THE Thomas Hardye Ten Tors teams have raised £1,000 for local charities.
YOUNGSTERS have been getting to grips with the media industry at an event in Dorchester.
VISITORS to Dorset are now able to take advantage of a new tourism iPhone app.
GROUPS are delighted a sign is finally up at the gateway to Weymouth celebrating the area’s twinning links.
A PENSIONER was verbally abused and spat at by a group of youths, police said.
A GYMNAST from Dorchester is limbering up for a television appearance on a new sports talent show.
A DORSET-trained soldier was among three British forces personnel killed by a man wearing a police uniform in Afghanistan.
A CELEBRATORY mood was in the air as families enjoyed a historic site that has been closed to the public for 80 years.
A COUPLE who first met roller skating have just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.
DORSET'S landscapes and wildlife are hitting the really big screen this summer with 360 degree Olympic screenings.
A WEYMOUTH and Portland family had a reunion for 180 family members.
YOUNG Marjorie Blandford only lived in South Street, just across the road from St Mary’s Church in Bridport – but she still managed to be late for her wedding!
A MAN who drove a fuel tanker into a house in Wool has died weeks after being sentenced to seven years in jail.
A GROUNDBREAKING new green bus service has hit the road in Poundbury.
RESTRICTIONS on shellfish pots in Lyme Bay could spell the end of the industry, a merchant has warned.
AWARD-WINNING band, Show of Hands, will be returning to their ‘spiritual home’ next weekend when they host their annual seaside festival at Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens.
WE published this photograph on June 12 and it brought back some wonderful childhood memories for Derby resident Marianne Morris.
KEEN historians Geoffrey Pritchard and Andy Hutchings have written a fabulous photographic book charting the development of Weymouth over the years.
THE pictures of Queen Elizabeth II visiting Weymouth with her parents in 1939 (Looking back, June 5 and June 12) caused quite a bit of correspondence.
THE Olympics are coming – and schoolchildren in Weymouth and Portland are marking the historic event with their own torch relay.
EXCITED pupils escorted the torch on the first day of their very own torch relay.
CRIME in Dorset is rising as savage cuts to the police force take hold, it has emerged.
THE Olympic clock might be ticking faster than ever but Hannah Mills has been used to racing against time ever since she joined forces with Saskia Clark.
A SINGLE mother who threw a plastic glass in one young woman’s face and assaulted another has received a suspended prison sentence.
SKANDIA Team GBR is the British Sailing Team in the Olympic and Paralympic classes.
FRY REBECCA JANE (Photo) On 25th June 2012, suddenly in the Royal Bournemouth Hospital, aged 42 years. Dearly loved mum of Sam. Loving daughter of Karen and Les. Much loved by so many. Funeral service to be held at Poole Crematorium on Tuesday 10th July at 11.00am. Family flowers only please, but donations if desired for the Wessex Heart Foundation, may be made online at www.tapperfuneralservice.co.uk
STEPHEN RIDOUT Steve passed away, peacefully, at Dorset County Hospital on the 26th June, aged 55. Loving Son of Rita and the late Dennis. Loving Father of Carly, Dan and Jade. Devoted brother to Tina, Colleen and Debby. Much loved Pop to Alfie and a treasured Uncle. His funeral service will take place at Weymouth Crematorium on Friday 6th July at 3:15pm. A celebration of his life will be held afterwards at the Old Rooms Pub. All welcome
TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING ACT 1990 NOTICE NO. 1 (to accompany Certificate C) PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT AT: Land at Charles Street (North of South Walks Road and West of Acland Road), Dorchester, DT1 1BN. TAKE NOTICE THAT APPLICATION IS BEING MADE BY: Simons Developments Limited. FOR VARIATION OF CONDITION 23 OF OUTLINE PLANNING PERMISSION 1/D/10/000763: Demolition of existing buildings and structures and comprehensive redevelopment compromising retail units (use class A1), restaurants and cafes (use class A3), financial and professional services (use class A2), a hotel (use class C1), residential apartments (use class C3), offices (use class B1), library (use class D1) and adult learning centre (use class D1) with associated undercroft car parking, new streets including new pedestrian links, public square public art6, public toilets, access (including highway improvements) servicing, landscaping and boundary treatments. LOCAL PLANNING AUTHORITY TO WHOM THE APPLICATION HAS BEEN SUBMITTED: West Dorset District Council. LOCAL PLANNING AUTHORITY ADDRESS: Stratton House 58/60 High West Street Dorchester, Dorset. DT1 1UZ ANY OWNER OF THE LAND OR TENANT WHO WISHES TO MAKE REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THIS APPLICATION, SHOULD WRITE TO THE COUNCIL WITHIN 21 DAYS OF THIS NOTICE SIGNATORY: Paul Brailsford (Planning Director) Freeth Cartwright LLP On behalf of Simons Developments Limited DATE: 3 July 2012
RON LEWENDON In loving memory of my darling husband. No one knows the broken heart that lies beneath my smile, no one knows the loneliness that's with me all the while. Silent tears fall gently that others do not see for a very loving husband that meant the world to me. Taken from me six years ago today. My love forever darling ~ Win xx
ORGANISERS of Weymouth’s Carnival Queen competition are appealing for more entrants to sign up as the date draws near.
