• Traffic chaos as Boot Hill crash causes massive delays

    Minor injuries have been reported after two vehicles crashed in Weymouth causing chaos to traffic. Two cars into each other at the traffic lights at the bottom of Boot Hill forcing two roads to close and huge delays to traffic in the area.

  • Café to host support session for menopausal women

    Women can access support if they’re going through the menopause at an informal café meet up event in Dorchester. The Crafty Cuppa, based on High East Street, will host a menopause support session from 2pm on Saturday May 18, open to women experiencing

  • Cooker catches fire in Dorset village

    A cooker caught fire at a property in a village in central Dorset this morning. Reports of a property fire saw firefighters from Sturminster Newton spring into action as they attended a home in Oakford Fitzpaine just after midnight on Friday, May

  • One of world's biggest motorbike rides comes to Dorset TODAY

    MOTORCYCLISTS will take part in one of the biggest rides in the world this weekend as the Distinguished Gentleman’s Bike Ride returns for its 11th year.   Last year’s ride was the largest in the UK and fifth largest worldwide out of nearly 900

  • Tribute to top-selling 80s singles artist comes to Weymouth

    A musical tribute to the UK’s biggest selling singles artist of the 80s will be performed in Weymouth. Whole Lotta Shakin’ – The Shakin' Stevens Story pays homage to the pop and rock singer who was also known as Michal Barratt, documenting his

  • Cruise ship with more than 3,000 passengers calls in

    A cruise ship carrying over 3,000 passengers has docked in Portland Port completing its journey.  The Caribbean Princess arrived at Portland today, Friday, May 17, at around 6.13am with 3,114 passengers on board, after travelling from Falmouth

  • Broken down tractor causes delays on major roads

    A broken down tractor caused delays on major roads in Dorset. As previously reported, drivers were experiencing traffic problems at the roundabout between the A35 and the A31 at Bere Regis on Thursday, May 16 at around 5.30pm. Dorset Police

  • Man arrested after assaults on bus

    A man was arrested on suspicion of assaulting two people on a bus in Weymouth.  At around 9.30pm on Wednesday, May 15 on a First Bus, the man assaulted a woman who was known to him before also assaulting the bus driver.  Neither victim is believed

  • Warning over impacts of littering at nature reserves

    A conservation charity has issued a warning over the ‘devastating’ effects that littering and disposable barbecues can have on the environment. The RSPB has issued an appeal to help prevent fires, keep people safe and protect the region’s heathland

  • 105-year-old enjoys Muay Thai boxing

    A 105-year-old care home resident from Dorchester enjoyed testing her hand at Muay Thai boxing. Jean, who lives at Maiden Castle House on Gloucester Road was invited to try out some boxing moves alongside other residents at the care home. The

  • Hospital staff dress up for 'Kangaroo Care' awareness day

    Staff at Dorset County Hospital dressed up in costumes for a day of raising awareness of 'kangaroo care'. Staff at the Special Care Baby Unit wore kangaroo costumes, enjoyed cake and handed out certificates to babies in celebration of Kangaroo

  • Grant to help charity support families after branch closure

    A charity supporting vulnerable and disadvantaged families has been given a grant to help keep a presence in the area after the closure of its local branch. Home-Start West Dorset was forced to close its doors last year after 15 years due to a

  • Public notice issued after death of woman

    A PROBATE and trustee notice has been published for a woman who has passed away in the Dorchester area. It is for Patricia Ann Howell of Alington Road, Dorchester, DT1 1NT, who died on December 19, 2023. READ MORE: 'Probate notice after death

  • Historic Weymouth building praised for restoration work

    The restoration of a historic building in Weymouth has been praised. The Weymouth Civic Society has sent a letter of appreciation to recognise work at Pilgrim House in Hope Square. The building, a community hub and base for various charities

  • Firm applies to change goods vehicle operator's licence

    AN APPLICATION has been made to alter a goods vehicle operator's licence in Weymouth. J Higson L Higson trading as Titan Manufacturing (Weymouth) LLP of Unit 19-22 Links Est Surrey Close Granby Industrial Est Weymouth Dorset DT4 9TY is applying

  • 500 schoolchildren take part in huge triathlon fundraiser

    Hundreds of schoolchildren took part in a triathlon to raise money for young leaders across the globe. A total of 500 children between the ages of seven and 13 came together at Bryanston Prep School near Blandford to take part in the Knight Frank

  • 'I am overjoyed' - woman named 'top young achiever'

    A building materials specialist from Dorchester has been recognised for her commitment to the industry. National trade body The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) and Builders’ Merchants News (BMN), have joined forces to identify the Top 100 Young

  • Two cats found dead on roadside prompt important plea

    Two cats found dead at the roadside  have prompted a plea from a veterinary practice left unable to trace any owners. Haydon Vets, on Corbin Way, Bridport said the two cats are believed to have both been hit by cars in separate incidents. They

  • DVLA £1,000 fine warning to all drivers over 70

    Motorists over the age of 70 have been warned that they could face fines of £1,000 or see their driving licence lapse if they do not take action. The Driving and Vehicle Licensing Agency has advised older drivers of the different rules they face

  • Dorchester and Bere Regis face big derby - cricket previews

    DORCHESTER are full of respect for Bere Regis as the two unbeaten sides go toe-to-toe in a juicy Wessex Internet Dorset Premier League derby at Dorchester Rec tomorrow (12.30pm). Having won each of their opening two matches, the form book could

  • Former pupils invited to 50th anniversary of primary school

    PUPILS from years gone by are being invited to celebrate fifty years of a Weymouth primary school This academic year Southill Primary School turns fifty and the school is getting ready to celebrate with past and present pupils. On Friday, May

  • Mourners say goodbye to singer who was 'the brightest star'

    It was standing room only as a huge crowd gathered at a memorial service to say goodbye to a much loved Weymouth singer. People turned out in their droves to pay tribute to ‘the brightest star’ Sheryl Lee at the Ocean Room in Weymouth Pavilion.

  • Car fires and crashes cause chaos on Dorset's roads

    There was traffic chaos yesterday as two cars burst into flames and two other crashes caused delays to motorists in the Weymouth and Dorchester area. A car burst into flames after it was in collision with an ambulance along the A354 Weymouth Way

  • Pictures: TV travel show visits Swanage Railway

    Swanage Railway is set to feature in an episode of Channel 5’s latest travel documentary this evening. As reported, the Big Steam Adventure hit viewers screens on May 3 and now avid fans of the TV series can tune in for its Dorset episode from

  • Man denies abusing three cats

    A MAN denied charges of physically abusing three cats when he appeared in court. James Higginson, of Kirtleton Avenue in Weymouth, appeared before Weymouth Magistrates' Court charged with two counts of causing unnecessary suffering to a protected

  • Wellbeing walks offered at historic landmark

    Relaxing walks through a historic tourist hotspot in rural Dorchester are being offered to boost wellbeing. People of all ages will get the chance to have a gentle wonder around author Thomas Hardy’s birthplace and Thorncombe Woods, led by a ranger