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  • New appeal for missing man Dorset Echo:

    POLICE are appealing for information on a missing man who is believed to be in Dorset. read more

  • Table tennis: Budmouth B seal Division Two title Dorset Echo:

    BUDMOUTH B were confirmed as Division Two champions of this season’s Weymouth & District League. read more

  • Racing: Phone Home lands for Mitchell at Newbury Dorset Echo:

    PIDDLETRENTHIDE handler Nick Mitchell’s Phone Home found extra reserves when it mattered most to land a rallying success in the Win A Holiday To Sri Lanka Handicap Chase. read more

  • Rugby: Prestigious crown is coming to town Dorset Echo:

    RUGBY Union’s greatest international prize, the Webb Ellis Cup, is set to visit Weymouth & Portland later this summer. read more

  • Hockey: Weymouth foiled by high-flying Andover Dorset Echo:

    WEYMOUTH travelled to high-flying Andover for their penultimate game of the season knowing they would end the campaign in fourth place regardless of the results of their two final games. read more

  • Police appeal for help to trace owners of suspected stolen watches

    POLICE seize suspected stolen goods and appeal for help in tracing the owners. read more

  • Police appeal for witnesses after Relief Road crash Dorset Echo: Police car

    POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a crash on Weymouth relief Road. read more

  • Two car crash in Bere Regis

    POLICE attended a two-vehicle crash on the A31 in Bere Regis. read more

  • Weymouth Carnival needs you - to be a volunteer Dorset Echo:

    VOLUNTEERS are needed for this year’s Weymouth Carnival. read more

  • Homes for Britain campaign taken to the top Dorset Echo:

    DORSET’s Spectrum Housing Group helped to deliver a powerful message to Westminster when it joined a major rally which urged political parties to commit to end the housing crisis. read more

  • CAB: A campaign is not just for elections Dorset Echo:

    POLITICIANS may be hitting the campaign trail ahead of the General Election but for a dedicated Citizens Advice Bureau team campaigning is a year round effort. read more

  • WALKIES! Students host charity dog walk in aid of Dogs Trust Dorset Echo:

    STUDENTS at The Thomas Hardye School in Dorchester are working hard to organise and promote a charity dog walk next month in aid of Dogs Trust. read more

  • Bridport Literary and Scientific Institute to be given a £1.4million new lease of life

    MORE than 17 years after the library moved out of the building, Bridport Literary and Scientific Institute (LSI) is being given a new lease of life thanks to £1.4 million Lottery Grant and a High Court ruling read more

  • UPDATED: Work set to start on IPACA's new Maritime House Campus

    WORK is set to begin on the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy's new £24m Maritime House campus next month after a long delay. read more

  • pat & rex darington

    PAT & REX DARINGTON Congratulations to you both on your Golden Wedding Love from all your friends at Broken Cross Social Club read more

  • DEANNA & RAY BURDEN

    DEANNA AND RAY BURDEN Are celebrating their Golden Wedding 27th March 1965 Hilton Church "Blessings thou has wrought in my behalf by deed and thought" Barnes read more

  • DAVID FEA

    DAVID FEA On our Golden Anniversary The happy hours that we shared The dreams we've seen come true But most of all time cannot change The love I feel for you xxxx Paul xxxx 1943 - 2011 xxx read more

  • RAY & DEANNA BURDEN

    RAY & DEANNA BURDEN Congratulations Mum and Dad on your Golden Wedding With love from Russell, Liz, Harry, Lewis and Kathryn xxx read more

  • Hallelujah! Is this Jesus' face appearing in the clouds above Weymouth?

    CAN you see a face in the clouds over Weymouth? read more

  • Sand sculptures showcase the Best of British

    THE best Britain has to offer will be exhibited in the form of sand sculptures at a top Weymouth visitor attraction. read more

  • GIG GUIDE: Megadeth UK thrash tribute at Finns in Weymouth Dorset Echo:

    IT’S a tough life being in a tribute band The endless motorway miles from gig to gig, budget hotels or just kipping in the van, and all the time pretending to be someone else. read more

  • Crufts win for Dorchester dog Fallon

    A DOG owner from Dorchester is celebrating after getting a first place finish at her first time attending Crufts. read more

