Dorset News

sing and stroll

The Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty team have been awarded more than £380,000 to expand their health and wellbeing project, ‘Stepping into Nature’. Supported by the National Lottery Community Fund, the project …
lidl Shaftesbury

Discount supermarket Lidl say they are hoping for a decision soon on their application to build a new store on the site of the old cattle market in Christy’s Lane, Shaftesbury. It is …
Great South West

A powerful coalition of South West businesses, education leaders and local authorities has pledged to work in partnership with Government to make the Great South West – including Dorset – the latest growth …

An organised crime group has been sentenced to a total of more than 60 years in prison for their roles in running a ‘county line’ known as the ‘Scouse Porky Line’, which supplied …
Dorset police

Detectives investigating an armed robbery in Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. Dorset Police was called at 2.22pm on Wednesday 18 December 2019 to a report of …
homeless Dorset

The number of people sleeping rough in Dorset has halved – thanks to work by Dorset Council and other agencies, says the council. Latest figures show that there are currently 18 people rough …
countryfile

Dorset Council’s county farms estate will be in the spotlight on BBC1’s Countryfile on Sunday, 15 December. The council has worked alongside the BBC to create the piece, which highlights how its 6000-acre …
Dorset Council

Sarah Parker, Executive Director for People – Children, has resigned from her role in order to carry out other work outside of Dorse, and will leave Dorset Council at the end of December, …
Dorset police

Police officers investigating a fatal road traffic collision near Sherborne are appealing for witnesses or anyone with relevant dashcam footage to come forward. At 10.02am on Thursday 28 November 2019 Dorset Police received …