Chance to come and sing in Swanage with top musicians New dates have been announced for the opportunity to tune up the vocal cords and get expert tuition from distinguished church musicians at St Mary’s Church. 14h · Entertainment & arts
Come and Sing at St Mary's Church with Cathy Lamb
The Sandy Salt Pig will take over the cafe provision at Middle Beach Studland with an exciting new mission New Salt Pig eatery in Studland replaces old Middle Beach cafe Following the controversial closure of Middle Beach cafe by the National Trust, a new venture has been set up nearby - The Sandy Salt Pig. 2d · Business · Tourism and events
Part of the site at Godlingston Hill where overhead lines will be buried Power lines to be buried to restore beauty spot near Swanage Overhead electricity lines in Ulwell, Swanage, are being buried underground as part of a £15 million scheme to make the scenery more beautiful. 3d · Environment & weather
Venomous Portuguese men of war have been found washed ashore on Purbeck beaches Watch out for ‘floating terrors’ washing up on Purbeck beaches Walkers along the Purbeck Coast, especially those with dogs, are being warned to look out for a venomous sea creature washing up on shore. 4d · Environment & weather
Welcome sign at Dorset Police HQ Swanage woman jailed for stealing cash from Dorset Police A former Dorset Police staff member from Swanage, has been sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty to the theft of almost £15,000. 5d · Crime
Installation of beach scanner by Univerity of Plymouth researchers on Swanage Beach New mystery object on Swanage Beach sparks intrigue The sight of a newly installed concrete block with a pole and a camera-like device along Swanage’s seafront has left passers-by mystified. 6d · Environment & weather
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Dog rescued by Swanage Coastguard and RNLI Dog plunges 28 metres from top of Studland’s Old Harry Rocks Swanage inshore lifeboat and the local coastguard team were called out to Old Harry Rocks to rescue a dog, a spaniel called Penny. 1 week ago
Dave Corben receiving his record of service certificate. Back on board: New Swanage Lifeboat role for Dave Corben Well known Swanage resident and local estate agent Dave Corben, who briefly retired as a Swanage RNLI volunteer after 50 years of service, is now returning to the helm. 1 week ago
Police car in Dorset Cyclist airlifted to hospital after collision with van near Wareham A man in his 30s has received serious injuries after a collision with a van on Bere Road near Wareham. 1 week ago
Ambulance staff on strike Purbeck ambulance staff go on strike over conditions and pay Ambulance staff from Purbeck say there's a constant shortage of staff, hours spent waiting at hospitals and dying people can be left without the care they need. 3 weeks ago
car on fire Car fire ‘started deliberately’ in Swanage after earlier collision A man has been arrested after a car was spotted on fire at the back of houses in a usually quiet residential area in Swanage - WATCH VIDEO 4 weeks ago
Broad Road car park
Swanage car parking fees to go up for spring and summer The cost of parking in a Swanage Town Council long stay car park is to rise for the first time in about 12 years. 2 weeks ago
More than 1,000 properties in Swanage alone are now listed as second homes Dorset Council set to double council tax for second home owners Second home owners who don’t let out their property for more than 70 days a year in Swanage and across Dorset, face paying twice the amount of council tax from ... 2 weeks ago
Exterior of Dorset Council offices Increase in Dorset council tax bill proposed for 2023/24 Dorset Council has set out its initial proposals to raise the cost of council tax for residents from April 2023. 4 weeks ago
Field in Washpond lane Horse paddock in Swanage tipped for new affordable housing It’s a longshot but a field currently used for horses may become the location for Swanage’s first community-led social housing project. 2 months ago
Swanage Town Council currently has just six charging points for electric cars Surge in electric cars could lead to £1 million charge for Swanage A rapid move towards electric cars could lead to a shocking £1million charge for Swanage Town Council by 2030 2 months ago
Swanage railway at Station approach Changes proposed to improve pedestrian safety in Swanage The provision for pedestrians in front of Swanage station is ‘very poor’ according to a report being considered by Swanage Town Council. 2 months ago
Ukrainian flag over Ballard Down More Swanage residents urged to consider hosting Ukrainian refugees Chance for residents in Swanage and across Purbeck to find out more about hosting Ukrainian refugees in a spare room, annex or AirBnB over winter. 3 months ago
