BUDMOUTH year 11 students celebrated their prom in glorious sunshine despite the threat of storms.
A POLICE officer who admitted using the police database to find information before harassing and sending death threats to his victim has been sacked.
BOTH Weymouth and Dorchester have reported to Echosport that they have returned fighting fit at the start of the new campaign.
THIS week’s Weymouth ‘Go Spike’ Beach League held the June ‘King Of The Beach’ evening.
PORTLAND United kick-started their pre-season campaign earlier this week with their first session after the summer break.
Firefighters were called to a line side fire near Swanage Railway.
WEST Dorset MP Oliver Letwin has pledged his support to a new retail park as it awaits planning permission for the next phase of its development.
RON LEWENDON In loving memory of my darling husband. No one knows the broken heart that lies beneath my smile, no one knows the loneliness that's with me all the while. Silent tears fall gently that others do not see for a very loving husband that meant the world to me. Taken from me nine years ago today. My love forever darling ~ Win xx
FLAGS at the ready as last Night of the Proms comes to Weymouth.
A DANCE duo will discuss whether women should be judged on the way they present themselves tomorrow night(2).
CHILDEN have been urged to look out for needles and syringes after the items were discovered outside a school and a play park in Beaminster.
*PIC PETE WILSON SHOWBAND WITH ESME*
EX-SERVICEMEN were treated to a full English breakfast at Portland’s Tesco store as it celebrated the efforts of the Armed Forces.
A MOTORCYCLIST has been involved in an accident near Osmington.
A Weymouth seafront hotel has been earned a spot in the first TripAdvisor Hall of Fame.
There are delays on the A35 after a collision between two cars between Charmouth and Morcombelake.
REAPING what we sow (A Martin, June 9) skilfully captures the link between the migrating refugee symptom with the causal conflicts.
SO DORSET County Hospital has now employed someone to head their official charity, another addition to the ever growing amount of non-nursing/medical personnel.
NO DOUBT many of us will disagree with the disparaging, and somewhat hysterical, comments about our town made by Steve White of the Netherlands.
AS WE look back through the years, it becomes increasingly apparent that today’s nostalgia is not as good as it used to be back in the day. Music was better, the clothes were better, everyone was so glamorous and all the problems we have today just didn’t seem to exist.
*CELEBRATE Bridport's existence with the Dorset town's Charter Fair tomorrow (4).
AN award-winning clown will enjoy a short residency at a Bridport theatre as he works on a new piece to take to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this summer.
COMEDIAN Joe Pasquale has been to Weymouth so many times he's familiar with one of its best remembered 'residents'.
THE BEAMINSTER Festival continues this week - with a bumper line-up to celebrate the event's 20th anniversary.
Fire crews were called to a toaster fire last night.
LUKE Winsper is officially on the road to recovery after revealing he thought that at one point he may not play football again.
WEYMOUTH captain Kieron Womble knows his side face an uphill task against league leaders Sherborne but insists they can go into the contest with no fear.
SIMON Mitchem has highlighted the weight Dorchester’s next three games hold to their season as a whole, but insists they will not be looking beyond tomorrow’s trip to Swanage (1pm).
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THE popular Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival has proved there is no other batter after being named as the best food event in Europe by an international media giant.
A WOMAN who stolen hundreds of thousands of pounds to fund a lavish lifestyle can only pay 15 per cent of it back.
DOLPHINS have been filmed racing a gig club along the west Dorset coast.
ROBIN HAROLD PAUL Still so very sadly missed. Always in my thoughts... Ali. x
FILL The family of the late John Fill would like to thank all who sent cards, messages of sympathy and attended John's funeral service. To all who gave donations to the chosen charities - thank you. Special thanks to Rev'd. R. Simmons, Mr. David Bruce-Payne and to Jane Cotton and staff for the funeral arrangements. Grateful thanks to Dr. Moosa and the staff at Fortuneswell Ward, DCH also the staff at Joseph Weld Hospice for their loving care and attention to John. Thank you all.
MARGARET TWYCROSS The family would like to thank everyone for all the lovely cards of sympathy and the donations received for The Salvation Army totalling £420 and for all who attended the funeral serice. Special thanks to the Reverend Mark Phillips for such a lovely service, to Greg Scott of Co-operative Funeralcare, also to the staff at Fortuneswell Ward (DCH) and Altogether Care, Weymouth Care Home. Please accept this as a personal message of thanks.
TREVOR WATERMAN Gill, Carol, Reuben and Nigel would like to send their sincerest thanks to all friends and family who attended Trevor's funeral on Friday 26th June and for all the kind words spoken. They would like to give special thanks to the Rev. Richard Press and to Woods Funeral Services for all the care and attention they gave us, which made for such a lovely service. Finally a big thank you to everyone involved in Trevor’s care both at the Joseph Weld Hospice and the Atrium Health Centre.
ALEC B. COLLIER Passed away peacefully at Badbury Care Home on the 28th June 2015, aged 92 years. A much loved husband, father and grandfather. His Funeral Service will be held at Weymouth Crematorium on Wednesday 15th July at 1.45pm. Family flowers only please, donations if desired for Macmillan Cancer Support may be sent c/o Woods Funeral Services, 11a Icen Way, Dorchester, DT1 1EW. 01305 250425.
SHIRLEY ELIZABETH YATES nee Parsons Passed peacefully to rest at the Dorset County Hospital on 1st. July 2015 aged 59 years. Beloved wife of John, loving mother of Latham and Nick. Treasured sister of Maureen, Sandra, John and Linda. The funeral service for Shirley will take place at the Weymouth Crematorium on Friday 10th. July 2015 at 12.15. p.m. Family flowers only please but donations, if desired, may be given to Fortuneswell Cancer Trust c/o. Abbott & Rees Funeral Directors. 247 Abbotsbury Road, Weymouth, DT4 0LY. Tel; 01305 766711.
Licensing Act 2003 Raul Stacey has applied to West Dorset Council for a Premises Licence under Section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003 for the premises known as and situate at Pure Spain, 37 Great Cranford Street, Dorchester, DT1 3SQ and propose to carry on the following activities:- Sale of Alcohol Applications are available for public inspection at The Licensing Section, West Dorset District Council, South Walks House, Dorchester, United Kingdom or on www.dorsetforyou.com Responsible Authorities or any other person may make representations in writing on the proposals in the application to the Licensing Authority but these must be submitted between 2 July 2015 to 29th July 2015 It is an offence to knowingly or recklessly make a false statement in connection with an application and the maximum fine for which a person is liable on summary conviction for the offence is level 5 of the standard scale (£5000, January 2005).