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Top Water Quality Award For Dorset's Beaches

Beaches at Weymouth and Portland have made it into the Good Beach Guide. Samples were also taken at West Bay and Hive last summer- they're also now Recommended Beaches.

Business News - Olympic Festival To Bring Jobs Boost

80 local jobs are being created when Weymouth hosts the Bayside Festival during the Olympic Games this summer. The festival will run for two weeks behind the pavilion while the sailing events are held off Weymouth and Portland.

Tall Ship Pelican Up For Sale

The race is on to find a buyer for a Weymouth Tall Ship. The Pelican has been used as a training vessel by more than 500 young people since its maiden voyage in 2007.

Business News - TV Chef Opens New Dorset Cookery School

Dorset celebrity Chef Lesley Waters is going back to the classroom. Lesley's has opened up a new cookery school in Dorset.

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Could you be an Olympic Torch "Wader"?

You've heard of the Olympic Torch bearers, now were looking for Olympic Torch waders. The organisers of a spectacular outdoor show called Battle of the winds are after people from Weymouth and Portland and the surrounding area who don't mind getting their feet wet.

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Abbotsbury Swannery Gets First Glimpse Of Cygnets

Heavy rain and high winds have been causing problems for cygnets hatching at Abbotsbury Swannery, but the new borns have now been caught on camera. Deputy swanherd Steve Groves said: 'Over the weekend it was the worst weather for hatching that I can remember, and I've been working here for 23 years.


Town Bridge Closure Killing Trade In Weymouth

A Weymouth shop owner says the closure of the town bridge is crucifying her business. Kirstin South run's Fish 4 Feet on Trinity Road and says she's seen a drop in customers since the bridge was shut for repair work.

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New Cancer Ward Opens Today

Dorset County Hospital's opening its new cancer ward to patients today. The Fortuneswell Ward will have 14 beds for Adult inpatients and specifically care for patients with cancer and malignant haematology disease.

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A Royal Welcome For The Queen In Sherborne

Thousands of people lined the streets to welcome the Queen and Duke Of Edinburgh to Sherborne yesterday (1 May) Crowds which had gathered since early morning despite the wet weather conditions, waited for a glimpse of the Royal party and cheered and waved union flags to greet them.


Final Touches To New Dorchester Supermarket

Drivers are being advised to avoid the area around the new Lidl store in Dorchester for the next few days. Works are taking place to resurface the area around the Loders junction.

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Dorchester's half marathon cancelled

Organisers pull the event because of a lack of runners.

11 year old boy assaulted on Portland

It happened as he was riding his micro-scooter.

TRAFFIC: Accident on Dorchester Football Ground Roundabout

Traffic's slow on the Weymouth Relief road.

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Weyforwad say they can make your dreams come true.

Man who harrassed and stalked former Miss Dorset jailed

He's sentenced to six months in jail and an indefinite restraining order.

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