Family’s anguish over burglary

Dorset Echo:

5:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

A MOTHER who had laptops and a digital camera stolen during a night time burglary has pleaded with the thieves to hand them in – because they contain precious family photos.

OAP cleared of child sex abuse allegations

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

6:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

A WEYMOUTH man has been cleared of allegations of child abuse dating back nearly 30 years.

It’s forever sunny at Forever Sun Festival

Dorset Echo:

7:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

THE SUN is shining and the festival fun is underway at the Came Estate near Dorchester.

UPDATE: One dead and two injured in head-on collision which closed A31 for five hours

Dorset Echo:

3:50pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE driver of a camper van was killed on Thursday morning following a head-on smash with a Dorset County Council truck.

Body found in search for missing Poole man Alan Allgood

Dorset Echo:

4:20pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A BODY has been found in the search for missing Poole pensioner Alan Allgood.

Traders hit out as cordon put up at Dorchester shopping arcade after falling masonry

Dorset Echo:

1:36pm Friday 25th July 2014

ONE END of a Dorchester shopping street has been cordoned off for health and safety reasons.

Phew, it's a scorcher so stay safe in the sun

Dorset Echo:

9:39am Friday 25th July 2014

DORSET continues to swelter in baking hot temperatures.

VIDEO: Inspirational teen sails into Portland for incredible charity challenge

Dorset Echo:

8:08pm Friday 25th July 2014

INSPIRATIONAL sailor Natasha Lambert arrived in Portland after completing the second leg of an amazing 430-mile challenge.

UPDATED: Passengers face major rail disruption

Dorset Echo: More than a hundred passengers stranded on train

3:22pm Friday 25th July 2014

SIGNALLING problems on the Waterloo to Weymouth line have now been fixed, according to South West trains.

WITH VIDEO: Nine-year-old boy reunited with pet snake

Dorset Echo:

2:12pm Friday 25th July 2014

A NINE-YEAR-OLD Weymouth boy has been reunited with his pet snake - eight months after he lost it.

A352 partially blocked in Middlemarsh following two vehicle collision

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

1:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

MOTORISTS face traffic delays after a two vehicle crash on the A352 in Middlemarsh left the road partially blocked.

VIDEO: David Haye delivers weather forecast for dogs plus top 10 tips for keeping your mutt safe during the heatwave

Dorset Echo:

1:11pm Friday 25th July 2014

Former boxing heavyweight champion of the world and I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! contestant David ‘The Hayemaker’ Haye is back on our screens - this time as a weatherman for dogs.

Short-cut motorists putting lives at risk

Dorset Echo:

5:30am Friday 25th July 2014

MOTORISTS on Portland are continuing to take an illegal short-cut that could risk lives.

Met Office issue warning for heavy rain over Dorset today

Dorset Echo: SEE THE SEASIDE :  A busy Weymouth beach

12:33pm Friday 25th July 2014

It may be gloriously sunny outside but forecasters are warning of heavy showers over Dorset this afternoon.

Weather and tide times for Saturday July 26

Dorset Echo: Soaking up the sun during a super summer

12:03pm Friday 25th July 2014

LOW WATER TOMORROW Portland: 04:47 (0.40m), 17:11 (0.60m)

New food festival to launch in Weymouth

Dorset Echo:

11:27am Friday 25th July 2014

A NEW six-week food festival is being planned for Weymouth during October and November.

Jigsaw maker attempts new world record

Dorset Echo:

6:00am Friday 25th July 2014

A WEYMOUTH puzzle-maker is putting the pieces together to earn another world record.

Get arty and paint a bug at Upton Country Park

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

4:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

Children can paint rock bugs at Upton Country Park on Friday, August 8.

Promoted Article: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Dorset Echo: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

4:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Maley's 90th birthday charity plunge goes swimmingly

Dorset Echo:

3:41pm Friday 25th July 2014

MALEY Abbott had a splashing 90th birthday as she celebrated by giving something back to those who have helped her.

Pre-schoolers show pedal power at fundraiser

Dorset Echo:

2:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

CHILDREN had a wheelie good time at a sponsored event in their school playground.

Residents at high risk of diabetes

Dorset Echo:

1:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

MORE than 60 per cent of people tested in Weymouth have been found to be at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

Seeds of change

Dorset Echo:

11:40am Friday 25th July 2014

A GREEN-FINGERED couple are hanging up their gloves after nearly 35 years running a garden centre.

