3 hrs ago
Swanage Sea Rowing Club opens 350k boathouse in grand opening
RIBBON: Lindy Phillips, the first donor to the new boathouse project, cuts the ribbon to open the new facility.
3 hrs ago
Dorset students show 'grit and determination' during geography field trip to River Piddle
SIXTH form students from Beaminster School and the Sir John Colfox School showed 'grit and determination' during a geography field trip.
10 hrs ago
Dorset Echo: Clive Chamberlain receives his award
A total of 27 awards and medals were presented during the ceremony, which was held at the Dorford Centre in Dorchester .
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Navitus Bay supporters welcome increase in funding to offshore wind...
THE government's announcement that it will offer more funding to offshore wind farms has been welcomed by supporters of the Navitus Bay scheme.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Four-and-a-half month old Rupert to play baby Jesus in live nativity - hours after he's baptised
JUST a few hours after he's baptised at a Swanage church, tiny Rupert will be taking on his first acting role - playing the baby Jesus in his town's live nativity.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Dorset charity supporting bereaved children launch baking fundraiser
A DORSET charity supporting bereaved children is urging schools, businesses and community groups to get busy in the kitchen for a good cause.
350k Swanage Sea Rowing club boathouse to be officially opened
COMPLETE: Mayor of Swanage Cllr Bill Trite and Martin Steeden, chairman of Swanage Sea Rowing Club with members and supporters SWANAGE Sea Rowing Club's new A 350,000 boathouse will be officially opened at a ceremony attended by civic dignitaries this weekend.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
A touch of steamy nostalgia to warm you up this winter
The Swanage Railway 's 'Winter Warm Up' mini gala day will see classic steam and diesel locomotives, together with a nostalgic freight train, running through the Purbeck countryside.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
FIREFIGHTERS worked to prevent a thatch roof blaze from spreading after it flared up.
Part of the roof of the cottage in Winterborne Whitechurch was destroyed but Dorset Fire and Rescue Service said it could have been much worse as the fire could have spread to neighbouring properties.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Residents evacuated after Swanage laundry room fire
Another Dorset Fire and rescue service crew from Poole was sent to the scene - while firefighters used breathing apparatus and one hose reel jet to extinguish the blaze.
This is Dorset
Free parking for shoppers in the run-up to Christmas across Purbeck
The move, calculated to help boost trade in Swanage , Wareham and Corfe Castle , has been agreed with local chambers of commerce.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Echo's Dorset book is the perfect Christmas present for loved ones
CHRISTMAS shopping season is well under way - and why not surprise a loved one with the Daily Echo's latest photographic books? The Daily Echo and Dorset Echo have, for the first time, not one but two stunning coffee table-style books on sale this year.
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Navitus Bay campaigners "encouraged" by decision to scrap Devon wind farm
CAMPAIGNERS fighting proposals for a sprawling windfarm off the Bournemouth coast say they're 'encouraged' by a power company's decision to pull the plug on a similar project in Devon.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Friends of the Earth are supporting the Navitus Bay Wind Farm plan
NEWS that plans to build a huge wind farm off the coast of Devon have been scrapped was welcomed today by a group campaigning against the proposed Navitus Bay development off the coast of Bournemouth.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Scary new adventure at Durlston Castle
Scary Bones Meets the Knights and Dragon of Durlston Head will be launched by its author Ron Dawson at the castle, near Swanage, from 11.30am to 2pm.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Photographers celebrate stunning shots in new Daily Echo Dorset book
PHOTOGRAPHERS across Dorset are celebrating after their stunning shots were used in a new book celebrating the beauty of the county.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
Where are the train lads now?
WHO ARE YOU? The search is on to find the identity of these two children who featured in a book in 1966 A DORSET publisher is launching a nationwide 'Where are they now?' search for two people - pictured as children in a photograph in 1966 - featured in a new book about the Wareham to Swanage branch railway.
Mon Nov 18, 2013
Former mayor Anthony Oliver celebrates having photograph in Daily Echo book
Anthony Oliver was visiting Bournemouth from his home town of Wimborne when he took this shot of the Jon Egging Memorial against a fiery sky.
Where are these young train enthusiasts now?
TRAINSPOTTERS: Wareham station children with the Swanage branch train in 1966. Inset, Roger Hardingham with the book they feature on The picture features in a new book about the Wareham to Swanage branch railway published by Osmington-based Kingfisher Productions.
Fri Nov 15, 2013
On the right track: Swanage Railway receives tourism award for...
It was praised for "significantly increasing" the number of visitors to Poole and the surrounding area at the 2013 Poole Tourism Awards.