Breaking news Human remains discovered at Portland cliffs

Dorset Echo: Dorset Police

10:23am Saturday 19th April 2014

HUMAN remains have been discovered at the bottom of cliffs on Portland.

Heartless burglars steal Easter eggs and piggy bank

Dorset Echo: VICTIMS: Michelle Rainford with two of her children Kyle and Declan Harvey

9:10am Saturday 19th April 2014

A MUM has been left devastated after thieves stole her children’s Easter eggs and raided her disabled son’s piggy bank.

Weymouth stunned by Condor Ferries' bombshell plan to leave port

Dorset Echo: SAILING AWAY: The Condor Vitesse departs from Weymouth

9:00am Friday 18th April 2014

WEYMOUTH is being held to ‘ransom’ by Condor Ferries which could abandon the town and move operations elsewhere.

Egg-citing Easter facts

Dorset Echo: Egg-citing Easter facts

10:45am Friday 18th April 2014

What is egg rolling? When was the first Easter egg made? And who banned the sale of hot cross buns? Read on to find out....

Coastguard round-up: Fishermen cut off by tide at Lyme Regis

Dorset Echo: Woman survives fall from 40ft Kilve cliff

9:50am Saturday 19th April 2014

TWO stranded men were rescued after becoming cut off by the tide whilst fishing at Lyme Regis.

Portland councillor survives bid to oust him as nominee for mayor

Dorset Echo: BACKED: Councillor Tim Munro

8:00am Friday 18th April 2014

A COUNCILLOR narrowly avoided an attempt to remove him as the nominee for Portland Town Mayor.

Care home with 36 staff in administration

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

2:22pm Friday 18th April 2014

A COMPANY with two Dorchester care homes has gone in to administration.

Don't miss out on all the Easter family fun this weekend

Dorset Echo: HAVING A BALL: Aaron Mallon and Jan Morgan with the Easter bunny

10:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

TRUCKS, egg hunts, live music and pirates will make sure this Easter weekend is packed with something for all the family to enjoy.

Heating for vulnerable county

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

12:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A scheme to help vulnerable people in Dorset with long-term illnesses has contributed more than £9million towards heating and insulation. To apply for assistance visit healththroughwarmth.com.

Ladies’ night for school

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

12:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A ‘Ladies’ Indulgence Night’ to raise funds for St Mary’s School, Puddletown, will be held on May 16 from 7pm to 9pm at the school. Admission is £2.

Fundraiser at the beach

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

12:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A fundraising event for the Little Tern Project on Chesil Beach will be held on Thursday, June 5 at the Taste Cafe at the Chesil Beach Centre. Tickets will cost £10. Call 01305 206191.

Safer Neighbourhood Team take action on speed

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

10:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

The town’s Safer Neighbourhood Team issued one woman with a Fixed Penalty Notice when they caught her speeding at 51mph along Radipole Park Drive.

Coastguard investigates washed-up chemical drum

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

10:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A washed-up chemical drum was spotted at the Bill.

Body spotted on cliff is false alarm

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

10:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

Kayakers called the coastguard after they believed they saw a body and a bike halfway down a cliff at 3pm on Thursday.

Brick smashes window

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

10:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

The window of a house on Trinity Road was smashed with a brick.

Engine failure on fishing boat sparks search

Dorset Echo: UNDER THREAT: The Portland Coastguard helicopter

1:53pm Friday 18th April 2014

A BROKEN-down fishing boat nearly sparked a major search operation after its engine broke down in Lyme Bay.

COASTGUARD ROUNDUP: Cyclists, walkers and a washed up oil drum.

Dorset Echo: Woman survives fall from 40ft Kilve cliff

9:52am Friday 18th April 2014

COASTGUARDS helped to rescue walkers, kayakers and investigated a washed up chemical drum.

Kayaker to row in 125-mile race for worthwhile causes

Dorset Echo: PREPARED: Simon Avery in his kayak

9:30am Friday 18th April 2014

A COMMITTED charity fundraiser from Portland will be avoiding the chocolate and hitting the kayaks over the bank holiday Easter Weekend.

EASTER EVENTS: Pirates, egg hunts and live music

Dorset Echo: EASTER EVENTS: Pirates, egg hunts and live music

4:30am Friday 18th April 2014

TRUCKS, egg hunts, live music and pirates will make sure this Easter weekend is packed with something for all the family to enjoy.

Get in the swing for a Jurassic Coast charity tournament

Dorset Echo: THE TEE TOURNAMENT:  A golf tournament will raise funds for RNLI

3:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

GOLFERS will be getting in the swing for a Jurassic Coast charity tournament.

HALF TERM HITS: Visit Portland, the isle of delight

Dorset Echo: Portland Bill Lighthouse where the TIC has now closed

3:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

TAKE a scenic walk around Portland Bill and the coast path this Easter.

Teenager to learn about midwifery in Tanzania

Dorset Echo: Paige Sewell

2:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A WEYMOUTH teenager has expressed her gratitude to those helping her raise funds to learn about midwifery in Tanzania.

