A man has been jailed for five years for causing a crash which claimed the life of a father and seriously injured his wife and young daughter. Basanta Thapa, of Taunton, was handed a five-year prison term at Dorchester Crown Court on 27 November, for causing death by dangerous driving. He was also sentenced to…
Verwood Concert Brass earned themselves a fantastic result at the 68th Annual Championships of the South West Brass Band Association held on Saturday 1 November. Not only did they win the special award for the highest placed First Section Band but also won the contest out right. The band travelled the 100 miles down to…
An ‘exceptional and effervescent’ member of staff at a New Milton care home is in the running for a coveted national award, the results of which will be announced tonight (28 November).
Carlie Nicholas, Activities Organiser at Colten Care’s Kingfishers home, has made the final shortlist at the National Care Awards 2014.
For the first time, visitors to Kingston Lacy will be able to enjoy an illuminated Christmas trail as part of a month-long celebration of the season’s traditions. With extended opening hours seven days a week, the team at Kingston Lacy is continuing the spirit of the Bankes family by inviting visitors to explore and create…
Bournemouth’s Panto Stars have performed the first official Christmas light switch on at Castlepoint Shopping Park. An excited crowd gathered to watch children’s favourite and ‘Blue Peter’ Presenter Barney Harwood was joined by Tiger Lily, TV’s ‘Kushaboom’ host Helena Dowling and Captain Hook in the shape of popular actor and former ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ contestant Mark Benton, to officially plunge the switch and illuminate the £30,000 worth of new lighting.
4Dorset December 2014, Volume 12 Issue 5 – Dorset’s independent monthly community magazine
A businesses event about plans for economic growth in Christchurch and East Dorset was held at the Hub on 26 November.
The third Growth Plan launch event organized by Christchurch and East Dorset Councils brought businesses ‘around the table’ and provided an opportunity for networking and to find out what partner organisations have to offer.
Two popular collections of model trains attracted huge interest at Lawrences Auctioneers of Crewkerne last week.
Both collections were compiled by a gentleman in the Taunton area. The first collection included a large number of Wrenn, Hornby and Bachmann locomotives, all boxed and in good condition. With interest from private buyers and dealers, estimates were left far behind as the collection raised over £12,000 in auction.
A Bournemouth man has been convicted of murdering his father in Southbourne last year.
Nathan Robinson (26) was found guilty of the murder of William Spiller by a jury at Winchester Crown Court on 27 November following a full trial.
He had previously pleaded guilty to manslaughter which was rejected by the Crown Prosecution Service.
Police are investigating an unpleasant assault on a Wilts and Dorset bus driver in Bournemouth.
The incident happened at around 2.30pm on Saturday 27 September 2014 in Gervis Place in the town centre.