Mary Parsons – a volunteer for Hamworthy Neighbourhood Watch, Poole Harbour Watch and, until recently, the Association of Poole Watches – is this year’s winner of the John Jay Shield, thanks to her “unstinting commitment” to her community.
A man who tried to groom girls as young as 12 through Facebook and cover his tracks has been jailed for two and a half years.
The League of Friends charity based at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital (RBH) has donated a mobile mortuary to increase the hospital’s capacity to care for deceased patients.
A club for businessmen from the Bournemouth area raised an astonishing £53,000 for charity – in one night.
A Verwood brass band made up entirely of young players has good reason to blow its own trumpet.
A full house for Swan Lake performed by the Moscow City Ballet literally bristled with excitement before the curtain went up.
Hook and line sea bass fishermen in Weymouth and Portland will be able to continue fishing after a local MEP won a concession from the EU Council.
Dorset’s Douch Family Funeral Directors have recognised two staff members who have been with the company for more than 20 years each.
Verwood’s Crane Valley Golf Club has announced the appointment of Stewart Rennie as captain of the club’s thriving, 220-strong seniors’ section. Former Poulner Primary head teacher Roger Bonfield takes the vice captain’s chair in preparation for assuming the captaincy next year.
Simon Hoare MP for North Dorset has made strong representations to Dorset County Council regarding the proposed closure to bus services across the county. Speaking out during the county council consultation, Simon said: “Bus services are a crucial aspect of public transport and play a particularly important role in rural areas such as North Dorset.…