Lifeboat crew called to aid fishing boat after engine fails Poole’s lifeboat crew rushed out to sea to help a fishing boat in distress at Studland. 3h · Emergency services
Poole lifeboat rescuing a yacht
Cars on fire at Lulworth car park Fire crews called as two cars on fire in Lulworth Two fire engines were sent to the car park at Lulworth Cove as reports came in of two vehicles ablaze. 11h · Emergency services
The Parade in Swanage Restoration work to start on Swanage’s Stone Quay and Parade A new and innovative engineering approach is being used to strengthen the Grade II listed stone quay and parade along Swanage’s historic seafront. 1d · Local government
Historic boat plans to make return to Swanage A historic ferry is set to make its first trip to and from Swanage in years - and it could soon be offering trips to Brownsea Island too. 2d · Tourism · Tourism and events · Transport
Welcome sign at Dorset Police HQ Nine arrested after crackdown on drug gangs in Dorset A police operation to disrupt ‘county lines’ drug gangs in Dorset has led to arrests and the seizure of illegal drugs, cash and a Jaguar car. 3d · Crime · Emergency services
Police car close up in Swanage How should new Covid rules be policed in Dorset? Views sought from residents The Police and Crime Commissioner for Dorset has launched a survey asking how Dorset Police should enforce the new ‘Rule of 6’. 3d · Coronavirus · Crime · Emergency services
Poole lifeboat rescuing a yacht Lifeboat crew called to aid fishing boat after engine fails Poole’s lifeboat crew rushed out to sea to help a fishing boat in distress at Studland. 3 hours ago
Cars on fire at Lulworth car park Fire crews called as two cars on fire in Lulworth Two fire engines were sent to the car park at Lulworth Cove as reports came in of two vehicles ablaze. 11 hours ago
Welcome sign at Dorset Police HQ Nine arrested after crackdown on drug gangs in Dorset A police operation to disrupt ‘county lines’ drug gangs in Dorset has led to arrests and the seizure of illegal drugs, cash and a Jaguar car. 3 days ago
Police car close up in Swanage How should new Covid rules be policed in Dorset? Views sought from residents The Police and Crime Commissioner for Dorset has launched a survey asking how Dorset Police should enforce the new ‘Rule of 6’. 3 days ago
Swanage Lifeboat recovers fishing trawler Destroyed fishing boat found drifting along Bournemouth coastline Following the Swanage RNLI rescue of a fisherman just off Anvil Point, his sunk fishing boat has now been found, revealing the dramatic damage - SEE PHOTOS. 6 days ago
The Parade in Swanage
Restoration work to start on Swanage’s Stone Quay and Parade A new and innovative engineering approach is being used to strengthen the Grade II listed stone quay and parade along Swanage’s historic seafront. 1 day ago
Beach huts in Shore Road Majority want permanent closure of Shore Road in Swanage In a survey of residents, 62 percent said Shore Road should be closed permanently between The Mowlem and the junction with Victoria Avenue. 4 days ago
Beach huts in Shore Road Price freeze on Swanage beach huts for next summer Anyone hiring a council-owned Shore Road beach hut will have to pay the whole cost upfront next year - but there will be no price increase. 2 weeks ago
Swanage mayor, Mike Bonfield Councillor Mike Bonfield re-elected as Swanage Mayor for a new term Having steered Swanage Town Council through the coronavirus pandemic, Mike Bonfield has been re-elected at the annual council meeting. 2 weeks ago
Exterior of Swanage Library Swanage Library brings back fines for overdue books Swanage Library is reintroducing overdue charges, after fines were suspended in the wake of the coronavirus crisis but it's also reinstating reservations. 2 weeks ago
Dog called Jennifer on Swanage Beach Dogs on Swanage Beach – survey findings published Results include whether dogs should be allowed on Swanage’s Main Beach in the summer and if they should be allowed off the lead on the beach in winter. 2 weeks 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. 2 months ago
Police car close up in Swanage How should new Covid rules be policed in Dorset? Views sought from residents The Police and Crime Commissioner for Dorset has launched a survey asking how Dorset Police should enforce the new ‘Rule of 6’. 3 days ago
St Marks School Back to school for St Mark’s after coronavirus closure The pupils and staff at St Mark’s CE Primary School in Swanage return to their classrooms after a two week closure due to a member of staff testing positive for ... 1 week ago
Sam Crowe, Director of Public Health Dorset ‘Go back to basics’ warning after rise in COVID-19 cases in Swanage This week, there’s been a jump in the number of coronavirus cases in the Dorset Council area, while in Swanage, five people have tested positive for COVID-19. 2 weeks ago
St Marks school Closure of St Mark’s School – Public Health Dorset gives reassurance about COVID-19 in Swanage After a school staff member tested positive for COVID-19, the Director of Public Health Dorset, Sam Crowe has spoken to Swanage.News about stopping the spread of the virus in Swanage. 3 weeks ago
St Marks School St Mark’s Primary School to close after staff member tests positive for COVID-19 St Mark's CE Primary School in Swanage is the first school in Dorset since schools reopened in September, to shut due to a staff member testing positive for COVID-19. 3 weeks ago
Historic boat plans to make return to Swanage A historic ferry is set to make its first trip to and from Swanage in years - and it could soon be offering trips to Brownsea Island too. 2 days ago
Beach huts in Shore Road Majority want permanent closure of Shore Road in Swanage In a survey of residents, 62 percent said Shore Road should be closed permanently between The Mowlem and the junction with Victoria Avenue. 4 days ago
Military helicopter on training exercise Watch for military helicopters overhead as part of Bovington exercise Purbeck residents should keep an eye on the sky, as military aviation manoeuvres are taking place over the course of next week. 5 days ago
