Breaking news Elderly man has 'very lucky' escape after Morcombelake house fire

Dorset Echo:

9:23am Thursday 30th October 2014

AN ELDERLY man had a ‘very lucky’ escape after a fire ravaged through his West Dorset home leaving it ‘uninhabitable’.

'Urgent' call for review of waste service as rubbish builds up in streets

Dorset Echo:

5:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

A MEETING will be held today to put forward a motion for an ‘urgent’ review into the Dorset Waste Partnership (DWP).

Man who died in Beaminster Tunnel crash named

Dorset Echo:

2:21pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A 65-year-old motorcyclist who died in an accident at Beaminster Tunnel has been named.

Man arrested in connection with Dorchester assaults

Dorset Echo: CONCERNED: Margaret Morrissey

11:22am Thursday 30th October 2014

A MAN has been arrested in connection with an incident in Dorchester that police say saw several people assaulted.

Rescued pups in need of a good home

Dorset Echo:

2:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A DORSET rescue centre has taken in three little 10-week old puppies who were dumped and left to die.

Things all set to go bump in the night this Halloween

Dorset Echo:

10:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

DORSET is reputedly one of the most haunted places in the UK.

VIDEO: Flash mob entertains shoppers at supermarket

Dorset Echo:

6:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE weekly shop took a musical turn as shoppers were wowed with an impromptu performance.

Illegal raves could see historic monument closed to public

Dorset Echo:

5:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

A ‘NEGLECTED’ historic monument could be facing closure if nothing is done to tackle the illegal raves and parties held there, it is feared.

UPDATE WITH VIDEO: No Excuse - Crackdown on bad driving in Dorchester

Dorset Echo:

5:10am Wednesday 29th October 2014

POLICE have launched a crackdown on careless and dangerous motorists after receiving hundreds of complaints of anti-social driving in Dorset.

Police come up with imaginative new use for tax disc holder

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PC David Wise from Malvern Police Station with his Emergency Contact Disc designed to fit into the soon to be redundant car tax holder (11483610)

2:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Wondering what to do with your tax disc holder? Police have come up with an ingenious solution which could save lives.

Council set for move to make way for houses

Dorset Echo:

5:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

COUNCIL staff in Weymouth will move out of their North Quay base in the next few months as a plan is submitted to transform the site into housing.

Dorchester parking scheme facing delay

Dorset Echo: REVOLUTIONARY: Phil Gordon at Wollaston Field car park, which will hold the pilot scheme

11:13am Wednesday 29th October 2014

THE DORCHESTER BID says traders in the town will bounce back from the setback of a delay to pay on exit parking.

Police pledge to invest more resources to prevent child sex offences

Dorset Echo:

5:30am Wednesday 29th October 2014

DORSET’S Police and Crime Commissioner has vowed to invest more resources into preventing child sexual exploitation – a ‘toxic dangerous cancer that spreads through the fabric of society’.

In the Dock - News from the courts

Dorset Echo:

2:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A round up of who has appeared before local magistrates

Police appeal for witnesses after car theft

Dorset Echo: CONCERNED: Margaret Morrissey

1:50pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man’s car was stolen overnight.

Dog owner sets up Facebook group for responsible pet ownership

Dorset Echo:

10:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A DORCHESTER resident’s novel idea to promote responsible dog ownership is taking off.

UPDATE: Man suffers head injuries after falling 15ft

Dorset Echo:

5:10am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A MAN has suffered head injuries after falling 15 feet off a building in Weymouth.

End of the road: Lorry gets stuck in Dorchester street

Dorset Echo:

1:48pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A LORRY became stuck and damaged vehicles in a Dorchester road that has been beset by parking problems.

UPDATE: Arsonists torch car in Bridport

Dorset Echo:

7:18am Tuesday 28th October 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a car was torched in an arson attack.

St Jude Storm one year on - and the sun has got his hat on

Dorset Echo:

1:24pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

DORSET enjoyed unseasonably fine weather this morning - a year to the day the county was battered by one of the worst storms in recent memory.

Price of housing is ‘unaffordable’ in Dorset

Dorset Echo:

5:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

POTENTIAL homebuyers cannot afford to get on the property ladder in parts of Dorset due to spiralling prices and stagnant wages.

30,700 people make Bart's Bash a record-breaking success

Dorset Echo: PROUD FATHER: Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson

12:42pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

MORE than 30,700 people made the first Bart's Bash was a record smashing success.

More pay and display parking for Weymouth seafront in scheme to improve safety

Dorset Echo:

9:03am Tuesday 28th October 2014

WEYMOUTH will lose more free parking in a scheme council chiefs say will bring ‘sweeping improvements’ to part of the seafront.

Psychological thriller being filmed in Weymouth

Dorset Echo:

5:30am Tuesday 28th October 2014

WEYMOUTH has been chosen as the perfect set for a psychological thriller.

