Three people in balaclavas forced their way into a block in Ashley Road, Poole

Trio in balaclavas hurled TV through Poole window during break-in

THREE people in balaclavas forced their way into a block of flats in Poole before throwing a TV through…

Hector Gibson Fleming, CEO of Wessex Internet

Dorset-based Wessex Internet shortlisted for rural Oscar

A DORSET internet firm has been nominated for a rural Oscar. Wessex Internet, based near Blandford, has been revealed as…

Police advice to high-value bike owners after spate of thefts in Dorset

PEOPLE with high-value bikes are being warned to keep them safe after a spate of thefts in Dorset. Officers have…

The Ukraine flag will fly over Dorchester on Saturday. Picture: Dorset Council

Ukrainian flag flying over Dorset on second anniversary of invasion

THE Ukrainian flag will fly high in Dorset today (February 24) – marking two years since the beginning of…

Roadworks will take place across Dorset in the next three months. Picture: Dorset Council

Road closures across Dorset – and Purbeck – for roadworks: Full list of streets

DOZENS of roads across Dorset will be closed for repair work in the coming months. Surfacing works are taking place…

The Weldmar Hospicecare van was stolen from the Granby Industrial Estate, Weymouth, on February 11. Picture: Dorset Police

Thieves steal hospice charity van from Weymouth industrial estate

THIEVES stole a charity’s delivery van from a Dorset industrial estate. The theft occurred at the Granby Industrial Estate, in…

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A fire was discovered in a lift at the Dolphin Centre in Poole. Picture: Google

Firefighters tackle blaze in shopping centre lift

A FIRE in a shopping centre lift prompted a callout last night (February 22). Crews from Poole were sent to…

How Dorset has been celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month

IN February, the world comes together to mark LGBTQ+ History Month – and Dorset is no different.

Police were called to Fitzworth Avenue in Poole on Wednesday morning. Picture: Google

Two arrested after person hit by car on Poole driveway

TWO people have been arrested after a pedestrian was seriously injured after being hit by a car on a…

Up to £300,000 needed to excavate Attenborough dinosaur body

MORE work is needed to excavate the giant dinosaur fossil that featured in a…

The woman was hit by a car in Lower Blandford Road, Broadstone. Picture: Google

Woman in her 70s seriously hurt after being hit by car near Poole

A WOMAN in her 70s was taken to hospital after being hit by a car near Poole. The incident, involving…

The department stretches across two floors of South Walks House

New £14m NHS outpatient department opens in Dorchester

A NEW £14 million outpatient department has been opened by Dorset County Hospital (DCH). The scheme to refurbish the Outpatient…

Dorset Council has approved applications to introduce 20mph zones in Langton Matravers, Bridport, Wimborne, Pimperne and Winfrith

Where new 20mph speed limits are being introduced in Dorset

NEW 20mph speed limits are set to be introduced in five Dorset towns and villages. Dorset Council has approved…

The Ukraine flag will fly over Dorchester on Saturday. Picture: Dorset Council

Ukrainian flag to fly over Dorchester on anniversary of invasion

THE Ukrainian flag will fly over Dorchester on Saturday (February 24) to mark two years since the Russian invasion…

General election polling: What’s predicted in YOUR area?

2024 is the year of elections. The UK is poised to head to the polls when the urge takes Rishi…

Norma Winstone

Headliners announced for 2024 Swanage Jazz Festival

HEADLINERS have been announced for the 2024 Swanage Jazz Festival. Running from July 12 to 14, the 33rd festival -…

Vandals scrawl ‘racist and anti-Semitic’ graffiti in Dorchester

RACIST or anti-Semitic graffiti was daubed on properties in Dorchester during a vandalism rampage. Six incidents of criminal damage happened…

Heavy rainfall is set to hit Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset over the weekend

Yellow weather warning for heavy rain in Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset

A WEATHER warning has been issued for heavy rain in Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset over the weekend. The Met Office…

Gold rings, chains and bangles among stolen items after Poole burglary

JEWELLERY – including gold bangles, chains, earrings and rings – was stolen in a burglary at a Poole property…

The plant was stolen from a field in Christchurch in the early hours of Sunday morning. Pictures: Dorset Police

Machinery worth £10,000 stolen from Christchurch field

PLANT machinery worth more than £10,000 was stolen from a field in Christchurch. The theft occurred in the Blackwater area…

A new ad highlights the dangers of stalking. Picture: Dorset Police

Police issue stalking warning on Valentine’s Day – what to look out for

IT’S Valentine’s Day – and while some unexpected gifts, cards or messages might be welcome, others could be worrying. Dorset…