sports Center in Weymouth – have your say

A public meeting is due to take place this weekend on the planned closure of the Redlands Community Sports Hub after it emerged the site is being considered for housing. Campaigners said it would be a ‘disaster’ for Weymouth if the establishment closed. A feasibility study has been carried out …

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“The demand for personnel continues to grow”

Demand for personnel is increasing across the country amid a continuing decline in the number of job applicants, according to a new study. Recruiters said they are placing a record number of permanent and temporary workers in jobs. Competition for workers has driven up starting pay rates for permanent and …

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13-year-old caught driving electric scooter during ‘Bible rain’ on Dorset’s A road

Dorset Police specialist road crews shared a disturbing image of a rain-soaked electric scooter they caught driving on an A-road near Sherborne. Posting on the Dorset Police road pages without excuse, the team say: ‘The rain was sometimes biblical yesterday, with flash floods and very low visibility it was not …

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Josh Warrington wins world title with Kiko Martinez

Josh Warrington will look to become a two-time world champion when he fights Kiko Martinez for the IBF featherweight crown in Leeds on March 26. Warrington defeated Martinez by majority decision in May 2017 on his way to becoming the world champion and will face him again at the same …

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Dorset pig farmer shocked by falling prices for cull sows

A Dorset pig farmer is urging government and supermarkets to do more to support producers struggling with low prices and rising input costs. Robert Lasseter spoke out after revealing on Twitter that he sold seven sows for £ 4.51 each before Christmas – while before Brexit the animals were making …

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The town of Dorset is no longer considered one of the worst places to live in the UK and here’s why

A beloved town in Dorset that was previously considered one of the worst places to live in the UK is, and rightly so, no longer on the list. We reported that Boscombe was on a list compiled by ilivehere.co.uk in which pollsters ranked the city as the 33rd worst place …

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PM instructs ministers to draw up ‘robust’ workplace absence plans

Boris Johnson instructed ministers to develop ‘robust contingency plans’ for workplace absences, as the government has recognized that high levels of Covid could hit businesses hard in the coming weeks. Public sector leaders have been urged to prepare for the worst-case scenario, with up to a quarter of staff on …

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Dorchester Sports v Wareham Rangers: team news and manager interview

DORCHESTER Sports manager Ashley James is aiming for a 12th straight win when Wareham Rangers visit Avenue Stadium tomorrow at 4pm. Sports are aiming for a 10th straight victory for the Jewishon Dorset Premier League, adding to the Dorset Senior Trophy triumphs over the Under-23s of Poole and Blandford United. …

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Beginning of the cycle path repair program

Dorset Highways will launch a cycle lane repair program in the new year to support active travel in the Weymouth area. Examples of damage requiring repair Many sites suffer from severe cracks, warping and sagging – longitudinal defects posing a particular problem for cyclists, where the wheels could get stuck …

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Thomas Frank: Pep Guardiola is the greatest manager of the modern era

Thomas Frank relishes the chance to pit himself against “the greatest manager of the modern era” when Brentford takes on Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City on Wednesday. Reigning champions City will head south in the standings after the 6-3 Boxing Day thriller against Leicester scored nine straight league wins, but Frank …

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SoboFish restaurant unveils its renovation | Dorset Echo

THE Dorset restaurant renovation, described as “absolutely shattering”, was overshadowed by a huge loss of business amid “no Covid clarity”. Popular fish restaurant SoboFish, located in Bournemouth, recently reopened after a £ 90,000 refurbishment. Owner Matt Betteridge said, “Love it, they did an absolutely amazing job. We see the renovation …

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Christmas Toy Appeal raises a record amount

DORSET Echo’s call for Christmas toys this year received a record amount for underprivileged young people. Over 700 young people will receive a Christmas present this year thanks to the “overwhelming” generosity of benevolent readers and businesses. A staggering £ 8,348 was received in donations, along with hundreds of toys, …

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Dorset Libraries to Benefit from Faster Internet Speeds

Dorset LIBRARIES have opened a new chapter after enjoying some of the fastest internet speeds in the country. Fourteen libraries all have fully installed fiber on the premises, offering staff and users speeds of up to 1,000 megabits per second, or one gigabit thanks to £ 200,000 in government funding. …

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Man who murdered Dorset millionaire and tried to kill his own mother is doomed