  • A loss of parking

    Much has been written about the vibrant future for Weymouth envisaged in the Town Centre Masterplan. However, a worrying aspect of it is the considerable reduction in the amount of public car parking that appears to result from these proposals. read more

  • Magpies: Walker's physical presence will boost us, says Heath Dorset Echo:

    NATHAN Walker returns to the Dorchester ranks for tomorrow’s clash with table-topping Corby (3pm), and his physical presence is something Stuart Heath feels the Magpies have missed over the last two games. read more

  • Friday LIVE: Latest breaking news, traffic, travel and weather

    All of the latest breaking news, traffic, travel and weather updates in Dorset on Friday, March 27, 2015. read more

  • Terras: Blues double is Weymouth's aim Dorset Echo:

    WEYMOUTH go in search of a league double when they host bottom club Burnham tomorrow (3pm) and manager Jason Matthews has urged his charges to kick on from now until the end of the season. read more

  • Football: Bastick blow for in-form Portland Dorset Echo:

    ED Bastick could be set to miss the rest of the season after manager Portland United manager Gary Bailey revealed he is still plagued by a knee problem. read more

  • Bees: Duo back as Bees bid to take Bishop Dorset Echo:

    AFTER a run of nine matches without a league win, Bridport will fancy their chances of three points when they host Bishop Sutton tomorrow (3pm). read more

  • Football: Royals' boss plays down team's chances Dorset Echo:

    BLANDFORD boss Bradley Asagba has played down his side’s chances of overcoming Wareham Rangers at Park Road tomorrow (3pm). read more

  • Hundreds of jobs created as work starts on 1,000 holiday home development at Crossways

    WORK to transform the lunar landscape of a Dorset quarry site into a luxurious holiday haven is well underway. read more

  • Terras: Reserves hoping it's third time lucky Dorset Echo:

    IT could be a case of third time lucky for Weymouth Reserves tomorrow as they finally look to take on Shaftesbury Town at Cockrams (3pm). read more

  • Rugby: Skipper's praise for head coach Harding Dorset Echo:

    AFTER the impression that head coach Paul Harding has made since returning to Monmouth Avenue, Weymouth & Portland skipper Kevin Leatham would love to see the season go on just that little bit longer. read more

  • Football: Coward is fully aware of Holt pedigree Dorset Echo:

    CHICKERELL United chief Steve Coward has urged his side to be at their best when they travel to title rivals Holt United tomorrow (3pm). read more

  • Deanna & Ray Burden

    Congratulations! Mum & Dad On your Golden Wedding Anniversary! With Love, Victoria, Mark, Ben & Ellen XXXX read more

  • PEGGY MILLS

    PEGGY MILLS 18.6.1920 - 27.3.2014 A loving nature A heart of gold The very best This world could hold Never selfish, always kind These are memories You left behind A silent thought A quiet prayer For a special person In God's care Forever in our hearts Janica, Phil, Karla, Pogle, Oakley, Laicey, Tianey BBBS read more

  • Francesca Ruth Thornton

    FRANCESCA RUTH THORNTON Three years ago today you left us. In our hearts forever. Love - Robert, Vivienne and families. read more

  • JIM MALTHOUSE

    JIM MALTHOUSE Jim passed away peacefully at Westhaven Hospital Thursday 19th March 2015, aged 89 years. Greatly loved Dad, Grandpa and Great Grandpa, Jim will be truly missed by all his family and friends. All friends welcome at Weymouth Crematorium on Friday 10th April at 12.15pm. Family flowers only please, but donations if desired may be payable to 'Cancer Research UK' by cheque c/o The Co-operative Funeralcare, 31 Great Western Road Dorchester, DT1 1UF. Tel 01305 266888 read more

  • AUDREY MATTHEWS

    AUDREY MATTHEWS Passed peacefully at Dorset County Hospital Thursday 19th March 2015, aged 88 years. Much loved Mother to Chris and loving Grandmother to Lucy. Audrey will be truly missed by all her family and friends. The Funeral Service will be held at Weymouth Crematorium, Thursday 9th April at 11.30 am. Family flowers only please, but donations if desired may be payable to the 'RNLI ' by cheque c/o The Co-operative Funeralcare, 31 Great Western Road Dorchester, DT1 1UF. Tel: 01305 266888 read more

