Lewis-Manning Hospice is celebrating the recent success of a local art exhibition that has raised £2250 for the Poole-based charity who offer free specialist palliative nursing care to hundreds of local people living with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. Organised by local artists Margaret Hasted, Sarah Kelly, Kathe Holt and Chris Saunders, the two week…
Dorset drivers aged 75 years or over are being offered the chance to sharpen their driving skills free of charge. The new Dorset Road Safe partnership pilot scheme called ‘Dorset Driver Gold’ is starting in September. It will update drivers’ knowledge and improve their expertise and confidence on the road. The scheme has two parts.…
Due to unavoidable circumstances, the beach clean originally planned at Friars Cliff beach on Sunday 22 September has had to be cancelled. The next beach clean is scheduled for Sunday 12 January 2014. Christchurch Council’s Open Spaces Team would like to thank everyone who has come along to help on previous beach cleans for their…
The star of the show at this weekend’s Steam Gala and Vintage Transport Rally at Swanage is the classic 1928 Brighton-built U-class steam locomotive No 31806, nicknamed the ‘U-boat’. The event runs from Friday to Sunday, 6–8 September 2013. It also includes a rally next to Harman’s Cross station staged by the Bournemouth and Poole Preservation Club.
Councillor Ian Monks is the new Leader of East Dorset District Council with Cllr Simon Tong being elected Deputy Leader.
A large version of Renoir’s ‘Vase of Roses’ has been recreated at Poundbury Gardens, Dorchester, part of The Gardens Group.
Despite Hatch Pond flooding its offices in 2011, Fleetsbridge-based Hamworthy Heating has cast aside any bad feelings to take on a guardian role by operating a ‘pondwatch’ for the nature reserve.
The world record for the greatest number of steam rollers in a formation over a set course was broken at the Great Dorset Steam Fair showground on 31 August, exactly 10 years after the previous record.
Wimborne Town Football Club is slashing admission prices for Saturday’s home non-league day fixture against Cinderford Town at Cuthbury.
Non-league day has become an annual event as the grassroots game bids to widen its popular appeal.
The aim is to attract more people to non-league games.
The Great Dorset Steam Fair World Record attempt will take place tomorrow morning at 10.30am by the Special Roller Display onsite. Due to the high number taking part, the time was brought forward to allow more than 100 steam rollers to move over the length of new road.