BEN Ainslie and the Star duo of Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson made the best of light and shifty wind conditions to top their fleets at the halfway stage of the Palma World Cup regatta today.
The newest Olympic Class
FAMOUS Dorset explorer Colonel John Blashford-Snell is taking a new expedition to a remote region of North Eastern Bolivia and adventurers are being sought for the mission.
The double-handed dinghy for men and women
The windsurfer for men and women
The oldest of the Olympic Class boats
Coastal rangers are looking for volunteers to join their ranks in the build-up to the Olympic sailing events.
The heavyweight single-hander
The world's most popular single-handed dinghy
BRIDPORT is becoming a role model for other Dorset towns.
SHOPKEEPER Peter Toms has condemned the Government’s ‘pasty tax’ for threatening his livelihood.
POLICE arrested four people in a drugs raid in West Dorset.
Dorset’s rivers are running dry, which could lead to an environmental disaster.
MORE traders around Wey-mouth have reacted with fury to council claims that businesses were consulted about this Easter’s Town Bridge closure plans.
ALAN Knight has resigned as manager of Dorchester Town due to work commitments.
POLICE in Dorchester are appealing for witnesses after women’s underwear was stolen from a washing line in the town.
COUNCIL chiefs will ‘crack on’ to get Weymouth’s harbour walls fixed in order to ensure the long-term future of the ferry port.
There are still places available for the BikeSafe course taking place this weekend.
TWO TEENAGERS were the victims of an attempted knifepoint robbery in Dorchester town centre.
A DORSET schoolgirl is in intensive care after crashing through a ski hut window while skiing in the Austrian Alps.
A Dorset dairy has been prosecuted after an employee was injured when his arm was pulled into a slurry separator.
PAMELA JEAN ARNOLD (Pam - Retired SRN) Taken from us so suddenly on 28th March 2012. No chance to say goodbye, to tell you how much we loved you and would miss you every day. Dearly loved wife of Eric for 54 years. Treasured and much loved mum of Brenda, Paul and wife Clare. Delighted, and very proud Granny to Craig, Lee and Daniel. Released from your pain, now at rest and at peace. Funeral service at Weymouth Crematorium on Wednesday 11th April 2012 at 11:30am. Family flowers only please, but donations in Pam's memory to Weldmar Hospicecare Trust, c/o Stockting Funeral Service, 22 Crescent Street, Weymouth DT4 7BX.
CHRISTOPHER JAMES GILL, aged 22, of Elbury View, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury. Admitted failing to give a specimen of breath for analysis without reasonable excuse to do so. Fined £235 and ordered to pay costs of £85 and disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for 18 months.
LUCY DANDO, aged 41 of Panorama Road, Swanage. Admitted to keeping a Ford Mondeo on a public road which was unlicensed. Fined £125, ordered to pay vehicle excise back duty of £35.84 and costs £60.
BARRY GREIG BUTCHART, aged 37, of South Street, Bridport. Admitted assaulting a police officer. Fined £240, ordered to pay £50 compensation and £50 costs.
Olympic run FOUR Dorset Echo competition winners were among 5,000 members of the public who took on the Olympic Park Run.
JONATHAN MARK CRABB, aged 28, of Juniper Way, Broadwey. Admitted driving a motor vehicle on a restricted road, namely Littlemoor Road, at a speed exceeding 30mph.
THOMAS BENJAMIN FORD, aged 19, of Harbour View Road, Portland. Admitted possessing 19 grams of Class B drug cannabis. Fined £25, drugs to be forfeited.
COUNCILLORS have thrown their weight behind a scheme that will give Weymouth town centre a much-needed boost.
The bronze award to Dorchester Tourist Information Centre in the recent South West Tourism Excellence Awards is well- deserved.
I have had appointments at both local hospitals – two at Dorset County and one at our local hospital – in the past three weeks.
I was visiting friends in Wey-mouth last week in the Park District area and I do not think I will be visiting Weymouth again.
I have read about the cracks in the harbour wall and the proposed repairs.
I write in response to the many letters printed in the Echo in recent months regarding the general demise of Weymouth.
A CAMPAIGN has been launched to bring back Weymouth’s fairy lights – as work starts to test the new seafront laser show.
Star of 8 out of 10 cats and BBC2’s Rob Brydon show, Josh Widdicombe is bringing his debut show to Bridport in a stand up comedy double bill with Charlie Baker.
DORSET has a new millionaire.
PRISONERS on Portland have presented toys and Easter eggs to disadvantaged children.
BRENDON King believes the Terras are more than a match for anyone when they display the type of commitment they showed in last night’s thrilling draw against Chesham United.
WEYMOUTH Ladies hosted their second fixture of the season against Southampton Ladies with Ruth Hicks and Charlotte Chard making impressive debuts.
ROBBIE Taylor expressed his pride after seeing Dorchester Town Reserves stretch their unbeaten run to nine games in all competitions.
LADY Luck finally smiled on the Terras as they claimed a precious point against promotion-chasing Chesham United last night.
PARALYMPIAN Paul Blake handed out awards to Weymouth St Paul’s Harriers at the club’s AGM and presentation night.
BRIDPORT suffered double heartache on finals day of the Dorset Youth County Cup.
WEYMOUTH have now got into a grand habit of winning and the visit from Ivel Barbarians was no exception as the hosts demonstrated real pace and power.
YET again Dorset Pentathletes left the competition trailing in their wake as they dominated the South West Biathlon Championships at Millfield School in Somerset.
Youthsport looks at potential Olympians of the future. Today, KY CAPEL talks to Tornadoes of South Dorset swimmer TOM MULES