Dorset News

Dorset Council

Dorset Council has been forced to backtrack after the Government disputed its claims about the  local plan that sets out how the county could be developed over the next 15 years, writes Richard …
summer police

Ahead of an extreme heat warning for the next four days, Dorset Police is calling on residents and visitors to make sensible choices when contacting emergency services. Tens of thousands of people are …

Dorset detectives investigating a report of rape in Sherborne are appealing for information – with a man charged in connection with the incident. Dorset Police received a report that a woman had been …
sun heat sky

Wessex Water say that water supplies are normal for the time of year, despite the current hot and dry spell of weather. A spokesperson for the water company, which supplies water to homes …
marine life dorset wildlife

Dorset Wildlife Trust is organizing  rock pool rambles, dolphin watching and eco-crabbing during National Marine Weeks, a two-week summer festival from Sunday 24 July – Monday 8 August in celebration of the fascinating, …
modern day slavery

Dorset Police executed warrants at ten addresses across the Bournemouth and Poole area yesterday, in the ongoing fight to tackle reported criminality in the county. The force says that as a result of …
shaftesbury Town Council

Dorset Council is to take action over the ‘staggering’ number of complaints made to it about the conduct of Shaftesbury town councillors, writes Richard Thomas. This follows a special meeting of Dorset Council’s …
Dorset Police

Detectives have launched an investigation after a man and woman were found dead at an address near Sherborne. Dorset Police received a report at 6.03am on Tuesday 28 June 2022 of the sudden …
wildfire

An amber wildfire alert has been issued for parts of the Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service area for the coming weekend. In some local areas temperatures are expected to reach 29°C …