Dorset

Chris Morris: Hampshire sign South Africa all-rounder for T20 Blast

Dorset BBC News Feed - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 17:42
Hampshire sign South Africa all-rounder Chris Morris for their T20 Blast campaign later this summer.
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Dorset cattery gives Bruce the cat to wrong owners

Dorset BBC News Feed - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 14:53
Bruce the tabby, who was staying at a cattery, was given to the wrong owners and has now disappeared.
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ID theft victim's life 'ruined' by explicit images

Dorset BBC News Feed - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 14:11
Steele Saunders received violent threats after another man used his identity to send indecent images.
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New Leader for Dorset Council Conservatives

Dorset Council News Feed - Tue, 05/07/2019 - 14:17

Councillor Spencer Flower has been declared as the new Leader of the Conservative group this morning (Tuesday 7 May).

At their first meeting following the local elections on 2 May, Conservative group members voted in Cllr Flower as their Leader.

The Leader of Dorset Council will be elected at the Annual Council Meeting on 16 May.

Councillor Flower said:

“I am delighted to have been given the support of colleagues in what will be a very demanding role.”

Councillor Flower has appointed Councillor Peter Wharf as Deputy Group Leader.

The post New Leader for Dorset Council Conservatives appeared first on Dorset Council news.

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Surface dressing sites this week

Dorset Council News Feed - Tue, 05/07/2019 - 14:07

Our surface dressing gang is back in action in Wareham following the early May Bank Holiday weekend.

Please help us by moving your car off the road before 9am and by keeping speeds down immediately after the work, which will allow the material to ‘bed down’.

Remember, you can check for all works in your area using our online roadworks map.

Works completed last week (starting 29 April):

  • Johns Road, Wareham
  • Carey Close, Wareham
  • Walls Veiw Road, Wareham
  • West Mill Crescent, Wareham
  • Link from Wessex Oval, Wareham
  • St Marys Close, Wareham
  • Wessex Oval, Wareham
  • Humber Chase, Wareham
  • Egdon Road, Wareham
  • Mistover Road, Wareham
  • Carey Road, Wareham
  • Courtney Close, Wareham
  • Admirals Way, Wareham
  • Drax Avenue, Wareham
  • Northport Drive, Wareham
  • Trent Drive, Wareham
  • Bourne Drive, Wareham

Some sections of West Mill Crescent, Wessex Oval and the Wessex Oval link Road will be left untreated. Due to scheduled SSE cabling work. We will surface dress these ‘bare’ sections during next year’s surface dressing programme.

Work scheduled for week starting 7 May:

  • Nordon Drive, Wareham
  • Middlebere Drive, Wareham
  • Fairway Drive, Wareham
  • Seven Barrows Road, Wareham
  • Wellstead Road, Wareham
  • Stockley Road, Wareham
  • Burns Road, Wareham
  • Tarrant Drive, Wareham
  • Great Ovens Drive, Wareham
  • Stour Drive, Wareham
  • Sherford Drive, Wareham
  • Avon Drive, Wareham
  • Tantinoby Lane, Wareham
  • Daniel Drive, Wareham
  • Willow Way, Wareham
  • Northmoor Way, Wareham
  • Dual carriageway (northbound) – Bere Road to Northmoor Way, Wareham
  • Link from Northmoor Way to A351 (opposite golf club entrance)

Work scheduled week starting Monday 13 May:

  • Timber Hill, Lyme Regis
  • C18 – from B3164, Birdsmoorgate to entrance to Lower House Farm, Bettiscombe
  • C18 – entrance to Lower House Farm to Mutton Street at Marshwood Cross
  • Beaminster Tunnel to A356 Road – Jct C67, Beaminster Down, to Jct A356, Toller Down
  • C37 – Curry Hole Lane, Halstock to entrance at Furlongs, Corscombe
  • Back Lane, Evershot
About the work

Our surface dressing gang is working 9am to 4pm in urban areas and 8am to 4pm in rural areas.

Here are a few things you can to do help us, and yourself:

  • please move your car off the road before 9am
  • please keep children and pets away – for safety and cleanliness
  • please keep to the temporary speed limits and avoid heavy braking to allow the surface to stabilise and ‘bed down’
  • check your shoes before entering your car or home
  • remove stains promptly with a cleaner for removing bitumen/oil which can be purchased from any motoring store

Surface dressing doesn’t take long and the road can be driven on as soon as it’s finished. Depending on the length of the road you live on, the road will be closed for around 1-2 hours while the treatment takes place.

