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  • Charity cyclist back home in Dorset after journey including machete attack

    A CHARITY cyclist is back home in Dorset after an epic 22,000-mile journey. read more

  • Homes plan at Poundbury's Royal Square

    A PROPOSED development at Poundbury’s showpiece square will provide dozens of assisted living apartments for over 70s. read more

  • Parliamentary gong for children’s carer

    A DORSET County Council child care worker has received parliamentary recognition. read more

  • Lions roar into county, bold as brass

    Lions Youth Brass Band is heading back to Dorset for a pre-Olympic tour. read more

  • Dorset County Council is rebuked over dealing with complaints

    Dorset County Council has been rebuked by the Local Government Ombudsman for taking too long to settle two complaints. read more

  • Injured cyclist fights for life

    A CYCLIST is fighting for his life after being found unconscious under a Weymouth bridge in the early hours of the morning. read more

  • Charity pays a visit to Weymouth school before Olympics

    WEYMOUTH pupils faced the plight of oceans in the build up to the Games. read more

  • Treats for all at Burton Bradstock Festival

    The Burton Bradstock Festival of Music and Art goes from strength to strength and the line-up this year offers treats for all. read more

  • Beaminster tunnel victims 'didn't suffer'

    THE Beaminster Tunnel landslide victims died almost immediately when they were hit by a landslide, a coroner has ruled. read more

  • Driftwood sculptures on Weymouth Esplanade

    TEN boat sculptures made out of driftwood are being put in place this week along Weymouth Esplanade. read more

  • Choirs will raise the roof for Olympic ceremony on Weymouth beach

    HUNDREDS of choir singers will be heralding the start of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games with an open-air performance on Weymouth Beach. read more

  • Kind donations aid the disabled

    The Dorchester Disabled Club send their sincere thanks to all those who helped make their street collection such a success. read more

  • Flood drivers are directed into area

    I would like to respond to the letter from a Martinstown resident on Friday, July 13, concerning the recent flooding and his “disgust” at drivers in the village. read more

  • Timetables are merely aspiration

    Graeme Moss is quite right about the largely useless, but expensive, displays at bus stops, Echo Letters Monday. read more

  • Will holiday trade recover from this?

    I note all the new signs advising visitors of very limited parking in Weymouth, and other signs advising motorists to allow longer for their trips. read more

  • McConnell's mission Dorset Echo: VISION: Barry McConnell

    BARRY McConnell is determined to help the Terras get back on track following five years of decline. read more

  • No pressure on Zara and Shauna Dorset Echo: ON PARADE: Shauna Mullin and Zara Dampney

    Shauna Mullin believes both she and Team GB team-mate Zara Dampney can take advantage of playing with the pressure off when they kick off their Olympic beach volleyball campaign in the heart of London next week. read more

  • Super Simon's knock for Saggies

    Echo Cup Final read more

  • Jodie - gorgeous staffy girl Dorset Echo: Jodie

    I’m a gorgeous two-year-old staffy girl. I adore children but would love to find a home without other dogs where I can make my new owner very happy. read more

  • Barney - little crossbreed

    I’m a little four-year-old crossbreed hoping to find a home where I can get lots of walks. I’m a cracking lad who is very loving but I don’t like cats. read more

  • Danny - lovely collie and labrador cross

    I’m a lovely eight-year-old collie cross Labrador with a sweet nature looking for a home. I’d prefer a home without cats as I would just chase them. read more

  • Rocco - handsome greyhound boy

    I’m a handsome greyhound boy in need of a home. I’m three years old and I’m very laid back. I get on with other dogs and I’m also fine around children. read more

  • Lilly - nine-year-old cat

    I’m a nine-year-old cat who is very homely and enjoys human companionship. I will follow you around the home and love having lots of cuddles. read more

  • Flynn - adorable collie boy Dorset Echo: Flynn

    Flynn 21petspage01 I’m an adorable collie boy looking for a loving new home. I’m really well behaved and friendly. I love nothing more than going out for a nice walk. read more

  • Eli supports the Tornadoes of South Dorset

    I WAS very proud to be invited along to support the Tornadoes of South Dorset swimming club as they tackled their English Channel challenge. read more


    JADIE MYATT Happy 18th birthday love from Mum, Dad, Nan, Archie, Leigh and Cary read more