New online shop for all your wildlife needs

Dorset Echo: HIGH FLIER: The pterodactyl kite

1:06pm Friday 18th April 2014

DORSET’S wildlife will benefit from the setting up of an online shop.

Bus laid on for Tesco

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

1:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Get a hand with the weekly shop. Island Community Action run a minibus to Tesco in Easton every Thursday and Friday morning for £2 return.

Supporting seafarers

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

1:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

PORT chaplains and ship visitors are increasing their efforts to support the lives of seafarers at Easter.

Meet the Mad Hatter for Alice in Wonderland adventures

Dorset Echo: HAT’S GOOD: Imogen Carter as Alice and Nigel Reed as the Mad Hatter at Sandworld ready for the BID’s Mad Saturday

1:10pm Friday 18th April 2014

DON’T be late for an Alice in Wonderland themed-event in Weymouth which launches tomorrow.

Wheels in motion for exciting new dance class

Dorset Echo: DANCE CLASSES: Glenn Bayliss and Angie Golding of Wheel Keep Dancing

1:01pm Friday 18th April 2014

THE wheels are turning for an exciting new activity in Weymouth.

Day care centre faces closure threat

Dorset Echo: Chancery House Day Care Centre faces closure

12:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A DAY care centre is ‘fighting for its life’ in the face of dwindling support from Dorset County Council.

Wheel keep on dancing in Weymouth

Dorset Echo: Glenn Bayliss and Angie Golding of Wheel Keep Dancing

12:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

THE wheels are turning for an exciting new activity in Weymouth.

Jobseeker's allowance figures show a marked decline

Dorset Echo: Jobseeker's allowance figures show a marked decline

4:18pm Friday 18th April 2014

THE NUMBER of people claiming jobseeker’s allowance in the county has dropped significantly.

Battle to protect heathland from fire and crime

Dorset Echo: FIGHTING FIRE: Firefighters dampen hotspots at the scene of a heath fire on Ham Common last year

11:00am Friday 18th April 2014

AN OPERATION to protect Dorset’s heathland has been ignited once again.

County's Easter bus service will be best yet

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

10:25am Friday 18th April 2014

BUS operator First says it will be operating its services in Dorset throughout the bank holiday weekend period, with more buses running than ever before on Easter Sunday.

'Threat' man detained by police

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

12:41pm Friday 18th April 2014

A man was detained by police officers who had been called to King Street, Weymouth, early yesterday evening.

Portland fundraiser to take on 125-mile Devizes to Westminster kayak race

Dorset Echo: PREPARED: Simon Avery in his kayak

10:08am Friday 18th April 2014

A COMMITTED charity fundraiser from Portland will be avoiding the chocolate and hitting the kayaks over the bank holiday Easter Weekend.

Man denies burglary

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:45am Friday 18th April 2014

A Portland man will stand trial over an allegation of burglary.

Speeding fine served

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:45am Friday 18th April 2014

A woman was fined for speeding during a day of action by police.

Hat's the way to do it at annual Easter bonnet parade

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Friday 18th April 2014

LYME Regis is putting on its annual Easter bonnet parade on Sunday and this year there is a Beatrix Potter theme.

A feast of family fun aids Puddletown playground

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Friday 18th April 2014

FUNDRAISERS looking to create a new play area in Puddletown are laying on a feast of family entertainment.

Company director fined for assault during night out in Blandford

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

10:17am Friday 18th April 2014

A COMPANY director has been fined for an assault during a night out in Blandford.

Mystery object identified after sparking alert for Portland Coastguard

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

2:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A mystery object that sparked an alert for Portland Coastguard has been identified as a fire extinguisher bottle.

Join the Community Crooners

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

2:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Island Community Action’s Community Crooners rehearse every Tuesday on Portland from 10am to 11.30am at the YMCA, Reforne, Easton. The session costs £3 per person.

Colossal cake sale to support Help for Heroes

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

2:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

The clock is ticking down to the start of Help for Heroes’ Colossal Cake Sale at The Thrift Shop, next to Bovington Camp, on May 1.

To Portland Bill in a minibus

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

2:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Island Community Action will be running a minibus to The Lobster Pot at Portland Bill on April 27. It costs £3 per person. Call ICA on 01305 823789 to book.

See what grows on trees at Chideock Manor

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

2:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Explore Chideock Manor and its orchards on Easter Sunday from 2pm to 5pm for charity For more information call 0788 555 1795.

Artist to display work in Weymouth

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

1:04pm Friday 18th April 2014

Take a look at a new art exhibition in Weymouth.

Explore garden for charity

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

1:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Explore a streamside garden for charity.

Get on song with singing workshop

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

1:03pm Friday 18th April 2014

Get ‘on song’ with a singing workshop on Portland.

Fitness classes for elderly

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

1:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Get Together for an exercise club.

Join church for Easter picnic

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

1:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

The Methodist Church on Portland is inviting the community to celebrate Easter together on Easter Sunday with a community picnic.

See large collection of radio controlled off-road trucks

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

1:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

One of the largest collections of radio controlled off-road trucks will appear at Bowleaze Cove on Sunday.





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