Here are ten stories from this week’s Echo that you should not have missed.
Whether you have been away or simply visiting Dorset on holiday here’s our top stories that should not be missed.
1. Dorset remembered its fallen soldiers on the 100th anniversary of the Great War.
2. Chesil Beach's little terns have had a record breaking year thanks to work by volunteers.
The RSPB says the colony has had its most successful year since records began, building on the prior success of the partnership project.
3. A row broke out about children ‘screaming’ while playing in fountains in Dorchester.
4. The National Trust acquired Hambledon Hill
Built over 2,000 years ago, the massive earthwork defences lie over one of the most significant early Neolithic landscapes in Western Europe, dating back almost 6,000 years, and is a place that half of British butterfly species call home.
5. Former Home Secretary Alan Johnson entertained the crowds at this year’s Thomas Hardy Society Conference.
6. Status Quo rock legends donated a guitar to help the Children of Fiji charity, which was set up by a Dorset couple.
7. Calls were made to clean up Weymouth’s streets after residents reported rubbish strewn across the town.
8. Residents in Weymouth got excited about a new event coming to the town in September.
9. Queen Victoria’s stockings were put up for auction.
10. A Weymouth schoolgirl went on a mission to rid the town’s roads of dog mess.