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Gillingham High Street

Local civic and business leaders have welcomed the planned re-opening of many ‘non-essential’ shops in Gillingham on Monday 15 June as lockdown restrictions ease further. And they have urged local people to do …

Victim Support in Dorset say they have seen seen a rise in some types of crime during the pandemic, in particular domestic abuse and fraud. ‘Domestic abuse victims who might ordinarily be able …
refugees Dorset Syrian

Dorset Council says it has received ‘heart-warming’ messages from Syrian refugee families who have settled in Dorset and now want to help their local communities during these difficult times. Jenny Willoughby who works …

Information specialists One West, who work for a number of local authroties in the West, have issued a warning about a spate of bogus emails linked to the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak. It a …
Asian hornet

Dorset Council has issued a warning about the Asian Hornet. An unwelcome invader, they will eat all kinds of pollinators but their favourite food is honeybees. They also have a very nasty sting. …
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, …