LIVE: Olympic torch relay in Dorset (July 12)

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8:20pm Thursday 12th July 2012

The Olympic torch has arrived in Dorset on day 55 of its journey around the UK. Follow this story for rolling coverage throughout the day as it heads towards Weymouth.

Olympic Torch Relay route and torchbearers for July 13

12:41pm Wednesday 11th July 2012

See where the flame will be going and who will be carrying it on July 13

Olympic Torch Relay route and torchbearers for July 12

10:51am Wednesday 11th July 2012

See where the flame will be going and who will be carrying it on July 12

Deadline to collect Olympic Torch Relay wristband looms

10:30am Wednesday 27th June 2012

THIS Friday is the deadline for people to collect their wristbands for the Olympic Torch Relay evening celebration.

TV talent stars Twist and Pulse will enjoy a day on Weymouth Beach

Dorset Echo: TORCH PARTY: Twist and Pulse

10:00am Wednesday 27th June 2012

DONKEYS, ice cream and a day on the beach will be top of the list for dance duo Twist and Pulse when they visit Weymouth.

Volleyball player Dan Hunter: seeing the torch in Edinburgh was incredibly motivating

Dorset Echo: BIG HITTER: Former Wessex player and Olympic volleyball contender Dan Hunter. Picture: Jon McGugan

9:40am Saturday 23rd June 2012

Poole-born ex-Wessex Volleyball Club player Dan Hunter details his preparations as he awaits news on Team GB selection...


12:51am Friday 22nd June 2012

WEYMOUTH & PORTLAND BOROUGH COUNCIL Closure/Restriction Notice 2nd July – 17th August 2012 Torch Relay Evening Celebration & Weymouth & Portland Live site The Council hereby gives notice that an area of Weymouth Beach and Promenade will have restricted, partial or closed public access as part of the safe management and operation of the above events from 0800 on 2nd July until 2100 hours on 17th August as follows:- 1. The area of Weymouth Beach between the Promenade wall and the foreshore from the Weymouth Pavilion Theatre towards the King Statue measuring 250 metres; 2. and a 4 metre average width of the Promenade from the Pavilion Theatre to Bond Street. Exercising of Dogs: The following arrangements will be in place for the exercising of dogs within the current dog area at the Pavilion end of Weymouth beach during the period from the 2nd July until 17th August:- • 2nd until 4th July – No access available (Beach Works)* • 5th until 11th July – Section of beach available 24hrs • 12th July – No access available (Torch Relay Evening Celebration Event)* • 13th until 18th July – Section of beach available 24hrs • 19th July until 14th August - Permitted daily access to restricted area between 0700 & 0900 hours only • 15th until 17th August - Section of beach available 24hrs *Please note that the Preston Beach dog exercise area remains unaffected and will be available at all times. Alternatively dogs are permitted at Castle Cove and Sandsfoot Beaches. Weymouth & Portland Borough Council apologises for any inconvenience the closure arrangements may cause during this period. For further details, please visit the Beach section on or contact Weymouth and Portland Borough Council on telephone (01305) 838511. Dated: Friday 22nd June 2012 David Clarke Chief Executive Weymouth and Portland Borough Council Council Offices, North Quay Weymouth Dorset DT4 8TA

2012 Torch Relay: Jo of Weymouth running as a thank you

Dorset Echo: IN THE RUNNING: Jo Shorey

2:00pm Friday 22nd June 2012

WHEN a lively Weymouth woman was diagnosed with breast cancer, she overcame the illness and used her experience to help others.

2012 Torch Relay: Enthusiastic Tracy of Dorchester is inspired

Dorset Echo: ENTHUSIAST: Tracy Moore

2:00pm Friday 22nd June 2012

AN OLYMPIC enthusiast who plays a vital role in community sport for children will carry the torch through Portesham.

2012 Torch Relay: Affpuddle's Bob's in the swim

Dorset Echo: MAKING WAVES: Bob Holman

2:00pm Friday 22nd June 2012

SWIMMING fanatic Bob Holman said he is honoured and privileged to be carrying the Olympic flame through Abbot-sbury.

2012 Torch Relay: Young sports fan from Chickerell goes back to his roots

Dorset Echo: SPORTS FAN: Fabian Peterkin

2:00pm Friday 22nd June 2012

A YOUNG sports fan, who hopes to play professionally when he is older, is to carry the Olympic torch through his home village.

2012 Torch Relay: Olympic boost for Portland

Dorset Echo: LIGHTING UP:  Ashley Samways of Sea-NC Engineering

2:00pm Friday 22nd June 2012

A PROUD Portland engineering company has been commissioned to produce 26 torches for the School to School Torch Relay.

Make Bridport's Torch Relay a day to remember

11:00am Friday 22nd June 2012

Bridport is planning to give a resounding welcome to the Olympic Torch Relay on July 12.

Olympic style: Weymouth and Portland pupils prepare for torch relay

Dorset Echo: Caroline Peer, front left, and Olympic School Champions

12:00pm Wednesday 20th June 2012

PUPILS across Weymouth and Portland are gearing up for their very own torch relay.

We’re lighting up the torch relay in Dorset

Dorset Echo: Maria Lochrie

5:30pm Wednesday 13th June 2012

A WEYMOUTH lifeguard will be carrying the Olympic flame through her home town.

Lyme Regis: Concerns Olympic torch relay will cause chaos

Dorset Echo: The Olympic torch

12:00pm Wednesday 13th June 2012

COUNCILLORS are concerned that Lyme Regis may come to a standstill when thousands of visitors pour in for the Olympic torch relay.

Tickets snapped up for Weymouth Olympic torch celebration

Dorset Echo: Rap star Wretch 32

12:00pm Wednesday 13th June 2012

THOUSANDS of free tickets for the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay Evening Celebration on Weymouth Beach were snapped up in just over two hours.

Torch concert tickets sell out in hours

1:39pm Tuesday 12th June 2012

THOUSANDS of free tickets for the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay Evening Celebration on Weymouth Beach were snapped up in just over two hours.

Torchbearer in loan offer for Bridport

Dorset Echo: TORCHBEARER: Peter Hellawell

12:00pm Thursday 7th June 2012

ONE of the Olympic torchbearers who will run through the streets of Bridport next month has offered to loan his torch to the town.

Drawing on inspiration

Dorset Echo: JUDGING: From left to right, Steve Mansbridge, Lawrence Herdman, Peter Stein and Teresa Seall

12:00pm Saturday 2nd June 2012

PUPILS at Frome Valley and Broadmayne schools took up an artistic challenge to encourage people to celebrate the Olympic Torch Relay.

OLYMPIC TASTER: Injured Weymouth swimmer Tom ready for relay

Dorset Echo: INSPIRED: Tom Mules

4:30pm Thursday 31st May 2012

FOR Young Ambassador Tom Mules the national School Games marked the first of two big Olympic events in his 2012 calendar.

Dorset heroes bearing the torch

Dorset Echo: Adrian Rhodes

2:08pm Wednesday 30th May 2012

A BOVINGTON war veteran of three tours of Iraq and three to Bosnia will also carry his country’s flame through Dorset in the Olympic relay this summer.

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