DORSET CPRE is holding its annual summer garden party at Tarrant Rushton House near Blandford on June 21 from 12pm to 4pm.
MORE than 100 dogs and their owners turned out to take part in the first dog show at Lodmoor Country Park.
A HANDMADE card of congratulations is on its way to the Queen from Portland St John Ambulance, prior to the tea party being organised by the Cadets and Badgers for the public on Tuesday, June 5.
CREATIVE students revamped the fitness suite at their Weymouth school with the help of artist Pete Sheridan.
WINTESSES are being sought after a vehicle allegedly failed to stop for police in Weymouth.
A WOMAN has been sentenced to life imprisonment after being found guilty of murdering a man she met on the internet.
PEOPLE suffering from memory loss across Portland are invited to attend Memory Cafe and Singing for the Brain sessions.
A MARATHON man who has completed three races this year barely has time to take off his running shoes before he begins his next challenge.
Freeze branding’s veteran expert George Winslade from Upwey in Dorset is the oldest known freeze brander in the UK.
Trees for Dorset is a small registered charity whose objectives are to plant, protect and promote trees within the county.
This half term art students from Budmouth College are celebrating Dorset’s wildlife with beautiful ceramic art inspired by the natural environment around the county.
The laser lights on Weymouth Esplanade will finally be launched on Thursday.
A WOMAN has been found guilty of murdering a man she met on the internet.
EVEN the beach is up for sale – as Weymouth and Portland becomes immortalised on a new Monopoly board.
VOLUNTEERS are needed to help make Dorchester shine in time for the summer.
ROAD signs throughout Weymouth and Portland are still ‘worse than useless’, it has been claimed.
NEARLY a third of Dorset hotels are at risk of failure in the next year, it is claimed.
IN A joint statement, councillors Peter Chapman and Andy Blackwood of Weymouth and Portland Borough Council said: “Our Tourism and leisure team work extremely hard with a limited budget and resources to help organise and promote a comprehensive events and festivals programme throughout the year.
WORRIED hoteliers in Weymouth fear losing thousands of pounds as visitors avoid the 2012 Olympics after what has already been branded ‘the worst season ever’.
ONE OF Scotland’s finest comedians Kevin Bridges will be performing a ‘work in progress’ ahead of his latest tour at Bridport Arts Centre on July 7.
THE luck of the draw is at the crux of the next comedy production by Weymouth Drama Club.
SKANDIA Team GBR is the British Sailing Team in the Olympic and Paralympic classes.
ALMOST 70 years after he first visited Belgium in a tank to liberate Brussels, Weymouth war veteran Cyril Gill has made an emotional return to the country.
YOUNGSTERS were fired with Olympic enthusiasm when they took part in an unusual celebration in advance of the 2012 games.
GREEN-FINGERED volunteers will be taking to the streets of Portland today to help transform Underhill into a sea of Olympic-themed colour.
A COASTGUARD rescue officer has been commended for her 30 years of hard work and dedication.
GEORGE and Eileen Raymond celebrated their golden wedding with a party for relatives, friends, staff and fellow residents of Bymead House in Charmouth.
A 79-YEAR-OLD man has admitted attempting to rob a Dorchester post office.
YOUNG at heart Ivy Ferguson celebrated her 102nd birthday.
THE funeral of the skipper of the Purbeck Isle will take place tomorrow.
Having allowed the harbour wall to erode away with the subsequent loss of Condor Ferries to Poole, perhaps the borough council could now redeem itself by not only re-building the Condor berthing facility but extending it to accommodate the smaller cruise liners.
IN an effort to support the cause of the Portland coastguard helicopter and to showcase Portland’s recent history, would it be a good idea for local sculptors and volunteers to resurrect the helicopter sculpture above Chiswell?
The recent items in the Echo regarding road signs on the new relief road have been very interesting.
We have been holidaying in Weymouth for more than thirty years and have made many friends here, always making our stay so enjoyable, but we would like to give a special thank you to our dear friends at Christopher Robin, who made our ruby wedding anniversary so special over the weekend.
THE British Olympic Association will today examine whether taekwondo fighter Aaron Cook has been unfairly treated in his controversial omission from the London 2012 Olympic squad.
DORCHESTER’S world number one Peter Wilson and former double Olympic champion Richard Faulds will lead Great Britain’s 10-strong shooting squad at London 2012.
A LACK of support for Simon Jones cost Beaminster dear as they went down to an eight-wicket defeat against Martinstown at Memorial Field in Dorset League Division Two.
THE old adage catches win matches was left ringing in the ears of Weymouth Seconds after they fell to a 50-run defeat against Witchampton at Redlands.
ANOTHER stunning display by Dave Herbert this time paid dividends for Bridport as they chalked up their first victory in Dorset League Division Three at The Park.
THE Swift Signs Evening League finally got under way as the early summer rains relented.
MARK Richards is confident a good future lies ahead of Weymouth Sports despite their disappointing mid-table finish last season.
MARIE FARRELL (Nee Wills) Born on Portland, and passed peacefully on Friday 18th May 2012, aged 89 years. Sister to the late George and twin to the late Harry, sadly missed by her sister-in-law Pat, nieces, nephew and friends. Funeral Service to be held at Weymouth Crematorium on Thursday 7th June at 2.30pm. Family flowers only please, but Donations may be given to The Royal British Legion and sent c/o Dennis Mould, at Stockting Funeral Service, 22 Crescent Street Weymouth DT4 7BX Tel (01305) 785915
Janice & Michael Beckingham Congratulations Mum for putting up with Dad this long Happy 30th Anniversary Love - Jamie, Matthew, Daniel and Richard Xx
LOREN LEGG & SIMON JONES A beautiful baby boy born to you William George 7lb 14oz on May 26th at 23.28 Much love to you all Mum, Dad and Grace xxxx
LIS PRIDEAUX Died peacefully at Avonlea Nursing Home Weymouth on 20th May 2012, aged 85 years. Wife of the late Peter, mother of Victoria, Richard and Andrew Gaunt and grandmother of James and Thomas. Lis' funeral service will take place at Weymouth Crematorium on Wednesday 30th May at 11.30am. Any donations in lieu of flowers may be made payable by cheque for "Parkinson's UK" and sent c/o Co-operative Funeralcare, 130 Abbotsbury Road, Weymouth DT4 0JS. Tel (01305) 772789. The family would like to extend special thanks to all staff at the Avonlea Nursing Home for their kindness, care and attention to Liz during her time with them.
JOAN BROADHEAD "ENID" Has passed peacefully in Dorset County Hospital on 25th May, aged 89 years. Much loved mum of Delyce, Thomas, Kevin and the late Trevor. Special grandma of Shona, Louise, Sarah and Paul and great grandma of many. She will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Enid's funeral will be held at Weymouth Crematorium Chapel (TODAY) TUESDAY 29th MAY at 4.00 pm. Family flowers only please, but donations if desired may be made payable for Cancer Research UK and sent by cheque only c/o Co-operative Funeralcare, 130 Abbotsbury Road Weymouth DT4 0JS. Tel (01305) 772789
LENA JOAN WELLS (Deceased) Pursuant to the Trustee Act 1925 any persons having a claim against or an interest in the Estate of the aforementioned deceased, late of 2 Little Keep Gate Dorchester Dorset DT1 1AH, who died on 26/02/2012, are required to send particulars thereof in writing to the undersigned Solicitors on or before 10/08/2012, after which date the Estate will be distributed having regard only to claims and interests of which they have had notice. PORTER DODSON SOLICITORS 53 High West Street Dorchester Dorset DT1 1UX T349792