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The big 100 - arts association to celebrate 100th exhibition with special event

Bournemouth Echo:

5:17pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE Dorset Arts and Crafts Association has reached the big 100.

Air ambulance called after man collapses in West Lulworth

Bournemouth Echo: Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance do vital job from their Henstridge Airbase

4:32pm Monday 28th July 2014

THE air ambulance has been called to West Lulworth this afternoon after a man collapsed.

Four concerts lined-up against backdrop of stunning Purbeck scenery

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

A QUARTET of concerts will be performed at this year’s Purbeck Chamber Music Festival, which has celebrated cellist Natalie Clein as artistic director.

Eight things to do in Dorset today

Bournemouth Echo: SPECTACLE: The  Swanage Carnival parade passes through the town

9:28am Monday 28th July 2014

 1) Bournemouth Carnival

VIDEO AND GALLERY: Thousands enjoy Swanage Carnival

Bournemouth Echo:

6:00am Monday 28th July 2014

A SEA of colour filled the streets of Swanage yesterday for the town’s annual regatta and carnival.

Giant skull of first fin whale to wash up in Dorset does on display

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

THE giant skull of the first fin whale ever recorded in Dorset has been preserved as part of a display in the county.

Firefighters battle two heath blazes

Bournemouth Echo:

7:24am Friday 25th July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to two heath blazes on Thursday night.

180 homes switched back on after power cut in Purbeck

Bournemouth Echo: Southern Electric engineers repaired the fault

3:39pm Thursday 24th July 2014

ELECTRICITY was restored to 180 homes in Swanage this afternoon following a power cut yesterday evening.

Fireworks, aerobatics and floats – thousands set to flock to Swanage Carnival

Bournemouth Echo:

12:59pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THOUSANDS of people are set to descend on Swanage next Saturday for start of the town’s popular regatta and carnival week.

Search called off for missing man - Alan Allgood still not found

Bournemouth Echo:

5:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A LARGE police search of Wareham Forest has taken place amid “grave concerns” for the safety of a missing Poole man who suffers from a heart condition.

Diver airlifted to Poole Hospital for recompression treatment

Bournemouth Echo: ACTION: Poole Hospital

2:48pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A DIVER was airlifted to Poole Hospital for recompression treatment this morning.

UPDATE: Old human skull left outside church - can you help police investigation?

Bournemouth Echo:

3:50pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A COUPLE in Dorset were given a shock when they discovered an old human skull outside a church in Wareham.

Places filling up for popular Purbeck Marathon – but there’s still time to enter

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THERE is still time to enter this year’s acclaimed Purbeck Marathon, organisers say.

"Tokenism has burst upon us like a thunderstorm" - MP Richard Drax dismisses women in Westminster

Bournemouth Echo: Richard Drax MP - Weymouth to Westminster

3:32pm Monday 21st July 2014

SOUTH Dorset MP Richard Drax says David Cameron's reshuffle is "tokenism" and that the women promoted to the cabinet are "venturing out of their depth".

Update: Man arrested after police hunt over "suspicious activity" at trading estate

Bournemouth Echo: Dorset Police logo

12:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A MAN is helping police with their inquires following an alleged break-in at Holton Heath trading estate.

VIDEO: Help three-year-old Roxy take her first steps un-aided

Bournemouth Echo:

6:00am Friday 18th July 2014

A THREE-YEAR-OLD from Wareham hopes to ‘jump in muddy puddles’ for the first time if her family can raise £50,000 for an operation.

Bumper crowds expected for Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

BUMPER crowds are expected at the Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival this weekend.

VIDEO: Hear ye, hear ye - town crier's battle it out in annual competition

Bournemouth Echo:

9:39am Tuesday 15th July 2014

TOWN criers from around the south gathered for a competition worth shouting about at the weekend.

Coastguard and lifeboats called to injured coasteerer at Dancing Ledge

Bournemouth Echo: Dancing Ledge

1:40pm Monday 14th July 2014

RESCUE workers are currently assisting a casualty at Dancing Ledge, near Worth Matravers.

UPDATE: 40 firefighters tackle heath fire

Bournemouth Echo:

1:30pm Monday 14th July 2014

EIGHT fire crews from Dorset tackled a health blaze which was fanned by a strong wind.

VIDEO: Music lovers flock to 25th annual Swanage Jazz Festival

Bournemouth Echo:

12:20pm Monday 14th July 2014

MUSIC fans flocked to Purbeck for the 25th Swanage Jazz Festival.

Watch movies under the stars as open-air cinema returns to Corfe Castle

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Sunday 13th July 2014

CORFE Castle’s ‘Stars Under the Stars’ open air cinema is back on this year, it has been announced.

VIDEO: Michael Gove praises Swanage School during visit

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

EDUCATION Secretary Michael Gove has been in Dorset touring two schools to see where government money is being spent.

Tributes to village postman who died in Dorset motorcycle crash

Bournemouth Echo:

7:50am Friday 11th July 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a popular village postman who died in a motorcycle accident.

Woman injured in blast horror at Camp Bestival campsite in gas cylinder warning

Bournemouth Echo:

12:42pm Friday 11th July 2014

A WOMAN who sustained severe burns after a gas cylinder exploded at Camp Bestival is warning others about the potential dangers.

Jazz, nice: Swanage gears up for annual music festival weekend

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

THOUSANDS of jazz fans are expected to flock to Purbeck this weekend for the 25th Swanage Jazz Festival.

Steam ban hits historic train excursion on day of strike action

Bournemouth Echo:

4:27pm Thursday 10th July 2014

ONE of the more unusual repercussions of today's public sector strike was the effect on a historic train excursion, that was due to steam into Swanage station.

Music acts urged to enter Purbeck Folk Festival’s competition

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00pm Thursday 10th July 2014

LIVE acts are being urged to set their sights on Purbeck Folk Festival’s annual talent contest this summer.

UPDATE: Motorcyclist dies after crash on A352 at Winfrith

Bournemouth Echo:

2:20pm Thursday 10th July 2014

A BIKER died in a horror crash on the A352 near Wool.

Get steamed up at gala weekend as Swanage Railway celebrates 35th anniversary

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

SWANAGE Railway will be celebrating the 35th anniversary of its first ever passenger train with a special gala taking place this weekend.

£250k worth of cannabis and cocaine seized by police

Bournemouth Echo: Cocaine

1:50pm Friday 4th July 2014

DRUGS worth £250,000 have been seized in a major crackdown in Poole and Purbeck.

“He was a real gentleman” – family’s tribute to Stefan Noyce, who died in collision with car

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

A PROUD mother and devoted sisters have paid tribute to a much loved son and brother who died in collision with a car.

UPDATE: Missing woman found safe and well

Bournemouth Echo: Dorset Police logo

9:30am Friday 4th July 2014

A DORSET woman reported to be missing has been found safe and well.

'No fracking' promise from company behind exploratory gas well

Bournemouth Echo: Andrew Hindle and Rachel Barton

11:27am Tuesday 1st July 2014

WORK will start this winter preparing a site in Purbeck ready for the drilling of an oil and gas exploration well.

War heroes recognised at poignant service

Bournemouth Echo: Former Royal Marines Graham Barber and Derek Boorn with club secretary John Seager, club chairman Steven Poultney and Jerry May with his AR15 rifle

2:00pm Monday 30th June 2014

A POIGNANT service will be held in Swanage this summer in honour of a Great War Victoria Cross hero and three other naval servicemen who died in World War 1.

Booms and bangs as Tankfest 2014 rolls into Dorset

Bournemouth Echo: HEAVY METAL: Tonnes of fun at the 2014 Bovington Tank Museum Tankfest

6:20am Monday 30th June 2014

NOTICES warning passing motorists to “Beware – loud explosions” set the scene for Tankfest 2014.

