Smoke detector warning issued after kitchen fire

10:05am Saturday 10th November 2012

A WARNING has been issued to households to install smoke alarms after a kitchen fire near Beaminster.

Coastguard warning after grenade found on beach

10:34am Thursday 18th October 2012

THE coastguard has issued a warning after a member of the public picked up a grenade they found on a beach.

Motorcyclist injured in double crash on Puddletown bypass

10:05am Saturday 6th October 2012

A MOTORCYCLIST has been taken to hospital after there were two crashes in two hours on the Puddletown bypass.

Woman's body recovered from sea

4:28pm Thursday 27th September 2012

A WOMAN’S body has been recovered from the sea off Chesil Beach.

Chinese lanterns cause false alarm

9:36am Friday 21st September 2012

PORTLAND Coastguard received a report of distress signals near Purewell, Christchurch, on Thursday evening.

Letwin earns place in first Cameron cabinet

Dorset Echo: Oliver Letwin arrives at No 10

1:00pm Thursday 13th May 2010

WEST Dorset MP Oliver Letwin has earned himself a place in David Cameron’s cabinet after days of negotiations.

Election 2010: Richard Drax tells of his hopes

Dorset Echo: Richard Drax

10:00am Monday 10th May 2010

RICHARD Drax spoke to the Dorset Echo of his hopes for the future after sweeping aside Labour’s Jim Knight with a majority of 7,443 in Thursday’s election.

Election 2010: Oliver Letwin hopes for cabinet post

Dorset Echo: Oliver Letwin

10:00am Monday 10th May 2010

WEST Dorset MP Oliver Letwin is working with David Cameron to create a Conservative-led government in which he hopes to be part of the cabinet.

Election 2010: Sweeping victory for Tory Richard Drax

Dorset Echo: Smiling Conservative victor Richard Drax

10:35am Friday 7th May 2010

TORY Richard Drax comprehensively defeated Labour’s Jim Knight in South Dorset.

Election 2010: Tory Letwin triumphs again in West Dorset

Dorset Echo: Triumphant Conservative candidate Oliver Letwin makes a point during his victory speech in Dorchester

10:40am Friday 7th May 2010

WEST Dorset Conservative Oliver Letwin fought off what was expected to be a strong Liberal Democrat challenge with an increased majority.

Election 2010: David Cameron to try to form government

Dorset Echo: Weymouth amp new

1:10pm Friday 7th May 2010

DAVID Cameron was today offered the keys to 10 Downing Street, after Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg said that the Conservatives had the "first right" to seek to form a government in Britain's first hung Parliament since 1974.

Election 2010: Dorchester teenager makes first vote count

Dorset Echo: First time voter Laurie Thomas with his polling card

10:14am Thursday 6th May 2010

AS PEOPLE across West Dorset head to the polls today, Dorchester teenager Laurie Thomas is urging fellow first-time voters to make their voices heard.

Election 2010: Mini-poll at St Andrew's Primary School, Weymouth

Dorset Echo: Pupils, from left, Sarah Tredwell, Verity McCartney Parker, Annalise Dive and Beatrix Knight

10:18am Thursday 6th May 2010

CHILDREN at St Andrew’s Primary School elected the Conservatives in their own mini-election.

Election 2010: Drax hits back at slave 'smear'

10:05am Thursday 6th May 2010

TORY Richard Drax has defended claims in the national press that his ancestors made their ‘considerable fortune’ in the slave trade.

Election 2010: Weymouth's Father Stephen Geddes denies 'electioneering' claim

Dorset Echo: Father Stephen Geddes

10:08am Thursday 6th May 2010

A PRIEST has hit back at allegations of electioneering in his Sunday service.

Election 2010: Dorset's candidates in last big effort

10:02am Thursday 6th May 2010

THE battle for South Dorset looks set to come down to the wire as the parliamentary hopefuls make a final push for votes.

Election 2010: Lord Adonis on campaign trail in Weymouth

Dorset Echo: Lord Adonis visits Weymouth and joins Jim Knight on the new footbridge over the relief road at Littlemoor

10:36am Wednesday 5th May 2010

VOLCANIC ash clouds couldn’t stop the campaign trail in Weymouth.

Election 2010: 'Gutter politics' row over leaflet

10:33am Wednesday 5th May 2010

SOUTH Dorset Tory hopeful Richard Drax has accused his Labour rival of ‘gutter politics’ in response to ‘misleading’ election leaflets.

Election 2010: Mock ballot at Thomas Hardye School

Dorset Echo: Henry Love, James Frost, Ursula Oliver, Eamonn O’Malley and Antony Tucker

11:31am Wednesday 5th May 2010

ELECTION fever has gripped the Thomas Hardye School in Dorchester.

