A MAN whose ‘powerful’ punch left his victim with a fractured skull has been jailed for 13 months.
WEYMOUTH'S hastily-arranged friendly with Chickerell United is to be played behind closed doors.
A CHARITY is appealing to disabled people and their carers to take part in a survey to have their say on how they get around in Dorset.
DORSET drivers can become safer by taking part in a popular course.
FUNDRAISERS are aiming to score for Weldmar Hospicecare Trust by kicking a football along the Jurassic Coast.
ENVIRONMENTAL campaigners from Dorset are calling for a compulsory restriction on single-use carrier bags.
TOMORROW night's friendly between Dorchester Town and Hamworthy Recreation has been called off.
FRESH from their inaugural performance at Sidmouth Folk Festival, State of Undress are one of the fabulous bands opening Bridport’s Festival of Culture on August 11.
A CLASSIC children’s tale that has inspired generations of horse-lovers and launched the animal welfare movement has finally been turned into a play.
PRINCESS Anne presented Ben Ainslie with his London 2012 Olympic gold medal and told him off for making the race so close.
TWO youngsters brought music to the air when they took their talents to the streets to raise money for charity.
THE man who nearly claimed the Finn Olympic champion crown from Ben Ainslie at the London 2012 Games has praised his great rival.
What next for the greatest greatest sailor in Olympic history?
A SPECTACULAR first day of medal races gave the British Sailing Team a boost as they head into the final week of the 2012 Olympic regatta.
HEARTBROKEN Star sailors Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson achieved silver for Great Britain but were ‘gutted’ to so narrowly miss out on gold.
QUADRUPLE gold medallist Ben Ainslie has told of the huge pressure of expectation he felt going into the home Games.
THOUSANDS of people got to their feet on Weymouth live site to cheer as Ben Ainslie took gold.
RULE BRITANNIA rang out over the Nothe, thousands of flags were waved and the crowds erupted after Ben Ainslie won his fourth historic gold medal.
HISTORY was made in Weymouth yesterday when Ben Ainslie became the greatest Sailing Olympian of all time.
WEYMOUTH has two new Gold medal winners – in the Sausage Olympics .
AN 18-year-old man was left fighting for life and another man was seriously injured in a horror crash on the Weymouth to Bridport coast road.
WITH the Olympics in town and exam results to celebrate, there was no better excuse for my partner and I to eat out.
WEYMOUTH’S windsurfing stars are determined to give their all in tomorrow’s medal races.
DOMINIC MANN 18 TODAY! Happy Birthday Dom All our love Mum, Dad, Tash & Jaffa xxx
PAUL ASHTON Suddenly but peacefully at home on 2nd August Beloved husband of Debbie, and sorely missed. His funeral service will take place at Weymouth Crematorium on Friday 17th August at 2.30 pm Family flowers only please, but if desired, donations for ‘Breakthrough Breast Cancer’ may be sent to Cotton & Son, Milton House, 1 Milton Road, Weymouth. DT4 0AZ Enquiries Tel; (01305) 76 76 76
I came to Weymouth today with my two children to soak up the Olympic atmosphere.
I was offered a pitch at the doomed festival at Weymouth. I was told by Mainsail that this would be the making of my streetfood stall Spice&Rice. A moment’s thought and I decided it was too risky. In fact it would have been the end of my steady little business based in Bridport.
In September 2005 the Olympic organisers were predicting no more than 15,000 visitors to Weymouth and Portland during the current events (Echo Letters Sept 16 2005) because sailing is not essentially a spectator sport.
URGENT questions are being asked over the festival fiasco in Weymouth that has left many angry and out of pocket.
After a week of seeing reports veering between scorn and support of the local Olympic events, I wanted to point out that the experiences my family have had in Weymouth over the last week have been overwhelmingly positive.
DORSET’S Match Race Girls admitted it was a ‘massive relief’ after booking a quarter-final showdown.
BIRTHDAY boy Luke Patience insists the 470 Men’s contest is not ‘a two-horse race’ despite the British and Australian boats eking out a big advantage.
WEYMOUTH’S Olympic Laser champion Paul Goodison wants do himself and his supporters ‘proud’ in today’s medal race but his dreams of a London 2012 podium finish are over
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THE occupant of a flat had to be led to safety after a fire broke out.
DAN Smith has agreed to sign non-contract terms at the Bob Lucas Stadium and is expected to put pen-to-paper tomorrow night.
PHIL Simkin accused certain contracted players of constantly letting him down following Saturday’s below-par performance against rivals Weymouth in Ian Hutchinson’s testimonial.