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…

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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…

Sandbanks in Poole is an in-demand location

Dorset locations among seaside property hotspots according to new list

TWO Dorset locations are named in a list of the five most in-demand seaside property hotspots. Property website Rightmove has…

18 carat rose gold Rolex Oyster Perpetual watch Picture: Dorset Police

Appeal for information following theft of 18 carat rose gold watch

POLICE are appealing for information following the theft of a 18 carat rose gold watch at a home in…

Two injured after car collides into Weymouth bar

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a collision on The Esplanade in Weymouth on Friday (June 28) where a…

Changing Places toilet installed at Corfe Castle 

NATIONAL Trust has installed a Changing Places toilet at the Castle View visitors’ centre at Corfe Castle which aims…

Dorset girls in top 10 across UK in under-13 javelin

THREE Dorset girls are leading the way in their age group when it comes to javelin as they are…

The man, in his 70s, was found in a lake at the Warmwell Holiday Park. Pictures: Google

Dorset holiday park murder probe: Pair released after death of man in his 70s

TWO people arrested on suspicion of murder after a man died at a Dorset holiday park have been…

A man hurled abuse at a group sitting outside The Quay, in Poole, police said. Pictures: Google/Dorset Police

Probe after group racially abused before man punched in Poole

A MAN hurled racist abuse at a group of people sitting outside a pub in Poole before assaulting a…

Appeal launched following suspected Swanage stabbing

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