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15 hrs ago | Dorsetecho.co.uk

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

Mirror.co.uk

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.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Pension, Dorset County, England, United Kingdom

Dorsetecho.co.uk

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 .

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Andover Advertiser

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)

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Bournemouth Echo

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.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

Bournemouth Echo

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.

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Mon Apr 07, 2014

Dorsetecho.co.uk

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.

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Related Topix: Dorset County, England, World News, United Kingdom

Sun Apr 06, 2014

Bournemouth Echo

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.

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Fri Apr 04, 2014

Bournemouth Echo

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.

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Related Topix: Dorset County, England, United Kingdom, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

Dorsetecho.co.uk

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.

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Thu Apr 03, 2014

Bournemouth Echo

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.

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Bridportnews.co.uk

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.

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Wed Apr 02, 2014

Dorsetecho.co.uk

in the Dock: Purbeck

NICOLA HARLE, aged 26, of Egdon Road, Wareham. Admitted using a colour television receiver without a licence.

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Bournemouth Echo

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.

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Mon Mar 31, 2014

Dorsetecho.co.uk

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.

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Dorsetecho.co.uk

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.

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Wed Mar 26, 2014

Dorsetecho.co.uk

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.

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Mon Mar 24, 2014

Western Gazette

Purbeck Folk Festival 2014

Dubbed the best value small music festival in the world, tickets are now on sale for Purbeck Folk Festival 2014.

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Related Topix: Dorset County, England, United Kingdom, Folk, Eddi Reader

Sun Mar 23, 2014

Bournemouth Echo

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.

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Related Topix: Dorset County, England, United Kingdom, World News, Fire, Greater London County, England

Sat Mar 22, 2014

Dorsetecho.co.uk

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.

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