Blandford Forum farmer George Hosford says it is difficult for free range poultry farmers to prevent avian influenza.
Bournemouth children are the poorest in Dorset, a study suggests.
Dorset Police’s ‘No Excuse’ road safety team are steeping up patrols this week to tackle dangerous and inconsiderate driving. They are on the streets of the county aiming to eliminate the ‘fatal five’ from the roads – drink and drug driving, excessive and inappropriate speed, not wearing a seatbelt, driver distractions such as hand held […]
A construction worker from Verwood is campaigning to provide local elderly people in Dorset with professional property maintenance at no cost to them – to ensure a comfortable, healthy home environment. Richard Elgar set up the ‘Fix it 4 Pensioners’ scheme with his wife Helen at the start of the year, and has already attracted […]
Dorset Police are increasing their efforts to combat drug use at local music events. This comes after 9,000 pounds of laughing gas was seized at New Forest festival Sound Clash in 2016. Across Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset, there are likely to be around 40 drug related deaths in a year, 700 hospital admissions and during […]
The number of reported historic sexual assault cases in Dorset increased by 88% between 2016 and 2017. These offences had taken place between 1982 and 2004 and many of them involved young girls. Psychologist Lynn Suter from The Life Centre, an organisation supporting victims of sexual assault, says one reason why these cases have only […]