Hospice care charity forms partnership with Swanage Cricket Club A new opportunity for those with life limiting illnesses is being offered by the charity Lewis Manning Hospice Care at Swanage Cricket Club in Dorset. 19h · Health
Lewis manning day hospice at Swanage Cricket Club
Swanage Railway steam loco T9 30120 at Corfe Castle Swanage Railway embarks on new Victorian loco restoration Not happy to restore just one Victorian steam locomotive, a team from Swanage Railway in Dorset is aiming to get the only surviving T9 locomotive back into action, as well. 2d · Swanage Railway
Wareham Nature and Wildlife Fair 2023 Spotlight on nature at Wareham wildlife fair Environmental groups and enthusiasts are joining together to provide information about the nature and wildlife in and around Wareham in Dorset, including ospreys. 3d · Environment & weather
Ernie the dog on Swanage Downs Golden Labrador rescued after falling over Swanage cliff The coastguard was called in after a dog called Ernie tumbled down the face of a 60 foot cliff on the Swanage Downs in Dorset. 4d · Emergency services
Andy Knill is welcoming shoppers to the heart of Swanage Hidden heart of Swanage launches new campaign to woo visitors Independent and artisan businesses in a tucked away part of Swanage town centre in Dorset, are hoping a new initiative will help shoppers beat a path to their door. 5d · Business
Swanage Beach Local man arrested after alleged ‘public order incident’ in Swanage Following reports of a man acting suspiciously on Swanage Beach in Dorset, police have arrested a man in his 30s. 5d · Crime
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Ernie the dog on Swanage Downs Golden Labrador rescued after falling over Swanage cliff The coastguard was called in after a dog called Ernie tumbled down the face of a 60 foot cliff on the Swanage Downs in Dorset. 4 days ago
Swanage Lifeboat volunteers joined a multi-agency rescue when a yacht caught fire in Poole Harbour Swanage RNLI joins night time rescue mission as yacht catches fire Swanage lifeboat volunteers answered a late night call for help on Saturday 13th April 2024 after a yacht caught fire in Poole Harbour. 6 days ago
Swanage firefighters hold their 2024 charity car wash on Saturday 13th April Swanage fire crews to make a splash with charity car wash Crew members at Swanage Fire Station are to turn their hoses on cars instead of fires for one day only - to raise money for The Fire Fighters Charity. 1 week ago
Swanage lifeboat during Storm Nelson Surfer rescued during Storm Nelson by RNLI near Peveril Point During the height of Storm Nelson, an experienced surfer had to be saved from the rough seas by the Swanage lifeboat crew and the coastguard. 3 weeks ago
Fire service attend house fire in Swanage Fire crews called to house fire in Swanage Within minutes of a 999 call, Swanage fire crew arrived at the scene of a fire at a cottage in Swanage, closely followed by a crew from Wareham. 3 weeks ago
Swanage Town Hall
Names of election candidates for Swanage revealed There’s three elections coming up, in which Swanage residents over the age of 18 can cast their vote and exercise their democratic right. 2 weeks ago
Second home tax to help build affordable houses in Purbeck Double council tax is to be charged on all second home owners in Swanage and across Dorset from 1st April 2025. 2 months ago
Sandbanks Ferry Support for Sandbanks Ferry toll rise ‘strongly refuted’ by Dorset Council Dorset Council has denied claims by the Sandbanks Ferry company that it backs its bid to inflation link toll increases. 2 months ago
Swanage Bay aerial view Double council tax for Swanage second homes back on agenda Owners of second homes are set to be charged twice the amount of council tax by Dorset Council from 2025 and Swanage Town Council will get more cash too. 2 months ago
Swanage football club Plans for new Swanage leisure centre kicked into touch A proposal to build a large multipurpose leisure centre at the football ground in Swanage in Dorset, has been scaled back and now there's a new plan. 3 months ago
Swanage Community awards 2024 Winners of Swanage’s community awards announced Swanage’s community heroes were recognised for their valuable contribution to society at a special event organised by Swanage Town Council. 3 months ago
Beach huts Charities given chance to book free Swanage beach hut With the growing popularity of beach huts in Swanage, the town council is looking to support local charities and community groups by offering an opportunity to hire a hut for ... 3 months ago
