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  • Farmer and firefighters rescue cows from slurry pit

    A FARMER rescued a cow from a slurry pit before firefighters arrived to free a second that had snuck to the back. Crews from Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to a farm in Silton after two cows found themselves in a sticky

  • Equipment and trailers stolen from farm

    Two trailers and some farming equipment have been stolen from a farm near Blandford. The items were were stolen from a farm in the area of Chettle between 11.40pm on Saturday, February 24 and 5.30am on Sunday, February 25.  Officers investigating

  • Police seize car from uninsured driver

    A CAR was seized from an uninsured driver in Dorchester. Officers from Dorchester Police Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) stopped the car after it was reportedly being driven without the correct documentation. The driver was subsequently

  • Beach closed as levelling works begin

    WEYMOUTH Beach will be closed today and for the following three days as levelling works begin. The annual works are to level out the sand on the beach. The beach will be closed between the Pavilion Theatre and the Jubilee Clock between Monday

  • Trains cancelled after tree falls onto tracks

    A FALLEN tree has caused huge disruption to trains travelling through Dorset. The tree fell onto a section of the railway between Axminster and Yeovil Junction. All lines are now blocked as a result, affecting trains through Axminster, Sherborne

  • A35 partially blocked by flooding

    The A35 has been partially blocked due to flooding. Heavy rainfall throughout Sunday has left water on the major road between Kingston Russell and Winterbourne Abbas. The road has been partially blocked near the Maiden Newton turn off.

  • St David's Day celebration to raise money for causes

    An evening of entertainment to mark St David’s Day is taking place in Dorset to raise money for two causes. The evening of fun to honour the patron saint of Wales will be held at Upwey and Broadwey Memorial Hall at DT3 5NG on Saturday, March 2

  • Council reinforces allegiance to Armed Forces community

    A Dorset council has reinforced its allegiance to the armed forces community by signing the National Armed Forces Covenant. The covenant is a national promise that ensures that those who serve or have served in the military, along with their families

  • Weymouth café named best tearoom in Dorset

    A café in Weymouth which is known as "Dorset's Hidden Gem," has received a Gold Award for Best Tearoom in Dorset. The award was presented to Upwey Wishing Well at the 2023/24 Dorset Tourism Awards on February 1. Jacci Pestana, Tearoom Owner

  • Shipyard completes project for remote South Atlantic island

    A remote South Atlantic island has benefited from the work of a marine company based on Portland. Manor Marine has completion the build of a cargo-carrying pontoon for the Ascension Island Government. The project helped sustain the 50 strong

  • Teenage refugee helps raise £600 for humanitarian appeal

    A concert performed by a Ukrainian teenager has raised £600 for her home country’s humanitarian appeal. Crowds gathered at St Mary’s Church on Edward Road in Dorchester for a free piano recital from Kateryna Pyshniuk. The 13-year-old performed

  • Urgent warning to Dorset parents over measles outbreaks

    Parents are being urged to protect their children from serious illness by medical experts. NHS Dorset has issued a reminder to parents to get their children vaccinated from measles, mumps and rubella, diseases which can cause serious illness. 

  • Plans in motion for new Weymouth skatepark

    PLANS to redesign and improve a Weymouth skatepark have been approved. A motion was put forward to Weymouth Town Council for a report to be produced on the redesign, development and installation of a new Littlemoor Skatepark which will be presented