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UPDATED - Fire Halts Trains Between Dorchester And Weymouth

Fire crews battled a blaze last night (18 June) along the train track between Dorchester and Weymouth.

MP Richard Drax Fights For Better Rail Links To South Dorset

South Dorset MP Richard Drax has put Chancellor George Osborne on the spot during Prime Minister's Questions over better investment for faster rail links for Dorset.

Weymouth & Portland To Celebrate Armed Forces Day This Weekend

Last minute preparations are being to Weymouth's major Armed Forces Day Celebrations.

New Home Birth Team For Dorset

A NEW team of five midwives dedicated to supporting homebirths has named itself after some of the area’s most famous babies – the cygnets that hatch every year at Abbotsbury Swannery.


5 Seriously Injured In Accident On Salisbury Plain

Up to five people are said to have suffered life-changing injuries in a crash between three troop carriers on Salisbury Plain.


16 Now Charged In Summer Drink Drive Campaign

16 people have now been charged with drink or drug driving related offences in Dorset this month.


Dorset Mencap Embrace Learning Disability Week

Volunteers have been in Dorchester raising awareness of their work, promoting the town's charity shop and recruiting new members to its board.

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Children Shine A Light On Solar Farm's Wildlife

Pupils from local schools have been looking for plants and wildlife at Dorset's newest solar farm.

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Sailing Academy Welcomes Young Portlanders At The Sailing World Cup

The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) welcomed children from the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy (IPACA) to enjoy front row action at the recent ISAF Sailing World Cup Weymouth and Portland.

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Dorchester School Pupils To Help Experts Track Ticks

Academics and undergraduates from the University of Exeter are set to work with school pupils from Thomas Hardye School in Dorchester on a new study to explore the distribution of Lyme disease in the region.

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