Sprout the tortoise having his first bath Tortoise turns up nearly a year after disappearance A Swanage family has been surprised and delighted after finding their missing tortoise, that had been on the run since last July. 4 days ago
Green shoots appear on heath First green shoots of recovery after fire “There is always hope” says Wareham Fire Station as it posts a photo of the first green shoots appearing after the Wareham Forest fire. 1 week ago
Guillemot chick Breaking egg news – first Durlston guillemot chick has hatched! Captured on video, the first guillemot chick at Durlston Country Park is filmed being preened by its parent. 1 week 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. 2 weeks ago
Barbecues at Wareham fire Barbecue or camp fire likely cause of Wareham Forest fire Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue says it believes that the fire at Wareham Forest was caused by people having a barbecue or campfire. 2 weeks ago
Lizard rescued sitting on a hand Wildlife rescued as huge areas of Wareham Forest are scorched The true extent of the devastation of Wareham Forest fire is seen, as wildlife is rescued and Swanage Fire crew play a central role - SEE VIDEO AND PHOTOS 2 weeks ago
Seaweed on the beach this week Swanage Beach to be allowed to go natural Without the usual summer holiday season underway, seaweed on Swanage beach won’t get removed as a matter of course. 3 weeks ago
Swanage Recycling Centre's closed gates Swanage’s home recycling centre is to reopen! Dorset Council says that the tip in Prospect Way is to reopen for the disposal of waste but there will be restrictions. 4 weeks ago
Guillemots on a ledge in Durlston Purbeck birds caught on camera Fascinating footage of the guillemots at Durlston in Swanage and an osprey over at Poole Harbour has been captured on film - SEE VIDEO AND WEBCAM 1 month ago
Garden waste bin Don’t forget – Garden bin collections start this week! With the resumption of garden waste collections in Swanage this week, residents are being reminded to put their bin out for collection. 1 month ago
A Dorset Waste Partnership member of staff operates a collection lorry. Good news – garden waste collections are back! Dorset Council says it’s now in a position to resume garden waste kerbside collections starting from Monday 27th April 2020. 2 months ago
Swanage lifeboat in Poole Harbour with rescued fishing boat Dolphins join in Swanage Lifeboat rescue of fishing vessel With a fishing vessel drifting out at sea, the Swanage Lifeboat raced to its aid and was then joined by a pod of dolphins - see video. 2 months ago
Adder at Durlston Dog owners warned to beware of adders at Durlston Several sightings during the warm weather of the UK's only venomous snake, means dogs could be at risk of getting bitten - see video. 2 months ago
Bonfire Don’t let bonfires cause heated rows with neighbours, warns council With the Swanage tip closed this weekend, Dorset Council is appealing to gardeners not to annoy their neighbours by lighting bonfires. 2 months ago
Sand at football club Sahara mirage appears in football club car park Swanage Town and Herston football club’s car park has been turned into a desert by council workers removing sand from Shore Road. 2 months ago
Spiny Seahorse at Studland New move to help save Studland’s seahorses Saving Studland’s seahorses moved one step closer after Natural England published new conservation advice to protect the bay’s species and habitat. 2 months ago
Sand on Shore Road Shore Road turns into beach gardens! A north-easterly gale has blown sand from the beach, making the Swanage seafront road impassable except by foot or camel! 2 months ago
Debris on Middle Beach after landslip Latest photos show ‘severe’ Studland landslips Further clifftop areas in Studland are now roped off due to new landslips, caused by the recent storms. 3 months ago
Trees Sentry Road. Mature trees on the Downs to get the chop Work to cut down eight mature trees that border the Downs and Seymer Road is to start on Monday. 3 months ago
Full rainbow over Swanage Bay. Full rainbow over the bay to welcome in March Sunshine and hail created an amazing full rainbow over Swanage Bay, this afternoon. 3 months ago
Beach huts damaged by landslip Burlington Chine beach huts damaged by new landslides Swanage Coastguard has taped off access to beach huts after further cliff landslides at Burlington Chine overnight. 3 months ago
Cars on the Sandbanks Ferry Warning of ferry disruption due to Storm Jorge With heavy rain and strong gales forecast for the weekend, there's warnings of disruption to the Sandbanks Ferry service. 3 months ago
Official notice of Sheps Hollow closure Sheps Hollow steps officially closed Extensive cliff erosion in Swanage Bay has forced the official closure of the steps at Sheps Hollow. 3 months ago
Tape closes of Shep's Hollow path Dennis – Proves less of a menace for Swanage Storm Dennis caused less disruption than expected , in Swanage, although the gale force winds did create some impressive waves. 4 months ago
Storm clouds over Swanage Swanage braces itself for Storm Dennis as flood alert issued Flooding is possible this weekend in Swanage as the Met Office issues yellow weather warnings ahead of Storm Dennis’s arrival. 4 months ago
Flooding in Queen's Road during Storm Ciara Storm Ciara batters the Swanage coastline The Sandbanks ferry was suspended as Storm Ciara brought winds up to 70 giving the Swanage coastline a battering. 4 months ago
Sustainable Swanage giving away free trees. Tree-mendous giveaway to boost the environment Over 1,500 trees have been given away free to local people as part of a campaign by Sustainable Swanage. 4 months ago