Health & Wellbeing

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Marian Britton and Michelle Chandler have been at Wincanton Hospital for decades

Wincanton Hospital staff recognised for 80 years’ combined service

THE service and dedication of two staff members at Wincanton Hospital – who have racked up more than 80…

Carole Brown, chair of Home-Start Blackmore Vale

Second Home-Start charity steps up after West Dorset branch closed

MORE volunteers have stepped up to protect families in need after the closure of a Dorset charity. Last month,

Katie (centre, with orange top) with Lorna to the right (in black) and Clare Hollingsworth to the left and members of the Kingfisher team

Dorchester couple’s tragic loss becomes story of inspiration and hope

A HEARTBREAKING story of loss has turned to one of inspiration and hope for one Dorchester family. Katie and Graham…

Blandford Forum Town Hall was lit in purple for World Pancreatic Cancer Day. Picture: Blandford Forum Town Council

Blandford bathed in purple to mark World Pancreatic Cancer Day

BLANDFORD was bathed in purple this week to mark a special health awareness day. The Town Hall was lit up…

£1.4m project to cut waiting times at Dorset County Hospital

A £1.4 MILLION project is underway in a bid to cut waiting times at a Dorset hospital. A ward at…

Bill Revans, leader of Somerset Council, has written an impassioned letter to Secretary of State Michael Gove

Somerset leaders write to government in funding plea amid bankruptcy fears

“THE model for funding social care is broken and we urgently need your support to ensure we can continue…

Home-Start Wessex family support charity to expand after closure of sister branch

A FAMILY support charity is expanding after a west Dorset group closed after it was unable to secure funding. Home-Start…

Beryl bikes can now be hired in Corfe Mullen and Upton

Dorset’s Beryl bike hire scheme launched in Corfe Mullen and Upton

PEDDLE power is now available to rent in Corfe Mullen and Upton to help residents and visitors get around. People…

Cold-water swimming is on offer at Shaftesbury Lido until December 16

Swimmers can brave the cold at Shaftesbury Lido winter sessions

SWIMMERS can brave the cold when Shaftesbury Lido opens this winter. The pool, at Barton Hill, is launching cold-water sessions…

The Assembly Rooms in Bridport, where the charity meets

Bridport mental health charity receives King’s Award for Voluntary Service

A MENTAL health charity has been handed the highest honour available to voluntary organisations. The Burrough Harmony Centre, in Bridport,…