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Slurry Lagoon Plans Pulled

Plans to build a slurry pit near Crossways the size of an Olympic Swimming pool have been withdrawn.

Old Town Hall Bell To Sound Tonight

It hasn't been heard for more than 30 years, but tonight Weymouth's Old Town Hall bell that dates back to 1633 will once again ring out.

Health Experts Take To The Streets To Warn Sunbathers Of Cancer Risk

Skin experts from Dorset County Hospital will be in Weymouth this afternoon to hand out free sun screen and offer mole checks in a drive to reduce cases of skin cancer in Dorset.

Dorchester Police Praise Quick Acting Shop Staff

Police in Dorchester are praising the actions of staff at Sainsbury's who dialled 999 when they suspected they were being made the potential victims of an alleged money scam.

George Ponsford of Vocalzone

Trade Is Booming For Dorset Exports

Dorset firms have exported nearly £132M worth of goods in the last year up by 25% from the year before.


1,500 Sailors Now Signed Up For Record Breaking Challenge

More than 1,500 sailors from 550 clubs around the globe have now signed up for a world record attempt in memory of Dorset Olympian Andrew Simpson.

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Weymouth Lands Major Triathlon

It's the only official European long distance triathlon and it's coming to Weymouth.

Purbeck Ice Cream

Dorset Ice-Cream Company In County Show Scoop

Purbeck Ice Cream has won an exclusive contract to supply its delicious frozen wares at the Dorset County Show this September, in a range of innovative flavours.

Karen Reed Bafta Rocliffe

Weymouth Writer Wins BAFTA Competition

Just twelve months after quitting her job to pursue a career in comic writing, Weymouth comedienne Karen Reed will get a chance to showcase her work to some of comedy's leading lights after winning a BAFTA competition.

Loch Ness Swim Andrea

Weymouth Swimmer Takes On Lake Zurich

Weymouth woman Andrea Hawkins who's part of the first four person relay team to swim Loch Ness is now off to tackle a major lake in Switzerland.

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