Ain’t no mountain high enough

 A student from Sherborne Girls in Dorset has raised almost £5,000 for the charity Regain by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Ella Mountbatten endured gale-force winds and temperatures of -15C during her six-day climb, along with her father, cousin and friend. “It was exhilarating to make it to the top and touch the sign, and thrilling that…

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Dorset’s Fire Fayre

Dorset Fire and Rescue Service will be holding its annual Dorset Fire Fayre at Slades Farm in Bournemouth on Saturday, 20 July, 10am-4pm. This annual family event is designed to inform, educate and entertain – not to mention providing a great day out for all the family. This FREE event will include a main arena where DFRS and its…

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Barbecue hazards as summer arrives

In 2012, Dorset Fire and Rescue Service attended 241 cooking related fires; these could have been easily avoided if more people were aware of basic cooking safety. Being aware of the dangers of fire and taking preventative measures could help save the lives of you and your family. Kate Huelin, Home Safety Manager said: “We would just…

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May day

The National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, recently welcomed a very special visitor when Top Gear star, James May, paid a visit. James was filming at Beaulieu for a new BBC television series, and during a break he took the opportunity to drop in on the World of Top Gear exhibition. World of Top Gear features a collection of vehicles created by…

Cutting the ribbon at the official opening of Verwood MUGA

Game on in Verwood

Official opening of MUGA (multi use games area) on Verwood Recreation Ground took place at 11am today (4.5.2013). Angela Daymond said, “Thank you Verwood for believing in us.” The Mayor, Cllr Simon Gibson said, “It is a triumph of persistence, a triumph of community spirit and a triumph of hard work.” Pivotal figures were Angela…

Lewis-Manning Hospice charity

Hospice bowled over

Lewis-Manning Hospice is celebrating the recent success of its first ever Corporate Bowling Challenge event, which raised over £2,500 for the charity at Bowlplex in Tower Park, Poole. Sponsored by Bowlplex and Vehicle Strategies, the corporate challenge and networking event sold-out in just over a week and saw a total of 200 people from 26…