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Care elderly Dorset

Authorities in Dorest and across the South West are supporting a campaign that raises the profile of care and the positive role of care workers in a drive to recruit the right people …
Drone unit, dorset police

Dorset Police and Devon & Cornwall Police and have become the first forces in the UK to launch a fully operational Drone Unit. The latest in drone technology has been trialed in the …
Dorset school holidays term penaltry

As the school holidays approach, Dorset County Council has reminded parents and carers that taking children out of school during term time, without permission from the head teacher, could result in prosecution.  If …
Dorset Police

Detectives in Dorset are appealing for witnesses after a robbery on a prison officer in Shaftesbury. The incident happened just after 9pm on Sunday 9 July 2017. The male victim was driving home …
Dorset Wiltshire Fire Rescue

The A 303 in Wiltshire was closed in both directions as was the A 350 for a period this evening after a major fire at the Eat&Go café at Chicklade service station. Crews …
Dorset Police

Dorset Police have issued a warning to residents following two reports of distraction burglaries in Blandford. Any witnesses or anyone with information relating to the incidents are also being encouraged to come forward. …
Gillingham Town Council emergency plans

Funding received from an electricity network provider has enabled Gillingham Town Council to purchase equipment which will help protect people’s welfare and improve communications during a local emergency. Southern Electric Power Distribution established …
CCG Shaftesbury hospital

Health chiefs promise they will take into account the ‘strength of feeling’ in North Dorset about plans to close 15 beds at the Westminster Memorial Hospital in Shaftesbury. Their comments came after the …
ALDI Gillingham

The supermarket chain ALDI say they are forging ahead with their plans to build a store in the south of Gillingham and point to public support for the project, despite local councillors voting …