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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.

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.

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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Giant Aussie Crabs Escape Cooking Pot

They're an Australian delicacy, and were almost certainly destined for the dinner plate - but now three gigantic Tasmanian King Crabs are making their home in Dorset. A scout from Weymouth Sea Life Park spotted the creatures as they were about to be sent to the market, and struck a deal to bring them back here instead.


Couple in Hospital after their Car Crashes and Lands in River near Dorchester

An elderly couple are in Hospital after their car crashed through a bridge railing and fell into a river near Dorchester.

Holiday Cabin For Severely Disabled Veterans Opens In Swanage.

Holiday Cabin For Severely Disabled Veterans Opens In Swanage.

The cabin is at Herston Leisure Park in Swanage with its own landscaped grounds, and will be available for 50 weeks a year from the 12th of May

Wessex FM Reveals This Year's Panto Stars

Wessex FM Reveals This Year's Panto Stars

A TV star from Home and Away, an X Factor winner and a 90's pop sensation will all be starring in this year's Weymouth Panto, Jack and the Beanstalk.

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CCTV images of suspected shoplifter in Dorchester

The woman snatched Olay products worth £560

Bridport Youth Club must exist for generations to come

The 100th member has just been confirmed.

Planning appeal starts over 120 homes for Charminster

West Dorset District Council turned down the scheme.

Planning inquiry over rejection of new homes for Charminster

Here's what the developers have to say.

Dorchester to mark World Down Syndrome Day

A big event is being held at the Dorford Centre.

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