Volunteers prepare Swanage pier for winter weather Volunteers are carrying out essential maintenance work on the Victorian pier at Swanage in preparation for winter weather.
Film festival returns to Purbeck for silver anniversary After a year away, the longest running rural film festival in the UK – the Purbeck Film Festival – is back!
£50,000 grant secures bigger pavilion for Swanage cricket A £50,000 grant from the English Cricket Board means Swanage Cricket Club can continue at pace to extend the pavilion.
Bovington to host ‘extreme’ electric motorsport race In a strange twist, Bovington in Dorset is one of the international destinations for a unique motor racing series to be televised by the BBC.
Dorset Police use podcasts to help crack rural crime In a bid to connect effectively with hard-to-reach communities in remote areas like Purbeck, the rural crime team from Dorset Police have recorded a series of podcasts.
Swanage anglers claim fishing rules could threaten livelihood Fishing and the wider economy of Swanage could be adversely affected by new marine conservation zones, anglers fear.
New Lawrence of Arabia film made in Purbeck finally gets its premiere The release of the film Lawrence: After Arabia was delayed in 2020 but there will be special screenings this autumn across Dorset including Swanage.
Sea rowing’s competitive spirit returns to Swanage Leading the way, Swanage Sea Rowing Club hosted the Jurassic regatta and is now looking forward to the Super Vets event.
Blues party returns to Swanage after Covid intermission The much-loved Swanage Blues Festival shuffles into town this weekend with an eclectic mix of musicians and singers - the first since March 2020.
Locals celebrate as pub owners save village shop in Langton Matravers An historic pub near Swanage is now doubling up as the village shop after the local post office closed.
Rising Swanage golfer gets dream chance to meet his sporting hero Talented 17 year old golfer Tom Bastow from Swanage, walked in the footsteps of golfing legend Justin Rose - quite literally, when he was chosen to caddy in a group ...
Swanage theatre director brings extraordinary show to the Lighthouse After a long 18 months, Swanage-based artistic director Claire Hodgson says it’s incredible to be putting on a stage show again.
Red phone box saved in Studland as another is lost in Swanage Studland Parish Council is to buy the telephone box in the village after an iconic kiosk by the ferry was removed before councillors could act.
TV soap actress takes on Rita role at The Mowlem in Swanage Coronation Street actress Kimberley Hart Simpson is starring in a new production of Educating Rita at The Mowlem as part of the Swanage Rep series.
Swanage Cricket Club celebrates first team success at awards night Outperforming expectations, Swanage Cricket Club’s first team clinched the runners up trophy in Dorset's Division One League.
Swanage Railway steam event makes for the perfect coupling The romance of the railways inspired a Swanage Railway steam enthusiast to come up with the perfect way to propose to his girlfriend. - WATCH VIDEO.
UK’s oldest diving school up for sale as Swanage couple retire The well-known diving school, Divers Down on Swanage Pier is looking for a buyer after its owners decided to retire.
Modelmakers return to The Tank Museum at Bovington More used to putting on a show with some of the big beasties of the armoured world, The Tank Museum is now preparing for a display on a smaller scale.
“Best ever” Swanage Rep show finally goes ahead A show described as ‘the best production’ ever by Swanage Rep finally makes its debut on stage after a week’s delay.
Top trombonist returns to Swanage for concert cancelled last year It's a special homecoming for a talented local musician who became a professor at the Royal Academy of Music at just 25.
No reprieve for Swanage Air Cadets as it merges with Wareham With its headquarters deemed "past its sell-by date" the decision has been made to combine Swanage Air Cadets with the squadron in Wareham.
Swanage Rep show postponed after positive Covid test The opening nights of The Princess and the Pauper at The Mowlem in Swanage have been delayed after a production team member tested positive for Covid.
Swanage’s Punch and Judy man thanks locals for support after making national news The Punch and Judy man has thanked the people of Swanage who rallied round after it was revealed that mean beachgoers had refused to pay.
Musical with sign language set for national tour after Swanage debut A brand-new reworking of a classic story which integrates sign language into the performance gets its debut at The Mowlem theatre in Swanage.