The man who murdered Dorset millionaire Sir Richard Sutton has been sentenced. Budding artist Thomas Schreiber has been jailed for life, serving at least 36 years in prison, for the “cruel and senseless” murder of aristocrat Sir Sutton and for crippling his own mother. Thomas Schreiber was convicted after a …

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Rules ‘Could Be Tightened After Christmas’ As Omicron Cases Multiply

Stricter restrictions may soon be introduced in the face of the rapidly spreading Omicron variant, after experts have warned that there are likely already hundreds of thousands of new infections every day. Stricter measures could be imposed after Boxing Day, according to an article in The Sun newspaper, which indicated …

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Permission refused to convert the Beaminster building into a house

PERMISSION was refused to convert a building in Beaminster into a one bedroom house. Dorset Council has decided that the request to change the use of 4A North Street, classified as commercial property, should not be allowed. The owners said residential use was the only viable option for the redundant …

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Jethro dies: when the comedian performed in Dorset

Much beloved West Country comedian Jethro had an audience in turmoil when he appeared in Dorset. Popular Cornish comedian Geoffrey Rowe, who was usually known by his stage name, sadly passed away at the age of 73 yesterday after contracting Covid. Jethro has delighted local fans with his unique and …

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McDonald’s Dorset branch is temporarily closed and pest control is called

A POPULAR McDonald’s branch in Poole has been closed and pest control and environmental health officers have been called in. The restaurant, located at Wessex Gate Retail Park on Broadstone Way off the A350 Holes Bay Road, Poole reopened on Monday, December 13, after a temporary closure last week. A …

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Dates revealed for popular Dorset Art Weeks

THE dates have been revealed for a popular arts event in Dorset. After the revised 2021 event, Dorset Art Weeks will return from May 14-29 next year. After a few difficult months, it will once again provide artists and the public with yet another opportunity to celebrate the county’s creativity. …

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Dorchester Town rushes to sign Callum Buckley until next season

DORCHESTER Town pulled off a blow by announcing the permanent signing of defender Callum Buckley from Hayes & Yeading United. Versatile defender Buckley, formerly of Aldershot and Weymouth, has signed until the end of the 2022/23 season. Making a total of 17 appearances over a number of Hayes & Yeading’s …

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High cost of removing boat from Weymouth harbor revealed

The high cost of removing an old transport vessel from Weymouth Harbor has been revealed by Dorset Council – but the taxpayer will only foot a small percentage of the bill. It has now been revealed that the cost of the entire operation is expected to be around £ 145,000, …

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Crackdown on gangs flooding Dorset with drugs from Merseyside

A REPRESSION on the drug flood in Dorset by Merseyside gangs saw police make 15 arrests and seize Class A vehicles, money and a ‘gun’. Dorset Police worked alongside Merseyside Police to target gangs on roads and rail tracks to disrupt drug trafficking, arrest gang members, seize guns and protect …

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Violence as French far-right television expert organizes electoral rally

Anti-racist activists were beaten up on Sunday as former far-right French television expert Eric Zemmour held his first presidential campaign rally near Paris, days after officially declaring his candidacy in a video highlighting his anti-migrant and anti-Islam views. . Mr Zemmour drew comparisons in France with former US President Donald …

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Old New Inn pub, Portland to be converted into homes

AN OLD Portland pub to be converted into three houses with a bungalow built in the garden to the rear of the property. A previous application for what was once the New Inn at Easton Street had been turned down – but the redesigned project has now gained unanimous approval. …

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Weather: Weymouth has driest November on record

WEYMOUTH just had its driest November since the records began, according to a local weather expert. Despite this flurry of rain and snow at the end of the month, November was a dry month for the most part, with autumn 2021 being the warmest on record for Northern Ireland and …

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A chance to have your say on the draft air quality action plan

A draft Air Quality Action Plan has been published and Dorset Council is seeking your opinion on the plan. This air quality action plan (AQPA) has been produced in accordance with the statutory obligations of the board required by the Local Air quality Management framework. While this action plan is …

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Strikethrough punter smashed glasses in Dorset pub in drunkenness incident

A drunk man showed up at a banned Dorset pub and smashed glasses in a random attack late at night – before “kicking” a police officer, he said. declared a court. Michael Doucas, 29, walked into the Half Moon pub on Half Moon Street in Sherborne around 12:30 am on …

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Power outages in Dorset – where is that affected?

