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  • Urgent appeal to find missing Portland man

    Police searching for a missing man from Portland are appealing to the public for information to help find him. Dorset Police received a report at 9.50am on Thursday 4 August raising concern for the welfare of 53-year-old Peter Spurgin, who has

  • Magpies sign tenacious Torquay midfielder on loan

    DORCHESTER Town have bolstered their midfield ranks with the loan signing of Alex Moyse from National League side Torquay United. Moyse, 19, signed his first professional contract with the Gulls last summer and joins Dorchester until January 2023

  • Crews race to fire at playing fields in Weymouth

    FIREFIGHTERS have raced to a fire at playing fields in Weymouth. Crews were called to The Marsh at 1.42pm after undergrowth at the playing field had caught fire. Two fire engines were reported at the scene as firefighters tackled the blaze.

  • Firefighters stop out of control bonfire spreading to houses

    FIREFIGHTERS were called to stop an out of control bonfire from spreading to houses. Crews from Weymouth and Dorchester were called to a property on Whitfield Road in Dorchester at 6.14pm yesterday evening after a bonfire got out of control and

  • Large harvester fire spreads destroying large area of crops

    FIREFIGHTERS were called to tackle a large blaze after a combine harvester caught fire and flames started spreading to crops. Crews raced to Shipton Gorge, near Bridport, at 3.39pm yesterday after a combine harvester caught fire. Approximately

  • Blues aiming for FA Cup shock against Lymington

    PORTLAND United are looking to cause an FA Cup upset when they host Lymington Town in the extra-preliminary round tomorrow (3pm). The tie was originally scheduled at the Sports Ground home of the Linnets but had to be switched due to a clash of

  • World's only running Nazi 'Tiger' tank to get final outing

    THE world’s only running Tiger I tank - operated by the Nazis in World War Two - is set for its final outing of the year. The Tiger 131, housed at the Tank Museum in Bovington, typically runs only twice a year: on ‘Tiger Day’ in April and September

  • Keep an eye out for this important email from the council

    Households in the Dorset Council area are being urged to look out for an email asking residents to check whether their electoral register data is correct. The email is being sent as part of the Annual Canvass for the Register of Elections.

  • Live music entertainment in shopping street

    A summer of live music has arrived in Dorchester town centre. DorchLive has returned and will take place every Saturday until September 3 with musicians performing outside M&Co at 11am and 1pm. The hour and a half performances will see

  • Tale by celebrity author set for outdoor stage

    More outdoor theatre is heading to the county town next weekend. Awful Auntie by David Walliams, adapted for the outdoor stage by Heartbreak Productions, can be seen at Maumbury Rings, Dorchester, on Saturday, August 13. Promoters say: "This

  • Four-legged friends and owners invited to dog show

    A paw-fect day out for the family as a dog show is coming to Portland. Rotary Fun Dog Show is taking place on Sunday, August 21 from 11am to 4pm at Southwell Business Park. There will be local stalls available on the day and all money raised

  • Officers welcome special constables to rural crime team

    THREE new volunteer officers are working alongside police to tackle rural crime in the county. The Dorset Police Rural Crime Team said they are delighted to welcome three new special constables to the family. The team say that the recruitment

  • Fall in long waits for hospital treatment

    Dorset County Hospital has seen the number of patients facing the longest waits for treatment drop by four fifths since February, new figures show. As part of an effort to clear the backlog caused by the coronavirus pandemic, NHS England committed

  • Coffee service auctioned off at £12.5k

    A coffee service has gone under the hammer and sold for £12,500, five times the amount it was valued at. The Meissen coffee service, initially valued at £1,500 to £2,500, was sold at Duke’s Auctioneers in Dorchester. Will Batt, auctioneer and

  • Candles to drift down river in memory of loved ones

    Sponsor a candle in memory of a loved one for a Lyme Regis community event. Candles Down the River allows participants to sponsor a candle in honour of a loved one and watch it drift down the river Lim. Candles will be released from Jericho

  • New players sought for cribbage league

    Cribbage (or crib) Is an old English card game; the rules of which were first published in 1662. It has been played in coffee houses and pubs ever since. The Weymouth Town Cribbage League has been running continuously from the 1960s. The

  • Malcolm SOLLOWAY

    SOLLOWAY Ivan Malcolm Passed away on 23rd June. Funeral to take place at Weymouth Crematorium, on Friday 12th August, at 1.45pm. All welcome.

  • Pamela TAYLOR

    TAYLOR, Pamela Jean (Pam) Passed away on the 27th July 2022, aged 92. Loving wife of the late Gilbert, mother of Mark and grandmother of Francesca. The funeral service will take place at Weymouth Crematorium on Monday 15th August at 11.30am. Family flowers

  • Susana and James SMART

    SMART Susana and James Congratulations on the birth of Olivia on 2nd August, a sister for Lilly, love mum, dad, Garry, Tasha and family, Adam and Carmen and family and Jonny xx

  • Sheila HOOPER

    HOOPER Sheila Mary née Boatswain Passed away peacefully at Dorset County Hospital on the 22nd July 2022, aged 90 years. Much loved wife of Keith and a loving mum of Christopher and the late Michael and Charlie. She will be sadly missed by all family and

  • Donald Philip Hutchings

    HUTCHINGS Donald Philip "Phil" Born October 1931 in Abbotsbury, Phil played cricket for Abbotsbury, cruised and raced the yacht "Disdaine" and was a director of Ferrybridge Marine Services boatyard. He lived life with a twinkle in his eye until July 27

  • Construction to get underway on 114 new houses

    WORK is set to get under way on more than 100 new homes in north Dorset. Detailed plans for the 114 new homes on a 9.5 acre site off North Fields, next to Sturminster Newton United Football Club’s ground, were approved by Dorset Council in April

  • Warning of Universal Credit income cut for millions

    Households on Universal Credit are being warned of a cut to income from October. Despite cost-of-living support from the Department for Work and Pensions, everyone on Universal Credit is expected to experience a household cash deficit. Campaigners