LEADING Irish soprano Ailish Tynan has been invited to be a guest performer at the Cerne Abbas Music Festival this summer.
BRIDPORT’S proposed waste transfer site at Broomhills could be facing major delays and thousands more in costs.
STRICTLY come dancing came to Portland as schoolchildren waltzed the afternoon away.
AN OPEN space in Bridport is to have a new cycle route linking it all the way to the South Street car park via a new bridge.
HANDS-ON visitor attractions, a new audio tour and interactive displays have been unveiled at the re-vamped Portland Castle.
RESIDENTS have been doing their bit to clean up their communities.
PARENTS can apply for their children to be included in a concessionary scheme if their children do not qualify for free school transport.
Portesham WI are promoting all things Jubilee with their village cafe and Jubilee exhibition, which will include the unveiling of the Jubilee banner, on Saturday, 2 June at the usual time of 10am in the village hall. Tea, coffee and bacon rolls will be on offer together with a cake and produce stall and a raffle.
SHOW your support and race for equality along Weymouth seafront.
A FAMILY fun day is being held to mark the official opening of a new bridge in Wey-mouth.
THE second annual May Day rally at Dorchester’s Borough Gardens will be packed with bands, speakers and entertainment.
A Portland hairdressing salon will be doubling as a polling station today as voting opens for local elections.
MORE details have emerged about a major police operation in Weymouth.
A JUDGE has criticised the ‘lamentable’ working conditions which resulted in a father dying before his son’s eyes.
DRUGS and guns were seized as armed police carried out raids in Weymouth.
COMPOSER and musician John Surman is delighted that his childhood memories of Dorset’s spectacular countryside have touched local residents preparing to celebrate the home Games.
ENGLISH rapper Wretch 32 is ‘feeling dead proud’ to have been chosen to perform during Olympic torch relay evening celebration on Weymouth Beach.
MOLLY & CHARLIE HOOK HAPPY 60th ANNIVERSARY Loads of love Carolyn & John Emma& Joe Michael& Kate XXXX
TWO thousand young people will join Olympic and Paralympic mascots Wenlock and Mandeville and an Olympic athletics star for a momentous art and sporting event.
A £2.5MILLION scheme to lay a new water main is underway near Dorchester.
SKANDIA Team GBR is the British Sailing Team in the Olympic and Paralympic classes.
A UNIQUE outdoor performance, inspired by the long history and unique wildlife on Brownsea Island, is being staged on the island this weekend.
I fell in love with Wey-mouth and Portland in the 1970s when I came to live here after visiting it every year since 1960.
Many of your readers are concerned re the restriction of street lighting during night hours.
The streamlining of our seafront and other areas in Weymouth and Portland that will feature in the TV cameras and be shown on our screens during the Olympics, is so deceiving to those living outside of this area.
A POP star has been taking time out from performing to visit a community farm that helps people with learning difficulties.
NATHAN Walker has attributed Dorchester Town’s best finish in seven years to the management duo of Phil Simkin and Mark Jermyn.
WILLIAM Fox-Pitt can still win eventing’s coveted Rolex Grand Slam despite the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials being cancelled.
HONESTLY, I am lost for words over Harry Redknapp. Don’t all cheer at once!
ROBBIE Taylor is hoping to sign off in style tonight as his Magpies entertain Gosport Borough at the Avenue Stadium (7.45pm).
CHICKERELL United were just three minutes away from becoming the first team to defeat Westland Sports in almost seven months.
PORTLAND United Reserves lifted the Dorset Senior League trophy after a 2-2 draw with rivals Weymouth Sports.
FALCONS caused an upset after beating leaders Waterside in this top-of-the-table clash.
SOUTHWESTERN can land his sixth course win at this Bank Holiday Monday’s Catt-istock fixture at Littlewindsor.
ROBERTS - Bill. A year gone by so quickly. You will always be in our hearts. Loved and missed by Lorna, Karen, Edward, their partners and our new grandson Charlie. xxxx
CHARLY & MOLLY HOOK Congratulations on your Diamond Anniversary. All our love ~ Brian and family.
LOGAN SMITH Happy 7th Birthday to our little Master Chief Lots of love Mummy, Daddy and Travis xxxx
DEE HARVEY Would like to thank all my family, friends and work colleagues for all my lovely cards and gifts and the surprise meal for my birthday.
DOROTHY HAWKINS Yvonne, Graeme and family would like to thank all family and friends who attended Dorothy's funeral and who sent cards and messages of sympathy. Also for the donations for the Air Ambulance. Special thanks to Barnes Ward, DCH, Canon Janet Smith and finally Pauline and Paul of Woods Funeral Service for their care and support.
