Parents warned after illegal drugs seized in Swanage raids Colourful pouches containing cannabis but designed to look like sweet packets have been seized from several addresses in Swanage in Dorset. 9h · Crime
Drugs seized in Swanage
Swanage library Swanage Library to reduce opening hours on Saturdays A major reorganisation of libraries by Dorset Council means Swanage library will now only open for three hours on a Saturday, although it will be open for longer during the ... 1d · Local government
The recovery barge had to use a crane lift to recover the grave slabs Medieval cargo of Purbeck stone is raised from Studland Bay Purbeck stone grave slabs dating back 750 years are to go on display after being raised from a medieval shipwreck within sight of Old Harry. 2d · Environment & weather
D- Day 80th anniversary with Royal Corps of Signals Swanage remembers D-Day sacrifice 80 years on The Royal Corps of Signals marched through Swanage in Dorset and attended a service at the war memorial as part of the town’s D Day commemorations. 3d · Events
Swanage homes from aerial view Eight candidates compete to become next MP for South Dorset The names of all those standing in the South Dorset parliamentary constituency covering Swanage have been officially confirmed, ahead of the UK General Election 4d · Local government
Anvil Point lighthouse was built in 1880 to keep mariners safe along the Jurassic Coast Anvil Point lighthouse clock sells at auction for thousands over estimate A Victorian clock which was made for Anvil Point lighthouse near Swanage in Dorset, was estimated to sell at between £800 to £1,200. 5d · Business
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Just minutes after a freak lightning strike, Clematis Cottages in Stoborough are well alight Stoborough residents lucky to escape lightning strike fire A freak lightning bolt is believed to have started a blaze which gutted a pair of thatched cottages in Stoborough in Dorset. 3 weeks ago
Wareham roundabout Motorcyclist seriously injured after collision on Wareham bypass Dorset Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage to contact them after a motorcyclist and a vehicle collided on the Wareham bypass in Dorset, near to the ... 1 month ago
Ernie the dog on Swanage Downs Golden Labrador rescued after falling over Swanage cliff The coastguard was called in after a dog called Ernie tumbled down the face of a 60 foot cliff on the Swanage Downs in Dorset. 2 months ago
Swanage Lifeboat volunteers joined a multi-agency rescue when a yacht caught fire in Poole Harbour Swanage RNLI joins night time rescue mission as yacht catches fire Swanage lifeboat volunteers answered a late night call for help on Saturday 13th April 2024 after a yacht caught fire in Poole Harbour. 2 months ago
Swanage firefighters hold their 2024 charity car wash on Saturday 13th April Swanage fire crews to make a splash with charity car wash Crew members at Swanage Fire Station are to turn their hoses on cars instead of fires for one day only - to raise money for The Fire Fighters Charity. 2 months ago
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Swanage Library to reduce opening hours on Saturdays A major reorganisation of libraries by Dorset Council means Swanage library will now only open for three hours on a Saturday, although it will be open for longer during the ... 1 day ago
Swanage homes from aerial view Eight candidates compete to become next MP for South Dorset The names of all those standing in the South Dorset parliamentary constituency covering Swanage have been officially confirmed, ahead of the UK General Election 4 days ago
Newly elected Swanage Town Councillors May 2024 Newly elected councillors mark 50 years of Swanage Town Council Following the local elections, a new team of councillors took their seats in the Swanage Town Council chamber for the first time, 50 years after the creation of Swanage Town ... 4 weeks ago
Swanage Town Hall Swanage election results spring a few surprises Following the elections, the names of the winning candidates were announced for Swanage Town Council, Dorset Council Swanage ward, and the Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner role. 1 month ago
Swanage Town Hall Names of election candidates for Swanage revealed There’s three elections coming up, in which Swanage residents over the age of 18 can cast their vote and exercise their democratic right. 2 months ago
Second home tax to help build affordable houses in Purbeck Double council tax is to be charged on all second home owners in Swanage and across Dorset from 1st April 2025. 4 months ago
