Business is blooming in Swanage town centre Bucking the national trend of empty shop units, Swanage in Dorset is seeing lots more new businesses opening up in the heart of the seaside town. 12 hours ago
Hand made decorations on sparkling branches at the Purbeck Christmas Tree Festival 2023 Inspiring Christmas trees at Swanage festival A dazzling display of decorated trees is delighting visitors to the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Swanage, for the annual Purbeck Christmas Tree Festival. 1 day ago
Sparkling lights show the way ahead at Carey's Secret Garden this December Enchanted evenings light up Purbeck secret garden Dark December nights have just become a little more magical at Carey’s Secret Garden near Wareham in Dorset, with hundreds of multi coloured festive lights sparkling throughout the grounds. 2 days ago
Seafront stabilisation consultation Swanage seafront survey result gives council splitting headache The results of the public consultation on controversial multi million pound plans to stabilise the eroding cliff along the seafront in Swanage in Dorset have been published. 3 days ago
Greengage Project Christmas fair preparations Plans for growth at Swanage community garden Going from strength to strength, the Greengage community project in Swanage, Dorset is opening its greenhouse doors for its Christmas fair. 4 days ago
Corfe christmas lights 2023 Corfe Castle celebrates a big birthday at Xmas Corfe Castle in Dorset again served up a dazzling show to mark its 70th year of community Christmas decorations in the village - WATCH VIDEO 5 days 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 days ago
Santa gave his seal of approval to Swanage Christmas Market - he especially enjoyed the cold weather! New look Swanage Christmas market attracts more visitors The much larger Swanage Christmas Street Market has been hailed as a great success after expanding along into Institute Road for the first time. 1 week ago
The Famous Five set sail for adventure - but in Cornwall, not Purbeck BBC snubs Purbeck by filming Enid Blyton stories in Cornwall A new series of Enid Blyton’s Famous Five stories is to be broadcast on the BBC - but has been filmed hundreds of miles away from the Purbeck countryside which ... 1 week ago
Swanage Christmas lights in the High Street Competition launch for Swanage’s best Xmas decorations Homes and businesses in Swanage are being urged by the local chamber of trade to enter into the festive spirit by decorating their houses, flats and windows for Christmas. 1 week ago
Gas works on the High Street No end yet in sight for Swanage gas leak roadworks Emergency work to repair multiple gas leaks along the main road in and out of Swanage in Dorset is continuing, as escaping gas is still being detected. 1 week ago
Swanage Christmas Market will mean road closures and diversions around the town centre on Saturday 2nd December 2023 Traffic diversion planned for super sized Swanage Christmas market Swanage Christmas Street Market is back bigger and better than ever for 2023 - but its expansion means motorists will have to take more care getting through to the south ... 2 weeks ago
Three Swanage RNLI volunteers receive long service medals Long service medals awarded to three Swanage RNLI volunteers Having clocked up a total of 70 years of volunteering between them, three members of Swanage RNLI have been recognised for their dedication. 2 weeks ago
Cars in Washpond lane Cars collide head on along narrow lane in Swanage Swanage Fire Station was called to assist when a Renault Clio ended up in the hedgerow following a collision with a Mercedes car, travelling in the opposite direction along a ... 2 weeks ago
Christmas lights switch on 2023 Christmas lights bring extra festive sparkle to Swanage The Polar Express actors joined in the excitement at the switching on of the Christmas lights in Swanage - WATCH VIDEO. 2 weeks ago
Smoke on the water restaurant Restaurant with perfect view of Swanage Bay to open in 2024 Four family friends from a Swanage catering company in Dorset are about to open their first restaurant overlooking the bay - and feel that the Covid pandemic is actually to ... 2 weeks ago
Santa and his sleigh in Station Road in Swanage Full steam ahead for Santa and Swanage Xmas lights switch on Characters from The Polar Express are to join Santa for the Swanage festive lights switch on before he heads off around the town and over to Langton Matravers and Corfe ... 2 weeks ago
A 300 metre road closure will mean a seven mile detour for drivers in Langton Matravers Langton road works to cause 7 mile detour for 2 months A major £150,000 scheme to replace a failing water pipe will close the main road through Langton Matravers in Dorset for two months. 2 weeks ago
Harry and Sandra Rednapp Celebs back appeal to raise funds for hospice care in Purbeck Well known personalities have recorded video messages to raise money for hospice support and bereavement services across Purbeck - WATCH VIDEOS. 3 weeks ago
Super Vets championship at Swanage 2023 Swanage Sea Rowers celebrate club success The annual awards ceremony for the Swanage Sea Rowing Club in Dorset has taken place, highlighting the achievements and challenges of 2023. 3 weeks ago
Swanage Co-op manager Simon Lightburn, far right, with the store's £24,000 cheque shared between three local groups Co-op shoppers help raise huge windfall for Swanage groups Three good causes in Swanage have benefited to the tune of more than £24,000 thanks to the Co-op supermarket’s annual local community fund event. 3 weeks ago
Expect to hear exquisite seasonal singing at two December concerts taking place in St Mary's Church, Swanage Yule feel festive as concerts fill St Mary’s Church with joy Two choirs are to bring the joys of the season to St Mary’s Church in Swanage, Dorset with concerts of festive music. 3 weeks ago
The dormouse is one of Britain's most elusive - and cutest - mammals, but is facing a population crisis in the 21st century Dormice disappear from Purbeck as new survey reveals shock results One of Britain’s most iconic mammals, the hazel dormouse, has all but disappeared from Purbeck in Dorset. 3 weeks ago
Polar express 2023 Polar Express magic arrives in Swanage for Christmas With twinkly lights, singing, dancing, hot chocolate, cookies and even some snow, The Polar Express railway experience will be running trips from Swanage station, up to the North Pole 3 weeks ago
Curtain up on a new project - Friends of The Mowlem - and it's free for young adults Swanage theatre seeks new blood with help from its friends Young adults are being invited to connect with The Mowlem as part of a new scheme to invigorate the Swanage arts centre - and it won’t cost them a penny. 3 weeks ago
Swanage houses Plan to restrict second homes in Purbeck faces further hurdle The Purbeck Local Plan is to face another consultation, delaying further the implementation of new rules on second homes in Purbeck. 4 weeks ago
Exterior of Swanage Town Hall on High Street Chance to influence future of Swanage Town Council There’s a big opportunity to change what Swanage Town Council does and how it does it, as all 12 seats on the council are up for election in May 2024. 4 weeks ago
Remembrance Sunday Parade 2023 Poppies on parade over three days of remembrance in Swanage With Armistice Day - the occasion that marks the end of World War One - falling on a Saturday, there was a long weekend of events in Swanage, Dorset to ... 4 weeks ago
Kevin Dimarco and Keith Parkinson with defib Heart attack victim says he owes ‘huge debt’ to Swanage man A regular visitor to Swanage who narrowly escaped death, has returned to Ulwell Holiday Park to thank local resident Kevin Dimarco who saved his life using a defib and CPR. 4 weeks ago
Bovington Tank Museum director Richard Smith leaves after 17 years in charge Armistice event for Tank Museum as director leaves after 17 years The Tank Museum at Bovington is hosting a special Armistice event to honour the part that tanks played in winning the First World War. 4 weeks ago
What would happen if you just let nature do its own thing? That's the question posed at a new exhibition at Durlston Country Park Durlston photo exhibition unwraps thorny question of rewilding A challenging exhibition on rewilding has just opened at Durlston Country Park - where the idea has already been practised for generations. 1 month ago
Storm Ciarán claimed two beach huts, eroded cliffs and washed away much of the beach at Studland Open meetings to share ideas about future of Studland Bay Purbeck residents are being invited to attend two open meetings to say why Studland Bay is so important to them – just two weeks after Storm Ciarán caused huge damage ... 1 month ago
