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Comedy actress Meera Syal will star in Broadchurch 2

Dorset Echo: Meera Syal

9:16am Thursday 18th September 2014

COMEDY actress Meera Syal will star in the second series of Broadchurch, it has been announced.

Coastguard round up: Coastguards co-ordinate search for missing angler

Dorset Echo: Woman survives fall from 40ft Kilve cliff

7:55am Thursday 18th September 2014

PORTLAND coastguards helped coordinate a major search for a missing angler and the rescue of a kitesurfer on the last day of the coastguard operations room in Weymouth.

More Weymouth College jobs at risk as library closure mooted

Dorset Echo:

5:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

MORE jobs are at risk at Weymouth College after it emerged the library could close as part of further cost-cutting measures.

Record number of entries for Dorset Echo-backed Dorset Business Awards

Dorset Echo:

1:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

JUDGES are now working their way through the list of nominations for this year’s Dorset Echo-backed Dorset Business Awards.

Woman recovering from serious injuries after Challenge Weymouth crash

Dorset Echo:

5:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A TRIATHLETE who suffered serious injuries in a high speed cycling collision at Challenge Weymouth is recovering in hospital.

Teenager sexually assaulted in Weymouth attack

Dorset Echo:

5:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A 15-year-old girl was subjected to a sexual assault in Weymouth.

Oil and gas exploration work in Swanage delayed for another year

9:55am Monday 15th September 2014

PLANS for oil and gas exploration at California Quarry near Swanage have been postponed until winter 2015/16.

Police appeal after alleged sexual assault of 15-year-old in Weymouth

Dorset Echo: Dorset Police logo

9:37am Monday 15th September 2014

Detectives in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after an alleged sexual assault in the town.

PORTLAND COASTGUARD with VIDEO: Community comes together to say farewell

Dorset Echo:

5:00am Monday 15th September 2014

THE COMMUNITY has come together to bid an emotional farewell to Portland Coastguard.

UPDATED with PICTURE GALLERY & VIDEO: Crowds cheer on elite athletes for Challenge Weymouth

Dorset Echo:

4:10am Monday 15th September 2014

MORE than 1,000 elite athletes took to the streets and seas of Weymouth to take part in the first ever Challenge Weymouth Triathlon.

PORTLAND COASTGUARD with VIDEO: Emotional goodbye flotilla marks end of centre in Weymouth and Portland

Dorset Echo:

6:58pm Saturday 13th September 2014

HUNDREDS of people lined the harbourside in Weymouth to bid an emotional farewell to Portland Coastguard.

Update: Elite athletes taking on gruelling Challenge Weymouth event

Dorset Echo:

7:20am Sunday 14th September 2014

HUNDREDS of elite athletes have started the gruelling Challenge Weymouth Triathlon.

Good citizens helping the community

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

TEENAGERS in Dorchester, Weymouth and Portland have marked the end of their National Citizen Service (NCS) course by holding a number of different charity events and launches.

10 things to do in Dorset this weekend

Dorset Echo: Martin Clunes at the Weldmar Fete

9:54am Friday 12th September 2014

THERE’S a chance this weekend to enjoy some sporting action, meet a celebrity and show your support for the Portland Coastguard. Here’s all you need to know.

Cerne Abbas farmer jailed after breaking cattle laws

Dorset Echo:

4:59pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A FARMER has been sentenced to 24 weeks in prison after breaking laws on tuberculosis testing and registration rules for livestock.

Atlas leads the way for technological expertise

Dorset Echo:

9:31am Thursday 11th September 2014

AUWE…ARE….DRA….DERA…If these names are familiar to you then you are probably aware of the roots of Atlas Elektronik UK (AEUK).

Chamber part-funds scholarship for Alice

Dorset Echo:

2:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A STUDENT from Weymouth has completed the first ever scholarship part funded by the Weymouth and Portland Chamber of Commerce (WPCC).

