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    THE CHESIL Bank Garden Club meets on Tuesday, 22nd May at 7.30 pm in Langton Village Hall – this is the final meeting until September & once the business is out of the way (as quickly as possible!) it is a fun evening with a garden based quiz, a glass of wine & some nibbles! So remember to be there. read more

  • Minister to open signal box

    TRANSPORT minister Theresa Villiers, pictured inset, will make tracks to a Dorset heritage railway to officially open a new signal box. read more

  • Portland Rotary fair fundraiser a success

    AN estimated 900 people turned out to support and enjoy Portland Rotary’s Plant and Crafts Fair at the Grove Road playing field. read more

  • French tunes and family fun at Cerne Abbas festival

    A CELEBRATION of French music and family fun have been included in the packed programme for this year’s Cerne Abbas Music Festival. read more

  • Young Dorchester footballers walk 16 miles for children's hospice

    YOUNG footballers put in a monumental effort as they stepped out on a charity walk in aid of a Dorset children’s hospice. read more

  • Portland pupils' artwork on show at London's Olympic Park

    ARTWORK created by Portland students will be brightening up London’s Olympic Park to welcome international visitors. read more

  • Weymouth and Portland ready for Olympics, says crime and security minister

    THE minister for crime and security James Brokenshire has praised measures put in place to ensure safety during the Olympics and Paralympics in Weymouth and Portland. read more

  • Road police in Dorchester town centre blitz on motorists

    POLICE have been cracking down on motorists breaking the law in Dorchester town centre. read more

  • Weymouth guesthouse owner's shock at water bill discovery

    A WEYMOUTH guesthouse owner was shocked when a search for a leaking pipe revealed a feeder pipe supplying water to two other properties at his expense. read more

  • Mirror causes clothes blaze near Dorchester

    A PILE of clothes caught alight in Martinstown due to lamplight reflecting off a mirror. read more

  • MU table top sale affected by the weather

    • Attendance at the Mothers’ Union Table Top Sale in the Church Rooms suffered a little from the atrocious weather, but those who did make the effort were rewarded with a wide range of goods on sale. The hall was packed with stalls ranging from crafts through books, beautiful hand crafted cards, plants, preserves, cakes and much more. Richard on the Scout stall was raising money towards a 2013 expedition to Madagascar by 63 scouts and 17 leaders of which 3 will be from Dorset. They will be working for and with the local population to improve the infrastructure in the country. Beryl, Chairperson of the MU, told me that the proceeds from the sale would be going to MU projects in the third world. She wanted to thank those who attended and those who helped, including, as you can see from the photograph, gentlemen members of the MU. read more

  • Car flips on to roof in Weymouth crash

    A CAR ended up on its roof after a crash in Weymouth. read more

  • Police warn of thieves targeting cars at Eggardon Hill, Abbotsbury and Hardy's Monument

    POLICE are warning motorists not to leave valuables in their cars at local beauty spots after a spate of thefts. read more

  • Weymouth community rallies to help theft victim and terminally-ill woman Dorset Echo: SO GRATEFUL: Dawn Davies thanks John Pearce and members of Steps, from left, Steph Chung, Ellen Blackwood, youth leader Tom Lane, Hazel Pritchard and Stacey Follan.

    A WOMAN whose garden lights were heartlessly stolen has had her faith in people restored after community members rallied round. read more

  • Weymouth farmer in shock after day-old calf is butchered Dorset Echo: SADDENED: Farmer Doug Timms with Alexis, the cow whose calf was savagely killed

    A SHOCKED farmer made a gruesome discovery when he found one of his day-old calves had been killed. read more

  • Former war reporter Kate Adie lends support to Puddletown library

    FORMER war reporter Kate Adie is lending her support to Puddletown Library. read more


    PORT OF JERSEY Port of Jersey: Re-tendering of the stevedoring license 2012. Invitation for Expressions of Interest in the license to provide specific stevedoring services for the marine Ports of Jersey. The port of Jersey is the sea port authority for the island of Jersey and its territorial waters. It runs commercial and passenger port operations, three marinas and also provides the coastguard services for its territorial waters. The main port, St Helier, handles Ro-Ro, Lo-Lo and passenger services, as well as liquid, dry bulk and general cargoes. The present stevedore has decided to cease its stevedoring business activities and consequently the Port of Jersey is inviting expressions of interest to Tender for the granting of a Licence to provide stevedoring services on Jersey for a minimum period of five (5) years. The licence for tender relates only to stevedoring services for the terminal(s)/berth(s) of the New North Quay and Elizabeth Harbour, for which area the licence will be exclusive. The licence also permits the stevedore to operate generally in other commercial areas of the port, but on a non exclusive basis. The stevedoring services will be provided during working hours which are appropriate to the port's commercial requirements. The preference of the Port of Jersey is to issue a single stevedoring licence. However, the Port of Jersey will consider single licence options provided that the Port of Jersey is satisfied that the integrity of the stevedoring operation for all existing and future customers is guaranteed and that the Port will be operated both efficiently and effectively. The licence will be provided on commercial terms and in accordance with best port working practices. The Licensee will, through commercial negotiation, have access to assets of the Port of Jersey for the provision of stevedoring services. Expressions of interest are invited from organisations that can demonstrate their relevant experience and financial credibility. The deadline for expressions of interest is Tuesday 22nd May 2012. Tender documentation will be issued by Friday 25th May 2012. The deadline for the receipt of formal tender proposals will be Friday 15th June. The License will be awarded by 13th July and will come into effect on Saturday 4th August 2012. Expressions of interest should be accompanied by a fee of £150, payable to the Treasurer of the States of Jersey and sent to: Paul Le Neveu Harbour Operations & Compliance Manager Port of Jersey Maritime House La Route Du Port Elizabeth St Helier JE1 1HB read more