Swanage Railway has launched a £450,000 appeal to save the heritage line for future generations Crisis at Swanage Railway as £450,000 survival fund is launched A second fundraising appeal in three years to save Swanage Railway has been launched due to rising operating costs and declining passenger numbers, alongside management changes and a costcutting exercise. 1 month 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. 1 month ago
Official opening of Flooding Swanage with art trail Street artists inspect damage to Swanage seafront art trail Despite the ravages inflicted by Storm Ciarán on the new flood barrier artwork along Swanage seafront in Dorset, the official launch of the art trail went ahead as planned. 1 month ago
Pop up poppy shop 2023 Swanage Poppython to raise vital funds for Royal British Legion With a thriving Royal British Legion branch in Swanage in Dorset, there’s a whole programme of events to raise money and awareness in the run up to Remembrance Sunday. 1 month ago
The new shop for Allsort’d has just opened in Station Road, Swanage Christmas gifts Allsort’d at new Swanage shop A brand new retail outlet in Swanage in Dorset is showcasing the artistic talents of Allsort’d, a group of local young adults with learning disabilities and associated difficulties. 1 month ago
Swanage Drama Company Variety performance rehersals 2023, with Ro Smith, James Chelton, John Attwood, Phil Eades, Jacqueline Chater, James, Becky Stares, Anthony, Natasha Norman and Lizzy Yates Lots of variety as Swanage star performers take to the stage One of the longest running Swanage showbiz traditions - the annual evening of entertainment for charity - is returning again to The Mowlem in Dorset. 1 month ago
Lower High Street after Storm Ciaran Storm Ciarán sweeps into Swanage brushing away its flood defences Concrete blocks along Swanage seafront to protect against flooding were strewn across the road by the force of Storm Ciarán, while Studland beaches had about five years of coastal erosion ... 1 month ago
Studland villagers were keen to try out new gym equipment installed at the playing field Fit for life as new outdoor gym opens in Studland An outdoor gym has opened in Studland to help locals stay fit and has already proved a huge success with villagers of all ages. 1 month ago
Christmas Carols at the bandstand in December 2022 What’s on in Swanage for Christmas 2023 There’s lots planned for this Christmas, perhaps more than ever in Swanage and across Purbeck as festivities return in full swing. 1 month ago
Post box Swanage based letter writing society celebrates global success A letter writing phenomenon which started life in Swanage in 2017, has now stamped its presence on all seven continents of the world. 1 month ago
A twisted cave made from Swanage clay and digital technology by concept artist Lewis Peake. Bridgerton artist shares his world vision in Swanage exhibition Swanage concept artist Lewis Peake, who's helped create TV worlds from Bridgerton's Regency London to the Game of Thrones universe, has brought his own world view to The Mowlem. 1 month ago
Welcome to The Corner from restauranteur Mez and chef Cuneyt New restaurant brings the flavours of the Med to Swanage The taste of the Mediterranean is coming to Swanage when a new restaurant opens in Station Road in November 2023. 1 month ago
Art on flood defence Street art floods Swanage to protect from winter storms Once grey and drab, the concrete flood defence barrier along Swanage’s seafront in Dorset, has been brightened up, making it easier to spot for those with a visual impairment. 1 month ago
Swanage Coop Swanage Co-op closed after overnight burglary Thieves have targeted Swanage’s Co-op, stealing cash from the supermarket and causing damage to the till area. 1 month ago
Road works on High Street Swanage traffic delays due to ‘complex’ repair of gas main Drivers will continue to find it difficult to get in and out of Swanage via the High Street while emergency work takes place to fix a gas main. 1 month ago
The band the Soothsayers Corfe Castle music event made possible by new marquee A music performance at Sandy Hill Arts in Corfe Castle has been able to go ahead this autumn, thanks to the Arts Council England providing the funding for a marquee, ... 2 months ago
Soaring costs of dental materials and electricity are helping to push dentists away from NHS contracts Access to NHS dentistry in decay across Dorset Latest figures reveal there’s been a further decline in the number of adults in Dorset who got to see an NHS dentist and it’s having, “long term health and wellbeing ... 2 months ago
Candles on the Beach returned to Swanage beach with another moving event on Saturday 21st October Candles light up Swanage beach for warm hearted charity event Poignant memories of loved ones, gone but not forgotten, were reignited on Swanage Beach when one of the town's most moving events returned for 2023. 2 months ago
Emergency Services at Swanage Community Awards 2022 ( Nominate a Swanage community hero for 2023 The annual Swanage Town Council community awards have been launched for 2023 which recognise local people and organisations for their contribution towards the town. 2 months ago
James Warren of The Salt Pig is joining Simon and Liz Goldsack at Holme for Gardens New Holme for The Salt Pig in Purbeck Two Purbeck businesses with a passion for sustainability are joining forces to boost the farm shop at a garden centre, well known for its pioneering approach to business. 2 months ago
Swanage band Galaxy Thief are getting ready for their biggest indoor show to date Swanage band Galaxy Thief gets big break with star performer Finishing a whirlwind year with the biggest indoor show of their career so far, Swanage band Galaxy Thief has been picked to support a popular singer songwriter at Poole’s Lighthouse. 2 months ago
Lucy the dog Missing Swanage dog Lucy returns home after giving coastguard the slip Two coastguard teams and the Swanage Lifeboat crew had nearly given up hope of finding Lucy the dog, stuck 150 feet up the cliff above North Beach in Swanage, when ... 2 months ago
Lower High Street during Storm Babet Storm Babet: Race against tide to install Swanage flood barrier Swanage in Dorset was hit by Storm Babet as the Environment Agency battled the wind and the rain to put the winter flood protection blocks in place - WATCH VIDEO 2 months ago
Sandpit Field and weather station field Only days left to shape Swanage’s seafront for next 100 years Controversial multi million pound plans to stabilise the eroding cliff along the seafront in Swanage in Dorset are nearing the end of a public consultation process. 2 months ago
Nigel Reeve at Biz awards launch Purbeck Business Awards: Entries open for 2024 Following the success of the first Purbeck Business Awards in 2023, entries are now open for 2024 and there’s some new categories. 2 months ago
Art workshop members Tricia and Jenny practise painting on silk as their latest project Swanage workshop with art and soul turns 10 years old An arts group which was set up to offer friendship and care alongside traditional crafts has found such a rich seam of support that it's now celebrating its 10th anniversary. 2 months ago
Dorset Police's new mounted rural volunteer force was launched at Kingston Maurward College Neighbourhorse Watch scheme trotted out for Purbeck A mounted version of the Neighbourhood Watch scheme has been launched by Dorset Police, giving horse riders an official role in helping to make Purbeck villages safer. 2 months ago
Opening of the Green Goat in Corfe Castle 2023 ( New kid in Corfe as local business expands A new delicatessen - The Green Goat - has opened across the road from The Pink Goat restaurant and cafe in Corfe Castle in Dorset, boosting the number of shops ... 2 months ago
Huge crowds gathered for the pumpkin festival at the Square and Compass, Worth Matravers Gourd heavens – Purbeck pumpkin festival proves massive success A pumpkin festival tradition of 30 years has been rebooted at one of the most popular pubs in the West - and attracted a huge crowd. 2 months ago
Purbeck Coast radio station Threat of closure for Swanage based community radio station Swanage Pier Trust which runs Purbeck Coast 101.2 FM, says the community radio station is struggling to continue due to a lack of funding. 2 months ago
Kevin Dimarco at Ulwell Holiday Park Swanage man saves a life using a defib A local man is being recommended for an award after saving the life of a person who had a heart attack while staying at Ulwell Holiday Park in Swanage. 2 months ago
Swanage carnival committee and team 2023 Swanage Carnival’s charity gifts go down a storm Swanage Carnival committee brought sunshine to 20 local charities by handing out more than £27,000 from summer's somewhat rain soaked success. 2 months ago
Milo the dog Milo the dog falls 70 feet down Swanage cliff face A coastguard descended down the side of the cliff on ropes to rescue a black labrador called Milo that had tumbled over the edge on Swanage Downs in Dorset. 2 months ago
