Chris raised more than £2,000 from the challenge Picture: Chris Horan

Dorset man climbed height of Mount Everest for climate charity

A DORSET man climbed the equivalent height of Mount Everest to raise money and awareness for a climate change…

The plans would see the building on green land north of Upton Road Picture: Poole Town FC

Ambitious plans for new Poole community sports village and stadium revealed

POOLE Town FC have unveiled plans to create a community sports village that would see the building of a…

The fledgling (left) flew to a nearby tree for its first outing Picture: Birds of Poole Harbour 

New generation of ospreys take flight

DORSET’S only breeding pair of ospreys have seen a new generation take flight. The ospreys were reintroduced to Poole Harbour…

The crash happened in Ashley Road, near the junction with Richmond Road, in Poole. Picture: Google

Electric bike rider, 17, suffers “serious injuries” in Poole crash

A TEENAGER was seriously injured in a crash involving a car and an electric bike in Poole. The incident happened…

Officers are keen to trace this person after an incident at Tesco in Poole. Pictures: Dorset Police/Google

CCTV appeal after assault at Tesco in Poole

POLICE are appealing for help tracing this person in connection with an assault in Poole. The incident, at the Tesco…

Carpetright in Poole - which will stay open for now. Picture: Google

Dorset jobs at risk as Carpetright set for administration

MORE than 1,800 jobs are at risk after Carpetright announced it was set to appoint administrators. The firm, which has…

The premiere featured a Q&A with director, Freya Williams, of Approach Films

New film showcases work of Fordingbridge charity in East Africa

A NEW film telling the story of the past, present and future of a remote East African town has…

Vikki Slade MP

Vikki Slade MP calls for urgent investigation into river pollution 

NEWLY elected MP…

Jessica Berry was found with over the prescribed limit for alcohol and drugs Picture: Dorset Police

Woman who drove under the influence of alcohol and drugs jailed after causing fatal collision

AN intoxicated driver has been jailed for eight years and eight months after she admitted causing a fatal…

Visitors walking along the remains of the ramparts and ditches of the iron age hill fort at Badbury Rings, Dorset Picture: National Trust, James Dobson

Uncover 4,000 years of history at Badbury Rings

UNCOVER 4,000 years of history at Badbury Rings at a weekend of guided walks, hands on activities and art…

East Dorset debt centre reveals “heartbreak” of surging demand for help

MANAGER of the East Dorset Debt Centre, Pam Ansell, has revealed the “heart-breaking” dilemma facing many charity debt centres…

Big Walk and Wheel Picture: Simon Murray

Dorset children get active in national competition

SCHOOL children in Dorset made an incredible 18,268 journeys to school by foot, scooter, bicycle or wheelchair in this…

Sarah Wise being handed the award Picture: Wimborne Town Council

Wimborne woman honoured for her war on waste

A WIMBORNE woman has been honoured with the Volunteer of the Year award for her work with the group…

Cineworld Poole Picture: Google Maps

Poole’s Cineworld faces an uncertain future

CINEWORLD in Poole could be axed as the company embarks on a major restructure. According to Sky…

A spokesperson said they believe the fires were started deliberately Picture: Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue

Dramatic photos show how close homes were to heath fire in Poole

FIREFIGHTERS were called out to reports of a reports of a heath…

Dorset Junior Chef of the Year, Harry Mason, with judges Alan Kelly and Jamie Jones Picture: South West Chef of the Year

Junior chef cooks up a storm at chef of the year competition

ASPIRING young chef Harry Mason, a student at Lytchett Minster School, has won the title of Dorset Junior Chef…

Kay and Val from U3A with care home residents, staff and Ferndown Mayor Terry Cordery Picture: Kings Park Care Home

Care home residents join mayor to learn more about historic Ferndown

RESIDENTS at Barchester’s Kings Park Care Home in Ferndown were treated to an evening learning all about the history…

The four winners of the poetry competition on stage at Willow Walk Picture: Wimborne Minster Town Council

Young poets and eco warriors praised for creativity

SCHOOL children in Wimborne Minster have been praised for their creativity following the results of two popular competitions hosted…

Sandbanks in Poole is an in-demand location

Dorset locations among seaside property hotspots according to new list

TWO Dorset locations are named in a list of the five most in-demand seaside property hotspots. Property website Rightmove has…

18 carat rose gold Rolex Oyster Perpetual watch Picture: Dorset Police

Appeal for information following theft of 18 carat rose gold watch

POLICE are appealing for information following the theft of a 18 carat rose gold watch at a home in…

David Phipp House Furnisher on Ringwood Road Ferndown Picture: DVHF

David Phipp House Furnisher launches closing down sale as it says goodbye after 52 years

LONGSTANDING furniture shop, David Phipp House Furnisher, will close this September – and the business is now offering at…