FOUR Dorset organisations shared details of their Olympic preparations to encourage others to get ‘Games ready’.
THE Weymouth Relief Road has been nominated for an award.
AN ICONIC Dorchester band could be forced to pack up its instruments as it faces the prospect of becoming homeless.
Local community safety services are holding a meeting to discuss issues in Littlemoor
RITA Knott from Charminster near Dorchester sent in this photograph of telephonists at the GPO Exchange in Dorchester enjoying a reunion in 1984.
TALES of childhood misdemeanours came our way when Michael Puffett came in with these photographs.
THESE wonderful pictures were sent to us by Dorchester researcher John Pidgeon, who is hoping readers will help him unearth more details of the Dorset Home Guard.
JUST in time for the 2012 Olympics, the completely rebuilt Fine Foundation Chesil Beach Centre, half-way between Weymouth and Portland, will open its doors on July 21.
STUDENTS from the Level Three Extended Diploma in Agriculture raised more than £2,000 for the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance at their annual Kingston Maurward College charity Muckathon.
FOR its latest concert, Yeovil Chamber Choir, conducted by musical director Helen Brind, has chosen a programme of music to reflect the heritage of Great Britain, especially the great maritime tradition.
AN ENSEMBLE production by students of the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School is a regular, popular fixture on the Artsreach summer programme, and this year is no exception as they take on Cold Comfort Farm.
SHOP staff in Weymouth had a shock when an assault victim covered in blood ran in to hide.
MORE than 500 people turned out to celebrate the life of a Weymouth teen who was killed in a collision.
A YOUNG boy who was airlifted to hospital in Dorchester after a crash on the A31 near Bere Regis has come face to face with his rescuers.
EDUCATION in the Dorchester area is set for a shake-up after three middle schools announced their conversion to academies.
CALLS were made today for an independent review into a controversial junction in Weymouth.
A FORMER MasterChef finalist is opening up a pop-up restaurant for the Olympics.
CONCERNS have been raised over businesses ‘cashing in’ on the Olympics.
A PROJECT to build an extinct species monument on Portland will be officially launched tomorrow with the sounding of a bell.
A DEVOTED clerk is looking forward to her retirement after 37 years of service to her parish.
A SIMPLE life and good food – that’s part of the secret of a long life for Gertrude “Min” Ascott, of Bridport who celebrated her 100th birthday.
A PARTY for friends and family in their adopted home town was a golden opportunity for Elizabeth and Philip Pattimore to celebrate 50 years of marriage.
I REFER to a letter in your paper of June 14 bemoaning the ‘constant negative press’ about the laser lights, the stones, the road system in Weymouth.
I wonder what the visiting sailing teams thought as they crossed Ferrybridge recently – I am referring to the remnants of the wind sock fluttering forlornly in the wind.
Judging by the steady stream of letters on the subject of the offices for West Dorset District Council (WDDC), now under construction in Charles Street in Dorchester, it would appear that WDDC leader Robert Gould’s wish that we should put this matter behind us, is far from being granted.
A FAMILY will be selling a ‘lifetime of treasures’ to raise money for charity after losing their dad to cancer.
LEE WEBB 19.06.1985 - 14.10.2010 27 years old today. Nearly two years since you were taken from us. There are not enough words to describe the pain we feel, we miss you so,so much Lee. Your lovely smile, your laugh will be with us forever. Love you our darling Lee. Nan and Grandad xx
WARREN Byerley will be erased from Brendon King’s plans unless the striker makes a definitive decision on his future in the next couple of days.
BEAMINSTER bagged their first win of the season with an impressive performance against rivals Dorchester Seconds.
DARREN Cowley led the way for Dorset as they booked their place in the last four of the Minor Counties Knockout Trophy at Toft Cricket Club.
ANYTHING young Fern can do we can do better – that was the message rapped out by Wessex Golf Centre pair Jon Bevan and Michael Watson in the only 36-hole one-day Pro-Am on the West Region circuit at North Wilts.
A FINE display in the field saw Bridport pour further misery on rock-bottom Parley Seconds in a rain-affected clash.
FORMER Plymouth Argyle and Yeovil Town Ladies’ chief Steve Phelps has joined forces with Tim Davis in a bid to guide Weymouth Ladies to the next level in women’s football.
STONE & BOARD Both Families Have great pleasure in announcing on the 1st June 2012 the engagement of LAURA daughter of Terry and Diane Stone to MATT son of Phil and Sue Board We all wish them many years of health and happiness together xxxx
LEE WEBB 27 today. Words can not explain my love the pain I feel inside, to have you close and here again I'd have no tears to cry, the day you take my hand I will be waiting full of pride, for we will be together son as our life was planned Forever in my heart, Mum and Carl xx
McCLUSKEY - Vickie. To my sister Vickie, even though we are a lifetime apart, you will never ever leave my heart. You will never be forgotten my sis. Love always. Your Tina, PJ, Harry and Lucy.
McCLUSKEY - Vickie. For our Vic, remembering you is easy we do it every day, missing you is the heartache that never goes away. Love forever your Dad, Pat and Pete.
TOM ROY In memory of a Dearly Loved Son, Brother & Daddy who left us 1 year ago today Sorely missed by all your family & friends Love always Mum, Dad, Pam, Dan, Gav, Emily & Hope, Grandparents & Geat Grandparents, Aunties and Cousins Forever In Our Hearts xxx
VICKIE McCLUSKEY When I lie in bed at night I feel so close to you. Although your life on Earth is through, you're still always beside me every day, week and year. When I am sad you're standing there to wipe away the tears. When I feel that gentle breeze or the wind upon my face, that is when you're telling me that you are near. You're forever in my heart and always on my mind. Your Mum
PETER CHARLES MANKIN Requiem Mass will take place at Holy Trinity Church, Dorchester on Wednesday 27th June 2012 at 10.30am, followed by cremation at Weymouth. Family flowers only, donations if desired for Weldmar Hospicecare Trust may be sent c/o Grassby Funeral Service, 8 Princes Street, Dorchester DT1 1TW. Tel (01305) 262338.
BRIAN JOHN SHANNON Died peacefully at Joseph Weld Hospice after a long illness bravely bourne, aged 65 years. Sadly missed by his children, Marie and all of his family. Funeral Service at Weymouth Crematorium on Thursday 21st June 2012 at 14:30pm. Family flowers only, but donations if desired to Fortuneswell Cancer Trust c/o Lem Funeral Sevice, 132 Abbotsbury Road, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 0JY Tel: (01305) 776444 www.lemfunerals.com
RONALD TETLEY "RON" Has passed peacefully in Westhaven Hospital after a short illness, borne with great courage and dignity on 15th June, aged 82 years. Devoted husband of the late Jean, much loved and special friend of Mo, cherished father of Jan and Liz, treasured grandpa of Anna, Elizabeth, Ella and Georgiana. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. Ron's funeral will be held at Weymouth Crematorium on Friday 22nd June at 11.30am. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be made payable for "Mesothelioma UK" and sent by cheque only c/o Co-opertive Funeralcare, 130 Abbotsbury Road, Weymouth DT4 0JS. Tel (01305) 772789