A HEALTH trust is carrying out a survey to find out what community mental health service users think about the care they receive. Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust will use the feedback to improve service users’ experiences and…
HUNDREDS of applications have flooded in from volunteers wishing to be part of the Olympic sailing events.
A PLEA has been issued for volunteers to help keep Bridport’s Christmas Festival alive.
FUTURE brides and grooms are invited to Dorset’s newest Wedding Fayre at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy.
DORSET’S construction sites will be put under the safety spotlight in a bid to crackdown on work injuries, illness and death.
THE final moments of Royal Marine James Wright’s life were revealed at an inquest into his death.
MICHELIN starred chef Russell Brown will be serving up a treat for foodies at a celebrity chef’s restaurant.
A CHARITY from across the county border has been selected as the preferred bidder for the operating contract of Dorchester’s new £8million leisure centre.
TWO West Dorset churches have been targeted by lead thieves within the space of a few days.
Hayley’s determined after setback of big race injury INJURY won’t hold back one runner determined to better her time and complete the London Marathon in memory of a loved one.
A NEWSPAPER delivery boy has been praised for his quick thinking after he alerted a gas company to a potential leak in Dorchester.
A DORCHESTER sculptor says he cannot understand why the Jurassic Stones sculpture cost so much.
THE landmark Jurassic Stones sculpture for Weymouth was officially unveiled earlier this month.
STEEL poles supporting Weymouth’s controversial new sculpture make up almost half of its £332,291-price tag.
A DEVASTATING blow has been struck to Dorset after it was announced that the Portland Coastguard helicopter will be axed.
JOHN CHAPPELL Enjoy your retirement Love ~ Sandy, Shirley and Family, Chris and Family, Wendy and Family.
FIRE chiefs have warned residents about a type of dishwasher after one was found to have been the cause of a house blaze in Dorchester.
BLUEGRASS hero Stompin’ Dave is bringing his band to Weymouth Pavilion for the very first time next week as a taster for a massive summer concert he is planning.
MEDIA boats will be held at bay to ensure there is no repeat of Ben Ainslie’s shock disqualification from the World Championships.
I WAS recently explaining to someone that Weymouth Pavilion required £60,000 to ensure a reasonable chance of survival.
MORE than £330,000 was spent on the controversial mushrooms adjacent to the roundabout at Littlemoor. This is just a showpiece to welcome visitors to ‘somewhere’.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Wey Valley School, and especially Margot Stanley, for putting on such a wonderful performance of Joseph and the Amazing Techni-color Dreamcoat.
I write in respect of comments regarding the fairy lights on Weymouth seafront.
TIME Team’s Tony Robinson has come to Dorset to reveal what lies beneath the South Dorset Ridgeway.
STAN HOWARD Dad Now snug as a bug in a rug up there in Heaven. Miss you and I LOVE YOU Always your devoted daughter Liz xxx
JEAN MORRIS Died peacefully, on the 18th February 2012, aged 85 years, of Halstock. Beloved Wife of Brian, Mother to Sue, Roxanne and Richard, Mother-in-law to Brian and Sally, Grandmother to Robert and Liza, Lewis and James and Great Grandmother…
TIMOTHY CHARNOCK Passed away suddenly at home with his family by his side on 18th February 2012, aged 48 years. Dearly loved son of Ray and Jean. Tim will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by his brothers, sister, nieces and nephews and staff…
LAUREN BEAUMONT Happy 18th Lauren! Lots of love and kisses - Mum, Dad, Ashley and Tyson xxxx
WYATT - Gwendoline. 23rd February 1988. Also Harry 7th February 1974. Remembering all the happy years. Good night. God Bless. - Jean, Terry and family.
TOM & BOB NEILSON Happy 50th Birthday to you both ~ Hope you have a fab day ~ Love and Hugs - Deb, Jamie, Megan and The Neilson Gang X X X X
Congratulations ANGIE & LARRY SMY On reaching your Ruby Wedding Anniversary With much love from your children Daniel, Rebecca & Andrew, Dean & Helen and your grandchildren Sian, Holly and Lily
MAY & GORDON THORNER Wishing you both a very happy 60th Wedding Anniversary Mum and Dad. Lots of love - Denise, Viv, Laurie, Daniel and Sam XXX
GORDON & EVELYN PALMER Congratulations on this special day All our love Steve, Kate, Justin, Gavin & Sarah, big hugs & kisses from Ellie & Jamie xxxx
BRIAN GEORGE DYER Has passed unexpectedly at home on 17th February, aged 63 years. Devoted husband of Linda, father of Peter, Dawn and the late Paul, step-father of James, grandfather of Ellie and Ben. He will be greatly missed by all his family…
Dr Gillian Glen (Gillie) Lately of Sturminster Newton, passed away peacefully on 17th February 2012. Private family burial at Ham Down Woodland Burial Ground. Donations if wished for Julia's House may be sent c/o Grassby Funeral Service, 8 Princes…
FERGUSON & BRYANT David & Lucy Are pleased to announce the birth of their baby daughter, Emme Elizabeth born 20th February 2012 weighing 7lbs 7oz Special thanks to all the staff at DCH. --------*-------- Congratulations David and Lucy on…
BEN & JENNIE On the birth of OLIVIA RAE A beautiful granddaughter for Ross and Donna and gorgeous niece for Jemima Megan & Matt & Adam Lots of love to you xxxxxx
McGRANDLE & GREEN Ben & Jennie are proud to announce the arrival of OLIVIA RAE On 15th February 2012 weighing 8lb 7oz Many thanks to our Midwives at DCH
STAFF at three clothing stores in Weymouth and Dorchester have been told they will keep their jobs after their parent company went into administration.
ALAN Knight is hopeful Max Worsfold will be sidelined for no more than a fortnight.
Dorchester Town Reserves kept their Wyvern Challenge Shield hopes alive with a much-needed win at Ringwood.
Keith Fisher, an award-winning former Fleet Street sports journalist, shares his controversial thoughts with Echo readers
ETHAN Devaney and Danny Andrews starred for Weyline as they continued their title charge with a 5-1 win over Duke of Albany – despite being reduced to 10 men after just 17 minutes.
THE Area 28 finals have been held with the winners going on to appear in the English National BA finals in Nottingham.
WHEN the motocross season kick-starts for the members of the Ringwood Motocross Club on Sunday (10.30am) at Tincleton near Dorchester, one of the club’s familiar faces will be challenging for club championship honours.
SEABOROUGH trainer Richard Barber landed a four-timer at Milborne St Andrew to take his weekend tally to eight following doubles at Ston Easton and Buckfastleigh.
DORSET COUNTY COUNCIL Temporary Closure of Hackney Corscombe DORSET COUNTY COUNCIL has made an Order under Section 14  of the Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984, as amended. All vehicles will be prohibited from proceeding along Hackney, …
“FIRING ON THE LULWORTH RANGES” Notice is hereby given pursuant to the Lulworth Ranges Byelaws 1978 that there will be firing on the Lulworth Ranges between 0900 hrs and 1700 hrs on Monday 27th and Wednesday 29th February between 0900 hrs…