Investigation launched after large blaze at Lodmoor

Dorset Echo:

6:20pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS tackled a blaze at Lodmoor believed to have been started by arsonists.

LIVE UPDATES: Fire at Lodmoor in Weymouth

Dorset Echo:

5:56pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are tackling a major blaze in Lodmoor.

UPDATE: Residents describe their shock following discovery of body at flat in Weymouth

Dorset Echo:

3:47pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

RESIDENTS have described their shock after a man’s body was discovered in a Weymouth flat, prompting a major investigation.

UPDATE WITH VIDEO: Police investigate suspicious death after body found at Weymouth flat

Dorset Echo:

7:50am Tuesday 29th July 2014

POLICE have launched a probe after a man died in suspicious circumstances in a flat in Weymouth.

Traffic tragedies take their toll on the families of victims

Dorset Echo:

5:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

‘SHE was the centre of our world’. Those are the words of the heartbroken family of Janice Linda Short who died in a crash in Weymouth at the weekend.

Firefighters tackle fire in Littlemoor

Dorset Echo:

2:48pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are attempting to put out a fire in a field in Littlemoor.

Get up to 10k for your charity with the Dorset Echo and the Gannett Foundation

Dorset Echo:

11:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

CHARITIES are being offered the chance to bag funding through the Dorset Echo.

LIVE UPDATES: Suspicious death at Weymouth flat

Dorset Echo:

8:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Live updates from the scene at Chapelhay as police continue to probe sudden death which is being treated as suspicious

Dorset taxi driver wins £111k on EuroMillions from 'lucky shop'

Dorset Echo:

12:22pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A thrilled taxi driver from Dorset is celebrating after matching five numbers in the EuroMillions draw and picking up a life-changing £111,223.30.

UPDATE: Newlyweds get stopped by the police over wedding car horn

Dorset Echo:

6:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A PAIR of newlyweds were given the ride of their lives before unexpectedly bearing witness to the full force of the law.

Illegal tobacco seized in Dorset

Dorset Echo: Illegal tobacco trade 'a threat to corner shops'

1:10pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

CIGARETTES and pouches of tobacco were seized during ‘Operation Henry’ - Dorset County Council’s continuing campaign to deal with illegal and illicit tobacco.

Vandals smash up bird hut

Dorset Echo:

5:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

VANDALS are being hunted after smashing up an observation hide at a Weymouth nature reserve.

We will Remember Them

6:53pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

TO COMMEMORATE the declaration of war, there will be a performance of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem at St Osmond’s Church in Evershot on Monday August 4, starting at 2.30pm.

Students working happily together

Dorset Echo:

1:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

THREE Weymouth schools celebrated their shared historical roots.

Mum's plea for charity

Dorset Echo:

12:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A WEYMOUTH mum is asking for local support to raise money for a children’s charity.

Weather stats for Monday, July 28

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

LOW WATER TOMORROW: Portland: 0217 (0.30m), 1426 (0.30m) West Bay: 0240 (1.00m), 1450 (1.00m) Lyme Regis: 0238 (0.80m), 1449 (0.90m)

Monkey around with your kids at Monkey World

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

IF you’re looking for somewhere to take your little monkeys this summer, look no further than Monkey World.

Remembering the lost sailors of the Great War

Dorset Echo:

10:20am Tuesday 29th July 2014

WHEN one thinks of the innumerable young men killed during the First World War thoughts tend to drift to the Somme and other bloody battlefields of Europe.

It's Happy Mondays down at the Blue Vinny pub

Dorset Echo:

10:13am Tuesday 29th July 2014

THEY’RE renowned for being wild and love to party but Manchester’s Happy Mondays were on their best behaviour when they popped into a Dorset pub for a pint and a spot of lunch.

Have your say on changes to Local Plan

Dorset Echo: GETTING INFORMED: Local residents examine the draft local plan during the drop-in session

9:40am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Residents across West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland are being asked for their views on the latest modifications to the draft joint Local Plan.

Blaze at outdoor centre near Corfe Castle

Dorset Echo: Driver rescued after embankment plunge in west Dorset

8:52am Tuesday 29th July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS tackled a blaze at an outdoor residential centre near Corfe Castle this morning.

Police probe after man dies in Weymouth

Dorset Echo: Dorset Police

6:42pm Monday 28th July 2014

POLICE are on scene in Chapelhay this evening following the death of a man.

West Dorset set to lose six councillors

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

12:10am Tuesday 29th July 2014

WEST Dorset District Council could be set to lose six members.

Weymouth Way crash: Family's touching tribute

Dorset Echo:

5:19pm Monday 28th July 2014

THE family of a woman who died in a crash on Weymouth Way have spoken of her ‘wonderful spirit, love and enthusiasm.’

Tributes paid after two die in Weymouth crash

Dorset Echo:

5:00am Monday 28th July 2014

TWO people were killed in a tragic accident on one of Weymouth’s busiest roads.

UPDATED WITH VIDEO: Queues on Portland as fire crews tackle car blaze

Dorset Echo:

9:42pm Monday 28th July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS have been tackling a car blaze on Portland this evening.

Weymouth woman injured in Commercial Road crash dies in hospital

Dorset Echo:

9:17am Monday 28th July 2014

A WOMAN who was seriously injured after her car collided with a post in Weymouth has died, police said.

