OAP’s despair over leaky flat

Dorset Echo:

5:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A PENSIONER says he is living in fear of slipping on water from a leak ‘ignored’ by a housing association.

Callous thieves steal Olympian’s windsurfing kit

Dorset Echo:

5:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A DORSET Olympian’s dreams of competing in a world windsurfing event are hanging by a thread after thieves stole all her kit.

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.

Preventing falls could save £5.7m

Dorset Echo:

6:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

HELPING the elderly avoid falls could save Dorset millions of pounds more than anywhere else in the country.

Yobs with pellet guns attack Weymouth sports club

Dorset Echo:

8:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

GUN-TOTING yobs are targeting a much-valued Weymouth sports club.

UPDATE WITH VIDEO: Actor Edward Fox visits Dorchester

Dorset Echo:

5:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

VETERAN actor Edward Fox has opened the new horticulture glasshouses at Kingston Maurward College.

Do you know this woman? Police release image of woman who took cash from supermarket

Dorset Echo:

4:25pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

POLICE are hunting a woman who was seen to take £50 cash from a store belonging to another customer.

Supermarkets cut up to 5 pence off petrol prices sparking 'fuel war' at pumps

Dorset Echo:

3:01pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

MOTORISTS will be paying less at the pumps from today after supermarkets slashed the price of fuel.

UPDATED: Coombe Valley Road cleared after car and motorcycle crash

Dorset Echo: Dorset Police logo

9:47am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A MOTORCYCLE and car have crashed on Coombe Valley Road in Preston.

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.

Shed destroyed in 'deliberate' fire

Dorset Echo:

6:45pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A SHED is believed to have been deliberately set alight on Damers Road.

Weymouth artists hit back with exhibition showing a town full of art

Dorset Echo:

1:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

ARTISTS from across Weymouth are coming together to issue their response to a national newspaper article that described the town as a ‘graveyard of ambition’.

Overturned car blocking road between Abbotsbury and Swyre

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

11:21am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A CAR has turned on its side on the road between Abbotsbury and Swyre.

Housing register worries as council asks thousands to re-apply

Dorset Echo:

5:00am Monday 29th September 2014

THOUSANDS of families across Dorset waiting for homes may face being taken off the register.

UPDATE WITH VIDEO: Prince Edward opens Dorchester council offices

Dorset Echo:

1:10pm Monday 29th September 2014

SCHOOLCHILDREN waving Union Jack flags greeted the Earl of Wessex as he visited Dorchester to officially open a council building.

Appeal for witnesses after attempted robbery in Blandford

Dorset Echo: CONCERNED: Margaret Morrissey

12:09pm Monday 29th September 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a teenager was the victim of an attempted robbery in Blandford.

Pet owner warns others after dog is mauled to death

Dorset Echo:

7:00am Monday 29th September 2014

A HEARTBROKEN owner has issued a warning to others after his beloved pet was killed by a dog on the loose in Crossways.

Former Verne prison officially becomes Immigration Removal Centre

Dorset Echo:

4:56pm Monday 29th September 2014

THE former Verne prison on Portland has officially become an Immigration Removal Centre.

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.

Weymouth pensioner ‘trapped’ as eye appointment is cancelled three times

Dorset Echo:

8:00am Monday 29th September 2014

A WEYMOUTH pensioner has hit out at Dorset County Hospital after his eye appointments were cancelled three times.

Wildlife charity launches urgent appeal to save native crayfish

Dorset Echo:

2:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

DORSET Wildlife Trust has launched an urgent appeal to help save the native white-clawed crayfish from disappearing from the county.

Young drivers targeted by Safe Driving Week campaign

Dorset Echo:

2:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

YOUNG drivers from Dorset are being targeted in a campaign urging people to stay safe on the roads.

Friends group to raise £60,000 for new x-ray machine

Dorset Echo:

1:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

A GROUP is attempting to raise £60,000 to go towards new X-ray and ultrasound equipment for Bridport Community Hospital.

Dorchester student is 'cream of the crop' with new award

Dorset Echo:

12:30pm Monday 29th September 2014

A STUDENT from Dorchester has been awarded a scholarship after demonstrating his passion for the dairy sector.

West Dorset raises a cuppa to raise money for Macmillian

Dorset Echo:

12:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

Coffee mornings raise smiles and vital cash just my cup of tea HUNDREDS of people across West Dorset have raised a cuppa for charity.

Veterans gather for what could be the Dorset regiment's last formal event

Dorset Echo:

10:10am Monday 29th September 2014

VETERANS of the Dorset Regiment gathered for what could have been the last formal event in its 300-year history.

Greenhill chalet users can extend licences over the winter

Dorset Echo:

10:10am Monday 29th September 2014

CHALET users can extend their licences over the winter months, it has been announced.

