TICKETS have gone on sale for the Spirit of Bridport’s inaugural Festival of Culture on August 11 to 27.
THE EXOTIC sound of a tuk tuk will soon be heard among the Purbeck hills.
OPPONENTS of plans for the St Michael’s estate in Bridport are staging a satirical presentation called ‘WDDC: The Opera!’
A FAMILY will celebrate the 102nd birthday of a well-loved mother.
FISHMONGER Simon Bennett gave the first cuddle to the star of the show as a town prepares for the return of its old sport of conger cuddling.
A LAST minute stand in has had to be found for Charmouth fair on Sunday after the Sir Marmaduke Rawden’s Regiment of Foote had to pull out following the death of their pike commander.
A WOMAN whose garden lights were stolen was treated to a cream tea by youngsters.
Locals aren't coming...
Weymouth is open for business, that’s the message from traders as they face lower than expected visitor numbers to the town.
TRADERS claim they are losing up to 50 per cent of their business as visitors shun the Olympics in Weymouth and Portland .
THE Bayside Festival in Weymouth has been hit by the low number of visitors to the town.
PLAY time had extra excitement when a little boy had to be rescued by firefighters from one of his toys.
A FLOWER show has been added to the events for the 64th annual Shave Cross Marathon Weekend for the first time in over 30 years.
PARKING in West Bay is being changed as part of Dorset County Council traffic management scheme – but Bridport Town Council do not want parking on the southern side of West Bay Road to be changed to loading only.
Words (almost) fail me in respect of the comments made by some motorists whingeing about the closure of King Street in Weymouth due to the Olympics .
RENOWNED open-air theatre company Illyria returns to Bridport tonight with one of Shakespeare’s most rousing plays.
Okay, so the Olympics are on. Not being sporty types, what on earth are we going to do with ourselves for the next two weeks?
A TEENAGER has been jailed for a ‘savage blow’ that left a man with a broken jaw.
In response to C Hobbs, I disagree that Nowhere Island is ‘a con in the name of art’.
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ASHLEY Wells is expected to be sidelined for at least nine weeks following the broken ankle he sustained in last Saturday’s victory over Bristol City.
ZARA Phillips produced a commanding performance on her Olympics cross-country debut at Greenwich Park as Great Britain’s eventers kept their gold medal dream alive.
POOLE’S Zara Dampney hailed Team GB’s Olympic beach volleyball debut as a “phenomenal” experience after digging deep to secure an absorbing three-set victory over Canada at Horse Guards Parade.
A YOUTH was arrested early today in Weymouth after threats were allegedly made to Olympic diver Tom Daley via the social networking site Twitter.
BEAMINSTER dropped into the relegation zone following a 10-wicket thumping at high-flying Martinstown in Dorset League Division Two.
LIAM Toohill was left frustrated at Brewery Field after his side’s game against Stalbridge Seconds had to be called off due to a dangerous outfield.
A NEW name will appear on the Dorchester Evening League Knockout Cup tonight as Dewlish battle it out with Cattistock in this year’s final at the Rec (6.30pm).
BARRY PIPE Happy 21st Birthday. Love Sheila, Jason, Craig, Stuart and families xxx.
PITNEY - Cis and Bill. Our Mum and Dad, Nanny and Grandad "P". Always in our hearts. Ever gentle on our minds. Love and miss you both so very much. Ju Hayden and all your Children, Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren xx
PEGGY JONES One long year without a beautiful mother. Love Eileen, Jennifer and families xxx
ANDREW MCNULTY Happy 18th birthday 30th July 2012 With lots of love, hugs and kisses Mum, Sean, David, Jay, Derry and Kieran xxx ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Happy 18th birthday Andrew Lots of love Granny, Grandad and all the family xxx
GLENN STUART MAITLAND (31.07.62 - 09.10.79) Remembering you with love and pride on what would have been your 50th Birthday. From Mum, Dad, Sallie and family
WOOLCOTT - Roland Philip (Bill). Much loved dad of Ailsa, Paul, grandad to Katie and Lauren, great grandad to Ryan, Rhys and Freddie. Always in our hearts. Goodnight, Dad. You will be sadly missed.
MICHAEL JAMES TRIBE Passed away unexpectedly but peacefully on 26th July at Joseph Weld Hospice aged 61. Loyal and loving husband of Janis; devoted and dearly loved Dad of Carmen, Sadie and Leanne; father-in-law to Chris and Jason; and treasured Grandad of Brad, Ella, Hollie, Cody and Layla. His funeral service will take place at Weymouth Crematorium on Monday 6th August at 11.30am. No mourning clothes please. No flowers please, but if desired, donations for 'Weldmar Hospicecare Trust' may be sent to Cotton & Son, Milton House, 1 Milton Road, Weymouth. DT4 0AZ Enquiries Tel; (01305) 76 76 76
MATHEW HICKLIN Mat's funeral will take place at Weymouth Crematorium Chapel on Friday 3rd August 2012 at 1.45pm, followed by interment at 2.15pm. 'Dress optional'. Flowers welcome or donations if preferred may be made payable for the RSPCA and sent by cheque only c/o Co-operative Funeralcare, 130 Abbotsbury Road, Weymouth DT4 0JS. Tel 01305 772789
KATHLEEN JOYCE KELLAWAY (Deceased)
ORCHIDS, butterflies, birds and stunning views – what more could you ask for on a summer walk? Dorset Wildlife Trust has launched a new circular self-guided walk over some of the most beautiful and rare habitats in Britain.
NATIONAL Marine Weeks started on July 28 and Dorset Wildlife Trust is celebrating with sealife-themed shenanigans for all the family to enjoy.
BARRY PIPE Happy Birthday, keep on digging. Love always Linda xxx Dad, happy special birthday. Love Wayne and Alison xxx Happy birthday grandad. Love Hallie and Jamie xxx
LIVIA CLARK IS 18 AT LAST! Enjoy your day Much love and future happiness Mum, Dad, Jenna, Callum and Granny xxx
A COUPLE who enjoy sailing are celebrating 50 golden years together.
A DEVOTED couple are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary.
JUST when a story seems to have gone as far as it can, more details have a habit of coming forward.
MAISON Edwards hairdressing salon in Weymouth continues to fascinate readers and be a rich mine of information.
BRIAN JOHN ELLIOTT Z.L. January 1939 - July 2006 Beloved husband of Mary So missed by Mary, family and friends ZIKERON LAVRAVACHA May he be remembered for a blessing