Temporary closure of Shell Bay Restaurant due to coronavirus A member of staff at the popular fish restaurant at Shell Bay in Studland has tested positive for COVID-19. 1h · Coronavirus
Exterior of Shell Bay Restaurant
Road sign at Kings Road East Kings Road East – Don’t drive the wrong way! Swanage’s town centre traffic experiment is being scrapped from today, so the one way flow of traffic in Kings Road East will be reversed. 10h · Transport
Michelle Langthorne standing by the Purbeck Coast banner Special celebrations for Purbeck Coast 101.2 FM The community radio station for Swanage and the surrounding area, Purbeck Coast 101.2 FM is marking its first birthday with a special week of broadcasting. 23h · Entertainment & arts
Dolphins appearing to kiss in mid air. Give us a kiss, Danny! 15 year old takes stunning dolphin photo The dolphin, affectionately known locally as Danny and a regular visitor to Swanage, has been captured on film in a remarkable image. 1d · Environment & weather
Jordan Wylie TV’s ‘Hunted’ celeb, Jordan Wylie turns up in Swanage! As part of a world record breaking attempt to circumnavigate Great Britain on a paddleboard, adventurer Jordan Wylie has stopped off in Swanage. 2d · Tourism and events
Car blocking Studland beach emergency access Parked car blocks vital emergency access to Studland beach Swanage Coastguard, on one of the busiest weekends of the year so far, found a car parked across an emergency gate at Middle Beach 2d · Emergency services
Car blocking Studland beach emergency access Parked car blocks vital emergency access to Studland beach Swanage Coastguard, on one of the busiest weekends of the year so far, found a car parked across an emergency gate at Middle Beach 2 days ago
Police boat undergoing sea trials Brand new Dorset Police marine boat is unveiled on film Dorset Police has just launched its new marine boat, which will patrol the sea around Swanage and the rest of the Dorset coastline - WATCH FILM. 4 days ago
Two men suspected on theft captured on CCTV 12 year old boy robbed in Swanage Dorset Police has issued CCTV footage of two men, who are suspected of picking up the child by the waist and stealing his hoverboard. 5 days ago
Police arrest Coby Eke Swanage man jailed after dangerously driving at high speed After a high speed police car pursuit from Corfe Castle to West Parley, a 25 year old has been jailed for eight months - WATCH POLICE VIDEO. 7 days ago
Purbeck Police in Studland Criminal damage caused to car in Studland Police officers investigating damage to a car parked along Ferry Road in Studland are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. 1 week ago
Exterior of Swanage Library
Swanage Library to reopen with new COVID-19 rules A new chapter for Swanage Library starts today as it reopens following its sudden closure last March 2020 due to the coronavirus crisis. 3 days ago
Exterior of Dorset Council building £980k to make one person redundant, says Dorset Council While Dorset Council says it has saved £10m in staff costs, It's also revealed it cost £980k to make just one person redundant. 1 week ago
Traffic lights at roadworks in High Street Dorset Council agrees to suspend Swanage traffic experiment Following 90 objections to the reversal of traffic flow of Kings Road East, Dorset Council has announced a date when everything will revert back to normal. 2 weeks ago
Junction of the High Street and Kings Road East Swanage’s town centre traffic experiment to be scrapped The flow of traffic on Kings Road East is to be reversed, after the “dangerous” increase in traffic along the High Street. 2 weeks ago
RBH artist impression of the new site Bournemouth Hospital redevelopment gets planning approval Building plans at Royal Bournemouth Hospital, as part of the proposals to remove A&E and maternity services from Poole Hospital, have got the go ahead. 3 weeks ago
Exterior of Dorset Council offices Dorset Council says COVID-19 cost means difficult financial decisions ahead Due to the coronavirus crisis, Dorset Council says its unexpected £60m bill means it’ll have to dip into its reserves to survive. 3 weeks ago
View of houses in north Swanage Thousands of jobs available for 2021 Census says Dorset Council People in Swanage and across Dorset are being encouraged to apply for temporary jobs to help collect data for the 2021 Census. 4 weeks ago
Exterior of Shell Bay Restaurant Temporary closure of Shell Bay Restaurant due to coronavirus A member of staff at the popular fish restaurant at Shell Bay in Studland has tested positive for COVID-19. 1 hour ago
Barriers to allow for social distancing on Shore Road Social distancing passing places installed on Swanage seafront Some parking spaces along Shore Road have been removed to widen the pavement, to allow people to pass each other at a safe distance. 6 days ago
Coronavirus Latest COVID-19 death data for Purbeck released As a COVID Health Protection Board is created for Dorset to tackle any new coronavirus flare ups, the ONS issues new stats. 3 weeks ago
Bags being filled with art supplies for children Santa gives creative boost to Swanage school kids Funding including a donation from Rotary's Santa sleigh fundraiser, means 150 art goody bags are going to Swanage pupils to get them creative over summer. 4 weeks ago
