Navigation error sends NASA helicopter to Mars

A navigation timing error sent NASA’s small helicopter to Mars on a mad, unstable run – its first major problem since it took to the Martian skies last month. The experimental helicopter, named Ingenuity, managed to land safely, officials from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory reported. The problem occurred about a …

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Coronavirus: two new cases confirmed in Dorset

ONLY two people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Dorset, according to the latest figures. The latest government figures show two new cases were recorded in Dorset in the last 24-hour period through Thursday 27 May. No new cases have been recorded in the Dorset Council area. As of March …

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Platinum Skies brings communities together

RESIDENTS living in retirement communities in Poole are back with afternoon tea and music. The owners of the Platinum Skies Vista properties in Parkstone and Esprit in downtown Poole enjoyed a variety of events including afternoon tea, a singer, barbecues, fish and chips dinners and tastings of cheeses and wines. …

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No room at the hostel

Brits looking for a last-minute holiday this summer might be out of luck after new research found that on average 90% of holiday accommodation in UK hotspots has already been booked. Although travel restrictions have been relaxed in recent weeks for holidays abroad, the lion’s share (86%) of holidaymakers say …

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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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Eight people from Dorset have been charged in connection with an alleged organized crime ring involved in the supply of Class A drugs.

Dorset Police have investigated suspected organized crime ring Author: Maria GreenwoodPosted 32 minutes agoLast updated 32 minutes ago Eight people have been charged in connection with a police investigation into an alleged organized crime network involved in the supply of class A drugs. The Dorset Police Serious Organized Crime Investigation …

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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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