Power cuts affect hundreds of Dorset residents. Storm Arwen blew through Dorset today, knocking down power lines on the A31 this morning. Elsewhere, there are faults reported on the network. You can view the Scottish and Southern power grid map here Bournemouth district BH8 142 postcodes affected in parts of …

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Covid: 751 cases recorded in Dorset in past 24 hours

A TOTAL of 751 new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Dorset in the past 24 hours, according to the latest figures. The latest government figures show 751 people tested positive for Covid-19 in the county in the 24 hours leading up to 4 p.m. on Thursday, November 25. …

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Weymouth 2-3 Woking – match report

WEYMOUTH “failed to handle” the key defensive moments of his 3-2 loss to Woking, manager Brian Stock admitted. Woking took a 2-0 lead when Tahvon Campbell scored from a corner and Rohan Ince scored from a move that started with a free kick. Tyler Cordner’s ball header halved the Cards …

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Woman fights for life after car crash at Poole Roundabout

An 18-year-old woman is fighting for her life in hospital after a car crash at Poole Roundabout. Police, firefighters and paramedics rushed to the Mannings Heath roundabout shortly after 5 a.m. on Sunday, November 21. The force had received a report of a single vehicle collision involving a blue Ford …

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Weymouth 1-4 Altrincham: Alty punishes Terras

ALTRINCHAM 4 Colclough 34, 60, Kosylo 57, 89 TEN-MAN Weymouth suffered another heavy loss under difficult circumstances as Altrincham claimed a 4-1 victory at Bob Lucas Stadium. After playing well in the opening trade, Weymouth’s afternoon turned sour when Tom Bearwish was sent off for denying Matty Kosylo a clear …

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Dorset Council Votes Unanimously For Camping Fee At Derby Park | Examiner

community, Dorset Council voted unanimously in favor of setting up a fee for Derby Park Campgrounds at their meeting on November 15. you want “diet. READ MORE: Man escapes quarantine at hotel in Launceston Similar to a parking meter, those willing to pay will have to display a ticket for …

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Covid: 553 cases recorded in Dorset in past 24 hours

A TOTAL of 553 new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Dorset in the past 24 hours, according to the latest figures. The latest government figures show 553 people tested positive for Covid-19 in the county in the 24 hours leading up to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, November 17. …

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Major disruption to Dorset rail services begins on Thursday

One Dorset rail line is due to close for 16 days – while another route will also be subject to work for part of the same period. Commuters are warned of major disruptions ahead of engineering work on sections of the Bristol and Waterloo lines. The works which will close …

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Train lines at Brockenhurst closed due to maintenance work

TRAIN lines affecting Dorset passengers will be closed in December due to maintenance work. Modified rail and bus services will replace trains in the Brockenhurst area on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 December. Cross-country services will be affected by closures all weekend and Great Western Railway services will be affected …

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Six more beach huts have been agreed for Lyme Regis

SIX new beach cabins have been agreed for Cart Road, Marine Parade, Lyme Regis, including one accessible to people with reduced mobility. The City Council’s request received the blessing of Dorset Council. Each of the wooden huts will be traditional in design, painted white and with pastel colored doors under …

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Dorset Council local plan comments published

Comments received during the first consultation of the Dorset Council Local Plan draft have been posted on the council website. The first consultation of the Dorset Council’s draft local plan took place between January and March of this year. About 9,000 respondents participated during this period. These comments are all …

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Netball stars reunite as league celebrates with awards night

PLAYERS from the South & West Dorset Netball League descended on the Dorchester Trinity Club for their annual presentation night, with an array of award winners. This well-deserved celebration unfortunately could not take place last year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but this year the event was back in full …

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Police search for missing 17-year-old Dorset boy

POLICE are looking for a 17-year-old boy missing from Dorset. Agents are asking the public for information to help locate missing Samuel McCall, who was in contact with his family for the last time on Tuesday, October 26. He is described as white, five feet eight inches tall and of …

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New development plan at Common Mead Lane, Gillingham

A NEW blanket demand for 80 houses north of Common Mead Lane, Gillingham, has been submitted by developers – claiming it could bring the area £ 1.2million. A similar request was rejected by 5-4 by Dorset Council in August after opposing more than 120 locals, including City Council and two …

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