Tunnel and footpath repair work to begin on Rodwell Trail

Dorset Echo:

9:59am Tuesday 28th October 2014

WORK to stabilise a slope and re-open a footpath next to the Wyke Road tunnel on the Rodwell Trail in Weymouth will start next week, it has been announced.

Great start for Christmas Toy Appeal

Dorset Echo:

6:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

TODAY marks the launch of the 15th annual Dorset Echo Christmas Toy Appeal.

Judge hangs up wig and gown after four years at crown court

Dorset Echo:

10:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

“IT was a privilege to work at Dorchester.”

No Excuse team on patrol to tackle bad driving

Dorset Echo: CONCERNED: Margaret Morrissey

8:25am Tuesday 28th October 2014

THERE will be no excuses from drivers when Dorset Police go on patrol today to tackle bad driving in Dorchester.

UPDATE: Motorcyclist killed in collision at Beaminster Tunnel

Dorset Echo:

5:10am Monday 27th October 2014

A 65-YEAR-OLD motorcyclist was killed in an accident at the Beaminster Tunnel.

Tributes to much-loved artist John Lee

Dorset Echo:

9:00am Monday 27th October 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a popular Weymouth artist whose work raised thousands of pounds for charity.

Overwhelming support for fire merger

Dorset Echo: Darran Gunter

3:58pm Monday 27th October 2014

A PROPOSED merger between Dorset and Wiltshire & Swindon fire services is looking increasingly likely after getting public support.

Assurances over children in care

Dorset Echo:

1:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

COUNCILLORS have been assured that Dorset County Council is already working on a number of areas highlighted as concerning in its provision for children in care.

Mark Hix launches academy restaurant at college

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Monday 27th October 2014

CELEBRITY chef and restaurateur Mark Hix has opened the doors to the Hix Academy restaurant at Weymouth College.

Pensioner left without hot water for two weeks

Dorset Echo:

10:00am Monday 27th October 2014

A PENSIONER said he has been ‘failed’ by a company after he was left without hot water for almost two weeks.

Lucky £40,000 caravan winners choose Weymouth for their holiday home

Dorset Echo:

8:00am Monday 27th October 2014

IF you could choose anywhere in the country to pitch up for the perfect getaway, where would it be? For one lucky couple the answer is Weymouth.

B-side festival attracts 12,000 visitors

Dorset Echo:

4:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

NEARLY 12,000 visitors were attracted to this year’s b-side festival on Portland, according to organisers.

Lyme Regis beach huts relocated

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

Plans to relocate beach huts and chalets in Lyme Regis have been given the go-ahead by councillors.

Signed novel by Hardy for sale

Dorset Echo:

2:45pm Monday 27th October 2014

A rare signed edition of Thomas Hardy’s Far From The Madding Crowd will be offered for sale at Cottees Auctions in Wareham.

Dorset Wildlife Trust app gives food for thought

Dorset Echo:

12:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

DORSET seafood lovers can make ’appy food choices with the launch of a new interactive tool.

UPDATE: Fire at derelict Portland site believed to be deliberate

Dorset Echo:

6:57pm Sunday 26th October 2014

A FIRE at a derelict block of flats on Portland is believed to have been started deliberately.

UPDATE: Community shock after man stabbed in Weymouth

Dorset Echo:

9:26am Sunday 26th October 2014

A COMMUNITY is in shock after a man was stabbed in a residential area of Weymouth.

Former soldier in running to be Mum of the Year

Dorset Echo:

11:58am Sunday 26th October 2014

A FORMER soldier who set up a charity for children of people in the armed forces is in the running to be Mum of the Year.

Tri-council partnership receives backing despite reservations

Dorset Echo:

12:00pm Sunday 26th October 2014

WEST Dorset District Council has agreed in principle to enter into a tri-council partnership despite reservations by some councillors.

Emotional farewells and tributes paid to Echo man Chris Parnell

Dorset Echo:

9:00am Sunday 26th October 2014

FRIENDS, family and colleagues shared their memories of Daily Echo production chief Chris Parnell at a packed celebration of his life yesterday.

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

Dorset Echo:

7:00am Sunday 26th October 2014

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

57 things to do with your children this half-term

Dorset Echo: Ightham Mote - Half-term Family Fun

3:00am Sunday 26th 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.

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

Dorset Echo:

2:00am Sunday 26th 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.

Dorsetshire Regiment soldiers honoured for giving their lives in India

Dorset Echo:

1:00pm Sunday 26th October 2014

DORSETSHIRE Regiment soldiers who lost their lives more than a century ago on the North West Frontier of India have been remembered.

Nothe Fort plea for helpers

Dorset Echo:

1:00pm Sunday 26th October 2014

WEYMOUTH: The Nothe Fort Artillery are appealing for volunteers to join the group.

Pudsey to pay visit to Lloyds bank

Dorset Echo:

1:00pm Sunday 26th October 2014

WEYMOUTH: Pudsey Bear will be making an appearance as staff at Lloyds raise funds for Children in Need.

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