DOREEN MOUNCE The Family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to all those who sent lovely cards or messages of sympathy and to all those who attended Doreen's funeral at Weymouth Crematorium and made donations to her chosen charities. Our grateful thanks to the Doctors and Nurses at The Bridges Medical Centre, the Staff at Dorset County Hospital and the Ladies of Care South for the kindness and care given to Doreen during her long period of illness. Our grateful thanks to the Staff at the Co-operative Funeralcare for their kindness at a very sad time. Our most grateful thanks to Father Richard Harper for his kindness and the lovely service at the Crematorium. Please accept this as our personal message of thanks
EMMA & ANDY AICKEN Congratulations on the birth of Daniel James a wonderful brother for Thomas Lots of love Mum & Dad
FIONA KOSKY Peacefully on 27th April 2012, comfortable and well cared for at Avonlea Nursing Home, aged 83 years. Funeral Service will take place at Weymouth Crematorium on Friday 18th May at 2.30pm. Family flowers only, donations if desired for Cinnamon Trust may be sent c/o Grassby Funeral Service 8 Princes Street Dorchester DT1 1TW Tel (01305) 262338
GRACE HEAL Peacefully at Montrose Residential Care Home on 29th April 2012 aged 91 years. Beloved widow of Jack, much loved mum of Les, Rob, Brenda, Bryan and the late Alan and to Eileen, Barb, Terry, Zena and Valerie and a dear nan and great nan. Funeral Service at St Laurence Church, Upwey on Wednesday 9th May at 11am. Flowers or donations if wished for Alzheimer's Society may be sent c/o Grassby Funeral Service, 8 Princes Street, Dorchester DT1 1TW. Tel (01305) 262338
MURIEL BAKER Passed away peacefully, aged 93 on 29th April at Weymouth Care Home; formerly of Portwey Close. Sister of Dulcie. Her funeral service will take place at Weymouth Crematorium on Thursday 10th May at 2.30pm. Family flowers only please, but if desired, donations for ' Cancer Research UK' may be sent to Cotton & Son, Milton House, 1 Milton Road, Weymouth DT4 0AZ. Enquiries Tel; (01305) 76 76 76
PATRICIA (PAT) ELLIOTT nee May Died peacefully on the 28th April 2012, aged 83 years. Beloved wife of the late Roland, loving Mother of Peter, Trev, Ray, Philip, Theresa, Helen, Kev, Andy and Toots. The Funeral Service will take place at the Maiden Newton Village Hall on Thursday 10th May 2012 at 11.30a.m., followed by interment. Flowers may be sent or donations given for The Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance c/o A. J. Wakely and Sons, 7 North Street, Beaminster. DT8 3DZ. The family wish to extend their grateful thanks to The Avenue House Care Home, Dorchester for their love, care and support.
LAURA VANESSA LINDA PRICKETT (Nee Huckle) 7th May 1954 - 28th April 2012 Proud mother, Nanna, sister, daughter and friend. Passed suddenly away at home after an illness very bravely borne. A Service to Celebrate her life will be held at Weymouth Crematorium on Wednesday 9th May at 1pm. Family flowers only please, but donations in her memory may be given for Cancer Research UK, c/o Woods Funeral Service, 11a Icen Way, Dorchester DT1 1EW. Tel (01305) 250425
MARGARET VERONICA MOXOM (Maggie) Passed peacefully away at Marley House Nursing Home, on Sunday 29th April, aged 91 years. Dearest wife of the late Ern, loving mother of Jose and Brian, nan to David and Helen and great grandma to Max and Daniel. Very much loved and will be greatly missed. Funeral Service at St Nicholas Church, East Chaldon on Thursday 10th May at 3pm. Family flowers only please, but donations if desired may be given for the Donkey Sanctuary c/o Woods Funeral Service, 11a Icen Way Dorchester DT1 1EW. Tel (01305) 250425
MARGARET SINCLAIR BUNTING (Peggy) John, June and family would like to thank family friends and neighbours for all cards and messages of sympathy received and all who attended Peggy's funeral service. Thanks to Stuart Sharkey Elder at Weymouth Baptist Church for conducting the service; special thanks to the staff at Buxton House in recent months and previously at Abbeyfield Preston, also to doctors and staff at Preston Road Surgery. Thanks to Lem Funeral Services for their very professional and outstanding caring way with all the funeral arrangements. Please accept this as our personal message of thanks.