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  • UPDATE: Firefighters to stage four-day strike during Halloween and firework events Dorset Echo:

    FIREFIGHTERS in Dorset will stage a 96-hour strike next weekend in a row over pensions. read more

  • Taekwondo: Aaron takes on the world Dorset Echo:

    AARON Cook can take another big step towards qualifying for the Rio Olympics when he takes part in the WTF World Grand Prix in Manchester tomorrow. read more

  • Table tennis: Land Registry too strong for rivals Dorset Echo:

    LAND Registry continue to lead the way in Division One of the Weymouth & District League with convincing performances against both Wyke M and YMCA. read more

  • Hockey: Seasiders seal second win of season Dorset Echo:

    WEYMOUTH LADIES 3 GILLINGHAM LADIES 1 read more

  • Terras: Weymouth tie up Brooks deal Dorset Echo:

    DEFENDER Calvin Brooks has extended his loan deal with the Terras by a further month. read more

  • Poundland applies to open new store in Weymouth town centre

    BUDGET store Poundland looks set to open a new shop in Weymouth town centre. read more

  • Live and Kiki Dorset Echo:

    SHE’S been making music for more than 50 years and is delighted to be making a return to Dorset. Kiki Dee talks to Joanna Davis about her upcoming gig in Lyme Regis read more

  • 6 Halloween recipes for frighteningly good grub

    The spookiest night of the year is a great excuse for throwing a party. Kate Whiting offers some treats to tempt even the most reluctant Halloween fan read more

  • WIN dvds of Animal Farm Dorset Echo:

    Inspired by the dream of Old Major, a prize boar, the overworked animals of Manor Farm rise up against their negligent, drunken human owner and drive him out. Led by two young pigs, Snowball and Napoleon, they establish their own self-sufficient farm, but as the farm flourishes it begins to slide into dictatorship. read more

  • A hotel to write home about

    A DORSET hotel that makes you feel like you’ve stepped in to a ‘literary fantasy’ has been hailed among the best in Europe. read more

  • Enjoy autumn events around Dorset Dorset Echo:

    ENJOY some apples with your bangers at the Sausage and Cider Festival at the Greyhound Inn in Corfe this weekend. read more

  • Surf's up to help keep coast clear Dorset Echo:

    MORE than 50 volunteers turned up on Portland as part of a nationwide beach clean up campaign. read more

  • Burke in The Bodyguard

    SELL-OUT West End Musical The Bodyguard is making its debut on the south coast next year. read more

  • Green flag award for school’s work Dorset Echo:

    A WEST Dorset school has been recognised for its commitment to protecting the environment. read more

  • Cam you believe it? New webcam installed at the Corfe Castle’s Victorian station Dorset Echo:

    PEOPLE across the globe can enjoy breath-taking views of Corfe Castle’s historic ruins – thanks to a new webcam installed at the village’s Victorian station. read more

  • Science journalist updates community and business leaders on Jurassica project Dorset Echo:

    THE man spearheading the multi-million pound Jurassica Project has ruled out combining with the MEMO Project. read more

  • Weymouth Sea Life Park celebrates arrival of new shark species Dorset Echo:

    STAFF at Weymouth Sea Life Park have been given an unexpected boost by the surprise arrival of a baby bull huss shark. read more

  • Hockey: Weymouth collect first league points

    WEYMOUTH bagged their first points of the season with an emphatic win away at now bottom of the league Gosport. read more

  • Football: Gould's golden double earns Portland victory

    AFTER having arguably the goal of the game wrongly ruled out for offside, Portland's man of the match Alex Gould went on to score two goals straight from corner kicks and assisted Rob Maxted for the winner. read more

  • Bus system is bananas Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

    Weymouth’s bananas bus system is setting a thrilling trend. I see Salisbury has scrapped its 75-year-old bus station and replaced it with Weymouth’s prize-winning transportation model, the super-advanced RBTHSAOTP System (Random Bus Terminals Haphazardly Situated All Over The Place). read more

  • Eroding fabric of community

    I’d like to know why the council has allowed redevelopment of the land that was the old fire station for domestic accommodation – almost certainly aimed at retirees. read more