Back to the future - Victorian and Edwardian costume was the order of the day at Swanage Railway for the first trip of the T3 563 in 75 years Swanage Railway’s newly restored Victorian T3 loco officially launched An occasion that turned the clocks back to the heyday of Victorian steam travel, was held at Swanage Railway to celebrate the T3 locomotive class 563 hauling its first passenger ... 2 months ago
A Dorset police rib and helicopter were sent to sightings of a deflated boat in Swanage Bay Significant cocaine haul recovered in Swanage Bay A large quantity of cocaine was recovered by police and brought ashore in Swanage on Friday 6th October 2023 - one of three similar finds off Purbeck shores in a ... 2 months ago
Tony Hancock's 1963 film The Punch and Judy Man is being shown as a tribute to the comedian at the Purbeck Film Festival Film Festival honours Swanage schoolboy who made millions smile One of Swanage’s most famous school pupils is being celebrated at the 2023 Purbeck Film Festival - and it's bound to bring a smile to many. 2 months ago
Swanage Hospital MIU sign Reduced hours at Swanage’s minor injuries unit to continue Dorset Healthcare Trust which runs Swanage Hospital has announced that the temporary reduced opening hours of the minor injuries unit over the summer, will now remain until the end of ... 2 months ago
North Beach, Swanage, is at growing risk from coastal erosion and rising sea levels Swanage gets share of £3 million to tackle coastal erosion A share of a £3 million grant from the government to Dorset Council is to go towards reducing the risk of coastal erosion in the North Beach area of Swanage. 2 months ago
Poole Hospital sign Health trust scraps another clinic for Purbeck residents Following the closure of the chemotherapy clinic at Wareham Hospital, University Hospitals Dorset has now scrapped the rheumatology follow up clinic at Swanage Hospital with no warning. 2 months ago
Filming Swanage Lifeboat Swanage and Poole RNLI on BBC TV saving life of young sailor The popular BBC TV Saving Lives at Sea programme is back for an eighth series and includes rescues by Swanage Lifeboat crew and Poole RNLI. 2 months ago
Swanage super vets championship 2023 Super supervets Saturday for Swanage Sea Rowing Club It was billed as a big deal for Swanage in Dorset and the day did not disappoint as hundreds arrived to compete in the first national supervets gig rowing championships. 2 months ago
Man that police wish to speak to Police investigate alleged assault on woman cyclist in Wareham An image of a man that police wish to speak to has been issued following a report of a woman on her bike being hit round the head 2 months ago
Corfe Castle sewage works tour Corfe Castle sewage works comes clean Residents from Corfe Castle in Dorset were treated to a tour of their local sewage works and were able to quiz Wessex Water officials about why sewage still gets into ... 2 months ago
A new monument has been put up in Langton Matravers to mark a map reading world first New monument marks site of world first for Langton Matravers A historic event has been marked in Langton Matravers with a Purbeck stone plaque - the first time ever that Earth’s three norths have converged in the UK. 2 months ago
Iain Farrell, who died on a coasteering session at Hedbury Quarry Purbeck coasteering death was misadventure, inquest jury decides A father of two who drowned while coasteering with Swanage outdoor adventure company Land & Wave died as a result of misadventure. 2 months ago
sand lizard art installation at Corfe Castle Giant sand lizard migrates to Corfe Castle First it popped up at East Creech in Purbeck and now the 20 metre long Sand Lizard has been caught on film spending the last couple of weeks in the ... 2 months ago
Sea rowing competition at Swanage Major gig rowing championship to take place in Swanage Swanage is to host the first national supervets gig rowing championships which will see 66 crews, 33 gig boats and 400 competitors descend on the town. 2 months ago
High Speed Train arrives in Swanage High Speed Train arrives in Swanage As unlikely as it sounds, a High Speed Train formerly known as the Inter-city 125 due to its top speed of 125 mph, visited Swanage station - WATCH VIDEO 2 months ago
Work starting to make McColls into Morrisons Supermarket to open new convenience store in Swanage Convenience store McColl's is closing in Swanage - but the shop is to reopen as a mini Morrisons supermarket with a promise to deliver value. 3 months ago
Ice cream kiosk on beach at Swanage seafront Swanage ice cream kiosk business up for grabs The chance to sell ice cream and snacks along Swanage seafront in Dorset is being offered to businesses, along with other opportunities on Swanage Town Council owned land including the ... 3 months ago
Small tours at Careys Secret Garden have been taken to see Purbeck's famous ospreys at close quarters Empty nesters hope for return of Purbeck ospreys in 2024 Staff at a Purbeck nature reserve have waved off their most famous family on a trip fraught with danger to Africa. 3 months ago
Time Team celebrated its 30th anniversary at Corfe Castle while digging for Iron Age and Roman remains Time Team digs for answers about Iron Age Purbeck One of Britain’s best loved TV series has taken up a three-day archaeology challenge near Corfe Castle in Dorset. 3 months ago
Swanage rotary fete Swanage fete profits help disaster relief effort in Morocco and Libya A donation of £3,000 has been sent from Swanage and Purbeck Rotary to help those who have lost their homes in the recent disasters. 3 months ago
California meadows Purbeck ploughs on with making homes greener Homeowners in Purbeck who’ve reduced their energy bills and carbon footprint are opening their doors to inspire others to do the same. 3 months ago
Sandpit field Multi million pound scheme proposed for Swanage seafront Two options to stabilise the eroding cliff under Sandpit Field - Swanage’s major event space - have been drawn up by architects, and both will cost Swanage Town Council millions ... 3 months ago
Swanage lifeboat rescue of boat Yacht drifting in shipping lane rescued by Swanage RNLI Swanage lifeboat crew successfully recovered a yacht with engine failure in the English Channel, in what turned out to be a six hour rescue. 3 months ago
Corfe Castle Museum is open daily and is free to enter - but please leave a donation on the way out! Corfe Castle’s tiny museum gets massive makeover Dorset’s smallest museum, telling the story of Corfe Castle village, has a big future ahead of it following an 18-month revamp. 3 months ago
Agglestone Mire, Studland, was one of the biggest peat bogs in Purbeck and will soon be restored to its former glory For peat’s sake – Purbeck bogs to be rewet and restored A £1 million project to reinstate Dorset’s historic peatlands will start in autumn 2023 with half of the work taking place in Purbeck. 3 months ago
Sold to Swanage's crowdfunding community and saved for the town, a turnstile from the pier Campaign to save Swanage Pier turnstile hits target in days A crowdfunding campaign launched to save an historic cast iron turnstile from Swanage Pier in Dorset has reached its target inside three days. 3 months ago
Steam cleaning the Globe George Burt’s Great Globe gets a steam clean at Durlston As the crowning glory to the restoration of the Pleasure Grounds at Durlston Country Park in Dorset, the iconic stone Great Globe has been given a clean - WATCH VIDEO 3 months ago
Hundreds of candles on Swanage beach in memory to loved ones Candles on the Beach returns to Swanage to remember loved ones The magical sight of Swanage Beach lit up with candles to reflect, celebrate and remember loved ones is to return, organised by Lewis-Manning Hospice Care. 3 months ago
The Studland fort where the liberation of Europe was planned in 1943 is opening for Heritage Days Spotlight on Studland’s Fort Henry over heritage week An important piece of World War Two history in Studland in Dorset, is to be shown off to the public as part of English Heritage’s week of open days. 3 months ago
Swanage seafront Teenagers attempt theft of cash from Swanage fundraiser Police were called during a fundraising event in Swanage, when four teenagers attempted to snatch a charity box containing the money raised during the evening. 3 months ago
Folk festival parade on Shore Road seafront Thousands enjoy Swanage Folk Festival despite sweltering heat Huge crowds thronged the seafront at Swanage in Dorset to watch the UK’s largest collection of Morris and folk dance sides on the hottest day of 2023 so far. 3 months ago
The Swanage School celebrates 10 years Celebrating 10 years since return of secondary schooling in Swanage The extraordinary vision of a group of determined parents, residents and local councillors which created The Swanage School marks its 10th anniversary. 3 months ago
