Category Archives: News

The Dorset County Hospital Cancer Appeal target of £1.75 million has been reached. Their message to the community of supporters is, “Thank You – You did it!”

Dorset County Hospital Charity head of fundraising, Simon Pearson, said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported the Cancer Appeal. This is...

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The new Bere Regis primary school, which was completed in December 2016, has won The SPACES Civic Building of the Year award in the category of Innovation.

The school was constructed as part of Dorset County Council’s Purbeck Reorganisation programme and followed the ‘baseline design’ approach developed by the council’s Dorset Property team. Baseline design is...

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The chief executive of the new Dorset 'super council' has now been appointed.

Earlier this month, shadow senior appointments committee had recommended Matt Prosser be appointed as the first chief executive of Dorset Council, which goes live in April 2019. This was put forward and agreed by the full Shadow Council at its meeting on 27 September.

The appointment...

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The Dorset History Centre has been announced as a National Archives finalist in a digital preservation award.

It’s one of four shortlisted for Safeguarding the Digital Legacy.

Much of Dorset's history is recorded on paper and photographs which are at risk of deterioration, but information held in old technologies - such as floppy disk and CDs –...

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A businesswoman says moving to Dorset and switching to full fibre broadband has “changed her life”.

Sue Escott ran her business from an office in Cambridgeshire for 18 years, helping governments and institutes across the globe prepare for media interviews when making major announcements and publishing the results of scientific research.

She decided to relocate to a...

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A group of properties along Dorset’s Jurassic Coast are to get some of the fastest internet connections in the UK.

With advice from the Superfast Dorset project, people living and working in Coast Road – a stunning but isolated location between Burton Bradstock and Abbotsbury - have tapped into Government money to future proof their broadband.

On...

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