BID marketing ploys set to attract out of season visitors to Weymouth

Dorset Echo:

1:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

MANAGERS of the Weymouth Business Improvement District (BID) have unveiled their marketing ploys to entice more people to visit the town during the off-season.

loan scheme helps new firm to start

Dorset Echo:

4:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

BUDDING entrepreneurs and newly launched businesses across Dorset are being urged to take part in the government-backed Start-Up Loan scheme.

Cyclist taken to hospital after falling off bike on Portland Beach Road

Dorset Echo: Dorset Police logo

5:56pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A CYCLIST was taken to hospital after coming off his bike on a busy road on Portland.

UPDATED: Crash between school coach and car in Piddletrenthide causes delays

Dorset Echo: Dorset Police logo

5:28pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

MOTORISTS are facing delays after a collision between a coach carrying schoolchildren and a car in Piddletrenthide.

Motorists urged to plan ahead when Challenge Weymouth comes to town

Dorset Echo: welcomE: Launch of Challenge Weymouth on the TS Pelican. From left, Pam Nixon, Mayor Ray Banham, Alan Rose, Lucy Rose and Cllr Ian Bruce

4:31pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

MOTORISTS in Weymouth are being urged to plan ahead as Challenge Weymouth takes over some of the town’s roads this weekend.

Pig caught rolling around building site

Dorset Echo:

6:30am Tuesday 9th September 2014

SOW, WHAT are you lot up to then?

VIDEO: CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Woman's "horrific" attack on dog

Dorset Echo:

4:50am Tuesday 9th September 2014

A WOMAN was handed a two-week suspended prison sentence and banned from keeping animals for five years after booting a dog in the air so hard it caused internal bleeding.

Construction firm claims four top honours

Dorset Echo:

4:00pm Friday 5th September 2014

A WEST Dorset-based construction company has scooped four national quality awards.

Two men airlifted to hospital after explosion on board cargo ship near Portland

Dorset Echo: UNDER THREAT: The Portland Coastguard helicopter

2:34pm Thursday 4th September 2014

TWO crewmen were airlifted to Dorset County Hospital with facial injuries after an air pipe exploded on a ship 35 miles south of Portland.

UPDATED WITH VIDEO: Tributes paid to man who died in farm tragedy

Dorset Echo:

12:50am Saturday 6th September 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to the 50-year-old farm worker who died in a horrific accident that has “rocked the community.”

The good lord uses hereditary honour to fundraise for charity

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A BUSINESSMAN from Dorset who unexpectedly acquired a Lordship title is now using the hereditary honour to fundraise for local charities.

Business hires out rickshaws in bid to capitalise on Broadchurch tourism effect

Dorset Echo:

5:50am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A BUSINESS in West Dorset has found an inventive way to capitalise on the Broadchurch effect – hiring out Rickshaw Riders.

Rescuers tell of moment they found missing boy

Dorset Echo:

5:30am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

THE mother of a 11-year-old boy who went missing for more than six hours has said a “huge thank you” to those involved in finding her son.

UPDATED WITH VIDEO: Mum's message of thanks after missing boy found

Dorset Echo:

10:23pm Monday 1st September 2014

A MISSING disabled boy was found down an eight-foot ditch after a home-owner saw pleas for information published by the Dorset Echo.

Artist wins MTV award for boy-band 5 Seconds of Summer's hit video

Dorset Echo:

5:30am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A PROFESSIONAL artist from Dorchester has scooped a prestigious music video award for his work with boy-band sensation 5 Seconds of Summer.

Grateful mum on dream trip quest

Dorset Echo:

8:12am Monday 1st September 2014

SERIOUSLY ill children will get a dream trip, thanks to kind-hearted Weymouth residents.

