Dorset News

Rachel Farrell Dorset Police

Dorset Police has appointed Chief Superintendent Rachel Farrell as Assistant Chief Constable to join the Force’s Executive Team. Rachel joins from Hampshire Constabulary and has over 26 years of policing experience including Head …
Dorset Council

Councillors in Dorset are to vote on a budget proposal that would put up average council tax bills in the area by just over £50 a year. The planned 3 percent rise in …
Dorset healthCare

Dorset HealthCare is temporarily closing its minor injuries services (MIUs) in Blandford, Portland and Sherborne – the Yeatman Hospital – from Tuesday, 4 January, it has announced. The healthcare body says the temporary …
Queen's Green Canopy, Dorset

The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a new initiative that encourages people across the UK to plant trees to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022. Dorset Council supported this new nationwide initiative …
Dorset Council

Dorset Council has cleared the planning validation backlog, it says. This means that planning applications are now being validated within a few days of receipt. The council’s planning transformation project has brought together …
white-tailed sea eagle Dorset

A group of children from Longfleet Church of England School in Poole were recently treated to a life changing wildlife spectacle whilst out on a school trip, when their group saw a White-tailed …
Dorset police

A pedestrian has died from his injuries sustained during a road traffic collision in North Dorset last month. At 3.29pm on Wednesday 20 October 2021 officers were called to Hazelbury Bryan Primary School …
Dorset Council

Progress continues at Dorset’s new school in Shaftesbury for children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). Coombe House School, named after the original house on the site, will be part of the …
Care leavers Dorset Council

Dorset Council has built on a positive relationship with Hall & Woodhouse, to create valuable career and training opportunities for young adults who are leaving the care of the council. The family-owned business …