Christchurch council could opt not to join Government plans for two new unitary authorities in Dorset. The ‘Future Dorset’ plan, which is supported by Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Sajid Javid, would see Dorset’s nine councils replaced by the new unitary authorities. However, Christchurch council have expressed doubts about the idea […]
New figures reveal that two in every three speed cameras in Dorset are switched off. Although there are 65 cameras in place, only 23 of them are actively working in the area. Our Buzz correspondents Sophie and Rhiannon asked residents about how effective they think speed cameras are…
Many towns and organisations across the Dorset and the New Forest area have come up with new and creative ways of celebrating this weekends bonfire night. Hannah Wigandt tells us more about the various firework shows: Tune into Buzz Radio at 12:30 PM for more stories in Dorset today.
The charity SafeWise has received a whopping donation of £39,000 after firefighters found £90,000 under a bed in a derelict care home, situated in Christchurch. This sum of money goes towards funds for a volunteer co-ordinator. SafeWise Charity provides safety lessons with driving simulators, which helps reduce preventable vehicle accidents.
It’s coming to the end of Hate Crime Awareness Week. This week is particularly poignant for the Dorset area after statistics were released early in the year showing a rise in the number of hate crimes. PC Andy Scarratt speaks to Buzz News about how Brexit could be a factor in hate crimes.
Celebrated local artist is proud to show his interpretations of the stunning landscapes of Dorset for free viewing until December. ‘Surfaces’, a collection by Richard Allen, is now showing paintings of Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch at the Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts. The collection comprises of still-life landscapes including recent Purbeck-based scenery given Richard’s […]
Dorset sibling groups struggle to find a forever home as new figures are released to mark National Adoption week. The national information service, First 4 Adoption, have released figures showing sibling groups in Dorset are struggling to find adoptive parents. Over half of the children in the South West (57%) looking for adoptive families, are […]