UPDATED: Body found in search for missing Dorchester woman

Dorset Echo:

4:14pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

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

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.

Damning report into case of BBC journalist beaten to death by his son says there are 'many lessons to be learned'

Dorset Echo: Former BBC presenter Winton Cooper

1:23pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A DAMNING report into the case of a BBC journalist beaten to death by his son at their Dorset home has revealed there are “many lessons to be learned”.

Taxi boss guilty of blaming speeding offence on former employee

Dorset Echo:

11:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A TAXI boss tried to pin a speeding offence on a former employee who owed him money, a court heard.

Plans to transform adult services will tackle 'financial tsunami' facing Dorset County Council

Dorset Echo: Dorset County Council budget meeting today

6:19pm Wednesday 22nd 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.

Councillors agree on 'action plan' to handle contracting issues after school meals fiasco

Dorset Echo: COST FOCUS: North Yorkshire County Council has raised concerns over the funding of the Government’s universal free school meals initiative

2:39pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

COUNCILLORS have agreed to implement an 'action plan' in an effort to prevent possible future issues with contractors following problems with school meals.

Picture Perfect: Aspiring Dorchester photographer wins second prestigious award

Dorset Echo:

2:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A DORCHESTER photographer is setting his focus on a full-time career after achieving a second prestigious accolade.

Police helicopter launched in Dorchester

Dorset Echo: IN THE AIR: The Dorset Police helicopter

1:12pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE Dorset Police helicopter was called to an incident in Dorchester earlier this afternoon.

Dorset County Council Cabinet meeting: School meals and potential traveller sites

Dorset Echo:

10:24am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Today is the Dorset County Council Cabinet meeting. Among items on the agenda to be discussed are the school meals 'fiasco' and potential traveller sites in Dorset.

Civic society backs mission to restore Dorchester high street

Dorset Echo:

10:01am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

DORCHESTER Civic Society is backing a quest to restore a section of the town’s high street to its former glory.

UPDATE: Rescheduled roadworks and gully clearing to start on Portland

Dorset Echo:

9:21am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

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

Social club for elderly saved - thanks to Echo readers

Dorset Echo:

6:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A SOCIAL club for the elderly has been saved thanks to Dorset Echo readers.

UPDATE: Road re-opens after power cable comes down in high winds

Dorset Echo: CONCERNED: Margaret Morrissey

5:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A ROAD in Dorchester has re-opened after previously being blocked by a fallen power cable.

Ofsted downgrades school after it converts into academy

Dorset Echo:

5:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A WEYMOUTH school has been downgraded by Ofsted since its conversion in to an academy.

Family calls for anti-acne drug to be investigated after teen sailor took her own life

Dorset Echo:

8:16pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

ONE of Britain's best young sailors who competed in waters off Weymouth and Portland killed herself without any sign or warning, an inquest heard.

Dorset regiment soldiers who lost their lives on the North West frontier of India remembered

Dorset Echo:

3:41pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

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

Trip down memory lane for Mill Street

Dorset Echo:

1:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

CROWDS came out to share their memories at another successful event for the Mill Street Project in Dorchester.

Get ready! The Great Broadwey Bake Off is back and looking for entries

Dorset Echo:

10:14am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

ON your marks, get set, Bake Off!

MP backs call for lower tourism tax in seaside resorts

Dorset Echo:

7:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

SOUTH Dorset MP Richard Drax thinks lowering tax on tourism is vital for businesses in seaside resorts to thrive.

Radiographers stage half-day strike over rejected pay rise

Dorset Echo:

6:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

RADIOGRAPHERS and sonographers in Dorset have staged a half-day strike over a rejected pay rise.

UPDATE: Police continue their search for missing Dorchester woman

Dorset Echo:

1:50am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

POLICE say they are ‘increasingly concerned’ for the welfare of a missing Dorchester woman.

OAPs left trapped in sheltered housing for a month

Dorset Echo:

5:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

ELDERLY residents at a Weymouth sheltered housing complex have been left trapped for a month after a lift broke, it is claimed.

Rescue operation after kayaker blown ashore

Dorset Echo: The Weymouth Lifeboat crew head to help a stricken swimmer

7:20pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A KAYAKER was rescued after being blown ashore in high winds.

Collision between car and motorbike on A354

Dorset Echo:

6:08pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A CAR and a motorbike have been involved in a collision on the A354 at Littlemoor.

UPDATED: Two injured in second crash on A35

Dorset Echo: CONCERNED: Margaret Morrissey

3:21pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

THREE cars have crashed on the A35 close to the scene of an earlier collision.

