Charity workers take the cake.

A special cake created by Haskins Garden Centre pastry chefs Lucy Watkins and Kirsty Webster raised £269 in just one day.  Visitors to the centre were eager to support the Diverse Abilities Plus Great Dorset Bake Sale fundraising initiative by purchasing the £1 tickets. A customer from Poole won the multi-layered cake. More staff at…

Dorset news

BE VIGILANT

A spate of burglaries have recently been committed during the day, mainly in the afternoon, in the East Dorset area, particularly around St Leonards, St Ives, Ferndown, Ringwood and West Moors. These incidents are believed to be connected. Properties are mostly large detached houses in spacious grounds, which are situated close to main roads. These…

SAFERCIGS

On Friday 3 May, Robert Walter MP visited North Dorset-based business, Safercigs Ltd to discuss the impact of an EU Directive. At the invitation of owner Darren Burns, Bob Walter MP visited Safercigs’ HQ to hear the company’s concerns about the potential impact of the EU Tobacco Products Directive. Safercigs was established in 2011 to…

Fine Art Auction Thrives

Lawrences offered over 270 lots of pictures in their Spring Fine Art auction. The prints, watercolours and oils spanned five centuries and prices showed a reassuring strength in the market right across the board. An etching by David Hockney of Maurice Payne (1971) was bought for £2270 and all the proceeds will go to a…

Ain’t no mountain high enough

 A student from Sherborne Girls in Dorset has raised almost £5,000 for the charity Regain by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Ella Mountbatten endured gale-force winds and temperatures of -15C during her six-day climb, along with her father, cousin and friend. “It was exhilarating to make it to the top and touch the sign, and thrilling that…