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…

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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…

Monty’s Pool proves a hit

The new swimming pool in Montacute School in Poole is proving a hit. It forms part of the rebuilt Montacute School, and offers fresh changing rooms, showers and toilets, an 8m x 12m swimming pool and a hot pool. All facilities are fully accessible to users with additional needs, with changing beds, hoists and tracks…