Swanage’s swimmers take second dip into theatre performance After the sell out show of SW!M in 2022 - a combination of storytelling on the stage followed by dancing and swimming in Swanage Bay - the all-female group is ... 2h · Entertainment & arts
SW!M performance in The Mowlem
Volunteers for Food For Thought Purbeck and FareShare get to work at the town's second mobile larder Food for thought as Swanage opens second mobile larder A second community larder has been set up in Swanage to tackle the dual issues of a war on food waste and the cost of living crisis. 1d · Health
A new business is to run snorkel sessions around Swanage Pier, tried out here by Heather Norman New snorkel school explores life under the sea in Swanage A new snorkelling school is opening in Swanage in time for World Ocean Day, to show children the exciting underwater world that exists in the bay. 2d · Business
Theatre posters from the 1930s and neon signs from the 1960s have been unearthed at The Mowlem recently Newly discovered 1930s posters to jazz up Swanage’s Mowlem A treasure trove of theatre memorabilia has been found at The Mowlem and is about to play a part in brightening up the Swanage seafront showbar. 3d · Entertainment & arts
Margaret Guy from Patient participation group at Swanage medical practice Call to help improve health services in Swanage during time of change A group of patients registered with Swanage Medical Practice, is calling for more people to join them to help change local health services for the better. 4d · Health
Swanage Fish Festival is coming back to Prince Albert Gardens with its panoramic views over Swanage Bay Back with a splash – Swanage Fish Festival returns for 2023 Swanage Fish Festival is all set to make a fintastic return to the town after a three year absence - and hopes to be bigger and better than before. 5d · Tourism and events
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Verwood wildfire Swanage Fire Station work overnight to tackle Dorset wildfire The first major wildfire in Dorset during the recent spell of dry, warm weather took more than 60 firefighters to bring under control - WATCH VIDEO 1 week ago
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Purbeck fire crews had to deal with several devastating blazes in 2022 Wildfire alert issued for Purbeck over bank holiday weekend Dorset and Wiltshire Fire Service has declared an amber wildfire alert for Purbeck over fears of bank holiday barbecue blazes. 2 weeks ago
Inshore lifeboat in Swanage Bay Both Swanage lifeboats launched after multiple red flares fired Both of Swanage's lifeboats were launched when multiple red flares were fired out at sea. 2 weeks ago
Dorset Police chief constable Amanda Pearson Dorset chief constable pledges to fill gaps in Swanage policing team An increase in the number of new officers for Dorset Police means Swanage looks set to fill the vacancies in its neighbourhood policing team. 3 weeks ago
A plea to limit speeds in Langton MAtravers to 20 miles an hour have been passed by Dorset Council
Green light given to request for 20mph limit in Langton Matravers Plans for a 20 mile an hour speed limit through Langton Matravers have been approved after a long campaign by locals. 2 weeks ago
More than 1,500 people wanted a home in the new Spyway Orchard affordable development in Langton Matravers Huge demand for affordable homes in Langton Matravers Hundreds of people vied for one of 28 affordable homes in a Purbeck village where the average house price is now £555,000. 3 weeks ago
Coronation teaspoons presented to St Mark's primary school children Coronation teaspoons given to Swanage children as memento All children attending Swanage primary schools have received a silver plated teaspoon from Swanage Town Council to commemorate the coronation of King Charles III. 1 month ago
The field in Church Knowle where the new affordable house will be built Family win approval for controversial self build in Purbeck village Unable to afford Purbeck house prices, a young couple have battled local opposition to build their own home on a field owned by relatives. 2 months ago
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The day centre Plans to revitalise Swanage day centre and children’s centre Swanage day centre and the children’s centre in Chapel Lane off the High Street, are to become a health and wellbeing hub for all ages. 2 months ago
Houses in Swanage Second home tax in Dorset delayed Dorset Council was set to charge owners of second homes double council tax from April 2024 but its plans have been thwarted by the slow progress of government legislation through ... 3 months ago
President Zelensky visits Lulworth Ukrainian President and UK Prime Minister fly into Lulworth Lulworth in Dorset got a surprise visit from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky as he ended his day trip to the UK. 4 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. 6 months 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 7 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. 7 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 ... 8 months ago
Duke of Wellington pub in Wareham