Sandbanks Ferry Support for Sandbanks Ferry toll rise ‘strongly refuted’ by Dorset Council Dorset Council has denied claims by the Sandbanks Ferry company that it backs its bid to inflation link toll increases. 4 months ago
Colin Cattermole in training for the Jurassic Coast Ultra Challenge of 100 km in one day Swanage man to run 100k in a day to support mental health charity Swanage estate agent Colin Cattermole aims to run 100 km along the Jurassic Coast inside a day to raise funds for Dorset Mind. 1 month ago
David Kemp is fundraising for Julia’s House while achieving a bucket list ambition From Purbeck to Petra: Raising funds for children’s hospice Retired Corfe Castle teacher David Kemp is to trek across the Wadi Rum desert in Jordan to raise funds for children’s hospice charity Julia’s House. 1 month ago
Cancare founders Vicki Fooks and Gill Norman receive Paul Harris Fellow awards from Swanage and Purbeck Rotary President Chris LeFevre Swanage cancer charity founders honoured with top Rotary award An evening of celebration was held by Swanage and Purbeck Rotary to thank everyone who helped it raise more than £36,000, as well as recognising the work of two remarkable ... 3 months ago
Blue Wilson is walking the coastline of the UK for marine charities and has just reached Old Harry Warm Swanage welcome lifts the blues for UK coast walker Generous Swanage families made a real impression on round the UK coast walker Blue Wilson when her 11,000 mile journey took her into Purbeck. 4 months ago
Henk Artlink Former Swanage postmaster tells of ordeal due to Horizon computer Henk Agelink who was the Swanage postmaster until he was wrongfully sacked in 2005, is now seeking redress after he was made bankrupt as a direct result of the Post ... 5 months ago
Drugs seized in Swanage
Parents warned after illegal drugs seized in Swanage raids Colourful pouches containing cannabis but designed to look like sweet packets have been seized from several addresses in Swanage in Dorset. 9 hours ago
Lloyds bank in High Street Man attempts to scam Swanage shopkeepers Shopkeepers in Swanage in Dorset alerted the police after a man tried to con a sales assistant by claiming he hadn’t received the correct change. 1 month ago
Swanage Beach Local man arrested after alleged ‘public order incident’ in Swanage Following reports of a man acting suspiciously on Swanage Beach in Dorset, police have arrested a man in his 30s. 2 months ago
Pineapple Project has already launched in Weymouth Pineapple Project aims to improve safety for young women in Swanage Businesses in Swanage in Dorset are being asked to sign up to The Pineapple Project, an initiative dedicated to safeguarding young women. 3 months ago
Foleys Gararge Harmans Cross Cigarettes stolen from Harmans Cross garage A petrol station at Harmans Cross near Swanage in Dorset has been targeted by burglers. 6 months ago
Three e-scooters next to police car Don’t buy e-scooters for Xmas, warns Dorset Police commissioner Families in Swanage and across Purbeck have been advised not to buy electric scooters as Christmas presents or run the risk of having them confiscated. 6 months ago
Photos found in a tent at Studland may lead to the identity of a man found dead there Police in photo plea to identify body found in Studland Dorset Police have made a public appeal for help identifying a man whose body was found near a tent pitched in Goathorn Woods, Studland. 7 months ago
Shore road Bid to enhance closed Swanage seafront road thwarted by £6,000 bill With part of Swanage’s Shore Road permanently closed to traffic and the summer season approaching, there’s a proposal to remove the line markings and parking signs, but there’s a question ... 1 month ago
The Old Stables is due to be repaired - but it means three weeks of roadworks through Corfe Castle Three weeks of roadworks to begin in Corfe Castle Just in time for the new school term, a three-week lane closure on the A351 at Corfe Castle begins on Monday 15th April 2024. 2 months ago
Broad Road car park U-turn over learner driver teaching ban in Swanage car parks Following a local outcry, Swanage Town Council has scrapped the controversial rule that banned learner drivers from practising in its car parks. 3 months ago
Station approach New approach planned for Swanage’s transport hub Work has been approved to make Station Approach in the middle of Swanage town centre in Dorset, more pedestrian and wheelchair friendly. 3 months ago
Main beach car park Ban on learner driver lessons in Swanage car parks exposed by review A 30 year old policy which prohibits teaching learner drivers in Swanage’s car parks has come to the forefront following Swanage Town Council’s review of its car park rules. 4 months ago