Cancare founders Vicki Fooks and Gill Norman receive Paul Harris Fellow awards from Swanage and Purbeck Rotary President Chris LeFevre Swanage cancer charity founders honoured with top Rotary award An evening of celebration was held by Swanage and Purbeck Rotary to thank everyone who helped it raise more than £36,000, as well as recognising the work of two remarkable ... 2 months ago
Blue Wilson is walking the coastline of the UK for marine charities and has just reached Old Harry Warm Swanage welcome lifts the blues for UK coast walker Generous Swanage families made a real impression on round the UK coast walker Blue Wilson when her 11,000 mile journey took her into Purbeck. 2 months ago
Henk Artlink Former Swanage postmaster tells of ordeal due to Horizon computer Henk Agelink who was the Swanage postmaster until he was wrongfully sacked in 2005, is now seeking redress after he was made bankrupt as a direct result of the Post ... 3 months ago
Hike to raise money for Emily McDonald Spirit of Swanage delivers Christmas gift for Emily Brave Swanage teenager Emily McDonald will be flying out to the USA in the New Year for life changing treatment - thanks to the generosity of Purbeck fundraisers. 4 months ago
Kevin Dimarco and Keith Parkinson with defib Heart attack victim says he owes ‘huge debt’ to Swanage man A regular visitor to Swanage who narrowly escaped death, has returned to Ulwell Holiday Park to thank local resident Kevin Dimarco who saved his life using a defib and CPR. 5 months ago
Swanage Beach
Local man arrested after alleged ‘public order incident’ in Swanage Following reports of a man acting suspiciously on Swanage Beach in Dorset, police have arrested a man in his 30s. 5 days ago
Pineapple Project has already launched in Weymouth Pineapple Project aims to improve safety for young women in Swanage Businesses in Swanage in Dorset are being asked to sign up to The Pineapple Project, an initiative dedicated to safeguarding young women. 1 month ago
Foleys Gararge Harmans Cross Cigarettes stolen from Harmans Cross garage A petrol station at Harmans Cross near Swanage in Dorset has been targeted by burglers. 4 months ago
Three e-scooters next to police car Don’t buy e-scooters for Xmas, warns Dorset Police commissioner Families in Swanage and across Purbeck have been advised not to buy electric scooters as Christmas presents or run the risk of having them confiscated. 5 months ago
Photos found in a tent at Studland may lead to the identity of a man found dead there Police in photo plea to identify body found in Studland Dorset Police have made a public appeal for help identifying a man whose body was found near a tent pitched in Goathorn Woods, Studland. 6 months ago
Swanage Coop Swanage Co-op closed after overnight burglary Thieves have targeted Swanage’s Co-op, stealing cash from the supermarket and causing damage to the till area. 6 months ago
Dorset Police's new mounted rural volunteer force was launched at Kingston Maurward College Neighbourhorse Watch scheme trotted out for Purbeck A mounted version of the Neighbourhood Watch scheme has been launched by Dorset Police, giving horse riders an official role in helping to make Purbeck villages safer. 6 months ago
The Old Stables is due to be repaired - but it means three weeks of roadworks through Corfe Castle Three weeks of roadworks to begin in Corfe Castle Just in time for the new school term, a three-week lane closure on the A351 at Corfe Castle begins on Monday 15th April 2024. 7 days ago
Broad Road car park U-turn over learner driver teaching ban in Swanage car parks Following a local outcry, Swanage Town Council has scrapped the controversial rule that banned learner drivers from practising in its car parks. 4 weeks ago
Station approach New approach planned for Swanage’s transport hub Work has been approved to make Station Approach in the middle of Swanage town centre in Dorset, more pedestrian and wheelchair friendly. 1 month ago
Main beach car park Ban on learner driver lessons in Swanage car parks exposed by review A 30 year old policy which prohibits teaching learner drivers in Swanage’s car parks has come to the forefront following Swanage Town Council’s review of its car park rules. 2 months ago
Sandbanks Ferry Support for Sandbanks Ferry toll rise ‘strongly refuted’ by Dorset Council Dorset Council has denied claims by the Sandbanks Ferry company that it backs its bid to inflation link toll increases. 2 months ago