Three men arrested after fight in Wareham pub A man in his 20s from Wareham in Dorset, was taken to hospital with facial injuries after an alleged assault in a pub in the centre of the town. 1 week ago
Police block off road to rave ( Police say ‘music has been turned off’ at illegal rave near Corfe Castle Around 1,500 people, along with an estimated 500 vehicles, attended an illegal rave in Purbeck over the bank holiday weekend. 2 weeks ago
Dorset Police chief constable Amanda Pearson Dorset chief constable pledges to fill gaps in Swanage policing team An increase in the number of new officers for Dorset Police means Swanage looks set to fill the vacancies in its neighbourhood policing team. 3 weeks ago
man and woman with dog Police still hunting for owners of dog that bit boy at Swanage pub A seven year old is lucky to be recovering after a dog reportedly bit the boy’s head in a Swanage beer garden. 1 month ago
Book of Condolences in the priory Church of St Mary, Wareham Church in Wareham burgled and silverware stolen Silver candlesticks, plates and chalices have been taken from the historic Lady St Mary Church in Wareham in a night time burglary. 2 months ago
Institute Road Swanage woman charged with attempted robbery at toy shop A woman has appeared in court charged with possessing a knife and attempted robbery at a toy store in Swanage. 3 months ago
Hare coursing can take place at night or during the day and police teams are ready at all times to respond Rural crime police team investigates hare coursing in Purbeck Dorset Police' rural crimes team dealt with nine incidents of hare coursing in February 2023 including some in Purbeck. 3 months ago
East street corfe castle Quiet night in for Corfe Castle as main road closed for repair The main road in and out of Corfe Castle in Dorset is to be closed overnight to repair potholes and improve the road surface. 1 month ago
Popular Studland village is plagued by speeding cars Safety fears grow in Studland as new crossing faces delays Delays in installing a pedestrian crossing in the heart of Studland due to the lack of funding have increased fears that a fatal accident will occur before action is taken. 2 months ago
Cars along Swanage Seafront A day’s parking to cost £20.60 along Swanage seafront The price of on-street parking along Shore Road in Swanage is to increase by an inflation-busting 72 percent, making it one of the most expensive places to park a car ... 2 months ago
Sandbanks ferry Sandbanks Ferry toll to increase for vehicles The cost of a trip on the Sandbanks Ferry is to go up for all passenger and goods vehicles although the toll won’t increase for those on foot, bike or ... 3 months ago
Electric cycles from Beryl bikes take to the roads at Studland for Easter 2023. Beryl bike hire scheme rolls out across Studland In a bid to encourage more to explore Purbeck by bike, the cycle hire company has arrived in Studland in Dorset. 3 months ago
Colonies of bees have suddenly started to swarm in Purbeck with the change in weather
Bee friendly as swarming season suddenly arrives in Purbeck Purbeck beekeepers are urging people not to panic if they encounter a swarm this spring - as the endangered insects need all the help they can get. 2 weeks ago
Ratty from The Wind In The Willows needs your help as a water vole warden Vole-unteers needed to monitor Ratty’s return to Purbeck Volunteer water vole wardens are being sought in Purbeck to confirm a theory that the endangered creature is staging a local recovery. 4 weeks ago
Purbeck's pair of ospreys sit on their nest built in woodland near Wareham Chance to view Purbeck’s secret osprey nest sells out in hours Tickets for a guided tour to see the secret osprey nest near Wareham have sold out completely within four hours of going online. 4 weeks ago
Chris Packham at RSPB Arne in 2016 BBC Springwatch TV programme to broadcast live from Purbeck The wildlife-rich habitats across Purbeck, including at Durlston, are to star in the latest BBC Springwatch series, presented by Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan from RSPB Arne. 4 weeks ago
Warning signs have been put up telling people to stay away from Sheps Hollow Warning as ‘significant’ Swanage landslip is still active A cliff fall in Swanage Bay caused by heavy spring rains could be a danger to beach users while still active, Swanage Coastguard has warned. 4 weeks ago
Barbecue charcoal arrives at Swanage Railway Swanage Railway saves disposable barbecue charcoal from landfill A supermarket that stopped selling single use barbecues has recycled its old stock and given six tonnes of charcoal briquettes to Swanage Railway. 1 month ago
Tiny cameras on the Swanage Bay seabed have been filming the secret lives of the black bream fish Secret lives of Swanage Bay black bream fish caught on camera Underwater cameras placed between Swanage and Kimmeridge have allowed a first glimpse into a secret world where male fish build nests and then protect thousands of eggs from enemies. 2 months ago
Swanage Railway Diesel Gala and beer Festival Swanage Railway brews up popular diesel and beer festival With a growing appreciation of heritage diesel locomotives from the 1960s and the perpetual appeal of beer, Swanage Railway is serving up its annual Diesel Gala and Dorset Beer Festival ... 1 month ago