  • £1k for baby Edie in just 10 days Dorset Echo:

    The plight of an ill baby was the spur for a West Dorset woman to organise a fundraiser in 10 days. read more

  • GIG GUIDE: Boogie woogie with Ben for very good causes Dorset Echo:

    IF you were to be at a loose end and happened to look up boogie woogie in the dictionary you’d read the following explanation… Good time jazz and blues piano-based rock’n’roll, as practised by the likes of Jools Holland and Ben Waters. read more

  • Football: Blandford looking to bounce back Dorset Echo:

    BLANDFORD United are looking to get back to winning ways when they travel to Sturminster Marshall in the Dorset Premier League tomorrow (3pm). read more

  • Navitus Bay Wind farm Hearings

    NAVITUS BAY WIND PARK SECTIONS 91 AND 93 PLANNING ACT 2008 RULE 13(6) INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING (EXAMINATION PROCEDURE) RULES 2010 THE PROPOSED NAVITUS BAY WIND PARK ORDER APPLICATION REFERENCE: EN010024 NOTIFICATION OF HEARINGS 1. Notice is given that issue specific hearings and an open floor hearing will be held by the Examining Authority for the examination of the application made by Navitus Bay Development Limited (the Applicant) of 1 Kingmaker Court, Warwick Technology Park, Warwick CV34 6WG for a Development Consent Order (DCO) under sections 14,15 and 37 of the Planning Act 2008 for the Navitus Bay Wind Park (the Application). The Application was made on 10 April 2014 and accepted on 8 May 2014 (reference: EN010024). 2. The hearings wiLL be heLd as indicated, for times pLease refer to the PLanning Inspectorate website beLow: http://infrastructure.pLanningportaL.gov.uk/projects/south-east/navitus-bay-wind-park/ read more

  • A magical circus of fun for all Dorset Echo:

    Dare to Sea, a magical journey for children and adults which brings together dancers, circus performers and visual artists comes to Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts during Half Term week from Tuesday, October 28 to Wednesday 29. read more

  • FRED FITZGERALD

    FRED FITZGERALD Dad Memories of you stay with me each day, Missing you more than words can say, I miss your smile and laughter too, But most of all I miss you. A loving, wonderful special dad, The very best that I could have. Forever in my heart Lots of love ~ Rachel xxxxxx ------------*------------ GRANDAD A special grandad and great-grandad. You are in our thoughts each passing day, Memories of you will never fade. No longer in our lives to share, But in our hearts you're always there. We miss you grandad .Lots of love ~ Mandy, Frances, Darren, Sam, Kirsty, Tasha, Jon, Gordon. xxxxxxxx Kacey and Jacob xxx xxx read more

  • STEPHEN TAYLOR

    STEPHEN TAYLOR 1/9/1949 - 13/10/2014 Dearly loved son of Sheila, and the late Dan Taylor, brother of Denise, Carolyn, Diane, Jane and Mark. Gone from our lives, but never from our hearts. R.I.P read more

  • Top cyclists learn the ropes from British Sailing Team at Weymouth and Portland

    SOME of Britain’s top cyclists swapped wheels for sails when they took part in a team building exercise with the British Sailing Team at Weymouth and Portland. read more

  • Terras: Jason hoping to prove a point in Braintree test Dorset Echo:

    JASON Matthews believes that a number of his senior players have a point to prove when they take on Braintree Town at the Bob Lucas Stadium tomorrow (3pm). read more

  • Carter is daddy's little soldier boy Dorset Echo:

    A TOUCHING picture of a little Weymouth boy who misses his daddy features in a heart-warming Army families’ calendar. read more

  • Magpies: Kemp urges his side not to be overawed by Pirates

    DORCHESTER Town boss Graham Kemp says his players cannot afford to show any fear when they take on non-League giants Bristol Rovers in the FA Cup tomorrow. read more

  • ‘No objections' for traveller site plan Dorset Echo:

    DORSET County Council’s cabinet has agreed not to object to areas of land in West Dorset being considered for gypsy and traveller sites. read more

  • Football: Linaker will add more firepower Dorset Echo:

    ADAM Linaker is set to return from injury to boost Portland United’s strike force for this weekend’s meeting with Ham-worthy United Reserves at Grove Corner. read more

  • Traders call for peninsula revamp Dorset Echo:

    BUSINESS leaders have had their say on the future of Weymouth peninsula after councillors confirmed Condor is still set to depart. read more

  • Cost of caring: Council to form trading organisation to deliver adult services Dorset Echo:

    PLANS to transform the way adult services are delivered in Dorset will help to tackle a ‘financial tsunami’ facing the authority, the leader of the county council has said. read more

  • ‘Rubbish’ system is under fire: New recycling bin scheme gets 1,400 complaints a day Dorset Echo:

    THOUSANDS of complaints have been made over the roll-out of a multi-million pound waste disposal scheme in Weymouth and Portland. read more

  • Rugby: Dorchester face a Gypsy Lane crunch Dorset Echo:

    SOMETHING has got to give at Gypsy Lane tomorrow as Dorchester and hosts Frome bid to extend their winning runs in Southern Counties South to three matches. read more

  • BRADLEY BENNETT

    BRADLEY BENNETT Happy 21st Birthday to my Big Baby Boy We love you lots and are very proud of you. Love Mum and Mark, Tor and Mason, and all the family x x x IBIZA ROCKS read more

  • emma poole

    EMMA JANE POOLE Congratulations on graduating with a First Class (Hons) Degree in Adult Nursing We're very proud of you Love - Mum, Dad and family xxx read more

  • MALCOLM HOUSE

    MALCOLM HOUSE Roger, Malc's brother, on behalf of the family, would like to say a big thank you to all for attending his funeral to say your goodbyes. By doing so, you gave "A little something for the Driver" read more

  • JON AVERY

    JON AVERY Linda and family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to all who have supported them and Jon throughout his long illness. To everyone at Somerleigh Court for the special care and kindness they gave to Jon and to all the family. To all who attended the celebration of Jon's life on April 11th and who gave so generously, over £1,000 was raised for the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance and The National Brain Appeal. Please accept this as our personal message of thanks. read more

  • MICHAEL BARNFIELD

    MICHAEL BARNFIELD of Weymouth We sadly announce the death of our cousin Michael, on 24th September. The funeral will be held on Friday 31st October at 10.30 am at Weymouth Crematorium, Quibo Lane, DT4 0RR. Friends welcome to attend. read more

  • PEGGY MORRIS

    PEGGY EILEEN MORRIS Passed away peacefully, aged 86 on 20th October at Dorset County Hospital. Dearly loved Mum of Gerald, Ruth and David and treasured Nan and Great-Nan. Her Funeral Service will take place at Weymouth Crematorium on Friday 31st October at 12.15 pm. Family flowers only please. If desired, donations for Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) may be sent to Cotton & Son, Milton House, 1 Milton Road, Weymouth DT4 0AZ Enquiries Tel: (01305) 76 76 76 read more

  • ANN CORNWALL

    ANN CORNWALL Passed away peacefully on 18th October 2014, aged 61 years, after a long illness bravely fought, surrounded by her family. Loving wife of Derek, mum to Natasha and Nathan. Devoted grandmother to all her grandchildren. Ann's Funeral Service will take place at Weymouth Crematorium on Wednesday 29th October at 1.45pm. No flowers by request, donations if desired may be made payable for Weldmar Hospicecare Trust and sent by cheque only c/o Co-operative Funeralcare, 130 Abbotsbury Road Weymouth DT4 0JS. Tel (01305) 772789 No mourning clothes necessary read more

  • MARK NEWBOLD GARRETT

    MARK NEWBOLD GARRETT Passed away peacefully on 21st October 2014, aged 89 years. Dearly loved husband of Marion and father to Anne and Mark, loving grandfather to James and Kirsty. Mark's Funeral Service will be held at Weymouth Crematorium on Wednesday 5th November at 1.00pm. Family flowers only please, but donations if desired may be made payable to Alzheimer's Society and sent c/o Co-operative Funeralcare, 130 Abbotsbury Road Weymouth DT4 0JS. Tel (01305) 772789 read more

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