Club marks First World War centenary

Dorset Echo:

10:27am Friday 25th July 2014

PLANS are taking shape for a commemorative football match in Dorchester to mark the centenary of the First World War.

Coastguard round up: Coastguards search for missing aircraft and help broken down yacht

Dorset Echo: Woman survives fall from 40ft Kilve cliff

7:31am Friday 25th July 2014

Portland Coastguard helped a broken down yacht and helped in the search for a missing aircraft  yesterday.

Sponsored walk to help the homeless

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

2:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

VOLUNTEERS and friends of Soul Food, a local charity helping homeless people and vulnerably housed, will be doing a sponsored walk tomorrow.

Coastwatch station opens doors to the public

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

1:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

THE St Alban’s Head station of the National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) will open to members of the public next month.

Marking the 100th anniversary of the Great War

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

12:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

AS part of Bridport's commemoration of the centenary of the First World War, there will be a parade to St Mary’s Church led by the Dolphin Band followed by a Civic service at 11am on Sunday, August 3.

Jury to retire to consider historic child abuse case

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

10:30am Friday 25th July 2014

A JURY will retire today to consider its verdict in the trial of a 78-year-old Weymouth man accused of sexually abusing a child almost 30 years ago.

Public not misled over safety improvements, says crime commissioner

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:06am Friday 25th July 2014

AN INVESTIGATION led by Dorset’s Police and Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill has concluded that Dorset Police did not mislead the public over improvements made to road safety or the costs and revenue associated with the Force’s Driver Awareness Scheme (DAS).

Tempest in the open air

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

7:05pm Friday 25th July 2014

There will be an open-air production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest at 7.30pm on August 1, 2 and 3 as part of the Artsreach project in Kimmeridge Bay.

Get involved with Corfe Castle's medieval activities

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

4:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

There will be a series of interactive activities for children on offer at Corfe Castle between July 28 and 31.

Elderly pair aided by officers

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

3:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

An elderly couple required assistance in the Studland area on Wednesday evening.

Music and more at skate park jam

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

3:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

A skate jam is taking place at Portland Skate Park from 1pm on Saturday.

Festival set to support worthy cause

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

3:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

The Royal Standard at Upwey is holding a festival in a day tomorrow.

A day at the races for fundraiser

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

3:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

Get your glad rags on for this year’s Spenstock fundraiser.

Help Sam raise funds for charity

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

3:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

Help support a Weymouth lad’s charity walk.

Hum a hymn as part of b-side festival

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

3:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

Hum a hymn and be part of the b-side festival in September.

Register stall for West Bay Day

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

3:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

Community groups and organisations are invited to register a stall for this year’s West Bay Day on Sunday, August 3.

St Mary’s remembers

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

12:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

St Mary’s Church will be remembering the First World War for the 100 year anniversary on Sunday, August 3.

Family fun kite flying

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

12:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

A family fun kite flying event is taking place on Sunday at Portland Bill.

Clay mask workshop

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

12:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

Dorset Wildlife Trust are holding a Clay Animal Mask craft morning next Tuesday.

No crafts next month

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

12:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

There will be no craft sessions at the Park Community Centre again until September.

Learn about marine giants

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

12:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

A free talk on the marine giants that exist in Dorset is being hosted at the Chesil Beach Centre tomorrow at 11am and 2pm.

Keep your homes safe

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

12:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

Insurance provider NHBC is warning Dorset residents to be take precautions to protect their home before going on holiday.

Fundraiser cake bake

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

12:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

Fundraisers are baking homemade cakes as well as scones, to be served with real clotted crea in a bid to raise funds to help some of the world’s poorest communities.

Renew tax credits or lose payments

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

12:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is reminding claimants in Dorset to renew or face losing their payments as the tax credits renewal deadline approaches.

History of Lyric Theatre building to go on the airwaves

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

12:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

Bridport FM is producing a radio programme on the history of the building which now houses the Lyric Theatre in Barrack Street.

Throw a Dorset knob at village fair

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

12:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

A dog agility performance, Dorset Knob throwing and Punch and Judy will be bringing all the fun of the fair to Powerstock Fete this weekend.

Keys stolen from Weymouth school

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:08am Friday 25th July 2014

Thieves stole keys from a site hut at a Weymouth school.





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