The ‘hand over’ from president to president elect at Fordingbridge Rotary is normally a straightforward process, but during lockdown, when person-to-person meetings are discouraged and social distancing is a must, this year’s handover required some creative problem solving.
Antibody testing for healthcare staff in Dorset has begun to see if they have had the virus that causes COVID-19.
When the government issued the stay at home guidance it was difficult to imagine what impact this would have on wildlife, including ground nesting birds in the New Forest.
Inevitably, despite the gradual easing of lockdown and the opening up of businesses, there are going to be huge job losses.
A man has been sentenced to 16 years in prison after being found guilty of raping and seriously assaulting a woman as she walked through a park in Bournemouth town centre.
Businesses in Tuckton, Pokesdown, Southbourne, Boscombe, East Cliff and West Cliff, Seafront and Westbourne, described as Bournemouth Coastal BID’s ‘villages’, have received funding to help them to survive.
MYTime Young Carers, which is based in Poole, has been awarded £1,000 by Persimmon Homes South Coast through its Community Champions scheme.
Although strict hospital visiting restrictions have been relaxed there are still constraints that visitors must adhere if they wish to see a patient at the Royal Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole hospitals.
In an effort to close Dorset’s skill gap, Dorset LEP is investing £712,800 into three facility upgrade projects at Bournemouth & Poole College.
Some 40 primary, middle and secondary schools across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole have received an award in recognition for their work to protect children against bullying.