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Hollywood star Ricky Gervais has links to county - Fact
A GENEALOGIST with a keen interest in celebrity family trees has traced the ancestors of one of the nation's most famous comedy performers to an area of rural Dorset.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
In the Dock: Dorchester
DEREK JON PUCKETT, aged 35, of Damers Road, Dorchester . Admitted criminal damage to property valued under A 5,000, damaging a drinking glass and a staircase spindle.
a New First World War exhibition has been officially opened at a museum in Dorchester.
The exhibition is an interactive learning resource, funded with the aid help of a Heritage Lottery grant worth more than A 50,000.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Communications Minister Ed Vaizey hails Superfast Dorset a 'Fantastic Success'
Communications Minister Ed Vaizey has praised the success of the A 31.75 million Superfast Dorset programme as it reached a major milestone.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Dorchester hospital gets involved in national healthy living drive
BMI The Winterbourne Hospital has also been raising funds for charity as part of its drive to encourage people to lead healthier lives.
the First travellers have arrived at a new transit site in Piddlehinton.
Travellers have also set up near Monkeys Jump roundabout just outside Dorchester but Dorset County Council say they will not be moved on to the transit site.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Council staff set to move from Weymouth to Dorchester
WEST Dorset District Council's executive committee has backed plans to welcome nearly 100 staff from neighbouring Weymouth and Portland Borough Council to its offices in Dorchester .
Digging duo unearth Dorchester's forgotten tunnels
Town councillor David Taylor and Antelope Walk caretaker Terry McGrath recently rediscovered an old underground passage that was believed to have been used by the renowned Judge Jeffreys.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Computer shy can get superfast at web sessions
COMPUTER shy residents in the Weymouth and Dorchester areas are being invited to get online with Superfast Dorset Digital Champions.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Bus campaigners hopeful for solution after meeting
A decision by the First bus firm to reroute its popular service 31 Weymouth to Bridport bus away from communities near Dorchester has incensed villagers who rely on public transport.
Sun Jul 13, 2014
Fire warning for residents after chemicals cause shed blaze
RESIDENTS are being warned of the risk of leaving chemicals stowed away together in hot weather after a blaze which could have turned serious.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
ANOTHER tunnel linked to Dorchester's rich and varied past has been rediscovered.
Antelope Walk caretaker and keen archaeologist and historian Terry McGrath recently discovered a tunnel underneath the county town shopping street that was believed to have been used by the renowned Judge Jeffreys.
Trust funds sow seeds of content
A GARDEN charity helped sow seeds of happiness at a Dorchester school with a donation of funds to replace a vandalised polytunnel.
Councillors fight for affordable housing
TOWN councillors are refusing to give up their fight to see affordable housing included on the site of West District Council's former offices at Stratton House.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
Trio fined for selling fake Pandora jewellery
THREE people from Dorchester were ordered to pay more than A 3,000 in fines and costs between them after selling fake Pandora jewellery on online auction site Ebay.
Hundreds of cyclists saddle up for Macmillan cancer fundraiser
NEARLY 800 cyclists took to Dorset's country roads today to raise funds for charity in the 26th annual Macmillan Dorset Bike Ride.
Sat Jul 05, 2014
Veterans on the march, all steamed up at Chickerell and music rocking Chesil
Veterans will march through Dorchester today to mark Armed Forces Day and there will be music and entertainment in the Borough Gardens throughout the afternoon.
Fri Jul 04, 2014
Elderly 'miss out' on claims says charity
AGE UK Dorchester is urging elderly people to make sure they do not miss out on home insurance claims they are entitled to.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
Jobs at risk in council bid to save A 6m
COUNCILS in Dorset look set to trim a further A 6m from their budgets as they press ahead with a groundbreaking union.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Thousands to join walkout in protest against attacks on pay, pensions and workloads
DORSET is set to be crippled by a huge public sector strike which will see thousands of workers stage a walkout.