The fledgling (left) flew to a nearby tree for its first outing Picture: Birds of Poole Harbour 

New generation of ospreys take flight

DORSET’S only breeding pair of ospreys have seen a new generation take flight. The ospreys were reintroduced to Poole Harbour…

The crash happened in Ashley Road, near the junction with Richmond Road, in Poole. Picture: Google

Electric bike rider, 17, suffers “serious injuries” in Poole crash

A TEENAGER was seriously injured in a crash involving a car and an electric bike in Poole. The incident happened…

Officers are keen to trace this person after an incident at Tesco in Poole. Pictures: Dorset Police/Google

CCTV appeal after assault at Tesco in Poole

POLICE are appealing for help tracing this person in connection with an assault in Poole. The incident, at the Tesco…

People can step back in time to places like Weymouth via the new videos. Pictures: GWR

Train station QR codes take Dorset passengers back in time

PEOPLE of a certain age, while standing on a station platform waiting for a train, may well cast their…

Carpetright in Poole - which will stay open for now. Picture: Google

Dorset jobs at risk as Carpetright set for administration

MORE than 1,800 jobs are at risk after Carpetright announced it was set to appoint administrators. The firm, which has…

Lt Col Prichard’s daughter donated a number of items that help tell his story Picture: Tank Museum

Tank hero’s possessions help tell his astonishing story

MEMENTOES from one of the most incredible heroes of World War II who lost an entire squadron of tanks…

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Silver Studded Blue butterfly, male. Picture National Trust Images, Matthew Oates

Butterfly numbers soar on Studland heaths

ONE dazzling, another deliberately drab – populations of two very different species of butterfly have soared on National Trust…

Kate Mosse, Alan Hollinghurst and Pam Ayres Picture Wikipedia

Impressive line up for Dorchester Literary Festival

DORCHESTER Literary Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and attendees can expect an impressive line up of…

A woman reportedly got out of her car in stationary traffic, assaulted the victim and stole her keys Picture: Dorset Police

Police seek witnesses following reported Wareham assault and robbery

POLICE are appealing for witnesses or anyone with relevant dashcam footage to come forward following a report of robbery in…

Visitors walking along the remains of the ramparts and ditches of the iron age hill fort at Badbury Rings, Dorset Picture: National Trust, James Dobson

Uncover 4,000 years of history at Badbury Rings

UNCOVER 4,000 years of history at Badbury Rings at a weekend of guided walks, hands on activities and art…

Swanage Library now has reduced opening hours on Saturdays Picture: Google Maps

Council responds to calls for library hours to be reinstated

DORSET Council has responded to a petition calling for recent changes to opening hours at Swanage Library to be…

Big Walk and Wheel Picture: Simon Murray

Dorset children get active in national competition

SCHOOL children in Dorset made an incredible 18,268 journeys to school by foot, scooter, bicycle or wheelchair in this…

Lloyd saw a Labour gain after a closely fought contest Picture: Lloyd Hatton on X

South Dorset turns red in closely fought contest

LLOYD Hatton was elected as South Dorset MP this morning after narrowly beating Richard Drax of the Conservatives. Hatton won…

Police are appealing for any with information to get in contact Picture: Dorset Police

Police on the hunt for man who racked up over £10,000 in withdrawals from stolen card

DETECTIVES investigating the theft and subsequent fraudulent use of a bank card…

The elderly victim reportedly discovered £1,000 in cash had been stolen from a drawer in one of the downstairs rooms Picture: Dorset Police

Appeal for witnesses following Swanage distraction burglary

POLICE are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward…

The pirate ship attraction Picture: Save the Pirate Ship at Santa Fe for the Betterment of Swanage Tourism petition on Change.org

Ultimatum for Swanage funfair ride

A FUNFAIR ride that has divided local opinion has been given an ultimatum. A pirate ship style funfair swing in…

Amar Latif OBE Picture: Land and Wave

Blind presenter Amar Latif conquers Dorset cliffs for charity

BLIND television presenter Amar Latif OBE has completed a charity abseiling and rock climbing challenge near Swanage. “The Blind Adventurer”,…

Dorset Junior Chef of the Year, Harry Mason, with judges Alan Kelly and Jamie Jones Picture: South West Chef of the Year

Junior chef cooks up a storm at chef of the year competition

ASPIRING young chef Harry Mason, a student at Lytchett Minster School, has won the title of Dorset Junior Chef…

Swanage Library now has reduced opening hours on Saturdays Picture: Google Maps

New library hours criticised for alienating young people and the employed

A MOVE to reduce the opening hours at Swanage Library has been criticized by locals who say that the…

Officers are keen to trace this person after a burglary at Creams in Dorchester. Picture: Dorset Police

CCTV appeal after burglary at Creams cafe in Dorchester

POLICE are keen to trace this person after a burglary at a Dorchester café. The incident happened at the Creams…

Staff and volunteers from Citizens Advice East Dorset & Purbeck celebrate the Advice Bus first birthday Picture: Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice bus helps over 1,000 people in its first year

CITIZENS Advice East Dorset & Purbeck is celebrating the first anniversary of its Advice Bus, having helped over 1,000…