ROTARIANS from around the world are being invited to join their Weymouth counterparts during the Olympics.
FOUR restaurant workers from Weymouth and Dorchester have been selected to represent their company at the London 2012 Games.
VOLUNTEERS are now under starter’s orders as they gear up for the biggest first aid challenge ever undertaken in the county.
A WOMAN’S body has been recovered from a car caught in a landslide near Beaminster Tunnel. Dorset
A DORCHESTER writer is to realise a dream of seeing a collection of her works in print after winning a literary competition.
WYVERN School is one of three schools in Weymouth to receive a prestigious Artsmark award.
SOUTH West Train bosses have promised to further improve customer journeys after the latest national survey revealed overall satisfaction on the network stands at 83 per cent.
NURSES at Dorset County Hospital have won a national award for an innovative project.
An international music school has offered a Weymouth student the chance of a lifetime.
BUSINESS Secretary Vince Cable paid a visit to Dorset and praised WSX Enter-prise’s support for company owners.
THE Martin Harley Band are a uniquely talented acoustic trio whose musical palette incorporates all the best roots music styles, from blues to jazz to folk, yet are masters of their own art. With tender acoustic balladry, hot-blooded blues, complex rhythms and gorgeous three-part harmonies, and an almost boundless energy, the Band effortlessly challenge expectations of what a three-piece should be capable of.
IN our series of putting Open 4 Business 2012 sponsors under the spotlight, we look at the backers of the Best Large Business Award this week.
A FRIEND of a Dorchester pensioner is appealing to spectators of this year’s Olympic Torch Relay through Winfrith to contribute photographs to a special album.
YOUNGSTERS are being challenged to spot and identify flags of the world in Dorchester shops.
CAMPAIGNERS fighting to protect a neglected community space in Weymouth have forced the issue back on the council agenda.
A taxi driver whose car broke down in the floods is incensed after getting a parking ticket – at 5am the day after.
A WEYMOUTH man has been told he faces a ‘significant term of imprisonment’ after admitting sexual offences with girls as young as 12.
MEET the London 2012-bound British sailing team. All this month, in the final build up to the home Games, the Dorset Echo is putting the spotlight on each of our Olympic and Paralympic contenders. Today it’s 2.4metre keelboat sailor Helena Lucas...
On behalf of the members of Weymouth Division of St John Ambulance, I would like say a big thank you to the local musicians and the public for the very generous collection made on our Flag Day on Saturday, June 9. We raised £710.39.
I write regarding your recent article of Tuesday, July 3 headlined ‘Warning Over New Fishing Restri-ctions’.
Following a recent stay in Dorset County Hospital, I wish to express my appreciation for the care I received.
THE West Dorset community has been rocked by the tragedy.
A couple lay buried in their car for 10 days after being caught in a landslide. Their bodies lay undetected beneath hundreds of tonnes of mud and rubble since July 7.
A PICTURESQUE beach has come on the market – just in time to enjoy the Olympic sailing events.
POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man was stabbed in North Dorset.
SUPERFAST broadband in Weymouth due to go live this summer will not be coming until December 2013.
WEYMOUTH will begin the new season with a home fixture against crisis-club Kettering Town.
STEPHEN Reed reckons the Terras should be knocking on the door of the top 10 this season following a trio of excellent signings.
WESSEX Golf Centre’s Michael Watson continued his fine form by winning the Cumberwell Park PGA West Region Players Championship Pro-Am for the second successive year.
THE annual Bob Lucas Trophy clash between Weymouth and Dorchester will also double up as Ian Hutchinson’s testimonial.
FORMER Magpie Tom Nichols found the net on his return to the Avenue Stadium as Exeter City flexed their muscles in last night’s pre-season friendly.
ST GEORGE’S took a giant leap towards regaining the Dorchester Evening League Division One title, assuming top spot courtesy of two vital victories.
SOUTH and West Dorset pupils excelled themselves at this year’s Dorset Primary Athletics Championships.
THE sun was a welcome visitor as Weymouth Cougars brought the curtain down on their 2011/12 campaign with a fun day and annual presentation at the Willowbed Hall in Chickerell.
FOUR Thomas Hardye School students were winning finalists in an indoor rowing event, held as part of the Dorset School Games.
YEAR Six pupils united at Budmouth College for an Olympics-inspired day of sporting activity.