Edible crabs may have to learn how to share the Kimmeridge seashore with furrowed crabs as numbers of the new arrivals rise Invader crabs muscle their way onto Purbeck beaches A new species of crab to the Purbeck Coast is beginning to make itself at home among the rockpools - and may edge out the sitting tenants. 3 months ago
Andrea and her daughter Emily, who needs life changing treatment at a clinic in the USA £70,000 fundraiser to free brave Swanage teen from extreme pain When sporty Swanage teenager Emily McDonald went into hospital to have her appendix out, it led to a living nightmare. 3 months ago
Tomasz and son Man who tried to paddle board to Old Harry with son, tells of ordeal A 45 year old man from Bristol has spoken for the first time of his near death experience after spending nearly seven hours clinging to his paddle board in Studland ... 3 months ago
Access to the top of Studland's Middle Beach is restricted while the area changes Demolition team to help Studland’s Middle Beach return to nature Diggers are all set to move in and break up the concrete base of the old Middle Beach cafe at Studland in Dorset, as the next step in returning the ... 3 months ago
Swanage Fire station training Have a go at being a firefighter in Swanage Swanage Fire Station is offering those keen on becoming a paid on-call firefighter, the chance to find out what it’s really like. 3 months ago
Waverly and RNLI Poole RNLI treat injured woman on paddle steamer returning to Swanage A RNLI volunteer undertook a tricky manoeuvre to get back to his lifeboat in Poole Bay in Dorset after treating an injured passenger on the historic paddle steamer the Waverley. 3 months ago
Contemporary dance group Landance will perform free open air shows in Swanage Open air dance event to celebrate natural beauty of Swanage A contemporary dance company is to present two free open air performances in Swanage in Dorset to shed light on its natural beauty - and audiences will be at the ... 3 months ago
Toploader at Music by the Sea festival Toploader: Dancing in the Swanage sunset at music festival As the sun started to set over Swanage in Dorset, well known band Toploader took to the stage and got everyone dancing at the Music by the Sea festival in ... 3 months ago
Trev in his boat Celebration of life for Purbeck stonemason Trev Haysom Well known Langton Matravers resident and world authority on Purbeck stone, Treleven Haysom has died at the age of 81 and there’s to be an event to celebrate his life. 3 months ago
T3 No. 563 locomotive New Swanage home for 130 year old loco saved from scrap yard A truly remarkable survivor and star of The Railway Children theatre production, the stunning Victorian steam locomotive built in 1893, has finally arrived at its new home on the Swanage ... 3 months ago
Antiques roadshow in Swanage Swanage gets star billing in new series of BBC Antiques Roadshow The new TV series of Antiques Roadshow returns to BBC1 this autumn with the opening episode coming from Swanage in Dorset. 3 months ago
Little Birds staff team with banner Pre-school in Swanage graded by Ofsted as Outstanding The team at a pre-school in Swanage are ‘over the moon’ having been told by Ofsted that they’ve been awarded the highest possible grading in all areas following a recent ... 3 months ago
David Hollister at Harmans cross fete 2023 Harmans Cross fete bids farewell to lifelong supporter After a lifetime devoted to the promotion of Harman’s Cross near Swanage, well known Purbeck Gazette columnist and Purbeck Coast presenter David Hollister is upping sticks and moving to Buckinghamshire. 3 months ago
Police road closed sign Woman and child seriously injured in car collision near Wareham The air ambulance flew a child with serious injuries to hospital in Southampton following a collision between two vehicles on the Sandford Road near Wareham. 3 months ago
Actress Joanna Scanlan has backed RNLI safety advice that saved her life TV star backs RNLI campaign after terrifying ordeal at Durdle Door BAFTA winning actress Joanna Scanlan has spoken publicly for the first time about how she nearly drowned while swimming at Durdle Door in Dorset. 4 months ago
Police desk reopens in Swanage Publicity push for Swanage’s newly reopened police front desk New technology has made it economically possible to reopen the police front desk in Swanage in Dorset. 4 months ago
Totem pole erected at Blue Pool Eye-catching totem pole erected by Wareham men’s group Dorset beauty spot Blue Pool near Wareham has taken delivery of a colourful new attraction created by a men’s group that promotes social inclusivity and wellbeing. 4 months ago
The green flag itself will fly over over Beach Gardens from a new flagpole Flagging up excellence at Swanage’s pitch perfect park Beach Gardens in Swanage in Dorset has proudly taken its place in a prestigious list of Britain’s best green spaces. 4 months ago
Karen Jackson's photo 'Rainbow' is one of seven local shots featured in a national magazine National magazine focuses in on Swanage photographers A friendly photographic club with an emphasis on making the most of the stunning Swanage and Purbeck scenery has been featured in a national magazine. 4 months ago
Studland playing field is about to have a new exercise park built, especially for the oldies Studland invests in outdoor gym for older people A new outdoor exercise park is about to be installed at Studland in Dorset aimed at helping adults and particularly the older generation to stay fit and healthy. 4 months ago
Swanage all weather lifeboat launches to help search for a missing person No rest after busy Lifeboat Week for Swanage crews After a busy lifeboat week, Swanage RNLI volunteers were hoping for an early night - until they were called on to help search for a missing person. 4 months ago
An outdoor screening of Jurassic Park took place on the prehistoric cliffs at Durlston Country Park Dino-mite movie night on Jurassic rocks at Swanage Purbeck Film Festival showed it is in no danger of becoming extinct with a special 30th anniversary showing of Jurassic Park on the Swanage cliffs where dinosaurs once roamed. 4 months ago
A family had a lucky escape from a blazing home in Steer Road, Swanage Swanage family have lucky escape from night time blaze A Swanage family had a lucky escape from their blazing home thanks to working smoke alarms which woke them up in the early hours. 4 months ago
They're off! Eight intrepid captains paddle their self built boats across Swanage Bay A boatiful end to a wonderful week for Swanage RNLI There was a splashing finale to Swanage RNLI’s Lifeboat Week when the annual build a boat competition and race drew a crowd of thousands to town. 4 months ago
Weston farm campsite National Trust sets up camp in Worth Matravers Within a short walking distance of the legendary Square and Compass pub in Worth Matravers in Dorset, the National Trust has opened a family friendly campsite for the summer. 4 months ago
Punch and Judy are a traditional part of a Swanage seaside holiday A sunny Swanage Bank Holiday? That’s the way to do it! Weather forecasts for a mini heatwave to end August 2023 have come as especially welcome news for one Swanage beach business. 4 months ago
FiFi's Fancy Dress shop in Institute Road - still turning heads after 47 years! Fancy that! FiFi’s repeats a Swanage window win from 1976 A nostalgic moment of inspiration has helped long established Swanage fancy dress shop FiFi’s to repeat a winning moment from nearly 50 years ago. 4 months ago
Swanage seafront from Gee Whites to Pierhead will be closed to road traffic during Lifeboat Week Road closure to trial a new traffic free section of Swanage seafront Another section of Swanage’s seafront will be closed to traffic during Lifeboat Week to see how pedestrianisation plans might work. 4 months ago
Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance landed at King George's Playing Field in response to the emergency Tourist dies after medical emergency on Swanage beach A major emergency incident was sparked when a tourist died following a medical emergency in Swanage on Tuesday 15th August 2023. 4 months ago
Purbeck Cider Farm opened its gates for a new summer festival - Cider Sundae New summer festival ends appley for Purbeck Cider Despite a worrying weather forecast, the success of a new summer festival was one more reason to celebrate a successful year at Purbeck Cider. 4 months ago
Giant sand lizard at East Creech Giant sand lizard spotted on Purbeck hillside A huge sand lizard has been unveiled at East Creech near Corfe Castle in Dorset with the aim of highlighting how big a problem the decline of this tiny endangered ... 4 months ago
Music by the sea concert Search for Swanage’s top talent to share stage with star band A competition for talented singers and songwriters will see the winner appear on the same Swanage stage as World Cup band Toploader this summer. 4 months ago
