Dorset News

Dog lead Gillingham Dorset

Dorset Council has launched a 12-week public consultation on rules about dogs in public spaces. It says this will help with the development of the new Dorset-wide dog-related Public Spaces Protection Order. The …
Ferndown Auxiliary Unit

Dorset Council is looking for the relatives of the WWII Ferndown Auxiliary Unit. This group of specially-trained volunteers were members of the Home Guard and practised their drills at their secret Operations Base …
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 …