Christchurch and East Dorset Councils have been contacted by Local Government Minister, Kris Hopkins, who has agreed to provide the Transformation Challenge Award which they bid for.
imborne in Bloom is proud to announce that the Town of Wimborne Minster has been nominated by South and South East in Bloom to represent the Region for the Small Town Category in the 2015 National RHS Britain in Bloom Competition. This follows the success of 2012 when Wimborne achieved the great accolade of a national title with a Gold Award for the first time. The group’s target is to repeat this remarkable success in 2015. It will be the fifth time of entry into the National Competition in Wimborne in Bloom’s 22 years.
Dorset’s Douch Family Funeral Directors donated £200 to the YMCA thanks to their Christmas trees of remembrance initiative.
Members of the public were invited to hang a message on a Christmas tree, displayed in the group’s branches, in memory of a loved one.
For a donation they could also hang a bauble and the money raised went to the Bournemouth YMCA’s winter appeal for the homeless.
West Moors artist Michael Jones’ work is on display at the Regent in Christchurch. He is making his second visit to the centre, following a highly successful exhibition in 2013. This time Michael has over 25 examples of his work on display, mainly in watercolours but with some line-work in ink. He uses a bold…
Runners from across the Wessex region were out in force at the Autism Wessex 10K run at the beautiful Somerley estate to mark a healthy and happy new year.
The run took place on Sunday 4 January and was a huge success with over 600 runners taking part in the 10K route through the beautiful Somerley grounds.
More drink drivers will be facing the consequences of their actions following another successful drink and drug drive campaign in Dorset.
A total of 1086 breath tests were carried out by police officers during the Christmas campaign, which ran between 1 December 2014 and 1 January 2015, compared to 1848 during the same time the previous year.
Bournemouth Pavilion – 22-25 January. Review by Janine Pulford
Christmas tree recycling has proved to be a big success at Upton Country Park this year, with Poole residents more than doubling the number of trees recycled last year. More than 1,400 trees were collected between 27 December and 11 January in a dedicated area of the car park at Upton Country Park. This compares…
Lawrence’s Ceramics and Decorative Arts auction comprise items from across the globe spanning many centuries of production. In their recent sale, over five centuries of worldwide skill went under the hammer and prices were buoyant. The Oriental ceramics included a Chinese famille rose bowl and cover (£2440) and a Cantonese enamel plaque of seated European…
Historic Dorset town Sherborne was the location for several scenes in the BBC Two drama Wolf Hall which hits our TV screens over the next six weeks, with filming taking place at Sherborne School and other locations in the town.