Community first responders at Swanage rotary fete Life saving kit for Swanage donated by Rotary at fete Swanage and Purbeck Rotary has given £3,000 worth of medical equipment to the local community first responder team to help save lives in Swanage. 4 months ago
Filming Swanage Lifeboat Film crew returns to Swanage RNLI ahead of lifeboat week Swanage Lifeboat Station is to feature again on the popular BBC TV series Saving Lives at Sea but there’s an opportunity to visit the boathouse in person during lifeboat week. 4 months ago
Rising BBC TV wildlife star Nadeem Perera will be star speaker at the Planet Purbeck 2023 festival TV wildlife star to headline Planet Purbeck festival Rising TV star Nadeem Perera will be the big draw at the 2023 Planet Purbeck Festival in Swanage when he fronts a celebration of local wildlife at The Mowlem. 4 months ago
Swanage police front desk office Dorset Police reopen front office in Swanage The police front desk inside Swanage Town Hall has been reopened as part of a pilot project aimed at improving face to face communication with the local community. 4 months ago
Showjumping for dogs was a feature of the Margaret Green Country Dog Show at Church Knowle. Country dog show at Church Knowle is howling success Every dog had its day at the Margaret Green Country Show, at Church Knowle near Swanage, where unexpectedly good weather made it an event to remember. 4 months ago
Swanage Carnival 2023 Swanage Carnival 2023 in pictures and video High winds and rain couldn’t dampen the spirit of Swanage Carnival 2023 and there were plenty of times over the eight days of entertainment when the sun shone on the ... 4 months ago
Chococo has led the way for Purbeck in the Great Taste Awards for 2023 Sweet taste of success for Purbeck food and drink producers Top awards for great taste, dubbed the Oscars of the British food industry have been dished out to Purbeck companies. 4 months ago
House fire on Ballard estate Fire destroys roof of burning bungalow in Swanage A blaze took hold in the loft of a property on the Ballard Estate in Swanage causing severe damage - WATCH VIDEO 4 months ago
Dorset Marine Police will patrol Swanage Bay and Studland this summer to reduce anti social behaviour on the water Marine police to tackle those waiving the rules in Swanage Bay More Dorset Police sea patrols are to take to the water around Swanage Bay this summer in an attempt to stop anti social behaviour on the waves. 4 months ago
Glasses on beach Swanage Carnival photo competition winners revealed While some Swanage Carnival events were blown off course by the weather, the announcement of the winners of the carnival’s photomarathon went ahead undeterred by the high winds. 4 months ago
The storm as predicted by the Met Office for early afternoon over Swanage Swanage bandstand centenary concert cancelled as storm sweeps in History has repeated itself almost 100 years to the day that Swanage Bandstand was first opened, as the worst summer storm in years has now forced its centenary celebrations to ... 4 months ago
Swanage Painting Club is back with its regular summer exhibition at the Catholic Church hall in Rempstone Road Visitors drawn to Swanage Painting Club’s latest exhibition The joy of art keeps bringing visitors back to Swanage Painting Club’s annual exhibition, almost 50 years after it first started. 4 months ago
Swanage Carnival procession 2023 Rain clears in time for Swanage Carnival procession Despite fears that wet and windy weather would put a damper on the Swanage Carnival procession, the earlier showers dried up to allow the parade to go ahead as planned ... 4 months ago
Plesiosaur and Oly Rush Plastic plesiosaur joins in Swanage Carnival fun in the sun From a packed beach on the first day of Swanage Carnival, people were able to enjoy the unusual sight of a plesiosaur swimming across the bay. 4 months ago
Swanage carnival team get last minute pep talk Swanage Carnival: All ready to go for 2023! The marquee is up and the decorations done - everything is set for the start of Swanage Carnival week 2023. 4 months ago
Institute Road Man banned from Swanage in connection with shoplifting Purbeck Police have questioned a man from Bournemouth following a number of shoplifting incidents that were reported to the police by Swanage shopkeepers. 5 months ago
The stage at The Mowlem Swanage theatre gets cash boost for new stage lighting system The Mowlem in Swanage in Dorset has won a share of a £64,000 funding pot to pay for improving its stage lighting system. 5 months ago
Swanage seafront and Shore Road Swanage seafront survey puts Shore Road traffic as top concern Views on the Swanage Seafront Masterplan - an aspirational document to guide future planning decisions - while generally positive, has revealed that the biggest concern is traffic along the seafront. 5 months ago
Oly with plastic plesiosaur Percy the Plesiosaur swims to Swanage to highlight plastic trash During Swanage Carnival week anything goes and this year is no different with a visit expected from a plastic plesiosaur swimming across the bay chasing extreme swimmer Oly Rush - ... 5 months ago
Studland road crash Car crashes into tree near Corfe Castle For the second time that day, emergency services were called to a car crash near Corfe Castle in Dorset that blocked the road. 5 months ago
Fire engines at Harmans Cross Person airlifted to hospital after Harman’s Cross road crash Two people were seriously injured and both had to be cut out of their separate vehicles after they collided on the A351 Valley Road near Swanage in Dorset. 5 months ago
Squid Squad swimming challenge Swanage sea swimmers complete incredible challenges With the weather conditions meant to be at their best for tackling long distance swims, two teams of local swimmers exhibited extraordinary endurance successfully tackling separate gruelling swimming challenges. 5 months ago
Coombe Heath at Arne is both attractive and vulnerable to tourists BBC Springwatch boosts visitor numbers at RSPB Arne RSPB Arne has seen a 20 percent increase in the number of visitors since the BBC broadcast the wildlife show Springwatch from the nature reserve near Wareham in Dorset. 5 months ago
Woody the dog rescued from Ballard Down fall Lucky escape for cliff fall dog on Ballard Down Stuck on a small ledge after going over the cliff at Ballard Down near Swanage in Dorset, coastguard teams dashed to the rescue of Woody the dog. 5 months ago
Swanage Carnival 2022 What’s on in Swanage for summer 2023 With schools out for summer, there’s a full programme of events in Swanage and across Purbeck, with lots more happening as organisations recover from the disruption caused by the pandemic. 5 months ago
Swanage RNLI all weather lifeboat Swanage RNLI nighttime rescue of boat drifting in shipping lane From within sight of the French coastline, Swanage Lifeboat crew had to tow a motorboat back to safety after it suffered catastrophic water pump failure rendering its engine unusable. 5 months ago
Exterior of Wareham Hospital Chemo clinic for Purbeck cancer patients to close Cancer patients living in Purbeck now face a longer journey to hospitals in Poole or Dorchester to receive treatment after the decision to close the chemotherapy clinic at Wareham Hospital. 5 months ago
Ice cream kiosk Ice cream kiosks in Swanage closed down owing council thousands The contract to operate two ice cream kiosks on Swanage’s Main Beach has been terminated after the tenants broke the terms of the agreement with Swanage Town Council. 5 months ago
Fire engines at Swanage Fire Station Swanage firefighters hold charity car wash at fire station More used to putting out fires, the crew at Swanage Fire Station are to turn their skills to hosing down cars in order to raise funds for The Fire Fighters ... 5 months ago
The Crow's nest inn pub Man questioned by police over Swanage dog bite incident Dorset Police say a man in his 60s from Cumbria is assisting officers with their enquiries in connection with an incident where a boy was reportedly bitten by a dog. 5 months ago
Tour of Swanage Downs as part of Planet Purbeck Festival Making Purbeck wilder – opinion of local people wanted Community group Planet Purbeck will be getting out and about this summer in an effort to find out what everyone thinks - not just the green enthusiasts - about making ... 5 months ago
Coastal Crust Pizza Pizza start-up to take over Swanage restaurant A business idea developed during lockdown by a Swanage couple to sell takeaway pizza has been so successful, they are now all set to open a cafe and pizzeria. 5 months ago
Drugs confiscated by Purbeck Police Drugs and offensive weapon seized by police in Swanage Two people in Swanage in Dorset are under investigation by Purbeck Police following the discovery of illegal drugs at a property in the town. 5 months ago
