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Fourth time lucky for artist as life-sized sculpture to be exhibited at RWA gallery

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

PURBECK artist Moira Purver is thrilled after one of her life-sized works was chosen to be exhibited at this year’s Royal West of England Academy in Bristol.

Two vehicle crash on the A351 at Sandford

Bournemouth Echo: More demand on police officers.

5:30pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

TWO vehicles were involved in a collision at Sandford this afternoon, causing traffic chaos on the A351.

Flooding in Bournemouth Gardens and £90k resurfacing works at Ashley Cross delayed due to heavy rain

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

HEAVY rain forced the delay of a £90,000 road resurfacing scheme at Poole’s Ashley Cross today.

Swanage residents rally to help with shoebox collection

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

2:45pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

MORE than 90 shoe boxes full of goodies have been collected for Swanage United Reformed Church’s Christmas Appeal.

‘No fracking will take place on that site’ says chief behind California Quarry project as plans are unveiled

Bournemouth Echo:

5:40am Tuesday 28th October 2014

SCORES of Purbeck residents attended an information event yesterday, outlining plans to explore for gas and oil from Swanage’s California Quarry.

Hairy pigs, archery and local skills have families flocking to RSPB Forage Festival

Bournemouth Echo:

3:27pm Monday 27th October 2014

FAMILIES flocked to the fifth annual RSPB Forage Festival at the weekend to experience traditional skills and crafts and enjoy the great outdoors.

Fireworks spectacular to be hosted at caravan site

Bournemouth Echo: Wyvern Club Fireworks Display

3:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

HERSTON Caravan and Camping site will host a ‘Fireworks Spectacular’ in November, it has been announced.

Going to auction: the Thomas Hardy book that may have been signed by author to raise cash for WW1 soldiers

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Monday 27th October 2014

A RARE first edition of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’ is expected to sell at auction in Wareham for up to £1,200.

False alarm as explosive experts called to detonate device near Swanage

Bournemouth Echo:

8:30am Sunday 26th October 2014

An unexploded bomb was set to be destroyed in a controlled explosion at Peverill Point last night - but it turned out to be a false alarm.

Delays over opening of Wareham railway station's footbridge after refurbishment

Bournemouth Echo: Campaign highlights level crossing risks

7:45am Sunday 26th October 2014

South West Trains have apologised over delays to work on Wareham railway station's footbridge.

Watch historic trains and enjoy beauty of Corfe Castle, thanks to new webcam

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

A WEBCAM has been installed on top of a Swanage Railway signal box, enabling steam enthusiasts to watch historic trains with iconic views of Corfe Castle in the background.

Woman who died after plunging 50 feet from clifftop is named

Bournemouth Echo:

9:08am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A WOMAN rambler who died after plunging 50 feet from a Purbeck cliff has been named as Maureen Ann Absalom.

“Very significant” step taken to reconnect tracks between Swanage and Wareham

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A ‘VERY significant’ step has been taken to reconnect the tracks between Swanage Railway and Wareham train station.

Emergency road closure to repair bad water leak in Swanage tonight

Bournemouth Echo:

12:30pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A road in Swanage will be closed tonight to repair a bad water leak.

Fossil hunter Steve awarded MBE by the Queen

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

KIMMERIDGE fossil expert Steve Etches has been presented with his MBE at Windsor Castle by the Queen.

Listen to a talk on Purbeck Artists and the Great War

Bournemouth Echo:

11:10am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A TALK on the subject of Purbeck Artists and the Great War will take place on Friday, October 31.

96-year-old’s 45-minute wait for paramedics after collapsing in Swanage

Bournemouth Echo:

5:00am Monday 20th October 2014

SAFETY concerns have been raised after a 96-year-old Swanage woman was left collapsed on the pavement in torrential rain for three-quarters-of-an hour waiting for paramedics.

New Fury exhibition launched at Bovington Tank Museum ahead of Brad Pitt film release

Bournemouth Echo:

4:02pm Monday 20th October 2014

A NEW exhibition has been launched at Bovington Tank Museum tying in with Brad Pitt’s new film ‘Fury’.

Help a charity to continue saving lives simply by purchasing a coffee in Swanage on Saturday

Bournemouth Echo:

2:30pm Monday 20th October 2014

A COFFEE morning in aid of the Swanage Lifeboat Station is being held this Saturday, October 25, from 10am to 12noon.

Swanage Lions raises money for Poole Heart Support Group

Bournemouth Echo:

1:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

Swanage Lions president Tim Mersey has presented a £125 cheque to the Poole Heart Support Group.

Talk by a medium at community hall this afternoon

Bournemouth Echo:

4:11pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE New Christian Spiritualist Church Swanage will be hosting a guest medium, Betty Legg, today at 2pm.

Find the Squirrel: get set for a treasure hunt with a difference on Brownsea Island this half term

Bournemouth Echo: A red squirrel on Brownsea Island

12:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

The much-loved red squirrels of Brownsea are the subject of a fun island quest for children this half-term holiday, reports Nicky Findley

Quartet are joined by young aspiring musicians

Bournemouth Echo:

10:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

THE Stanford Quartet were joined by a younger aspiring group of musicians for a performance in Swanage last weekend.

Horse thieves believed to be behind suspicious mane-plaiting in Purbeck

Bournemouth Echo: Dorset Police logo

11:46am Saturday 18th October 2014

HORSE owners are being urged to stay vigilant following a report of suspicious activity in Purbeck.