There will be an advisory 20mph speed limit after the work while the loose stones ‘bed down’ into the bitumen. Travelling at this reduced speed will prevent skidding on the loose chippings, help ‘bed down’ the material and will save your paint work!

We sweep the road one to two days after the work to get rid of excess stones.

White lining reinstatement will follow on from this and is generally a week or so later.

Sorry for the inconvenience

We cannot work overnight as surface dressing relies on the evaporation of water from the bitumen binder (glue) for it to set, and it needs traffic to travel on the new surface for it to ‘bed down’ and lock onto the old surface.

We also cannot work in wet weather – any amount of rain or surface water dilutes the bitumen and so doesn’t hold the chippings in place – which is why our surface dressing programme runs from April through to September.

As this treatment is so weather dependent, dates are subject to change.

The post Surface dressing sites this week appeared first on Dorset Council news.

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Re-opening of Purbeck rail line services pushed back

Dorset BBC News Feed - Tue, 05/07/2019 - 10:38
Swanage Railway said supply problems had hampered the upgrade of 50-year-old rolling stock.
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One-Day Cup: Hampshire beat Somerset to secure home semi-final

Dorset BBC News Feed - Sun, 05/05/2019 - 17:07
Holders Hampshire earn a home One-Day Cup semi-final with a comfortable seven-wicket win over Somerset at Taunton.
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Sturminster Marshall crash: Motorcyclist was father of four

Dorset BBC News Feed - Sat, 05/04/2019 - 15:23
The 40-year-old father died when his motorbike was involved in a crash with a van and lorry.
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Election results: 'Mixed' results for Tories in new unitary councils

Dorset BBC News Feed - Fri, 05/03/2019 - 20:27
The Tories won Dorset Council but could not gain a majority of BCP seats.
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Election results – Here’s what we know

Dorset Council News Feed - Fri, 05/03/2019 - 19:29

Dorset had an overall turn-out of 37.9%.

The Conservative’s took the majority of the votes and as such is the first party to take control of Dorset Council.

Out of the 82 seats up for grabs, 25 are new councillors – they were not members of the Shadow Dorset Council previously – and 57 seats have been taken by members who have previously served as a councillor in Dorset. There are 27 women on the new council and 55 men, meaning women make up 33 per cent of the new council.

There will be councillors representing four political parties and in addition there are four independent councillors on Dorset Council – 43 Conservatives, 29 Liberal Democrats, 2 Labour, 4 Greens, 4 Independent, and 0 UKIP councillors have been elected. This means the Conservatives are in control of Dorset Council.

We welcome all of our 82 new councillors, who are elected to represent our 52 wards.

The post Election results – Here’s what we know appeared first on Dorset Council news.

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Bournemouth care worker jailed for patient sexual activity

Dorset BBC News Feed - Fri, 05/03/2019 - 18:16
Support worker Peter Hill was employed to look after the woman but began a relationship with her.
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Bournemouth v Tottenham Hotspur

Dorset BBC News Feed - Fri, 05/03/2019 - 11:36
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between Bournemouth and Tottenham Hotspur.
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Sturminster Marshall crash: Arrest over motorcyclist death

Dorset BBC News Feed - Fri, 05/03/2019 - 10:34
The 40-year-old man died when his motorbike was involved in a crash with a van and lorry on the A31.
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One-Day Cup: Hampshire beat Sussex by nine runs in epic contest

Dorset BBC News Feed - Thu, 05/02/2019 - 19:14
One-Day Cup holders Hampshire cling on to win an epic game against Sussex by just nine runs.
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Bridport crash: Man denies causing the death of driver

Dorset BBC News Feed - Thu, 05/02/2019 - 16:54
A 31-year-old man denies causing the death of another driver in a two-vehicle crash.
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Cars vandalised at Dorset dealer forecourt

Dorset BBC News Feed - Thu, 05/02/2019 - 12:44
Damage at the garage, which includes smashed windscreens and broken bonnets, costs "about £25,000".
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Election 2019: Council polls to take place across England and NI

Dorset BBC News Feed - Thu, 05/02/2019 - 01:25
Elections are being held for 248 English councils, six mayors and all 11 councils in Northern Ireland.
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Level 42 founder member Boon Gould found dead

Dorset BBC News Feed - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 13:46
The band formed on the Isle of Wight and had a string of hits in the 1980s.
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UK government cancels Brexit ferry deals

Dorset BBC News Feed - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 11:59
The cancellations could cost the taxpayer tens of millions of pounds.
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Toddler crossing death family call for law change

Dorset BBC News Feed - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 11:10
A lorry driver who hit and killed a three-year-old boy at a pedestrian crossing was jailed for a year.
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