Dorset

Man Arrested After 'Gunman Fired Shots At School Workmen'

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK

A man has been arrested on suspicion of firearms offences after reports that a gunman fired shots at school workmen. Dorset Police confirmed a man ...

Christmas Time Beside the Seaside

Suzi Dixon | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Dixon

Think of Santa, think of the seaside? Most people don't! But Bournemouth residents (buoyed by the council's ambitious plans) enjoy winter as much as our scorching summer, with tonnes of Christmas fun for kids of all ages.

Heading for the Hillforts

Mike Collins | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK
Mike Collins

This place, which in area is the same as 50 football pitches, is dripping with the history that encapsulates the story of the British Isles... These jewels in the National Trust crown have drawn people for a huge variety of reasons. Whether as a place to escape the rat race, a place to be at one with nature or a place to fire the imagination.

Camp Bestival: Culinary Round Up

Lucy Self | Posted 26.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Self

Before I begin the account of my first festival experience, it might be a good time to explain why my 28-year-old, party-adoring, find-any-excuse-to-drink-before-midday self has taken so long to get pitched. You see, I thought they were all about the music.

Travel Eye: A VERY Different Country Spa Retreat

Karen Edwards | Posted 25.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

It left me feeling completely relaxed, calm and knot-free - but also wide-eyed, energised and emotionally healed. Sensations that seem to have lasted long after that inevitable return to busy, everyday life.

Great Taste Awards 2014 - Judging

Rebecca Williams | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Williams

So how do the products get their stars? It's simple, it's about taste, judge's taste the food in its naked state without the branding or fancy packaging. It could be a slice of bread, a scoop of ice cream, a teaspoon of butter, a flavoured oil, or a pie - sweet or savoury. If it needs cooking, the producer's instructions are followed to the letter.

Man 'Murdered Boss Over £20'

PA | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK

A car wash worker died in a head-on traffic collision just hours after murdering his boss, an inquest has heard. Valerijs Grigorjevs, 27, suffered ...

Body Discovered In 'Broadchurch' Town

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK

Police have discovered a body in the quiet Somerset town where ITV murder series Broadchurch was filmed. Underwater police search teams combed a di...

Poole Residents Having Evenings Blighted By Rented 'Party Houses'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK

Affluent residents in an exclusive part of the Dorset coast are having their evenings "blighted" by party-goers who have brought "naked butlers" and "...

Storms To Batter Flood-Hit Britain

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK

Large swathes of England and Wales are on flood alert today as yet another storm with winds of up to 70mph arrives to batter Britain. The crisis-hi...

Winter Breaks, Children Welcome

Andrew Matthews | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

Children or no children, beaches in winter are all about wild seas, rugged walks and the type of gear normally associated with polar expeditions. And nowhere on earth (or quickly reached on a short-break) does those beaches better than the UK. These are the places to teach your children the true value of things they take for granted, like walking upright and body heat.

The Pains of Rural Poverty Are Very Real

Steve Rose | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Politics
Steve Rose

Sherborne is a postcard of upper and middle-class tranquillity in Dorset. Famous for its historic abbey and private schools. But Sherborne is a Potemkin town. Look beyond the superficiality and the poverty is very real.

Woman Who Died In Sea Cave Was 'Poster-Girl' For Navy

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK

Charlotte Furness-Smith, the 30-year-old woman who died after becoming trapped in a sea cave, was an adventure-loving "poster-girl" for the Navy, it h...

Woman Dies After Becoming Trapped In Dorset Sea Cave

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A 30-year-old woman has died after becoming trapped in a sea cave off the Dorset coast. Rescue teams were called to a report of a person who had b...

TV Tours Worth Taking

Andrew Matthews | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

If you ever find yourself in need of crystal meth candy or bath salts (the kind you really do put in your bath) Albequerque's got what you're looking for. Following on the heels of the likes of Baltimore and New Jersey, it's the latest in a long line of locations to milk the cult status of a tv show - in this case HBO's Breaking Bad.

Southerners Live Up To NINE Years Longer Than Northerners

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK

The vast North-South divide has been laid bare by new statistics showing that those born in Dorset live more than nine years longer than those in Blac...

'Captain Calamity' Tries Reach Ireland In Rubber Dinghy

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK

A 40-year-old American has been rescued after attempting to sail from Dorset to Ireland in a 6ft inflatable dinghy, Coastguards said. The man had t...

Travel Eye: Horse Riding and Pampering Near Dorset's Wil Coastline

Karen Edwards | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

Dorset is a wonderful mix of towns, winding clay valleys, grassy moors and rugged limestone cliffs. It's my first time here and I am immediately taken by how pure and dramatic the scenery is. Some of the country's most famous landforms are found here too.

LOOK: Two Men Snapped Carrying Unexploded BOMBS Home As Beach Souvenirs

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK

A shell-shocked beach-goer spotted two men jauntily carrying two unexploded bombs, each slinging the high-risk souvenirs over one shoulder. The exp...

LOOK: 100 Metres Of Dorset Coastal Cliff Collapses

PA | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK

This is all that remains of a coastal path after a 100-metre stretch of cliff dramatically collapsed into the sea. The landslide caused tonnes of d...

Ape Escape? Mystery As Student Captures Picture Of ‘Primate' On The Loose In Dorset Park

BNPS | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.05.2013 | UK

A student has told of the moment she saw an ape-like creature bounding across a park on all fours. Terri Leigh Cox was looking out her bedroom win...

Saying No to Tesco: The Power of Community

Adam Stones | Posted 25.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Stones

Sherborne is renowned in the region for the strength of its independent shops and market... If Tesco builds a store on such an arterial highway, beyond any scale known to the town and demolishing a hotel in the process, it would have a devastating effect.

More Birds Washed Up On South Coast

PA | Posted 01.02.2013 | UK

Increasing numbers of stricken birds are washing up on the south coast after being covered in a mysterious substance. Wildlife experts are no close...

Pollution Fears As Seabirds Washed Up Along The South Coast

PA | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK

A rescue operation is under way after approximately 100 seabirds were washed up on the south coast covered in an unidentified sticky white substance. ...

Schoolgirl Dies After Fall During Showjumping Event

PA | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK

A teenage showjumper has died after being injured at an equestrian event when she fell from her horse. Ella Pallister, 17, died in hospital yesterd...