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Verne Prison Officers Redeployed In Staff Shortage

15 former prison officers at the Verne on Portland are being sent to jails around the UK this Christmas to help deal with staffing shortage.

More Help For Dorset Flood Victims

Dorset County Council is installing flood barriers, doors and pumps to homes that have reported internal flooding to criteria set by the Environment Agency.

Weymouth Charity To Feed The Homeless On Christmas Day

Soulfood who help the homeless in Weymouth have told Wessex FM they're getting ready to feed even more people on Christmas Day this year.

Football - Boxing Day Local Derby

Weymouth and Dorchester are preparing to go head to head on Boxing Day.


Stolen Charity Raffle Prizes Returned

Police have recovered items stolen from Gould's Garden Centre in Weymouth just in time for a charity draw today.


What's Makes Good Healthcare?

The second stage in a major review of our healthcare in Dorset is underway - and now we're being asked - "What does good care look like?"

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Dorset Fire Fighters Help Youngster Reach Their Potential

7 young people have got a qualification and learnt fire fighting skills thanks to a programme run by Job Centre Plus and Dorset Fire and Rescue.

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Give The Gift Of Life This Christmas

During this time of giving, staff at Dorset County Hospital asked us to think about giving the gift of organ donation when they switched on their Christmas tree lights.

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Spark From Bonfire Starts Blaze

Its thought a spark from a bonfire started a blaze near Wool yesterday afternoon. (23rd December).

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Christmas Day Swimmers Get Ready To Take The Plunge

250 swimmers plunged into Weymouth's Harbour to raise over £10,000 for charity last year, and this Christmas Day Swim is expected to be even bigger.

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