Prime Minister's mother-in-law joins campaign trail in Weymouth

Dorset Echo: Gordon Brown’s mother-in-law Pauline Macaulay helps Jim Knight

11:00am Saturday 1st May 2010

THE Prime Minister’s mother-in-law joined the campaign trail in Wyke Regis yesterday.

Election 2010: Eddie Izzard on campaign trail in South Dorset

Dorset Echo: Eddie Izzard with Jim Knight

11:00am Thursday 29th April 2010

MARATHON man, comedian and Labour activist Eddie Izzard joined the campaign trail yesterday, as the fight for South Dorset heats up.

Election 2010: £28m Portland school pledge from Ed Balls

Dorset Echo: Jim Knight and Ed Balls stroll on Chesil Beach

11:00am Thursday 29th April 2010

Portland schools have received a ‘cast-iron’ guarantee of £28million to fund the controversial new academy.

Election 2010: Candidates meet constituents in Dorchester

Dorset Echo: Election candidates on the Power2010 blow-up sofas in South Street

11:00am Thursday 29th April 2010

ELECTION hopefuls engaged in a round of street politics as they came face-to-face with their constituents in Dorchester.

Not sure who to vote for? Maybe this will help

Dorset Echo: ELECTION RESULTS SPECIAL

3:58pm Thursday 29th April 2010

STILL not sure who gets your vote next Thursday? Well, here's some information to help you decide.

Election 2010: Gordon Brown in Weymouth

Dorset Echo: Gordon and Sarah Brown meet shoppers at Asda

10:00am Tuesday 27th April 2010

THE Labour Party brought out their biggest gun in the fight for South Dorset yesterday, Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

Election 2010: Brown promises investment in Weymouth and Portland

Dorset Echo: MP Jim Knight and Prime Minister Gordon Brown meet Labour supporters at a tea party in Old Castle Road

10:00am Tuesday 27th April 2010

PRIME Minister Gordon Brown promised there would be further investment in Weymouth and Portland in the build-up to the 2012 Olympics.

Election posters targeted in Weymouth arson attacks

Dorset Echo: Roy Berry whose house nearly caught fire after his Jim Knight sign was set on fire

10:00am Friday 23rd April 2010

AN arson attack on an election billboard at a Weymouth pensioner’s home has sparked fears of sabotage in the Parliamentary campaign.

Election 2010: Candidates pleased by choice in Dorset

10:37am Thursday 22nd April 2010

THE race for Parliament in South and West Dorset is expected to be a nail-biting affair as the final list of candidates is announ-ced.

Election 2010: Teen held after vandal alert by Richard Drax

Dorset Echo: Tory candidate Richard Drax helped apprehend a teenager who had been vandalising flowers in Easton Square

10:35am Thursday 22nd April 2010

PARLIAMENTARY candidate Richard Drax was on the campaign trail when he witnessed a vandal ripping up flowers from Portland’s Easton Gardens.

Ex-defence chief joins Tory hopeful on election trail

Dorset Echo: Tom King and Richard Drax raise Weymouth’s Town Bridge

1:00pm Wednesday 21st April 2010

ANT hill snipping, scallop trawling and canvassing were all on the agenda yesterday as the Conservative campaign hit Weymouth and Portland.

Full list of candidates for the General Election on May 6

Dorset Echo: Full list of candidates for the General Election on May 6

5:46pm Tuesday 20th April 2010

The full list of candidates for the three constituencies in the Dorset Echo area. Candidate nomination is now closed.

Tories put green issues under spotlight on Weymouth visit

Dorset Echo: Caroline Spelman talks to local business leaders at the Centenary Club, watched by Conservative candidate Richard Drax

2:00pm Tuesday 20th April 2010

THE Conservative campaign continued in Weymouth with a visit focused on business and environmental issues.

John Prescott in Weymouth for election campaign

Dorset Echo: John Prescott visits Weymouth to support Jim Knight

8:00am Monday 19th April 2010

POLITICAL heavyweight John Prescott took a whistlestop tour around Weymouth as part of Labour’s South Coast re-election campaign.

West Dorset candidates in climate debate

Dorset Echo: Organisor Irene Statham (right) with Ask the Climate Change Question campaigners in Dorchester

4:00pm Friday 16th April 2010

CLIMATE change campaigners have been pushing their cause up the election agenda in West Dorset as the local candidates prepare to go head-to-head to debate the issue.

Row over South Dorset Tory Richard Drax's election leaflet

5:00pm Monday 12th April 2010

A ROW has broken out over the use of police officers in election leaflets for South Dorset Tory hopeful Richard Drax.

Candidates go head-to-head

1:01pm Thursday 8th April 2010

Candidates from the three main political parties are to face a question and answer session.



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