Institute Road Three Swanage retailers star in COVID-19 films Videos made to show how shops and businesses in Dorset are adapting to the coronavirus pandemic have chosen to feature three shops in Swanage. 1 month ago
Road sign at Kings Road East
Kings Road East – Don’t drive the wrong way! Swanage’s town centre traffic experiment is being scrapped from today, so the one way flow of traffic in Kings Road East will be reversed. 10 hours ago
Cars parked in Ferry Road “Wacky racers” return to Studland and a Mercedes gets towed away at Sandbanks In Studland, parked cars causing chaos got tickets but in Sandbanks, the council removed illegally parked vehicles on a tow truck - SEE VIDEO. 2 weeks ago
Traffic lights at roadworks in High Street Dorset Council agrees to suspend Swanage traffic experiment Following 90 objections to the reversal of traffic flow of Kings Road East, Dorset Council has announced a date when everything will revert back to normal. 2 weeks ago
Cars on Sentry Road Swanage residents relieved as ‘double yellows’ reinstated The road resurfacing work in Swanage that was halted four months ago due to the coronavirus crisis, is to get completed next week. 3 weeks ago
Graffiti on railway carriage Swanage Railway’s carriages vandalised by graffiti While Swanage Railway was fundraising to prevent financial ruin due to COVID-19, vandals broke in and damaged two of its heritage carriages. 3 weeks ago
First steam train since lockdown leaves Swanage Station Sound of steam train whistle returns to Swanage again Swanage Railway was finally able to offer a steam train service to its first paying passengers this weekend, following lockdown - SEE PHOTOS. 3 weeks ago
The Mayor waves off the first train at Swanage Railway after lockdown First train leaves Swanage Railway Station after lockdown After 15 long weeks of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Swanage Railway has finally reopened - SEE TRAIN VIDEO. 1 month ago
Dolphins appearing to kiss in mid air. Give us a kiss, Danny! 15 year old takes stunning dolphin photo The dolphin, affectionately known locally as Danny and a regular visitor to Swanage, has been captured on film in a remarkable image. 1 day ago
Barn owl chick Lockdown baby barn owls are a breeding success in Dorset To the delight of wildlife enthusiasts, baby barn owls have been discovered across Dorset, following the success of a barn owl breeding scheme. 2 weeks ago
Seahorse at Studland Studland boat party scrapped after seahorse protest Conservationists relieved after Dorset Cruises cancels boat party and jet ski soirée among the seahorse breeding ground in Studland Bay. 2 months ago
Scorched heath at Wareham Forest viewed from a drone The “vast scar” of Wareham Forest fire revealed Drone pictures of scorched heathland in Wareham Forest have been released to warn of the extensive damage that can be caused by disposable barbecues. 2 months ago
Guillemot chicks jumping Durlston guillemot chicks jump off cliff The guillemot chicks at Durlston Country Park are now bravely taking a leap of faith off the cliff ledge and into the sea - WATCH THE LATEST FILM. 2 months ago
Michelle Langthorne standing by the Purbeck Coast banner
Special celebrations for Purbeck Coast 101.2 FM The community radio station for Swanage and the surrounding area, Purbeck Coast 101.2 FM is marking its first birthday with a special week of broadcasting. 23 hours ago
Joe Burns with his Punch and Judy show ‘That’s the way to do it’ – Punch and Judy returns to Swanage! Refusing to be beaten by a global pandemic, Professor Joe Burns is as pleased as Punch to be back with a socially distanced show 5 days ago
Hugh Budden and Andy Stone at the Blues Festival March 2020 We’ve all got the blues as another Swanage festival is cancelled With the Swanage Blues Festival not until October 2020, there was still a glimmer of hope it may go ahead but now it too has been scuppered. 3 weeks ago
Exterior of Swanage Carnival shop “Absolutely gutted” says Swanage Carnival team Swanage Carnival should have been in full swing this week but despite the cancellation due to coronavirus, the committee are still hoping to raise a smile. 3 weeks ago
Tony Kerins at the Fine Foundation Gallery Durlston art exhibition gets last minute go ahead With most events cancelled, it's a small miracle that Swanage-based artist Tony Kerins' exhibition has opened at Durlston Castle. 3 weeks ago
Gina Marshall in her new Purbeck Wave Gallery Swanage art gallery bucks high street trend While many shops are struggling in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Purbeck New Wave Gallery opens today in bigger and better premises in the High Street. 4 weeks ago
Bags being filled with art supplies for children Santa gives creative boost to Swanage school kids Funding including a donation from Rotary's Santa sleigh fundraiser, means 150 art goody bags are going to Swanage pupils to get them creative over summer. 4 weeks ago
Christmas Tree Festival 2019-12-22 video thumbnail The Christmas Tree Festival lights up the Emmanuel Baptist Church and brings plenty of festive cheer We find out more about this annual event by chatting to the minister at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Swanage, Mark Hatto and the church's adminstrator, Janet Norley.
