THE British Red Cross is marking national Volunteers’ Week in Dorset by thanking the hundreds of people who give their time to charity.
TRADITION was upheld at Frome Valley School as pupils and staff celebrated May Day.
THE Spirit of Bridport Festival team is going all-out to tempt international visitors – and ‘staycationers’ – to sample all the town has to offer this summer.
DONKEYS from Weymouth Beach will be trotting up to Charminster for the annual village fete.
A MOTHER has vowed to continue losing weight in aid of a Dorset charity after shedding four stone.
A DISABILITY charity is appealing for volunteers in an effort to drive more of its services into West Dorset.
PHOTOGRAPHS of walks are going on show at Dorchester Library until Saturday, June 23.
COUNCILLORS are celebrating a victory for Dorchester residents after the town’s bus routes were saved.
A CARGO ship detained at Portland Port for more than eight months has failed a safety inspection.
A CHARITY cyclist raising funds for casualties from the Rifles regiment stopped off at the Keep Military Museum as he peddled through Dorchester.
FEARS are growing for an elderly man who has gone missing from his home on Portland.
GRIEVING friends took to Facebook to share their memories of Lewis. Scott Hamlin said: “I would like to say rest in peace to little Lewis Monks from Weymouth, grew up knowing this kid would go far in BMX and he did.”
TRAFFIC came to a standstill as emergency services battled to save Lewis at 2.45 pm on Friday.
TRIBUTES have been paid to a talented Weymouth teenager who lost his life in a collision.
A MAN suffered serious injuries after being hit by a car late at night in Weymouth.
FABULOUS dancers from Ballet Central make a welcome return to West Dorset this week.
THE new Dorchester carnival queen has been crowned – and she has a king for the first time.
I read with profound concern about Weymouth Harbour Wall (Dorset Echo, ‘Crack on with quay task’ Thursday, June 7).
On behalf of West Dorset Group of the charity ‘Freedom from Torture’, I would like to thank the good people of Weymouth who supported our seafront stall on Saturday, May 19 by purchasing all our bric-a-brac bargains. The generosity of the public enabled us to raise a total of £111.41 and we are grateful to Weymouth and Portland Borough Council for allowing us a space on the seafront. ‘Freedom from Torture’ is a national charity working to heal and rebuild the lives of torture survivors.
I cannot comment on some of the things “Disgruntled Weym-outh Resident” has written in their letter (Dorset Echo, Tuesday June 5).
Leave your tributes for Lewis Monks in our book of condolence.
Dorchester’S hopes of challenging for the Dorset Premier League title this season suffered another blow on Saturday in the form of a 132-run defeat at Parley.
VICTORIOUS Portland sailors Ali Young and Giles Scott brought home the golds on the final day of racing at the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta.
OLYMPIC sailing manager Stephen Park has defended the decision to select triple Olympic medallist Ben Ainslie for the home Games over Portland’s Giles Scott.
BRITISH Olympic Association chief executive Andy Hunt has strongly criticised Great Britain Taekwondo’s “discretionary” selection policy in the wake of the row over the non-selection of world number one Aaron Cook for the Olympics.
STAND-IN wicketkeeper Kieron Womble produced a wonderful performance behind the stumps as Weymouth claimed a maximum haul at Winton in the Dorset Premier Division.
AARON Oliver’s fine display on his debut was the only bright spot on an otherwise dismal afternoon for Dorchester at Dean Park.
UNSTOPPABLE William Fox-Pitt underlined his London 2012 medal credentials with a dream double at the Equi-Trek Bramham International Horse Trials yesterday.
Paul Skelton Congratulations on passing your driving test, 1st time. Many thanks to John Studdard. Love - Mum, Dad, Holly, Nanny and Tim xx
MARGARET GILLESPIE Neé Alford Happy 90th Birthday Mum From - Joseph and April, John, Fiona, Kirk, Douglas, Natalie, Francis, Angela and Dominic Many Happy Years. God Bless you on your special Day xxxxxxxxxxx
Garry Hook 1971-2004 It isn't what we write It isn't what we say It's how we feel inside As we think of you today To the world he was just one To us he was all the world Love always ~ your family
MEMBURY - Jim. In loving memory of a dear Dad, always in our thoughts & hearts. Love Hazel, Les and Babs xxx.
JOYCE - Jenny, on June 5th, peacefully at Dorset County Hospital aged 73 years of Dorchester. A much loved wife, mum and granny. Funeral service at Higher Ground Meadow Corscombe on Friday 15th June at 1.45pm. Family flowers only, donations invited for The Somerset and Dorset Air Ambulance c/o A E Stoodley & Son, The Park, George Shopping Centre, Crewkerne, Somerset Tel 01460 73229
OLIVE MARGARET KEEN Née CROCKFORD Passed peacefully away in Joseph Weld Hospice on 5th June 2012, aged 90 years. Beloved wife of the late Stan, very much loved sister of Blue and nephew Leslie. She will be very sadly missed by all who knew her. A Service to Celebrate her life will be held at Weymouth Crematorium on Thursday 14th June at 1.45pm. Family flowers only please, but donations, if desired, may be given for Fortuneswell Cancer Trust c/o Woods Funeral Service, 11a Icen Way, Dorchester, DT1 1EW. Tel: (01305) 250425
BETTY DIMENT Passed peacefully away at her home on 5th June 2012, aged 100 years after a short illness. She will be very sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. A Service to Celebrate her life will be held at St Osmund’s Church, Osmington on Friday 15th June at 3.00pm followed by private cremation. No flowers by request please, but donations in her memory may be given for the RNLI (Weymouth) c/o Woods Funeral Service, 11a Icen Way, Dorchester, DT1 1EW. Tel: (01305) 250425
Joan Cottrill Formerly of Weymouth, peacefully passed away on 25th May at Overcliffe House, Bournemouth. Will be sadly missed by family and friends. Funeral to take place at Bournemouth Crematorium on Tuesday 12th June 2012.
Gillian Elizabeth Norman Died peacefully aged 63 in Dorset County Hospital on May 24th 2012. Will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Mother to Carolyn. Grandmother to Steven, Sam, Declan and Alex. Sister to Richard. Funeral Service will take place at Weymouth Crematorium on 14th June 2012 at 11.30 am. Family flowers only please.
A TEENAGER who volunteers every night after school will carry the Olympic torch through Chickerell.
POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man was struck by a car in Weymouth last night.