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The Bibby Stockholm, off Portland

Jobs created on Bibby Stockholm – and asylum seekers volunteering locally

MORE than 20 jobs have been created as the number of asylum seekers moving on to the Bibby…

Dorset residents are being reminded they can register to vote by post at next year's elections

Residents urged to register to vote ahead of 2024 Dorset elections

PEOPLE are being reminded they can apply to vote by post in elections set to take place next year. Voters…

Cllr Ferrari was a long-standing member of Dorset Council

Cabinet tribute after death of Dorset Councillor Tony Ferrari

A DORSET councillor has died after collapsing while jogging. It is understood Tony Ferrari, who represented the Littlemoor and Preston…

The Bibby Stockholm, off Portland

Refugees back on the Bibby Stockholm today, says Home Office

REFUGEES seeking asylum in the UK are to be moved back on-board the Bibby Stockholm in Portland today, the…

Dorset Council could officially work with BCP Council across a range of areas

Dorset could team-up with neighbours to tackle climate change and more

INVESTMENTS, adult education and tackling climate change could all become shared responsibilities between Dorset and BCP Councils.

John Sellgren is set to retire at the end of the year. Picture: Dorset Council

Dorset Council senior executive John Sellgren announces retirement

AN executive director at Dorset Council is retiring. John Sellgren, the council’s executive director for place, has…

Rail minister Huw Merriman with staff and volunteers. Pictures: Andrew PM Wright

Rail minister lets trains take the strain during Purbeck visit

RAIL minister Huw Merriman took a trip on the Swanage Railway during an informal visit this week. The MP (Con,…

The Bibby Stockholm, off Portland

Residents reassured after Legionella bacteria found on Bibby Stockholm

RESIDENTS are being reassured over the quality of water in Portland and the surrounding area after the Bibby Stockholm…

Check your emails for electoral roll survey, Dorset Council urges

HOUSEHOLDS are being urged to respond to emails asking them to confirm their electoral roll information. Dorset Council has reassured…

West Dorset MP Chris Loder wrote to the Home Secretary over the Bibby Stockholm barge

Delay to migrants boarding Bibby Stockholm after MP said it ‘cannot be deemed safe’

ASYLUM seekers have not yet boarded the controversial Bibby Stockholm barge, moored off the Dorset coast, as one…