Beach huts at Studland to be made 'storm-proof' after violent winter weather
STUDENTS from Bournemouth have teamed up with the National Trust in a bid to design 'future proof' beach huts at Studland, capable of withstanding violent storms.
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Monday Apr 14
Dorset Echo: Star Attraction: The London and South Western Railway T9 running on the platform
The start of the Easter school holiday saw people flock to look at the iconic engines and organisers declared the weekend a huge success.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
VIDEO: Romantic charms of Swanage Railway praised by MP
SOUTH Dorset MP Richard Drax has visited the Swanage Railway to see how the volunteer-led organisation contributes to the local economy.
In the Dock: round-up of magistrates' courts
DANIEL NATHAN LOWE, aged 24, of Steer Road, Swanage. Admitted two counts of assault by beating.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
Looking over the Deben, on to Bawdsey.
Bawdsey is a village and civil parish in Suffolk, eastern England. Located near Felixstowe, it had an estimated population of 340 in 2007.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
Volunteers receive awards for 'exceptional' community work
ELEVEN volunteers from across Purbeck have been honoured at a special reception for the 'exceptional work' they do in the community.
Sun Apr 06, 2014
Swanage cyclist braves extreme conditions to complete 10,000 mile bike ride
SWANAGE charity cyclist Adam Crisp braved plunging temperatures, weeks of isolation and mountainous terrain to complete his epic 10,000 mile Dorset to Bangkok bike ride.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
MP Richard Drax praises Swanage Railway
IT WAS full steam ahead at Swanage Railway earlier this week as South Dorset MP Richard Drax paid a visit.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
Visit natural environment exhibition
A new exhibition at Durlston Castle gallery, near Swanage, from April 5-21 uses traditional printmaking techniques to explore Dorset's natural environment.
Mon Mar 31, 2014
Port of Poole could land lucrative contracts if Navitus Bay becomes a reality
FORMAL agreements have been finalised that could pave the way for the Port of Poole to land lucrative contracts if the controversial Navitus Bay wind farm becomes a reality.
Thu Mar 27, 2014
Engine that survived the Luftwaffe to star at Swanage Steam Gala
A Victorian steam locomotive that survived an attack in Dorset by the German Luftwaffe during the Second World War is to star in the Swanage Railway 's first ever Spring Steam Gala - along with four other steam locomotives.
Wed Mar 26, 2014
In The Dock: Purbeck
RYAN CAMERON WOOD, aged 20, of Burlington Road, Swanage. Admitted driving a motor vehicle after consuming so much alcohol the proportion in 100 millilitres of blood was 147 milligrammes.
Sun Mar 23, 2014
PURBECK suffered three heath fires in a spate of suspected arson attacks over one day last week.
On Wednesday evening, firefighters from Swanage , Wareham, Bere Regis and Hamworthy battled a blaze which destroyed 247m by 22m of heathland on Dean Hill in Studland.
Panto performers pull out all the stops for Dorset charities
A performance of Dick Turpin by the Preston Pantomime Group in February wowed audiences at Preston Village Hall and saw money raised for charities Mosaic and Diverse Abilities Plus.
Sat Mar 22, 2014
POLICE are appealing for witnesses following criminal damage to railway carriages in Swanage.
Sergeant Jon McCarthy, of Purbeck police, said: "This crime has caused a vast amount of expense and inconvenience to the railway company which is predominantly run by volunteers for the benefit of the public.
Wed Mar 19, 2014
Lulworth Cove holiday home set up for hikers
West Lulworth House at Lulworth Cove , which has seen its 19 bedrooms undergo refurb-ishment, has been fully booked from February 28 to the end of October and November.
THE inquest into the death of tragic teacher Charlotte Furness-Smith...
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Tue Mar 18, 2014
Brother tells of moment he left his sister to drown in a tiny sea...
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Classic carriage is welcomed back on track at heritage railway
Swanage Railway Trust patron Ralph Montague, of Beaulieu, did the honours, which came during the charity's London and South Western Railway Weekend.
LIVE: Inquest begins into death of Charlotte Furness-Smith who became trapped in Tilly Whim cave
AN inquest is due to be held this morning into the death of a 30-year-old teacher who vanished after becoming trapped in a cave.