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  • Murder was savage end to a bitter feud

    A BITTER dispute between two families on a New Milton housing estate erupted into violence when a frenzied mob burst into granddad Jeffrey Rostigina's home and beat him to death. read more


    FORMER club captain Gary McAuley has left Bridport for fellow Screwfix Direct Premier Division side Barnstaple Town. read more


    VOLKSWAGEN has committed itself to building a second generation, retro influenced New Beetle - and it's going to look a lot like the Ragster Concept. read more


    ADAM Wilde will undergo surgery in a desperate bid to correct his troublesome recurring groin injury. read more

  • They can expect a civil reception from us

    WHERE better than Dorset to relocate civil service jobs out of London? Twenty thousand government posts are to be moved and there are some prime sites in the county where they could go. read more

  • Law firm appoints partner

    LAW firm Ellis Jones has made company and commercial law expert Grant Esterhuizen a partner. It brings the number of partners at Ellis Jones to 10. read more

  • Arena on course for March start

    ARENA Business Centres' latest £5 million development at Poole is on schedule to open at the end of March. read more


    TENS of thousands of pensioners are expected to borrow against the value of their homes over the next three years to help make ends meet, a new report reveals on February 1. read more

  • Farm crisis led to Ricky sport swap

    PIRATES new boy Ricky Ashworth has told how an outbreak of foot and mouth disease ended his promising grasstrack career and pointed him in the direction of becoming a speedway rider. read more

  • First glimpse of £2.5m plan for town's centre

    THIS is the first glimpse of how Verwood's exciting new £2.5 million community centre will look. read more

  • Guest Honor icing on a superb cake

    STING's done it, Kylie's done it. Everyone from Ralph Fiennes to Ewan McGregor has done it. read more


    JOBLESS Stephen Raymond Metcalfe is said to have beaten a gay man to death before setting fire to his Weymouth flat, a jury heard. read more

  • Assault victim kept in hospital

    A 20-YEAR-OLD man was taken to hospital with serious head and face injuries after being attacked in Dorchester. read more

  • Portland's first community officer on beat

    PORTLAND's first police community support worker has taken up her beat. read more


    FORMER Dorchester and Scotland international striker Jackie Henderson has died following a short illness aged 73. read more


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    ADAM Wilde will undergo surgery in a desperate bid to correct his troublesome recurring groin injury. The Terras winger is to travel to London to consult with top sports surgeon Jerry Gilmore ahead of an operation next month. Boss Steve Johnson hopes the former Worcester City man will return fighting fit by the end of March. He said: "It's been a frustrating few months for Adam but we hope this surgery will solve the problem once and for all. "We've looked at various ways of treating the injury and Adam has undergone countless hours of therapy at the club. "But we've decided to sort out a consultation with Dr Gilmore, who is widely regarded as one of the best in his field, ahead of an operation. Full story in tonight's Dorset Echo read more

  • Father's relief at dramatic acquittal

    AN INNOCENT father-of-three dramatically acquitted of the murder of Jeffrey Rostigina spoke of his relief when his name was cleared. read more

  • Spy Another Day

    THE bookmakers may have stopped taking bets on the next James Bond, but 007 expert Dave Worrall is neither shaken nor stirred by the news. read more

  • Baby thought dead is born fighting fit

    A MUM who almost aborted her baby after being told by a hospital that it was dead is now caring for her two-week old daughter - and warning other pregnant women to be vigilant against similar mistakes. read more


    A BOURNEMOUTH man has began a life sentence for the brutal murder of South Korean student Jong-Ok Shin on Monday. read more

  • Tooth's out but cost is a continuing pain

    AN ARMY wife who had to suffer months of pain because of the lack of an NHS dentist has finally had some of the treatment completed. read more

  • Tooth's out but cost is a continuing pain

    AN ARMY wife who had to suffer months of pain because of the lack of an NHS dentist has finally had some of the treatment completed. read more

  • Bus prices and theatre as the war raged on

    AN old copy of the Bournemouth Echo found among family papers prompted a writer to paint a picture of what life was like in wartime days when, despite the international conflict, local people still focused on problems such as bus price rises and fears of meat rationing and still packed the local theatres to see the pantos. read more


    THE arrival next month of the new "05" registration means that thousands of motorcycles first registered under the "02" plate will be coming up for their first MOT check. read more

  • EAST DORSET PLANS (January 31)

    147 Lonnen Road, Colehill, Wimborne; 3/04/1838/FUL, two storey side extension; Mr & Mrs Way. read more

  • Susie shines to take fourth

    THOUGH Louise Damen opted not to defend her title after running for England the previous week, Susie Hignett came close to continuing Bournemouth AC's sequence of medals in the South of England Cross-Country Championships, report Scott Neil and Nigel Harding. read more


    Southern Counties South DORCHESTER 6 TADLEY 8 OVER the seasons, Dorchester's supporters and coaching staff have had to endure the one match per season where, for no apparent reason, the side suffers a collective malaise when elementary mistakes proliferate, decision-making goes wrong and no-one seems able to impose themselves on the game. This was that game. Even more frustrating for the spectators, visitors Tadley were almost equally inept and despite their catalogue of mistakes Dorchester had ample opportunities to win the game comfortably. See tonight's Dorset Echo for full match report read more


