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Battle to protect heathland from fire and crime
The total amount of heathland damaged by fire was significantly reduced from 71.1 hectares in 2011 to 12.8 hectares in 2013.
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Wed Apr 16, 2014
Government will tell pensioners when they are expected to die to help them budget
Pensions minister says people live longer than they think so will work out their death age based on drinking, smoking and wealth People approaching retirement will be given a death date by the Government to stop them squandering their savings, ministers announced yesterday.
in the Dock: Purbeck
LEON BILLINGTON, aged 60, of no fixed abode. Admitted stealing two bottles of cider and a pasty to the value of A 3.99 from a store in Wool .
Glasgow has lowest life expectancy
Glasgow, which is preparing to host the Commonwealth Games, has the lowest life expectancy of anywhere in Britain, figures show As Glaswegians prepare to welcome some of the world's most elite athletes to their city, the state of local people's health has once again been thrust into the spotlight after a new report revealed that the life expectancy ... (more)
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Enjoy a dip in the sea with confidence after bathing water is praised
DORSET beach-goers can enjoy a dip in the sea with confidence this summer, after more of the area's beach waters earned a recommendation in the annual Good Beach Guide.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
VIDEO: Romantic charms of Swanage Railway praised by MP
SOUTH Dorset MP Richard Drax has visited the Swanage Railway to see how the volunteer-led organisation contributes to the local economy.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
Volunteers receive awards for 'exceptional' community work
ELEVEN volunteers from across Purbeck have been honoured at a special reception for the 'exceptional work' they do in the community.
Sun Apr 06, 2014
Swanage cyclist braves extreme conditions to complete 10,000 mile bike ride
SWANAGE charity cyclist Adam Crisp braved plunging temperatures, weeks of isolation and mountainous terrain to complete his epic 10,000 mile Dorset to Bangkok bike ride.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
Wind farm landowner speaks out after High Court ruling
THE landowner of Purbeck's Alaska Wind Farm site has spoken out following the High Court ruling that effectively ended the legal challenge against the project.
MP Richard Drax praises Swanage Railway
IT WAS full steam ahead at Swanage Railway earlier this week as South Dorset MP Richard Drax paid a visit.
Thu Apr 03, 2014
Eleven volunteers from across Purbeck honoured for 'exceptional work'
ELEVEN volunteers from across Purbeck have been honoured at a special reception for the "exceptional work" they do in the community.
Bridport and Lyme Regis News: MEMORIAL: Students light candles at Auschwitz
STUDENTS from across West Dorset were rendered silent as they took a sombre tour of a concentration camp where 1.2million people were killed.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
in the Dock: Purbeck
NICOLA HARLE, aged 26, of Egdon Road, Wareham. Admitted using a colour television receiver without a licence.
Two new promotions at Damory Coaches
The firm's owner, Go South Coast, picked two key staff from sister companies Morebus and Salisbury Reds to manage the firm.
Mon Mar 31, 2014
Dorset Echo: Moving Forward: Portland Port is a potential site
DEVELOPERS have taken the next step in the process that could see a new wind farm off the coast of Dorset.
Dorset Echo: MEMORIAL: Students visit Auschwitz-Birkenau with the Holocaust Educational Trust
STUDENTS were rendered silent as they took a sombre tour of a concentration camp where 1.2million people were killed.
Wed Mar 26, 2014
In The Dock: Purbeck
RYAN CAMERON WOOD, aged 20, of Burlington Road, Swanage. Admitted driving a motor vehicle after consuming so much alcohol the proportion in 100 millilitres of blood was 147 milligrammes.
Mon Mar 24, 2014
Purbeck Folk Festival 2014
Dubbed the best value small music festival in the world, tickets are now on sale for Purbeck Folk Festival 2014.
Sun Mar 23, 2014
PURBECK suffered three heath fires in a spate of suspected arson attacks over one day last week.
On Wednesday evening, firefighters from Swanage , Wareham, Bere Regis and Hamworthy battled a blaze which destroyed 247m by 22m of heathland on Dean Hill in Studland.
Sat Mar 22, 2014
POLICE are appealing for witnesses following criminal damage to railway carriages in Swanage.
Sergeant Jon McCarthy, of Purbeck police, said: "This crime has caused a vast amount of expense and inconvenience to the railway company which is predominantly run by volunteers for the benefit of the public.