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  • Flight searching for a treble at Badbury

    THE Countryside Alliance Club (Wessex) Meet at Badbury Rings read more

  • Slick Weymouth see off Frome Dorset Echo: FINISHED CALMLY: Bryony Webb

    WEYMOUTH Ladies gave a thoroughly professional performance to secure another valuable three South West League Premier Division points when they beat Frome Town at the Aldersmith Stadium. read more

  • Super Sarah earns Darlington delight

    A 500-MILE round trip paid double dividends for mountain biker Sarah Bedford. read more

  • Young Ryan lands super seven catch

    YOUNGSTER Ryan Casey landed a big haul of prizes at Weymouth Angling Society’s annual awards night, claiming no fewer than seven junior accolades. read more

  • Irish rockers Ash confirmed for Camp Bestival 2013

    DORSET’S Camp Bestival has announced that Northern Irish rockers Ash will be playing at this year’s festival in August. read more

  • Road blocked both ways in Blandford after a serious collision

    THE A350 in Blandford St Mary is blocked in both ways after a serious collision. read more

  • Artwork ideas to go on show in Weymouth

    DESIGN ideas for a new public sculpture in Weymouth will go on show next week. read more

  • Emergency services called to Chickerell fire

    EMERGENCY services were called to Weymouth after a fire broke out in Chickerell Road. read more

  • Man dies after collapsing in Weymouth

    A MAN collapsed and died on Abbotsbury Road in Weymouth. read more

  • Tributes pour in for Bridport arts and culture icon Peggy Chapman-Andrews

    TRIBUTES from the arts community have been pouring in following the death of a leading light in the Bridport cultural scene. read more

  • Steps and square of success for Olympic heroes on Portland

    THE legacy of the Olympics and Paralympics has been celebrated on Portland with a stairway of success and square of stardom. read more

  • Dorchester bar forced to call off opening night Dorset Echo: Mark and Ellen Keenan at The Eclipse

    A NEW Dorchester bar has had to call off its opening night at the last minute. read more

  • Historic military papers relating to WW1 Dorset soldiers secured for public to view

    A COLLECTION of papers relating to a heroic charge by Dorset soldiers during the First World War have been secured for the public. read more

  • Marathon fundraiser Michelle set to raise vital cash for people with blood cancer

    MARATHON fundraiser Michelle Sherratt from Weymouth will be taking on a huge challenge to raise money for people with blood cancer. read more

  • Residents invited to Weymouth bus service meeting

    RESIDENTS concerned about the axing of a bus service in Weymouth are invited to a meeting tomorrow. read more

  • Poetic people invited to share their work at event in Dorchester this weekend

    POETIC people are invited to share their own work or their favourite piece and enjoy a cream tea at an event in Dorchester this weekend. read more

  • £5,000 worth of goods stolen in Dorchester mobile shop raid

    POLICE said that £5,000 of goods were stolen in a mobile shop raid in Dorchester as they renewed an appeal for information. read more

  • Firefighters attending flooding incidents lack funding they need

    FIREFIGHTERS are attending an increased number of flooding incidents but are not being funded for it, members of the Dorset Fire Authority were told. read more

  • Top chefs to get cooking at this years Dorset Seafood Festival

    TOP chefs are to appear in an extended Dorset Seafood Festival planned for the summer. read more

  • Protestors in Weymouth ready to do battle over controversial welfare reform

    PROTESTORS in Weymouth are set to turn out in force against a controversial welfare reform. read more

  • Weymouth pub and club early closure measure ruled out Dorset Echo: TEAM WORK: Inspector Les Fry of Weymouth police, right, prefers to work with pubs and clubs rather than force them to close earlier

    NEW measures to force Weymouth pubs and clubs to shut earlier have been ruled out for the summer. read more

  • GIG GUIDE: Skimmity Hitchers and Saturday Sun in Dorchester gig double date

    This week's gig guide features three great nights out in Dorchester and a chance to appear on The Steamer Ducks' new live CD. read more

  • Dorset Fire and Rescue Service take council tax chance to protect 'essential services' Dorset Echo: MAINTAINING STANDARDS: Councillor Rebecca Knox with chief fire officer Darran Gunter

