Boy collapses and dies outside Fleetsbridge Tesco supermarket

Dorset BBC News Feed - 3 hours 21 min ago
Police say the 16-year-old's death is not suspicious but want to speak to the man who found him.
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One-Day Cup: Hampshire beat Middlesex by 119 runs as Aiden Markram stars

Dorset BBC News Feed - 5 hours 37 min ago
Hampshire continue their winning start to this season's One-Day Cup as Aiden Markram's 88 helps them overcome Middlesex.
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Offshore oil rig consents 'illegal', charity claims

Dorset BBC News Feed - 6 hours 24 min ago
A wildlife charity seeks a judicial review of the way offshore oil rig applications are handled.
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Bournemouth v Newcastle steward assault case dropped

Dorset BBC News Feed - 8 hours 43 min ago
Newcastle fans spilled on to the pitch at Bournemouth following their side's late equaliser.
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Farmer's fields a 'write off' after illegal rave near Corfe Castle

Dorset BBC News Feed - 11 hours 42 min ago
One field was left "covered with broken glass, human excrement and just detritus," the landowner said.
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Commercial space to let near Corfe Castle

Dorset Council News Feed - 12 hours 21 min ago

Do you dream of running your own coffee shop or tea room?

Space has become available to rent as a café/shop at Norden car park, near Corfe Castle.Following the recent refurbishment of the former office space, offers are invited from interested parties to lease the premises from Dorset Council.

Norden car park sits in a wooded area near Corfe Castle village. Along with a railway station, offering trips to Wareham and Swanage, the Purbeck Mineral and Mining Museum is on site, The area is the perfect gateway for cycling and walking, with paths leading to Studland and beyond. The site also hosts a picnic area, play area, cycle hire shop and public toilets. The car park can accommodate 350 vehicles.

The lease will initially be offered for 3 years. The space has a floor area of 16sqm= (172sqf). It is located opposite public toilets and is on the main thoroughfare to the railway station platforms.

As part of the lease agreement you would be required to restock toilet rolls and soap (supplied) in the adjoining public toilets during busy times and report any defects or maintenance issues.

If you are interested in leasing the premises from Dorset Council please email by 9 May 2019.

Expressions of interest should include a contact name, type of business and intended use. You should also state the annual rent you would be prepared to offer for the property. As a guide price the council would expect a minimum of £2,150.40 pa for the property. The successful applicant will be responsible for their own utility bills.

For further details, please contact Bob Lockard, Property and Estates Manager, Dorset Council 01929 557284 or email

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Dorset stroke survivor hopes to inspire others

Dorset BBC News Feed - 12 hours 51 min ago
Paul Lambert had three strokes in 15 months but is not letting it stop him from taking on new physical challenges.
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St George

Dorset BBC News Feed - 23 hours 14 min ago
The legend of the handsome soldier who met a gruesome end and became the patron saint of England.
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Motorcyclist dies in two-vehicle crash near Blandford Forum

Dorset BBC News Feed - Mon, 04/22/2019 - 13:37
A 22-year-old man from Sturminster Newton was pronounced dead at the scene near Blandford Forum.
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Illegal rave on Isle of Purbeck attracts more than 1,000

Dorset BBC News Feed - Sun, 04/21/2019 - 13:34
Police have warned those attending the event that they are trespassing and should leave.
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Backpacker jailed in Thailand for 'picking up phone' returns home

Dorset BBC News Feed - Sun, 04/21/2019 - 13:17
Chris Dodd spent 10 days in a Thai jail after picking up a mobile phone another tourist had dropped outside the airport.
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Crews tackle thatched roof fire and large heath blaze

Dorset BBC News Feed - Sun, 04/21/2019 - 10:52
Fire crews spent the night putting out a fire at a thatched cottage, hours after tackling a large heath blaze.
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One-Day Cup: Tom Alsop leads Hampshire to victory over Glamorgan

Dorset BBC News Feed - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 18:38
England batsman James Vince led the way with a classy 95 as One-Day Cup holders Hampshire cruised to a seven-wicket win over Glamorgan.
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Highcliffe 'zig-zag' path reopens after two years

