Dorset News

cycle way Gillingham

Councillors have raised concerned over what they called the ‘dangerous’ new cycle way that has just been completed along Le Neubourg Way in Gillingham. Councillor Sharon Cullingford said the issue concerned the section …
swan arrow Dorset

Police officers investigating an incident where a swan was shot in Poole are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. Dorset Police received a report at 8.47am on Monday 21 …

Dorset Police has been working alongside Natural England and the RSPB following two raptor persecution incidents in North and East Dorset. Raptor persecution – which is one of the UK wildlife crime priorities …
school bus

Pupils in Dorset will be asked to wear face coverings on buses from Monday unless they are exempt, Dorset Council has said. Young people exempt from wearing face coverings include anyone who cannot …
library books

After the service was suspended in the wake of Covid-19 restrictions, Dorset Council says it is ‘very pleased’ to be able to reintroduce reservations at libraries across the county. This means that from …
national crime agency

A barber who returned to the UK from Brazil with £300,000 worth of cocaine hidden in suitcases has been jailed. Jhonatan Martins Kirchhoff, 22, from Commercial Road, Bournemouth, told National Crime Agency investigators …
Seasons of Stories: Autumn

A limited edition book that helps people to engage with nature, indoors or out, is being offered for free by the Stepping into Nature project. The book, ‘Seasons of Stories: Autumn’, is a …
bere marsh CRT

The long-cherished ‘Dorset Dream’ of pioneering conservation farmer Robin Page this week becomes reality as the Countryside Restoration Trust completes the most significant purchase in its 30 year history of wildlife friendly farming. …
Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is investing over £2.28 million of government Local Growth Deal funding towards the creation of a new Histopathology Diagnostic Hub for Dorset at the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch …