Praise for children who fought litter monsters
Nearly 100 schoolchildren from Dorchester and the surrounding area entered a poster competition organised by the Dorchester Stop the Drop anti litter group and Communities Living Sustainably in Dorset.
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Sat Mar 08, 2014
OLYMPIANS Hannah Mills and Stuart Bithell helped a new store set sail when they attended the launch.
Pets at Home, based at the Weymouth Avenue retail park in Dorchester and featuring a pet village, reptile centre, aquatic centre and Vets 4 Pets veterinary surgery, threw open its doors to the public yesterday.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Dorset Echo: Storm Chaos: Chiswell, Cove House Inn
LIVELIHOODS in Dorset have been saved thanks to The Storm Aid fund backed by the Dorset Echo which has raised more than A 6000.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Fears over plans for Stratton House site
Developers Culverdene Properties purchased the former West Dorset District Council offices last year for around A 1.5million and are using a phased app-roach to develop the site.
Dorset Echo: Fundraising mum opens new low-risk birth room at Dorset County Hospital
A MUM who raised nearly A 3,000 for Dorset County Hospital 's maternity ward has officially opened a room named in her honour.
In The Dock: Dorchester
KATHERINE ANNE HOOD, also known as CAITLIN LA MARACHELLE, aged 46, of no fixed abode.
DT1: Councillor protests bins take up 'too much space'
RUBBISH COMPLAINT: Councillor David Taylor is sending a letter to the council saying he is going to charge rent for imposing bins on his property A DORCHESTER councillor claims he is going to start charging rent for new bins that have been delivered to his home as part of a new collection service that started this week.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
COUNCILLORS have backed plans to relocate from their North Quay base in Weymouth.
Following the decision officers will now consult widely about the proposed front of house office relocation plans and will seek support from unions for the recommended proposals prior to implementation.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Flooding on Dorset roads
The A352 is blocked both ways between Knighton Lane and B3144 Alington Avenue on Main Street in Broadmayne near Dorchester .
Wed Feb 26, 2014
EXCLUSIVE: Development vision for harbourside
The indicative artist's impression has been produced by Poundbury architects Ben Penreath & Associates which have been appointed by Weymouth and Portland Borough Council to produce an outline planning application for a 'sympathetic' mixed development for North Quay.
Dorchester woman calls for action after figures reveal full extent of county's health crisis
A DORCHESTER woman is calling for action as new figures revealed the full extent of the county's health crisis.
In The Dock: Portland & West Dorset
DONNA STURMEY, aged 42, of Furlands. Admitted driving at a speed exceeding 30mph in contravention of a Local Traffic Order.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Bridport and Lyme Regis News: England's bestselling crime author Minette Walters
Dorset resident Minette Walters, England's bestselling female crime author,unveiled a plaque in front of invited guests and dignitaries as well as library customers and staff.
Thu Feb 20, 2014
STORMS: Echo appeal tops A 3,500
THE Storm Aid fund being backed by the Dorset Echo is now appealing for storm and flooding victims in urgent need to get in touch.
Wed Feb 19, 2014
Dorset Echo: PROPOSAL: David Kelleway of Culverdene Properties, the owner of Stratton House
THE DEVELOPER behind West Dorset District Council 's former Stratton House offices says more than 40 homes could be brought forward on the site.
Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Mat Follas doing what he loves best.
His new venture, which starts on March 7, will be in a small hotel in Dorchester, believed to be the Casterbridge in High East Street.
Tue Feb 18, 2014
Dorchester teen faces trial
A teenager who denies a charge of grievous bodily harm will go on trial at Dorchester Crown Court on April 15. Kyle Richard Gregory, aged 18, of Fourgates Road, Dorchester, appeared at the court for a case management hearing into the charge, which relates to an incident on July 9 last year in Dorchester's Borough Gardens.
Mon Feb 17, 2014
Storm Latest: Businesses strive to survive in the face of devastation
Many small businesses say trade has plummeted as they have had to deal with flooding and high winds which has had a direct impact on the number of people going through their doors.
Thu Feb 13, 2014
STORM force winds whipped into West Dorset as the wild winter weather resumed its assault.
Gales of 70mph were reported as trees crashed on to roads and Dorset Police put out a warning for people not to travel unless it was vital.
Wed Feb 12, 2014
In the Dock: West Dorset
MICHAEL JAMES NORCOTT , aged 62, of St Mary's Gardens, Beaminster. Admitted using a motor vehicle in a public place without third party insurance.