Dorset news

Do you know this man?

An e-fit of a man wanted in connection with a crime in Ashley Heath has been released by Ferndown police. It follows the theft of a wallet from an elderly man at his home in Lions Lane between 4pm on Sunday, 17 March and 3.15pm on 18 March. The victim allowed an unknown man into his house…

Wildlife in the garden

‘Wildlife in the garden’ is the theme for a series of new events at Knoll Gardens near Wimborne.  Early birds can catch the dawn chorus at Knoll Gardens on Saturday 1 May at 4.30am. Night owls can go newt lamping, bat spotting and moth hunting on Saturday 25 May from 9pm; or stroll on the…

Mike Brewer Day at Veloce!

Yesterday, the staff at Veloce Publishing in Dorchester got ‘Brewered’ and were proud to celebrate publication of Mike Brewer’s ‘The Wheeler Dealer Know How!’ This brand new book by Mike Brewer, cheeky chappie and TVs’ best-known car dealing expert – provides everything you need to know about buying, preparing, and selling collectable cars. During the…

Bytheway…

Work to turn Bytheway Field off Leigh Road in Colehill into a Suitable Alternative Natural Green Space (SANG) has been marked with an official opening. The Chairman of East Dorset District Council, Cllr Lucy Clark performed the ceremony by planting an oak tree watched by users of the field. The 37-acre field was bought by…

All aboard!

A brand new wheelchair accessible Mk III Wheelyboat, specially designed to provide disabled people with hassle-free and independent access to waterborne activities is being launched at Wareham Boat Hire, Dorset on Wednesday, 10 April. The new Wheelyboat will enable disabled adults and children to participate in a wide range of water based activities on the…

Magpies soar

Wimborne Town enjoyed what must have been one of the swiftest comebacks in Southern League football last Saturday. Striker Tom Jeffes had made what was supposed to be his last appearance in a Magpies shirt in the Easter Monday victory over Winchester after taking a new job in London. However, he surprised Wimborne fans by…

Discovering Dorset

Anyone interested in finding out about places of interest and events in key market towns and out in the Dorset countryside will discover all the information they need in a colourful new guide, available from Wimborne Tourist Information Centre. ‘Rural Dorset Days Out 2013’ is an attractive free publication celebrating the wonderful selection of attractions…