Artisans on the Beach 2019-12-18 video thumbnail “I thought I’d have a go at this ‘being an artist’ thing” – Andy Knill from Artisans on the Beach Every Christmas the beach huts in Shore Road become pop up shops selling artwork and handmade crafts. We find out more by speaking to event organiser, Andy Knill.
Swanage and Purbeck Rotary Club 2019-12-10 video thumbnail “There’s a lot of really good food stalls today…I’ve spotted the olives!” – Rotary’s Steve Parsons Every year the Swanage and Purbeck Rotary organises a Christmas market in Station Road. The club's president, Steve Parsons explains more.
Swanage Bandstand 2019-12-10 video thumbnail “Ours is a sunken bandstand and it’s rare”- Alan Houghton, who campaigned to save Swanage Bandstand. After many years of neglect, the Swanage Bandstand has been restored to its former glory. We speak to the man who led the rescue mission, Alan Houghton.
Love Swanage Beach 2019-11-28 video thumbnail “Clear sewers equals clean seas!” – Sarah Spurling, Love Swanage Beach campaign Love Swanage Beach is a campaign to help improve and maintain the bathing water quality in Swanage. We speak to the project officer, Sarah Spurling.
Jordan Wylie
TV’s ‘Hunted’ celeb, Jordan Wylie turns up in Swanage! As part of a world record breaking attempt to circumnavigate Great Britain on a paddleboard, adventurer Jordan Wylie has stopped off in Swanage. 2 days ago
Joe Burns with his Punch and Judy show ‘That’s the way to do it’ – Punch and Judy returns to Swanage! Refusing to be beaten by a global pandemic, Professor Joe Burns is as pleased as Punch to be back with a socially distanced show 5 days ago
Swanage Pier with socially distanced tables Eat out to help out in Swanage and Corfe Castle From today, the government is offering to pay half the bill at participating food establishments - SEE LIST. 1 week ago
The outside of the shed at Durlston Country Park Durlston named as finalist in national tourism awards Visit England has announced that Durlston Country Park has made it through as a finalist to its national awards for excellence. 2 weeks ago
Exterior of Swanage Carnival shop “Absolutely gutted” says Swanage Carnival team Swanage Carnival should have been in full swing this week but despite the cancellation due to coronavirus, the committee are still hoping to raise a smile. 3 weeks ago
Durlston Castle set to fully reopen next week The rangers at Durlston Country Park are preparing for the full reopening of Durlston Castle with the first art exhibition since lockdown. 4 weeks ago
Reopening of the putting green at Beach Gardens Mini golf provides ‘green’ alternative to Swanage Beach Beach Gardens in Swanage is being promoted as an alternative safe space to the beach, as the putting green finally reopens. 1 month ago
Co-op card Co-op now offering free school meal support to local schools As an alternative to the problematic government free school meal vouchers, the Co-op is offering a gift card scheme for areas like Swanage. 3 months ago
Exterior of Dorset Council offices Revealed – Dorset Council’s crisis response to COVID-19 In Dorset Council’s first online Cabinet meeting, the true extent of its fight against coronavirus in Dorset has been detailed, including its battle for PPE. 3 months ago
The Durlston Globe Latest Durlston art exhibition opens to visitors, but not as planned … ‘A Dorset Wanderland’ hasn’t been cancelled but instead it’s been moved online, to be viewed from an appropriate social distance! 4 months ago
Exterior of The Swanage School The Swanage School appoints new headteacher The governing body of The Swanage School has announced that Jenny Maraspin is to become the school’s new headteacher with immediate effect. 5 months ago
School road sign Last day at school for most, as coronavirus cases rise in Dorset Council area Children told to stay home as number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Dorset Council area rises to seven. 5 months ago

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