Conservation groups feeling the squeeze

Concerns are growing for Dorset Wildlife Trust and other conservation organisations that the protection of the environment has become less of a priority at time when many traditional funding sources for charities have been reduced or withdrawn. Kick-starting economic growth has become the main focus for the country, but this coincides with a significant decline…

Robbery

Armed robber arrested

Lyndon Stein, the 49-year-old who absconded from HMP Springhill in Aylesbury and went on an armed robbery spree has been arrested and is being held in custody. Steins robbery spree started at a hair salon in Oxfordshire on April 30. On May 5 he struck again, this time at Thomas Cook in Clifton in Bristol…

Treble take at roundabout

Three larger-than-life badgers may cause you to do a treble take at the roundabout near the Hall & Woodhouse brewery in Blandford, just so you can assure yourself that they are not real. Hall & Woodhouse, brewer of Badger beers, approached local artist Helen Godfrey to design a sculpture, which captures the essence of the…

Staff from the Punch and Judy Bakery

Zorbing fantastic

Over £700 was raised recently by staff at Punch and Judy Bakery in Bridport for Autism Wessex. The adrenaline fuelled fundraiser involved the owners Sally and Steve Lawrence and five members of staff taking part in a Zorbing challenge supported by the local community who raised the impressive sum in sponsorship money for the charity.…