• Stone company’s a natural winner

    PORTLAND-based Albion Stone won three awards, had two projects highly commended and one commended at the 2006 Natural Stone Awards in London. Its first triumph was for the BBC's broadcasting headquarters - Egton House in Portland Place, London - for

  • Team spirit is praised

    INSPECTORS praised the team spirit when they awarded Purbeck Ice Cream an Investor in People award. They hailed morale at the company, based at Kingston, near Wareham. Investor in People (IIP) is the national standard for organisational excellence in

  • Anger over parking charges

    TRADERS, churchgoers and the disabled claim they will be unfairly hit by new parking charges in Weymouth and Portland. Weymouth and Portland Borough Council wants to raise between £152,000 and £221,000 to fill a gap in its finances. The move comes just

  • Sailrocket 'ready’ for record attempt

    A boat designed to break the world speed sailing record is continuing its trials in Portland Harbour. The Sailrocket has been specially designed for the attempt. Boat designer Malcolm Barnsley and pilots Helena Darvelid and Paul Larsen have been waiting

  • Ocean Room party venue plan backed

    COUNCILLORS last night backed a plan to turn part of Weymouth's new Pavilion complex into a money- spinning party venue. But Weymouth and Portland Borough Council committee members demanded assurances that the private sector be brought in to manage

  • Pupils enjoy visit of interactive van

    LIFE-SIZE models have been giving children a taster of biology in Dorset's travelling classroom. Pupils at Wool First School spent the day in an interactive visiting van, the Life Education Centre. Children aged from four to seven took classes titled

  • County budgets swelled by £3m

    DORSET is nearly £3 million better off after the Government said today that it would get nearly £33 million as its council funding settlement for 2007-2008. County council leader Coun Angus Campbell said: "Despite this increase Dorset is still the lowest-funded

  • Pupils in limbo as they wait for news of friend

    DISTRAUGHT pupils turned to counsellors after hearing their classmate is feared drowned. Up to 30 teenagers at Royal Manor Arts College have used the support service since Kyle Moore went missing in Portland Harbour. Headteacher Paul Green said the

  • Four-legged friends need a loving home

    ALL these dogs want for Christmas is a good home. They have been taken in by Dorset-based registered charity the Stray Dogs Sanctuary. Charity chairman Judy Townsend says their dogs need homes and the sanctuary needs space for the inevitable post-Christmas

  • Plan to tackle festive yobs

    POLICE powers to tackle drunks and young yobs have been extended to help Weymouth have a peaceful Christmas. A Section 30 dispersal order, which allows officers to break up groups of people likely to cause trouble in town, has been reintroduced. Starting

  • Parking misery for users of NHS clinic

    ILLEGAL parking outside Bridport's health clinic is causing misery to patients and staff. The situation has got so bad at St Swithun's House, next to Bridport Medical Centre, that the NHS is considering taking legal action against persistent offenders

  • FA rule Hakim is on a contract

    IT appears Weymouth will not be able to sign striker Paul Hakim until the transfer window re-opens. Last week the Terras said they had received an e-mail from the Football Association informing them that the 24-year-old was on non-contract terms at St

  • Jenkins: Knight is a great catch

    DORCHESTER boss Mick Jenkins has made "a real coup" by signing former Portsmouth goalkeeper Alan Knight on to the coaching staff. Knight played in all four divisions of the Football League for Pompey, setting the record for the most appearances of a