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Free Parking In Weymouth For Victorian Shownight

There's free parking in council run car parks in Weymouth this afternoon for Victorian Shownight, and all day tomorrow in an effort to boost business.

South West Trains Putting Up Ticket Prices

South West Trains today (Friday 5 December) confirmed that fares on its services will rise by an average of 2.3% from next month.

Rare Relics Going Under The Hammer In Dorchester

A rare Anglo Saxon carving, a Roman sarcophagus and a chair which once belonged to a Princess are all being auctioned at Dukes in Dorchester today.

Dorset Police Have New Four Legged Recruit

Dorset Police has a new four recruit. Xena has come from Devon and Cornwall Police's puppy scheme.

Christmas Tree Dorchester

Cut Price Christmas Trees On Offer Today

You can pick up a pine tree cleared from local heathland today for a suggested donation of £5.


Safety Advice Given Ahead Of Firefighters Strike

We're being asked to take extra care in our homes and on the road when Dorset fire fighters go on strike for 24 hours next week.

Man Spotted Carrying Knives In Weymouth

Man Spotted Carrying Knives In Weymouth

Roads were sealed off in Weymouth last night after reports of a man seen walking down Emmadale Road, carrying knives.

Concerns Raised Over Deaths At Portland YOI

Concerns Raised Over Deaths At Portland YOI

A new report has raised concerns about self-inflicted deaths and poor training at Portland Young Offenders Institution.

Dorset Estate Agent Reacts To New Stamp Duty Rules

Dorset Estate Agent Reacts To New Stamp Duty Rules

Wessex FM has been talking to Mark Parker, from Parkers Property Consultants and Valuers about the new changes to Stamp Duty which he says is good news for both buyers and sellers in the county.

Fontmell Magna

60 Firefighters Tackle Thatched Roof Blaze

More than 60 firefighters were involved in tackling a fire in the roof of a thatched cottage in Fontmell Magna yesterday.

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