Football: Magpies and Terras live FA Cup match updates

Dorset Echo:

1:48pm Saturday 25th October 2014

FA Cup fever hits Dorset today as the Magpies host Bristol Rovers and the Terras entertain Braintree Town in the fourth qualifying round (3pm). Follow live match updates here.

Shock at 3,000 children in poverty in Weymouth and Portland

Dorset Echo:

7:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

SHOCK figures reveal that more than 3,000 children in Weymouth and Portland are being plunged into poverty.

10 things to do this weekend: FA Cup qualifiers, Freaky Streets and a sausage and cider festival

Dorset Echo:

2:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here’s our list of top things to do, from some ‘spook-tacular’ fun in Weymouth to a sausage and cider festival, there’s something for everyone.

56 things to do with your children this half-term

Dorset Echo: Ightham Mote - Half-term Family Fun

3:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

We know how hard it can be trying to keep restless children occupied during half term. Fortunately, the forecast looks good - AND we've rounded up 55 things to do across the county.

Weather service in savings storm

Dorset Echo:

10:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

A WEYMOUTH weather service could be set to go after councillors recommended its closure.

Father-and-son baseball bat attackers are spared prison

Dorset Echo:

8:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

A FATHER and son who carried out a violent baseball bat attack in front of schoolchildren have been handed suspended prison sentences.

Council approves Damers School

Dorset Echo:

8:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

PLANS for a new Poundbury school have been given the go-ahead.

Staff's hair-raising scheme

Dorset Echo:

2:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

SNIPPERS from a popular Weymouth hairdressers will strut their stuff in a Halloween-themed fashion show for charity.

Report your bonfires to emergency services

Dorset Echo: UPDATE: Concerns over age of fire fighters

1:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Dorset Fire and Rescue Service have warned people planning bonfires to alert them beforehand.

Bag stolen from lorry cab

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

1:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Thieves stole a bag containing valuables from a lorry cab.

Warning after fuel thefts from lorries

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

1:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Lorry drivers are being urged to be vigilant against potential fuel thefts after around 300 litres of diesel was stolen.

‘Rubbish’ system is under fire: New recycling bin scheme gets 1,400 complaints a day

Dorset Echo:

5:00am Friday 24th October 2014

THOUSANDS of complaints have been made over the roll-out of a multi-million pound waste disposal scheme in Weymouth and Portland.

UPDATE: Firefighters to stage four-day strike during Halloween and firework events

Dorset Echo:

4:44pm Friday 24th October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS in Dorset will stage a 96-hour strike next weekend in a 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.

Carter is daddy's little soldier boy

Dorset Echo:

6:30am Friday 24th October 2014

A TOUCHING picture of a little Weymouth boy who misses his daddy features in a heart-warming Army families’ calendar.

Traders call for peninsula revamp

Dorset Echo:

5:30am Friday 24th October 2014

BUSINESS leaders have had their say on the future of Weymouth peninsula after councillors confirmed Condor is still set to depart.

‘No objections' for traveller site plan

Dorset Echo:

6:00am Friday 24th October 2014

DORSET County Council’s cabinet has agreed not to object to areas of land in West Dorset being considered for gypsy and traveller sites.

Cost of caring: Council to form trading organisation to deliver adult services

Dorset Echo:

5:00am Friday 24th October 2014

PLANS to transform the way adult services are delivered in Dorset will help to tackle a ‘financial tsunami’ facing the authority, the leader of the county council has said.

6 Halloween recipes for frighteningly good grub

Dorset Echo:

2:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

The spookiest night of the year is a great excuse for throwing a party. Kate Whiting offers some treats to tempt even the most reluctant Halloween fan

A hotel to write home about

Dorset Echo:

1:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

A DORSET hotel that makes you feel like you’ve stepped in to a ‘literary fantasy’ has been hailed among the best in Europe.

Surf's up to help keep coast clear

Dorset Echo:

1:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

MORE than 50 volunteers turned up on Portland as part of a nationwide beach clean up campaign.

Science journalist updates community and business leaders on Jurassica project

Dorset Echo:

12:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

THE man spearheading the multi-million pound Jurassica Project has ruled out combining with the MEMO Project.

Cam you believe it? New webcam installed at the Corfe Castle’s Victorian station

Dorset Echo:

12:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

PEOPLE across the globe can enjoy breath-taking views of Corfe Castle’s historic ruins – thanks to a new webcam installed at the village’s Victorian station.

Green flag award for school’s work

Dorset Echo:

12:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

A WEST Dorset school has been recognised for its commitment to protecting the environment.

Weymouth Sea Life Park celebrates arrival of new shark species

Dorset Echo:

11:58am Friday 24th October 2014

STAFF at Weymouth Sea Life Park have been given an unexpected boost by the surprise arrival of a baby bull huss shark.