    FORMER club captain Gary McAuley has left Bridport for fellow Screwfix Direct Premier Division side Barnstaple Town. The midfielder, who was in his second spell with the Bees, has been out of action for over two months with a badly bruised foot, and has only played a few minutes of football under present Bees boss Kevin Donovan. He was subject of approaches from both Barum and Division One outfit Chard Town during his lengthy lay-off, but after training at St Mary's Field for the first time last week, he has decided in favour of the North Devon club. Full story in tonight's EchoSport read more


    FORMER Dorchester and Scotland international striker Jackie Henderson has died following a short illness aged 73. The Glasgow-born Henderson - whose Football League career included spells with Portsmouth, Wolves, Arsenal and Fulham - joined the Magpies in 1967 from Poole Town, then a division above Western League Dorchester in the old Southern League. He was an influential figure in player-manager Bob Forrest's Western League side for four seasons and scored 44 goals in 134 appearances before retiring in 1971 - signing off with the winning goal in his last game for the club at Devizes in April that year. Forrest recalled that in those days Dorchester were lucky to be able to afford a player of his calibre. "He could still play a bit when he came to us and the lads took to him straight away because even though he was a well known international there was nothing at all big-headed about him," he said. The funeral service takes place at Poole Crematorium on Friday at 2pm. read more

  • One-way town all mapped out

    DETAILS have emerged of how a one-way system along Dorchester's High West Street could look. read more

  • Provision of shelter is investigated by group

    ANY night shelter for rough sleepers in Weymouth would have to be a booze-free zone, campaigners have agreed. read more

  • Taylor-made

    THE late Harry Taylor (he died in 1999, aged 88) was a well-known photographer for many years in Bournemouth, and his son Howard, who lives in Boscombe, has kindly loaned Snapshots these pictures taken at Portchester School, which he attended between 1952-56. read more

  • My teen angst

    MY boss says I'm turning into a Grumpy Old Man - and I'm not going to argue. read more


    FORMER Cherries star Warren Feeney says he is "flattered" by speculation linking him with a move to League One table-toppers Luton Town. read more

  • Rescue effort offers parents a ray of hope

    MORE than 300 parents of former Homefield pupils attended a meeting on Monday night to discuss a rescue package for the Christchurch school. read more

  • Killer, 18, may face lengthy jail sentence

    TEENAGE killer was warned on Monday that he faces a considerable prison sentence after pleading guilty to the manslaughter of Bournemouth man Darren Britton. read more

  • New alcohol ban set for trouble spot

    PLANS to expand Christchurch town centre's alcohol ban to encompass an antisocial behaviour hot spot in the borough have moved a step closer. read more

  • Driver to pay for 'moment of madness'

    A FORMER assistant pub manager who killed a special needs teacher while racing at high speed on a north Dorset road has been jailed for three years. read more

  • OAP's fury at talk rejection

    A NORTH Dorset pensioner, who is fighting to have the council tax scrapped, is fuming after his request to address county councillors on the issue was refused. read more

  • Policing changes 'will not affect grass roots'

    CHANGES in the structure of policing in the New Forest will not change the service at grass roots level. read more

  • There's something in the air

    AIR quality improvements in Dorset are encouraging rare species of lichen and moss to grow. read more

  • Driver who killed teacher jailed for three years

    A FORMER pub manager who killed a special needs teacher after he lost control of his car during a high-speed race in Dorset has been jailed for three years. read more

  • Workshop visitors get taste of Chinese festival

    ORIENTAL creativity drew in the crowds for Weymouth and Portland's first Chinese workshop. read more

  • LEE

    LEE STANDEN Happy birthday Daddy. Lots of love ~ Briony and Mummy xx

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    ANNABEL LEGG Happy first Birthday. All our love ~ Mummy, Daddy and Chelsea. x

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  • KING

    KING - (formerly Bailey). Catherine, of Hillcrest Road Wyke Regis passed away peacefully on 29th January 2005 at Sunnybank House aged 88 years. Wife of the late Percy King and previously the late Reginald Bailey, also mother of Peter and the late Paul. She will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Her funeral service will take place at Weymouth Crematorium on Friday 4th February at 1pm. Flowers and enquiries to Rose Funeral Service, 35 Shrubbery Lane Wyke Regis Weymouth tel (01305) 785832

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  • MIA

    MIA BROOK LORIMER My little girl was born and died 11/01/05. Loving you was easy, I'll do it every day, Missing you is heartache That will always stay. Love always Mummy, God Mum Vicci, Danni-Marie, Grandparents, Friends & Family. Funeral to be held at Weymouth Avenue, Wednesday at 12 noon.

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    HUBBARD MARTIN & JUDITH Are pleased to announce the safe arrival of Gemma Sophie on 25th January. A little sister for Ellen.

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    PAULLEY Andrea, Jeremy & Ethan are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of Owen Jacob on Saturday 29th January 2005, weighing 8lb ½ oz. Another special son & brother to Ethan Many thanks to all concerned at DCH

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