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Bournemouth 0-4 Liverpool

Dorset BBC News Feed - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 19:24
Mohamed Salah's hat-trick helps Liverpool thrash Bournemouth and send Jurgen Klopp's side above Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table.
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Work to conserve HMS Invincible shipwreck artefacts

Dorset BBC News Feed - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 10:05
How the artefacts from the 18th Century warship are being restored.
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Bournemouth A338 Spur Road: Lane closures lifted

Dorset BBC News Feed - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 09:38
The works have at times led to two-hour queues along the main route in and out of Bournemouth.
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South Western Railway workers to strike Christmas weekend

Dorset BBC News Feed - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 15:31
RMT union drivers and guards on South Western Railway are to walk out on 22 December.
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Poole Twin Sails bridge: Component firm 'in liquidation'

Dorset BBC News Feed - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 11:20
A company involved in the manufacture of the troubled lifting bridge in Poole stops trading.
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Improved gym and exercise studio access at Purbeck Sports Centre

Dorset Council News Feed - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 11:00

A replacement lift is to be installed at the Sports Centre in Wareham, making access to the gym and exercise facilities easier.

Due to mechanical issues the existing lift has been breaking down. This means customers who rely on it have to call a member of the sports centre staff in order to access the gym or studio.

Known as a platform lift, customers step on and transfer down a few steps to the gym and studio. Not only are the lift failures causing an inconvenience for customers, they are also resulting in call-out fees every time it has to be repaired.

Purbeck District Council has approved £20,000 for the installation of a replacement lift and work is due to start soon.

Michelle Goodman, Sports Centre Manager, said: “Enabling access to our facilities for all our customers has always been a top priority for the Sports Centre. We are pleased we will soon be able to once again offer them hassle-free access to our gym and exercise studio. 

 “Whilst the work is taking place, we will be making alternative arrangements to ensure all our customers have full access to all our facilities.”

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Dorset rail misery due to signalling fault

Dorset BBC News Feed - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 15:57
A fault between Poole and Wool causes long delays to journeys to and from Weymouth.
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Go ahead for 292 homes in Chickerell

Dorset Council News Feed - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 15:46

West Dorset District Council’s Planning Committee has given its approval to a reserved matters application for 292 homes at Bank and Ridge Farm in Chickerell.

CG Fry & Son – Bank and Ridge Farm – Chickerell

The reserved matters application, which follows approval of an outline application in March 2018, comprises details of appearance, scale and landscaping of the development.

The application comes from West Dorset based developer CG Fry & Son Ltd and is on land identified for housing in the West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland Local Plan.

The development will sit on almost 30 acres of land previously used for agricultural purposes. It includes provision for 35 per cent affordable housing across a mix of tenures such as shared ownership and reduced market rent.

David Lohfink, Land & Planning Director at C G Fry & Son Ltd said:

“We are delighted that the council continues to work with us in delivering this much needed housing.”

Much needed housing

Cllr Ian Gardner, West Dorset District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Planning, said:

“I am pleased that the detailed design elements of this development have come forward so quickly from the approval of an outline application in March of this year. Once completed these homes will provide much needed open market and affordable housing. I look forward to work starting on site in the near future.”

Opening Doors

Cllr Tim Yarker, West Dorset District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Housing, said:

“The approval of this reserved matters application is great news and means work can start on site in the near future.

“Having more homes built in the area is a key objective of our Opening Doors programme.

“As part of this programme, we have started a Home Ownership Register to gauge housing demand and find out the size and locations of homes wanted. As part of this we also forward on details of upcoming developments.

“I would recommend anyone looking to own their own home to sign up to the register.”

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Cadbury's gold egg sells for £6,500 at auction

Dorset BBC News Feed - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 15:43
The enamel engraved egg was found in 1983 as part of a treasure hunt by the chocolate firm.
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Weymouth Brewers Quay: New plans for museum building

Dorset BBC News Feed - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 15:40
A historic seaside museum is given more space under new proposals to redevelop the site.
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Lewis Cook: Bournemouth midfielder out for up to nine months with ruptured ACL

Dorset BBC News Feed - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 15:15
Bournemouth midfielder Lewis Cook will be out for between six and nine months after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament.
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Purple skies seen across England with sunrises

Dorset BBC News Feed - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 13:09
England woke up to spectacular purple skies this morning, with BBC Weather Watchers sharing images from across the country.
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Storm Diana: Woman killed by falling tree in Wiltshire named

Dorset BBC News Feed - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 12:10
Passenger Margaret Cryer, 75, of Dorset was killed and her driver was severely injured.
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Visit Dorset announce partnership with Be My Guest

Dorset Council News Feed - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 11:27

Visit Dorset are delighted to announce a partnership with Be My Guest. Be My Guest is the new event series supporting UK independent accommodation providers.