Congratulations to the crew of the Weymouth pilot gig Sir Tristan for their oarmanship and endurance during the adverse conditions of the Diamond Jubilee Thames Pageant.
I am a local resident and lived in Weymouth all my life and have seen Weymouth change over the years, especially the improved walkways, in particular the improvements to King Street. As a driver and pedestrian, I pass thought King Street on a regularly basis.
I MUST reply to Francesca Bell’s letter ‘let’s stop all the negativity’.
I read the piece in the Echo about Dorset wanting companies to adopt a roundabout.
ALL the car parks will be closing for at least a month from the middle of July, in particular the Pavilion car park.
A Dorchester couple proved it’s never too late to find love when they tied the knot.
Notice is given that J C & R H Palmer Ltd has applied to West Dorset District Council for a variation of a premises licence in respect of Palmers Wine Store, West Bay Road, Bridport DT6 4JA to amend both the opening hours and the selling of alcohol on and off the premises to read 08.00 to 23.00 hours Monday to Sunday inclusive. Reason for variation is to include new facility for the sale of samples. Any interested party or responsible authority may make representations in writing to, The Licensing Section, West Dorset District Council, 58/60 High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1UZ within 28 days from the date of this notice. The licensing register and details of this application may be inspected during normal office hours at the above address or on www.dorsetforyou.com/licensing/west. It is an offence under Section 158 of the Licensing Act 2003 to knowingly or recklessly 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 a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale (£5000). 3rd July 2012
PHIL Simkin may have got his wish in terms of a home game on the opening day of the forthcoming campaign but he is under no illusions about the strength of the opposition.
DORCHESTER’S talented teens went desperately close to pulling off a dramatic victory at Poole Park.
SIMON Browne brought the curtain down on his season by helping lead Weymouth to a two-wicket success at The Park.
ANDY Sloan produced a personal best time whilst competing in Ironman France in Nice.
ZARA Dampney and Shauna Mullin, who won the Weymouth Classic in 2010, will represent Great Britain at London 2012, the British Olympic Association has announced.
Paul - Robin Harold. Still so very sadly missed... Always in my thoughts....... Ali x
MADELEINE IRIS DAVIES Peacefully at Dorset County Hospital aged 85 years. Dearest loved mum, grandmother and great grandmother. Funeral Service on Wednesday 4th July at Weymouth Crematorium at 12.15pm. Family flowers only please, but donations if wished for Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance may be sent c/o Grassby Funeral Service, 8 Princes Street, Dorchester DT1 1TW. Tel (01305) 262338
PAVEY - Ian. Thinking of a dearly loved husband, dad and grandad who left us 2 years ago. Missing you so much ~ Chris, Claire & Jayden xxx
PAVEY - Ian. Treasured memories of a dearly loved son, brother and uncle who died 2 years ago today. Gone from our lives, one so dear, but in our hearts you are always near. Love ~ Mum and family xx
CHELCI CASHMAN Happy 18th birthday darling. Looking forward to the family meal. Lots of love Ness, Terry, Cherys, Ashley and Emma xxxx