HMS Portland Commander sent home over 'affair' claims

Dorset Echo: HMS Portland

3:09pm Saturday 26th July 2014

THE Commander of Portland's namesake naval ship has reportedly been removed from the vessel amid claims of an affair with a crew member.

Suspended sentence for pervert who filmed teenage girl in shower and wore mask to court

Dorset Echo: Timothy Yarnold in a mask

2:22pm Monday 28th July 2014

A PERVERT who secretly filmed a teenage girl in the shower received a suspended jail term today.

Police hunt man after four reports of indecent exposure in Dorchester

Dorset Echo: Dorset Police

1:40pm Monday 28th July 2014

POLICE are on the hunt of a pervert who exposed himself to at least four people in Dorchester.

UPDATE WITH VIDEO: Ted Rogers’ son to carry on his legacy by starring in the summer pantomime at Weymouth Pavilion

Dorset Echo:

8:00am Monday 28th July 2014

THE son of one of television’s most recognisable faces is carrying on his dad’s legacy in Weymouth.

Traffic delays after two-car collision in Dorchester

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

3:16pm Monday 28th July 2014

MOTORISTS faced traffic delays after a two-car collision in Dorchester.

Top five stories from last week not to be missed

Dorset Echo:

11:39am Monday 28th July 2014

Here is a roundup of the news from last week, featuring some top stories you may have missed.

UPDATE WITH VIDEO: Crowds soak up the sun at Dorchester festival

Dorset Echo:

7:40am Monday 28th July 2014

CROWDS lapped up the sunshine as thousands flocked to the Forever Sun Festival in Dorchester at the weekend.

Coastguard and lifeboat called out to false alarm over missing yacht

Dorset Echo: Hoylake lifeboat crew rescued three men from a yacht stranded on the River Mersey after its engine failed.

3:47pm Monday 28th July 2014

PORTLAND coastguard was called out to a false alarm after they were alerted to a missing yacht this morning when contact could not be made with the vessel.

Mum organises Toddle Waddle fundraiser for meningitis charity after son struck down by disease

Dorset Echo:

10:00am Monday 28th July 2014

A MOTHER who saw her healthy son struck down by meningitis has organised a Toddle Waddle and Family Fun Day to thank a charity for its help.

COASTGUARD REPORT: Coastguards responded to 11 separate incidents yesterday

Dorset Echo: Hoylake lifeboat crew rescued three men from a yacht stranded on the River Mersey after its engine failed.

9:58am Monday 28th July 2014

PORTLAND Coastguard was called to 11 separate incidents yesterday, including a man and two children trying to paddle from Charmouth to Seatown in an inflatable dinghy, a diver with decompression sickness, and a woman who fell near Portland Bill.

Dilemma over social homes

Dorset Echo:

4:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

FEARS that affordable housing for ‘local people’ in Lyme Regis could be lost due to the rented tenant’s Right to Acquire scheme have been highlighted in a presentation set to go before the town council.

Groups battle to promote animal welfare and remove foie gras from restaurant menus

Dorset Echo:

2:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

TWO Dorset animal welfare groups have teamed up for Freedom Food’s Farm Animal Week – and they want residents to help them out.

Go flying with dinosaurs

Dorset Echo:

12:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

PREHISTORIC reptiles are invading the skies over the Jurassic Coast this summer thanks to a pioneering idea from a Dorchester business.

Good to see less of dave

Dorset Echo:

12:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

A Portland man who lost seven and a half stone is hoping to inspire others.

Super slimmer hopes to inspire others

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Monday 28th July 2014

A PORTLAND man who lost seven and a half stone is hoping to inspire others.

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

Dorset Echo: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

11:00am Monday 28th 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.

Do the waddle

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Monday 28th July 2014

A MOTHER who saw her healthy son struck down by meningitis has organised a Toddle Waddle and Family Fun Day to thank a charity for its help.

SUMMER MADNESS: It's the fort that counts

Dorset Echo:

10:00am Monday 28th July 2014

LOCATED at the entrance to Weymouth Harbour lies Nothe Fort, a labyrinth of underground passageways and outdoor areas with stunning views of the Jurassic Coast.

Reliving a story of heroism and tragedy from the Great War

Dorset Echo:

10:00am Monday 28th July 2014

AUGUST 4 will mark the centenary of the day Britain entered in to one of the costliest conflicts in history – the First World War. Fighting continued until November 11, 1918 and thousands upon thousands of men lost their lives. Over the next few weeks we will be looking at some of the stories of Dorset’s Great War heroes.

Plea for return of stolen canoe which has huge sentimental value

Dorset Echo:

7:20pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A SON is appealing for thieves who stole a canoe made for him by his father to return the beloved item.

23 year-old motorcyclist and 63 year-old woman killed in Weymouth Way collision

Dorset Echo:

8:02pm Saturday 26th July 2014

TRIBUTES and heartfelt condolences have been left for two people killed in a collision in Weymouth and their families.

Top marks from inspectors for Dorchester school

Dorset Echo:

12:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A DORCHESTER school has received a glowing report from inspectors, who praised the way it inspires pupils to success.

We've got a system

Dorset Echo:

12:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

SIR John Colfox students were more committed and enthusiastic than ever before to the school’s House system, said headteacher Kay Taylor.





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