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  • Hockey: Winchester fall to super Seasiders Dorset Echo:

    WEYMOUTH secured a fine victory at Winchester to go into the Christmas break in a season-best league position of fourth. read more

  • Three vehicle accident partially blocks road in Dorchester Dorset Echo: Dorset Police logo

    A ROAD in Dorchester was partially blocked after an accident involving three vehicles. read more

  • Afloat: Surf's up for the Will Mackaness Trust Dorset Echo:

    THE Will Mackaness Trust, a registered charity which funds young people’s participation in watersports, has had a very good year for donations. read more

  • Trampolining: Bronze for Weymouth ace Orla in global event Dorset Echo:

    WEYMOUTH schoolgirl Orla Adams won a bronze medal at the recent World Age Group Competition. read more

  • Charming detached family home offering flexible accommodation

    Direct Moves read more

  • Three bedroom detahed bungalow with garage, in a quiet Cul-De-Sac in Preston.

    Wilson Tominey read more

  • Strictly the greatest star dancer

    STRICTLY Come Dancing star Pasha Kovalev will be showing off his moves in Yeovil with his latest show, Life Through Dance. read more

  • Free events over Christmas time

    Bridport’s Electric Palace is putting on free events this Christmas as a thank you to all the venue’s loyal supporters. read more

  • The ultimate tribute act

    THE Ultimate Beatles Tribute Show is coming to Weymouth Pavilion on Saturday, January 17. read more

  • Gym kit’s got all the right moves

    GYM users at Dorchester Sports Centre have been working out with some of the best state-of-the-art equipment following a £223,000 investment. read more

  • Bart's Bash raises more than £366,000 in memory of sailor Andrew Simpson Dorset Echo:

    A GLOBAL sailing race organised by a Weymouth and Portland based charity has raised more than £366,000. read more

  • Dancer Pasha due back on stage for third year

    STRICTLY Come Dancing star Pasha Kovalev will be showing off his moves in Yeovil with his latest show, Life Through Dance. read more

  • UPDATE: Motorcyclist who collided with woman on Weymouth Way 'was speeding', inquest told Dorset Echo:

    A MOTORCYCLIST who died in a crash in Weymouth was probably speeding when he hit and killed a woman and her dog crossing the road, an inquest heard today. read more


    RAY GIBBENS Passed away peacefully on 14th December 2014, after a short illness, aged 72 years. Much loved Husband of Sandy, adored Dad of Caroline, Susanne and Rachel and Pappy to James and Matthew. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. His Funeral Service will take place at Weymouth Crematorium on Tuesday 23rd December at 11.30am. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations can be made for Weldmar Hospicecare Trust c/o Rose Funeral Service, 35 Shrubbery Lane, Wyke Regis, Weymouth, DT4 9LY. Tel: 01305 785832 or email read more


    RAY GIBBENS Passed away peacefully at the Joseph Weld Hospice on Sunday 14th December 2014. Beloved brother of Hazel, Sheila, Stephen, Jeffrey, Andrew and Scott. A wonderful man, sorely missed by his family and many friends. Our thoughts are with his wife Sandy and daughters Caroline, Rachael and Suzanne. Always in our hearts and only ever a thought away, we will never forget the gift of your smile, warmth and laughter which you brought to us all. We will love you forever. God bless you. Hazel, Sheila, Jeffrey, Lynn, Tom, Harriet, Andrew, Scott, Stephen and Kate Dakin. read more


    KATHLEEN HUTTON Kath Formerly of Dorchester Passed peacefully away on 10th December 2014, aged 82 years. Widow of Ken. A loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Her funeral service will take place at Weymouth Crematorium on Monday 29th December at 01.00pm. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, for Axminster Medical Practice may be sent c/o Woods Funeral Services, 11a Icen Way, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1EW. Tel: 01305 250425 read more

  • Ryan Bartlett

    RYAN BARTLETT 16.02.86 - 18.12.09 Five years ago today you left us. We all love and miss you so very much. God bless. Mum, Faye, Luke, Tiffany, Nan, Grandad, Gary, Sarah, Louis, Rossi and Spencer xXx "He is forever young, forever handsome" read more


