Dorset

Paddy Hughes blew up ATMs in Hampshire, Dorset, Surrey

A man from ROTHERWICK is accused of being the mastermind of an organized criminal group that attempted to blow up 14 ATMs in three counties. David “Paddy” Hughes is said to have been at the head of the group that “roamed” Hampshire at night and stole a range of cars, …

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More than 960,000 Covid vaccines administered across Dorset

OVER 965,000 Covid-19 jabs have been administered across Dorset to date. A total of 968,647 doses of the coronavirus vaccine have been distributed in Dorset, according to the latest NHS data. This incredible county-wide feat would have been impossible without all the medical staff and volunteers working tirelessly on the …

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Dorset MPs back Tory rebellion against extended lockdown

FOUR MPs from the Daily Echo area were part of a large Tory rebellion against extending lockdown restrictions to four weeks. South Dorset MP Richard Drax, Poole MP Robert Syms, Christchurch MP Chris Chope and New Forest West MP Desmond Swayne all voted against the government yesterday. West Dorset MP …

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Brad Ash signs for Weymouth

WEYMOUTH has signed forward Brad Ash from Chippenham Town. Pacy forward Ash, 25, joins the National League south team after scoring four goals in 14 games for the Bluebirds. In the 2019/2020 season, Ash has scored once in 11 starts for Hereford, making 20 appearances in total. Ash has National …

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Business reaction as ‘Freedom Day’ is delayed

Businesses today voiced disappointment as Prime Minister Boris Johnson delayed “Freedom Day” by at least four weeks. At a press conference last night, Mr Johnson revealed that the plan to lift all Covid restrictions on June 21 will be pushed back to July 19. The announcement means a number of …

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Met Office predicts thunderstorms in Dorset next week

It may be the hottest and sunniest weekend of the year so far, but the Met Office is forecasting thunderstorms for Dorset next week. Forecasters say some places in the yellow warning zone are likely to see thunderstorms from Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. to Friday morning at 6 a.m. …

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