New mental health drop-in centre opens its doors

Dorset Echo:

10:00am Monday 29th September 2014

A NEW Mental Health Drop-in Centre will provide much-needed support to those suffering with or recovering from mental illness in Bridport.

10 stories not to have missed from this week in Dorset

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Sunday 28th September 2014

From Bart's Bash making a new world record to a new building in Poundbury being named after Prince George, and the tallest family in the UK, from Dorset, emigrating to the US and movie star Liz Hurley taking delivery of two Dorset pigs.

Citizens Advice Bureau chief steps down

Dorset Echo:

2:00pm Sunday 28th September 2014

The Citizens Advice Bureau will soon be under new management as current incumbent Martin Paley prepares to depart after eight and a half years in the post.

Social club facing closure without more members

Dorset Echo:

12:00pm Sunday 28th September 2014

“IT’S the only place I go where I know I will be safe.”

Town's Shire Hall of fame

Dorset Echo:

10:00am Sunday 28th September 2014

THE FORGOTTEN social history of Dorchester’s historic Shire Hall will be remembered in a special talk at the venue.

Victim’s anger at ear-bite sentence

Dorset Echo:

5:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

A VICTIM has hit out after the man who bit off part of his ear escaped imprisonment.

Dorset Regiment veterans meet up for celebratory event

Dorset Echo:

3:19pm Saturday 27th September 2014

VETERANS of the Dorset Regiment gathered for what could be their last ever formal event.

WITH VIDEO: Hundreds of Harley Davidsons roar through Weymouth

Dorset Echo:

2:24pm Saturday 27th September 2014

HUNDREDS of Harley Davidson motorbikes roared through Weymouth to the delight of large crowds.

Funeral of tragic slurry pit death West Dorset farmer

Dorset Echo:

5:10am Saturday 27th September 2014

PEOPLE packed into a service celebrating the life of a West Dorset farm worker who died tragically in a slurry pit accident. The service was held at Weymouth crematorium yesterday to honour Keith Baldwin.

Cakes galore for a worthy cause

Dorset Echo:

6:30am Saturday 27th September 2014

HUNDREDS of businesses across Dorset laid on cakes and coffee to take part in Macmillan Cancer Support’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

Consultation over 20mph speed limits through part of Weymouth

Dorset Echo:

6:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

RESIDENTS are having their say on a plan to lower the speed limit through a part of Weymouth.

Wind farm report set for discussion

Dorset Echo:

5:30am Saturday 27th September 2014

A DETAILED report setting out the damaging impact of the Navitus Bay wind farm project is set to be discussed by councillors.

The photoshopped images being sold as ‘perfect’

Dorset Echo:

4:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

For some of you, this will be relatable, and for others, you might be so confident in your looks that you don't need a word of warning (if you fall into this category, I greatly admire you).

From Hogwarts student to equality campaigner

Dorset Echo:

4:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

We first came across Emma Watson as a fresh-faced, bushy- haired Hermione Granger in the beloved Harry Potter films.

‘Unique’ fire course to help youngsters

Dorset Echo:

2:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

YOUNGSTERS from across Dorset learnt teamwork, first aid and basic firefighting skills on a course.

Ladies race to £86,000

Dorset Echo:

12:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

DORSET ladies who laced up their trainers for Race for Life have raised more than £86,000.

WITH VIDEO: Small shark spotted on Lyme Regis beach

Dorset Echo:

3:36pm Thursday 25th September 2014

HOLIDAYMAKERS have been left baffled after a small species of shark was spotted on a Lyme Regis beach.

Brothers sentenced for racially-motivated attack on taxi drivers

Dorset Echo:

5:00am Friday 26th September 2014

TWO brothers with more than 130 convictions between them have been sentenced for a racially-motivated attack on Polish taxi drivers.

Coach collides with level crossing

Dorset Echo: Dorset Police logo

4:55pm Friday 26th September 2014

A COACH was in collision with a level crossing at Wool.

Tributes paid to former Whitcombe trainer Toby Balding

Dorset Echo:

10:13am Friday 26th September 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to former Whitcombe trainer Toby Balding who has passed away aged 78.

Win can still cut it at the age of 86

Dorset Echo:

6:00am Friday 26th September 2014

ONE Dorset great-grandma is still bringing in the harvest at 86.

Police crackdown on uninsured vehicles

Dorset Echo:

5:20am Friday 26th September 2014

POLICE are seizing uninsured cars around Dorset as part of a five-year plan.

Packed service to celebrate life of West Dorset farm worker Keith Baldwin

Dorset Echo:

4:42pm Friday 26th September 2014

PEOPLE packed into a service celebrating the life of West Dorset farm worker Keith Baldwin.





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