£1k for baby Edie in just 10 days

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Friday 24th October 2014

The plight of an ill baby was the spur for a West Dorset woman to organise a fundraiser in 10 days.

Top cyclists learn the ropes from British Sailing Team at Weymouth and Portland

Dorset Echo:

9:38am Friday 24th October 2014

SOME of Britain’s top cyclists swapped wheels for sails when they took part in a team building exercise with the British Sailing Team at Weymouth and Portland.

UPDATED: Body found in search for missing Dorchester woman

Dorset Echo:

5:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A BODY has been found in the search for a missing Dorchester woman.

Have you seen this man and woman? Police issue CCTV image of pair wanted for questioning over a theft

Dorset Echo:

4:25pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Police investigating a theft have released a CCTV image of a man and woman they want to speak to.

UPDATE: Rescheduled roadworks and gully clearing today on Portland

Dorset Echo:

2:20am Thursday 23rd October 2014

WORK will begin today on Portland Beach Road to clear gullies and check drains ahead of the winter.

Tributes paid after Alvin Stardust who starred in Weymouth Carnival dies

Dorset Echo:

5:45pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to glam rock star Alvin Stardust after he died aged 72.

UPDATE: West Dorset councillors agree to three-council partnership

Dorset Echo:

5:13pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

WEST Dorset district councillors agreed ‘in principle’ to enter into a tri-council partnership at a full council meeting today.

Ashes of former artillery man fired from cannon

Dorset Echo:

6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A FORMER artillery serviceman’s final request came true when his ashes were fired out of a cannon at the Nothe Fort.

Residents to go to the polls over Neighbourhood Plan

Dorset Echo: West Dorset District Council leader Robert Gould

4:49pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

RESIDENTS in Cerne Valley will be going to the polls over their neighbourhood plan.

Mayor joins the Strollers

Dorset Echo:

4:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

MAYOR of Dorchester Peter Mann joined members of the Dorchester Strollers for their annual general meeting.

Gardener unearths odd carrot

Dorset Echo:

4:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A DORSET gardener has unearthed another unusual carrot in his vegetable patch.

Cash boost for heart support group

Dorset Echo:

4:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

SWANAGE Lions president Tim Mersey has presented a £125 cheque to the Poole Heart Support Group.

Designer celebrates after landing place in national exhibition

Dorset Echo:

4:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A GRAPHIC designer from Portland is celebrating after having her work featured at a national exhibition.

Dorset firefighters receive excellence award

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Firefighters and staff from Dorset County Council are celebrating after receiving a recognition of excellence award.

Apples celebrated at annual event

Dorset Echo:

2:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

IT’S APPLEY ever after at Kingston Maurward.

Top chefs wow the crowds at Eat Dorset festival

Dorset Echo:

1:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Top chef Michael Caines wowed the crowds when he opened the Eat Dorset food extravaganza at Parnham House in Beaminster at the weekend.

One man's mission to walk round the UK for RNLI

Dorset Echo:

12:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MAN is on a mission to walk around the UK to raise £10,000 for the RNLI.

Dorset Community Action given £20k windfall from Big Lottery Fund

Dorset Echo:

10:54am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A Dorset community group has been given £20,000 by the Big Lottery Fund.

Broadchurch 'church' put on English Heritage At Risk Register

Dorset Echo:

10:42am Thursday 23rd October 2014

WEST DORSET: English Heritage has put St John’s Church in West bay on its ‘At Risk’ register.

Ground to be broken on unique extinct species monument

Dorset Echo:

10:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A world-leading evolutionary biologist will visit Portland next month to break ground on a unique extinct species monument.

Dorset County Hospital: One of the best for cancer care in the UK

Dorset Echo:

9:39am Thursday 23rd October 2014

DORSET County Hospital is offering some of the best cancer care in the country according to a national patient survey.

UPDATE WITH VIDEO: Firefighters tackle waste disposal plant fire on Portland

Dorset Echo:

7:17pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS tackled a blaze at a waste disposal plant on Portland.

Inquest opened in to death of man killed in A35 crash

Dorset Echo:

7:24pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MAN killed in a two-vehicle crash on the A35 at Winterbourne Abbas has been named.

Residents' lives 'on hold' after proposed traveller site makes home 'unsellable'

Dorset Echo:

5:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A WEYMOUTH couple have said their ‘life is on hold’ because a proposed gypsy and traveller site has left their home ‘unsellable’.

UPDATE: Dorchester Road cleared after two-vehicle collision

Dorset Echo:

4:19pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Traffic on Dorchester Road is now flowing after a two-car collision this afternoon partially blocked the road.





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