The recovery barge had to use a crane lift to recover the grave slabs
Medieval cargo of Purbeck stone is raised from Studland Bay Purbeck stone grave slabs dating back 750 years are to go on display after being raised from a medieval shipwreck within sight of Old Harry. 2 days ago
Water bottle Tree by Robert Marshall for PAW 2024 Plastic bottle waste from one Purbeck home pops up as tree A year’s worth of plastic bottles from just one household has been used to create a sculpture for Purbeck Art Weeks to highlight just how big the problem is. 2 weeks ago
Seahorse sculpture at middle beach Studland Seahorse sculpture points out loss of Studland seagrass Drawing attention to the damage done to the endangered seahorse’s habitat at Studland, an artist from Church Knowle in Dorset has created a giant seahorse installation. 3 weeks ago
Blue flag and seside award Flying the Blue Flag for Swanage again Swanage Main Beach in Dorset has been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag, alongside the Seaside Award, for a 24th consecutive year in recognition of the bay’s excellent sea water quality. 4 weeks ago
Northern Lights over Swanage Northern Lights shine over Swanage in rare event: Best photos In a spectacular show of pink and green, the Northern Lights were able to be seen by the eagle eyed and through a camera lens as far south as Swanage ... 1 month ago
Purbeck Super NNR, Slepe Heath view to Middlebere and Corfe Castle Fear of Purbeck becoming ‘nature theme park’ revealed in new report While improving Purbeck’s natural environment is widely supported, a new report shows many are concerned this could be at the expense of local jobs and the chance to live in ... 1 month ago
Herston Field May day May Bank Holiday picnic for Herston community to boost wellbeing With wellbeing in mind, local residents are being invited to get outdoors and come along to Herston Community Field in Swanage for a Bank Holiday picnic. 1 month ago
97 year old Gordon visits Swanage Railway Thursday 16 May 2024 Swanage Railway dream day out for 97 year old Gordon A Swanage man who hadn’t left his house for three years except for health appointments, enjoyed a rail day trip on the heritage line, thanks to Swanage Railway and a ... 2 weeks ago
Steam adventurers Peter Davison, John Sergeant and Paul ‘Piglet’ Middleton are welcomed to Swanage Railway by locomotive driver Matt McManus Purbeck back on TV for Channel 5’s Big Steam Adventure A new episode of a surprise hit TV show features Swanage, Corfe Castle and Kimmeridge, as three well known men of a certain age and charm, take a steam journey ... 4 weeks ago
Swanage Railway Loco derailment at Corfe Heritage loco derails during Swanage Railway diesel gala All services were suspended on Swanage Railway after a heritage diesel locomotive partially derailed as it approached Corfe Castle station on the second day of the diesel gala and beer ... 1 month ago
Swanage Railway diesel gala beer festival 2023 Mix of diesel and beer goes down well at Swanage Railway Back for a 17th year, Swanage Railway’s popular Diesel Gala and Beer Festival is expected to pull in even more visitors to Swanage with a specially laid on train arriving ... 1 month ago
Swanage Railway steam loco T9 30120 at Corfe Castle Swanage Railway embarks on new Victorian loco restoration Not happy to restore just one Victorian steam locomotive, a team from Swanage Railway in Dorset is aiming to get the only surviving T9 locomotive back into action, as well. 2 months ago
Rexy the dinosaur for Swanage Carnival
Sneak preview of Swanage Carnival’s monster selfie op! As unlikely as it sounds, Rexy the dinosaur from the blockbuster film Night at the Museum is to rock up during Swanage Carnival week 2024. 2 weeks ago
Langton Matravers Museum is telling the true story of how it helped to turn the tide of World War Two Purbeck’s secret role during WWII revealed in new exhibition The somewhat forgotten story of how Langton Matravers in Dorset helped to win World War Two is being told in the village museum to mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day. 1 month ago
Classic vehicle show 2024 Extra sparkle as sun shines on Swanage’s classic motor show A glorious Sunday for a drive, saw classic vehicle owners all heading for Swanage in Dorset to take part in the Carnival Classic Motor Show. 2 months ago
Cheque from Swanage Folk Festival donated to Swanage Food bank Festival makes substantial donation to Swanage food bank A hot weekend back in September 2023 brought in the crowds and brought in the cash, allowing the organisers of the Swanage Folk Festival to hand over a large cheque ... 2 months ago
