Weymouth man arrested on suspicion of allotment brawl

A PENSIONER was arrested on suspicion of a fight after apparently ‘brandishing a knife’ against two people on a housing estate in Weymouth. Police were called on Tuesday after the man allegedly threatened people while in possession of a knife in the White Roughet housing estates on Barclay Road. The …

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EasyJet launches new routes from Bournemouth Airport

Low-cost airline easyJet is launching two new routes from Bournemouth Airport. The carrier’s inaugural flight to Belfast will take off on Wednesday, May 26, while its first to Edinburgh will depart on Thursday. The announcement comes as one of the airline’s UK bosses has said vaccine passports should not be …

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Parkway Farm commercial site expansion plans, Dorchester

More business units are planned at the Duchy of Cornwall’s Parkway Farm business site in Dorchester. The 21 units, between Middle Farm Way and the town bypass, could provide increased employment for the area, if agreed. It is from Jade-Aden Services Ltd, based at Holton Heath Trading Park in Poole, …

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Huge fire destroys 16th century thatched cottage in Dorset

Huge fire destroys £ 900,000 thatched 16th-century cottage in Dorset, as wannabes raise £ 2,000 to help family renting National Trust property A fire broke out in a 16th century thatched cottage in the village of Pamphill, Dorset Firefighters said the roof and first floor were completely destroyed The family …

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Girl injured near Portland Bill Lighthouse

A YOUNG girl was taken to hospital after falling 10 feet on rocks and reportedly injuring her spine. Portland Coast Guard officers and Wyke Coast Guard rescue teams were called in to assist a child who had fallen near the Portland Bill Lighthouse at 1:16 p.m. yesterday afternoon. The girl …

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McDonald’s ‘Weymouth Animal Rebellion’ sticker

ANIMAL right protesters put up stickers at McDonald’s in Weymouth amid a day of nationwide blockade in the fast food chain. Animal Rebellion, sister organization of Extinction Rebellion, has blocked four of McDonald’s distribution centers, in a move that protectors say will impact around 1,300 restaurants. The group is asking …

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Both Dorset areas over three Covid-19 cases

Only two areas in Dorset have reported more than three active coronavirus cases, according to the latest figures. An interactive map, which uses data from Public Health England, shows how many people tested positive for the virus in each region of the county during the seven-day period through Sunday, May …

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British ministers ‘have a shocking lack of knowledge about the Northern Ireland protocol’

British ministers have a “shocking” misunderstanding of Northern Ireland’s unique post-Brexit circumstances, a joint session of four Westminster committees has announced. The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee joined with the Northern Ireland, Scottish and Welsh Affairs Committees to hear testimony on the union capacity of the government. Minister Michael …

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Change of Dorset Council Covid test sites

LOCATIONS for Lateral Flow Device Covid testing in Dorset Council is changing. Free weekly LFD tests are available for Dorset Council residents, but some locations and operating times change for community testing sites. As of Monday, the Wimborne Town Football Club site is no longer available daily, but there will …

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Places in Bournemouth and Poole for first-time buyers

The most popular areas of Bournemouth and Poole for first-time buyers have been revealed. Springbourne, East Cliff, Boscombe, Canford Heath and Creekmoor are hot spots for people stepping up the property ladder, according to a local Purplebricks real estate expert. Mark Turk, local property expert for Bournemouth at Purplebricks, said: …

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Date set for Poole Pirates’ return to Wimborne Road

POOLE Pirates admitted the “great relief” to have finally confirmed a date to ride Wimborne Road again. The Pirates were due to get back on track for a home meeting with the Plymouth Gladiators next week, but that was pushed back. However, following extensive discussions between the club, the owners …

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Blue flags for BCP Council beaches

MORE blue flags have been awarded to beaches in the BCP Council area than any other UK authority. Environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy has announced its iconic blue flags and seaside awards to the UK’s best beaches, and Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole have been confirmed with 23 awards in total. …

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Dorset among UK’s top holiday destinations

DORSET has been named one of the UK’s Top Holiday Destinations. As Brits plan to vacation in the UK this summer, the country’s beauty spots are becoming busier and more sought after than ever before. National holidays are more popular than ever, increasing competition with holidaymakers who want to stay …

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Development of Cheshire: Poole and the surrounding area

Pictured above: Poole Hill Road, Poole. Image credit: Google Street View Submitted by David Norbury The following decisions regarding accommodation applications were recently announced: Poole The prospect of a traditional-style shepherd’s hut to provide holiday accommodation in the countryside in Poole, Cheshire, has sparked objection. The feature film was offered …