Barbecue charcoal arrives at Swanage Railway Swanage Railway saves disposable barbecue charcoal from landfill A supermarket that stopped selling single use barbecues has recycled its old stock and given six tonnes of charcoal briquettes to Swanage Railway. 1 month ago
Swanage Railway arson attack on carriage Attempted arson attack on train carriage at Swanage Railway Causing upset to workers and volunteers at Swanage Railway, vandals have smashed windows and attempted to set light to a train carriage. 2 months ago
Peter Frost and Trevor Parsons on First day of Swanage Railway trial service to Wareham 2023 Swanage Railway’s trial service to Wareham gets up and running The campaign to fully reinstate the rail service between Swanage and Wareham has taken a major leap forward. 2 months ago
Long weekend of steam at Swanage Railway for spring gala Five steam locomotives will be in action for Swanage Railway’s Spring Steam Gala including Britannia, which hauled King George VI's funeral train in 1952. 3 months ago
Swanage Fish Festival is coming back to Prince Albert Gardens with its panoramic views over Swanage Bay
Back with a splash – Swanage Fish Festival returns for 2023 Swanage Fish Festival is all set to make a fintastic return to the town after a three year absence - and hopes to be bigger and better than before. 5 days ago
Corfe Castle May fair 2023 Corfe Castle May Fair returns after three year absence Perfect weather and a stunning setting combined to make the first Corfe Castle May Fair since 2019 a spectacular success. 1 week ago
The King's militia men tried their best to protect Swanage from a pirate invasion Swanage Pirate Festival welcomes record crowds to town Batten down the hatches - Swanage has been overrun by pirates again for a good natured festival, which has attracted hundreds of landlubbers into town. 2 weeks ago
Swanage Big Help out Sun finally comes out for Swanage’s Big Help Out King Charles’s Coronation event The Big Help Out had to be postponed in Swanage due to wind and rain but eventually took place with the sun shining in all its ... 2 weeks ago
Classic cars parked outside Lulworth Castle for one of the most anticipated car shows of 2023 Thousands roll up to enjoy classic cars at Lulworth Castle charity show A record breaking 4,000 people rolled up to support the Dorset Blind Association motor show at Lulworth Castle in perfect spring weather. 3 weeks ago
The Waverley berths alongside Swanage pier in September 2022 Paddle steamer returns to Swanage after appeal keeps her afloat The paddle steamer Waverley will return to Swanage on eight days in September after a public appeal raised £180,000 to keep her sailing. 3 weeks ago
Coronation celebration at Corfe Castle In pictures: Coronation events across Purbeck Lots of people across Purbeck got out their picnic rugs and dressed up in red, white and blue to mark the Coronation of King Charles III. 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.
SW!M performance in The Mowlem
Swanage’s swimmers take second dip into theatre performance After the sell out show of SW!M in 2022 - a combination of storytelling on the stage followed by dancing and swimming in Swanage Bay - the all-female group is ... 2 hours ago
Theatre posters from the 1930s and neon signs from the 1960s have been unearthed at The Mowlem recently Newly discovered 1930s posters to jazz up Swanage’s Mowlem A treasure trove of theatre memorabilia has been found at The Mowlem and is about to play a part in brightening up the Swanage seafront showbar. 3 days ago
Art work at Purbeck Art Weeks at Rollington Barn Top artistic talent goes on display across Purbeck A fortnight of open studios, exhibitions, concerts and workshops has kicked off as part of Purbeck Art Weeks Festival 2023. 1 week ago
The artwork of a huge triceratops crafted by artist David Popa on the Jurassic Coast near Worth Matravers Roarsome dino art near Worth Matravers washed away by storms An amazing piece of art at a quarry near Worth Matravers, created for a David Attenborough TV show on dinosaurs, has been lost to the weather. 2 weeks ago
Sally's Spooky Holiday will be the first show from Swanage based Honalee touring theatre company to play at The Mowlem Promoting theatre in Swanage is child’s play for touring company A touring theatre company specialising in children's shows has just relocated to Swanage - and wants to help promote The Mowlem. 3 weeks ago
Living Spit show One Man and His Cow ‘Rural romp’ to be performed in Studland Offering a combination of agricultural antics, farmyard frolics and pizza to draw in the crowds, a two man comedy show has been booked to perform in Studland in Dorset. 4 weeks ago
Star Wars film crew sets up at Acton Star Wars returns to Purbeck: The sequel! The Star Wars: Andor TV series have set up camp again near Swanage in Dorset, ahead of filming for the second season of the popular TV programme. 2 months ago
Volunteers for Food For Thought Purbeck and FareShare get to work at the town's second mobile larder Food for thought as Swanage opens second mobile larder A second community larder has been set up in Swanage to tackle the dual issues of a war on food waste and the cost of living crisis. 1 day ago
