WE WELCOME a new arrival to the village – on the 10th, April was born, to Amethyst, the Portland sheep at Higher Farm, mother & daughter are doing well, April was up & feeding in 20 minutes!
FIREFIGHTERS are dealing with a blaze in a Weymouth cemetery.
CARE home staff organised a boxing match to spur on a resident who used to pack a punch in the ring.
A SURVEY has found that nearly half of Dorset residents think local roads are too dangerous.
ROSIE HOSKINS Happy 18th Birthday! Lots of Love - Mum and Steve xxx
ROSIE HOSKINS Happy 18th Birthday! Love Harry, Lexie and Baz xxx
PHYLLIS HILDA PADBURY (Phyl) On 4th April 2012 in her 92nd year. Widow of Peter, much loved mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Thanksgiving Service at St Laurence Church Upwey, Weymouth at 2.30pm on Friday 20th April. No flowers please, arrangements by Stockting Funeral Service (01305) 785915
PAUL WILLIAM KELLAWAY Suddenly on 1st April 2012 aged 37 years. Loving partner of Joanne, father to Thomas, Daniel and Jake. Much loved son of Bernie and Val. Funeral Service will take place at Yeovil Crematorium on Tuesday 17th April at 2.40pm. Family flowers only, donations if desired for CLIC Sargent or Cats Protection League may be sent c/o Grassby Funeral Service, 8 Princes St Dorchester DT1 1TW. Tel: 01305 262338
Teresa Butterworth & Dave Kemp on the safe arrival of your beautiful daughter Ella Ruby Kemp on 4th April 2012 weighing 5lb 8oz Love as always from both families xxx
BRIAN CLIFFE 60 TODAY! Happy Birthday Dad. Loads of Love Sarah, Jo, Becs and Tom xxx
MUM & DAD Happy 25th Wedding Anniversary Lots of love ~ Sarah XX
ROSIE HOSKINS Happy 18th Birthday! To my very special 'Rosig!' Wishing you happiness, health and success Love always Dad xxx
ROS MURPHY Forever in my thoughts. Love always Syd xx
CUFF - Lillian. Wherever I go, whatever I do, in my heart I think of you. Love ~ Leslie.
SQUIRRELL - Dorothy. Passed away one year ago, remembered in our thoughts, Pat, Andrew, Amanda and families xxx
RICHARD CAIGER "Dick" 70 Today Love - Sheila, Simon, Teresa and all the family xxx
ROSIE HOSKINS Congratulations! and Happy 18th Birthday Rosie, enjoy your special day, love always - Nan and Grandad xxxx
A threatened playgroup is no longer in jeopardy thanks to the hard work and tenancity of a group of volunteers.
The closure of a road to aid Olympic traffic to Weymouth, has given the local council an opportunity to widen the A349 link.
A woman is on a mission to help people in West Dorset get back to work.
FIREFIGHTERS who helped save a church from a devastating fire have been helping it get back on its feet.
CONDOR ferry staff and passengers have celebrated a milestone 25 years of Channel Islands sailings.
BOAT skippers and their supporters turned out in force to protest against fisheries chiefs.
A NIGHT of entertainment is being held in Dorchester to raise funds for injured servicemen.
THE Mayor of Weymouth is to stand against his former leader in local elections after being dumped by his party.
PRICES for riding on the new Weymouth Tower have been revealed.
• At the Preston Preschool Easter Bonnet Afternoon the children enjoyed themselves immensely in the fun filled end of term event of games, songs, refreshments and, of course the Easter Bonnet competition for the mums.
A DORSET village will be declaring a state of war again this summer.
A BLIND author wrote 26 pages of her debut novel... without realising her pen had run out of ink.
TWO sports centres in the borough are celebrating Olympic legacy funding boosts worth more than £149,000.
RICHARD JOHN KELLAWAY-MOORE, aged 37, of East Street, Blandford. Admitted stealing three joints of meat to the value of £10. Made subject to a curfew for 16 weeks between the hours of 9pm and 8am daily. Also ordered to pay compensation of £10 and costs of £85.
TICKETS are now on sale for the fourth annual From Page to Screen, the UK’s only film festival dedicated to the adaptation of books into films.
MARK STEVEN HENDERSON, aged 23, of no fixed abode. Admitted assault by beating and given a six-week prison sentence. Also admitted resisting arrest at Weymouth and damaging a front door of unknown value. Given a two-week prison sentence to run concurrently. The total sentence given was six weeks.
CHRISTINA ANNE BOOTH, aged 28, of Fox Close, Bridport. Admitted driving a motor vehicle on a duel carriageway, namely the A35 Tolpuddle Bypass, at a speed exceeding 70 miles per hour. Fined £65 and ordered to pay costs of £35. Licence endorsed with five points.
CATHERINE MARY VEALE, aged 51, of Flower Meadow Lane, Swanage. Admitted failing to comply with the indication given by a traffic sign, namely a red light traffic signal, lawfully placed on or near a road, namely A350 Holes Bay Road junction with Sterte Road in Poole. Fined £60 and licence endorsed with three points.
A KITE SURFER who ran into difficulty was rescued from Portland Harbour.
I am writing to correct some misunderstanding in relation to the circumstances of the Weymouth Harbour Management Board. The board has been set up entirely as an advisory organisation reporting to the Management Committee of the borough council.
Is it just me who found the Easter weekend traffic congested everywhere? Long tailbacks at every junction and in all lanes.
There is sympathy for Sophie Easton returning home after seven months at university and being shocked at the state of the seafront. (‘Seafront lasers are monstrous’, Echo, April 9). No doubt she has some sympathy too for the residents of Weymouth who have had to watch the famous seafront gradually deteriorate. Not only do the laser posts stick out like a sore thumb, they are placed ridiculously close to the new lamp posts. It would seem there is nobody with a grain of common sense amongst council officers, councillors or planners when deciding where the laser posts should be placed. It is just plain daft to place them so close to lamp posts.
A BLAZE that destroyed a Weymouth business was caused accidentally.
A WOMAN who suffers from a little-known condition is on a mission to raise awareness.
Two people leapt from a first floor window after flames and smoke engulfed their house early this morning.
THE Bees paid the price for missing a hatful of chances as their four-game unbeaten run came to an end at Blandford United.
DORCHESTER’S Bradley King is set to compete in the ‘Olympics of off-road motorcycle sport’ this September in Germany.
BEN Gerring has intimated that Monday’s disastrous defeat to Frome Town may have reflected some of the players’ excesses at the weekend.
PORTLAND United returned to winning ways with a convincing victory over mid-table Tintinhull.
GARY Borthwick will return to the Dorchester Town dugout as Phil Simkin’s right-hand man.
A MUM-OF-TWO from Broadmayne is celebrating being selected for the England taekwondo squad.
CHRIS Povall produced a stunning display between the posts as Weymouth Reserves picked up an impressive win at Swanage Town & Herston in the Magna Dorset Premier League.
MAURICE Welch felt his Chickens were hard done by at high-flying Wincanton Town.