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New Air Ambulance needs a name

A competition has been launched for us to name Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance's new helicopter.

Shire Hall is looking for your stories and memories

A theatre company want to turn people's memories into a performance to celebrate the end of the redevelopment project.

Local Football Results

Here's a recap of how our local teams got on at the weekend.

West Bay celebrates 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid

Our beaches were used in rehearsal exercises for the battle.

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Teenager with suspected spinal injuries

The youngster was injured after a fall at Lulworth yesterday.


£1000 up for grabs for one lucky local charity

A new Co-Op in Weymouth's investing in the community.


It's the Buckham Fair today!

Actor Martin Clunes will once again host the annual event.

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Another year of A level success at Weymouth College

This year, the College’s A Level students have achieved an outstanding overall A2 pass rate of 98%

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Record A-Level results for Thomas Hardye School!

Most students succeeded in getting their first choice of university - including six to Oxford or Cambridge.


"Best-ever" A level results for IPACA

The results represent a three-year improvement in data for the Portland Academy Sixth Form which opened its doors in 2013.

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£15,000 worth of drugs seized in Weymouth

Police involved in week of action against "County Line" drug dealing networks.

Crime rises again in Dorset

It's up 8% and there've been record levels of 999 calls over the summer.

Helping those held in custody

An appeal for more volunteers to become ICV's continues.

UPDATED: Dorset health campaigners win a victory

Plans to reorganise NHS health services in Dorset will be referred to the Secretary of State.

Unison vows to fight council job losses

The posts are going as part of the reorganisation of local councils in Dorset.

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