Wilkswood reggae festival Relive your youth at Langton’s ‘old skool’ rave with Judge Jules A dance festival of Nineties and Noughties club music is being held for the first time at Wilkswood Farm in Langton Matravers near Dorset. 5 months ago
Dr Steve Etches shows off the stomach stone fossil from Kimmeridge Kimmeridge stomach stone fossil sets world record A mysterious fossil found on Kimmeridge beach in Dorset has turned out to be a record breaking 150 million year old medical complaint. 5 months ago
Studland Heath fire Fire breaks out on Studland peninsula near beach A large area of vegetation among the Studland sand dunes in Dorset has been devastated by a fire that swept through the habitat of many rare species including the endangered ... 5 months ago
A new BBC documentary will explore the death of Swanage teenager Gaia Pope-Sutherland Gaia Pope: Death of Swanage teenager to be explored by BBC documentary A major three-part documentary into the tragic death of Swanage teenager Gaia Pope is to be screened on the BBC. 5 months ago
Heralding Swanage Jazz Festival, a New Orleans style parade along the prom All that jazz makes welcome return to Swanage’s Sandpit Field The sounds of jazz swung back into Swanage as the annual summer festival of mellow melodies made a triumphant return to Sandpit Field after a five year absence. 5 months ago
On the Polar Express in Devon Santa returns to Swanage Railway for glitzy Hollywood Christmas Back by popular demand, Santa is coming to Swanage Railway for Christmas and for the first time he’ll be bringing the train The Polar Express with him. 5 months ago
Swanage WH president and Dorset archery champion Karen Corney (centre) shows off her trophies Fund raising summer fair is a first for Swanage WI A fund raising event on the seafront will be the first large fund raiser for Swanage WI - which had the bad timing to set up just weeks before a ... 5 months ago
Jurassic Swim Challenge organiser Rich Lloyd hopes to make his idea an annual Swanage festival Swanage Bay challenge may become annual festival A new community festival is set to be added to Swanage’s events calendar if the inaugural Jurassic Swim Challenge is a success. 5 months ago
The Regency Dental Practice in Swanage has recently gone private, though it does still have spaces for new clients Nearest NHS dentist for new Swanage patients is now Portsmouth Swanage and Purbeck is close to becoming a dental desert as access to a NHS dentist continues to get harder and the travelling distance gets longer. 5 months ago
Swanage sewage works Water company to reduce storm sewage flowing into Swanage Bay Work costing millions is being planned by Wessex Water to dramatically reduce the number of times that sewage is discharged into Swanage Bay after prolonged spells of heavy rain. 5 months ago
Clothes swap organised by Sustainable Swanage Swap your clothes at The Mowlem in Swanage Not a saucy comedy at Swanage’s theatre but a practical way to update your wardrobe for free, the clothes swap event is being organised by the local environment group Sustainable ... 5 months ago
Poole RNLi join search for paddle boarders Missing paddle boarders at Old Harry spark huge rescue mission A father and his 16 year old son are lucky to have survived after being swept miles out to sea on their paddle boards from Studland Bay in Dorset. 5 months ago
Swimmers Mark, Cathy, Anthony Swanage woman faces water fear to swim Channel with the ‘buoys’ Four Dorset swimmers - two from Swanage - are gearing up to swim the English Channel in a gruelling relay to raise money for good causes. 5 months ago
A Saexia bowman practises at Durlston country park, keeping an eye on the sea for Viking invaders Swanage Saxons launch £100,000 plans for replica longboat The sight of a Saxon warship raising sail in Swanage Bay could become reality if the dream of Dark Ages expert Joe Roberts gets to see the light of day. 5 months ago
Inspector Ken Wharfe was personal protection officer to 'Purple Five Two' - the code name for Princess Diana Tales of Princess Di’s Purbeck visit to raise funds for dance school Princess Diana’s former bodyguard is to present an evening of his favourite memories at The Mowlem in Swanage, Dorset to raise money in memory of his aunt, local dance teacher ... 5 months ago
Swanage carnival programme goes on sale Hot off the press Swanage Carnival programme hits the streets Always eagerly anticipated, the Swanage Carnival programme with all the details of the events for 2023 has just gone on sale and it’s had a complete redesign. 5 months ago
Swanage fire station training with Phil Burridge Swanage Fire Station officer steps down after 40 years service Following an extraordinary 40 years of continuous service at Swanage Fire Station, its station officer is retiring after becoming one of the longest-serving firefighters in Dorset. 5 months ago
Durdle Door beach was empty but for a film crew as Netflix closed the sands to film a fantasy TV show. Durdle Door closed for filming star-filled Netflix show Visitors to Durdle Door in Dorset were turned away as the beach and car park were closed for the filming of a Netflix fantasy series. 5 months ago
St Mark's school Man arrested after incidents outside school in Swanage Police officers investigating the alleged assault on a woman and later on a boy in Swanage are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. 6 months ago
Some 24,000 visitors enjoyed Tankfest 2023 at the Bovington Tank Museum French impound German tank heading for Tankfest at Bovington Near capacity crowds at Bovington in Dorset made the Tank Museum’s Tankfest 2023 the biggest and best yet - even if French border control did stop the star exhibit at ... 6 months ago
NHS poster outside The Mowlem Dorset health providers hold Swanage event about NHS changes An information event in Swanage is being held by all the NHS trusts in Dorset, ahead of the closure of Poole Hospital’s accident and emergency and the reorganisation of services ... 6 months ago
Dog on beach Rules on dogs in public spaces to be reviewed by Dorset Council A public consultation has started on a new dog-related Public Spaces Protection Order which includes the rules for Swanage Main Beach and Studland beaches. 6 months ago
Swanage all weather lifeboat launching ‘Struggling’ paddle boarders rescued by Swanage RNLI Two groups of paddle boarders - a total of six people - got caught out when the wind picked up in Studland Bay in Dorset. 6 months ago
Fiona Bruce at Antiques Roadshow Antiques Roadshow delights thousands as cameras roll in Swanage Television royalty Fiona Bruce has brought the BBC Antiques Roadshow to Swanage in Dorset for the first time ever in its 45 year history - and the town will feature ... 6 months ago
Antiques roadshow set up tents on Prince Albert Gardens Swanage Coastguard reveals surprise item as BBC pitches up After months of anticipation, the BBC Antiques Roadshow has arrived in Swanage in Dorset and it’s prompted the local coastguard team to tell its story about a mystery package that ... 6 months ago
Seen from above, crowds streaming into Prince Albert Gardens for Swanage Fish Festival Fabulous fish festival confirms Swanage dates for 2024 Prince Albert Gardens was the plaice to be as Swanage Fish Festival was such a success that dates for a 2024 event have been confirmed already. 6 months ago
Shore Road on Swanage seafront ( New vision for Swanage’s seafront floated A draft document billed as a masterplan, has been published identifying areas of the seafront in Swanage that could benefit from investment. 6 months ago
Dorset police's summer plan is set up to deal with a summer influx of thousands of tourists Police plan for summer tourist boom in Swanage and across Dorset Police presence is being heightened in Swanage and Purbeck ahead of an expected bumper summer of tourists in 2023. 6 months ago
Swanage Hospital Hours to be cut at Swanage Hospital’s minor injuries unit Dorset Healthcare, the trust that runs Swanage Hospital, has announced that the minor injuries unit will be open for less time over the summer. 6 months ago
Roads to Rail Norden 2022 Steam rally returns to Swanage Railway for third year With the Dorset Steam Fair cancelled for 2023, Swanage Railway is offering enthusiasts a chance to enjoy a local steam rally this year. 6 months ago
Sea going pedal cars, the only ones of their kind in the UK, are proving very popular at Knoll Beach, Studland Pedal powered Porsches set to make a splash at Studland A Studland beachside business is about to expand the UK’s greenest fleet of company cars with the addition of four open top Porsches. 6 months ago
Photography exhibition at Purbeck New Wave Gallery Picture this – new photography exhibition at Swanage gallery Having only ever displayed paintings rather than photographs, an art gallery in Swanage decided to branch out after a chance remark. 6 months ago