Three vehicle crash on A35

Dorset Echo: CONCERNED: Margaret Morrissey

12:13pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

THREE vehicles have been involved in a crash on the A35.

VIDEO: Record entries for Portland photo competition

Dorset Echo:

12:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A RECORD number of entries have been submitted as part of an annual photography competition on Portland.

UPDATE: Met Office extends yellow weather warning for gales to Dorset in wake of ex-Hurricane Gonzalo

Dorset Echo:

9:05am Tuesday 21st October 2014

DORSET has had a lucky escape as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo pass over the UK.

Continuing cuts could cost lives say Dorset and Wilts fire chiefs

Dorset Echo:

5:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS’ leaders claim a decision to merge the Dorset and Wilshire fire and rescue services is the result of continuing cuts which could cost lives.

Road in Swanage to close to allow water leak to be fixed

Dorset Echo: CONCERNED: Margaret Morrissey

12:23pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A Swanage road will be closed tonight to repair a bad water leak.

Help Weymouth theatre stars get to the West End

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A GROUP of youngsters from a Weymouth theatre school will be centre stage in a West End Theatre next month, but they need your help to be in the spotlight.

New visitor centre to light up history

Dorset Echo:

6:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

PORTLAND’S iconic lighthouse is to get a new visitor centre.

Farmers celebrate over nitrate ruling

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A FARM business has succe-ssfully made the case that an area of West Dorset should not have special measures imposed as it is not at risk of exceeding EU nitrate water levels.

Council wins national award for arts and culture

Dorset Echo: Outrage as IT manager costs Dorset County Council £167k

2:29pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

DORSET County Council has won a national award for its work promoting arts and cultural events across the county.

Swanage law firm getting fit for Tough Mudder

Dorset Echo:

2:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A TEAM from Swanage law firm Ellis Jones solicitors has been training hard for one of the UK’s toughest endurance races.

Symondsbury school dresses up for Roald Dahl charity

Dorset Echo:

2:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Over one hundred staff and students at Symondsbury Primary School arrived for class on Friday bedecked as Oompa-Loompas, witches or giant peaches in a dress up day for charity.

Purbeck fossil expert gets MBE

Dorset Echo:

2:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A Kimmeridge fossil expert has been presented with an MBE by the Queen.

Swimmer's English Channel charity challenge

Dorset Echo:

2:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A plucky fundraiser has made a splash after swimming the length of the English Channel to help a good cause.

Jingle and Jog event to help Diverse Abilities Plus

Dorset Echo:

2:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

FUNDRAISERS are being urged to get into the festive spirit and take part in a fun Jingle Jog in aid of Dorset’s disability charity, Diverse Abilities Plus.

Funding secured for volunteers on Weymouth river project

Dorset Echo:

12:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Volunteers working on a river project have secured a funding grant.

Radiographers strike at Dorset County Hospital

Dorset Echo:

10:37am Tuesday 21st October 2014

RADIOGRAPHERS and sonographers in Dorset staged a half-day strike over a rejected pay rise.

Seaside theme for beauty queen's pageant entry

Dorset Echo:

10:16am Tuesday 21st October 2014

WEYMOUTH beauty queen Elysia Munday has taken inspiration from her hometown in a quest to wear local at a forthcoming pageant.

VIDEO: New Fury exhibition launched at Bovington Tank Museum

Dorset Echo:

2:40pm Monday 20th October 2014

A NEW exhibition has been launched at Bovington Tank Museum tying in with Brad Pitt’s new film ‘Fury’.

Police appeal for witnesses after teenage girl assaulted in Weymouth

Dorset Echo: Dorset Police logo

2:11pm Monday 20th October 2014

A 16-year-old girl was assaulted by a drunken man in Weymouth.

Portland school bomb threat man jailed

Dorset Echo:

9:00am Monday 20th October 2014

A MAN who admitted threatening to bomb a Portland school has been banned from the island for three years.

Eight reasons we can’t wait to see Broadchurch 2

Dorset Echo:

2:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

Filming has finally finished on season 2 of Broadchurch, and we can't wait to see the results. Writer Chris Chibnall has been very careful to keep the plot under wraps - and we've avoided the spoiler-heavy filming shots you might have seen elsewhere in the spirit of preserving the suprise. Instead, here's just a few of the things we're looking forward to.... 

UPDATE: Dorset faces high winds as remnants of hurricane close in

Dorset Echo:

11:30am Monday 20th October 2014

Residents are being warned to expect high winds as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo sweep in tonight and tomorrow.





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