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  • Afloat: Bishop bidding to build on success of 2014 Dorset Echo:

    LIKE so many other young sailors, Emma Bishop is hoping this year will be one to remember after a promising career on the water so far. read more

  • Afloat: Castle Cove duo make the most of special opportunity Dorset Echo:

    TWO highly skilled sailors from Castle Cove Sailing Club had the fantastic opportunity to test sail and compete on a Nacra F16 catamaran. read more

  • Five-year-old becomes captain of Condor Ferries for the day Dorset Echo:

    A FIVE year-old was granted his wish to become a sea captain for the day as Condor Ferries welcomed him and his classmates aboard. read more

  • Dorset wasabi stars at the Brit Awards

    A JAPANESE superfood grown in Dorset provided some added heat at this year’s Brit Awards. read more

  • Paedophile jailed after Dorset police investigation

    A paedophile has been jailed for four years after grooming his victim via the chat site WhatsApp. read more

  • Model reveals what Jurassica project could look like Dorset Echo:

    A DETAILED model has been unveiled showing what the multimillion pound Jurassica Project could look like on the inside. read more

  • Action needed for the elderly Dorset Echo:

    David Cameron's recent promise to pensioners to keep their present benefits, including their bus passes, for the duration of the next Parliament is more evidence that residents in constituencies like South Dorset are really not on his radar. read more

  • Siberian prison brought to life in new West Dorset play Dorset Echo:

    A BOOKSHOP owner is bringing a play based on true events in Siberia to West Dorset. read more

  • Don a bandana and raise awareness of brain tumours Dorset Echo:

    PEOPLE on Portland will be asked to don bandanas as part of a dedicated day to raise awareness of brain tumours. read more

  • Badger culls may come to Dorset after general election Dorset Echo:

    BADGER culls could come to Dorset later this year. read more

  • Third time lucky for couple travelling around the world in 800 days Dorset Echo:

    A COUPLE are hoping it's third time lucky as they set off from Weymouth once again on their tour around the world. read more

  • Portland stone plaque unveiled during Prince's visit to London sewer works Dorset Echo:

    A PLAQUE created by a local craftsman took centre stage when Prince Charles visited a London sewer works. read more

  • Olympic sailing waters set for busy 2015 - including the return of Bart's Bash Dorset Echo:

    WEYMOUTH and Portland’s Olympic waters will once again host top elite racing talent this year. The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) is once again gearing up for another busy year of action out on the water, including the second Bart’s Bash. read more

  • Thursday Live: All the latest news, traffic, travel and weather

    All the latest news, traffic, travel and weather for Thursday February 26. read more

  • Magpies: Dorchester given Tarbuck boost Dorset Echo:

    PORTSMOUTH have provided Dorchester Town with a timely boost ahead of Saturday’s clash with Histon by agreeing to extend Bradley Tarbuck’s loan. read more

  • Terras: Calvin's content with right-back role Dorset Echo:

    CALVIN Brooks believes it has taken him a few games to adapt to slotting in at right-back for the Terras, but is more than happy to do the job. read more


    Engagement The Engagement is announced between Anne eldest daughter of Mr & Mrs G Searing of Lynmoor Road Weymouth and James elder son of Mr & Mrs L Brimson of London NW4. read more


    CAPALDI HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIDNEY THE KIDNEY. From your drinking buddy Jeff. read more


    DELPHINE DEAN Passed away suddenly on 17th February at Dorset County Hospital. Dearly loved wife of John and loving mother of John Jr. Her Funeral Service will take place at Weymouth Crematorium on Tuesday 3rd March at 4.00 pm Family flowers only please, but if desired donations for ‘The Lantern Trust’ may be sent to Cotton & Son, Milton House, 1 Milton Road, Weymouth DT4 0AZ Enquiries Tel: (01305) 76 76 76 read more