Dancing Ledge incident Air ambulance rescues injured man from Dancing Ledge A man who had fallen and broken his leg had to be airlifted from a rock ledge on the Purbeck coastline due to the inaccessible location - WATCH VIDEO 6 months ago
An event at sandy Hill arts Major lottery grant awarded to Corfe Castle arts hub A year after being formed, Sandy Hill Arts next to Corfe Castle station has just been granted nearly £30,000 to fund a programme of diverse music events. 6 months ago
Car in Poole Harbour Car in Poole Harbour forces Sandbanks Ferry to suspend service The Sandbanks Ferry had to stop operating, after a car waiting to board, rolled off the slipway on the Sandbanks side of Poole Harbour - WATCH VIDEO. 6 months ago
Friends of the downs meeting Springwatch boosts passion for nature on Swanage Downs There’s plenty of enthusiasm for getting involved in nature surveys and walks on Swanage’s newly designated local nature reserve, inspired by BBC Springwatch. 6 months ago
Callum Patrick Hughes performs in The Showbar at The Mowlem Thirst for more drama in Swanage’s Showbar The refurbished bar in The Mowlem in Swanage is now staging performances and most appropriately, its first show was called Thirst. 6 months ago
Police meeting in Swanage Swanage residents promised increased police presence in town The Dorset police and crime commissioner told a packed public meeting in Swanage that a manned police front desk will be reopened but he couldn't confirm a date. 6 months ago
Bus stop at Station approach Teenager sustains ‘laceration’ to body in Swanage town centre Two boys aged 15 and 16 have been arrested on suspicion of inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent following an alleged assault on another boy aged 15 near Swanage bus ... 6 months ago
Swanage Library Change to opening hours proposed for Swanage Library after review The days and times Swanage Library is open, are to change if new proposals by Dorset Council get the go ahead. 6 months ago
Police car in Dorset Body found following search for missing Purbeck teenager Dorset Police say they have very sadly found a body, following the search for a 17 year old boy who was last seen in Worth Matravers in Dorset. 6 months ago
The Squid Squad swimmers on a training session ahead of their 24-hour open sea swim fund raiser Swanage men aim to raise a few thousand squid for charity A gruelling challenge in Swanage Bay will see four friends attempt a 24-hour endurance swim which could set a European record. 6 months ago
Swanage Croquet Club up sticks from cricket ground to new home After an innings of 18 years, Swanage Croquet Club has formed a new partnership with Swanage Primary School, moving away from the cricket club ground in Day’s Park where it ... 6 months ago
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 ... 6 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. 6 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 and adults the exciting underwater world that exists in the bay. 6 months 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. 6 months 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. 6 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. 6 months 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 months ago
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 6 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. 6 months 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. 6 months 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. 6 months 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. 7 months 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. 7 months 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 ... 7 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. 7 months ago
Grey vehicle crashed into St Mary's church Second recent crash at Swanage church accident hotspot A grey van ran off Church Hill in Swanage and crashed through temporary barriers that had been put in place following a collision at the same spot a few months ... 7 months 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. 7 months ago
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. 7 months 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. 7 months 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. 7 months 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. 7 months 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. 7 months 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. 7 months 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. 7 months 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 ... 7 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. 7 months 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. 7 months 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. 7 months 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. 7 months 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 ... 7 months 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. 7 months 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. 7 months 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. 7 months 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. 7 months 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. 7 months 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. 7 months ago
Boat on fire Dad and two children escape intense fire on powerboat at Arne Despite suffering from shock and cold, two boys and their father managed to make it ashore at Arne after abandoning their boat that had caught alight in Poole Harbour in ... 7 months 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. 7 months 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. 7 months ago
Coronation street decorations ( What’s happening in Swanage for King Charles’s Coronation The flags and the red, white and blue decorations are on display in Swanage’s town centre, ready to mark the Coronation of King Charles III. 7 months 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. 7 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 ... 7 months 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. 7 months ago
The Crow's nest inn pub Child injured in dog attack at Swanage pub Police officers and the air ambulance were all called to help after a child was injured in an incident involving a dog in a pub garden in Swanage. 7 months ago
In action again, Swanage lifeboat launches after red flares are fired Bank holiday rescue for Swanage RNLI as kayaker injured A capsized kayaker was rescued by Swanage RNLI after getting into difficulties near Dancing Ledge along the Purbeck Coast in Dorset. 7 months ago
British troops advance during a reenactment of the capture of Tiger tank 131 at Bovington Museum Tiger tank videos help Bovington museum roar to new YouTube record The Tank Museum at Bovington with half a million YouTube subscribers, is the first museum in the world to achieve 100 million views for its uploaded content, bringing in an ... 7 months 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. 7 months ago
Come and join the picnic in the park at the old St Mark's school playing fields in Herston Bank holiday picnic to chew over future of Swanage field Ideas for the future of a vital green space for Herston are being invited at a bank holiday picnic in the park. 8 months 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. 8 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. 8 months 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. 8 months ago
Swanage Lifeboat rescues boat with a fire on board Swanage RNLI launches three times in four days to help boats in distress A cabin cruiser on fire and two broken down vessels required the urgent assistance of the Swanage all-weather lifeboat over the space of four days. 8 months ago
Carnival classic motor show Bumper turnout for Swanage’s carnival classic car show Swanage’s classic car show was back for 2023 and this time it’s become an official Swanage Carnival event as a curtain raiser to its main week of summer festivities. 8 months 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. 8 months 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. 8 months ago
Demolition work is under way at the old Middle Beach Cafe which closed in January 2023 after more than a century Time’s up for Studland cafe as tide begins to reclaim Middle Beach A demolition team has started work to remove the iconic Middle Beach Cafe at Studland in Dorset, as the next phase of natural beach reclamation begins at the site. 8 months ago
Winspit caves Star Wars filming called off as Purbeck caves in danger of collapse Disney bosses have cancelled a film shoot for the latest Star Wars series of Andor at Winspit Quarry near Worth Matravers in Dorset, on safety grounds 8 months ago
skip on fire Fire crew tackle skip blaze in Swanage Residents in Swanage were woken late at night after a fire crew arrived to put out a blaze that had broken out in a skip full of rubbish, close to ... 8 months ago
