Weymouth

Council setback to plans for traveller sites as residents struggle to sell houses

Dorset Echo:

5:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A WEYMOUTH couple have said their ‘life is on hold’ because a proposed gypsy and traveller site has left their home ‘unsellable’.

Social club for elderly saved - thanks to the Echo

Dorset Echo:

6:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A SOCIAL club for the elderly has been saved thanks to Dorset Echo readers.

Ofsted downgrades school after it converts into academy

Dorset Echo:

5:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A WEYMOUTH school has been downgraded by Ofsted since its conversion in to an academy.

MP backs call for lower tourism tax in seaside resorts

Dorset Echo:

7:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

SOUTH Dorset MP Richard Drax thinks lowering tax on tourism is vital for businesses in seaside resorts to thrive.

OAPs left trapped in sheltered housing for a month

Dorset Echo:

5:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

ELDERLY residents at a Weymouth sheltered housing complex have been left trapped for a month after a lift broke, it is claimed.

Rescue operation after kayaker blown ashore

Dorset Echo: The Weymouth Lifeboat crew head to help a stricken swimmer

7:20pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A KAYAKER was rescued after being blown ashore in high winds.

Collision between car and motorbike on A354

Dorset Echo:

6:08pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A CAR and a motorbike have been involved in a collision on the A354 at Littlemoor.

Taxi driver tries to pin speeding offence on former employee

Dorset Echo:

6:57pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A TAXI boss tried to pin a speeding offence on a former employee who owed him money, a court heard.

Help Weymouth theatre stars get to the West End

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A GROUP of youngsters from a Weymouth theatre school will be centre stage in a West End Theatre next month, but they need your help to be in the spotlight.

Farmers celebrate over nitrate ruling

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A FARM business has succe-ssfully made the case that an area of West Dorset should not have special measures imposed as it is not at risk of exceeding EU nitrate water levels.

Council wins national award for arts and culture

Dorset Echo: Outrage as IT manager costs Dorset County Council £167k

2:29pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

DORSET County Council has won a national award for its work promoting arts and cultural events across the county.

Funding secured for volunteers on Weymouth river project

Dorset Echo:

12:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Volunteers working on a river project have secured a funding grant.

Seaside theme for beauty queen's pageant entry

Dorset Echo:

10:16am Tuesday 21st October 2014

WEYMOUTH beauty queen Elysia Munday has taken inspiration from her hometown in a quest to wear local at a forthcoming pageant.

Design for life on Weymouth's harbour scene

Dorset Echo:

1:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

DEVELOPERS have released new images of what will soon be the latest addition to Weymouth’s harbour scene.

Jail sentence for pair of burglars

Dorset Echo:

5:30am Saturday 18th October 2014

TWO men have been jailed after admitting to a spate of attempted burglaries in Weymouth.

‘Get a grip’: anger over housing plan

Dorset Echo:

1:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

COUNCILLORS have been told to ‘get a grip’ with development in an area of Weymouth.

Breast cancer survivor makes a stand

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Friday 17th October 2014

A WEYMOUTH mum of three who survived breast cancer says she’s lucky to be alive.

Boost for beach access campaign

Dorset Echo:

5:30am Friday 17th October 2014

A CAMPAIGN to restore access to a Weymouth beach has been given a major boost after a housebuilder stepped in with a solution.

UPDATED: Housing plan approved for Weymouth FC stadium site

Dorset Echo: PLANS have been unveiled to build up to 200 homes on the site of Weymouth Football Club.

3:35pm Thursday 16th October 2014

UP TO 170 homes will be built on the site of Weymouth Football Club – but only after a new base for the Terras is secured.

Dorchester Thai restaurant raises £411 for cancer charity

Dorset Echo:

4:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A THAI restaurant marked its fifth anniversary with a fundraising coffee morning.

Charity shop celebrates first birthday

Dorset Echo:

4:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

THE PORTLAND community came together to help the isle’s Age UK shop celebrate its first birthday party this month.

£300 boost for MacMillian Cancer Support

Dorset Echo:

4:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A COFFEE morning for MacMillian Cancer Support raised a few hundred pounds.

Portland Lions raise £50 for Marie Curie

Dorset Echo:

4:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

WEYMOUTH and Portland Lions Club have made a £50 donation to Marie Curie as part of the Lions’ ongoing national partnership campaign.

Water way to brave the rain

Dorset Echo:

4:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

STAFF from the Kingfisher Ward at Dorset County Hospital braved the rain to take on a fundraising walk.

