Cllr Stella Jones is now chair of Dorset Council - 50 years after being elected

Dorset stalwart Stella marks 50 years since being elected to male-dominated council

IN 1973, Stella Jones was elected to West Dorset District Council – aiming to address the needs of families…

The generator and compressor were stolen from a farm in Marnhull. Picture: Dorset Police

Police appeal after generator stolen from farm in Marnhull

A GENERATOR has been stolen from a North Dorset farm. The generator and compressor were taken from a property in…

Police dogs from across the south west - including Dorset and Somerset - have been in Paris ahead of the Olympic Games. Picture: Dorset Police

Dorset and Somerset police dogs help Paris prepare for 2024 Olympics

POLICE dogs from Dorset and Somerset have been patrolling the streets and stadiums of Paris as the city prepares…

The former home of Moores Biscuits in Dorset could become eight dwellings. Picture: Google

Former home of Dorset firm Moores Biscuits could become eight properties

THE former home of Moores Biscuits could be converted into eight properties. The site, at Bakery Lane, Morcombelake, was home…

Award-winning children’s author Lauren Child visiting a school who applied for free Woodland Trust trees

Thousands of free trees planted in the Vale – how to get yours

TREES form a major part of the UK’s journey towards net zero. And schools, sports clubs and community groups are…

Wiltshire tree wardens got some top advice from experts at Stourhead. Pictures: Wiltshire Council

Wiltshire tree wardens get expert tips during Stourhead visit

WILTSHIRE tree wardens got an insight into how some of the country’s most important trees are cared during a…

The e-bikes are expected to arrive later this summer Picture: Beryl

E-bike scheme is coming to Dorchester

A NEW electric bike scheme is being rolled out in Dorchester, Portland and Weymouth later this summer. 

Three men are in court following the incident in December 2023

Three men in court following Pulham hunting incident

THREE men have appeared in court in connection with a hunting incident in North Dorset. Dorset Police received a report…

Sue Adams, chairman of Stalbridge Town Council Katie Garland and cllr Pauline Batstone from Sturminster Newton Town Council - complete with hitchhiker’s towel Picture: Pauline Batstone

Book on life of one of Stalbridge’s “most famous sons”, Douglas Adams, gifted to council

A BOOK detailing the life of one of Stalbridge’s “most famous sons”, the popular author Douglas Adams, was gifted…

Cllr Nick Ireland, inset, put forward the nature emergency motion. Pictures: Dorset Council

‘Nature emergency’ declaration in Dorset backed by leaders

DORSET is in a “nature emergency”. The declaration came at a meeting of Dorset Council on Thursday (July 18), when…