Alfie Moyer and school children From Swanage to Serengeti, Alfie has new driving ambition Former Swanage student says he's found his calling in life at a preschool in Africa, and is now fundraising for a new bus. 1 month ago
Drummer Lawrie Sandford is setting up a new samba band in Swanage Lawrie drums up support for new Swanage samba band Music master Lawrie Sandford hopes to bring some Brazillian warmth to winter nights in Swanage by starting up a local samba drum band 2 months ago
A friendly welcome as Chris Lewis, partner Kate Barron baby Magnus and Jet the dog arrive in Swanage Warm Swanage welcome for the former Para who’s raised £300,000 Swanage has given a hero’s welcome to a former paratrooper on an 8,500 mile charity walk around the entire UK coastline. 3 months ago
Nicole Faraday won Best Actress award at the Marbella International Film Festival Swanage star charged extra to take home Best Actress award Swanage actress Nicole Faraday has picked up the biggest award of her life at an international film festival - and was promptly charged excess baggage fees to bring it back ... 3 months ago
Audience at Swanage Community Awards 2022 ( Winners of the Swanage Community Awards 2022 announced Swanage residents, who were judged to have excelled in their contribution to the town in 2022, were presented with a community award at a ceremony in Swanage. 4 months ago
Welcome sign at Dorset Police HQ
Swanage woman jailed for stealing cash from Dorset Police A former Dorset Police staff member from Swanage, has been sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty to the theft of almost £15,000. 5 days ago
Bournemouth Crown Court Swanage man jailed for controlling and coercive behaviour A 25 year old man from Swanage has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison after a court heard how he made death threats towards a former ... 2 weeks ago
car on fire Car fire ‘started deliberately’ in Swanage after earlier collision A man has been arrested after a car was spotted on fire at the back of houses in a usually quiet residential area in Swanage - WATCH VIDEO 4 weeks ago
Jewson's in Swanage High Street Group of teenagers assault and seriously injure man in Swanage Purbeck Police are appealing for information after a man received injuries to his face when he was attacked by a group of teenagers outside Jewson builders merchants in Swanage. 2 months ago
Heddlu Police sign Swanage man and Corfe Castle woman jailed after drug gang bust A man from Swanage and a woman from Corfe Castle have been imprisoned for their part in an organised crime gang which trafficked cocaine and cannabis from Dorset into Wales. 2 months ago
A World War 2 tank has been nearly destroyed at the bottom of Sandbanks Bay WW2 Valentine tank damage in Studland Bay prompts police inquiry Dorset Police are investigating the near destruction of a World War Two Valentine tank at the bottom of Studland Bay. 3 months ago
Lake at Blue Pool Tractor and power tools stolen from Wareham beauty spot A Wareham man has been arrested after machinery was reported stolen from Blue Pool near Wareham. 4 months ago
Broad Road car park Swanage car parking frozen at £1 a day for winter To help boost business, the cost of parking a vehicle in two town centre car parks in Swanage is to remain at £1 a day until Friday 31st March 2023. 4 weeks ago
Bus in Swanage Purbeck Breezer bus fare to be capped at £2 Dorset bus company Morebus has confirmed that a £2 cap on the price of a single bus fare for winter will be introduced. 1 month ago
Sandbanks Ferry damage Sandbanks Ferry return to service update following damage The Sandbanks ferry will be out of service for a few more months as it’s waiting on new parts from Poland. 2 months ago
Studland Road Studland Road reopens after five week closure for water works The controversial closure of the main road between Studland and Corfe Castle, coinciding with the Sandbanks Ferry stoppage, has now ended. 2 months ago
Swanage railway at Station approach Changes proposed to improve pedestrian safety in Swanage The provision for pedestrians in front of Swanage station is ‘very poor’ according to a report being considered by Swanage Town Council. 2 months ago
Part of the site at Godlingston Hill where overhead lines will be buried
Power lines to be buried to restore beauty spot near Swanage Overhead electricity lines in Ulwell, Swanage, are being buried underground as part of a £15 million scheme to make the scenery more beautiful. 3 days ago
Venomous Portuguese men of war have been found washed ashore on Purbeck beaches Watch out for ‘floating terrors’ washing up on Purbeck beaches Walkers along the Purbeck Coast, especially those with dogs, are being warned to look out for a venomous sea creature washing up on shore. 4 days ago
