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Hospital pilots pioneering operating technique

DORSET County Hospital has been chosen as one of five pilot training sites for an enhanced operating technique for patients with rectal cancer. Transanal...

Call for an awareness day over the amount of plastic in the sea

WEYMOUTH man Patrick Howie has launched an online petition lobbying the Government to create a national awareness day on the amount of plastic in...

Freemasons provide the funds to save the Herbert collection

DORSET Freemasons have given more than £4,300 to save an historic photo collection at the Dorset History Centre. The Dorset Archive Trust has been...

Coach company raises £2,000 for hospital

COACH tour operator Crossways Travel, based near Dorchester, chose the Friends of Dorset County Hospital as their charity of the year for 2017. During...

First birthday for new mums’ support team for new mums

DORSET County Hospital has celebrated the first birthday of its specialist clinic to support the mental health needs of mums-to-be. The Perinatal Mental Health...

Fail-to-stop fatal collision in Dorchester – public appeal to identify car

OFFICERS investigating a fatal fail-to-stop collision in Dorchester that claimed the life of a woman are issuing CCTV images of what is believed to...
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Consultation over whether to raise the police precept on council tax

DORSET residents are being asked whether they would pay an extra £1 a month to support policing in the county. Following an announcement from the...

28 charged during Christmas driving campaign

A FURTHER nine people have been charged with drink or drug driving offences as part of Dorset Police’s Christmas drink and drug driving campaign....

Police investigate two fatal collisions

TWO fatal collisions took place in the Dorchester area in the period between Christmas and New Year. Officers have launched a direct plea to...

Pioneer of digital photography is recognised in New Year’s Honours

A DORCHESTER man, one of the pioneers of digital photography, has been awarded an MBE in the New Year honours. Peter Noble is credited...

Helping out troubled teens

A CHARITY is appealing for Dorset hosts to help make a new life in the New Year for young people who are suffering a...

New x-ray machine to improve patient services

NEW state-of-the-art x-ray equipment has arrived at the Diagnostic Imaging Department at Dorset County Hospital. The new x-ray equipment was purchased to replace an...

Armed Forces award for hospital

DORSET County Hospital has been honoured for its support of the armed forces. The Dorchester hospital has been presented with a Silver Defence Employer...

Success for winter appeal

A DORSET Surviving Winter Appeal has raised £60,000 in less than five weeks to help older people at risk. And with the recent drop...

Rotary award

JOHN Adams, a Casterbridge Rotarian, has been awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship, the highest award that Rotary International can give. John has been responsible...

Rotary club offers small grants to help community groups

DORCHESTER Casterbridge Rotary Club has launched its small grant scheme using the income generated by the 2017 Dorchester Marathon. Applications are invited from local...

Caledonians 80th anniversary

SOUTH Dorset Caledonian Society will be celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2018. The society has a busy annual calendar of events which includes ceilidhs,...

Call for extended consultation on rail changes

OPPONENTS of changes to the rail timetable have called on South Western Railway to extend the consultation – and run a local session. The...

Overnight children’s services to stay in Dorset

DORSET Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is working to maintain a consultant-led maternity and overnight children’s services in Dorchester as part of a single maternity...

No referral for CCG review

MEMBERS of the Dorset Health Scrutiny Committee have voted not to refer the Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) Clinical Services Review (CSR) to the...
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Witness appeal after fatal accident on A35

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a fatal accident on the A35, near Dorchester, on Wednesday, December 27th. The incident occurred to the west...

Purbeck withdraw unitary authority objections

PURBECK District Council will withdraw its opposition to the reorganization of councils in Dorset. On Tuesday 12 December, the district council agreed to write to...

New framework for providing care across the county brought into use

DORSET County Council has been working with the NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to look at how it provides care and support to...
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PCC denies claims Dorset Police will no longer follow up low level crime

DORSET’S Police and Crime Commissioner has refuted claims the force may give up investigating low-level crime offences due to lack of finances. Martyn Underhill...

Solicitors set up charitable fund to support local groups

DORSET law firm Kitson & Trotman and Dorset Community Foundation – the county’s primary organisation for raising and distributing funding and grant-making to good...

Dorset Portwatch scheme is launched

POLICE and Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill and Poole Harbour Watch supported the launch of a new South West Portwatch scheme, which took place at...

Visit Dorset team delighted with response to digital marketing roadshow events

VISIT Dorset, the partnership responsible for promoting Dorset, has successfully delivered three exclusive events for local tourism business over the last few months. Free...

Close-up view for visitors

VISITORS to Hardy’s Birthplace Visitor Centre can now enjoy close-up views of its busy bird-feeding station thanks to the generosity of Wessex Photographic and...

Council response to train timetable consultation

WEST Dorset District Council and Weymouth & Portland Borough Council have responded to South Western Railway’s proposed changes to train timetables. South Western Railway...

A new home for Christmas

FIRST-time buyer Evan Cull has hailed an affordable housing development in Dorchester for helping him onto the property ladder. The 31-year-old has become the...

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