Basic first aid course in Swanage for parents and carers of children

Bournemouth Echo:

4:11pm Friday 17th October 2014

AN everyday first aid course for parents and carers is being held at Swanage Children’s Centre on Wednesday, November 26.

Woman who suffered life-changing injuries in railway bridge crash in hospital for 'weeks to come'

Bournemouth Echo:

2:21pm Friday 17th October 2014

A WOMAN who received life-changing injuries after her car crashed into a railway bridge near Wareham will not leave hospital for several weeks, said a Dorset Police spokesperson.

Enjoy a winter walk around Purbeck

Bournemouth Echo:

12:30pm Friday 17th October 2014

THE FIRST in a series of winter walks being held by Jurrassic Jaunts takes place on Sunday, November 9.

Swanage Lifeboat Station Appeal boosted by £1,000 thanks to South West Trains

Bournemouth Echo:

10:10am Friday 17th October 2014

THE Swanage Lifeboat Station Appeal was boosted by another £1,000 following a donation made by South West Trains service.

UPDATE: Woman dies after plunging 50 feet from clifftop

Bournemouth Echo:

1:30am Thursday 16th October 2014

A 68-year-old woman has died after plunging 50 feet from a clifftop.

Pottery talk in Furzebrook

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

AN OPEN meeting of the Honiton and Crown Dorset Collectors’ Society takes place later this month

£10,000 raid at Swanage petrol station

Bournemouth Echo: CONCERNED: Margaret Morrissey

3:41pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after thousands of pounds and a large haul of cigarettes were stolen from a garage in Swanage this morning.

Sale of items by Swanage Lions taking place in November

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A SALE of household items, bric-a-brac, small furniture and toys is being held at the Catholic Hall on Rempstone Road next month.

Support group for people living with Parkinson's

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A support group for people living with Parkinson’s and their carers is being held this afternoon.

MP meets staff at Wareham opticians to hear about their award-winning research

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

A DORSET MP visited an opticians in Wareham to find out more about the extensive research that they have carried out over the past 17 years.

Pub appealing for a good cause to support from Sandford and Wareham

Bournemouth Echo:

9:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

A PUB  in Wareham is looking for a local cause to support during an event they are hosting to celebrate their relaunch.

Woman who suffered life-changing injuries in railway bridge crash is 'stable'

Bournemouth Echo:

8:43am Tuesday 14th October 2014

A WOMAN who suffered life-changing injuries after her car crashed into a railway bridge near Wareham remains in a stable condition.

Artwork inspired by Durlston Country Park and Dorset to go on show

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Monday 13th October 2014

AN EXHIBITION of paintings and sculpture inspired by Durlston Country Park and the county of Dorset opens later this month.

Motorists advised to avoid Wool level crossing after barriers stuck

Bournemouth Echo:

1:29pm Monday 13th October 2014

MOTORISTS are expected to experience delays after the Wool level crossing has broken down.

Children's nursery rhymes session at Wareham Library

Bournemouth Echo:

12:10pm Monday 13th October 2014

CHILDREN under five and their families can enjoy fun stories, music and rhymes at Wareham Library tomorrow afternoon (OCT14).

Purbeck Police to hear concerns of residents during drop-in session

Bournemouth Echo: Dorset Police

11:10am Monday 13th October 2014

PURBECK Safer Neighbourhood Team will be at the D'Uberville Centre this Thursday, October 16, from 10am to 11pm. The event aims to allow residents to voice their concerns with their local police team during a drop-in session.

UPDATE: Driver suffers life-changing injuries after car collides with railway bridge

Bournemouth Echo:

9:20am Sunday 12th October 2014

A WOMAN has suffered life-changing injuries after her car collided with a railway bridge.

Swanage Hospital pantomime is a sell-out

Bournemouth Echo:

1:00pm Sunday 12th October 2014

TICKETS have sold out for the Swanage Community Hospital pantomime which goes on show on Friday, October 17.

VIDEO: Fire crews tackle blaze after outdoor centre building struck by lightning

Bournemouth Echo:

8:35am Saturday 11th October 2014

A BUILDING at an outdoor centre in Swanage was struck by lightning this morning.

Did you see a "tornado" over Purbeck?

Bournemouth Echo:

5:52pm Saturday 11th October 2014

DID a tornado appear over Purbeck? Several people contacted the Daily Echo to say they had spotted the phenomenon on Saturday morning.

Three-vehicle collision on busy A351

Bournemouth Echo:

1:43pm Saturday 11th October 2014

THREE vehicles were involved in a collision on the busy A351 Sandford Road.

District council economy chief defends Purbeck pay

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

A recent study that concluded Purbeck workers are paid among the lowest annual salaries in the south west has been criticised by the district’s economy chief.

VIDEO: Edward Fox drops in to Wareham cinema to support Purbeck Film Festival

Bournemouth Echo:

6:03pm Saturday 11th October 2014

AN ACTING legend dropped into a Wareham cinema this morning to show his support to the annual Purbeck Film Festival.

Swanage FC celebrates sponsorship deal

Bournemouth Echo:

10:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

A junior football team from Swanage is celebrating after receiving a new sponsor for the season.

Swanage Hospital saved from closure

Bournemouth Echo:

7:00am Friday 10th October 2014

Swanage Hospital will not close under the proposed Purbeck healthcare shake-up.

Have questions on drilling at California Quarry? ask the experts

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Thursday 9th October 2014

RESIDENTS are invited to a drop-in information event to find out more about plans to explore for gas and oil at California Quarry near Swanage.

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