THE flower beds at County Hall in Dorchester are to be revamped with plants to tell the story of Dorset’s green evolution.
THE daughter of a Second World War hero has praised kayakers who retraced her heroic father’s footsteps for charity.
A BIG thank you from Dorchester and District Amnesty Group to everyone who stopped at our Tree of Hope stall in Dorchester on December 12 to sign a card for a prisoner of conscience, victim of injustice, or human rights defender under threat.
A DRUMMER from Weymouth is organising a fundraising gig for a motor neurone disease charity after learning he has the illness.
TEENAGERS are being trained as inspectors to check that services are young person-friendly in Dorset.
NEW life will be created from old if plans for an artificial reef sanctuary near Weymouth get the go-ahead.
STEVE BELASCO tests the stylish Cube, set to be a big hit with those who think differently
WE are holding another of our popular Quiz nights on Saturday, January 23 at 7pm.
A TALE of toys and adventure is being brought to life this week by members of Dorchester Youth Theatre.
Poundbury Systems helped customers’ employees work from home during the cold snap.
CAMPAGNERS are celebrating after securing the future of Weymouth’s only athletics track.
STUDENTS have ‘stepped up to the mark’ and topped the county’s GCSE league tables once again at the Thomas Hardye School.
UNPRECEDENTED numbers of patients with serious conditions have put a ‘severe strain’ on health services across the area.
AFTER a four-year absence from their spiritual home, Upwey’s Weymouth Carpets Direct Sunday League Championship side have returned from their travels to The Old Ship Inn in Upwey.
JAMES Coutts is officially a Dorchester Town player.
A CHANGE in attitude by everyone in the team has helped Weymouth begin to turn their season around, goalkeeper Ryan Harrison believes.
ON a weekend that saw every sporting fixture in the area cancelled, one of the few training sessions to survive was surprisingly cricket.
SOUTHSIDE Angels Girls had the warmth and security of indoors as they kicked off their opening session as Weymouth’s first specialist girls’ football club.
GYMNASTS from Dorchester YMCA had a relaxing end to 2009 after finishing the year in triumphant style.
DORCHESTER'S Adam Tidby was within an ace of causing a major upset in the first round of the World Indoor Bowls singles.
WILDLIFE lovers have insisted that Dorset is ahead of the game in sustainable food production.
AN HONEST schoolgirl who handed in cash she found in the street has been rewarded by being handed it back – after a six-month wait.
HANCOCK - Gwenda Valentine. Who died on 13/01/96. From your ever loving husband Ron and son Tony. Goodnight and God bless
MARTIN HONEYBUN Is 40 today! Happy Birthday. With love from all the family xx HAPPY BIRTHDAY DADDY. Love Chloe & Connor xx
KYLE BOWLER Happy 18th Birthday KY Have a brill time Love ~ Mum, Dad, Jordan, Amy, Jemma-Louise & the Chief xxx ----------*--------- Congratulations Kyle, legal at last! Have a great time Love you loads ~ Grandma & Grandad xxx ---------*---------- Have a wonderful 18th Birthday Kyle Every happiness With loads of love ~ Tim, Julie, Josh, Chloe & Gus xxx ----------*---------- Dear Kyle, Congratulations on your 18th and best wishes for the future All our love ~ Jane, Steve, Widge & Billy xxx -----------*----------- Happy 18th Kyle Love ~ Jeff, Moira, Sam, Charl & Elly xxx
BASTABLE - Irene Linda MBE. Passed peacefully away in Dorset County Hospital on 10th January 2010, aged 94 years. Late of Coburg Road. A much loved aunt and great aunt. Funeral Service at Weymouth Crematorium on Tuesday 19th January at 1.00pm. Family flowers only please, but donations if desired may be sent to aid Lepra Health in Action, c/o Woods Funeral Service, 11a Icen Way, Dorchester, DT1 1EW. Tel: (01305) 250425.
GREELEY - Malcolm, peacefully in Joseph Weld Hospice after a short illness on the 11th January 2010 aged 59 years. Beloved partner of Veronica and a much loved son of Jean and the late Fred also a loved brother to Will, Fred, Philip and Cliff, Brother-in-law of Carmen, Sue and Wendy. Malcolm will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Funeral service will take place at Weymouth Crematorium on Monday 25th January at 11.30am. Family flowers, donations for Weldmar Hospicecare Trust c/o A. J. Wakely & Sons, 91, East Street, Bridport.
CECIL LEXSTER (Lecky) Passed away peacefully at home on 9th January 2010 aged 70 years. Husband of Jenny and father to Jo, Greg and the late Claire, much loved grandad to Ryan, Adam, Laura and Freddie. Will be sadly missed by all family and friends. Funeral service will take place at St Nicholas' Church Abbotsbury on Thursday 21st January at 12.00noon. Family flowers only please but donations if desired to Portesham Surgery and Marie Curie Nurses c/o A.J. Wakely & Sons, 91, East Street, Bridport
BROWN - Alexander James (Jim) BSc.MRCVS Died peacefully on 11th January 2010, aged 82. Dearly loved husband of Anne and loved by his children Caroline, Rosemary, Michael, Peter and Alison. Funeral will be held at Yeovil Crematorium on Wednesday 20th January at 10.40am. No flowers or mourning. Donations please, to 'Help For Heroes' may be sent c/o Woods Funeral Service, 11A Icen Way, Dorchester, DT1 1EW. Tel: (01305) 250425
RYAN PHILIP BARTLETT Trudy, Ray, Luke & Faye would like to thank everyone who attended the service - all 200 plus to celebrate Ryan's life, the support of so many there was absolutely overwhelming. Thank you for all the many messages of sympathy, cards, letters and great big hugs also for the donations which are still ongoing and to date are in excess of Â£1,000 in memory of Ryan - a loving son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, friend and colleague. Grateful thanks to the ambulance personnel and the police officers who attended on that tragic day; Antony, Debbie, Terry and Tiffany - we couldn't have done without you for your wonderful support that afternoon and to Ryan's nan and grandad whose cups of tea and refreshments after the funeral service sustained the day. Thanks to Rev'd Richard Simmons for the comforting service which did Ryan so proud and a wonderful tribute to his memory, Laura Kitching of the Dorset Echo for the dignified way she portrayed a tribute to Ryan in such a professional manner and Dennis and staff of Stockting Funeral Service for their understanding and sincerity, making it a whole lot easier whilst making all the funeral arrangements. Forever Young Forever Handsome