Police arrested two men following robberies at Betfred bookmakers at around 7pm on 4 December, and McColls at around 4pm on Saturday (6 December) on Old Christchurch Road in Bournemouth. At Betfred bookmakers two offenders wearing black clothes and armed with kitchen-style knives threatened a member of staff and stole a quantity of money. At…
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.
The first annual Bournemouth Young Volunteer Awards was held at the Life Centre in Winton where an audience of over 250 youth and adults recognised the valuable contribution made by young people volunteering within the community. The Bournemouth Young Volunteer Award was launched in August 2013 and organised through a partnership initiative with the Bournemouth…
Residents and team members at a Dorset dementia care home had an early taste of Yuletide cheer when they attended a production of Irving Berlin’s classic musical White Christmas.
The ten-strong group, from Colten Care’s Fernhill home in Longham, enjoyed a matinee show by the company Theatre 2000 at the Regent Centre in Christchurch.
A Dorset funeral company has marked its 40th anniversary by investing more than £1.2 million in the business.
Nicholas O’Hara Funeral Directors now has one of the most state of the art mortuaries in the country following a major expansion of its Wimborne site.
Bovington Park Conference Centre was packed with over 200 delegates at the ‘No Excuse for Abuse’ conference on Thursday 27 November to mark Domestic Abuse Awareness Week in the county.
It was jointly funded and co–hosted by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and Women’s Action Network Dorset (WAND).
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…
Lewis-Manning Hospice in Poole is asking people to get involved in its Christmas Jumper Day on December 12 and bring a bit of joy to the office or home by wearing their best (or worst!) knitwear to help raise some money for the charity.
A special woodland grotto has been created at Moors Valley Country Park to host free readings of the children’s classic story,’ The Gruffalo’s Child’. The Rangers have opened the winter wonderland upstairs in the Park’s Visitor Centre to complement the newly-installed Gruffalo’s Child Trail which leads families out into the forest for a series of…
People dedicated to working with young children in Dorset were recently praised for their commitment at the annual Early Years and Childcare Awards ceremony.
The ceremony, organised by Dorset County Council, celebrated the nurseries, pre-schools and childminders that have received the highest Ofsted grade of ‘Outstanding’ over the last year. There are now 116 outstanding early years settings across Dorset.