Dorset BBC News Feed - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 13:13
The "zig-zag" path in Highcliffe was shut in March 2017 over fears it could collapse "without notice".
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Bournemouth v Fulham

Dorset BBC News Feed - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 10:16
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between Bournemouth and Fulham.
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Luxon family campaigns for unborn child's rights

Dorset BBC News Feed - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 20:01
Jackie and Tom Luxon want changes to the Road Traffic Act to recognise an unborn infant as a person.
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Cumbria teacher George Carroll jailed for historical sex offences

Dorset BBC News Feed - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 19:16
George Carroll admitted nine counts of indecent assault against three pupils between 1963 and 1972.
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Woman dies in car crash with lorry near Bere Regis

Dorset BBC News Feed - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 17:08
A 79-year-old woman from Shaftesbury died when the car she was driving collided with a lorry.
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Last week Weymouth pupils were given an insight into the world of work

Dorset Council News Feed - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 14:59

The ‘Inspiring Dorset’ launches were held in Weymouth, ‘Primary Futures’ on Wednesday at Holy Trinity School followed by the ‘Secondary Futures’ event held on Thursday at All Saints School.

These events help bridge the gap between young people and businesses in Dorset by bringing the young people together with volunteer employees from businesses all over the county to share their career stories.

Matt Prosser, CEO of the Dorset Council, attended ‘Secondary Futures’ and spoke to the young people about the importance of interacting with businesses and the opportunities that are available to them in Dorset. Matt also joined in with the ‘Speed Career Networking’ part of the event where he shared his career journey, from being in the forces to his current appointment.

Small groups of young people were given six minutes to talk to each volunteer and ask them questions about their job role and career experiences before volunteers switched places, allowing the young people the opportunity to speak to a variety of individuals from different businesses.

Matt Prosser said: “For me it was great to see the enthusiasm from the young people as they think about their futures, but also to meet with the businesses in Dorset who are keen to see the young people stay in Dorset.” Hear more about what Matt had to say about the event

According to research from the Education and Employers charity website, the Inspiring Dorset campaign is having a very positive impact on the young people of Dorset; following activities with Inspiring the Future volunteers, a 78% improvement in students understanding of the value of education and qualifications was recorded and an 83% improvement in understanding the world of work.

Matt also talked about some of the research that was shared at the event in his video; “We heard about how important it is for young people to have interactions with businesses and that those young people who have more interactions with business are more likely to be employed and get a better salary.”

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Builders, bedrooms and birth families – the latest from our foster carer Amanda

Dorset Council News Feed - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 11:02

So the first of March, I woke up and opened my curtains to embrace the first signs of Spring. I then shut them rather sharpish when I’d realised I’d forgotten the builders had started and I was seriously not appropriately attired.

My youngest borrowers are desperate to climb up the scaffolding to talk to the builders so a little talk about how three storeys of scaffolding is a little dangerous will be happening very soon.

A week later excitement has died down and an almost constant chorus of ‘is my room built yet’ starts at 7am. One of my littlies wants an ocean bedroom the other wants a forest, I’m hoping they will chose magnolia so they don’t realise my creative skills are scarce.

Fast forward to the end of March and Ive ordered cast iron radiators that I’m planning to paint/ disguise as part of an ocean and part of a forest.

Interesting discussions have followed the building such as ‘Is this my forever bedroom? ‘ ‘Will you give it to someone else when we are 18?’ ‘If I like my bedroom will I still get to live with dad?’ All highly emotive questions that warrant a well thought out answer. How on earth do you answer such questions without causing more trauma?

We sat down with each of them and explained that yes the bedrooms are for them but it won’t effect what happens with their dad. We drew a picture of two families who love them and are trying hard to work together.

We also tried to dispel the myth that 18 is when you get kicked out. Unfortunately many children in care worry about this but more local authorities are embracing the ‘staying put’ schemes. Hopefully more will follow as most children who have experienced difficult childhoods are not ready to embrace adulthood at 18.

I’m hoping all my children (borrowed and birth) will be staying put to their 40’s so I don’t get empty nest syndrome !

My husband ended the conversation with ‘I lived with my mum until I was 30’ which middle borrower replied to with ‘ yay I can play Lego in my room for ages then’

And so to April, will the bedrooms be finished? I’m not holding my breath.

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