Dorset

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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