    LICENSING ACT 2003 Application for Variation of a Premises Licence We, Booker Limited, of Equity House, Irthlingborough Road, Wellingborough, NN8 1LT apply for a variation of a Premises Licence for the premises known as Booker Cash & Carry, Cumberland Drive, Granby Industrial Estate, Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 9TB to vary the Premises Licence under the Licensing Act 2003 as follows: Details of Variation: To vary the permitted hours for the sale of alcohol for consumption off premises as follows: 1) Permanently vary the licensable hours to 07:30-23:00 Monday - Saturday. 2) Seasonally vary the licensable hours to 07:30-22:30 on Sundays during the period 1st April up to and including 30th September each year. Anyone who wishes to make representations regarding this application must give notice in writing to: The Licensing Authority, West Dorset District Council, Stratton House, 58/60 High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1UZ. Representations must be received no later than 11th June 2012. The application may be viewed between 9:00am and 4:00pm, Monday to Friday at the above address or at It is an offence to knowingly or recklessly make a false statement in connection with an application, the maximum fee for which a person is liable assuming conviction for the offence is level 5 on the standard scale. read more

  • In the Dock: Purbeck

    TIMOTHY MARK NICHOLS, aged 54, of South Instow, Swanage. Admitted failing to give information relating to the identification of the driver of a vehicle who was alleged to have been guilty of an offence, having been required by or on behalf of the Chief Officer of Police for Dorset. Fined £350 and ordered to pay £35 costs. read more

  • In the Dock: North Dorset

    ROSS PATRICK BEAUMONT, aged 25, of Hodview, Stourpaine. Pleaded not guilty to assault by beating and charge dismissed as no evidence offered. Bound over in the sum of £100 for 12 months to keep the peace especially towards two individuals. Admitted possessing a 0.17 gram tablet of Diazepam, a Class C drug. Fined £50. Drugs to be forfeited and destroyed. read more

  • In the Dock: West Dorset

    KATHERINE ANNE LINGS, aged 25, of Barrack Street, Bridport. Admitted stealing clothing to the value of £50 belonging to M and Co Stores, Bridport. Discharged conditionally for six months. Also admitted committing a further offence while subject to order of conditional discharge. No action taken, order to continue. read more

  • In the Dock: Portland

    ROBERT JOHN BELL, aged 37, of East Weare Road, Portland. Admitted at Maidstone in Kent without lawful excuse damaging a Rover 200 of a value unknown. Discharged conditionally for 12 months. Restraining order made. Ordered to pay £300 compensation. read more

  • In the Dock: Weymouth

    STUART BRENDON CLARK, aged 31, of Abbotsbury Road, Weymouth. Admitted failing without reasonable excuse to comply with the requirements of a community order made by Weymouth Magistrates Court. Community order revoked and dealt with for two original offences of dishonestly making a false representation. Committed to prison for eight weeks suspended for 12 months with requirement to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work within the next 12 months. read more

  • No rest for Weymouth aid worker Madeleine

    A TEACHER is heading to South Africa in a bid to use education to change lives. read more

  • In the Dock: Dorchester

    THOMAS LIONEL PAUL GUPPY, aged 21, of no fixed abode. Admitted at Dorchester two charges of assault by beating. Community order made with exclusion requirement for 12 months, defendant not to enter a flat in Dorchester. Requirement to attend appointments with probation, supervision requirement for 12 months. Also to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work within the next 12 months. read more

  • Food for thought at Jurassic Coast arts programme

    BRING your stories to the beach this coming weekend and take part in creating a mesh of tales that celebrate our coast and maritime heritage. read more

  • Austerity is fact of real life today

    On the radio I heard Richard Drax’s response to the Queens speech. read more

  • The Games have just led to havoc

    WHY, why, why, do we have to have a one way system for four-and-a-half months? read more

  • Café culture is not working for resort

    I FIND it outrageous that bar and nightclub owners should think Weymouth and Portland Borough Council’s new sitting-out policy is a threat to café culture. read more