Margaret Guy from Patient participation group at Swanage medical practice Call to help improve health services in Swanage during time of change A group of patients registered with Swanage Medical Practice, is calling for more people to join them to help change local health services for the better. 4 days ago
Swanage Hospital MIU sign Swanage minor injuries unit to close on bank holiday due to strike As a result of industrial action in England by the Royal College of Nursing, Swanage Hospital’s minor injuries unit is to temporarily close. 1 month ago
Charlotte Clarke of Lulworth is on a 600km run to raise £60,000 for Help For Heroes Lulworth heart op hero Charlotte is raising £6,000 on the run Ultra runner Charlotte Clarke of Lulworth has set off on a 630 km run to raise money for Help for Heroes charity - despite heart surgery. 2 months ago
Merger of dementia charities Swanage and Wareham dementia charities expand across Purbeck Now offering support across Purbeck, two dementia friendly organisations have joined together to benefit the whole local area, 2 months ago
St Mark's School receives sport award
School in Swanage is first in Purbeck to get top sport award A primary school in Swanage is one of only a handful in Dorset and the first in Purbeck to be awarded the Platinum School Games Mark. 3 weeks ago
Coronation teaspoons presented to St Mark's primary school children Coronation teaspoons given to Swanage children as memento All children attending Swanage primary schools have received a silver plated teaspoon from Swanage Town Council to commemorate the coronation of King Charles III. 1 month 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. 6 months 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 ... 6 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. 6 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. 8 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. 12 months ago
A new business is to run snorkel sessions around Swanage Pier, tried out here by Heather Norman New snorkel school explores life under the sea in Swanage A new snorkelling school is opening in Swanage in time for World Ocean Day, to show children the exciting underwater world that exists in the bay. 2 days ago
Mark Dowdell and Dorset Safari’s customised Land Rover Defender 110 Surrey couple ditch corporate life for Dorset safari venture A new Swanage company is gearing up for a busy summer offering a very different tourist experience - taking visitors on safari! 6 days ago
Christmas lights for 2022 in Station Road Christmas angels sought to help light up the streets of Swanage Swanage Chamber of Trade has appealed for a benefactor to cover the cost of extra Christmas lights in town for 2023. 2 weeks ago
Harry Warren House in Studland has been put on the market for a cool £5 million Historic Studland home goes on the market for £5 million A National Trust property overlooking Studland Bay, which was used as a location for the BBC drama adaptation of Howards End, has been put up for sale for the first ... 4 weeks ago
Kathy Bangle at Swanage Information Centre introduces the new Purbeck Pass loyalty card New scheme to reward loyalty of shoppers in Swanage A loyalty card for Swanage called the Purbeck Pass is being launched to benefit shoppers and businesses through the year. 1 month ago
Daisy at swimming championships
Swanage swimming star’s medal wins at regional finals Having achieved remarkable success at Dorset county level, 11 year old Daisy from Swanage has gone on to scoop a silver and three bronze medals at the Swim England South ... 3 weeks ago
St Mark's School receives sport award School in Swanage is first in Purbeck to get top sport award A primary school in Swanage is one of only a handful in Dorset and the first in Purbeck to be awarded the Platinum School Games Mark. 3 weeks ago
A fully equipped boxing gym has finally been built after a five-year planning battle Boxing gym finally opens in Corfe Castle after five year fight The battle to build a boxing gym in Corfe Castle in Dorset to give youngsters a sense of discipline, respect and purpose, has finally been won. 1 month ago
The spectacle of the Tour of Britain cycle race won't be coming to Dorset in 2023 Purbeck leg of cancelled £3 million cycle race may return in 2024 It’s been confirmed that the Tour of Britain bike race won't be rescheduled in Dorset this year - but there’s ongoing talks to bring it back for 2024. 1 month ago
Dot Fraser Medal wins for 86 year old Swanage runner at world championships A Swanage woman in her 80s has just returned from the World Masters Athletics Indoor Championships in Poland after winning a gold and two silver medals. 1 month ago
Charlotte Clarke of Lulworth is on a 600km run to raise £60,000 for Help For Heroes Lulworth heart op hero Charlotte is raising £6,000 on the run Ultra runner Charlotte Clarke of Lulworth has set off on a 630 km run to raise money for Help for Heroes charity - despite heart surgery. 2 months ago
Swanage and Wareham rugby club Rugby club in Wareham gives community group new lease of life A Purbeck support group for people living with dementia and their carers has been given a new home - by a rugby club. 3 months ago

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