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Purbeck Isle Tragedy

Community correspondent Karen Spurr

Community Correspondent dispatch: sick and disabled being let down

Jumble sale to be held in aid of Wareham food bank

Jumble sale to be held in aid of Wareham food bank

Richard Bromell with the presentation inscription from Enid Blyton to her friend and contributor Lionel J F Brimble, estimated at £250-350 in the Charterhouse auction on October 23.

Rare signed Enid Blyton Christmas book to go on auction

Wareham Town Hall

University of the Third Age open day set for Wareham


Greyhound collection in Swanage

Swanage from above, with the assistance of Bournemouth Helicopters

Excitement building for first Swanage Fish Festival

Forest Forge Theatre: Leaves on a lLne

Forest Forge Theatre Company's 'Leaves on a Line' set for Swanage

Michael Fry's winning 'running' photograph

Find out who won the first-ever Purbeck Marathon photo competition

Produce on sale at Putlake Farm in Langton Matravers

Find festive trees, holly wreaths and gifts for all the family at Christmas Market on a farm

Comedian, Kevin Tomlinson, will be appearing at an improvised comedy night in Swanage

Fancy a laugh? Swanage School is having a comedy fundraiser

The Christmas Fayre will be held at The D’Uberville Centre, on Collier’s Lane, in Wool

Christmas crafts and games in Wool later this month

The jumble sale takes place at Wareham Royal British Legion Club, on St. John's Hill

Jumble sale at Wareham Royal British Legion Club

Community messaging website launched in Dorset

Receive updates on trends in crime and incidents in Dorset with new police community website

Children from Swanage Primary School sell fairtrade bakery goods in aid of Swanage Foodbank

Kind-hearted schoolchildren donate to town's most vulnerable residents

The talk is being held at Wareham Methodist Church on North Street

Animal lovers are invited along to illustrated talk about birds

Cllr Peter Wharf

District council economy chief defends Purbeck pay

Swanage Town & Herston FC Under 10s

Swanage FC celebrates sponsorship deal

Family heartbroken after memorial bench to Purbeck Isle skipper smashed

Family heartbroken after memorial bench to Purbeck Isle skipper smashed

Jack Craig

Purbeck Isle: Body of fisherman Jack Craig found

The Purbeck Isle

Purbeck Isle: How story unfolded

GRATEFUL: Colin and Grace McFarlane, parents of Purbeck Isle skipper David McFarlane

Family of Purbeck Isle skipper send message of thanks to community

The Dolmen play at the King’s Arms for the Purbeck Isle crew

Special concert raises money for Purbeck Isle Memorial Fund

MAKE A DONATION: Chris Baker and Caroline Cashman with the Purbeck Isle collection box at Chapelhay Tavern

Final farewell to skipper of the Purbeck Isle

The floral tributes alongside Weymouth harbour

Purbeck Isle fundraisers send thanks for support and donations

GIVE GENEROUSLY: Jo Evans, Emma Brooks, Jenna Wells, Pete and Tracey Whittle and Laura Conn with one of the collection buckets at the King’s Arms in Weymouth

PURBECK ISLE TRAGEDY: Money pouring into memorial fund

SAD LOSS: Jack Craig

PURBECK ISLE TRAGEDY: Wreck to be left on sea bed as a memorial

RALLYING: Mark Vaughan, right, and staff, from left, Dan Hearne, Liam Otton, Mike Allen and Ed Sheepwash with their collecting bucket for the Purbeck Isle fund

Doing our bit for lost crew

Floral tributes laid for the fishermen

Purbeck Isle tragedy: Donate to memorial fund here

David McFarlane’s daughter Bethany Huntley, right, and Robert Prowse’s close friend Kat Moore, left, with some of the memorial bottles on the harbourside

Purbeck Isle tragedy: Thieves steal personal tributes left for fishermen

The Portland coastguard helicopter

Purbeck Isle tragedy: Call is made to save Portland coastguard helicopter after search

Skipper David McFarlane

PURBECK ISLE TRAGEDY: Tributes paid to skipper David McFarlane

IN SHOCK: Residents pay their respects at the vacant berth of the Purbeck Isle

PURBECK ISLE TRAGEDY: Floral tributes line Weymouth harbour

SADLY MISSED: Floral tributes to the three fishermen are laid at the vacant berth of the Purbeck Isle on Weymouth harbourside

PURBECK ISLE TRAGEDY: Weymouth and Portland community mourns loss of three fishermen

David McFarlane

Purbeck Isle tragedy: Sign our book of condolence


Updated: Body found is missing Purbeck Isle skipper


UPDATED: Wreck found off Portland.


Updated: Search called off for missing fishermen

LOST AT SEA: The Purbeck Isle

FISHERMEN SEARCH: Loved ones pray after body found in desperate hunt to find missing boatmen off Portland


FISHERMEN SEARCH: Weymouth community in total shock


Updated: Body found in search for missing fishermen off Portland


UPDATED: Search will continue until nightfall

The Purbeck Isle fishing vessel, pictured in June 2011

UPDATED: Rescuers say they are doing all they can


UPDATED: Major search continues for missing fishermen


Search for missing Weymouth fishing boat with three aboard

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