Installation of beach scanner by Univerity of Plymouth researchers on Swanage Beach New mystery object on Swanage Beach sparks intrigue The sight of a newly installed concrete block with a pole and a camera-like device along Swanage’s seafront has left passers-by mystified. 6 days ago
Oly Rush with some of the plastic netting rescued from Purbeck beaches From coast to coaster – how Oly is tackling Purbeck’s plastics problem Long distance swimmer and environmentalist Oly Rush has come up with an inventive way to deal with the tons of plastic rubbish which washes up along Purbeck’s Jurassic Coast every ... 2 weeks ago
A birdseye view of the Arne site showing the path ofthe River Frome Hundreds of acres in Purbeck to be flooded to save Poole property Fields to the east of Wareham will be deliberately flooded over the next three years to create a new 500 acre nature reserve for wading birds. 3 weeks ago
Some of the 50 regular Sheddies at Durlston Country Park Ready Sheddies go for Durlston expansion in 2023 A pioneering project set up at Durlston Country Park in Swanage to help people with disabilities or mental health issues has been so successful that it’s ready to expand in ... 1 month ago
Wreck detectives Sheilah and Martin Openshaw discovered the secrets of the Worbarrow Messershmitt Divers uncover secrets of WW2 plane found in sea off Purbeck coast Wreck detectives have finally uncovered the secrets of a Nazi plane at the bottom of Worbarrow Bay. 1 month ago
Alan Greatbatch at Corfe Castle station signal box Swanage Railway volunteer signals his retirement after 31 years The man who set up Swanage Railway’s first signalling school – and helped ensure the safe operation of its trains as a signaller and signal box inspector - has retired ... 7 days ago
heritage freight train at Corfe Castle Swanage Railway holds first steam and diesel special event of the year A nostalgic mix of steam and diesel trains will be in action over Swanage Railway’s Winter Warm Up weekend. 4 weeks ago
steam & lights departure from Swanage Railway station Swanage Railway gives a Steam and Lights thank you to its volunteers Swanage Railway prepared for its Christmas Steam and Lights service with a special trip for railway volunteers and invited guests - WATCH VIDEO 2 months ago
Swanage sign at Swanage station with festive lights Swanage Railway facing ‘dire’ times as passenger numbers fall Following a gloomy summer which saw passenger numbers down by 25 percent compared to 2019 Swanage Railway is hoping for a boost over Christmas. 2 months ago
Flying Scotsman at Swanage Railway Flying Scotsman boosts Swanage economy as thousands visit Fresh from a major overhaul, the iconic steam locomotive’s visit to Swanage Railway has attracted crowds of admirers. 3 months ago
The Sandy Salt Pig will take over the cafe provision at Middle Beach Studland with an exciting new mission
New Salt Pig eatery in Studland replaces old Middle Beach cafe Following the controversial closure of Middle Beach cafe by the National Trust, a new venture has been set up nearby - The Sandy Salt Pig. 2 days ago
The Blue Pool is transformed by light and music at the Illuminate event Splash of colour at Blue Pool returns to illuminate Purbeck attraction Last year’s sell-out sound and light show is back for 2023 at Blue Pool near Wareham with more music and plenty of dazzling colour. 1 week ago
Santa at Switching on the Christmas lights Swanage and Purbeck Rotary raises a festive £22,000 for charity Bouncing back after the disruption of past years, Swanage and Purbeck Rotary team served up a full festive feast of Christmas events and services. 2 weeks ago
Swanage Bandstand Swanage Bandstand to mark 100th birthday as friends charity disbands Swanage Bandstand will celebrate its centenary with a special concert, just as the charity which rescued it from ruin closes down. 2 weeks ago
Queen's Platinium Jubilee Celebrations in Swanage Plans to celebrate the King’s Coronation take shape in Swanage A black tie Mayor's Coronation Ball is one of the events being organised in Swanage to mark the King's Coronation. 3 weeks ago
Boxing day swim 2022 Huge turnout for Swanage’s Boxing Day charity swim The Boxing Day swim at Swanage Beach was officially back for 2022 and an impressive number of people turned up - VIDEOS AND PHOTOS 1 month ago
First light over Studland Bay on the morning of the winter solstice 2022 Studland’s winter solstice magic made more accessible to everyone Thanks to a new countryside mobility scheme, more people than ever can experience the winter solstice sunrise at Old Harry Rocks. 1 month 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.