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Condor Ferries announces its summer schedule

Condor Voyager in dry dock in Cherbourg. Photo: Condor Ferries (30824987) The company’s summer schedule – which starts from Friday July 2 – aims to provide capacity at peak times on weekends and a lower crossing frequency on weekdays. Its high-speed crossings, which will be operated by the Condor Liberation …

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Japanese knotweed hotspots in Dorset

The famous Japanese knotweed is known to be Britain’s most invasive plant and has just emerged from hibernation. Japanese knotweed has a bad reputation among horticulturalists and homeowners, as this incredibly invasive plant can damage property and land beyond recognition. The zombie-like plant can grow a whopping four inches per …

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David Cameron and Lex Greensill to appear before MPs

Former Prime Minister David Cameron and financier Lex Greensill are due to appear before MPs next week amid a lobbying controversy. Mr. Greensill will take questions from the Treasury Committee next Tuesday, and Mr. Cameron will follow on Thursday, as part of the Greensill Capital Lessons Investigation. Ties between Greensill, …

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No change in senior roles in Dorset Council

NO change at the top for Dorset Council – primary council roles are to all remain the same for another year. The annual board meeting, held Tuesday night, voted to return the entire Tory Cabinet – with Chairman Val Pothecary and Vice Chairman Mike Parkes. Cllr Spencer Flower, who has …

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Letter to the Editor: Sponsor a Nurse

As a Clinical Nurse Specialist on the Breast Cancer Now helpline, I hear daily how the pandemic is affecting those affected by breast cancer, whether it’s suspending or canceling treatments or wait longer for vital breast screening. Due to the disruption caused by the pandemic, Breast Cancer Now has estimated …

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What the Newspaper Say – May 7

The dispute in Jersey over fishing rights and positive economic developments are making headlines today. The sun applauds the navy when they see the demonstration around the main port of the Channel Island, St Helier, under the title “Take sprat” on the theme of fish. Tomorrow’s headline: Two Royal Navy …

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How the Dorset brewery went green with its unsold beers

As pubs were closed across the UK, thousands of gallons of beer that had already been brewed passed their expiration date – meaning in many cases they were simply thrown away. But independent regional brewer Hall & Woodhouse has found a more sustainable solution to what to do with unsold …

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Bridport woman kicked police officer

A WOMAN kicked a police officer after being arrested for spitting in a man’s face, a court has heard. Hephizibah Elspeth Watts, 29, confronted a group of people in Beaminster on New Years Day, where she coughed in their face and spat in the face of one of the victims, …

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Gillingham carnival canceled after ‘careful consideration’

The GILLINGHAM carnival will not take place this year after a “careful consideration” by its committee. Carnival, scheduled to take place on Saturday 9 October, is an annual event that sees carts and entertainers line the streets of Dorset town along with a funfair, children’s procession and duck race. His …

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Parade of Sunseeker Yachts at the Bournemouth Air Festival

LUXURY boatbuilder Sunseeker is working on creating an official ‘parade’ of its new and classic yachts, as part of this year’s Bournemouth Air Festival. The Poole Company invites homeowners to participate and join what they hope will be the largest number of Sunseekers in history. This follows Sunseeker’s inaugural parade …

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Opelika approves arrangement for police program and I

By Michelle KeyEditor Opelika City Council and Mayor Gary Fuller discussed a letter of arrangement with Critical Insights Consulting, LLC for OPD’s strategic initiative at Tuesday night’s council meeting. Ward 5 Councilor Todd Rauch said he believed this was just another step in the right direction for Opelika’s future. “I …

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Parkdean Resorts invests £ 6million in Dorset parks

OVER £ 6million has been invested in three Dorset holiday parks ahead of the 2021 season. Parkdean Resorts has invested heavily in its Dorchester, West Bay and Poole resorts as part of an overall £ 70million spend in the holiday park operator’s nationwide business. In Warmwell, near Crossways, £ 2.5million …

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More steps forward for Asotin County Jail | North West

ASOTIN – Asotin County officials have an opportunity to appeal the ongoing action by Clarkston City Council to accept or reject the proposed Port Drive site for a new jail. However, Commissioner Brian Shinn told town halls that the county was not interested in delaying the process or spending taxpayer …

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Main property hot spots outside of London – Show House

Search by leading mortgage broker for high net values ​​globally, Enness Global Mortgages, revealed which areas of the property market are seeing the biggest purchases outside of London. Enness analyzed property transactions of £ 3million and over across England over the past year and found that 886 houses had been …

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