Ringwood switches on

New Christmas lights, two trees, a lantern parade, fair rides, Santa’s Grotto and guaranteed ‘snow’ attracted crowds of people to Ringwood for the new style Christmas switch on event. Held on Small Business Saturday, (6 December) the event started at 9.30am and the party was still swinging at 7pm. The town council’s new style celebration…

Tributes to Swanage Railway pioneer

Heart-felt tributes are being paid to a determined Swanage Railway veteran and pioneer since the late 1960s following her death at the age of 92.
Devoted to the cause, Moyra Cross was one of a handful of community-spirited volunteers who stood in Station Road, Swanage, in all weathers back in 1969 gathering signatures for a petition against British Rail closing the ten-mile branch line from Wareham.

Dorset news

Confiscation order secured

Dorset Police has secured a confiscation order worth £40,000 against a convicted offender. On Thursday 19 December 2013 Lee Hepburn, 26 and of Bournemouth, pleaded guilty at Bournemouth Crown Court to two counts of possession with intent to supply cannabis and various motoring offences and was sentenced to 30 months in prison. Following a further…