Cats get the cream

Dorset cream teas help stray dogs and cats in Greece. If you want to support Strays of Greece, an Ashley Heath based charity, then go along to the Old School Rooms in Sturminster Marshall on the weekend of 27 & 28 July 2pm-5pm. They will be serving cream teas and cakes in a delightful village…

Prices sizzle as heat soars

Silver and vertu prices exceeded expectations at Lawrences’ auction sale on  9 July. An early 17th Century spoon, possibly made in Salisbury in the reign of King Charles I, was scooped up for £810 whilst a rather different item for the table, in the form of 24 German dessert dishes, exceeded their estimate to take…

What a disgrace!

An eyesore recycling site to close due to fly-tipping. Councils have been left with no choice but to close a mini recycling centre in Hurn after continued abuse by fly-tippers.The Dorset Waste Partnership (DWP) will remove its ‘bring-banks’ on Avon Causeway on 1 August in response to concerns the site has become an unsightly dumping ground.…

Dorset news

School burglary – witness appeal

Police in Sturminster Newton are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a burglary at Sturminster Newton High School on Bath Road. The incident happened at around 5.05pm on Wednesday 3 July. A member of staff alerted Dorset Police when they disturbed an unknown person in an outside classroom. The offender ran…

Dorset blues – ready soon

Pick-Your-Own blueberries will open at the UK’s original plantation near Wimborne on 29 July. And fans of these delicious fruits will be delighted by the big, juicy blueberries. Swelled by the spring rain, while the crop is later than every before, the fruit is in excellent condition, large, full of flavour, and well worth the…