Coastal

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

Oil leak near Poole Harbour cost local economy more than £500,000: Report

A LEAK at the Wytch Farm oil field near Poole Harbour cost the local economy more than £500,000, a…

The incident unfolded in the Sandbanks Ferry car park. Picture: Google

Sandbanks parking row ends in man being grabbed by the throat

A ROW in a Poole car park ended in a man being grabbed by the throat, police said. Police are…

Corfe Castle, in the Isle of Purbeck

Isle of Purbeck named among best places to live in Sunday Times list

THE Isle of Purbeck has been named on a list of best places to live in the south west. The…

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 Mary Anning stamp collection. Picture: Royal Mail

Mary Anning’s Dorset discoveries honoured on new stamps

DORSET’S iconic palaeontologist – Mary Anning – is being honoured in a new collection of stamps. The Royal Mail has…

Firefighters assisted the Coastguard in the rescue at Dancing Ledge, near Swanage. Pictures: DWFRS

Walker rescued after being stranded on coast near Swanage

A WALKER who suffered a suspected broken ankle and was left stranded on the Dorset coast near Swanage was…

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 Met Office weather warning in place on Sunday

Weather warning for heavy rain across Dorset, Wiltshire and Somerset

HEAVY rain today may cause some flooding and disruption in places, the Met Office has warned, as it issued…

Up to £300,000 needed to excavate Attenborough dinosaur body

MORE work is needed to excavate the giant dinosaur fossil that featured in a…

Prices for the Sandbanks ferry are set to rise

Prices set to rise for Sandbanks ferry amid “heavy financial strain”

PRICES for the Sandbanks Ferry are set to rise amid “heavy financial strain”. The Sandbanks Ferry Company said rising costs…