TRUCKMANIA pulls in the crowds

Now in its third year, Beaulieu’s family fun event, TRUCKMANIA, a super-sized celebration of all things truck-related, featured hundreds of trucks and a wide variety of trucking activities. Over 10,000 visitors and participants, 2,000 up on 2014, enjoyed the two-day show held in the attraction’s parkland over the May Bank Holiday weekend, with even bigger…

Dorset news

Medals and coins shine at auction

Lawrences’ popular auction in Crewkerne of Militaria, Coins and Medals on the 21 May, attracted a great deal of interest. Within the militaria, an Indian Katar dagger sliced through its estimate to make £1950. A brace of military flintlock pistols with intriguing marks for the Nazim of Hyderabad’s bodyguard shot to £2070; and a Lang…

Mahler’s Eighth at Lighthouse, Poole

One of the largest-scale choral works in the classical concert repertoire, Mahler’s Eighth Symphony was performed by more than 1,000 musicians and singers at its premiere in 1910. Now, 105 years later the combined choirs of the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus, the Bath Minerva Choir, the Bournemouth Symphony Youth Chorus and the Amadeus Orchestra, with a…

Dorset news

Counterfeit £50 warning

Police are warning that in the past week there has been a few reported incidents of two young males attempting to use counterfeit £50 notes at shops and businesses in the East Dorset area. The first male is described as white, approximately 16 years old, average build, with black short hair. The second male is…