• Police find 'suspect plants' growing on Portland

    POLICE found 'suspect plants' growing on Portland yesterday after a member of the public spotted them with a drone. Officers said that a member of the public sent them footage taken with a drone of the plants growing in the undergrowth around the

  • Workers face record pay slump against surging inflation

    UK workers have seen their pay lag behind inflation at record levels over the past quarter, official figures show. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said regular pay, excluding bonuses, grew by 4.7% over the three months to June. Analysts

  • Millions of pounds for community from 350 home development

    More than £2.4 million will be invested into a community as a result of a new 350 home development. The scheme at Blandford St Mary will see developers put money into public facilities and services. Bellway is providing the funding as part

  • Puddletown closer to drop after Cattistock defeat

    PUDDLETOWN 216 (8pts) lost to CATTISTOCK & SYMENE 274-8 (20pts) by 58 runs PUDDLETOWN sustained a major blow in their battle to avoid the Dorset Premier League drop as Cattistock & Symene took a 58-run victory at Plush. Coming into the game

  • Marcu back from ban as Bees face Elmore

    BRIDPORT manager Edgar Marcu is relishing a return to the dugout when the Bees travel to Elmore in their fourth South West Peninsula League Premier East clash of the season tonight (7.30pm). Marcu has now served all of a three-game stadium ban

  • Balti miss open goal in entertaining Wareham draw

    BALTI SPORTS 2 WAREHAM RANGERS 2 BALTI Sports were pegged back by Wareham Rangers in an entertaining Jewson Dorset Premier League 2-2 draw at Weymouth College. Both sides had to contend with high temperatures but it was Balti who lived

  • Flower and produce show returns

    A blooming good flower and produce show will return to Bridport. Loders Flower and Produce Show is back for another year on Saturday, August 20. The WI event will take place all day at Loders Village Hall and is inviting entries of flowers,

  • Landlords evict 23 Dorset households in three months

    Tenants in Dorset were evicted from their homes almost two dozen times by landlords as the cost-of-living crisis hit people's wallets and energy prices rocketed, new figures show. Charities have warned that many tenants are facing uncertain financial

  • Rail passengers warned of further disruption across Dorset

    RAIL passengers are being discouraged from travelling to the coast this week as strike action is set to cause 'major disruption' across Dorset. On Thursday, August 18 and Saturday, August 20, there will be no South Western Railway trains stopping

  • Electric Magpies seal fine comeback victory

    DORCHESTER Town turned in a storming second-half display to sink Plymouth Parkway 3-1 for their second victory in three Pitching In Southern League Premier South games. The Magpies trailed at the break through Jared Lewington’s header but were

  • Café's plea after '6ft ice cream stolen'

    A 6ft ice cream cone has been stolen from a Weymouth café. The Caddy Shack at Weymouth and Portland Rugby Club, which only opened in April, began selling ice cream about a month ago which is when they put up the giant ice cream. The thief entered

  • Lorraine Camp

    CAMP Lorraine Zita (Archaeologist/Lecturer) Passed away suddenly at home on 3rd August 2022 aged 71 Years. Wife of Graham, mum of Amanda, Sian, Rachael and Nana-Raine to all her grandchildren and great grandchildren A celebration of her life will take

  • Brenda SOWLEY

    SOWLEY Brenda Joyce Passed away on the 7th August 2022 aged 81. Loving wife of the late Mike, much-loved mother of Kate and Jo and grandmother of James, Emma and Matthew. Her funeral service will take place at 11.30am on Tuesday 23rd August at Weymouth

  • Council offices damaged after suspected arson attack

    OFFICES which house the council's social care team have been torched in an arson attack, police believe. Police and firefighters were called to the Jubilee Retail Park, Weymouth, early on Monday morning after a fire was reported at Dorset Council

  • Man sentenced for theft and fraud after stealing bank card

    A MAN has been sentenced after he stole a bank card and then fraudulently used it. Emmanuel Osegi, whose address was given as Longcroft Road in Weymouth, appeared in Weymouth Magistrates Court on Thursday, August 11. The 31-year-old pleaded

  • Two Dorset pubs named among best in Britain

    Raise a glass to two Dorset pubs which have reached the finals of a prestigious competition. Tom Brown’s of Dorchester and the Gaggle of Geese in Buckland Newton are finalists in the Great British Pub Awards. Tom Brown’s is up for ‘Community