    DORSET Fire and Rescue Service has taken a ‘one off opportunity’ to increase its share of the council tax in a bid to protect ‘essential services’. read more

  • Exemplary care from NHS nurses

    On Boxing Day 2012, I was admitted to Dorset County Hospital with a serious heart condition. read more

  • No response to complaint letter

    I too, like John Lloyd (Echo Friday, Feb 15.) wrote complaining about a bad meal I had in the Pavilion Green Room. read more

  • Many thanks to kind passers by

    I would like to thank the three passers by who helped me so kindly when I fell in a street near the amusement park facing the Pavilion in Weymouth earlier this month. read more

  • Weymouth and Portland to see cash increase thanks to cruise ship tourists Dorset Echo: WELCOME: Royal Caribbean’s Jewel of the Seas docked at Portland Port

    RECORD numbers of cruise ship tourists are set to pour hundreds of thousands of pounds into Weymouth and Portland this summer. read more

  • Show is ready to to raise the roof

    THE Legendary Piddle Valley Players are about to perform Fiddler on the Roof Based on Sholem Aleichem’s stories at Piddletrenthide Memorial Hall near Dorchester on February 21, 22 and 23. read more

  • Matt Lucas

    MATT LUCAS HAPPY 40TH BIRTHDAY Lots of Love Gail, Josh, Livvie, Mum & Dad XX read more

  • Seabirds rescued from Dorset coast released into the wild Dorset Echo: One of approximately 100 seabirds washed up on the south coast covered in a white sticky substance

    SOME of the seabirds rescued from Dorset and the south coast covered in an oil additive have been released into the wild. read more

  • Dorchester Reserves' match KO'd by frozen pitch

    FREEZING temperatures forced referee Cameron Lucas to abandon last night's Wyvern Premier League clash at the Avenue early in the second half with Dorchester on their way to a comfortable win. read more

  • Nothing but praise for hospital staff

    Following on from Mike Pugh’s letter of praise for the quick response by his GP Dr Llewellen and medical team, I too would like to give a gold star to Dr Llewellyn and his frontline team at the Littlemoor surgery for their excellent help whenever called upon. I was recently diagnosed with bowel cancer and have nothing but praise for the treatment and operation by the surgeon Mr Lamparelli, also the excellent care and encouragement given me in Lulworth ward at Dorset County Hospital by every member of the staff. read more

  • Moore concern for Magpies

    DORCHESTER Town could be without star striker Kieffer Moore at Tonbridge Angels tomorrow (3pm). read more

  • King’s men set for Saints showdown

    THE Terras will look to strengthen their bid for the play-offs tomorrow when they tackle St Albans City at the Bob Lucas Stadium (3pm). read more


    JOHN BROOKS Happy 70th Birthday All Our Love from Glenys, Clare, Neil, Chloe and Jamie and Tracy, Jon, Thomas and Jack read more

  • Peggy Lucas

    PEGGY LUCAS Peggy's family would like to thank all who attended Peggy's Thanksgiving Service and sent cards and messages of sympathy. Thank you too, for the donations made to Weldmar Hospicecare Trust. Grateful thanks to Rev. Harry Place and Mandy Rhodes for conducting the service, to Dr. Richard Sloan and all others who contributed. To the Dorchester Baptist Church team for their warm hospitality and to Andrew Fooks and the staff from Grassby Funeral Service for their kind and efficient help. read more


    TOPNOT HAIR SALON William Street 01305 767700 Sue & staff woud like to thank Julia and her clients for their support over the last 7 years. It has been a pleasure to meet you all. read more


    MARY MORRISON Mamie Mamie's family would like to thank everyone who attended her Funeral Service, despite the inclement weather. Special thanks to Stuart Chorley for conducting such a lovely service and Alison and family for the delicious buffet, Finally thank you to David of Grassby Funeral Service for the funeral arrangements and all who have given donations to The British Heart Foundation. Please accept this as a personal and sincere message of thanks. read more

  • Kathleen Flew

    KATHLEEN FLEW The family of Kathy would like to thank everyone who attended her funeral and for all the cards and donations received for Fortuneswell Cancer Trust. We would also like to thanks Rev Tim Gomm for a wonderful service and a very special thanks you to Sam Wilding at Rose Funeral Service. read more