Wareham Nature and Wildlife Fair 2023
Spotlight on nature at Wareham wildlife fair Environmental groups and enthusiasts are joining together to provide information about the nature and wildlife in and around Wareham in Dorset, including ospreys. 3 days ago
Puffins arrive at Dancing Ledge for breeding season 2024 Film footage to help save Purbeck puffins from extinction Puffins have returned to Dancing Ledge in Dorset for 2024 but this year, cameras have been installed on the nearby cliffs to find out why the much loved birds are ... 2 weeks ago
snorkelling under the sea Environment group reveals its top spots for snorkelling in Dorset Keen to highlight the beauty beneath the sea in Dorset, environment group Planet Purbeck has compiled a list of its favourite snorkelling sites. 2 weeks ago
Swanage Bay aerial view Swanage councillors set to pass Motion for the Ocean With the sea being one of Swanage’s most valuable assets, the town council is looking to ensure all its future decisions promote an improvement in the health of our ocean ... 2 months ago
With the help of a cherry picker, artifical nests for house martins have been installed in Wareham Happy hour again as house martins get new nests in Purbeck With spring just around the corner, families in Wareham are getting ready to give some flying visitors from Africa brand new homes to move into. 2 months ago
Peatland restoration at Studland Work starts on new bogs for Studland While spiders in bogs are not always welcome, there’s hope that the restoration of the peatland habitat in Studland, Dorset will see the widespread return of the rare raft spider. 2 months ago
Seaweed collection from beach Seachange in policy means new plan for Swanage seaweed After 30 years, the local farmer who removed excess seaweed from Swanage Beach during the summer season is retiring and it’s causing a dilemma for the town council. 2 months ago
Swanage Railway steam loco T9 30120 at Corfe Castle Swanage Railway embarks on new Victorian loco restoration Not happy to restore just one Victorian steam locomotive, a team from Swanage Railway in Dorset is aiming to get the only surviving T9 locomotive back into action, as well. 2 days ago
Locomotive pulling carriages through Purbeck countryside Swanage Railway ties up with boat and buses for Jurassic adventure In a new marketing push to attract more visitors, Swanage Railway is offering a round trip on a boat and the bus as well as the heritage branch line.  3 weeks ago
Historic Swanage Railway goes cashless to save money Swanage Railway in Dorset, while celebrating a weekend of Victorian locomotive action, has announced it's to embrace a digital future and won’t be accepting cash at its tills. 4 weeks ago
LSWR T3 No. 563 launch Swanage October 2023 Pioneering past revisited by Swanage Railway for weekend Putting its current challenges aside for a few days, Swanage Railway is celebrating its heyday with a nostalgic Victorian Weekend - a period of drive and ambition for the railway. 1 month ago
First day of Swanage Railway trains to Wareham 13 June 2017 Swanage Railway scraps plans for regular rail service to Wareham Despite years of battling to reinstate a branch line service between Swanage and Wareham in Dorset, Swanage Railway has dashed any hope of running trains up to the mainline for ... 2 months ago
Cheque from Swanage Folk Festival donated to Swanage Food bank
Festival makes substantial donation to Swanage food bank A hot weekend back in September 2023 brought in the crowds and brought in the cash, allowing the organisers of the Swanage Folk Festival to hand over a large cheque ... 3 weeks ago
Sandbanks jetty now has four services a day sailing to Brownsea for Purbeck folk More Purbeck visitors urged to take trip to Brownsea With the National Trust now running its own ferry from the jetty at Sandbanks, it’s hoping to encourage more people to explore Brownsea Island in Dorset. 3 weeks ago
The amphibious Valentine tank at Knoll Beach Studland D-Day 80th anniversary to be marked by tank patrol at Studland An amphibious World War Two tank will once again roll onto the beaches of Studland Bay, 80 years after a major training exercise was held there to prepare for D-Day. 3 weeks ago
Plumes of purple smoke at Corfe Castle mark the official opening of Rang Barse, the Holi festival of colours Holi smoke! New landmark event in Corfe Castle’s history For the first time, an official Hindu celebration has been held at a National Trust property, and the festival at Corfe Castle in Dorset was a joy-filled success. 4 weeks ago
