• New project to protect elderly from scams and fraudsters

    A new project has been launched working to create a safe environment for older people in Dorset. The charity Age UK North South and West Dorset has begun a new project, supported by the Office of Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) which aims

  • Talks on recycling held for community groups

    Local community groups have been visited by Dorset Council's recycling team.  Dorset Council's waste services have visited groups such as The Cerne Valley Sustainability Group and NHS Retirement Fellowship and given presentations on waste management

  • Festival WILL go ahead despite rain and thunder warning

    A popular festival will go ahead despite forecasted rain. Organisers have confirmed that the Bridport Food Festival and Beer Festival which started today will go ahead despite forecasted heavy rain and thunderstorms. The Beer Festival will

  • BBC TV presenter to explore Jurassic Coast

    A TV presenter will go through Jurassic Coast’s waters, caves and rocks to deepen the understanding of the experiences of blind people.  Dorset Blind Association and Land & Wave are set to embark on an adventurous fundraising event featuring Amar

  • Popular beer festival returns to Dorset this month

    A popular beer festival is returning to Dorset this month. Independent family brewer, Hall & Woodhouse, is set to welcome guests to the Dorset Beer Festival on June 21 and 22. The annual event is a celebration of the brewery's heritage and

  • Dorset & Wilts' Under-20s dream of Twickenham glory

    DREAMS could come true for Dorset & Wilts’ Under-20s team tomorrow as they set foot on the hallowed Twickenham turf for a national final this afternoon. Only the East Midlands stand in the Twin Counties’ way as they bid for glory in the Jason Leonard

  • Dorset clubs learn key cup dates

    CLUBS in Dorset have learned of the key cup dates in the 2024/25 footballing calendar. The FA yesterday released the timings for all rounds of the FA Cup, FA Trophy and FA Vase. Dorchester Town will enter the FA Cup first qualifying round on

  • Dorchester Raiders in 12-hour football marathon fundraiser

    DORCHESTER Town Raiders Under-13s are today taking part in a football marathon to raise money for a grand tournament next year. They have also set up a JustGiving page, which will continue to run following the event at Broadmayne Playing Field

  • Try this Dorset walk through woodland filled with birdsong

    The Royal Commission on Historical Monuments (RCHM) tells us that Harbin’s Park ‘extends across the east declivity of a dry valley'. Records of this 115-acre deer park, where deer were traditionally bred for hunting on Cranborne Chase, go back

  • Dorset Coast: Village was 'decimated by pirates'

    In this series of articles from our archives, we turn our attention to various stretches of the glorious Dorset coastline. THE coastline between Lulworth Cove and Bowleaze Cove near Weymouth is one of the most rugged and beautiful, yet arguably

  • Go ahead for 67 homes - due to lack of decision

    DORSET Council has lost a planning appeal over a 67-home development – after it failed to come to a decision within a reasonable time. The outcome means the development, off Salisbury Street at Marnhull, can now go ahead although will be subject

  • School to host annual family fun day

    A first school in Dorset is hosting a family fun day filled with activities for children and adults. St Mary’s First School on West Hill in Charminster is holding its annual fun day, which will take place on Sunday, July 14 from 12pm to 5pm.

  • Leaflet issued in bid to prevent rural crime

    A new leaflet has been published to help locals better protect themselves against rural crime. The Dorset Partnership Against Rural Crime (DPARC), chaired by Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner, has launched an information leaflet, offering hints