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Lyme Regis Nursing Home, in Pound Lane, could become a hotel if plans are approved. Picture: Google

Care home could be set for hotel conversion if plans are approved

A DORSET care home could be set to be converted into a hotel. A planning application has been submitted to…

The Hendover Cafe in Dorchester has closed. Picture: Google

Popular Hendover Cafe in Dorchester closes

A POPULAR Dorchester cafe has closed as it is “no longer viable”. Owner Paul Collins has announced the Hendover Cafe,…

The plans would see retail premises at 80 The Esplanade converted back into a residential property. Pictures: Google/Boldhabit Ltd/Dorset Council

Former seafront Weymouth shop could be turned back into a home

A SEAFRONT Weymouth building – formerly home to a convenience store – could be converted back into a home,…

The Body Shop, in the Poole's Dolphin Centre, is set to stay open

Poole Body Shop branch to stay open: Full list

THE Body Shop in Poole is set to stay open – weeks after the company collapsed into administration. The Dolphin…

Toby Guttridge has used his experiences to drive him on his journey as an entrepreneur

How wounded Dorset SBS hero Toby Guttridge created brand through his Bravery

A SPECIAL Forces soldier who was left paralysed after being shot through the neck has astonished the medical profession…

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…

Join Dorset’s Edgar Wright and have your name in Swanage theatre

DORSET-born film director Edgar Wright is backing an anniversary fundraising appeal at a Swanage theatre. The Mowlem Institute, which operates…

GPS trackers and satellite phones stolen as premises raided twice in a weekend

BURGLARS broke into a Poole shop TWICE over a weekend this month. Police are appealing for information after incidents at…

Work carried out by banks and Holland was deemed sub-standard by an inspector. Pictures: Wiltshire Council

Rogue trader brothers from Poole defrauded man in his 80s out of £50,000

TWO brothers from Poole have been sentenced after defrauding an elderly man out of more than £50,000. In May 2020,…

Eco’s Bryony Hammond, centre, with, from left, Laura Maidment and Charlie Squires (Julia’s House), Nicki Cluley (Lewis-Manning) and Fran Potton (Diverse Abilities). Picture: Andy Diprose/Eco Sustainable Solutions

Christmas tree collections raise £57,000 for Dorset charities

A DORSET recycling company helped raise a record £57,000 for county charities over Christmas. Eco Sustainable Solutions received collected