19 February 2019 national roadshow

Visit Dorset is a Destination Management Partnership which helps support and grow Dorset’s visitor economy and is funded by six local authority councils. By partnering with Be My Guest, Visit Dorset are hoping to help SME businesses in their network who focus on hospitality accommodation when the national roadshow arrives in Bournemouth on 19 February 2019.

Be My Guest is a series of one-day, free-to-attend business development events for independent accommodation providers. Businesses to the event are able to take advantage of free training and seminars to increase their performance and attend free digital Masterclasses held by their event partner, Google Digital Garage.

A showcase for products and services

The event also hosts a marketplace which has international and local businesses showcasing their products and services to help accommodation providers gain greater margins, get more bookings and become more successful.

Be My Guest Director, Diane Lloyd explained; “Visit Dorset joins a roster of prestigious partners for our show in Bournemouth including Google, The AA and HomeAway.

“This event will be a highlight for all types of local accommodation providers whether that is an owner or manager of a holiday rental, glamping experience or a small B&B right through to the larger caravan and holiday parks, independent hotels or campsites.

“We are looking forward to working with Visit Dorset to help businesses in the area grow.”

“Valuable insights and practical advice”

Talking about the partnership, Nick Thornley, on behalf of the Visit Dorset Tourism Partnership said: “Visit Dorset is pleased to be collaborating with Be My Guest to support this fantastic free event in Bournemouth. It will offer valuable insights, practical advice and access to service providers. We know this will be beneficial to the many independent accommodation providers across Dorset.”

To register, visit: http://www.bemyguest.live/southcoast

Visit Dorset Tourism Partnership

The Visit Dorset Tourism Partnership is made up of the district and borough councils from West Dorset, North Dorset, Christchurch, Purbeck, East Dorset and Weymouth and Portland. The tourism team of the Dorset Councils’ Partnership co-ordinates this activity on behalf of the other rural Dorset local authorities. 

About Be My Guest

Be My Guest is owned, managed and operated by Quartz Smart Events based in Redhill Surrey. Quartz Smart Events is a subsidiary of Quartz Business Media, one of the leading independent exhibition companies in the UK. Quartz Business Media has launched, managed and run over 400 events across multiple sectors and recently won Tradeshow Launch of the Year at the Association of Event Organisers Excellence Awards 2017. 

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Improvements at Weymouth Crematorium

Dorset Council News Feed - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 11:15

Improvements have been made at Weymouth Crematorium.

Improvements at Weymouth Crematorium

The waiting room at the Crematorium has recently been refurbished. It now has new seating, carpets, curtains. It has also been decorated.

It has been decorated in grey and duck egg blue with teal coloured sofas. The aim of the refurbishment is to provide a more welcoming environment and to improve the overall ambience. The total cost was approximately £3,660.

Kate Wheller, Weymouth and Portland Borough Council’s Briefholder for Community Facilities, welcomed the improvements. She said: “The refurbished waiting room looks really comfortable and pleasant which is particularly important for those experiencing the loss of a loved one.

“A particular well done to the fantastic Bereavement Team who are incredibly committed to providing a high quality service.”

More information about Weymouth Crematorium is available here.

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WW2: Dorset woman finds out she was a D-Day GI's baby

Dorset BBC News Feed - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 03:17
After 53 years Sheila found out her biological father survived WW2 but never knew she had been born.
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Wimborne greenbelt development approved

Dorset BBC News Feed - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 18:25
More than 200 houses and flats will be built near the River Stour in Wimborne.
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Bournemouth 2-1 Huddersfield Town: Cherries up to sixth with home win

Dorset BBC News Feed - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 22:35
Bournemouth move up to sixth after early goals from Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser are enough to see off Huddersfield.
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Park improvements in Weymouth

Dorset Council News Feed - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 16:30

Improvements have been carried out at the Marsh play area in Weymouth and the new facilities are now open. 

Improvements at the Marsh

The improvements  include a new multi-use games area, new seating, installation of a drop kerb, a new play area and fencing. The derelict running track has also been removed. The total cost of the project was £185,000.

The play area is suitable for children aged from three to 12 years. It includes a climbing hut, a seesaw, a trampoline, a combination swing, as well as many pieces of equipment suitable for children with disabilities.

The new seating includes three benches located near to the football pitches. The new drop kerb is located on Emmerdale Close and will provide easier access for wheelchair users, mobility scooters and pushchairs.

The improvements were outlined in the Marsh Masterplan.

Kate Wheller, Weymouth and Portland Borough Council’s Briefholder for Community Facilities, said: “It’s a great accomplishment to see so many of the facilities, included in the masterplan, finally complete. The Marsh has been vastly improved and it all looks fantastic.

“I am so pleased that the play area is now open to the public. I’m sure children will love playing on all the new equipment. I would like to thank the Parks Staff at Weymouth and Portland Borough Council for all their hard work on these valuable additions to the Marsh.”

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Swanage bandstand to 'reopen by the summer'

Dorset BBC News Feed - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 10:32
Tens of thousands has been raised to help save the rare example of a sunken bandstand.
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