Father and son guilty of baseball bat attack

Dorset Echo:

6:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A FATHER and son from Weymouth have been found guilty of affray following a violent confrontation where a man was hit on the head with a baseball bat in Dorchester.

Children's surf scheme secures funding

Dorset Echo:

3:49pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A YOUNG people's intervention scheme in Dorset is experiencing a wave of success after securing another three years’ funding from the NHS and the Big Lottery Fund.

Funding boost to help Dorset's wildlife

Dorset Echo:

2:47pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

ASPIRING conservationists will get valuable training thanks to a huge grant.

New plans for adult social care expected to save millions of pounds

Dorset Echo:

4:20pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A NEW structure for Dorset County Council's delivery of adult care services could save the authority nearly £7million.

UPDATE WITH VIDEO: Bridport Co-op hit by ram raiders

Dorset Echo:

9:10am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

POLICE are hunting ram-raiders who smashed through the front of the co-op store in Bridport stealing 'a large quantity' of cash.

Public to 'help shape' Dorset County Hospital

Dorset Echo:

6:10am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

DORSET COUNTY Hospital’s new chief executive says local people will help to shape the new-look way health services are delivered in the community in the future.

UK’s oldest footballer in scam warning

Dorset Echo:

1:00pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A WEYMOUTH man is warning people to beware of a possible scam.

National recognition for hospital's day surgery

Dorset Echo:

1:00pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

SWANAGE Hospital Day Surgery and Endoscopy Unit has achieved national recognition.

Have your say on controversial wind farm planned for Dorset coast

Dorset Echo:

12:00pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

THOSE for and against the controversial wind farm planned for the Dorset coast will get the chance to make their case in front of a planning inquiry next month.

It's a dog's life at Trust's family fundraiser

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

DORSET dogs of all shapes and sizes turned out with their owners to take part in a fun charity event.

Estate set to welcome Autumn Fair

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

KINGSTON Lacy will be hosting an Autumn Fair next weekend.

Climate change protestors stage sit-in on Portland

Dorset Echo:

10:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

DOZENS of people gathered for a peaceful march and sit-in on Portland as part of a global call for action on climate change.

Have your say on a 20mph zone for Westham

Dorset Echo:

9:42am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

HAVE your say on a new speed restriction proposed for Westham.

Lorry fire extinguished on A35

Dorset Echo:

9:09am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A LORRY that caught fire caused traffic delays in Bridport this morning.

Britain's tallest family emigrating to USA

Dorset Echo:

6:30am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

THE tallest family in Britain has moved to America after two of the sons were headhunted by a school to play basketball.

Music festival hits the right note with crowds

Dorset Echo:

1:00pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

HUNDREDS of people packed out venues at this year’s Purbeck Chamber Music Festival.

Seafront boutique hotel named the best in Britain

Dorset Echo:

12:00pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A DORSET hotel has been named the best in Britain in the Sunday Times’ Ultimate 100 British Hotels 2014.

Campaign aims to raise awareness on hypoglycaemia

Dorset Echo:

10:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

DORSET County Hospital is backing a campaign to raise awareness of hypoglycaemia, a potentially dangerous complication of diabetes.

Country market at the Corn Exchange

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

2:00pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

DORCHESTER: Pick up home-grown vegetables, fresh flowers, plants and fruit at a county town market.

Invite to coffee morning to aid Macmillan

Dorset Echo:

2:00pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

WEST DORSET: Clapton and Wayford village hall is hosting a MacMillian Big Coffee morning on Friday from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

Michaelmas Fayre at St Michael's

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

2:00pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

DORCHESTER: St Michael’s Church at Stinsford near Dorchester is holding a Michaelmas Fayre and Flower Festival from 11am on Saturday.

School bus and truck involved in West Dorset collision

Dorset Echo:

5:08pm Monday 22nd September 2014

POLICE are on scene after an accident involving a school bus in West Dorset.

'Failings’ highlighted after death at care home

Dorset Echo:

6:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

FAILINGS were made at a Weymouth care home after a 90-year-old man fell and later died, a coroner has ruled.

Former pilot from West Dorset denies string of child sex offences

Dorset Echo:

5:32pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A FORMER British Airways pilot from West Dorset has denied committing a string of child sex offences.

Three car collision in Dorchester blocks road

Dorset Echo:

2:07pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A busy Dorchester road was partially blocked after a three car collision.

UPDATE WITH VIDEO: Lorry crashes into telegraph pole

Dorset Echo:

1:43pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A LORRY crashed into a telegraph pole in Weymouth.

