Health

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 …
child parents Dorset

As families across Dorset come to terms with all the uncertainties of a ‘new normal’ during lockdown, Action for Children, the country’s leading children’s charity, is seeking to give parents and children somewhere …
children study home school

A new helpline has been launched to support parents and carers who are worried about how their child is coping during the Coronavirus pandemic. Dorset Council’s Educational Psychology Service has set-up the helpline …
sewing virus scrubs Shaftesbury

Shaftesbury Town Council is calling on local volunteers to join a new ‘Scrub Hub’ it has set up to supply personal protective equipment (PPE) to local health and social workers, writes Richard Thomas. …
Shaftesbury town hall council

Shaftesbury town councillor Julian Prichard has resigned following an acrimonious town council meeting that resulted in personal insults being exchanged between members, writes Richard Thomas. Councillor Prichard, best known for leading the Save …
Dorset mentors

The support provided by volunteer business mentors through Dorset Business Mentors is proving ‘invaluable’ in the fight against business closures in Dorse during the coronavirus lockdown, the service says. Charlotte Bowater, the service’s …

Shaftesbury Town Council has given town clerk Claire Commons permission to spend up to £20,000 to buy personal protection equipment (PPE) for care and social workers in the town to help them in …

Dorset Police have issued a warning to people to stay away from the county during the Easter weekend. Worried that the promised warm weather might bring visitors to Dorset despite the coronavirus restrictions, …
Dorset police

A man has been charged over allegedly contaminating goods at a supermarket in Dorset. At around 2pm on Friday 3 April 2020 a man entered Lidl on St Andrews Road in Bridport wearing …