• Obstruction on train tracks causes disruption

    An obstruction on the tracks was causing delays to train services. South Western Railway (SWR) services running from Weymouth to Waterloo were running at a reduced speed between Pokesdown and Bournemouth whilst specialist teams checked for potential

  • Two detained for drug search

    Police detained two people for a stop and search. Officers from Weymouth and Portland Police stopped a vehicle along Rodwell Avenue and detained the two occupants for a drug search. The stop was based on the actions of the driver and information

  • Professional beggar moved on by police

    A professional beggar was moved on from a Dorset street by police. The Dorchester Neighbourhood policing team were out patrolling ‘known anti-social behaviour hotspots yesterday (Saturday, February 10) when they came across the ‘professional beggar

  • Man arrested on suspicion of 'going equipped to steal'

    A man was arrested on suspicion of ‘going equipped to steal.’ Neighbourhood Police Officers from Dorchester located a suspicious looking vehicle last night whilst out on patrols in the Crossways area following recent fuel thefts from vehicles at

  • Video captures landslip at beauty spot along Jurassic Coast

    A video has captured a recent landslip at a beauty spot along the Jurassic Coast. The Lulworth Rangers captured the moment a small landslip occurred at Lulworth Cove yesterday (Saturday, February 10), showing the ‘instability’ of the cliffs.

  • Seaside pub opens under new management

    A seaside pub opens under new management this weekend.  Jamie and Clare Pimbley have taken over The West Bay Hotel.  As reported by the Bridport News, the couple announced last month they were to leave The Half Moon Inn, Melplash, after five

  • Parnham House restoration takes leap forward

    A high-end holiday home has been approved for Parnham House – councillors going against an officer recommendation to refuse it. The new four-bedroom building, together with a swimming pool and pool house, will be the mirror image of the adjacent

  • West Dorset pub crowned pub of the year

    A West Dorset pub has scooped a prestigious Pub of the Year award - a third title within 12 months. The Woodman on South Street in Bridport took the crown for Pub of the Year, awarded by the West Dorset Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) branch.

  • Council leader defends six-figure salaries of officers

    HIGH officer salaries and improving the state of Dorset Council-owned sewage treatment works were among the issues in this month’s ‘sofa session’  with senior councillors. Public questions on the hour-long social media event also included a call

  • Figures reveal number of Covid patients in hospital

    Dorset County Hospital Trust was caring for five patients with coronavirus in hospital as of Sunday, figures show. NHS England data shows the number of people being treated in hospital with Covid-19 by 8am on February 4 was up from four on the

  • Major donation to help people enjoy boat rides

    A charity that provides accessible boat trips to wheelchair users and people living with disabilities in Weymouth has received a generous £500 donation. The M.V. Freedom is a 10-metre motor catamaran that has been specifically designed and built

  • Fall in number of crimes committed by children

    There was a fall in the number of crimes committed by children in Dorset last year, new figures show. The latest Youth Justice Statistics show children aged between 10 and 17 committed 441 crimes recorded by Dorset Police in the year to March 2023

  • Weymouth to make a bang at major fireworks competition

    A WEYMOUTH-based company is set to compete at this year's Firework Championships in Plymouth. Anytime Fireworks has been selected as one of six companies that will compete on Plymouth Hoe this summer. Plymouth Lord Mayor Councillor Mark Shayer

  • Two UFO sightings reported in Dorset last year

    There were two reported sightings of Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) in Dorset last year. A Freedom of Information (FOI) request to Dorset Police reveals that two UFOs were spotted in the county in 2023 and reported to the force. The first