Dorset news

School shares Fairtrade breakfast

To celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight families from Trinity CE VA First School, Verwood held a ‘Big Breakfast’. They joined together early in the morning to share cereal, toast, juices, tea and coffee. They donated money to the Fairtrade Innovation Fund and showed their support for farmers in developing countries. Trinity children have taken many steps for Fairtrade,…

Stay Benson!

RESIDENTS and staff at a Dorset care home provider are sponsoring a disability assistance dog they named after a departing manager. Liz Benson met her canine namesake, eight-month-old Benson the red Labrador, as Colten Care handed over a £1,780 cheque towards his training by Woofability. The money was raised through a garden party and other…

My Wife and the King

ImpAct Theatre presents: A New Musical by Sam Stuckey Directed by Patricia Richardson ‘My Wife and the King’ tells the story of Wallis Simpson, Ernest Simpson, Edward, Prince of Wales and the love triangle that rocked the nation and changed the course of British history. Meticulously researched to provide a tale of historical accuracy, the…

Tributes to the Ringwood teenager, Jade Clark

Urgent calls to improve safety measures on A31 Ringwood

Ringwood Town Council is continuing to seek an urgent review of safety measures along the A31 at Ringwood, in particular the speed limit.

The council has been campaigning for many years for improved safety measures on the A31 and met the Highways Agency for discussions in December 2012. Their response, received recently, “is disappointing,” said the mayor, Cllr Steve Rippon-Swaine, “and makes it clear that no immediate action is proposed to improve the safety of the road.”

Send Them Down!

The results of the Bournemouth Crown Courts Mock Trials competition have been announced by the Dorset Magistrates’ Association (DMA). The 2013 competition took place on Saturday, 9 March at the Bournemouth Crown Courts with six schools entering. Dorset magistrates, legal advisors and other personnel from all areas of Her Majesty’s Court & Tribunal Service [HMCTS] were present…

Graffiti artists welcome

Graffiti on walls and garages around Ringwood could become a thing of the past as an initiative by Rob Moody, and supported by Ringwood Town Council, comes to fruition. Some months ago, Rob suggested that if a graffiti wall could be provided within the town to give young people a canvas for their art, this…