Motorcyclist dies in Sturminster Marshall three-vehicle crash

Dorset BBC News Feed - Tue, 04/30/2019 - 17:54
The 40-year-old man was involved in a crash with a van and lorry on the A31 in Dorset.
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Ryan Fraser is a throwback to Johnstone & Henderson - Redknapp

Dorset BBC News Feed - Tue, 04/30/2019 - 15:11
Ex-Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp watches former club Bournemouth regularly and says Scotland winger Ryan Fraser reminds him of greats from the past.
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Crucial sea defence work continues with the creation of new rock groynes at West Beach

Dorset Council News Feed - Tue, 04/30/2019 - 12:38

Over the next two weeks, subject to weather and sea conditions, large rocks will be delivered by barges to West Beach so that new and improved sea defences can be constructed.

The Environment Agency and Dorset Council have partnered up to work on a new multi-million pound sea defence project at West Bay, West Dorset. As part of this crucial work, a delivery of rock arrived and is now anchored off of West Bay. The rock cargo, governed by tide times, will then be unloaded onto the beach over the next two weeks.

Full installation of the rock groynes and revetment will take approximately two months and involve the use of large excavators, dump trucks and bulldozers. 40,000 tonnes of rock and 10,000 tonnes of shingle is being imported. The largest rocks will weigh in the region of 10 tonnes each.

Why this work is important

The beach defences protect 148 residential properties, 112 commercial properties and caravans at Parkdean Holiday Park. Each winter, stormy seas damage East Beach and waves over-topping the Esplanade at West Beach caused significant flooding of properties in 2014. To address this, a more robust defence system against flooding is needed.

How this will be funded

£5m of the funding is being provided by central government under the DEFRA Flood Defence Grant-in-Aid. £3m has been provided by the former West Dorset District Council, and £1m has been granted from Local Levy by the Wessex Regional Flood Defence Committee.

Beach closures

West Beach will be closed for the duration of works and access to East Beach will be restricted at certain times. We regret that some inconvenience may be caused for this relatively short period of time. The works are crucial to ensure the safety of residents and local businesses who are at continued risk from floods and also the continued economic viability of West Bay.

Want more information?

We are continuing to hold a series of drop-in sessions at the Salt House to keep local residents, businesses and visitors updated with the latest on these important works.

These open sessions will have at least one representative – either from the Environment Agency or Dorset Council – to answer any questions you may have and to give an update on progress.

Open from 1:30 – 4:30pm on these dates:

  • Thursday 16 May
  • Thursday 30 May
  • Thursday 13 June
  • Thursday 27 June

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Dorset Road Fix – May sites

Dorset Council News Feed - Tue, 04/30/2019 - 11:20

Dorset Highways surfacing gangs are mainly in the north of the county this month.

Due to the large equipment used, the area of the road being worked on will be closed. Daytime road closures are 9am to 4pm and night work is usually from 7pm to 6am.

In May we will be repairing sections along the following roads:

A30 Toomer Hill, Sherborne
daytime closure 26 Apr to 1 May (weekdays only)

A30 Coldharbour, Sherborne
daytime closure 2 May (for white lining)

A30 Babylon Hill Roundabout, Yeovil
night closure 9pm to 6am, 2 & 3 May

Compton Road, Yeovil
(in conjunction with Babylon Hill lane closure)
night closure 9pm to 6am, 2 & 3 May

B3143 Blackrow Lane, Kings Stag
daytime closure 7 May to 15 May (weekdays only)

B3157 Burton Road, Bridport
daytime surfacing 8 May to 10 May
two-way lights with convoy vehicle

C13 Melbury Abbas
surfacing work 9 May to 17 May (road closed already)

B3081 Zig Zag Hill
24hr closure 20 May to 31 May

A357 Lydlinch Common
daytime closure 29 May to 11 June (weekdays only)

Dates can be subject to change due to adverse weather, this page will be updated if there is any change.

