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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.

UPDATE: Traffic stopped so children can walk to school after flooding makes roadside impassable

Bournemouth Echo:

11:40am Wednesday 8th October 2014

A BUSY road in Swanage had to be blocked off to traffic this morning so that children could get into their school due to flooding.

Gales warning as severe weather warning for wind issued

Bournemouth Echo: Waves Batter Swanage Coast

12:01pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

A severe weather warning for wind has been issued this evening along the coast, with gales expected overnight.

'Give Purbeck workers a pay rise' - call after figures reveal employees paid among lowest in the South West

Bournemouth Echo:

10:41am Tuesday 7th October 2014

PURBECK workers are paid among the lowest annual salaries in the south west, according to analysis by workforce firm Manpower.

Get up close to tanks from Brad Pitt blockbuster 'Fury 'at new exhibition

Bournemouth Echo:

4:00pm Monday 6th October 2014

AN exhibition showcasing Bovington Tank Museum’s “integral” role in Brad Pitt’s latest Hollywood Second World War blockbuster is just days from opening.

Two accused of slavery deny charges during court appearance

Bournemouth Echo: Weymouth Magistrates’ Court

12:39pm Monday 6th October 2014

TWO people have appeared in court in connection with slavery charges.

Thousands flock to Swanage Blues Festival

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Monday 6th October 2014

MUSIC was in the air as the Swanage Blues Festival entertained thousands of revellers at the weekend.

Stop the Gas Rig protest picnic at drill site

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Monday 6th October 2014

THE group opposed to exploratory oil and gas drilling from Swanage’s California Quarry have held a ‘Protest Picnic’ at the site.

Survey work to begin at controversial solar farm

Bournemouth Echo:

6:20am Monday 6th October 2014

SURVEY work is to begin at the site of a proposed solar farm owned by MP Richard Drax months after developers were told they faced a judicial review.

Swanage set for festival of blues with more than 100 musicians to perform

Bournemouth Echo:

10:06am Friday 3rd October 2014

MORE than 100 musicians are expected to play at this autumn’s Swanage Blues Festival, which kicked off yesterday.

Permission granted for 21 flats in Wareham

Bournemouth Echo:

4:09pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A NEW 21-apartment complex has secured planning consent in Wareham town centre.

Planners refuse to back offshore wind farm over “significant harm” fears to Purbeck landscape and economy

Bournemouth Echo:

1:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

PURBECK planning chiefs have refused to back the Navitus Bay offshore wind farm, arguing it will cause “significant adverse harm” to the landscape and could damage the area’s tourist economy.

Coach collides with level crossing at Wool

Bournemouth Echo: Campaign highlights level crossing risks

4:49pm Friday 26th September 2014

A COACH has been in collision with the level crossing at Wool.

Left on the verge of collapse - but Swanage Pier to be re-painted months after successful storm repairs

Bournemouth Echo:

4:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

SWANAGE Pier will be getting a new lick of paint tomorrow, thanks to staff from a Poole accountancy firm.

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