    BRIAN CROSSEN Passed suddenly to rest on 17th. February 2015, aged 88 years. Beloved husband of the late Elsie, loving dad of Jan, Jill and Kathryn and father-in-law to Andrew, Don and Simon. A much loved grandad and great-grandad. The funeral service for Brian will take place at the Weymouth Crematorium on Wednesday 4th. March at 10.00. a.m. Mourning dress not required. Family flowers only please but donations, if desired, may be given to Julia’s House or Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance c/o. Abbott & Rees Funeral Directors. 247 Abbotsbury Road, Weymouth, DT4 0LY. Tel; 01305 766711. read more


    ANTHONY JOHN CHENEY (TONY) Passed peacefully away with his family around him at the Joseph Weld Hospice on 23rd February 2015 following an illness fought with great courage. Loving husband of the late Diane, dad of Paul, Sally, Stewart & partners, much loved grandad of Morgan, Evie & Betsy, brother & brother-in-law to Anne & David. A celebration of Tony’s life will take place at St Andrews Church, Portland on Wednesday 11th March at 11:30am followed by cremation. At the family’s request, no flowers please, but donations can be made for ‘The Weldmar Hospicecare Trust’ c/o Rose Funeral Service, 35 Shrubbery Lane, Wyke Regis, DT4 9LY Enquiries Tel 01305 785832 or email read more


    TOM BARRAS Suddenly, at home on 20th February aged 68. Dearly loved husband and best friend of Sue; much loved Dad of Mark, and Trudi & Dave and Grandad of Thomas and Elliot. His Funeral Service will take place at Weymouth Crematorium on Thursday 5th March at 4.00 pm. Please dress as you feel comfortable. Family flowers only please but if desired donations for ‘Weymouth RNLI’ may be sent to Cotton & Son, Milton House, 1 Milton Road, Weymouth DT4 0AZ Enquiries Tel: (01305) 76 76 76 read more


    JUNE AUDREY WEIR (née MURPHY) 1941 - 2015 Passed away peacefully after an illness at Joseph Weld Hospice on Saturday 21 February. She will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. May she Rest in Peace. Her Funeral Service will take place at Weymouth Crematorium on Friday 6th March at 1.00 pm. Family flowers only please but of desired donations for ‘Weldmar Hospicecare Trust’ may be sent to Cotton & Son, Milton House, 1 Milton Road, Weymouth DT4 0AZ Enquiries Tel: (01305) 76 76 76 read more


    JEAN COOKE Passed away peacefully at Buxton House Residential Care Home on 20th February 2015, aged 89 years. Much loved wife of the late Arthur, dear mum to Carolyn & Graham and a fondly remembered nanny to all her grandchildren. Jean will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Her Funeral Service will be held at Weymouth Crematorium on Friday 13th March at 11.30am. Family flowers only please, but any donations if desired may be made payable by cheque for ‘Buxton House Amenities Fund’ and sent c/o The Co-operative Funeralcare, 130 Abbotsbury Road, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 0JS Tel: (01305) 772789 read more


    ROS GRIFFIN Passed away at Cheltenham General Hospital after bravely facing a short illness surrounded by close family on Friday 20th February 2015, aged 65 years. Dearly loved mother to Paul, Simon and Suzanne. Adored nanny to Aaron, Max, Caitlin and Oliver. Partner to Dave. The Funeral Service will take place at Tewkesbury Abbey on Friday 6th March 2015 at 1.30pm followed by burial. Family flowers only, donations if desired for 'Air Ambulance' and 'RNLI', these may be sent c/o B Sweet & Sons Funeral Directors, 12a Oldbury Road, Tewkesbury, GL20 5LZ, 01684 293180 read more

  • UPDATED WITH VIDEO: Police crash into suspected drug driver after car mounts pavement in Bridport Dorset Echo:

    A POLICE car deliberately crashed into a vehicle driven by a suspected drug driver in Bridport to save pedestrians lives. read more

  • 'Five figure' settlement for family of man who died of accidental overdose after fall at work Dorset Echo: Daniel Batchelor with son Alfie

    THE heartbroken fiancée of a Weymouth dad who died of an accidental overdose of pain relieving drugs taken after his leg was amputated following an accident at work has received an undisclosed settlement amount from the company which caused the accident. read more

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