Dorset news

Miles for Milo

Local Waggy Tails supporter, Paul Chapman, is raising funds for Milo, a corgi cross who has paralysis in both hind legs. Paul hopes to raise enough funds to get Milo a little cart that will help him gain more independence. Milo came to Waggy Tails Rescue from the dog pound and is thought to be…

Sporty successes celebrated

The success and dedication of young Christchurch sportsmen and women has been celebrated at the annual Christchurch and District Sports Council Sports Achievement Awards, held at East Dorset Indoor Bowls Club. This year there were over 50 winners, with awards presented on the night by the Mayor of Christchurch, Cllr John Lofts, for success across…

Dorset news

Bill freeze for SBW customers

SEMBCORP Bournemouth Water (SBW) is to freeze its prices for household and business customers until April 2015. The company, which supplies drinking water to approximately half a million people in parts of Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire, will then cut bills for the following 12 months. Increases in subsequent years up to 2020 will be kept…

Hospital careers event

The Royal Bournemouth Hospital (RBH) encouraged local sixth form students to consider a career in the NHS at a special careers event on Tuesday. The free open day saw around 100 pupils from 12 local schools attend talks by health professionals such as Critical Care Research Nurse Emma Willett and the Dean of Health and…

Carnival handouts

At the recent Verwood Carnival AGM, the committee handed out cheques to the value of £1,200 to local deserving groups and good causes. Chairman Adrian Read said, “We always give priority to those groups that participate and help make the carnival a success.” The committee is determined to continue, despite the poor level of float…