Suspected drugs and cash were seized in the riad in Dorchester. Picture: Dorset Police

Suspected drugs seized in Dorchester police raid

SUSPECTED Class A and B drugs were seized in a raid at property in Dorchester. On Wednesday night (June 19),…

French Connection has opened a new store at Clarks Village

French Connection opens new store at Clarks Village in Street

FASHION giant French Connection has opened a new store at Clarks Village in Street. While FC has long had a…

The latest YouGov MRG poll has some shock predictions

General Election 2024: Poll warns of losses for Conservatives – check your area

A NEW national poll contains some stark warnings for incumbent candidates across Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire. The YouGov survey, released…

The Carrot Badge will be aired on the Friday of Glastonbury. Picture: BBC

Solstice-themed Hey Duggee to air on Friday of the Glastonbury Festival

AN episode of children’s TV favourite Hey Duggee has been brought forward – to coincide with the Summer Solstice…

The crash happened on the A303 near the junction for Mere. Picture: New Blackmore Vale

A303 crash involving motorhome and concrete mixer sees drivers delayed

DRIVERS on the A303 near Mere are facing delays after a crash this afternoon. The incident, believed to have happened…

David Clift has been jailed for six years. Picture: Dorset Police

David Clift sentenced for six years for more than 30 burglaries

DAVID Clift has been jailed for six years after admitting a raft of thefts – including in the Weymouth,…

A person tried to stop the Just Stop Oil activists carrying out the attack at Stonehenge. Pictures: JSO

Two arrested after Just Stop Oil spray orange ‘paint’ on Stonehenge monument

TWO people have been arrested after Just Stop Oil (JSO) activists sprayed Stonehenge with orange paint. The environmental campaign group…

HALLETT Dorothy

Passed away peacefully at Casterbridge Manor Care Home on 23rd May, 2024, aged 97 years. A loving mum to Ruth…

JENNIFER MARGARET CHICK (HOWELL)

Peacefully on 8th June 2024 at The Cedars Nursing Home aged 78 years, of Shaftesbury. Much loved wife of Andy…

Smoke coming from mobile phone mast in Henstridge prompts fire call

SMOKE coming from a mobile phone mast in Henstridge prompted a call to firefighters. The incident was reported at 8.26am…

Woman arrested after alleged robbery at Gillingham Asda

A WOMAN has been arrested following an alleged robbery at a Gillingham supermarket. Police received reports that at around…

Wyke Amateur Golf Society swings into action for two local charities

TWO local charities have received a financial boost thanks to the work of members of the Wyke Amateur…

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Voting could land you tickets to Reading or Leeds 2024 or 2025. Picture: Paul Jones/Somerset Leveller

How voting on July 4 could land you tickets to Reading or Leeds Festivals

MUSIC fans are being urged to register to vote in the July 4 general election – and be in…

From Syria to Shaftesbury – a young refugee shares her story

A SYRIAN refugee who relocated with her family to Dorset to escape a warzone has shared her story. Malak, now…

Lots on display at this year’s Mere and District Railway Modellers’ Exhibition

MODEL railway enthusiasts enjoyed a great selection of intricate model railway layouts in various scales at this year’s Mere…

How the new farm shop could look at the proposed services off the A303, inset. Pictures: BPL Architecture/Somerset Council

Plan for 60-bed hotel and eco-friendly services off A303 at West Camel submitted

A 60-BED hotel, farm shop, restaurant and electric vehicle charging station are at the heart of plans for new…

Sherborne drivers asked to switch off engines to protect health and save money

A NEW campaign has been launched to encourage Sherborne drivers to switch off their engines when they think they’ll…

Creativity shines through in D-Day 80 window competition 

MAYOR of Blandford Forum Councillor Nocturin Lacey-Clarke delivered certificates yesterday (June 14) to the various winners of the…

Birmingham Royal Ballet’s new Principal to debut at Ballet Under the Stars this July

BALLET Under the Stars is back to delight audiences again this summer with four fabulous nights of world-class ballet…

Experience live music for the first time at Ballet Under the Stars

BALLET Under the Stars is back this summer, featuring works by George Balanchine, Sir Frederick Ashton, Petipa and many…

New electric vehicle charging hub opens at TEALS farm shop 

A NEW electric vehicle (EV) charging hub with ten dual charging bays has opened at the Teals farm…