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Dorset Echo | Dorchester

A35 between Bridport and Dorchester to close tonight

The A35 is to close from 8p until 6am overnight as National Highways carry out planned maintenance work.

Dorset Echo | Dorchester

Dorchester Town beat Rayners Lane 3-1 at The Avenue

Goals from Shaquille Gwengwe, Luke Pardoe and Sean Wright secured a 3-1 win over Rayners Lane for Dorchester Town

Dorset Echo | Dorchester

Dorchester: Temporary overnight closure of London Road

There is currently a temporary closure of London Road, Dorchester for night works

Dorset Echo | Dorchester

Anti-social behaviour reported at Hawthorn Road allotment

Police have been made aware of anti-social behaviour at an allotment in Dorchester

Dorset Echo | Dorchester

New convenience store opens in Dorchester

A community has hailed an ‘ideal’ convenience store after its grand opening

Dorset Echo | Dorchester

Historic monument restored ahead of centenary ceremony

A monument in Dorchester to a formal royal surgeon was repaired in time for a ‘moving ceremony’ to mark the centenary of the internment of his ashes

Dorset Echo | Dorchester

Piddlehinton and Piddletrenthide tug-of-war contest

Teams from Piddlehinton and Piddletrenthide competed in a 'Battle of the Piddles' tug-of-war at both villages' fetes

Dorset Echo | Dorchester

Delays due to crash on A35 near Dorchester

A crash on the A35 is causing significant delays to traffic.

Dorset Echo | Dorchester

Estates which still need to be claimed in the Dorset area

ESTATES in the Dorset area are still waiting to be claimed following the deaths of residents.

Dorset Echo | Dorchester

Dorchester Tennis and Squash Club Fun Tournament 2024 report

FUN was the name of the game as Dorchester Tennis and Squash Club (DTSC) held their third Fun Tennis Tournament of 2024.

Dorset Echo | Dorchester

Carpetright: Jobs at risk in Weymouth and Dorchester

JOBS in Weymouth and Dorchester are at risk as Carpetright is set to enter administration. The carpet and flooring retailer, which has shops at the Jubilee Retail Park in Weymouth and Bridport Road, Dorchester filed a notice of intent to appoint administrators earlier this week.

Dorset Echo | Dorchester

Award-winning gardens to visit this weekend in Dorset

Parks and green spaces across Dorset have been recognised as 'some of the best in the country'.

Dorset Echo | Dorchester

Fury after Kingston Maurward College cancels course

FOUR pupils studying a floristry course at a Dorset college have been told they will not be able to continue their studies for the next year.

Dorset Echo | Dorchester

Dorchester Town host Havant & Waterlooville in first game

DORCHESTER Town have been handed a huge home meeting with Havant & Waterlooville on the opening day of the 2024/25 Southern League Premier South campaign.

Dorset Echo | Dorchester

Christmas market plans for Brewery Square, Dorchester

Christmas cheer is set for a major return to Brewery Square

Dorset Echo | Dorchester

Fashion chain to open up on South Street, Dorchester

A new clothes shop will be opening up along a high street in Dorset

Dorset Echo | Dorchester

Wessex Internet Dorset League 2024: Week 12 previews

DORCHESTER captain Gautham Rajendar believes his side must be at their best to beat Wimborne tomorrow (12.30pm).

Dorset Echo | Dorchester

Dorchester Town v Rayners Lane: Team news and match preview

DORCHESTER wade into unchartered waters when they host Rayners Lane at the Avenue Stadium tomorrow (3pm).

Dorset Echo | Dorchester

Beryl Bike hire set for Dorchester, Portland and Weymouth

Dorset Council has finalised a contract with Beryl Bikes to introduce an electric bicycle hire scheme covering Dorchester, Weymouth and Portland

Dorset Echo | Dorchester

BBC’s James Braxton helps raise thousands for Lantern Trust

BBC presenter James Braxton hosted a successful auction raising just under £3,000 for The Lantern Trust based in Weymouth.