Coastguard round up: Portland Coastguards rescue broken down boats and assist at Bournemouth Air Festival

Dorset Echo: Woman survives fall from 40ft Kilve cliff

10:17am Sunday 31st August 2014

PORTLAND Coastguards assisted in rescuing broken down boats and transporting a passenger who suffered an allergic reaction on an excursion trip to hospital.

Woman airlifted to hospital after suffering head injury on yacht off Portland

Dorset Echo: UNDER THREAT: The Portland Coastguard helicopter

8:10am Friday 29th August 2014

A WOMAN was airlifted to hospital after she was hit on the head with the boom on board a yacht off Portland.

UPDATE: Two women with serious injuries in hospital after five-car crash

Dorset Echo:

7:29am Friday 29th August 2014

A WOMAN was airlifted to hospital following a five-car smash in Dorchester.

Plaque made and 4,000 homing pigeons to be released for birds' wartime effort

Dorset Echo:

9:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

A COMMEMORATIVE plaque will be installed and 4,000 homing pigeons released on Portland this weekend to commemorate the role played by the birds during the world wars.

UPDATE: A35 in Chideock reopened following car crash

Dorset Echo: CONCERNED: Margaret Morrissey

2:48pm Thursday 28th August 2014

THE A35 in Chideock has been closed after a car crash.

Coastguard round up: Portland coastguards search for missing boat and rescue broken down yacht

Dorset Echo: Woman survives fall from 40ft Kilve cliff

7:42am Thursday 28th August 2014

A YACHT was forced to return to Weymouth after its navigation lights stopped working.

Calls to boycott car park after 700 complaints

Dorset Echo:

5:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

A BOROUGH council transport spokesman has called for a boycott of a town centre car park after more than 700 complaints.

Weymouth and West Dorset community groups celebrate after securing Lottery grants

Dorset Echo: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: Coun Geoff Petherick at the disused toilets on Portland Road which will be converted into a drop-in centre for youngsters

3:30pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

COMMUNITY groups across south and west Dorset are celebrating after securing thousands of pounds in grants from The Big Lottery Fund.

UPDATED: Six injured in two car collision on A35 in Winterbourne Abbas

Dorset Echo: Dorset Police logo

12:34pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

SIX people were treated by paramedics after a two car smash on the A35 in Winterbourne Abbas earlier today.

UPDATE: Condor to leave Weymouth

Dorset Echo:

5:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

CONDOR Ferries has confirmed it will leave Weymouth next spring.

Awards throw spotlight on family businesses

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

COMPANIES that exemplify the family spirit of doing business are set to be acknowledged in the 20th annual Echo-backed Dorset Business Awards.

Condor Ferries to leave Weymouth next spring

Dorset Echo:

7:29am Wednesday 20th August 2014

CONDOR Ferries has confirmed that it will leave Weymouth next spring, sailing its new super-ferry from Poole.

Arsonists start two grass fires on Portland

Dorset Echo: Firefighters have asked the public to be on guard following a series of suspected arson incidents in Winsford.

7:18am Wednesday 20th August 2014

TWO grass fires on Portland are believed to have been started deliberately by arsonists.

KICKED OUT: Stadium plan for Weymouth Football Club turned down

Dorset Echo:

6:43pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans for a new 5,000 capacity football stadium for Weymouth FC in Lodmoor have been thrown out by borough councillors.

Feet of endurance

Dorset Echo:

12:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A MAN from Weymouth is taking on an epic trek to raise money in memory of his niece Lucy who tragically died aged just five days.

Olivia Colman and James D'Arcy star in Bridport torchlight procession

Dorset Echo:

9:46am Monday 18th August 2014

BROADCHURCH stars Olivia Colman and James D’Arcy took part in the annual torchlight procession through Bridport and West Bay last night.

Fresh move to restart island scheme - but affordable homes could be dropped

Dorset Echo:

5:00am Monday 18th August 2014

A NEW bid to kickstart the construction of a multi-million pound 554-homes scheme on Portland that stalled in the recession has been revealed.

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