Support for the path lab

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Friday 1st August 2014

This is a letter of West Dorset GP support for the pathology laboratory at Dorset County Hospital.

Thanks for a great break

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Friday 1st August 2014

I’d like to say thank you publicly to two local people and the organisations they represent for a very special weekend break away for my family.

Appalled by latest deaths

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Friday 1st August 2014

Richard Drax is ‘appalled’ (July 30), Well, I suspect that many other people, including myself, are appalled too. But the deaths of three people would have been saved – had it not been for a bit more foresight in building a bridge at the same location instead of a crossing.

Ridiculous crossing

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Friday 1st August 2014

Shortly after the tragic death of Lily-Mae Jeffries in 2012 I went past the accident site on Weymouth Way and to my great surprise and amazement I saw that there was indeed an official opening on to the road from Southill.

Roads are open for all to use

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

If I could cast readers’ minds back to ‘Have your say’ of Friday, July 18 regarding the question of whether the lycra-clad individuals cycling along the bypass between Weymouth and Morrison’s roundabout are too good for the cycle paths?

Politicians' pledges fall on deaf ears

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

The apathy and repugnance which many of us display towards politics and politicians is heightening on a daily basis.

Garden party raises £650

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

1:46pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

To everyone who attending our garden party, many thanks for your generosity. We raised £650 for Weldmar.

New housing at old prison

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

1:45pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

REGARDING your article on the future of Dorchester Prison: I applaud the vision set out by civic society chairman Alan Rowley; especially the need for a mix of affordable housing and high-quality residential housing.

Who’s being ransomed?

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

1:44pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

What an interesting interview with Condor boss James Fulford. Dorset Echo Tuesday, June 10.

Use port for ferry

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

1:43pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

If Portland Port can cope with enormous cruise ships coming in and letting their passengers loose in Weymouth and surrounding areas, pre-sumably of some considerable benefit to Weymouth, why couldn’t they cope with Condor also? Quite a lot of passengers spend the night before sailing in Weymouth, I believe, so there would still be some benefit financially.

The election is so important

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:48am Tuesday 29th July 2014

I’m happy to ‘take on the chin’ the sanction of not being involved in Portland Town Council committees for six months for swearing at a member of the public at a heated precept meeting back in January.

Best of luck to the Pavilion

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:45am Tuesday 29th July 2014

So, the new improved Weymouth Pavilion is now celebrating a year of operation.

Merit over gender

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Monday 28th July 2014

PERSONALLY, I think that Richard Drax’s criticism of David Cameron’s choice of cabinet ministers was right on the button.

Too much Tory publicity

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Monday 28th July 2014

YOU may be interested to read this letter which I have sent to the chief executive of Dorset County Council.

Weymouth's station a 'Bermuda Triangle' for buses

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

HAVE YOUR SAY ONLINE

Use it or lose it, people!

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

My husband and I totally agree with Janette Martindill’s letter (support our theatre).

Modern look saves Weymouth

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

WEYMOUTH has gone forward thanks to the legacy of the Olympics.

County MP Richard Drax has been outclassed

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

12:01pm Friday 25th July 2014

Richard Drax suggested that women have been promoted to government roles because ‘they are women and a quota needs to be filled’.

Path lab not closing

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

12:03pm Friday 25th July 2014

In light of the ongoing publicity surrounding Dorset County Hospital’s pathology services tendering project I thought it would be helpful to give your readers some further background information.

Former MP Lord Knight speaks out in favour of assisted dying

Dorset Echo:

12:12pm Thursday 24th July 2014

LORD Knight of Weymouth has spoken out in support of assisted dying.

Support for our theatre

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

12:09pm Thursday 24th July 2014

I have just been to see Pirates of the Pavillion. Great fun.

How else to raise money

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

12:07pm Thursday 24th July 2014

I have often been amazed and humbled at the reports in your paper of the dedication, personal sacrifice and sheer deter-mination that local people have gone to to raise money for charities and causes that this government, ie the one that says ‘we are all in it together,’ has not provided sufficient funding for. I ask myself why. I see my pension and savings taxed, but does that money go to the people and causes I hold dear?

When will the work end?

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

12:05pm Thursday 24th July 2014

LAST August DCC started work on the retaining wall on Nottington Lane. Originally the work was to last for 10 weeks and would be equally spread over three years. This was then increased to 40 weeks so that all the work could be done in one go.