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The Dorset family who are living plastic-free

Dorset BBC News Feed - Tue, 04/30/2019 - 06:14
The Fynes family decided to go plastic-free after seeing ducks eating rubbish at a picnic site.
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Emiliano Sala: Arrests after 'body photo' posted on Twitter

Dorset BBC News Feed - Mon, 04/29/2019 - 21:45
The photo purporting to show the post-mortem examination of the footballer was posted online.
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Dorset parish council candidate shortage solved

Dorset BBC News Feed - Mon, 04/29/2019 - 10:06
It was feared some councils in Dorset would not be able to function because of a shortage of volunteers.
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Woman raped after drink 'spiked' at Frome gig

Dorset BBC News Feed - Mon, 04/29/2019 - 00:50
Elinor Bell has waived her right to anonymity in the hope of tracking down witnesses to the attack.
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One-Day Cup: Essex beat holders Hampshire thanks to Ravi Bopara's all-round display

Dorset BBC News Feed - Sun, 04/28/2019 - 18:19
Ravi Bopara shines with both bat and ball as Essex inflict a first One-Day Cup loss on holders Hampshire.
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Emilano Sala: Police investigate online photo said to be of plane crash victim

Dorset BBC News Feed - Sun, 04/28/2019 - 02:19
Police investigate after a photo said to be of the body of Premier League footballer Emiliano Sala is shared on social media.
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Surface dressing sites – 29 April

Dorset Council News Feed - Sat, 04/27/2019 - 10:58

Our surface dressing continues in Wareham next week, targetting residential roads.

We’ve had a  slower start than we would have liked as the weather has not been on our side.

Works completed this week, starting 23 April:

  • Frome Road, Wareham
  • Hardy Road, Wareham
  • Barnes Road, Wareham
  • Shirley Road, Wareham
  • Stowell Crescent, Wareham
  • Encombe Road, Wareham
  • Causeway Close (Northport Drive end), Wareham

Roads scheduled for surface dressing next week, starting Monday 29 April:

  • North Causeway, Wareham
  • Sandford Lane, Wareham
  • 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

Work scheduled for week starting Tuesday 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)

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.

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.

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One-Day Cup: James Vince hits 190 in Hampshire win against Gloucestershire

Dorset BBC News Feed - Fri, 04/26/2019 - 18:21
James Vince hits a career-best 190 as holders Hampshire maintain their 100% start with victory against Gloucestershire.
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Wareham toddler crossing death lorry driver jailed

Dorset BBC News Feed - Fri, 04/26/2019 - 12:29
Dean Phoenix had admitted his careless driving led to Jaiden Mangan's death on a pedestrian crossing.
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Poole mother 'heartbroken' after young sons' grave vandalised

Dorset BBC News Feed - Fri, 04/26/2019 - 12:11
The two young brothers, who had a rare skin condition, died within days of each other in 2013.
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Ian Holland: Northamptonshire sign Hampshire paceman on One-Day Cup loan

Dorset BBC News Feed - Fri, 04/26/2019 - 11:15
Northamptonshire sign Hampshire seamer Ian Holland on a short-term loan for the One-Day Cup.
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Southampton v Bournemouth

Dorset BBC News Feed - Fri, 04/26/2019 - 10:44
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between Southampton and Bournemouth.
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Wareham toddler death lorry driver cleared of charge

Dorset BBC News Feed - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 17:32
Dean Phoenix was found not guilty of causing the death of a three-year-old boy by dangerous driving.
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Ajinkya Rahane: India batsman to join Hampshire as overseas player

Dorset BBC News Feed - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 16:00
India batsman Ajinkya Rahane will join Hampshire as their overseas player from the middle of May until early July.
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Shaun Udal: Ex-England spinner set for 'toughest test' after Parkinson's diagnosis

Dorset BBC News Feed - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 09:02
Ex-England Test spinner Shaun Udal says he has the "toughest test of his life" after being diagnosed with Parkinson's.
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Wareham toddler death lorry driver 'made mistake''

Dorset BBC News Feed - Wed, 04/24/2019 - 13:55
Dean Phoenix wept in court as he recalled how he killed three-year-old Jaiden Mangan in Wareham.
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