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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?

Tolpuddle Martyrs' Festival Gets Underway

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

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.

Free Reading Scheme For Adults In Dorchester

If you live in Dorchester and struggle with your reading, you're being encouraged to take advantage of a FREE help service.

Dorchester Town Centre

Follow The Treasure Trail Around Dorchester

A unique treasure trail has been created around Dorchester as part of a special summer fun day tomorrow afternoon.

Weymouth Harbour

Campaign Group Hopes To Bring Back Trams To Weymouth

Network Rail is being asked to get on board with an idea to bring Weymouth Tramway back into use.

Chesil Beach

Festival Organisers Offer Help To Replace Memorial Bench

Glen Chadwick, the man behind the Jurassic Rocks Music Festival has offered to help a family from Portland who've been left with a large bill to replace a memorial bench for their daughter.

Dorset County Hospital 2

Calls For Clarity Over Bids To Take Over Pathology Lab At Dorset County Hospital

The Dorset Health Campaign Group are asking Dorset County Hospital to confirm whether the same company which has taken over pathology services at a hospital in Bedford is in the running to do so here.

Shire Hall

Planning Permission Given To Transform Dorchester's Shire Hall

A time capsule Georgian courtroom where the Tolpuddle Martyrs were sentenced and where writer Thomas Hardy sat on the Bench is coming back to life as a major new visitor attraction and heritage centre in Dorset.

Sculpture prawn

Public Art Sculptures Unveiled In Weymouth

Three sculptures that have been inspired by stories from local people have been officially unveiled in Weymouth.

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