Easter window displays What’s on in Swanage over Easter 2024 Plenty of events are happening in and around Swanage over Easter, as well as the usual attraction of the beach and enjoying the countryside views. 4 weeks ago
Anjali Mavi and others from the Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch Indian community are holding a Holi celebration at Corfe Castle Splash of colour for jolly Holi day at Corfe Castle Bright colours at Corfe Castle in Dorset this spring will have less to do with daffodils or bluebells, but more to do with a festival in which rainbow paints are ... 1 month ago
Swanage Carnival procession 2023 What’s on in Swanage: Festivals line-up for 2024 There’s plenty of festivals happening in and around Swanage for 2024 and the dates have just been released. 2 months ago
The Fonc Lounge Swanage nightclub transforms into top new venue Under new management and totally refurbished, The Fonc Lounge in Swanage has opened with a fresh new look in time for the summer season. 2 weeks ago
Colin Baker and Terry Molloy rehearse for The Hound of the Baskervilles Former Dr Who to appear on stage in Swanage Regenerating as one half of a famous crime solving partnership, a former Dr Who will be teaming up in Swanage with a previous mortal enemy. 3 weeks ago
The Etches Collection museum has reopened in time for Easter after a £220,000 refit Refurbished Kimmeridge museum reopens with queues for star exhibit After a five week shutdown for a £220,000 refit of its Jurassic era fossil displays, The Etches Collection at Kimmeridge in Dorset has reopened just in time for Easter. 4 weeks ago
BBC antiques roadshow filming on Swanage Pier Swanage Lifeboat to appear in latest BBC Antiques Roadshow episode The BBC is to visit Swanage in Dorset for a third time as part of its latest Antiques Roadshow series presented by Fiona Bruce. 1 month ago
Art work at Purbeck Art Weeks at Rollington Barn New sponsor for fortnight of art across Purbeck Purbeck Art Weeks is gearing up for its annual summer festival and the brochure for 2024 will feature the striking work of a Swanage artist. 1 month ago
Lewis manning day hospice at Swanage Cricket Club
Hospice care charity forms partnership with Swanage Cricket Club A new opportunity for those with life limiting illnesses is being offered by the charity Lewis Manning Hospice Care at Swanage Cricket Club in Dorset. 19 hours ago
Swanage Food Bank volunteers Lyn Barnett and Angela Taylor at the charity's Salvation Army base New home for Swanage food bank as churches rally to the rescue Swanage food bank is on the move after the surprise closure of the Salvation Army Church building. 4 weeks ago
The Day Centre Chapel Lane New focus for Swanage’s Children Centre and Day Centre The Chapel Lane community buildings in Swanage are now under new management and will be renamed the Focus Centre. 1 month ago
Rob and Alice Cattle, with daughters Amelia and Isla, want to everyone who played a part in saving Isla's life Swanage family’s fund raising thank you for saving their baby’s life Swanage parents Rob and Alice Cattle are on a fund raising mission to thank those who helped as their baby daughter fought for her life. 2 months ago
Sheila Walker with community first responder Jonathan Greetham Sheila’s grand gesture to Swanage heroes who saved her life Swanage woman Sheila Walker has presented £1,000 to the medical heroes who saved her life after an everyday medicine sent her into anaphylactic shock. 3 months ago
Harry and Sandra Rednapp Celebs back appeal to raise funds for hospice care in Purbeck Well known personalities have recorded video messages to raise money for hospice support and bereavement services across Purbeck - WATCH VIDEOS. 5 months ago
Studland villagers were keen to try out new gym equipment installed at the playing field Fit for life as new outdoor gym opens in Studland An outdoor gym has opened in Studland to help locals stay fit and has already proved a huge success with villagers of all ages. 6 months ago
Swanage football club Swanage teenagers get new youth club and gym sessions New opportunities for young people in Swanage in Dorset are being offered, after it was felt that the community could do more for teenagers. 3 weeks ago
