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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.

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.

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