    MARY SWANN Happy Birthday Mum. You have left a huge hole in our hearts which can not be filled. Thinking of you today, over the Christmastime and always. "Love you lots, like Jelly Tots." Deanne, Bev, Ellie, Tom, all friends and family. read more


    Margaret Ann MATTHEWS (née Pitman) Ann passed away peacefully at Burnham-on-Sea, 11th December 2014. Sadly missed by all her family. read more

  • That’s entertainment and it’s free at Palace Dorset Echo:

    The Electric Palace is putting on free events this Christmas as a thank you to all the venue’s loyal supporters. read more

  • Double bill on opera of way Dorset Echo:

    Performances by The Met opera can be seen in Bridport and Dorchester next month. read more

  • New year and a new vision for arts centre Dorset Echo:

    Laura Cockett, the new director of Bridport Arts Centre, tells Joanna Davis about moving from metropolitan Liverpool to rural West Dorset and what her hopes are for the centre in 2015. read more

  • CONCERT REVIEW: Bridport Chamber Orchestra St Swithuns Church Dorset Echo: Bridport news logo

     The lucky audience at St Swithuns last Sunday were treated to a landmark concert by the Bridport Chamber Orchestra. read more

  • Literature fans urged to follow Ridgeway project Dorset Echo: Bridport news logo

    Members of two new Dorset reading groups are inviting people with a keen interest in literature to follow a project on the South Dorset Ridgeway area online. read more

  • Citizens Advice Bureau needs support over festive period Dorset Echo:

    AN ORGANISATION hailed as the ‘People’s Champion’ is looking for some festive support so it can help all those who turn to its experts for advice. read more

  • No need to be lonely this Christmas

    WEST DORSET has been ranked as one of the top ten loneliest places in the UK, figures have revealed. read more

  • Domestic Abuse Intervention Training to help victims of abuse

    DORSET Police deal with an incident of domestic violence every hour of the day. read more

  • Naviitus Bay Wind Park

    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 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:  NAVITUSBAY onshore substation in proximity to the National Grid substation at Mannington in Dorset and an underground connection between the two substations. . A copy of the Application form and accompanying plans, maps and other documents may be inspected free of charge at the following public locations: Location | Poole Central Library, Dolphin Centre, Poole, BH15 1QE Mon - Fri 9am - 6pm Sat 9am-5pm Opening hours Bournemouth Library, 22 The Triangle, Bournemouth, BH2 5RQ Mon 10am - 7pm Tue 930am-7pm Wed 930am-5pm Thu 930am-7pm Fri 930am-7pm Sat 10am-4pm Christchurch Library, 29 High Street, Town Centre, Christchurch, BH231AW Mon 9.30am - 5.30pm Tue 10am-7pm Wed 9.30am- 1pm Thu 930am-7pm Fri 9.30am-530pm Sat 9am -4pm Swanage Library, High Street Swanage, BH19 2NU Mon 10am - 6.30pm Tue closed Wed 9.30am- 5pm Thu closed Fri 9.30am - 5pm Sat 9.30am -4pm West Moors Library, 203 Station Road, West Moors, Ferndown, BH22 0JD Mon 2pm-5pm Tue 2pm - 6.30pm Thu 9.30am- 1pm & 2pm-5pm Fri 9.30am - 1pm Sat 10am- 12.30pm New Milton Library, Gore Road, New Milton, BH25 6RW Mon 9am-5pm Tue 9am - 5pm Thu 9am -7pm Fri 9am -5pm Sat 9am - 1pm Lord Louis Library, Orchard Street, Newport, Isle of Wight, P030 ILL Mon 9am-5.30pm Tue 9am - 5.30pm Wed 9am- 5.30pm Thu 11am-7pm Fri 9am - 5.30pm Sat 9am-5pm Hearing Date Location Issue Specific Hearing relating to the Development Consent Order and Deemed Marine Licences Wednesday 21 January 2015 Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel St Michael's Road, West Cliff Bournemouth, BH2 5DU Compulsory Acquisition Hearing Thursday 22 January 2015 (am) Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel St Michael's Road, West Cliff Bournemouth, BH2 5DU Issue Specific Hearing relating to the mitigation option put forward in appendix 43 Thursday 22 January 2015 (pm) Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel St Michael's Road, West Cliff Bournemouth, BH2 5DU read more