Sandbanks jetty now has four services a day sailing to Brownsea for Purbeck folk More Purbeck visitors urged to take trip to Brownsea With the National Trust now running its own ferry from the jetty at Sandbanks, it’s hoping to encourage more people to explore Brownsea Island in Dorset. 2 months ago
The amphibious Valentine tank at Knoll Beach Studland D-Day 80th anniversary to be marked by tank patrol at Studland An amphibious World War Two tank will once again roll onto the beaches of Studland Bay, 80 years after a major training exercise was held there to prepare for D-Day. 3 months ago
Plumes of purple smoke at Corfe Castle mark the official opening of Rang Barse, the Holi festival of colours Holi smoke! New landmark event in Corfe Castle’s history For the first time, an official Hindu celebration has been held at a National Trust property, and the festival at Corfe Castle in Dorset was a joy-filled success. 3 months ago
Water bottle Tree by Robert Marshall for PAW 2024 Plastic bottle waste from one Purbeck home pops up as tree A year’s worth of plastic bottles from just one household has been used to create a sculpture for Purbeck Art Weeks to highlight just how big the problem is. 2 weeks ago
Allsort'd at Sandy Hill Arts Allsort’d choir perform Corfe Castle concert after Mowlem triumph Fresh from the success of its stage adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at The Mowlem in Swanage, the Allsort’d choir is back in action. 2 weeks ago
The studio at The Mowlem The Mowlem in Swanage shows off its new studio Following a £100,000 makeover, the Community Room at The Mowlem in Swanage has become a new performance space and its got a new name - The Studio. 2 weeks ago
Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan are back at Arne again to present Springwatch 2024 Ravens versus peregrines as BBC Springwatch returns to Purbeck BBC Springwatch cameras will be broadcasting live from RSPB Arne for the second year in a row to highlight Purbeck’s outstanding wildlife. 3 weeks ago
Seahorse sculpture at middle beach Studland Seahorse sculpture points out loss of Studland seagrass Drawing attention to the damage done to the endangered seahorse’s habitat at Studland, an artist from Church Knowle in Dorset has created a giant seahorse installation. 3 weeks ago
Emily McDonald, pictured centre, at the surprise welcome home party thrown for her at Gee Whites
Welcome home for Swanage teen after life changing US treatment Friends and family of Emily McDonald joyfully reunited with the 17 year old in Swanage, Dorset, after medical treatment in the US allowed her to walk again free from pain. 1 week ago
Cancare sanctuary garden official opening New sanctuary garden officially opened in Swanage Designed as a quiet place to sit and reflect, a beautiful garden has been created in Swanage for cancer charity Cancare, made possible by a generous bequest from a local ... 3 weeks ago
Focus Centre launch Under new ownership: Open day at Swanage’s Focus Centre Swanage Children’s Centre and Day Centre has got a new name and a new management team, with the aim of bringing more family and adult services back to the town. 1 month ago
Maggie Hardy, Mike Bonfield and Deidre Selwyn launch campaign for second Admiral nurse Campaign kicks off for second dementia nurse for Purbeck A £100,000 fundraising appeal has been launched to fund another Admiral nurse - a registered nurse who specialises in dementia - due to the increasing demand in Purbeck, Dorset. 2 months ago
Lewis manning day hospice at Swanage Cricket Club Hospice care charity forms partnership with Swanage Cricket Club A new opportunity for those with life limiting illnesses is being offered by the charity Lewis Manning Hospice Care at Swanage Cricket Club in Dorset. 2 months ago
Swanage Food Bank volunteers Lyn Barnett and Angela Taylor at the charity's Salvation Army base New home for Swanage food bank as churches rally to the rescue Swanage food bank is on the move after the surprise closure of the Salvation Army Church building. 3 months ago
The Day Centre Chapel Lane New focus for Swanage’s Children Centre and Day Centre The Chapel Lane community buildings in Swanage are now under new management and will be renamed the Focus Centre. 3 months ago
Maple Class, St George's School, get ready for their maypole dance rehearsal Langton school revives old tradition, come what May St George’s Primary School in Langton Matravers, Dorset have dusted off a maypole in order to bring back an ancient May custom - and the whole village has been invited ... 3 weeks ago