Come and Sing at St Mary's Church with Cathy Lamb
Chance to come and sing in Swanage with top musicians New dates have been announced for the opportunity to tune up the vocal cords and get expert tuition from distinguished church musicians at St Mary’s Church. 14 hours ago
Cast of Robin Hood and Babes in the Wood panto Swanage’s panto is back at The Mowlem – oh yes it is! Robbing the rich to give to the poor is the topical theme of this year’s Swanage panto Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood. 3 weeks ago
The stage at The Mowlem The Mowlem getting its act together for 2023 After a number of false starts, there’s a new drive to breathe a fresh lease of life into Swanage’s much loved but architecturally controversial theatre. 4 weeks ago
Identical twins Gary and Paul Hardy-Brown with pantomime rats Posh and Becks Purbeck company sees business boom over panto season Twin brothers from Wareham are responsible for putting the magic into no fewer than 30 major UK stage productions this Christmas 1 month ago
Drummer Lawrie Sandford is setting up a new samba band in Swanage Lawrie drums up support for new Swanage samba band Music master Lawrie Sandford hopes to bring some Brazillian warmth to winter nights in Swanage by starting up a local samba drum band 2 months ago
Swanage Musuem archive Delve into Swanage’s history as centre opens its doors for weekend For the first time in three years, the Swanage History Centre is opening its archive to the public so they can find out more about Purbeck’s past. 3 months ago
Doctor Who featured a regeneration scene set on top of Durdle Door BBC faces Lulworth ban after Doctor Who ‘deceit’ at Durdle Door The BBC may be banned from filming at Lulworth Cove again after it was accused of irresponsibility by showing Doctor Who regenerating on top of Durdle Door. 3 months ago
Swanage Hospital MIU sign Swanage Hospital minor injuries unit to close due to nurses’ strike The health trust which runs Swanage Hospital has decided to close the minor injuries unit during the two days of industrial action by the Royal College of Nursing on Wednesday ... 2 weeks ago
Ambulance staff on strike Purbeck ambulance staff go on strike over conditions and pay Ambulance staff from Purbeck say there's a constant shortage of staff, hours spent waiting at hospitals and dying people can be left without the care they need. 3 weeks ago
Chris Bradey (right) and Peter Jacobs with Swanage's new Mobile Larder Mobile larder launched in Swanage to combat cost of living crisis A new mobile pantry has launched in Swanage to help tackle the growing issue of food insecurity in the town. 3 weeks ago
Alania Lawton of Harmans Cross with son New parents urged to join Swanage study to beat ‘silent killer’ Mums and dads in Purbeck are being urged to enrol their young babies in a ground breaking study at Swanage Medical Practice. 2 months ago
Sunflowers at opening of the Lewis Manning shop in Swanage Hospice care charity expands its clinical team in Purbeck Two new members of staff have been recruited to the Lewis-Manning Hospice Care team to deliver services in Swanage and across Purbeck. 2 months ago
Alfie Moyer and school children
From Swanage to Serengeti, Alfie has new driving ambition Former Swanage student says he's found his calling in life at a preschool in Africa, and is now fundraising for a new bus. 1 month ago
Grammar school weathervane and bell tower Grammar school weathervane restored and saved for Swanage! After many years of fighting to save a little bit of local history, the old Swanage Grammar School’s copper weathervane has been restored and handed over to Swanage Town Council ... 2 months ago
St George's school nativity Community welcomed back to Langton Matravers school nativity For the first time in six years St George’s CoE Primary School in Langton Matravers is holding a second evening performance of its nativity for local residents. 2 months ago
