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  • Weymouth resident honoured with MBE

    A Weymouth resident has been awarded an MBE in the Kings’ Birthday Honours for his services to HIV and AIDS care. Dr Patrick Dixon is the founder, volunteer and ambassador to ACET UK, a charity delivering relationship and sex education training

  • Main route partially blocked as caravan loses wheel

    The main route between Weymouth and Dorchester was partially blocked by a broken down caravan. Slow traffic was reported along the Weymouth Relief Road after a caravan lost a wheel. The inside lane was blocked by police as the situation was

  • Woman 'threatened' in busy supermarket car park

    A man threatened a woman in a busy supermarket car park, police said. Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward as they investigate a report of threatening behaviour in Weymouth. It is reported that between

  • Temporary traffic lights in place after 'huge' water leak

    TEMPORARY traffic lights are expected to be in place for the next week after a “huge” water leak.  A water leak on the B3069 High Street through Langton Matravers was found on Thursday evening, June 13.  Although the road was initially closed

  • Oil spill causes temporary closure on busy road

    Police have been assisting with the clean up of an oil spill on a busy route in Dorset.  Officers from Weymouth Responses Officers were dealing with what they described as a large oil spill on Portland Beach Road earlier today (Friday, June 14)

  • Family tribute to "gentle loving" man who died in crash

    Tributes have been paid to a "gentle loving" man who died in a crash in North Dorset.  Dean McCormack, 62 from Warminster in Wiltshire was a pedestrian involved in a crash on the A350 Main Road near the village of Compton Abbas with a silver Audi

  • Spirit of Adventure cruise ship calls into port

    Another cruise ship has called into Portland Port this morning. The Spirit of Adventure has docked into the port today (Friday, June 14) at around 9am. Sailing under the flag of the United Kingdom, the Spirit of Adventure is operated by Saga

  • Major festival cancelled at last minute

    A POPULAR seafood event in Swanage has been forced to cancel its two-day event.  The Swanage Fish and Food Festival has been cancelled due to the upcoming weather hitting the coast this weekend. The weekend includes events such as foraging

  • Daredevil, 80 to jump out of plane dressed as Spiderman

    An 80-year-old daredevil is celebrating her milestone birthday by jumping out of a plane dressed as spiderman. Mary Bates from Weymouth has planned a 15,000 foot skydive in memory of her son Spenny (Spencer Bates) who sadly passed away from motor

  • Diversions to enter the hospital this weekend

    Visitors to the county hospital will need to take a diversion this weekend due to construction work. From 4pm on Friday, June 14 until 4pm Sunday, June 16, no vehicles will be able to access the area between the South Wing 1 and North Wing 1 entrances

  • Top council officer to leave authority

    ONE of Dorset Council’s top officers is to leave the authority in September. Executive Director of Children’s Services, Theresa Leavy has been with the council for five years and is widely acknowledged to have led a successful campaign to improve

  • Calls for targeted support for people struggling with bills

    A DORSET councillor has called for more targeted support for residents who are struggling to make ends meet. Cllr Carole Jones, who volunteers at Sturminster Newton’s Vale Pantry project, says aid is often not directed where it should be and, on

  • Staff claim colleagues made redundant and others not paid

    Staff at a care home say they have not been paid and several colleagues have been made redundant. According to carers from the Weymouth Manor Care Home on Radipole Lane, members of staff have not received payment from their work in May. The

  • Popular event raises more than £20k for local charities

    More than £20,000 has been raised for charitable causes thanks to a popular Weymouth event. Fayre in the Square returned to Weymouth over the late May Bank Holiday and has been hailed as a success after thousands flocked to the harbourside. 

  • Scammers target public by pretending to be police

    Residents in Dorset have reported scam phone calls pertaining to be from a police officer. Dorset Police have received reports from the public that scammers are calling up, giving the name of a police station, their name and collar number.

  • WATCH: 'Humungous' 14 foot python found near holiday park

    A 14-foot snake has been rescued after it was found slithering around rural West Dorset. The snake, which has been identified as a Burmese python, was spotted around the Monkton Wyld Holiday Park in West Dorset on Tuesday, June 11. Local resident

  • Magpies reveal start date for pre-season training

    DORCHESTER Town are due to report for pre-season in the first week of July, manager Tom Killick has revealed. It means the Magpies will have a two-month summer break between the 2023/24 campaign ending and their first session of the summer.

  • Two big derbies in juicy weekend - cricket previews

    DORCHESTER and Bere Regis will this time hope to avoid bad weather as the two sides prepare to face off in the Dorset League T20 phase at Dorchester Rec tomorrow (1pm). Last month, both sides were unbeaten going into their 50-over clash only for

  • Wetherspoon pub handed notice after noise complaints

    A WETHERSPOON pub is challenging the council after being served a noise abatement notice. The Quay in Poole was first handed the notice by BCP Council on January 17 of this year. It followed complaints made to the local authority's Environmental

  • Fears over delays to coast protection works

    COAST protection works at both Weymouth and Lyme Regis could be delayed, or reduced in scale, because of rising costs. The final phase of protection works for the historic Cobb at Lyme Regis is said to now be at least £2.1million short for structural

  • Evening of singing to raise money for local cause

    An evening of music and songs will help raise funds for a local cause. The Encore Singers are inviting the public to their next concert, Music for a Summer’s Evening, which will take place on Saturday, July 6 at the United Church on South Street