Greggs manager Emma Tabor and staff member Courtney Carr raise funds for St Mark's School breakfast club Baking a difference for Swanage school breakfast club A breakfast club for a school in Swanage has just received a healthy donation thanks to a fancy dress fundraising scheme cooked up by bakery chain Greggs. 1 month ago
Swanage football club Swanage teenagers get new youth club and gym sessions New opportunities for young people in Swanage in Dorset are being offered, after it was felt that the community could do more for teenagers. 2 months ago
Pupils at Sandford St Martin's School are making hedgehog homes to keep the animals safe on school grounds Purbeck pupils fix up new homes for hedgehogs Hedgehogs waking up from hibernation are in for a treat at Sandford St Martin's School, where pupils are making homes to keep them safe, warm and well fed. 4 months ago
Swanage school race team ‘Unique’ Swanage school gets results in classroom and on race track With extra curricular opportunities like driving a racing car, The Swanage School in Dorset has been praised for the outstanding personal development of its pupils following an inspection by Ofsted. 6 months ago
Anvil Point lighthouse was built in 1880 to keep mariners safe along the Jurassic Coast
Anvil Point lighthouse clock sells at auction for thousands over estimate A Victorian clock which was made for Anvil Point lighthouse near Swanage in Dorset, was estimated to sell at between £800 to £1,200. 5 days ago
Coop cashpoint Boost in services for Swanage’s cash economy Following an outcry over the closure of the last bank branch in Swanage in Dorset, a new multi-bank cash deposit machine has been installed in the town - one of ... 6 days ago
Your name here ... Swanage Town and Herston FC is raffling the chance to become club shirt sponsor for just £75 Swanage and Herston FC offers local firms chance to strike it lucky A Purbeck company could get to emulate the likes of Nike, American Express or Etihad Airways, and all for a bargain price of just £75. 1 week ago
James and Becky Warren of The Salt Pig have become the new owners of Putlake Adventure Farm in Langton Matravers Salt Pig company buys Langton Matravers adventure farm One of Purbeck’s best loved family attractions is under new ownership - with exciting new plans for the future. 2 weeks ago
Purbeck Sounds station manager Graham Turner at the new studio in the Heart of Swanage Sounding good – launch of new radio station for Purbeck A new radio station with many familiar names has begun broadcasting to Purbeck from a studio in the heart of Swanage. 4 weeks ago
Caldron Barn Farm Park Open invitation to explore one of Swanage’s best kept secrets Cauldron Barn Farm Park in Swanage, Dorset, is holding a number of open days inviting everyone to visit the former 1960s caravan park that's now a residential park for the ... 2 months ago
Andy Knill is welcoming shoppers to the heart of Swanage Hidden heart of Swanage launches new campaign to woo visitors Independent and artisan businesses in a tucked away part of Swanage town centre in Dorset, are hoping a new initiative will help shoppers beat a path to their door. 2 months ago
Swanage skate park open day June 2024 Swanage skatepark campaign takes off at fun packed open day Swanage Skatepark launched its fundraising mission for better sports facilities in Purbeck with an open day attended by hundreds. 1 week ago
Your name here ... Swanage Town and Herston FC is raffling the chance to become club shirt sponsor for just £75 Swanage and Herston FC offers local firms chance to strike it lucky A Purbeck company could get to emulate the likes of Nike, American Express or Etihad Airways, and all for a bargain price of just £75. 1 week ago
Ricky King hits a perfect 180 on his England debut Swanage’s king of darts makes his debut for England A man from Swanage has become only the third person from Dorset to play darts for England and is now hoping to take his game a step further. 3 weeks ago
Fonc Lounge shuffleboard Purbeck’s first shuffleboard tournament to raise funds for skatepark Teams of up to four players are being invited to take part in Purbeck’s first shuffleboard tournament in recent times, alongside table football and beer pong, to help buy new ... 4 weeks ago
Swanage sea rowing club New gig for Swanage Sea Rowing Club Swanage Sea Rowing Club in Dorset has started the season in a buoyant mood with a brand new training gig boat, a plan for a new racing gig, and an ... 2 months ago

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