TWO teachers at Dorchester schools have been shortlisted for a regional award that celebrates the best in digital education.
COUNCILLORS are being asked to adopt a new code of conduct under the new Localism Act.
WEYMOUTH-WATERLOO operator South West Trains is standing firm on a pay deal in a dispute which threatens to disrupt travel during the Olympics.
BUMPER crowds are expected to flock to Bovington’s Tank Museum this weekend as the history of armoured warfare rumbles into life.
AN HISTORIC monument given a 21st century facelift will reopen this weekend.
SINGING star Sarah de Warren needs your support.
PLANS are hotting up for a multi-entertainment extravaganza coming to Weymouth and the Pleasure Pier is getting a lick of paint in preparation.
RAMBLERS can enjoy a rejuvenated stretch of coastal path on the Jurassic Coast as new access rights come into force today.
DORSET County Hospital’s role in the sailing Olympics will be revealed on Wednesday.
THREE boys, one girl and an elderly Fiat Punto called Bruce are taking on the challenge of a 10,000-mile charity drive to Mongolia.
A FURIOUS row has broken out over the cost of new uniform prices for Portland Academy students.
COUNCILLORS are to explore the possibility of a new park and ride facility and service area on the edge of Dorchester.
THE first time Miriam Margolyes came to the south west she was a teenager posing nude for Augustus John.
A fishing boat skipper has been fined for fishing illegally within a protected area of Lyme Bay.
A REVIEW into agency staff is underway after an Echo investigation revealed a temporary worker at Dorset County Council earned more than the chief executive.
DORSET ECHO readers have been thanked for raising an amazing £4,500 for the Purbeck Isle Memorial fund.
TOM WILSON on gaining a well deserved First Class Honours Degree in Law from Durham University. We are all very proud of you. Good luck for Law School. All our love Mum, Dad and Alex
ROBERT (BOB) DENCH 65 What retirement? Too much to do now! Love all the families. xx
AFTER the furore surrounding proposed cuts to services at Bridport Hospital, it opened its doors to the public to get the message across that it is alive and well.
A CYCLIST has died after a collision with a car.
On behalf of the South West Dorset Talking Newspaper for the Visually Impaired, I would like to thank everyone who supported our recent collection at Morrisons in Weymouth. We raised a total of £223.44. I know there are always so many different…
We went to a very enjoyable show at the Pavilion the other day.
Bill Bryson, author of Notes from a Small Island visited Weymouth in the early 90s and commented that he liked the town a good deal more than he expected to, and that it tried to maintain an air of Georgian elegance. He is known for his caustic,…
ORGANISERS of the Battle for the Winds are celebrating after 2,012 people have signed up to be Fire Torch Waders for the show’s grand finale.
EACH school across Weymouth and Portland will hold its own Olympic-themed sports day.
LIFE, as profoundly summarised by that great contemporary philosopher Ronan Keating, is indeed a roller coaster.
Arts workshops YOUNG people on Portland are being invited to help make 1,000 butterflies at a free art event this Saturday.
PHIL Simkin is counting down the days until his charges report back for pre-season training.
LEWIS Clarke has agreed to become the latest recruit at the Bob Lucas Stadium and will put pen to paper at tonight’s sponsors evening.
WINLESS Weymouth Seconds will be hoping for a change of fortunes tomorrow when they entertain Beaminster at Redlands (2pm).
AS THE pressure and expectation reaches almost unmanageable levels ahead of the Olympic Games – Team GB medal hopeful Ben Ainslie can’t wait for a rare opportunity to relax ahead of London 2012, writes Ben Baker.
Dorchester will tomorrow hand a first-team debut to 13-year-old Will Caldwell.
DAVE Trotter is expecting a tough test at second-bottom Stalbridge tomorrow (1.30pm), where Weymouth will be taking nothing for granted.
A WOMAN was taken to hospital with crush injuries after an accident on a building site.
SANDY THOMSON Happy 80th Birthday Dad and Grandad. Lots of love and hugs Lisa, Natalie, Rachel and Colin
PETE STICKLAND Missing you lots, on your Birthday. With love Your Wife Pat, and all the family xxx
KERRYANN CORBRIDGE Congratulations on your 40th Birthday To a special and caring daughter and sister. Hoping you have a lovely day. Lots of love Mum, Dad and Michael XXX
KERRY CORBRIDGE IS 40 TODAY Happy Birthday to the best wife and mother in our house. We love you more than ever, though you are knocking on a bit! All our love Darren, Jayden, Callum and Maise XXXX
KERRY CORBRIDGE Happy 40th Birthday to someone who lights up our lives. Love Auntie Pam xx
KERRYANN CORBRIDGE Happy 40th birthday. Lots of love Jason, Kelly and boys xxxxx
PATRICIA PAULL (Pat) Sue, Lyn and family would like to thank everyone for their cards, messages of condolence and all who attended the funeral service. Our thanks also to all who made donations in memory of mum to Weldmar Hospicecare Trust, the…
BEATRICE (BEA) DENNIS Passed away after a short illness at Dorset County Hospital on 26 June 2012, aged 95 years. Loving wife to the late Bert, much loved mother to Sue and Roger, cherished Nan to Anouska and Steve and special GG to Jacob and…
MARY KATHLEEN FLOOK Passed away peacefully aged 89 on 23rd June at Rodlands Nursing Home. Wife of Douglas; mother of Jennifer and Nigel; mother-in-law to Brian and Maggie; grandmother of Mark, John and Abigail; great-grandmother of Holly, Riannah,…
JEAN TOONE On 25th June 2012 in the Dorset County Hospital, aged 96 years. Beloved widow of Guy and loving mother of Richard and Roz. Funeral Service will take place at Weymouth Crematorium on Friday 6th July at 2.30pm. Enquiries to Stockting…
KATHLEEN PITMAN 'Kate' After recent short illness, Kate passed away in Dorset County Hospital on the 24th June 2012. Mother of David, Robert & Julie. Mother-in-law of Tina & Phillip and Grandmother to Lee, Connor & Rowan. Kate will be…
FOURIE - Salo. Miss you alot. Susann and Family.
Olympic Games 2012 Temporary usage of car parks Weymouth and Portland Borough Council hereby gives notice of the temporary variation of the regulations which apply to the use of its car parks which are specified below, in connection with the…