Poor supply and demand

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

I always thought business was about supply and demand, or should I say, where there is a demand someone should have the initiative to offer a supply.

Imbalance in the cabinet

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

In voicing his opinion that the last cabinet reshuffle was tokenism, Richard Drax has only stated the blindingly obvious.

The tourism effect

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Last weekend my husband and myself visited our daughter who moved to Weymouth 15 years ago.

The kindness of strangers

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

After a funeral I lost my mobile phone between Prezzo's and the Crown.

Affordable housing

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Where will affordable housing for local residents be in built in Dorchester?

Big thank you from us at Q

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

I opened Q in Dorchester under the NGS (National Gardens Scheme).

Get cycling menaces off our roads

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

2:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

James Wellman is correct that there are a small number of suicidal cyclists who prefer to dodge and weave amongst cars, lorries and buses on main roads even though there is a suitable and safe cycle path.

Thanks you for helping me after my fall

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

2:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

Please could I thank through your letters page the kind people who helped me when I had my fall in South Street on May 30.

Congratulations to Weymouth's Sainsbury's for new bus service

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

2:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

How often can it be said that we read the word congratulations in the letters page of the Echo?

Closure of Castle Cove beach

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

2:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

I've just come back from a public meeting held at St Nicholas Church Hall, about the closure of Castle Cove Beach.

Traveller site is a travesty

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

12:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

May I suggest our council- lors join with the local residents at the proposed area for a permanent travellers site in a planned demons- tration where we intend to chant: “What do we want? A travellers site! When do we want it? Now!”

Praise for departments

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

12:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

I swim once a week. Last week unfortunately when I was removing my ear plugs, one didn't come out. It was the type that is soft and you mould into your ear. I took myself to my doctors who couldn't get it out, so they made me an appointment to the Ear, Nose and Throat at DCH.

With thanks after bike run

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

12:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Following the John Wells 18th Classic Bike Run, we would like to thank Simon and Rachael at the Crown Inn and to all our many helpers.

All park and no ride

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

12:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

It is no surprise that the Weymouth Park and Ride is under-used and is costing a fortune.

Park on pavements

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:11am Friday 18th July 2014

I have lived next to one of Weymouth’s primary schools for the past 15 years and fully understand the compromises and problems that come with living in this location, but some things never cease to amaze me even after all this time.

Excellent care at our hospital

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:14am Friday 18th July 2014

Despite the increasing criticism of the NHS, I have just spent two weeks under the care of the new Home-Hospital Scheme at Dorchester Hospital.

Please stick to cycle paths

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:12am Friday 18th July 2014

If I could cast readers’ minds back a few weeks to the announcement in the Echo about the completion of cycle routes in the borough, proudly stating that you could now cycle from Portland to Dorchester using only cycle paths.

Pirates show was a great panto

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

We have just returned home from the first performance of the summer pantomime, Pirates at the Pavilion.

Thanks from Mencap

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

Many thanks from Mencap On behalf of Mid Dorset Mencap Group I would like to express my sincere thanks for the donations and support for helping to establish our shop in High East Street Dorchester, the shop facility is giving local people with learning difficulties the opportunity to gain skills that will help them in making life style changes.

New policy on building of bonfires

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

I read with interest the long letter complaining about bonfires and, for a large part of the letter, I agree with the writer's concern.

No shortage of car parking spaces

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:02am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Your recent stories about the release of the currently unused car park at Dorchester Prison reflects credit on those who negotiated the extra spaces.

Facing work catastrophe

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:06am Wednesday 16th July 2014

THE Local Government Association (all political parties involved in this) recently met just down the A35 in Bournemouth.

Signs are so unecessary

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:05am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Can anyone explain why we have temporary trailers with electronic signs dotted around the town.

Remembering lovely Pat

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

Reading the news in the family announcements of the death of Patricia Griffiths brought back some memories of a lovely and brave lady.

Wonderful to see service

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

May I say how pleasing it was to see so many people and military associations attend the service of remembrance at the Keep Military Museum Dorchester on June 6, 2014, to remember the men and women of all services who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the duty of their country, and to give their blessing to all who returned.

Land train is dangerous

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

Aaaaaah, Weymouth, my glorious hometown.

Saved by the bell

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

Many years ago, when I was younger, before the days of Lycra and hybrid bikes, bicycles used to carry this really useful piece of equipment called a bell.



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