Purbeck Breezer bus at Swanage Bus Station Bus provider promises to “retain lifeline service” throughout winter despite pandemic Swanage’s key bus service provider, Morebus has stressed its commitment to keeping essential services throughout the coronavirus crisis and the quieter winter months. 1 week 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. 2 months 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 months 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 months ago
Rabling Green - the site of the new park Swanage to get a new park as designs revealed to boost wildlife Plans for a wildlife-friendly mini or ‘pocket park’ at Rabling Green in Swanage are coming closer to fruition. 1 week ago
Dog called Jennifer on Swanage Beach Dogs on Swanage Beach – survey findings published Results include whether dogs should be allowed on Swanage’s Main Beach in the summer and if they should be allowed off the lead on the beach in winter. 2 weeks ago
Oly completes Jurassic Coast swim Rush to the finish – Oly completes 96 mile Jurassic Coast swim With extraordinary determination, anti-plastic pollution campaigner Oly Rush arrived in Studland, completing his challenge to swim the Jurassic Coast - SEE PHOTOS AND VIDEO. 3 weeks ago
Pop up dune den at Studland Kids and cows to rejuvenate Studland’s sand dunes Rare species that rely on the sand dunes in Studland for their habitat are being threatened as vegetation takes over but now there’s a bold plan to restore the landscape. 4 weeks ago
Barbecues at Wareham fire A bank holiday plea for no BBQs in the Purbeck countryside Litter Free Dorset has released a video warning that barbecues burn more than bangers, following the devastating fire in Wareham Forest this year. 1 month ago
Hugh Budden and Andy Stone at the Blues Festival March 2020
Bringing live music back to Swanage, the Legion hosts first gig since lockdown The Royal British Legion in Swanage takes its first step back into regular live music, with a night of uplifting rhythm and blues with Hugh Budden and Andy Stone. 3 weeks ago
Exterior view of the Mowlem entrance After six months of lockdown, Mowlem to reopen its doors! After coronavirus forced it to close, The Mowlem theatre in Swanage is to finally reopen with a cinema screening of Matthew Bourne’s ballet, The Red Shoes. 3 weeks ago
Artists painting by a river Purbeck lockdown art goes on exhibition The Isle of Purbeck Arts Club members are revealing what they got up to during lockdown in an exhibition - SEE ORIGINAL ART OF LOCAL SCENES 1 month 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. 2 months 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 2 months 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. 2 months 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. 2 months 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.
Historic boat plans to make return to Swanage A historic ferry is set to make its first trip to and from Swanage in years - and it could soon be offering trips to Brownsea Island too. 2 days ago
Durlston's Gold Visit England award Durlston’s gold national tourism award goes on display Following their impressive success, the team at Durlston Country Park finally get their hands on their gold Visit England trophy. 1 month ago
The team at Durlston win gold in the Visit England awards on zoom “Inspirational” Durlston wins gold in national tourism awards In an extraordinary achievement, Durlston Country Park in Swanage has won the Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award in the Visit England Awards for Excellence 2020. 1 month ago
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 months 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 2 months 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. 2 months 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 months ago
St Marks School Back to school for St Mark’s after coronavirus closure The pupils and staff at St Mark’s CE Primary School in Swanage return to their classrooms after a two week closure due to a member of staff testing positive for ... 1 week ago
St Marks school Closure of St Mark’s School – Public Health Dorset gives reassurance about COVID-19 in Swanage After a school staff member tested positive for COVID-19, the Director of Public Health Dorset, Sam Crowe has spoken to Swanage.News about stopping the spread of the virus in Swanage. 3 weeks ago
St Marks School St Mark’s Primary School to close after staff member tests positive for COVID-19 St Mark's CE Primary School in Swanage is the first school in Dorset since schools reopened in September, to shut due to a staff member testing positive for COVID-19. 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. 3 months 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. 5 months ago
Swans match against Corfe Castle
Swans’ first three league matches called off as player tests positive for COVID-19 In a bitter blow at the start of the Dorset Premier League season for Swanage Town and Herston FC, a first team player has got coronavirus. 3 weeks ago
Swans playing Corfe Castle FC Swans aiming to continue winning streak in football league opener Swanage Town and Herston FC wants to build on its winning momentum against Shaftesbury Reserves in its first match of the Dorset Premier League season. 3 weeks ago
Swans first team and reserves playing a football match Swans get kitted out for new football season With the Swans in action tonight against Wareham Rangers, Swanage Town and Herston Football Club is pleased to announce its kit sponsors. 1 month 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. 3 months ago
Swanage Town and Herston football club's pitch Swans get cash from football Premier League to help beat coronavirus crisis With the footy season cancelled and no revenue, there’s at last some good news as Swanage Town and Herston FC gets £1,500. 4 months ago
The drainage pipe is laid out on the pitch The Swans drain their ‘lake’ While the pandemic stops play, Swanage Town and Herston Football Club are installing pitch drainage to prevent winter waterlogging. 4 months ago
People looking at the football redevelopment plans New goal for Swanage and Herston Football club redevelopment Plans for a brand new sports centre for Swanage are taking shape, following a public consultation at Day Park. 12 months ago

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