    ROSEMARY DUCHSCHERER Joanna, Joe, Carol and all the family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to all friends and neighbours for their support, caring and sympathy in the loss of mum. To Father Stephen for the service and all his comfort, especially to mum, something we will never ever forget. Our sincere thanks to Allan Quatermaine for his care and professionalism enabling us to carry out mum's wishes. Finally thank you for all the donations in mum's memory. Please accept this as our personal message of thanks to you all. read more

  • Ralph Ernest Manicom

    Ralph Ernest Manicom (Ex-R.E.M.E) (Ex DSG) Tragically killed on 22nd July 2010, as the result of a road accident, aged 64 yrs. Treasured memories of our boyhood together in Plympton, and serving together at Hadrians Camp, 1 RHA and Belize. Not a day passes without a thought of this dreadful accident. Loving memories from brothers Roger and John read more

  • hollie steele

    HOLLIE STEELE is 21 Can you believe that old She's full of life and full of fun In medal terms she's GOLD So Happy Birthday Hollie Have fun in all you do All our love to you Mum, Adam & Freya xxx read more


    HAYDEN SCOTT Happy 7th Birthday for tomorrow, to a Super Son, a Fab Footballer and a Singing Sensation! Love from Mummy, Daddy and Kieron xxx read more


    To Allaina Kempson Thank you for being the best wife I've ever had and thank you for a wonderful 1st year of marriage Your loving husband Andy read more


    NORMAN BENNETT The funeral service for Norman will be held at St Mary's Church Chickerell on Wednesday 25th July at 1.00pm followed by interment in Chickerell. Family flowers only please, but if desired, donations for 'Cancer Research UK' may be sent to Cotton & Son, Milton House, 1 Milton Road, Weymouth DT4 0AZ. Tel (01305) 76 76 76 read more


    JOHN MILLER 27th August 1931 – 14th July 2012 John, dear husband of Jane, loving father of Sam and Rachel, son-in-law Neil and dearly loved Papa to Tobias, Felix and Raffaella, died peacefully at home. His funeral service will take place at Weymouth Crematorium on Friday 3rd August 2012 at 2:30 pm. Family flowers only please but donations if desired may be given to the RNLI Weymouth or The Fortuneswell Cancer Trust, c/o Stockting Funeral Service, 22 Crescent Street, Weymouth DT4 7BX. read more


    HILDA WHITE Passed away peacefully in Portland Hospital, after a short illness, on 17th July 2012, aged 89 years. Dearly loved mum to Jim and Mops and a much loved nan and great nan. Hilda will be greatly missed by all her family and friends. Her funeral service will take place at Weymouth Crematorium on Thursday 26th July at 1pm. No flowers please by request but any donations if desired may be made payable by cheque for "Help for Heroes" and sent c/o Co-operative Funeralcare, 130 Abbotsbury Road, Weymouth DT4 0JS. Tel (01305) 772789 read more


    JEAN HORTON Died after a short illness on 18th July 2012. Much loved mum and grandmother. Service at Weymouth Crematorium on Wednesday 25th July at 3.15pm. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to UCL Institute of Neurology may be sent c/o Woods Funeral Service, 11a Icen Way, Dorchester DT1 1EW. Tel (01305) 250425 read more


    JULIAN WALBURN & CLARE BAMENT are delighted to announce the safe arrival of CHLOE LOUISE on 14th July 2012 weighing 6lbs 12ozs. A sister for Amelia. Thanks to Lucy at DCH. read more


    CARLY STONE & CHRIS NEWMAN A beautiful baby girl Sophia Lily weighing 8lb 5oz, on the 17th July at 5.14am. First grandchild for Trevona and Stuart Clark. A niece for Katrina, Aaron and Mariesha. (She's Gorgeous!) read more


    DAVIS & NEWBOLD Congratulations Lauren and Kieran on the birth of your daughter Jazmine Scarlet, born on 10th July 2012 weighing 7lb 4oz. A sister for Jacob. Love Mum, Nan and family read more


    GILL OWERS HAPPY 60TH BIRTHDAY Love from Corey (your blue eyed boy and No.1 fan) and all the family xxx read more

  • Parents' fury at Portland Academy plans

    PARENTS of primary school children are furious their children will not be attending the school they thought they would. read more

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