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New Dorchester Library Anniversary

The Dorchester Library and Learning centre opened last summer, and has seen an average of 4000 people through its doors each month.

Swim Across Weymouth Bay

Organisers of the Ecover Blue Mile are staging an open water sea swim for the first time.

Jobs Under Threat At Weymouth College

The jobs of 21 staff at Weymouth College are under threat. The College has told Wessex FM they've gone into consultation with employees over a proposal to restructure some areas.

Overall Crime Down In Dorset

Overall crime has fallen in Dorset, but there's been an increase in sexual offences in the last year.

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Growing Class Sizes In Dorset

There's been a staggering rise in the number of school children in Dorset being taught in classes with over 30 pupils, according to figures released by the Labour Party from the Department For Education.

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LISTEN - Wessex FM Talks To A Dorset Carer About The Assisted Dying Bill

The House of Lords debates a Bill today which will make it legal for adults in the UK to be given assistance to end their own life. We've talked to Colin Hart who was a carer for a woman with Spina Bifida who wanted to take her life for 10 years, and who then changed her mind.

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Dorset Tax Credit Claimants Urged To Act Now

Tax credit customers in Dorset are being urged by HM Revenue and Customs to renew their claims before the looming deadline on the 31st July.

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LISTEN: Abby's Weekly Round Up

Who's raised £10,000 for charity in Weymouth? What are some locals on Portland getting excited about? And what piece of Dorset history could return?

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Tolpuddle Martyrs' Festival Gets Underway

Thousands of people are expected to descend on a Dorset village this weekend for the Tolpuddle Martyrs' Festival.

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Village Pub Pulls Together To Buy Life Saving Equipment

Staff and drinkers at the White Horse at Litton Cheney are raising money to buy a defibrillator which they think could save lives because of the pubs remote location.

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The Wessex Word

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The Bun Run

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Book Your Table

For Sunday 26th March

Free Fuel Friday

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