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Hector Gibson Fleming, CEO of Wessex Internet

Dorset-based Wessex Internet shortlisted for rural Oscar

A DORSET internet firm has been nominated for a rural Oscar. Wessex Internet, based near Blandford, has been revealed as…

La Vita, in East Street, Blandford, is set to open today

Plans for La Vita Bar & Restaurant in Blandford submitted – and it opens today

AN Italian restaurant has applied for permission for new signage at a landmark Blandford site. A listed building planning application…

Ferndown funeral director makes donation to veterans’ charity

A FERNDOWN funeral director has made a £400 donation to a charity that supports military veterans. AE Jolliffe & Son…

The Body Shop in Poole and Bournemouth at risk of closure

BRANCHES of the Body Shop in Poole and Bournemouth could close as the firm heads towards administration, it has…

Officers are keen to trace this person after a theft from Specsavers. Picture: Dorset Police

CCTV appeal after theft from Wimborne Specsavers

AN iPad was stolen from Specsavers in Wimborne after a burglary last month. Police have issued a CCTV image of…

GPS trackers and satellite phones stolen as premises raided twice in a weekend

BURGLARS broke into a Poole shop TWICE over a weekend this month. Police are appealing for information after incidents at…

Work carried out by banks and Holland was deemed sub-standard by an inspector. Pictures: Wiltshire Council

Rogue trader brothers from Poole defrauded man in his 80s out of £50,000

TWO brothers from Poole have been sentenced after defrauding an elderly man out of more than £50,000. In May 2020,…

Eco’s Bryony Hammond, centre, with, from left, Laura Maidment and Charlie Squires (Julia’s House), Nicki Cluley (Lewis-Manning) and Fran Potton (Diverse Abilities). Picture: Andy Diprose/Eco Sustainable Solutions

Christmas tree collections raise £57,000 for Dorset charities

A DORSET recycling company helped raise a record £57,000 for county charities over Christmas. Eco Sustainable Solutions received collected

The Dorset Tourism Business Awards took place at Weymouth Pavilion. Picture: Nick Williams

Dorset firms named as regional tourism awards finalists

THE best of tourism businesses in Wiltshire, Dorset, Somerset and beyond have been recognised as finalists in the 2023/24…

The Dorset Apprenticeship Awards winners from 2023

Entries open for Dorset Apprenticeship Awards to recognise rising stars

ENTRIES will open on Monday (February 5) for awards celebrating apprentices in Dorset. The Dorset Apprenticeship Awards, run by the…