£3.5m lifeboat station at Swanage given go-ahead

Bournemouth Echo: ALL ABOARD:  Volunteers on the new Shannon lifeboat

1:00pm Sunday 29th June 2014

A NEW station to house Swanage RNLI’s next lifeboat has been given the go-ahead by Purbeck District Council.

Daily Echo and Camp Bestival offering savings on festival day tickets

Bournemouth Echo: Lots of fun to be had at Camp Bestival with Mr Tumble

11:00am Saturday 28th June 2014

THE Daily Echo has joined forces with Camp Bestival to offer great savings on tickets.

Three 1920s steam trains join Swanage Railway fleet

Bournemouth Echo: The SR U class No. 31806 on the Swanage Railway

3:00pm Thursday 26th June 2014

SWANAGE Railway has bolstered its stock of locomotives.

Air ambulance called to woman with sprained ankle

Bournemouth Echo: The Air Ambulance lands at Corfe Castle

10:58am Wednesday 25th June 2014

A WOMAN was taken to hospital by air ambulance yesterday after sustaining leg injuries at Corfe Castle.

Coastguard rescue for Labrador which fell off a cliff

Bournemouth Echo: Woman survives fall from 40ft Kilve cliff

10:46am Wednesday 25th June 2014

COASTGUARDS went to the rescue when a 10-year-old Labrador fell over a cliff at Swanage Down.

Servicemen and women honoured at special ceremony in Purbeck

Bournemouth Echo: ARMED FORCES: Picture shows Colonel John Ogden, David Stanfield, Richard Drax MP, Councillor Gary Suttle, a trumpeter from The Royal Artillery Band, Tidworth and soldiers and marines based at Bovington and Lulworth

6:00am Tuesday 24th June 2014

SERVICEMEN and women have been honoured with a special ceremony in Wareham ahead of the annual Armed Forces Day on Saturday.

Anger over railway crossing closure ‘shambles’ after elderly forced to cross footbridge

Bournemouth Echo: The level crossing

5:00pm Sunday 22nd June 2014

CIVIC leaders and residents have reacted angrily following a ‘shambolic’ fortnight closure of Wareham’s pedestrian railway crossing.

Coastguards rescue pensioner who collapsed on cliff path

Bournemouth Echo: Woman survives fall from 40ft Kilve cliff

10:14am Friday 20th June 2014

Coastguards went to the rescue of a 68-year-old woman who had collapsed on the cliff path at St Albans Head.

Investigation continues into death of pedestrian Stefan Noyce

Bournemouth Echo: UPDATE: Man killed after collision with car in Wareham

8:17am Friday 20th June 2014

The investigation into the death of Stoborough man Stefan Noyce continues, police say.

TV company wants to raise £197,000 to save axed Monkey World TV show

Bournemouth Echo: TV company wants to raise £197,000 to save axed Monkey World TV show

3:16pm Thursday 19th June 2014

THE team behind long-running television wildlife documentary, Monkey Life, have launched a £200,000 fundraising drive to help save their show.

Man falls 30ft down cliff at Durdle Door

Bournemouth Echo: Durdle Door, a gem of the Jurassic Coast

10:18am Thursday 19th June 2014

A MAN fell 30 foot down a cliff at Durdle Door yesterday.

Park homes campaigner given OBE

Bournemouth Echo: IT’S A NO: Sonia McColl, and inset, with protesters

12:00pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

A WAREHAM woman whose campaign laid the foundations for new laws to safeguard park home owners’ rights has been awarded an OBE.

Meet the team helping to preserve rare wildlife as part of massive £4.7m project

Bournemouth Echo: TEAM WORK: On the road for action

3:00pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

A NEW team of wildlife experts and enthusiasts has taken over the task of helping roll out one of the largest conservation projects in the area.

Thousands of people flock to sample delights of Purbeck arts festival

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

1:00pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

THOUSANDS of people attended this year’s Purbeck Art Weeks Festival (PAW), which finished last Sunday.






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