Number crunchers hit the high marks

Dorset Echo:

4:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014

STUDENTS from 11 primary schools in Weymouth and Portland battled it out to be crowned maths champions.

New play space for Portland pupils

Dorset Echo:

4:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014

PORTLAND’S Grove Pre-School Playgroup had a garden makeover during the summer break thanks to a team from the J.P. Morgan ‘Good Works’ Community volunteer programme.

Drawing on a unique experience

Dorset Echo:

4:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014

PUPILS in Portland got to draw with illustrator Sir Quentin Blake to celebrate fifty whipple-scrumptious years of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Service of welcome for Superintendent

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A SERVICE of welcome was held for the new Superintendent of the Weymouth Circuit of the Methodist Church, the Reverend Jean Quick.

Car crash outside care home in Weymouth forces road closure

Dorset Echo: Dorset Police logo

2:43pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A WEYMOUTH road was closed after a car crash outside a care home.

Cancer survivor thanks community for help during treatment

Dorset Echo:

2:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A cancer survivor has thanked the local community for rallying round to help during her treatment.

Liz Hurley lands new role

Dorset Echo:

1:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014

CELEBRITY Liz Hurley went from the red carpet to a muddy field as she took delivery of a pair of pigs through Dorset attraction Farmer Palmer’s.

Bins wheelie aren’t spies: Residents assured ‘chips have no sinister intent’

Dorset Echo:

12:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014

RESIDENTS are being assured that microchips in new bins being delivered to homes in west Dorset are not part of a ploy to spy on them.

YOI learners help to make wooden goods for charity

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

MEN at YOI Portland are working with a Dorset charity to produce tables, dolls houses and garden furniture for them to sell.

‘I carrot believe my eyes!’ Odd shaped vegetable found with 10 toes

Dorset Echo:

10:46am Monday 22nd September 2014

A Weymouth gardener got a surprise when he pulled up a carrot with ten toes.

Hundreds have their say on future of Weymouth

Dorset Echo:

10:14am Monday 22nd September 2014

A MASS gathering in Weymouth has been hailed as a positive step towards reinvigorating the town and engaging with residents.

UPDATE: Accident cleared in Dorchester after two vehicle collision

Dorset Echo: CONCERNED: Margaret Morrissey

7:50am Monday 22nd September 2014

A TWO vehicle collision in Dorchester has caused traffic delays this morning.

Travellers’ site debate criticised

Dorset Echo:

7:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

COUNCILLORS have slammed the ‘flawed’ ongoing public consultation regarding proposed gypsy and traveller sites near Wyke Regis.

Hospital bosses positive on debt

Dorset Echo:

7:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

DORSET County Hospital is £4.6m in debt, governors were told at a meeting – but hospital bosses say they will be able to pay it back.

Police crackdown on crime hotspots

Dorset Echo: Dorset Police

1:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A new operation has been launched in Purbeck to reduce burglary and vehicle crime offences in the area.

Help Weymouth Carnival move forward

Dorset Echo:

12:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014

NEW volunteers have a chance to help take Weymouth Carnival forward.

A year of helping celebrated

Dorset Echo:

11:08am Monday 22nd September 2014

A PORTLAND charity is celebrating a fantastic year of helping older people.

Housing group celebrates 25th birthday

Dorset Echo:

9:51am Monday 22nd September 2014

A DORSET housing group celebrated its 25th anniversary.

Get back in to netball

Dorset Echo:

10:05am Monday 22nd September 2014

Back to Netball sessions are taking place at Budmouth Sports Centre on the outdoor courts every Wednesday from 7 – 8pm. For ladies who want to rediscover their skills or learn a new sport, everyone is welcome. Sessions cover all the basics and cost £3. For more information contact Juliette on 07805985740.

The hunt for autumn fruit

Dorset Echo:

10:04am Monday 22nd September 2014

Take a stroll around Studland and hunt for autumn fruits.

Shipwreck discussion

Dorset Echo:

10:03am Monday 22nd September 2014

Maureen Attwooll will give a talk on Dorset shipwrecks.

Writing a life of crime

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

10:03am Monday 22nd September 2014

Crime author Pauline Rowson will give a talk on the inspiration behind her DI Andy Horton series on October 22.

Helping the wildlife

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

10:02am Monday 22nd September 2014

Join Dorset Wildlife Trust for a day of conservation work at Lorton Meadows.

UPDATE WITH VIDEO: Thousands of sailors take to the water for Bart's Bash

Dorset Echo:

11:42am Sunday 21st September 2014

THOUSANDS of sailors around the world have taken to the water as part of Bart’s Bash.





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