Look but don’t touch! The beautiful visitors to the Dorset coast Marine experts say jellyfish are misunderstood – we should appreciate their beauty and help count them – but just don’t touch!
Beach huts go like “hot cakes” as Swanage seaside lovers snap them up Swanage beach huts all but sold out within hours of becoming available for this summer, with one man queuing from 6.45 am.
Swanage artists join new exhibition and raise money for charity An idea born out of lockdown has led to an exhibition of work by more than 30 artists from Swanage and the wider Purbeck area.
Visitors and residents join forces in Swanage to tackle beach litter Despite pleas to beachgoers to take their rubbish home, volunteers are being kept busy ensuring Swanage Beach is clean, tidy and litter-free.
Swanage Sailing Club is booming – meet the brave beginners! Sailing in Swanage has seen a surge in new members as more people than ever want to get out on the water.
“Worst ever” summer for staff recruitment across Purbeck An unprecedented shortage of staff has hit pubs, shops and holiday destinations in Swanage and across Purbeck.
Swanage surgery staff face “rude” patients, angry at changes to service Staff at Swanage Medical Practice say they are facing rude and aggressive behaviour from some patients.
Little Horrors relaunch The Mowlem theatre in Swanage Live theatre is back at The Mowlem and first up is an exuberant musical production by students from The Swanage School.
Stolen Corfe Castle family bronze tortoises come home… slowly Thirty years after they were stolen, bronze tortoises that used to belong to the Bankes family that once owned most of Purbeck, have been returned.
Three vehicle crash at Harmans Cross petrol station An off-duty paramedic stopped to help two people with minor injuries, after a van and two cars collided outside the BP garage near Swanage.
Controversial world first 5G network brings phone signal to Jurassic Coast A world first 5G network has been installed between Kimmeridge, Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door and Ringstead. but it's also sparked controversy.
A million steps for charity – Swanage three on track Three charity fundraisers are out to walk a million steps for charity by the end of September.
Swanage gets behind England team for Euro footie finals Football is coming home to Swanage! With England flags flying across the town, there'll be plenty of noisy support in this corner of Dorset.
Swanage darts player takes aim at national title A Swanage darts player has won a shot at a national title after winning a competition held online because of Covid.
Pavilion plans at Swanage Cricket wait on grant decision Cricket in Swanage is undergoing rapid expansion, as the junior section grows and the club plans a major extension to its pavilion.
Live music returns to Swanage venues A series of tribute bands are lined up to bring live music back to The Mowlem and Harmans Cross.
Ultrafast broadband coming to Swanage but delivery date is unclear Ultrafast broadband is on its way to Swanage in a project to upgrade services to 45,000 homes and businesses in Dorset.
Croquet in Swanage hits a new high point Croquet is back at last and the Swanage club is boasting a record number of members.
Kimmeridge expert unlocks secrets of newly discovered fossil A new and rare ichthyosaur fossil found in Dorset is to be unlocked from the rock, live on camera at The Etches Collection in Kimmeridge.
Swanage residents warned about parcel redelivery scam texts Citizens Advice in Dorset is warning residents to watch out for scam texts after a survey revealed that two thirds of people in the South West had been targeted.
Events at Durlston Country Park set to continue – but outside! From park yoga to Shakespeare, activities to go ahead at Durlston Country Park helped by the park's newly appointed public engagement assistant.
Swanage shops get more dog friendly There should be lots of happy wagging tails in town, now more and more shops are displaying ‘dog friendly’ signs in the window.
The Swans end the football season with a flourish It was a game of two pitches - as Swanage Town and Herston football club enjoyed a 'bonus' final at the end of another season marred by lockdowns.
American military vehicle display to mark Swanage D-Day A collection of World War Two American military vehicles will stage a ‘static’ parade on Shore Road to mark the 77th anniversary of D-Day.
Swanage air cadet hall ‘unfit’ for post-Covid era Swanage Air Cadets branch is to close because of changes needed to the old building in order to meet Covid restrictions.
Volunteers urged to get on board at Swanage Railway There’s a new man blowing the whistle for recruits and volunteers to help run the award-winning Swanage Railway.
The Durlston bus is back in business It’s been a long wait for passengers but the D5 bus between Swanage and Durlston is finally back after a ‘fallow year’ last year.