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Shape The Future Of Youth Services

Over the next six weeks Dorset County Council wants to find out where young people go, what they do and what they would like to do,

Weymouth's Angel Pharmacies Being Re-Branded as 'Well Pharmacy''

Well (previously known as The Co-operative Pharmacy) has completed the acquisition of Dorset-based Angel Pharmacy.

Wey Valley Teaching Assistant Through To National Final

Jenny Boyce hasalready been named as the South West HLTA of the Year.

500 Year Old Bridport Business Celebrates By Donating To Charity

RJ Balson & Sons of Bridport raised nearly £5,000 for Cancer Research UK during a party at the town hall.

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ALPACA Students Make Screen Debuts On Portland Tonight

They've been collecting anecdotes and memories from local people with the help of Absolute Theatre.

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Dorset Green MEP Launches European Mobility Week

European Mobility Week aims to raise awarenss of the importance of using public transport, walking and cycling to travel. Dr Scott Cato, who is deeply committed to this cause, focused on increasing the use of sustainable transport through fiscal incentives at the annual campaign. She also argued that many EU member states are still supporting commuting by car through their tax subsidies. A particular scheme supported by the Green MEP is Bike2Work, which promotes healthier lifestyles and attempts to make cycling to work more cost-effective. Dr Scott Cato said: "Studies repeatedly show that employees who cycle to work are happier and healthier, experience less absence from work due to sickness and are less susceptible to delays caused by congestion." Launch of the event comes as the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs suggests that 23,500 deaths a year are a result of air pollution. Moreover a report by sustainable transport group Transport & Environment reveals that 90% of new diesel cars exceed EU pollution limits. Dr Scott Cato concluded: "The powerful motoring and aviation lobbies have led us down a path of high carbon emissions, air pollution and congestion. "It is high time we reclaimed our air, our health and our climate through a massive shift to sustainable modes of transport."

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National Grid To Remove Pylons From Winterborne Abbas

It's one of four locations in the UK where lines will now be buried underground to reduce the visual impact in rural locations

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Suffolk Shooting: Maiden Newton Man Appears In Court

34-year-old Paul Baker, of Neils View, Maiden Newton, Dorchester, has been charged with conspiracy to murder.

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First Bus Criticise County Council Over Lyme Regis Bus Confusion

They say road works in Lyme Regis should NOT have been timed to coincide with timetable changes due to happen later this month.

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Disappointment At Battle Of Britain Flypast Over Dorset Coast

Eye witnesses told Wessex FM they saw just a single Spitfire perform in the Battle of Britain flypast over Weymouth yesterday.

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