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  • Animal lovers are invited along to illustrated talk about birds Dorset Echo:

    ANIMAL lovers are invited to the next meeting of the Isle of Purbeck group for the Dorset Wildlife Trust tomorrow evening at 7.30pm. read more

  • With Video: Netball: Belle have the edge as Fitness World sunk Dorset Echo:

    BELLE had the edge in this low-scoring top-flight contest. read more

  • Football: Bees make exit after being punished by Zebras Dorset Echo:

    BRIDPORT failed to take their chances to progress in the Dorset Senior Cup, as they were edged out by rivals Sherborne at St Mary’s Field. read more

  • Football: Welch's hat-trick as Chickerell see off Spartans Dorset Echo:

    STEVE Welch’s second-half hat-trick ensured Chickerell United saw off Piddletrenhide Spartans and maintained pressure on league leaders Balti House. read more

  • Football: New Star on top after Dorothy punished

    NEW Star have taken over from Dorothy at the top of the Wey-mouth Sunday League after the latter’s last home match was declared void. read more

  • In the Dock - News from the courts Dorset Echo:

    A round up of who has appeared before local magistrates read more

  • Police come up with imaginative new use for tax disc holder

    Wondering what to do with your tax disc holder? Police have come up with an ingenious solution which could save lives. read more

  • Police appeal for witnesses after car theft Dorset Echo: CONCERNED: Margaret Morrissey

    POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man’s car was stolen overnight. read more

  • Dorchester parking scheme facing delay

    THE DORCHESTER BID says traders in the town will bounce back from the setback of a delay to pay on exit parking. read more

  • Dog owner sets up Facebook group for responsible pet ownership Dorset Echo:

    A DORCHESTER resident’s novel idea to promote responsible dog ownership is taking off. read more

  • Tour de force for port attractions Dorset Echo:

    MANAGERS at Portland Port have held the first cruise educational event for potential new operators in an attempt to boost business in the local area. read more

  • Terras: Agony as Jason’s troops crash out after extra time Dorset Echo:

    JASON Matthews hailed the heart of his Terras’ charges as their FA Cup rollercoaster came to a halt at Braintree Town last night. read more

  • Police pledge to invest more resources to prevent child sex offences Dorset Echo:

    DORSET’S Police and Crime Commissioner has vowed to invest more resources into preventing child sexual exploitation – a ‘toxic dangerous cancer that spreads through the fabric of society’. read more

  • UPDATE WITH VIDEO: No Excuse - Crackdown on bad driving in Dorchester Dorset Echo:

    POLICE have launched a crackdown on careless and dangerous motorists after receiving hundreds of complaints of anti-social driving in Dorset. read more

  • Council set for move to make way for houses Dorset Echo:

    COUNCIL staff in Weymouth will move out of their North Quay base in the next few months as a plan is submitted to transform the site into housing. read more

  • Magpies: Critchell looking to play on Dorset Echo:

    KYLE Critchell is still looking to challenge himself at the highest level possible but knows there is a chance he might have to give up football altogether. read more

  • Bob Symes`

    BOB SYMES Passed away peacefully, in Joseph Weld Hospice on Saturday 25th October, after a short illness, aged 75 years. A much loved Husband of Liz, Dad to Steven, Scott and Karen, and Grandad to Ben and Alfie. He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends. Funeral Service at St George's Church, Fordington, Dorchester, on Tuesday 4th November at 12.00 noon. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, for Weldmar Hospicecare Trust may be sent c/o Woods Funeral Services, 11a Icen Way, Dorchester, DT1 1EW. Tel (01305) 250425 read more


    ROBERT JAMES (Bob) STENHOUSE of Cerne Abbas. Died peacefully on 24th October at Chestnut House, Charlton Down. Beloved husband of Mary, father of John, Ruth, Gillian, Katherine, Charles and Helen and brother of Tony, Joy and the late Geoff. The whole family including husbands and wives, 15 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren will miss him greatly. Funeral to be held in St Mary's Church, Cerne Abbas on Saturday 8th November at 11.30 am. No flowers. Donations enquiries c/o Irish & Denman F/D, Palmer Street, South Petherton, TA13 5DB, Tel: 01460 240348 read more

  • Lydia clarke

    LYDIA DAWN CLARKE Your special day sweetheart. We will always miss the little girl you were and everything you could of ever been. Precious love. Your Mummy, Tony, Aimee and Louis XXX read more

  • jenny pearce

    JENNY PEARCE Ten years ago your suffering ended. Our friendship never did. Danke schoen. Issy and Brian. read more


    WILF HARGREAVES Nita and family would like to express their heartfelt thanks for all the cards, letters, kindness and thoughts over the last few weeks, and to everyone who attended Wilf’s funeral. Thank you to Jane Cotton for her care and compassion, and to all at Westhaven Hospital for their loving care in Wilf’s last days. Please accept this as our personal message of thanks. read more


    NEVILLE JEFFERISS Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on 24th October 2014 aged 88 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Celine Jefferiss father to Feona and Teresa, Opa to Erika and Anja and father-in-law to Alan. His Funeral Service will be held at Weymouth Crematorium on 5th November at 10:45 am. No flowers please. If desired donations for the Alzheimer’s Society should be sent to Cotton and Son, Milton House, Milton Road, Weymouth DT4 OAZ Enquiries Tel: (01305) 76 76 76 read more


    JIM ROSE Unexpectedly at his home in Wool, aged 58 years. Father of Robert and Fiona and grandad of Emily. Funeral Service at Weymouth Crematorium on Friday 7th November at 3.15pm. Donations if wished for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity may be sent c/o Grassby Funeral Service, 8 Princes Street, Dorchester. DT1 1TW. Tel: 01305 262338 read more


    Dr MARJORY JUKES Died peacefully at home, after a brief illness, on 24th October 2014, aged 79 years. Dearly loved mother and grandmother. Marjory's Funeral Service will be held on Monday 3rd November at 1.45pm at Weymouth Crematorium. No flowers please, by request, but any donations, if desired, may be made payable to Marie Curie Cancer Care. read more

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