SS Mendi: Ceremony marks return of WW1 shipwreck bell

Dorset BBC News Feed - Wed, 08/29/2018 - 09:05
A World War One relic linked to one of the worst maritime disasters in English waters has been returned to South Africa.
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Christchurch woman Sharon Perrett died from 'blunt force trauma'

Dorset BBC News Feed - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 21:07
Sharon Perrett, 37, was pronounced dead at the scene in Park Gardens, Christchurch early on Sunday.
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Bournemouth v Milton Keynes Dons

Dorset BBC News Feed - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 15:52
Live coverage of Tuesday's EFL Cup game between Bournemouth and Milton Keynes Dons.
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Commuter tales

Dorset BBC News Feed - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 15:39
Readers share their stories of the most irritating etiquette they have witnessed on public transport.
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Go to the park, take a photo and you could win £100!

Dorset Council News Feed - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 13:58

Time is running out to enter a photography competition that celebrates the beauty of Weymouth and Portland’s parks and gardens.

Winning picture from last year’s #loveweyportparks photography competition

People are being asked to go to their local park take a photograph and post it on Twitter or Instagram using #loveweyportparks2018

The best snap will be awarded £100. The competition will run until 30 September 2018.

Cllr Kate Wheller, Community Facilities Briefholder at Weymouth & Portland Borough Council, said: “Weymouth and Portland’s award-winning parks and gardens are among the best in the country. Enjoying them is free, so why not go to your local park, take a snap and you could win £100!

Our parks are among the best in Britain

“We are very fortunate to have so many beautiful public parks, gardens and green spaces that we can walk, play and relax in. As a borough we can all take pride in our parks.

“The aim of this competition is to get more people to enjoy these beautiful places on their doorstep. It couldn’t be easier, all you have to do is go to the park, share a quick snap and you could win £100!”

Councillor Wheller added: “We are also very lucky here in Weymouth and Portland to have so many dedicated volunteers and Friends Groups who work hard to help us make our parks and gardens such special places.”

There are 10 parks and gardens in Weymouth and Portland and they host a programme of community events including art exhibitions, park runs, concerts and outdoor shows.

There is one prize of £100 which will be awarded to the best photograph taken in one of the borough council’s parks or gardens. Photographs can also be emailed in or posted to Parks Photography Competition, South Walks House, Dorchester, DT1 1UZ.

Full details of the competition and the terms and conditions are available here.


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Dorset County Hospital £7.6m cuts target 'challenging'

Dorset BBC News Feed - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 13:51
The trust needs to cut turnover by 4.3% against a backdrop of increasing demand and staff shortages.
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SS Mendi: WW1 shipwreck's bell returned to South Africa by Theresa May

Dorset BBC News Feed - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 12:32
The SS Mendi sank in 1917 killing more than 600 South Africans en route to the Western Front.
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Get active this September for £1

Dorset Council News Feed - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 12:09

Purbeck Sports Centre, Wareham is giving people the opportunity to try a range of sports for £1 per activity on Saturday 15 September.

The fun starts at 9am and there is a huge range to choose from.

Activities include: a gym taster (mini safety induction included); soft play for children; Zumba; Pilates; Banana Yoga; Super Circuits; core conditioning; badminton; climbing; racket sports; archery; tennis, virtual classes; and more. All for £1 each.

There is also the chance to make some membership savings – sign up the Sports Centre Centre’s Gold Card membership and pay no start-up fee, saving £24.

Membership includes gym, swimming, exercise classes and sauna plus discounts on Pilates and Yoga.

Michelle Goodman, Sports Centre Manager, said: “After the long hot summer, this is a great way to ease into autumn and try something new.

“Why not get some friends together, or bring the family, for five hours of active fun this September.”

Please book in advance to avoid disappointment, although some spaces may be available on the day.

See all the details.

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Troubled Poole Park mini railway set for council takeover

Dorset BBC News Feed - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 11:24
The 69-year-old attraction was suspended by Borough of Poole Council for safety reasons in May.
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Woman, 37, found with fatal injuries in Christchurch house

Dorset BBC News Feed - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 18:16
Officers called to the property in Christchurch pronounced the woman dead at the scene.
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Bournemouth can win trophies this season, says manager Eddie Howe

Dorset BBC News Feed - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 16:09
Bournemouth have the squad depth to enable them to win their first major trophy this season, manager Eddie Howe says.
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Two of four stolen giant tortoises found in Dorset

Dorset BBC News Feed - Sun, 08/26/2018 - 12:07
Blastoise and Jeffery were found, but the other two - Squirtle and Wartortle - are still missing.
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