Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Police appeal for dash cam footage

POLICE are appealing for dash cam or CCTV footage following alleged dangerous driving in Weymouth.Officers received reports from a member of the public that...

Landlord fined for managing dangerous and over-run house

A LANDLORD has been ordered to pay costs after a court found that a property he was managing was unsafe and in poor repair.Landlord...

Jobs lost as Value House closes

VALUE House is to close its Wyke Regis store with the loss of around 50 full and part-time jobs.The company say that the Mandeville...

Man wanted for breaching licence conditions

DETECTIVES are appealing for the public’s help to find a 48-year-old Weymouth man who is wanted for breaching his licence conditions.Lee Blake Taylor, otherwise...

New scheme to tackle excessive drinking

SUSPECTED drunks trying to get into pubs and clubs in Weymouth could be breathalysed and refused entry from this Friday (September 16th), as part...

Have your say on unitary authority proposals

AN important roadshow gave Weymouth residents a chance to comment on major proposals affecting the future of all nine councils in Dorset.The roadshow was...

Chris to join human rights volunteers in Israel

WEYMOUTH woman, Chris Wilson, is volunteering as a human rights monitor in Israel and the West Bank.She has joined an international peace building programme...

Dorset’s Harry Wiltshire is Ironman Weymouth champion

WORDS AND PHOTOS BY CLAIRE VERAIRONMAN may not have been popular with some of the area’s motorists, but spectators in Weymouth were treated to...

Man jailed for gun and heroin possession

A MAN has been jailed for 10 years for possession of a gun and heroin with intent to supply.Andre Maragh, 32 and from London,...

County’s NHS trust still needs to improve

DORSET'S NHS trust has been found to still require improvement after being inspected again this year.The largest provider of healthcare in Dorset was graded...

Weather warnings in place for Dorset this week

MORE heavy showers are expected to hit Dorset this week as a weather warning for rain has been issued for the county for tomorrow...
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Dorset police say ‘thank you’ for supporting this year’s 101 campaign

AS THIS year’s 101 campaign to educate residents on the appropriate use of the service comes to an end, Dorset Police want to thank...
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Dorset in top 14 forces supporting those with mental health problems

DORSET Police has been rated among the top 14 forces when supporting those with mental health problems.A mental health street triage service for Dorset...

Magna housing boost welcomed

DORCHESTER-based Magna Housing Association has announced it will build 600 homes for rent and shared ownership over the next five years.The move will provide...

Police condemn ‘irresponsible behaviour’ in Ironman roads ruckus

By Claire VeraINTERFERENCE with road signs may have been the main cause of traffic problems that caused anger among residents around Dorchester and Weymouth...

Search for wanted man

DETECTIVES are appealing for help to locate a man who is wanted for breaching his licence conditions.Jordan Thomas McClay, 26 and of Weymouth, was...

Bus strikes could continue to Christmas as arbitration talks break down

BUS strikes could continue until Christmas as Unite, the union representing the striking drivers, has withdrawn from arbitration talks with ACAS.Representatives from Unite had...

Record breaking show draws crowds despite downpours

WORDS & PHOTOS BY CLAIRE VERARECORD breaking exhibit numbers gave Dorset County Show visitors plenty to see over the weekend – with crowds returning...

Celebrating a life on the ocean wave at Waterfest

WORDS & PHOTOS BY CLAIRE VERAWEYMOUTH'S Waterfest brought locals and visitors onto the harbourside to celebrate the town's maritime tradition, with historic and modern...

Volunteers needed for Great British Beach Clean

PEOPLE along the Dorset coast passionate about their beaches are being encouraged to take part in the Great British Beach Clean this year as...

Rural locations to benefit from superfast broadband

DOZENS more communities in Dorset are to benefit from the roll-out of superfast broadband.More than 26 per cent of customers in the Superfast Dorset...

Extra trips for Southill community bus

DORSET County Council is extending its community bus service between Southill and Weymouth town centre.The enhanced CB2 service started on Monday  September 5th with...

Ground floor car park spaces for those who need them most

A MAJOR improvement in parking facilities for vulnerable people has been made in Weymouth.Britannia Parking, which runs the town’s multi-storey car park on Commercial...

Students soak up culture of Hamburg

THE Wey Valley School students have recently returned from a summer trip to Hamburg.A major port city, Hamburg is the second largest city in...

Hotel’s family fun day to go ahead

ORGANISERS of a popular Weymouth family fun day have stressed the show will go on – despite a clash with the resort’s Ironman Race.The...

Artist Martin calls it a day at gallery

WEYMOUTH’S oldest and largest art gallery will close its doors for the final time on October 31st.Owner Martin Leighton is retiring, but when he...

Working together on community project

A VOLUNTEER team from Weymouth College have been helping out on a community allotment in Dorchester.The National Citizens Service volunteers from the college have...

Water works to cause six month road disruption

MOTORISTS will face disruption along Dorchester Road in Weymouth as Wessex Water carries out six months of work to upgrade water mains between Manor...

Garden party to keep bells ringing

VISITORS helped raise cash for a “ding-dong” event when Weymouth’s St Paul’s Church held a garden party in the grounds of the vicarage.All money...

Italian restaurant responds to earthquake appeal

AFTER the devastating earthquake in Italy last week, Giuseppe Vannucci and Tim Newton from Al Molo, Weymouth’s award winning, Italian fine dining restaurant, are...

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