Weymouth water sports for all

With the Olympic and Paralympic dust settled, 2013 promises to be a busy year for the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (the 2012 Olympic venue for sailing). There are a number of exciting water sports that you can try this summer including sailing, windsurfing and stand up paddle surfing – SUP; one of the fastest…

Dorset news

Grand Theft JCB

Officers in Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after criminal damage was caused at a school in the town. Sometime between 8pm on Wednesday 17 April and 8am on Thursday 18 April, a digger parked at Oakmead Technology College on Duck Lane was hotwired and driven over rugby posts…

Art in the Park!

Local artists are invited to submit their work for inclusion in this spring’s Open Exhibition at Moors Valley Country Park and Forest, near Ringwood. Themed ‘Lakes, Rivers and Forests’, the exhibition celebrates 25 years of the rural landscape, linking with 25th anniversary celebrations at the park. It runs from 25 May–14 July. Anyone working in…

The Bloomin’ winners

The Dumbleton Shield, presented to Wimborne in Bloom ten years ago by Mr and Mrs Dumbleton when they retired from their business in The Square has been presented to this year’s winners Mr.& Mrs Brian and Christine Barraclough of Culverhayes Road, Wimborne. The Shield originally presented annually for the Best Display of Daffodils in a…

St George remembered

To help celebrate St George’s Day Hillside Community First School’s Cubs, Beavers, Brownies and Rainbow Brownies, of the 2nd Verwood area, came to school proudly wearing their various uniforms. The children had an assembly where they learned about St George’s Day and why it is so special to the Scouts and Brownies etc and that St George…

A rose by any other name

Continuing a ‘tradition’ started in 2001 Roses were sold to mark St.George’s Day around the Town of Wimborne Minster this morning raising money for The Mayor’s Charities, Wimborne Scouts, Wimborne Guides and The Planet and the Town’s Militia. The Mayor, Cllr John Burden was delighted with the response from the public and all 100 roses were sold in less…

Rise to Harold’s Challenge

Be active, be healthy, be happy, that’s the message from Life Education Wessex as it invites everyone to rise to Harold’s Challenge and help raise £50,000. Today the charity launched its fundraising programme to encourage anyone to join in and raise vital funds to help make a real difference to children’s health and well-being. The…

No Stig in the mud

More in the spirit of Whacky Races than Grand Prix racing, a motley assortment of traders and friends lined up on Spill the Beans corner in Wimborne to celebrate the West Street Bunny Run finish.  Courtesy of the Formula 1 Display in Wimborne Square being held at the same time, Stig met up with his…