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5G Dorset

A bid led by Dorset Council has been awarded £4.335m to help understand how rural communities could benefit from next generation mobile connectivity. A consortium of council, local, national and international partners plans …
Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Authority has approved a budget of £57.064 million for 2020-21. At its meeting on 12 February, the Authority agreed to increase its share of the council tax …
Dorset police

A woman who sustained life-threatening injuries during a collision in Sixpenny Handley has died, Dorset Police have said. The collision happened at around 6pm on Saturday 1 February 2020 on the B3081 about …
storm ciara

The Met Office has issued a wind weather warning for Sunday 9 February. There will be very strong winds, with some rainfall from midnight Saturday night, throughout Sunday and possibly into Monday morning, …
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 …
council tax

Gillingham residents living in a band D property are likely to see their council tax go up by around £87 for the year 2020-2021. That is based on analysis by Gillingham News after …
Dorset Council

A Gillingham resident was recently taken to court for non-payment of a fixed penalty notice that was issued for abandoning a vehicle on a residential road. Gary Castle, 21, of Wyke, Gillingham was …
Keith Stott

The much loved and admired pastel artist and tutor, Keith Stott, SWAc, passed away in the early hours of Tuesday 7 January 2020. Keith’s early life was spent in the wool textile industry …
Dorset police

Police officers are investigating the circumstances of a serious injury collision near Sherborne and are appealing for witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage to get in touch. Dorset Police was called at 3.53pm …