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Two-metre high statue for Dorset coast is approved

Dorset Echo:

3:49pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL two-metre cast-iron stature dubbed “the robotic Angel of the North” will be temporarily installed at an iconic cliff-top in Dorset.

'Urgent' call for review of waste service as rubbish builds up in streets

Dorset Echo:

5:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

A MEETING will be held today to put forward a motion for an ‘urgent’ review into the Dorset Waste Partnership (DWP).

Tour de force for port attractions

Dorset Echo:

9:52am Wednesday 29th October 2014

MANAGERS at Portland Port have held the first cruise educational event for potential new operators in an attempt to boost business in the local area.

Mark Hix launches academy restaurant at college

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Monday 27th October 2014

CELEBRITY chef and restaurateur Mark Hix has opened the doors to the Hix Academy restaurant at Weymouth College.

Lucky £40,000 caravan winners choose Weymouth for their holiday home

Dorset Echo:

8:00am Monday 27th October 2014

IF you could choose anywhere in the country to pitch up for the perfect getaway, where would it be? For one lucky couple the answer is Weymouth.

Firefighters four-day strike to start today

Dorset Echo:

5:00am Friday 31st October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS in Dorset will stage a four-day strike starting tonight in an ongoing row over pensions.

Poundland applies to open new store in Weymouth town centre

Dorset Echo:

2:38pm Friday 24th October 2014

BUDGET store Poundland looks set to open a new shop in Weymouth town centre.

Finalists chosen for Dorset Business Awards

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE finalists for this year’s Dorset Business Awards have been chosen.

Ofsted downgrades school after it converts into academy

Dorset Echo:

5:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A WEYMOUTH school has been downgraded by Ofsted since its conversion in to an academy.

Police appeal for witnesses after teenage girl assaulted in Weymouth

Dorset Echo: Dorset Police logo

2:11pm Monday 20th October 2014

A 16-year-old girl was assaulted by a drunken man in Weymouth.

Victorian Shownight attracts Arts Council funding

Dorset Echo:

7:00am Monday 20th October 2014

ORGANISERS of the Victorian Shownight in Weymouth have secured almost £10,000-worth of funding to help extend the event.

‘Appy man's trip to help save fisheries

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

A FISHERMAN from West Dorset will travel to the USA to help develop a mobile phone application to protect the Lyme Bay Fisheries and Conservation Reserve.

Business women urged to make better use of digital technology to boost trade

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

BUSINESSWOMEN in Dorset are being encouraged to make better use of digital technology for their trade as part of the Superfast Dorset rollout.

Pole dancers show off skills to support male cancer charity

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A GROUP of pole dancers in West Dorset will be showing off their skills to raise money for a male cancer support and research charity.

Major review in to healthcare in Dorset set to begin

Dorset Echo:

11:33am Thursday 16th October 2014

A MAJOR review into the way healthcare is provided in Dorset will begin next week.

Dorset Chamber chief executive calls for radical economic reforms

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

THE leader of the Dorset Chamber of Commerce (DCCI) has demanded government reforms to keep the county’s economic recovery on track.

Caravan protest to force council into action over homeless man

Dorset Echo:

6:30am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A MAN is living in a caravan in a council car park in Weymouth after his friend took drastic action to try to force authorities to help him.

Coronation Street mural attracts fans to town car park

Dorset Echo:

7:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

HAVE you ever seen anything like it? Have you ’eck as like!

Charity helps lifeboat trainees complete important part of training

Dorset Echo:

12:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

TWO new crew members at Weymouth RNLI lifeboat station have just completed a vital part of their crew training thanks to a national charity.

New police operation launched to target street drinkers

Dorset Echo:

8:35pm Monday 13th October 2014

AN OPERATION to target street drinkers launched in Weymouth today.

Funeral directors gives charity funding boost

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Monday 13th October 2014

A FUNERAL directors from Dorset is helping fund training courses for a charity that provides bereavement support to children.

UPDATED: Two still in critical condition in hospital after fatal A35 car crash

Dorset Echo:

2:30am Tuesday 14th October 2014

TWO people remain in a critical condition in Southampton hospital following the fatal car crash on the A35.

State-of-the-art business units are unveiled

Dorset Echo:

12:00pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

A NEW business park on the outskirts of Weymouth has unveiled new units designed for the use of local businesses.

Chambers of commerce join forces

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Wednesday 8th October 2014

WEYMOUTH and Portland Chamber of Commerce (WPCC) has officially joined forces with its countywide equivalent in the hope of boosting local business.

Vine year expected for award- winning wines

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Wednesday 8th October 2014

A West Dorset-based vineyard and winery has predicted a record year for the production of its award-winning wines.

Record number of entries to awards

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Wednesday 8th October 2014

JUDGES for the Dorset Business Awards are now combing through a record number of entries in this year’s competition as the winners ceremony draws closer.

Top award for apprentice is Ultra nice

Dorset Echo:

1:00pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

A FORMER apprentice at a Weymouth company specialising in sonar defence systems has been given an award for his work.

WITH VIDEO: Beer Festival gets off to a swinging start

Dorset Echo:

3:20am Saturday 4th October 2014

GLASSES were chinking and ale was pouring as the Weymouth Beer Festival got underway at the Pavilion.

Trial of ex-BA pilot continues as he admits to sending emails to young boys

Dorset Echo:

6:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A WEST Dorset man accused of a string of child sex offences has admitted sending inappropriate emails to boys in India – but only to try and ‘shock’ them.

Former pilot denies child sex offences

Dorset Echo:

6:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A FORMER British Airways pilot has taken to the witness stand to deny a string of child sex offences.

Man jailed after bid to rob 12-year-old boy

Dorset Echo: Police are appealing for information after a teenager had his ear bitten off in an attack.

9:00am Monday 29th September 2014

A MAN from Dorchester has been jailed for seven months after attempting to rob a 12-year-old boy in an alleyway.

Dorset Police called in MI5 to help investigation into child abuse case of former pilot

Dorset Echo:

5:30am Friday 26th September 2014

DETECTIVES investigating claims of child sex offences allegedly committed by a West Dorset man had to ask MI5 for help in the ‘biggest job’ of its kind Dorset Police had ever done, a jury heard.

Court told of gifts to 'underage sex-assault victims'

Dorset Echo:

6:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

A MAN told a jury he had felt ‘obliged’ to take part in underage sex with a former British Airways pilot after being given gifts and money.

Financial advice firm turns forty

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

A DORCHESTER-based company specialising in offering expert financial advice is celebrating 40 years in business.

New roof and mural for Radipole Discovery Centre

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

THE RSPB centre at Radipole Lake Nature Reserve has received a double boost ahead of the winter season.

Car crash outside care home in Weymouth forces road closure

Dorset Echo: Dorset Police logo

2:43pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A WEYMOUTH road was closed after a car crash outside a care home.

UPDATE WITH VIDEO: Lorry crashes into telegraph pole

Dorset Echo:

1:43pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A LORRY crashed into a telegraph pole in Weymouth.

Town gears up for a six week food bonanza

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014

RESTAURATEURS in Weymouth and Portland are chomping at the bit to take part in the borough’s newest food festival.

Student protest leads to U-turn over Weymouth College library closure

Dorset Echo: MAIN SPONSORS: Weymouth College principal Liz Myles is delighted to be involved with this year’s Open4Business awards

6:00am Friday 19th September 2014

WEYMOUTH College has made a U-turn on its decision to close its library after students protested against the decision.

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.

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