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  • Millie death: man in court

    A MAN has appeared in court accused of murdering 29-year-old Millie Mkwananzi. read more

  • Shock as popular music venue shuts

    CUSTOMERS and musicians were shocked when a well-established Weymouth nightspot suddenly shut its doors at the weekend. read more


    DORSET'S floating prison could be transformed into an underwater diving attraction off Portland if an ambitious project goes ahead. read more

  • A last chance to take advantage of tax opportunities

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    MARK Morris reckoned only drawing 1-1 at home with third-placed Lewes - a result that brought a temporary halt to his side's surge towards the play-off zone - was a measure of just how far his side has come this season. read more


    GARRY Hill admitted his tactical gamble failed to pay off as Weymouth crashed 4-1 at second-placed Cambridge City. read more

  • £1,000 fine for man who kept sex pictures three minutes

    A MAN who downloaded indecent pictures of children from the internet but deleted them after three minutes has been placed on the sex offenders register for five years. read more

  • £68,000 a year rent for quay site

    THE Dolphin Quays development on Poole's waterfront might be worth millions but the council will receive an annual rent of only £68,000. read more

  • Frank signs up for Neil

    BOXING hero Frank Bruno has lent his support to a Daily Echo campaign to buy new legs for a soldier who lost both limbs in a suicide bombing in Iraq. read more

  • Man dies after car plunges into water

    AN INQUIRY is under way after a young man died as a car carrying five people plunged into Poole Harbour. read more

  • Speedy response to distress call saves four

    COASTGUARDS today warned that four people could have died in the water when their speedboat sank. read more

  • Lads' mag candidate to oppose Jim Knight

    CAMPAIGNERS are outraged that a lads' magazine glamorising fast cars could put up a candidate for election in Dorset. read more

  • Solar charger has bright prospects

    DESIGNERS on Portland have developed a cutting-edge gadget that harnesses solar energy to provide power. read more

  • gaz's 'money' ball pays off

    SEAN O'Driscoll banked his 100th win as Cherries boss and then emphasised the importance of Garreth O'Connor's lucrative 'money' ball. read more


    LAUREN ELLIS Our little princess. Happy fourth Birthday. Love ~ Mummy and Daddy xx

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    OLIVIA KINSEY Happy 2nd Birthday. Love ~ Mummy, Leon, Stefanie & Jack x x x

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  • PAM

    PAM BURGESS Happy 60th Birthday Lots of love John, Karen, Kevin, Katie, Victoria, Ian, Jane, Chloe, Adrian, Elys and Martin xxxx

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  • 50

    50 today flash** COLIN SMITH"Happy birthday. Lots of love ~ Linda. xx Happy 50th Dad, love ~ Michelle, Colin, Anneka, Melanie & Phil, Kerry-Ann & Richard, Naomi & Andy. xx Happy birthday Grandad. Love ~ Jordan and Jasmine. xx

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    GEMMA BAKER Happy 5th birthday. With love ~ Mummy, Daddy, Abbie, Nanny and Grandad. xxxx

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    NOBLE - Stephen (Jack) 5 yrs today, always remembered, never forgotten - Dad, David, & Auntie Zoe

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    MARGARET CHRISTINE PARKER" Deryk, May, Tony and Chris would like to thank all friends and family for their support and sympathy in the recent loss of their daughter Margaret. Grateful thanks to the nurses of Elsadene Nursing Home and of Dorset County Hospital; also to Doctor Blease and his associates of the Bridges Medical Centre. Special thanks to Rev Nigel Tooth, and to Jane Cotton and her staff for their kindness and help. Many thanks to those who have made donations to Elsadene. Please accept this as our personal thanks.

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    KATHRYN WEBB Happy 21st Congratulations Love ~ Mum, Chris, Jaye, Liam, Claudia, Amelia and Nan and Grandad XXXXX

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    AVERY PETER, NIKKI & GEORGIA-ELLIE. Val, Vince, Paula Simon and Kelson welcome Phoebe Emma born 28th March 05, a second grandaughter, niece and cousin.

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