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  • Soprano Ailish Tynan to perform at Cerne Abbas Music Festival

    LEADING Irish soprano Ailish Tynan has been invited to be a guest performer at the Cerne Abbas Music Festival this summer. read more

  • Proposed waste transfer site in Bridport faces problems

    BRIDPORT’S proposed waste transfer site at Broomhills could be facing major delays and thousands more in costs. read more

  • Portland youngsters step out in ballroom style

    STRICTLY come dancing came to Portland as schoolchildren waltzed the afternoon away. read more

  • New cycle route is linking open space in Bridport

    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. read more

  • New displays unveiled at revamped Portland castle Dorset Echo: Kimberley Holder firing the interactive cannon at the refurbished castle

    HANDS-ON visitor attractions, a new audio tour and interactive displays have been unveiled at the re-vamped Portland Castle. read more

  • Stern message goes out after big Dorchester clean-up

    RESIDENTS have been doing their bit to clean up their communities. read more

  • Dorset County Council invites applications for school bus concession scheme

    PARENTS can apply for their children to be included in a concessionary scheme if their children do not qualify for free school transport. read more

  • Portesham WI celebrate the Jubilee Weekend

    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. read more

  • Race for equality along Weymouth seafront

    SHOW your support and race for equality along Weymouth seafront. read more

  • Party planned to mark opening of Weymouth's new bridge

    A FAMILY fun day is being held to mark the official opening of a new bridge in Wey-mouth. read more

  • Dorchester's May Day rally is hotting up

    THE second annual May Day rally at Dorchester’s Borough Gardens will be packed with bands, speakers and entertainment. read more

  • Portland hair salon is polling booth

    A Portland hairdressing salon will be doubling as a polling station today as voting opens for local elections. read more

  • Updated: Police raids - Counterfeit goods seized along with guns and drugs

    MORE details have emerged about a major police operation in Weymouth. read more

  • Dorset work death boss must pay £12,000 Dorset Echo: Alaister Copland arrives at Dorchester Crown Court

    A JUDGE has criticised the ‘lamentable’ working conditions which resulted in a father dying before his son’s eyes. read more

  • Five held after drugs and guns found in Weymouth police raids Dorset Echo: Police officers at the premises of UK Transport in Lynch Lane, Weymouth

    DRUGS and guns were seized as armed police carried out raids in Weymouth. read more

  • Composers commissioned to create music for Coastal Voices

    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. read more

  • Olympics 2012 updates: Online, music and security

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  • Rapper Wretch 32 to perform at Weymouth Olympic torch celebration Dorset Echo: Wretch 32

    ENGLISH rapper Wretch 32 is ‘feeling dead proud’ to have been chosen to perform during Olympic torch relay evening celebration on Weymouth Beach. read more


    MOLLY & CHARLIE HOOK HAPPY 60th ANNIVERSARY Loads of love Carolyn & John Emma& Joe Michael& Kate XXXX read more

  • 2,000 youngsters at Art of Sport Festival in Weymouth

    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. read more

  • Scheme to lay £2.5m water main in Dorchester begins

    A £2.5MILLION scheme to lay a new water main is underway near Dorchester. read more

  • Our Olympic team: Portland sailor Stuart Bithell

    SKANDIA Team GBR is the British Sailing Team in the Olympic and Paralympic classes. read more

  • A theatrical journey on Brownsea Island

    A UNIQUE outdoor performance, inspired by the long history and unique wildlife on Brownsea Island, is being staged on the island this weekend. read more

  • When is legacy lunacy to stop?

    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. read more

  • Switch-off should not help criminals

    Many of your readers are concerned re the restriction of street lighting during night hours. read more

  • TV will just give false impression

    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. read more

  • Little Mix star Perrie Edwards visits farm in Charminster Dorset Echo: Perrie Edwards visits Cowden Farm in Charminster

    A POP star has been taking time out from performing to visit a community farm that helps people with learning difficulties. read more

  • Walker hails Dorchester management duo Dorset Echo: nathan walker (standing).jpg

    NATHAN Walker has attributed Dorchester Town’s best finish in seven years to the management duo of Phil Simkin and Mark Jermyn. read more

  • Grand Slam remains on for Fox-Pitt Dorset Echo: TENSE FINALE: William Fox-Pitt riding Parklane Hawk at the Rolex Kentucky event

    WILLIAM Fox-Pitt can still win eventing’s coveted Rolex Grand Slam despite the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials being cancelled. read more

  • Fishing Around: It won’t be a Roy of the Rovers tale

    HONESTLY, I am lost for words over Harry Redknapp. Don’t all cheer at once! read more

  • Taylor aiming for winning swansong at Magpies

    ROBBIE Taylor is hoping to sign off in style tonight as his Magpies entertain Gosport Borough at the Avenue Stadium (7.45pm). read more

  • Last-gasp Sports deny the Chickens Dorset Echo: OPENER: Chickerell’s Oscar Preece

    CHICKERELL United were just three minutes away from becoming the first team to defeat Westland Sports in almost seven months. read more

  • Blues celebrate Senior success

    PORTLAND United Reserves lifted the Dorset Senior League trophy after a 2-2 draw with rivals Weymouth Sports. read more

  • Leaders Waterside beaten as Falcons swoop Dorset Echo: FIRST TO THE BALL: Louise Taylor (O Jo’s) gains an interception against Parkers

    FALCONS caused an upset after beating leaders Waterside in this top-of-the-table clash. read more

  • Grand National winner set to parade at Littlewindsor Dorset Echo: GREY ON PARADE: Neptune Collonges, right, ridden by Daryl Jacob in the Grand National

    SOUTHWESTERN can land his sixth course win at this Bank Holiday Monday’s Catt-istock fixture at Littlewindsor. read more


    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 read more


    CHARLY & MOLLY HOOK Congratulations on your Diamond Anniversary. All our love ~ Brian and family. read more


    LOGAN SMITH Happy 7th Birthday to our little Master Chief Lots of love Mummy, Daddy and Travis xxxx read more


    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. read more


    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. read more


    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 read more


    EMMA & ANDY AICKEN Congratulations on the birth of Daniel James a wonderful brother for Thomas Lots of love Mum & Dad read more


    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 read more


    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 read more


    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 read more


    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. read more


    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 read more


    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 read more


    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. read more

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