Weymouth

VIDEO: Flash mob entertains shoppers at supermarket

Dorset Echo:

6:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE weekly shop took a musical turn as shoppers were wowed with an impromptu performance.

Council set for move to make way for houses

Dorset Echo:

5:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

COUNCIL staff in Weymouth will move out of their North Quay base in the next few months as a plan is submitted to transform the site into housing.

UPDATE: Man suffers head injuries after falling 15ft

Dorset Echo:

5:10am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A MAN has suffered head injuries after falling 15 feet off a building in Weymouth.

Tributes to much-loved artist John Lee

Dorset Echo:

9:00am Monday 27th October 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a popular Weymouth artist whose work raised thousands of pounds for charity.

Mark Hix launches academy restaurant at college

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Monday 27th October 2014

CELEBRITY chef and restaurateur Mark Hix has opened the doors to the Hix Academy restaurant at Weymouth College.

Lucky £40,000 caravan winners choose Weymouth for their holiday home

Dorset Echo:

8:00am Monday 27th October 2014

IF you could choose anywhere in the country to pitch up for the perfect getaway, where would it be? For one lucky couple the answer is Weymouth.

Signed novel by Hardy for sale

Dorset Echo:

2:45pm Monday 27th October 2014

A rare signed edition of Thomas Hardy’s Far From The Madding Crowd will be offered for sale at Cottees Auctions in Wareham.

Nothe Fort plea for helpers

Dorset Echo:

1:00pm Sunday 26th October 2014

WEYMOUTH: The Nothe Fort Artillery are appealing for volunteers to join the group.

Pudsey to pay visit to Lloyds bank

Dorset Echo:

1:00pm Sunday 26th October 2014

WEYMOUTH: Pudsey Bear will be making an appearance as staff at Lloyds raise funds for Children in Need.

Staff's hair-raising scheme

Dorset Echo:

2:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

SNIPPERS from a popular Weymouth hairdressers will strut their stuff in a Halloween-themed fashion show for charity.

Return old Girl Guide kit to Radipole group

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

12:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

WEYMOUTH: Radipole’s 2nd Girl Guide leaders are calling on old girl guides to return any ‘jade neckers’ after the organisation ceased providing them to the group.

Top cyclists learn the ropes from British Sailing Team at Weymouth and Portland

Dorset Echo:

9:38am Friday 24th October 2014

SOME of Britain’s top cyclists swapped wheels for sails when they took part in a team building exercise with the British Sailing Team at Weymouth and Portland.

Ashes of former artillery man fired from cannon

Dorset Echo:

6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A FORMER artillery serviceman’s final request came true when his ashes were fired out of a cannon at the Nothe Fort.

One man's mission to walk round the UK for RNLI

Dorset Echo:

12:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MAN is on a mission to walk around the UK to raise £10,000 for the RNLI.

Residents' lives 'on hold' after proposed traveller site makes home 'unsellable'

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’.

Taxi boss guilty of blaming speeding offence on former employee

Dorset Echo:

11:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

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

Social club for elderly saved - thanks to Echo readers

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.

Get ready! The Great Broadwey Bake Off is back and looking for entries

Dorset Echo:

10:14am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

ON your marks, get set, Bake Off!

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.

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.


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