KARTING ace Sam Webster is on cloud nine after picking up his maiden MSA British Championship victory in the KF2 Super One Series at round three at Larkhall in Scotland.
JORDAN Tewkesbury and Georgina Wilson picked up the sports personality awards at the 14th annual Wey Valley School and Sports College presentation evening.
Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust PUBLIC NOTICE Dorset HealthCare will be holding a Board Meeting on Wednesday 25 July 2012. The meeting will be held at 10.00am at The Royal Chase Hotel, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 8DB. Members of the public and staff are welcome to attend.
TREVETT Congratulations Carrie and Alan on your 25th Wedding Anniversary. With all our love Mum, Dad and all the family xx
FLEW STEVE & TARA Congratulations on your 25th Wedding Anniversary, with best wishes - Jan, Jerry & Kane xxx
JAHME Ronald Frederick Remembering our friend and neighbour. Gone but not forgotten. Fond memories. Terry, Ann, Sarah, Sasha and Kai.
LAVELLE - Mary, Andrew, Bryan and families would like to thank all who sent cards and messages of sympathy following the loss of Pete, and to those who attended his service. Special thanks to the staff of Fortuneswell Ward, DCH. Thank you also for the donations to 'Cats Protection' and to Dennis Mould at Stockting Funeral Service for the kind and caring way in which he conducted the service. Please accept this as our personal message of thanks.
STEPHEN RICHARD RIDOUT (Steve) Rita and family would like to thank everyone who attended the funeral, and all who sent cards and condolences for our sad loss. We would like to thank Mr Scrase for a lovely service, commemorating the life of Steve. Also Cotton & Son Funeral Directors, for their care and support at this sad time. Our heartfelt thanks go to the Intensive Care Unit at Dorset County Hospital for their care and support for Steve, and his family. Please accept this as our, Personal, message of Thanks
BETHANIE ELLEN SUMMERS A very happy 18th birthday to our besser. Have a wonderful day and a good party Love you loads and loads from Dad, Joe, Melly and Nan and Granddad Summers xxx Happy Birthday Beth Love from Gina, Richard, Kiya, Kirsty and Aidan xx
JANET DIMOND Lollipop Lady for 28 years Passed peacefully away surrounded by her family at home on 9th July 2012, aged 73 years. Loving wife to Bernard, much loved Mum to Alison and mother-in-law to Michael, grandma to Adam and Hope. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Janet's Funeral Service will be held at Weymouth Crematorium on Monday 23rd July at 2.30pm. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to either Fortuneswell Cancer Fund or West Dorset Semicolons Fund. Can you please wear a splash of colour. All enquiries to Lem Funeral Service, 132 Abbotsbury Road Weymouth DT4 0JY. Tel (01305) 776444
MICHAEL SEDGLEY Died peacefully on 11th July 2012 at Dorset County Hospital, aged 77 years. A loving husband, father and grandfather. His funeral service will take place at Weymouth Crematorium on Tuesday 24th July at 12.15pm. No flowers please, but if desired donations can be made for Cancer Research UK c/o Rose Funeral Service, 35 Shrubbery Lane, Wyke Regis, DT4 9LY. Tel (01305) 785832 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
PATRICIA MARY HASTIE (Pat) Passed peacefully to rest at the Joseph Weld Hospice, Dorchester on 16th July 2012 aged 76 years. Beloved wife of Bill, loving mother of Malcolm, Robert and the late Glenn. Mother-in-law to Pat, Esme and Kate and a treasured grandmother and great grandmother. Funeral service will take place at the Weymouth Crematorium on Monday 23rd July at 10.45am. Family flowers only please but donations, if desired, may be given to Weldmar Hospicecare Trust c/o Abbott & Rees Funeral Directors, 247 Abbotsbury Road, Weymouth DT4 0LY. Tel (01305) 766711
MAURICE MAHONEY (Air Commodore - Rtd) Peacefully at home on 14th July 2012, aged 77 years. Beloved husband of Liz, dear father and grandfather. Funeral service will take place at St Mary's Church, Cerne Abbas on Thursday 19th July at 2.00pm. Family flowers only, donations if desired for Marie Curie Cancer Care may be sent c/o Grassby Funeral Service, 8 Princes Street, Dorchester DT1 1TW. Tel (01305) 262338