A WALKING festival is set to celebrate some of Dorset’s most iconic beauty spots – for the third time.
A CHARITY has issued a plea to Dorset Echo readers for help to continue providing crucial services.
A WEYMOUTH school hatched a plan to move 18 fluffy ducklings to a safe new home.
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR A PREMISES LICENCE UNDER THE GAMBLING ACT 2005 Notice is hereby given that: Jem Racing Limited of the following address: 162 Ringwood Road Poole, Dorset, BH14 0RR is apply for a betting (other than track) premises licence under section 159 of the Gambling Act 2005. The application relates to the following premises: Jem Racing Limited Ground Floor 33 St Thomas Street Weymouth, Dorset DT4 8EJ The application has been made to: Weymouth and Portland Borough Council Information about the application is available from the licensing authority, including the arrangements for viewing the details of the application. Any of the following persons may make representations in writing to the licensing authority about the application: •A person who lives sufficiently close to the premises to be likely to be affected by the authorised activities • A person who has business interests that might be affected by the authorised activities • A person who represents someone in any of the above two categories. Any representations must be made by the following date 17th May 2012. It is an offence under section 342 of the Gambling Act 2005 if a person, without reasonable excuse, gives to a licensing authority for a purpose connected with that Act information which is false or misleading.
South Dorset MP Richard Drax and his wife Elsebet will be opening Highwood Gardens on the Charborough Estate to the public from 2.30pm-6pm on Bank Holiday Monday, May 7.
RESIDENTS and visitors are being urged to get ‘wild about Weymouth and Portland’ this summer and beyond.
AN historic church will now be open to the public on specified days throughout the summer.
IT WAS ice creams and smiles all round for one ‘outstanding’ school.
A FISH and chip shop owner who came closer to winning an award is urging other fryers to enter a competition to find the nation’s favourite chippy.
nWEYMOUTH runner Meggie Crane turned 27 as she conquered her fourth marathon on behalf of local charity Three Ells Trust.
AFTER months of training Dorset’s London Marathon runners finally hit the streets of the capital to raise thousands of pounds for charity.
CHESS ace Allan Pleasants from Weymouth caused a 'sensational' upset when he beat a Grand Master at a tournament.
FAMILIES had a good couple of hours to celebrate England’s patron saint in Dorchester before the rains came.
NOISE did not annoy when Frome Valley First School spent a week dedicating all its lessons to music in all its forms.
A HERO who rescued his elderly neighbour from her blazing flat has been hailed for saving the day.
THE new Weymouth Tower is framed spectacularly by a rainbow in a weekend of changing weather.
SETTING a great soundtrack for this summer, Larmer Tree Festival is ecstatic to announce that kooky British singer-songwriter and actress Paloma Faith will Put a Spell on Thursday night with her extraordinary, theatrical flair.
PEOPLE will be asked for their views on a masterplan for future development in Weymouth and Portland.
Monet, Monet, Monet FIRST impressions upon walking into Cafe Monet at Bennett’s Water Gardens in Chickerell are of beautiful garden views, friendly staff and a tranquil setting with peaceful music.
I once read angels walk the earth in the guise of men and women.
I want to draw Dorset Echo readers’ attention to an unfolding humanitarian crisis that is going largely unnoticed by the world.
Recently the Echo has published a number of letters from people who wish Christian prayers to be included as part of council meetings, the latest being from John Figg (Letters, April 17).
Having raised the issue of people not clearing up the mess their dogs and cats leave behind I have read with interest the large amount of people and children who are fed up with the lack of duty and concern owners show.
MISS Dorset finalists wowed judges at the crowning ceremony in Weymouth.
ROY and JENNY WILMOT HAPPY GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY Lots of Love Gary, John, Simon, Daren, Angela, Abi and Ben xxxxxxx
STRONG winds led to a disrupted opening day at the French World Cup regatta but in the events where racing was possible, Britain’s top sailors made their first day count amid the breezy conditions.
MARK Ford was the hero for Weymouth as they guaranteed their Evo-Stik Southern Premier Division status with a nail-biting 2-1 victory over Hitchin Town on Saturday.
IN the proverbial game of two halves, Dorchester led at the break but ultimately slipped to a third straight defeat in Blue Square Bet South.
MARK Ford came off the bench and inspired a second-half comeback as the Terras secured survival in the Evo-Stik Southern Premier Division on Saturday.
A WEYMOUTH and Portland-based team triumphed at the Exeter Volleyball Challenge at the Riverside Leisure Centre.
PORTLAND United’s title hopes appear all-but over after a crushing defeat at fellow challengers Westland Sports.
A LATE blitz saw Dorchester Town Reserves climb into second spot in the Wyvern Premier League.
WEYMOUTH Tandoori Bandits broke the century barrier as they leap-frogged Portsmouth Fury in Solent League Division Two.
CHELSI OWEN Luv & best wishes on your 18th birthday Lots of luv Mum, Dad, Joanne, Daniel and Eli xxxx
SHEILA BETTY RODGERS Linda, Ian and family would like to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to Preston Road Surgery, all doctors and nursing staff at Dorset County Hospital, Westhaven Hospital and Bay Tree Lodge Residential Home. Special thanks to all the staff at Somerleigh Court Nursing Home for the wonderful care and kindness shown to Sheila and family throughout her illness, which was bravely borne. Also to Helen and staff at Co-operative Funeralcare for their help and support after a very difficult time.