  • Award number four for Dorchester firm

    A DORCHESTER firm is celebrating again after scooping its fourth industry award in less than a year. read more

  • Dorset manufacturing event will highlight business opportunities

    LOCAL manufacturing will come under the spotlight at an event to highlight opportunities for businesses in south Dorset. read more

  • Fabulous fundraisers: Bridport garden centre boss prepares for 'Barathon'

    GARDEN centre boss Charlie Groves is saddling up to help in a 247-mile ‘Barathon’. read more

  • Fabulous fundraisers: Weymouth speedway star is gearing up for African trek

    A WEYMOUTH woman who became the country’s first female speedway professional is gearing up for the ride of a lifetime. read more


    MISTY HAPPY1st BIRTHDAY Love ~ Mummy, Daddy, Grandma and Sister Saffie Stolen from us on 26.08.2011. Still loved and missed by us all. Any information please phone 07902 926633 read more


    LICENSING ACT 2003 New Premises Licence Notice is given that CHESIL BEACH CAFE LTD has applied to Weymouth & Portland Borough Council Licensing Authority for a new Premises Licence under the Licensing Act 2003 for the premises known as; Premises name Chesil Beach Visitor Centre, Address Portland Beach Road, Portland, Dorset, DT4 9XE The proposed licensable activities are: Briefly describe application. Sale of alcohol Monday to Saturday 10am until 1am. Sunday10am until midnight. Provision of late night refreshment Monday to Saturday 11pm until 1am. Sunday 11pm until midnight. Anyone who wishes to make representations regarding this application must give notice in writing to: Head of Business Licensing, Council Offices, North Quay, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 8TA. Representations must be received no later than 11/06/2012. The application record and register may be viewed during normal office hours at the above address. It is an offence under Section 158 of the Licensing Act 2003, knowingly or recklessly to make a false statement in connection with an application and the maximum fine for which a person is liable on summary conviction for the offence is up to level 5 on the standard scale (£5000). read more

  • Police appeal for witnesses after Blandford burglaries

    Witnesses are being sought after multiple burglaries at a location just outside Winterbourne Kingston. read more

  • Two trapped after accident in Wareham

    Two people were taken to hospital after an accident last night. read more

  • Bears lack the power Dorset Echo: CRUNCH: Loose Moose’s Donna Redfern (black) is challenged by New Image’s Polly Knight

    GW ELECTRICAL tamed the Bears to win this middle-of-the-table clash. read more

  • Winfrith are led a merry Dancer Dorset Echo: DANCE OF DELIGHT: Danny Dancer, pictured at the crease, took six wickets for Martinstown

    A SIX-WICKET haul from Martinstown ace Danny Dancer booked a second round date with Frampton in the Dorchester Evening League Knockout Cup. read more

  • Simkin determined to keep uni-bound Kyle

    Dorchester Town boss Phil Simkin is determined to retain the services of university-bound Kyle Critchell. read more

  • Wild in Weymouth return Dorset Echo: SIGNING ON: Amy Wild

    WEYMOUTH Ladies have made the first signing for their 2012/13 season. read more

  • Dorchester to bowl ’em over

    DORCHESTER Bowls Club and St Osmund’s Middle School have linked up to improve opportunities for the youth of the area to try their hand at indoor bowls. read more

  • Chickens’ footie feast

    CHICKERELL Youth FC’s annual football tournament at Budmouth College once again proved a huge success. read more

  • Elle is elated as Blues call

    BLUE is now the colour for Elle Saunders after winning a place at the Chelsea FC Academy. read more

  • Holly’s silver in UK Games

    HOLLY Butt came away from the Olympic Stadium with a silver medal after representing the West of England at the UK School Games. read more

  • County town bag fab four titles

    DORCHESTER Town Youth bagged four titles at their 11th annual tournament at Sandringham Sports Centre. read more

  • Ray PALMER

    PALMER - Ray. Treasured memories of our dear brother Ray who was taken from us 6 years ago. Always in our thoughts. Thinking of you today. From your brothers and sisters xxx read more


    PHILIP DANIELS Happy 60th Have a great day All my love ~ Pat xxxx --------*-------- Hope you have a great birthday Dad. Lots of love ~ Ben & Andrea, Katie, Alex and Frank xxxxx read more

  • Muriel Joan RANDALL

    RANDALL – Muriel Joan. Passed away peacefully at Lymewood Nursing Home, Uplyme on 5th May 2012 aged 87 years. Dearest sister of Marjorie and the late Edward and Geoffrey, and a much loved cousin. Will be sadly missed by all family and friends. Funeral Service will take place at Weymouth Crematorium on Tuesday 22nd May at 10am, followed by A Thanksgiving Service at St. Mary Magdalen Church, Loders at 2.30pm. Family flowers only please donations, if desired, for St Mary Magdalen Church, Loders c/o A. J. Wakely and Sons, 91 East Street, Bridport. DT6 3LB read more

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