Dorset news

Teenager held over heath fires

A 16-year-old boy from Poole has been arrested on suspicion of arson and continues to help the police with their enquiries. Inspector Ian Roe, Poole North Neighbourhood Inspector said: “This arrest demonstrates our commitment to a robust investigation of these alleged offences and we continue to appeal for witness to contact us on 101 in…

Meet the Gruffalo this weekend

The Gruffalo will be visiting Moors Valley Country Park and Forest, near Ringwood, on 20 and 21 July. The Gruffalo’s visit is part of a weekend of celebrations to mark Moors Valley’s official 25th anniversary. As well as meeting this life-size version of Julia Donaldson’s lovable woodland monster, Gruffalo fans will also be able to…

Supporting Nelson Mandela’s legacy

UK based Clipper Round the World Yacht Race in unique initiative to develop young community leaders of future and global ambassadors for Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital Clipper Ventures, with Sapinda Rainbow and Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund (NMCF), has revealed the eight young South Africans selected to create a ‘tag’ team, each to participate in one…