Pupils at Sandford St Martin's School are making hedgehog homes to keep the animals safe on school grounds Purbeck pupils fix up new homes for hedgehogs Hedgehogs waking up from hibernation are in for a treat at Sandford St Martin's School, where pupils are making homes to keep them safe, warm and well fed. 2 months ago
Swanage school race team ‘Unique’ Swanage school gets results in classroom and on race track With extra curricular opportunities like driving a racing car, The Swanage School in Dorset has been praised for the outstanding personal development of its pupils following an inspection by Ofsted. 4 months ago
The Swanage School celebrates 10 years Celebrating 10 years since return of secondary schooling in Swanage The extraordinary vision of a group of determined parents, residents and local councillors which created The Swanage School marks its 10th anniversary. 7 months ago
Little Birds staff team with banner Pre-school in Swanage graded by Ofsted as Outstanding The team at a pre-school in Swanage are ‘over the moon’ having been told by Ofsted that they’ve been awarded the highest possible grading in all areas following a recent ... 8 months ago
Andy Knill is welcoming shoppers to the heart of Swanage
Hidden heart of Swanage launches new campaign to woo visitors Independent and artisan businesses in a tucked away part of Swanage town centre in Dorset, are hoping a new initiative will help shoppers beat a path to their door. 5 days ago
Charlotte Walker and Skippy with Swanage's new animal ambulance Scare for Skippy inspired Swanage’s new animal ambulance A new 24 hour pet ambulance service has been launched by Swanage woman Charlotte Walker after her boxer dog nearly died in a late night emergency. 1 week ago
Costcutter frontage Swanage shop scoops top UK retailer award A convenience store that has been in the same Swanage family for more than 100 years has received recognition for its outstanding contribution to the community. 1 week ago
Wareham Sheddies with the raft spider viewing platform they made for RSPB Arne Future in doubt for Wareham Sheddies after eviction threat Talented woodworkers are facing an uncertain time as an eviction wrangle leaves their future in Purbeck very much in the balance. 2 weeks ago
Luke Robinson addresses the public meeting to discuss plans for a seaweed farm in Swanage Proposed Swanage seaweed farm takes care not to make waves A seaweed farm more than a mile off the Swanage coast could help to lead a revolution in aquaculture if it is granted permission to go ahead later this year. 1 month ago
Luke Puntorno and Chris Fry have just launched their new business in Swanage High Street Entrepreneurs widen Swanage’s dining choices with new venture A new food destination called The Narrows has just opened in Swanage’s historic High Street, which is fast becoming a thriving hub of activity again. 1 month ago
Retiring managers of the Corfe Castle Village Stores, Carole and Terry Birnie welcome in their replacement, Carl Seaward New chapter in store for Corfe Castle village shop A Dorset village store with a 300 year history is passing into new hands as the couple who rescued it from ruin 10 years ago are retiring to see the ... 1 month ago
Swanage football club Plans for new Swanage leisure centre kicked into touch A proposal to build a large multipurpose leisure centre at the football ground in Swanage in Dorset, has been scaled back and now there's a new plan. 3 months ago
The Isle of Purbeck golf club, with views described as among the best in the world Natural beauty of Purbeck drives golf course into top 100 The restoration of heathland and a rewilding scheme has helped propel the Isle of Purbeck golf club near Swanage in Dorset, into a list of the UK’s top 100 golf ... 3 months ago
Super Vets championship at Swanage 2023 Swanage Sea Rowers celebrate club success The annual awards ceremony for the Swanage Sea Rowing Club in Dorset has taken place, highlighting the achievements and challenges of 2023. 5 months ago
Swanage super vets championship 2023 Super supervets Saturday for Swanage Sea Rowing Club It was billed as a big deal for Swanage in Dorset and the day did not disappoint as hundreds arrived to compete in the first national supervets gig rowing championships. 7 months ago
Sea rowing competition at Swanage Major gig rowing championship to take place in Swanage Swanage is to host the first national supervets gig rowing championships which will see 66 crews, 33 gig boats and 400 competitors descend on the town. 7 months ago

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