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Join fun day in aid of Mudeford lifeboat
Plans for a new A 3.5million station to house Swanage RNLI's next lifeboat were given the green light by Purbeck District Council earlier this summer.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
'Missing' yacht found moored in Poole Harbour after search
Poole's RNLI team was called to assist coastguard rescue teams in the hunt for the vessel and its crew of five, which was last seen off Swanage around 5.15pm yesterday having departed Weymouth on Saturday.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
In the dock
AMELIA KARRYN ROSE age 28 of St Catherine's Road, Bournemouth. Admitted driving a Ford Focus, registration number T928 WWV, on Harewood Avenue, Bournemouth on June 27, 2014, with 67 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Swanage Carnival, Mudeford Arts Festival and cars on Poole Quay - 14...
Swanage Carnival, Mudeford Arts Festival and cars on Poole Quay - 14 things to do in Dorset this weekend IT'S the first weekend of the summer holidays and the sunny weather is set to continue, so your first thought may be to spend all weekend on the beach.
FIREFIGHTERS were called to two heath blazes on Thursday night.
At 7.40pm, crews from Poole and Hamworthy were called to Upton Heath after reports of smoke coming from the ground.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Fireworks, aerobatics and floats - thousands set to flock to Swanage Carnival
THOUSANDS of people are set to descend on Swanage next Saturday for start of the town's popular regatta and carnival week.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Extra train on track for regatta
Swanage Railway volunteers are supporting the town's regatta and carnival by running extra trains so visitors can leave their vehicles.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Quicksand victim freed in Purbeck
A man who got stuck in quicksand and then became lost after freeing himself was plucked to safety by Portland Coastguard's rescue helicopter.
Top tips on how to get railway on track
RAIL enthusiasts at Swanage Steam Railway have been assisting the local group formed to rekindle the rail link between Andover and Ludgershall as a community and heritage facility.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Coastguard round up: Coastguards rescue unconscious woman, a lost man and injured dog
PORTLAND Coastguards helped rescue an unconscious woman, a lost man and an injured dog yesterday on a busy day for the service.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
Lightning put on a spectacular show across Dorset on July 17 and 18, 2014.
Amber warning for today includes heavy, thundery showers, thunderstorms, possibility of some torrential downpours with frequent lightning, large hail and locally strong gusts.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Coastguard Report: Coastguards helpw to boats with engine failure to safety.
At 10.43am Portland Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre in Weymouth, received a call from the fishing vessel Alley Cat, with four people on board, which had suffered engine failure off Godnor, east of Portland.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
In The Dock: Purbeck
MARTYN JOHN DARCH, aged 54, of East Burton Road, Wool . Admitted using a vehicle on a road/in a public place without third party insurance.
Sandbanks Ferry out of action until further notice
Sandbanks Ferry is out of action because the Barfleur ferry snapped a chain as it entered Poole Harbour this morning, Steve Wilson,engineer for the Bournemouth- Swanage Motor Road and Ferry Company, told the Daily Echo the incident happened earlier today during a "very, very low tide" and that the ferry would be out of action until at least ... (more)
Broken chain suspends harbour ferry
The car ferry across the entrance to Poole Harbour has been suspended after one of the chains guiding it broke.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Energy giant Scottish Power promises probe after complaints
Our file contains dozens of letters and emails from Scottish Power customers who have spent hours on the phone, waited months for refunds and been passed from pillar to post when trying to solve even simple problems.
'Keep the pressure on' call to opponents of wind farm scheme
A DORSET MP has urged opponents of the Navitus Bay scheme to 'keep the pressure on' in an attempt to get the scheme withdrawn.
Coastguards Report: Coastguards help police to talk down a man on a cliff edge on Portland
COASTGUARDS helped to rescue boats in trouble, injured coasteerers and helped police to talk down a man on a cliff edge on Portland.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
EIGHT fire crews from Dorset tackled a health blaze which was fanned by a strong wind.
At the height of the incident 40 firefighters were helping to tackle the blaze, which started close to the road and spread up the hill due to strong westerly winds.
MUSIC fans flocked to Purbeck for the 25th Swanage Jazz Festival.
More than 50 bands performed at the event this year, with a mix of styles ranging from the traditional to the more modern.