Stephanie Buchanan, of Swanage, with her BEM

Swanage riding instructor Stephanie honoured for work with young people

RIDING instructor Stephanie Buchanan, who lives in Swanage, has received the British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to young…

The bikes were stolen from a property in Sandbanks, Poole. Pictures: Dorset Police

Police appeal after bicycles stolen from Poole

POLICE are appealing for information after bikes were stolen from a Poole property. The cycles – a black and neon…

Teen rescued after getting stuck up tree over “deep pond”

A TEENAGER was rescued from a tree over a “deep pond” on Sunday afternoon (April 21). Firefighters from Wareham, Poole…

Benjamin Fooks has been jailed for attempted robbery at Londis in Stour Road, Christchurch. Pictures: Google/Dorset Police

Ben Fooks, 35, jailed after attempted robbery at Christchurch Londis

CHRISTCHURCH man Benjamin Kenneth Fooks has been jailed after threatening shop staff with a screwdriver during an attempted robbery…

The man was attacked near the skatepark in Baiter Park, Poole. Picture: Google

Man in his 60s attacked by two youths on electric scooters in park

A MAN in his 60s was hit in the face by two people who passed him on electric scooters…

The multi-storey car park at DCH will close over the weekend. Picture: DCH NHS Foundation Trust

Multi-storey hospital car park to close this weekend, visitors warned

VISITORS are being warned of disruption to parking at Dorset County Hospital this weekend. The multi-storey car park on the…

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The former bowling centre, in Weymouth, is set to be demolished. Picture: Dorset Council

Demolition of Weymouth’s former 10-pin bowling centre approved

WEYMOUTH’S landmark former bowling alley is set be demolished after plans were approved. Plans to knock down the building, in…

Failings at Poole Hospital's maternity unit were identified in March 2023. Picture: UHD

Failings at Dorset hospital that handed baby to the “wrong mother” were highlighted before incident

A MOTHER was handed the WRONG baby after giving birth at a Dorset hospital. The University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation…

Police are keen to trace this person after a suspected arson attack at the Ark cafe in Poole Park. Picture: Dorset Police

Police issue CCTV appeal after arson attack at Poole cafe

POLICE are keen to trace this person in connection with a suspected arson attack at a Poole cafe. The incident…

Officers are keen to identify this person in connection with the incidents. Pictures: Dorset Police

Police probe fraudulent payments in Facebook sales in Poole and Bournemouth

FRAUDULENT payments for items sold on Facebook in Poole and Bournemouth are being investigated by police. Officers have released an…

Crews from Poole and Swanage launched on Saturday night. Picture: Poole RNLI

Man rescued after jumping overboard during yacht fire

A MAN left “clinging on” to a boat after a fire on a yacht was rescued by lifeboat crews. Volunteers…

A family was reportedly followed on Swanage Beach on Sunday morning. Picture: Google

Arrest after family reportedly followed on Swanage Beach

A MAN was arrested after a family reported being followed on Swanage Beach. The incident unfolded at around 10.50am on…

Motoring expert Quentin Wilson has put together The Little Book of EV Myths, available for free

EV myths: TV presenter’s group launches ‘myth-busting’ guide – some of the misinformation

A GROUP founded by motoring journalist and TV presenter Quentin Wilson has released a myth-busting book on electric vehicles…

The food and music festival runs at Upton Country Park in June

Tasty food and music festival at Upton Country Park to get ready for Glastonbury!

A TASTY festival is on offer at a Dorset food festival in June – just ahead of Glastonbury! The Upton…

Microscopists meet at Langton Matravers village hall last year

The world through a microscope at Langton Matravers

TWO groups of microscopists will be meeting at Langton Matravers village hall later this month – more than 150…

The bikes were stolen from a shed in Wareham. Picture: Dorset Police

Police appeal after high-value bikes stolen from Wareham shed

HIGH-value bikes were stolen from a shed in Wareham. Dorset Police have issued pictures of the the bikes – an…

The incident unfolded at the Temple bar, in Bournemouth Road, Poole. Picture: Google

Man suffers dislocated shoulder amid brawl at Temple bar in Poole

A BRAWL broke out in a Poole bar – leading to a man who intervened being badly injured in…

Fire crews were called to Corfe Mullen at 7.30pm on Tuesday night

Two hectares of heathland in Corfe Mullen damaged by fire

AN unexplained fire damaged around two hectares of heathland at Corfe Mullen last night (April 9). Firefighters were called to…

Wessex Internet is to rollout high-speed broadband in Swanage and surrounding areas

Swanage and other Purbeck areas to benefit from £33m high-speed internet rollout

INTERNET users in rural areas near Swanage, Dorchester, Sherborne and more will soon be able to enjoy high-speed broadband. Dorset-based…

Beach clean volunteers in Lyme Regis

Brooms, fridges and shoes among haul at 34th Great Dorset Beach Clean

MORE than 100kg of rubbish – including brooms, a fridge and even shoes – was collected from just one…

Shaun Colvin has sadly passed away. Picture: Lytchett Minster School

Lychett Minster youngster Shaun Colvin passes away, aged 14

LYCHETT Minster youngster Shaun Colvin has passed away suddenly at the age of 14. Shaun died at home on Sunday…