  • Toy donations flood in for Christmas Toy Appeal

    MORE donations have been flooding in to the Dorset Echo Christmas Toy Appeal. read more

  • Man spared prison for serious street assault Dorset Echo:

    A MAN with a history of violence who punched and kicked a man inflicting serious injuries has been spared jail. read more

  • Sex assault accused claims woman gave consent Dorset Echo:

    A MAN from Weymouth said a woman gave her consent “one hundred percent” before they performed a sexual act in an alleyway, a court heard. read more


    ROBERT ILIFFE Four years have passed since you were here, still in our hearts, you are so very dear. Not a day goes by, still we think of you, and wish we could touch and hug you. Precious memories of our loving son, brother, nephew and uncle. Died December 18th 2010 read more

  • Electrical fault causes bus fire Dorset Echo:

    AN ELECTRICAL fault is believed to have caused a bus fire. read more

  • Tide times for Bournemouth, Christchurch, Lymington, Poole, Swanage and Wareham for Friday, December 19 Dorset Echo:

    LOW WATER TOMORROW Bournemouth 0055 (1.1m) 1324 (1m) Christchurch 0149 (0.9m) 1514 (0.9m) Lymington 0134 (1.3m) 1404 (1.1m) Poole 0127 (1m) 1359 (0.9m) Swanage 0046 (1.2m) 1316 (1.1m) Wareham 0248 (1.1m) 1518 (1.1m) read more

  • Tenants told to take down Christmas decorations due to 'fire risks' Dorset Echo:

    TENANTS in sheltered housing on Portland are up in arms after being told their Christmas decorations had to be removed. read more

  • Terras: McPhee insists league form won’t be affected by Havant loss Dorset Echo:

    CHRIS McPhee firmly believes that the Terras’ FA Trophy exit at Havant & Water-looville won’t have an effect on their league form when they return to action this weekend. read more

  • Council must make savings of £1.7m before next financial year Dorset Echo:

    DORSET County Council must find savings of £1.7m in order to balance the books ahead of the next financial year. read more

  • Magpies: Loan system can benefit Dorchester Reserves Dorset Echo:

    PLAYERS pushing for first-team football at Dorchester Town will have a better chance of making the breakthrough if they go out to other clubs on loan first. read more

  • Coastline inspires stars of hit TV drama

    BROADCHURCH stars have told how much they loved filming the second series of the smash hit ITV drama in Dorset. read more

  • UPDATE: Mum threatened with knife after three men burst into Portland home Dorset Echo:

    A WOMAN and her young son were subjected to a terrifying knife ordeal after three men burst into her Portland home last night. read more


    PURBECK DISTRICT COUNCIL PLANNING (LISTED BUILDING AND CONSERVATION AREAS) ACT 1990 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that applications have been received as follows: 6/2014/0673 Alterations and extensions to include demolition and rebuild of garage, removal of external staircase and swimming pool. Erect a two storey rear and side extension and a single storey side extension linking to the garage and basement linking to an underground swimming pool. Hambury Bottom, Lulworth Cove, BH20 5RS Householder Application Members of the public may inspect copies of an application, plans and other documents submitted with it at Purbeck District Council, Westport House, Worgret Road, Wareham, between 8.45 am and 4.45 pm Monday to Thursday and 8.45am to 4.15 on Friday. Anyone who wishes to comment on an application should write to the Development Control Manager at the above address within 21 days of the date of this notice quoting the application number. Letters received will be made available for public inspection. N.B: If the application is marked as a householder application, in the event of an appeal against a refusal of planning permission, which is to be dealt with on the basis of representations in writing, any representations made about this application will be sent to the Secretary of State, and there will be no further opportunity to comment at appeal stage. read more

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