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  • Warning in place for thunderstorms and 'intense' downpours

    Thunderstorms and ‘intense downpours’ could lead to disruption across the county, according to the Met Office. A yellow weather warning for thunderstorms has been put in place for today (Saturday, May 18) by the Met Office. The warning is in

  • Man arrested after 'causing nuisance' in town centre

    A man was arrested after acting in a disorderly manner in a town centre in Dorset, according to police. Yesterday morning (Friday, May 17), police were called to a report of an 'intoxicated' man acting in a 'disorderly' manner within Dorchester

  • Can I stop my neighbour letting their property out on Airbnb?

    Airbnb has become a source of income for property owners across the UK with thousands opting to let strangers live in their homes during peak tourist seasons. However, having such an operation next door can become a nuisance, leaving you wondering

  • Enjoy Afternoon Tea in Dorset

    If you're in the mood for a sweet treat to share with your loved ones, afternoon tea is the perfect in-between meal to delight your tastebuds. Enjoy the delicious delicacies in idyllic locations to suit your tastes, whether for a special occasion or

  • 5 things to do on a staycation in Dorset

    Across the decades, Dorset has inspired artists, musicians, writers and film makers. And yet it has no cities or motorways. Maybe this is why Dorset has drawn so many to explore its highways and byways. Its history is etched across breathtaking

  • All the new roles at Dorset Council revealed

    DORCHESTER councillor Stella Jones has become the new Dorset Council chair, taking over from Val Pothecary. Another Dorchester councillor, Les Fry, becomes vice chair. Cllr Jones is believed to be the longest serving female councillor of a

  • 5 things to do on a staycation in Dorset

    Across the decades, Dorset has inspired artists, musicians, writers and film makers. And yet it has no cities or motorways. Maybe this is why Dorset has drawn so many to explore its highways and byways. Its history is etched across breathtaking

  • Major new homes plan for harbourside

    SEVEN homes are being proposed for a harbourside site in Weymouth. If approved it will result in the demolition of the existing tyre and exhaust centre on Westwey Road, opposite the town’s main marina. Dorset Council is being asked to agree

  • Celebrate market town's history at popular fair today

    A popular fair celebrating the town of Bridport has returned. Bridport Community Charter Fair is today, with stalls spread across various locations across town and events running through until around 3pm. More than 40 community stalls, including

  • Plan to convert nursing home into hotel refused

    A PLAN to convert a West Dorset nursing home into a hotel has been refused by Dorset Council. It says the application failed to justify the loss of the care home and would result in inadequate parking on the site. The application had come from

  • Dorset begin bid for T20 Finals Day

    DORSET tomorrow begin their bid to reach T20 Finals Day when they face Oxfordshire and Cambridgeshire in the NCCA Super 12s (1pm). Luke Webb’s men are spared the early 10am start at Great & Little Tew, scheduled instead to play the loser of Oxon

  • Magpies fishing in 'small pond' this summer, says Killick

    CLUBS in Dorset and the surrounding area are fishing in an increasingly “small pond”, according to Dorchester Town manager Tom Killick. Next season, the Magpies are set to be joined at Step 3 level by Wimborne Town and potentially the likes of

  • Dorset food festival named among best in UK

    A food festival in Weymouth has been named among the best 10 in the UK - according to a prestigious national travel guide magazine. The Dorset Seafood Festival features on the Condé Nast Traveller unranked list of the ten best food festivals across

  • Terras, Magpies, Blues and Bees learn opponents for 2024/25

    TOP non-League clubs in Dorset have discovered their provisional league allocations for the 2024/25 season. Weymouth, Dorchester Town, Portland United and Bridport all enjoyed improved seasons on their 2022/23 efforts, consolidating in their respective