A SERIES of BikeSafe courses are to be run across the county to help make motorcyclists safer on the road.
A FATHER-TO-BE is planning a dramatic transformation.
BRIDPORT Town Council has achieved ‘quality’ status and can now take on more responsibility.
THE Olympics, an old railway and the Second World War were some of the ideas residents put forward to feature on a community mural in Weymouth.
A GRATEFUL owner has been reunited with his cats after they hitched a ride across Dorchester.
A GLOBE-TROTTING Dorset couple who met up again after 46 years were married in the Antipodes.
CARE WORKERS org-anised a surprise farewell for the retirement of ‘one of the best’.
WEYMOUTH Football Club will be “back to normal” operations tomorrow, according to a club director.
THE whole family pitched in to welcome baby Riley Roger Pullin into their lives.
PROPOSED changes will not mean closure for Portland Community Hospital, NHS Dorset has stressed.
FORMER cabinet member John Redwood MP is to speak at a dinner in Weymouth.
A TALENTED Weymouth girl and her band stole the show at the UK final of an international music competition.
A COMPANY looking to create a wind farm off the Dorset coast will be holding several public consultations in the county.
A FARM worker suffered facial injuries when a bonfire raged out of control.
John Hankin was in touch earlier this year with his memories of visiting Weymouth as an apprentice in 1965-66 and then returning to the town for a one-off visit in the mid-1980s. He has now been in touch at greater length recalling both visits and in this first instalment he remembers his first visit as an eager teenager when the Sixties were still swinging and there was much fun to be had, despite a shortage of ready cash.
A TEENAGER was injured after being shot at a popular seafront attraction.
WE’RE so excited to be joining Team Volvo! It’s funny because for the past few years me and Stu have been training partners to these guys who have all been driving Volvos around and have Volvo on their sails and we feel it is a pretty elite group to get into.
Portland’S Adam Greaves has finally overcome the hurdle of his young age to secure a dream job at the Olympics.
SOPHIE FULLER HAPPY 18TH BIRTHDAY Have a great day! With lots of love from Mum & Alice xxxx
DORSET Police are offering advice in a bid to reduce car crime.
STREET parties, live music events and a coastline of flaming beacons are among the events to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
HOT on the heels of its sold out success, The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of a Christmas Carol, Weymouth Drama Club’s next production is the Dennis Potter play, Blue Remembered Hills.
Travelling the short stretch between the Littlemoor roundabouts heading towards the town centre on a fine winter morning recently I was quite taken by the beauty of the towering structure rising above the new balancing pond.
I REFER to the article ‘Nursing home told to buck up its act’, Echo, February 1.
THE number of trees planted in a new community woodland in Weymouth has reached 1,000, thanks to the help of hundreds of local volunteers. Native trees, including oak, ash, hawthorn and hazel, have been planted around the edge of Horselynch Plantation (known locally as Teddy Bear Woods), to enlarge the woodland for wildlife and people. The new area of woodland is part of the mitigation package for the Weymouth Relief Road and will continue to be open access for the public, while creating valuable habitat for wildlife including great-spotted woodpeckers, noctule bats and butterflies.
As a regular visitor to Weymouth, for more than 10 years, I would just like to say what a great place it is.
MOST charity shops do charge much more than they used to.
According to some recent readers’ letters, I may be in a minority but I have to say that I very much like the striking little forest of sculpture at the Littlemoor roundabout. It is absolutely great! Even in a recession the arts have a huge role to play not to mention that, through this commission, a few people were able to earn a living in these hard times. Congratulations to the artist!
AROUND one hundred new trees have taken root at a community farm.
DORCHESTER Town supporters are expected to gain their first glimpse of Max Worsfold and Sam Malsom in tonight’s friendly with a Portsmouth XI (7.30pm).
STEVE Crabb believes his side learned some valuable lessons from this mauling at the hands of reigning champions Hamworthy Recreation.
SEVERAL interested parties are holding talks with George Rolls over a possible takeover of Weymouth FC.
SCOTT Henley and Josh Why both grabbed doubles as Chickerell United made light work of Shaftesbury at Weymouth College.
DORCHESTER Town Reserves returned to winning ways with a fine display at high-flying Christchurch.
THE Terras paid the price for wasteful finishing as Sherborne Town Reserves recorded their first win at the 25th attempt.
WEYMOUTH strengthened their grip on top spot in Dorset & Wilts One South with a “hard fought” win over Westbury.
A SLOPPY start ultimately led to Dorchester’s downfall at Devizes.
AFTER an enforced two-week lay-off, both sides were glad to get back into Dorset & Wilts Two South action and, despite the deteriorating conditions, produced a closely fought and entertaining game, writes Geoff Puryer.
HANNAH PALMER IS 9 TODAY! Happy 9th Birthday to our special daughter and Big Sis! Lots of love and kisses Mummy, Daddy, Freya, Harry and Freddie x x x x x
JAMES MORGAN 18 TODAY Have a nice day! Lots of love Granny and Grandad XXX
STEVE MALCOLM HAPPY 18th TO A VERY DEAR SON We are very proud of you and wish you happiness, health and success in everything you do All our love ~ Mum, Dad, Elise, David and Finn XXXXXX
STEVE MALCOLM HAPPY 18th BIRTHDAY Have a lovely day Lots of love ~ Nan X
TONI KIRK HAPPY 18TH BIRTHDAY Lots of Love Mummy, Buddy Nanny Debbie & Grandpa David xxxx
SOPHIE FULLER Happy 18th Birthday. With Love - Nan, Grandad, Sarah, Sam, Phil, Chad, Richard and Christopher.
STEVE MALCOLM Happy 18th To a Special Grandson Hope you have a great day! Lots of love ~ Grandma and Grandad XX
JAMES MORGAN Wishing you a Happy 18th Birthday Lots of love from Mum, Dad and Stephen xxx
MATTHEW & HANNAH PILE Congratulations On the birth of your baby daughter EVIE ROSE Lots of love to you all ~ Mum, Jammer, Sean and Zena XXXX
BETTY PITTAWAY (Nee Dunford) Passed away at Portland Residential Home on Saturday February 11th 2012, aged 89 years. Much loved and loving mum of Sally, devoted grandmother of Kai and mother-in-law to Martyn. Betty's funeral service is to take place on Thursday 23rd February at 10.45am at Weymouth Crematorium. All flowers welcome and any enquiries to Co-operative Funeralcare, 130 Abbotsbury Road, Weymouth DT4 0JS. Tel (01305) 772789.