A PILE of clothes caught alight in Martinstown due to 'lamplight reflected off a mirror'.
RELIEF is at hand as a new block of public toilets in Bridport’s town centre has been opened by West Dorset District Council.
AN award-winning blacksmith will see his work on screen in a TV documentary tomorrow night.
DORSET artists were drawn to a Dorchester arcade for the unveiling of a new public artwork.
WEYMOUTH and Dorchester were the perfect locations for one happy couple’s big day.
A WEST BAY couple celebrated a 60th birthday with a cruise on board a ship retracing the voyage of the Titanic.
TWO local charities are joining forces to help people in and around Dorchester who are struggling in the recession.
FRIENDS and family flocked to help a chocolatier celebrate her 105th birthday in Dorchester.
SCHOOLCHILDREN, volunteers, and members of the public turned out in the rain to celebrate the re-launch of a new visitor centre at a wildlife haven in the heart of Weymouth.
POLICE have revealed more excuses given by bad drivers caught by their 'No Excuses' campaign.
A SOLDIER training to go to Afghanistan was caught on CCTV assaulting a man in Weymouth town centre.
A car flipped over onto its roof after a crash on Abbotsbury Road.
MAYORS from across Dorset joined Dorchester’s first citizen Tess James for a stroll around the county town.
A ROW is brewing over claims Olympic organisers are not giving anything back to Portland.
THERE will be something for everyone at a learning event organised by trade unions in Dorchester.
THE cost of replacing unreturned library books is more than the amount needed to run an axed library for two years.
THE funeral of the young man killed in a head-on smash near Blandford earlier this month, takes place today.
THE walls around a housing estate are turning into a street art canvas for a new community project.
A WEYMOUTH mum was shocked to be told her five-year-old son would have to get off his bike or face possible prosecution for cycling on Weymouth promenade.
YET more gardens are opening in the West Dorset village of Netherbury this year for its annual Open Gardens celebration.
COMMUNITY archaeologist Chris Tripp will be at Bucky Doo Square, Bridport tomorrow with a stall of ancient artefacts.
Littlemoor jubilleee celebrations will be a day to remember
RARE twin calves have been born on the National Trust’s Greenlands Farm, part of the Purbeck estate.
Bats are one of the most misunderstood species in Britain – people either love them or loathe them. Now Dorset Wildlife Trust is giving bat lovers and the bat-curious a chance to spend a weekend exploring the world’s only flying mammal, with a weekend stay on Brownsea Island.
POLICE want to trace these men in connection with a distraction burglary in Dorset.
ATHLETES have spoken of their delight and relief at being chosen for the Olympic and Paralympic squads.
West Dorset District Council Leader Robert Gould’s assertion that the time for questioning is now over actually overlooks the fact that Charles Street building itself raises many questions.
SELECTED 2.4mR sailor Helena Lucas praised her British teammate Megan Pascoe who pushed her every step of the way for selection and raised her game.
MORE sporty memories, this time from Angela Harris (nee Bakes) who submitted this 1951 photograph of the netball team from Dorchester Modern School.
I would like to take the opportunity through the Echo to thank the two kind people who assisted me when I fell over on the First bus travelling to Portland due to it pulling away before I managed to get to a seat.
Most of the correspondence you receive regarding services to the public in Weymouth appear to be letters of complaint.
I am writing in praise of Weymouth’s Park and Ride Scheme which I used for the first time today. I parked with ease at the Mount Pleasant car park and it was pleasant! I then paid my reasonable all-day fee of £1.50 and had a short bus journey to Weymouth seafront, close to the shops I wanted to visit. The buses were new and clean, and the drivers were courteous.
Maureen Adams has been in touch with Looking Back to give us an update on the whereabouts of the scouts’ football trophy pictured in last week’s paper.
HOT meals will soon be enjoyed by pupils who spent an afternoon sampling delicious dishes.
PROLIFIC fairground author Kay Townsend has returned to the printed page, this time with the history of a fairground family from Dorchester.
THE family of a Weymouth man who died is being sought by the coroner for West Dorset.
A WEYMOUTH standard bearer has beaten competition to fly the flag at national level.
JEAN LUCAS Wishing our wonderful mum a very Happy 80th birthday Lots of love Linda, Michael, Lesley & families xxx
POLICE are warning motorists not to leave valuables in their cars at local beauty spots after a spate of thefts.
STAR striker Warren Byerley requires an operation on an injured knee which could rule him out for the start of next season.
ANOTHER poor batting display saw Bridport suffer a five-wicket defeat at the hands of Cattistock at Charlton Down Cricket Club.
COACH Alan Willows hailed a “particularly clinical performance” after Dorset had recorded a facile victory over MCCA Trophy holders Berkshire.
TOBY Osmond missed out on a place in the final of the Junior ABA Championships despite a spirited display.
LIAM Banfield and Ross Stewart took Weymouth Seconds to the cleaners as Martinstown claimed the derby spoils at Redlands in Dorset League Division Two.
ROB Semmence and Dom Cosserat triumphed for the second successive week in the Weymouth ‘Go Spike’ Beach Volleyball League.
MICHELLE SHERMAN Congratulations on passing your Driving Test 1st time. All your hard work paid off and well done to Andrew Sherman for all your hard work. So proud of you both. Lots of love ~ Mum, Dad, Daniel and Kirsty. xx
MAYO – John Edward Robert, passed away suddenly but peacefully at home on 6th May 2012 aged 84 years. Will be sadly missed by all family and friends. Funeral Service will take place at Holy Trinity Church, Bothenhampton on Friday 18th May at 2 p.m. followed by burial in the Old Churchyard. Flowers or donations if desired to The Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance c/o A. J. Wakely and Sons, 91 East Street, Bridport, Dorset. DT6 3LB
PAT BRANT Happy Anniversary Angel, 51 years. Wherever I am, Wherever I go, My thoughts and love are always with you. Your own Brian xxxxx
PAMELA HOLTORF Happy 60th With love from 2 older and 3 younger sisters ~ Sandra, Geraldine, Susan, Jean and Joan XXXXX