    HARRY HOGAN ~ 18 Today!!! ~ Have a brilliant 18th birthday our Harry, we all wish you the very best in life. May it be filled with love, fun, happiness and health Love you forever ~ Your Mum, Dad, Lucy, Grandma, Grandad, Pat, Pete, Laura, Mel and Baby Taylor Jay. XXXXX read more

  • Leslie M Hilton

    LESLIE M HILTON Passed away peacefully on 18th February, aged 91, after a few months of illness. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. His funeral service will be held at Weymouth Crematorium on Thursday 28th February at 11.30 am. Family flowers only please, but donations, if desired for 'Save the Children' may be sent to Cotton & Son, Milton House, 1 Milton Road, Weymouth DT4 0AZ Enquiries Tel: (01305) 76 76 76 read more

  • William McMahon

    WILLIAM McMAHON Suddenly on 18th February 2013. Father of Louise and Julie, grandfather to Victoria, Charlotte, Alexander, Sophie, Esmae, Robert, Pie and Rebecca and great grandfather to Loxley and Imogen. Funeral Service at Weymouth Crematorium on Thursday 28th February at 2.30pm. Family flowers only please, donations if wished for Help for Heroes may be sent c/o Grassby Funeral Service, 8 Princes Street, Dorchester DT1 1TW. Tel: (01305) 262338 read more

  • Reginald James Legg

    REGINALD JAMES LEGG Passed away at Buxton House Residential Home on 9th February 2013, aged 90 years. Reg will be sadly missed by all his friends and old neighbours at Marshallsay Court. His Funeral Service will take place at Weymouth Crematorium on Wednesday 27th February at 1.45pm. No flowers please but any donations if desired, may be made payable by cheque for ‘The RSPCA, RSPB or PDSA’ and sent c/o Co-operative Funeralcare, 130 Abbotsbury Road, Weymouth, DT4 0JS. Tel: (01305) 772789 read more


    NINA CRIDGE On 15 February 2013, beloved widow of Tony, mother to Becky & Rachel and much loved grandmother. Formerly of Knit One. All friends welcome at Weymouth Crematorium on Tuesday 26th February 2013 at 2.30. Family flowers only but donations to The Cinnamon Trust or Alzheimer's Society please, cheques payable to Cotton & Son Donation Account and send to Cotton and Son, 1 Milton Road, Weymouth, DT4 0AZ read more

  • Peter Wellman

    PETER WELLMAN ‘NOBBY’ Suddenly on 11th February 2013 at the Dorset County Hospital, aged 59 years. Much loved husband of Linda, loving dad of Lisa and PJ, special grandad Pete to Connor, adored brother to Diana, Pat, Donald and Brian, a great mate of a brother-in-law, and a very special uncle to all his nephews and nieces. Nobby will be greatly missed by all his family and friends – forever in our hearts. Funeral Service at St Francis of Assisi Church, Littlemoor on Tuesday 5th March 2.00pm. Followed by burial in Springfield Cemetery, Broadwey. Family flowers, donations if desired, cheques made payable only please to FUNERAL DONATIONS ACCOUNT to be divided between the Cardiac Unit and Fortuneswell Unit and sent c/o Dennis Mould at Stockting Funeral Service, 22 Crescent Street, Weymouth, DT4 7BX. Enquiries Tel: (01305) 785915 read more


    TONY KEMP A service to celebrate the life of Tony Kemp will be held at Weymouth Crematorium on Friday 1st March at 2.30pm. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations to Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance c/o Rose Funeral Service, 35 Shrubbery Lane Wyke Regis, DT4 9LY read more


    EDNA MUNTS Died peacefully in Dorset County Hospital on 17th February 2013, aged 103 years. Devoted wife of the late Jack, much loved mum of Derek, Doug and Jane, and a special grandma and great-grandma. She will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Her Funeral Service will take place at Weymouth Crematorium on Wednesday 6th March at 1.00pm. Family flowers only please, but donations can be made for either 'Buxton House Amenity Fund or Julia’s House' c/o Rose Funeral Service, 35 Shrubbery Lane, Wyke Regis, Weymouth, DT4 9LY. Enquiries Tel: (01305) 785832 or email: read more

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