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Steve March, Team Leader Housing Standards Team, Dorset Council (centre) and Harriet Del Rey, Service Delivery Manager, Lendology, accept the Innovation Award from representatives of the award sponsor; NP Law

Blandford empty home project scoops prestigious award

A PROJECT that saw an empty Blandford home brought back into use has scooped a prestigious national award. Dorset Council oversaw the renovation of the...
The application outlines plans for hoardings at the Tin Bridge Roundabout in Glastonbury. Picture: Google

Council’s advertising plan for Glastonbury roundabout

PLANS for advertising hoardings on a Glastonbury roundabout have been submitted - in a bid to boost council coffers. The new Somerset Council has lodged...
The Bridport and District Model Railway Club will hold its annual exhibition at the Sir John Colfox Academy, Bridport

Model railway exhibition steaming into Bridport next month

MODEL railway enthusiasts will be steaming into west Dorset next month. The Bridport and District Model Railway Club will hold its annual exhibition at the...
The Royal Bath & West Show team

Thousands flock to first day of Royal Bath & West Show

THOUSANDS flocked to the opening day of the Royal Bath & West Show on Thursday (June 1). The event, showcasing the best of farming, food,...
The girl was assaulted in Cannard's Grave Road, Shepton Mallet. Picture: Google

Girl suffers two black eyes in Shepton fair attack

A TEENAGE girl suffered two black eyes and cuts after being assaulted at Shepton Mallet Fair. The incident happened in Cannard's Grave Road at around...
Eileen, in the throne, front, with her award during the coronation celebrations

Volunteer Eileen gets royal approval for Blandford Hospital efforts

AN 83-YEAR-OLD hospital volunteer has received royal approval for her efforts. Eileen Waters, who has been a volunteer at Blandford Hospital for the past six...
Police are keen to trace this person, who may be a witness to the incident in Yeovil

Appeal over alleged assault after Yeovil crash

A CRASH involving a motorbike and a car in a Yeovil street led to an assault, according to police. The alleged assault happened in Stiby...
From L to R: Emma Baker, Project Team Manager, Highways, Dorset Council; Cllr David Walsh, Portfolio Holder for Planning; Steve Reece, Manager - Infrastructure Grants Project Management, Homes England; Cllr Ray Bryan, Portfolio Holder for Highways; and Vinny Veness, Major Projects, Hanson Contracting

Work on new road in Gillingham finished – but it won’t open yet

WORK on a new road - which it is hoped will reduce the traffic impact of nearly 1,000 new homes in Gillingham - has...
Steven Whatmore was jailed for 12 weeks after first being spotted on the A303 at Willoughby Hedge

Man found passed out in driver’s seat of van after crash jailed

A MAN found passed out in the driver's seat of a car after driving erratically on the A303 before crashing into a fence in...
WADS is set to stage Cinderella

Audition for a role in this year’s Wincanton panto!

BUDDING actors are being encouraged to try their luck for a role in an upcoming pantomime. Wincanton Amateur Dramatics Society (WADS) has announced the 2024...