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'For a nation of animal lovers, this uncontrolled trade is causing suffering for both animals and people': Monkey petition backed by Dorset MP

Monkey World director Dr Alison Cronin, MP Richard Drax and musician Peter Gabriel

A DEBATE on the plight of pet monkeys in the UK was discussed at Parliament this week.

7:02am Friday 28 April 2017

Safe to say this centre is doing a job helping to save lives

Richard Drax MP speaking at SafeWise for VIP day

GUESTS heard about the 'fantastic' work that goes on educating children in a bid to prevent accidents and save young lives.

6:08am Thursday 27 April 2017

Hundreds sail into Portland on first cruise ships of the season

CARRY ON CRUISING: Seabourn Quest and Rotterdam sailed into Portland in the sunshine on Wednesday

HUNDREDS of passengers sailed in as Portland Port welcomed its first cruise ships of the season on Wednesday morning.

7:00am Friday 28 April 2017

UPDATE: MP Richard Drax ‘delighted’ as Marine A could be freed within two weeks

Sergeant Alexander Blackman

A ROYAL Marine who fatally shot an injured Taliban fighter in Afghanistan could be freed from prison within weeks.

11:05am Tuesday 28 March 2017

MP's battle to save stabbed officer in Westminster terror attack

MP Tobias Ellwood (with glasses) tending the stricken police officer in Westminster

A DORSET MP battled in vain to save a stabbed police officer in the Westminster terror attack which brought carnage to the streets of London.

6:00am Thursday 23 March 2017

Best of Dorset for MP Drax

Farms from across the South Dorset constituency present a hamper to MP Richard Drax

THE focus was on Dorset produce as farms joined forces to give a hamper to South Dorset MP Richard Drax.

6:05am Tuesday 14 March 2017

MP seeks assurances for Dorset farmers in Brexit talks

MP seeks assurances for Dorset farmers in Brexit talks

SOUTH Dorset MP Richard Drax has asked DEFRA Minister George Eustice for assurances that food and farming are top priorities for the government during Brexit negotiations.

6:00am Monday 13 March 2017

UPDATED: South Dorset MP tells of 'lockdown' in Parliament after Westminster terror attack with at least four dead

Police outside the Palace of Westminster, London  PA picture

SOUTH Dorset MP Richard Drax has told he is among the MPs on 'lockdown' in the Houses of Parliament after shock attacks in Westminster which has left at least four dead and others badly injured.

3:31pm Wednesday 22 March 2017

MP accuses Nicola Sturgeon of leading Scots 'over a cliff like lemmings' in move for second independence referendum

Richard Drax

Nicola Sturgeon is potentially leading the people of Scotland "over a cliff like lemmings to economic ruin" by calling for a second independence referendum, according to a Tory MP.

3:30pm Tuesday 14 March 2017

Snap general election welcomed - as Dorset candidates line up

ANNOUNCEMENT: Prime Minister Theresa May makes a statement in Downing Street, London, announcing a snap general election on June 8   Picture: John Stillwell/PA Wire

POLITICIANS have welcomed news of an early general election.

6:00am Wednesday 19 April 2017
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