Dorset PCC praises government's decision to scrap taxi licensing law

Dorset Echo: Martyn Underhill

3:10pm Thursday 16th October 2014

DORSET Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Martyn Underhill has welcomed the government's decision to scrap a proposed new taxi licensing law which he believes would have put people at greater risk of sexual assault.

Learn about birds at Chesil Beach Centre

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

4:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

WEYMOUTH: Youngsters can find out all about the birds in their garden with a week of fun activities at the Chesil Beach Centre.

Walk to see the birdlife

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

3:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Nick Tomlinson will lead a guided walk looking at the birds along Chesil Beach and the Fleet from 11am on Sunday, October 26.

Mediaeval cities talk

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

3:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A talk on medieval Paris and London by Mark Corby will be the focus at an event organised by The West Dorset Decorative and Fine Arts Society.

Cake sale for charity

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

3:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A cake sale will be held at St Aldhelm’s Church on Spa Road to raise money for modern-day victims of slavery.

Get messy at church

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

3:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

It’s time for Messy Church.

Plays on Great War

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

3:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Experience two plays telling the story of the Great War. The short one-act plays The Gathering Storm and Remembrance Day will be performed at The Exchange, Sturminster Newton, from Thursday to Saturday.

Spooky ride on tower

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

3:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Youngsters can enjoy a spooky ride on the Weymouth Tower this Halloween.

Church to host talk on public health in Wyke Regis

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

Learn more about the workings of bringing public health to Wyke Regis.

Learn to make juice at nature reserve

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

Spend the day taking a walk round a nature reserve and discover how to make apple juice.

Councillors approve plans to turn historic pub into flats

Dorset Echo:

5:07pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

COUNCILLORS have given the go-ahead for plans to turn a historic pub into flats - despite campaigners rallying against the proposals.

Caravan protest to force council into action over homeless man

Dorset Echo:

6:30am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A MAN is living in a caravan in a council car park in Weymouth after his friend took drastic action to try to force authorities to help him.

Elderly given help to reduce energy costs this winter

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

4:26pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

ELDERLY and other vulnerable residents are being given a helping hand to reduce their energy bills this winter.

Pirate hordes set to invade Weymouth

Dorset Echo:

2:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A SWASHBUCKLING weekend of pirate mayhem will be taking place in Weymouth.

Warning on phone scammers in West Dorset

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

4:23pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

OFFICERS in West Dorset are still getting reports of residents being targeted by phone scammers. The fraudster says that they are a police officer and then attempts to get bank details from the intended victim.

War exhibition and talk

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

2:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

WEYMOUTH: All Saints Church will be going off to war with an exhibition and talk on Sunday at 2pm.

Homeward bound for sailor rescued off Portland

Dorset Echo:

2:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A SAILOR rescued off Portland following an 11-hour search has been helped on his way home. As reported in the Echo, Mick Royton, aged 52, was stranded in the Channel after a huge wave hit his boat.

Man rescued in jet ski drama off Weymouth

Dorset Echo:

5:37pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A MAN has been rescued from Weymouth waters after he came off his jet ski and was complaining of chest pains.

Our pin-up girl: Chelsea poses for forces cause calendar

Dorset Echo:

5:30am Tuesday 14th October 2014

A PIN-UP calendar to raise money to help injured Royal Marines and their families is being fronted by a Weymouth woman.

Reliving the Wild times in the West 60 years on

Dorset Echo:

11:38am Tuesday 14th October 2014

A GANG of cowboys have been rounded up after more than 60 years of being apart.

Spook-tacular week of events planned for Weymouth

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

BUSINESSES in Weymouth are getting into the ‘spirit’ of Halloween for a week of events in the town.

Enterprising individuals club together

Dorset Echo:

4:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

PEOPLE interested in starting their own business came together to celebrate completing an Enterprise Training Course.

Taking steps to make Dorset school pupils healthier

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

1:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

THERE’S still time to get walking and help raise children’s fitness levels.

Community lunches in Weymouth and Portland

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

1:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A SERIES of community lunches are being held throughout Weymouth and Portland for charities, community groups and social enterprises between now and January.

Workshop to lift your mood and spirits

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

1:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

GET in the mood to lift your spirits at a free workshop in Dorchester.

UPDATE WITH VIDEO: Weymouth bank re-opens after part of sculpture falls

Dorset Echo:

11:08am Monday 13th October 2014

A BANK in Weymouth has now reopened after part of a sculpture fell on to the pavement.


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