Swanage School students on Swanage Pier Swanage students open a new art trail to celebrate the pier’s past Art students have helped create a new interactive arts trail on Swanage Pier, linking the heritage of the town's tourism with its industrial past. 3 months ago
Burngate Stone Carving Centre ‘Critical summer’ for future of Langton stone carving centre Burngate Purbeck Stone Centre at Langton Matravers has relaunched this summer following a tough two years when the pandemic threatened its existence. 7 months ago
John Patrick, Swanage Museum archive Swanage museum doubles size of archive to cope with extra donations Swanage Museum is doubling the size of its archive to handle the influx of items and provide additional meeting, research and exhibition space. 7 months ago
Project Gigabit broadband Rollout of ‘ultrafast’ broadband in Swanage to start soon Swanage schools, Durlston Country Park and the tip in Swanage are to be among the first places in the UK to benefit from ‘next generation’ full-fibre broadband. 8 months ago
The Sandy Salt Pig will take over the cafe provision at Middle Beach Studland with an exciting new mission New Salt Pig eatery in Studland replaces old Middle Beach cafe Following the controversial closure of Middle Beach cafe by the National Trust, a new venture has been set up nearby - The Sandy Salt Pig. 2 days ago
Wareham Co-op Store wars as Co-op objects to new Lidl at Wareham The Co-op has told Dorset Council planners that, “There is no need for an additional foodstore in Purbeck”. 2 weeks ago
Raspberry Roase shop in Institute Road Rosy outlook for bold new Swanage venture A stylish new shop in Swanage has already received a warm welcome from customers and fellow business owners. 3 weeks ago
At the water's edge, watching the changing colours of the blue pool Take the plunge at Blue Pool thanks to new wedding licence Couples who got engaged over Christmas and the New Year have a new venue in Purbeck to consider in 2023. 4 weeks ago
Station Road Lights at Christmas Best Christmas lights in Swanage: the winners revealed! A competition to find the best festive lights displayed by a business or local resident in Swanage has yet again proved to be a tricky task. 1 month ago
Swanage CC members Craig Wells, Chris Wood and Natasha Norman receive the trophy from Nick Douch
Swanage Cricket Club comes top of the league for community spirit Members of Swanage Cricket Club were bowled over with pride after being presented with a prestigious sporting trophy. 2 months ago
Sam Whaley at European Championships 2022 Swanage sailor stays on track for Olympics with success in Europe British sailing team member and Swanage resident Sam Whaley has come a remarkable fifth in the laser sailing European Championships in France. 2 months ago
Derek Marsh stand at football ground with his daughters Legendary Swanage family remembered at football ground Swanage Town and Herston Football Club has named its newly refurbished spectators’ stand after Swans legend Derek Marsh. 2 months ago
Members and VIPs of Swanage Tennis Club line up at the new of their new Astro-Turf court Fundraisers rally round to serve up new court for Swanage Tennis Club A new Astro-Turf court at Swanage Tennis Club is a smashing new hit, according to delighted club members 5 months ago
New floodlights installed at football club Swans to take on Poole Town football club in Swanage Poole Town football club has been invited to play a pre-season friendly at Swanage Town and Herston‘s home ground at Days Park to mark the official switching on of the ... 7 months ago
Gary Miell Swanage man wins trip of a lifetime to Vegas poker tournament A Swanage poker player is finding it hard to keep a straight face after being dealt a place in a competition in Las Vegas after winning a regional final. 8 months ago
Sam Whaley competing at world sailing championships 2022 Swanage sailor beats illness to take 11th place in the world Despite a gruelling experience, Sam Whaley who learnt to sail at Swanage Sailing Club, has achieved a personal best at the Laser World Championships in Mexico. 8 months ago

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