Coastal

Keeping an eye on one of Dorset’s most valuable resources, see all the latest tide times and coastal news.

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…

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…

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”,…

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…

Appeal launched following suspected Swanage stabbing

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

The crew scrambled to rescue the teen after he fell from the Old Harry Rocks. Pictures: RNLI

Dramatic footage of moment RNLI reaches teen who fell from Old Harry Rocks

DRAMATIC footage of an RNLI scrambling to reach a youngster who had fallen 60ft from the Old Harry Rocks…

Swanage Fish and Food Festival cancelled

THIS year’s Swanage Fish and Food Festival has been cancelled due to…

Dorset dance school brings history to life through WWII themed performance  

A REMARKABLE blend of history and dance unfolded in Dorset last weekend as talented young dancers concluded their…

How the mural could look in Weymouth

Plan for huge new RNLI mural in Weymouth revealed

A MURAL celebrating the 200th anniversary of the RNLI could be coming to Weymouth. A planning application has been submitted…