  • FRANCES AYLES

    FRANCES HILDA MARGARET AYLES (HILDA) Passed away in Portland Hospital on the 21st March 2015, aged 97 years. Widow of Chris, beloved Mum to Steven and Paul. Much loved Granny to all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Hilda will be missed by everyone who knew her. Hilda’s Funeral Service will take place on Wednesday 15th April at 1pm at Weymouth Crematorium. No flowers please but donations, if desired, can be made payable by cheque only to St John’s Ambulance and sent c/o Co-Operative Funeralcare, 130 Abbotsbury Road, DT4 0JS. 01305 772789. read more

  • MARY MONGINI

    MARY MONGINI Peacefully on 23rd March 2015 at Joseph Weld Hospice, aged 81 years. Much loved wife of Michael, mother of Neil, Ian and Elaine, grandmother of Matthew, Harry, Abbie, Ryan and Hannah. Requiem Mass will take place at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester on Thursday 9th April at 10.00am followed by interment in Poundbury Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations if desired made payable to ‘Funeral Donations Account’ to be divided between Holy Trinity Church and Weldmar Hospicecare Trust may be sent c/o Grassby Funeral Service, 8 Princes Street, Dorchester, DT1 1TW. Tel: 01305 262338 read more

  • JOAN DIMENT

    JOAN MARGARET DIMENT Peacefully at her home on 23rd March 2015 after a long illness aged 67 years. Much loved wife of Keith, dearly loved mum of Liz and Catherine, loving grandma of Jacob, Matilda & William and dear sister of Eileen and Kate. Private cremation to be followed by Service of Thanksgiving at St Mary’s Church, Dorchester on Friday 10th April at 2pm. Family flowers only please, donations if wished for Marie Curie Cancer Care may be sent c/o Grassby Funeral Service, 8 Princes Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1TW Tel.01305 262338 read more

  • RAYMOND DALLAWAY

    RAYMOND WILLIAM DALLAWAY Passed peacefully to rest at the Dorset County Hospital on 24th. March 2015 aged 88 years. Beloved husband of the late Hilda. Loving father of Paul and daughter-in-law Kathleen. Treasured grandad of Philip and Claire. The funeral service for Ray will take place at the Weymouth Crematorium on Wednesday 15th. April at 1.45. p.m. Family flowers only please but donations, if desired, may be given to Macmillan Cancer Support c/o. Abbott & Rees Funeral Directors. 247 Abbotsbury Road, Weymouth, DT4 0LY. tel; 01305 766711. Ray’s family would like to thank most sincerely the management and staff at Highclere House for the care and kindness they gave to Ray during his stay with them. read more

  • MARY HICKS

    MARY HICKS Passed away peacefully, aged 92 on 23rd March at Dorset County Hospital. Dearly loved mother of Cynthia and John; grandmother of Jonathan, Max and Doug and sister of John and Joan. Her Funeral Service will take place at St Joseph’s Church, Stavordale Road, on Tuesday 31st March at 10.00 am. Family flowers only please, but of desired, donations for the Dominican Order of Friars, payable to ‘Cotton & Son Donations Account’, may be sent to Cotton & Son, Milton House, 1 Milton Road, Weymouth DT4 0AZ Enquiries Tel; (01305) 76 76 76 read more

  • DAVID LEONARD MOORE

    DAVID LEONARD MOORE Ron, Bernie and family would like to thank all who attended David's funeral service, for all cards, messages of sympathy and donations received for Breatheasy which totalled £900. Our thanks also to Father Geddes for his lovely service and to the staff of Weymouth Golf Club for providing the refreshments on the day. Special thanks to Greg Scott and staff of Co-operative Funeralcare for his kindness and sensitive handling of the arrangements. Please accept this as our personal message of thanks. read more

  • DOREEN SYBIL MOUNCE

    DOREEN SYBIL MOUNCE 30.03.1929 - 27.03.2012 ~*~ In memory of a dearly loved Wife, Mother and Grandmother who left us three years ago today. Still loved and sadly missed by David, Graham, Lorraine, Stephen, Linda, Stuart, Kate, Darren, Laura, Kevin and Russell. read more

  • Dorset Police agree to alliance with Devon & Cornwall

    DORSET Police has formally agreed an alliance with the Devon and Cornwall force to save money. read more

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