Dorset news

A338 weekend lane closure

Drivers and visitors to Bournemouth and Christchurch are being reminded to allow extra time for their journey this weekend. One southbound lane will be closed between Ashley Heath and Blackwater at 8pm on Friday 24 April – stay shut all day Saturday and all day Sunday – and reopen by 6am Monday morning. This is…

Girl power at Dumpton School!

The girls are going great guns at Dumpton School, Wimborne this year. The U13 girls became IAPS National Netball Champions in March, and Year 5 boasts both the European under-10s’ Dry Ski Slope Champion and an English, British and European Taekwondo Champion. In addition, of the 24 senior school scholarships awarded to Year 8 students…

Three worthy award winner

Meritorious awards have been presented at Christchurch Council to two individuals and a group. One individual award went to Peter Allam, currently the Chief Executive of the Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy. He is the only Christchurch-born person to achieve an Olympic medal, winning one in 1984 sailing a dinghy which he and Jo Richards…

Trouser theft is pants!

Do you know this couple? Dorset Police would like to speak to them in connection with the theft of five pairs of trousers from The Minster Boutique, West Street, Wimborne. At around 10am on Wednesday 15 April a man and woman went into the boutique and placed the trousers worth around £300 in total into…