Swanage Downs local nature reserve launch Swanage open space gets local nature reserve status Peveril Point and the Downs in Swanage has been officially designated as a local nature reserve giving it extra protection and enhancement. 8 months 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. 8 months 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. 8 months 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. 8 months ago
Catherine Nix at Dorset Dried flowers Business blossoms for Corfe Castle venture From a workshop in Corfe Castle, Dorset Dried Flowers is branching out, boosted by scooping the award for best eco business at the Purbeck Business Awards 2023. 8 months 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. 8 months ago
Southern Co-op disposable BBQs New campaign to dispose of single use barbecues in Dorset forever While Swanage’s Co-op has restocked disposable barbecues for the summer, Southern Co-op, a separate retailer in Dorset has banned them for good and is recycling its old stock. 8 months ago
Not even a hailstorm could stop Swanage's new ATM cash machine being installed Swanage hails new cash machine at town centre Post Office Even a hail storm couldn't stop the installation of a new cash machine at Swanage's town centre Post Office bringing it closer to becoming a banking hub. 8 months ago
Great Dorset Beach Clean on Swanage North Beach Chance to help spring clean Purbeck’s beaches In a concerted effort to clear up the local beaches including Swanage and Studland, the 33rd Great Dorset Beach Clean is taking place. 8 months ago
Sustainable Wareham hopes to persuade families to visit Purbeck Heath this summer Nature fair promotes the wilder side of Wareham A showcase for a natural alternative to bucket and spade beach holidays is to be held in Wareham to promote Purbeck. 8 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, 8 months ago
Dan Scott looks over Studland beaches, home to his outdoor adventure business Studland adventure company forages ahead with new season An outdoor adventure company which began in Studland with just four kayaks and a hut, is back and bigger than ever for the new season. 8 months ago
Kimmeridge Bay ‘Truly shocking’ plastic pollution washed ashore at Kimmeridge Bay An increasingly large amount of plastic pellets known as nurdles are posing a real threat to marine wildlife at Kimmeridge in Dorset. 8 months ago
Helicopter rescue at Durdle Door Helicopter rescues teenagers swept out to sea at Durdle Door Hearing screams from a group of teenage girls clinging to rocks in the sea at Durdle Door in Dorset, mulitple calls were made to 999. 8 months 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. 8 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. 8 months ago
Work starts to count the cost of oil spill in Poole Harbour Volunteers carried out an emergency survey of Poole Harbour, counting every bird to assess the damage caused by an oil spill from Wytch Farm. 8 months ago
The stage at The Mowlem Take your seat to help secure The Mowlem’s future A huge £160,000 fundraising appeal to help ensure The Mowlem's future begins with a chance to sponsor a seat in the auditorium. 8 months ago
Allsort'd musical production rehearsals at The Mowlem Swanage group Allsort’d to stage first musical production Already well known locally for its singing performances, Allsort’d is all set to achieve the dream of putting on a musical at The Mowlem in Swanage. 8 months ago
River Frome in Wareham Family of missing Wareham man informed after body found in river Dorset Police say that a body has been discovered in the river in Wareham and while not formally identified yet, the family of a man who’s been missing for several ... 8 months ago
Changing Places toilet in North Beach car park First changing places toilet opens in Swanage The installation of a toilet for those who need extra equipment and space has been completed at North Beach car park in Swanage. 8 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 ... 8 months ago
They're on the move again, but Purbeck's hedgehogs need help to survive Swanage looks for hedgehog heroes to beat prickly problem A meeting has been called in Swanage to help save the hedgehog as their numbers continue to plummet to critical levels. 9 months ago
Wytch Farm buildings at Arne Poole Harbour oil leak: Europe’s largest onshore oilfield ‘temporarily suspended’ Perenco UK says that it has temporarily shut down operations at Wytch Farm oil well near Corfe Castle after the oil spill into Poole Harbour. 9 months ago
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. 9 months ago
Dispersal work on the trapped oil was worked on by dozens through the day Wildlife fears spark frantic clean up of Poole Harbour oil leak Serious concerns are being raised about the long term health of wading birds and sea creatures after the Wytch Farm oil pipeline leak. 9 months ago
Aerial view of Poole Harbour Major incident as Purbeck oil leaks into Poole Harbour near Arne The clean up operation is underway after a spillage from Wytch Farm oil well near Corfe Castle, leaked from a pipeline into Poole Harbour. 9 months ago
The Queen's Platinum Jubilee tea party in Swanage was on a scale unlikely to be repeated Last call to throw a coronation street party as Swanage hesitates With only one road closure requested for a street party in Swanage to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III, residents are being urged to apply before the deadline. 9 months ago
Claire Howitt and Charlie Howlett pick up the South West Tourism large attraction of the year award for Farmer Palmer's Farm and fortune as Purbeck favourite scoops top tourism title Farm park attraction Farmer Palmer's near Wareham has won gold at the 2023 South West Tourism Awards. 9 months ago
launch of Lewis-Manning better breathing clinic at Wareham hospital Better breathing clinics expand in Purbeck to meet ‘desperate need’ A new clinic to help those with breathlessness has been launched at Wareham Hospital by a hospice charity, following the success of its clinic at Swanage Hospital. 9 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 ... 9 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. 9 months ago
Antiques Roadshow filming with Fiona Bruce at Castle Howard BBC Antiques Roadshow to come to Swanage Swanage Pier and Prince Albert Gardens are to host the popular BBC TV programme Antiques Roadshow presented by Fiona Bruce. 9 months ago
Motor cruiser rescue by Swanage RNLI Swanage RNLI rescue motor cruiser with engine failure On Mothering Sunday, the volunteers from Swanage Lifeboat Station went to help the crew of a motor cruiser that had broken down 30 miles offshore in the shipping lane. 9 months ago
Welcome to Swanage - pin-up posters launch English Tourism Week in Purbeck Pin-up posters launch tourism week in Swanage The drive to attract tourists to Swanage for the 2023 season has officially begun with a series of posters showing the best of what the town has to offer. 9 months ago
Janna Edwards has organised a 20th anniversary exhibition at Durlston for 15 Days in Clay Seed of an idea blooms at Durlston art exhibition An arts project which was expected to run for just 15 days is to celebrate its 20th anniversary with a major exhibition at Durlston in Swanage. 9 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. 9 months ago
Edgar Wright returned to the Mowlem for the first time in 41 years before becoming its patron Swanage born Hot Fuzz film director becomes patron of The Mowlem An award winning UK film director has been revealed as the first ever patron of the Swanage theatre in Dorset after a chance meeting in his home town. 9 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. 9 months ago
Swanage Town Hall Swanage council scraps gender neutral title in documents Councillors have voted to stop using the title ‘chair’ for anyone chairing a Swanage Town Council meeting and will use ‘chairman' instead, irrespective of gender. 9 months ago
One of Studland's spiny seahorses will be protected by the new eco moorings Thousands raised for more eco buoys to save Studland’s seahorses Another 22 eco buoys will be installed in Studland Bay after a 'phenomenal' £66,000 was raised in just a few months. 9 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. 9 months ago
Wesley House, a former Victorian Chapel in Langton Matravers, is for sale at £1 million Converted church boosts £1m Purbeck house market Chance to buy a piece of ecclesiastical history at Langton Matravers for Easter as a former Wesleyan church swells the record number of million pound properties up for sale in ... 9 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. 9 months ago
First day of Swanage Railway trains to Wareham 13 June 2017 Swanage Railway confirms trial train service to Wareham and cost of fare Following long delays and false starts,, a trial rail service is to run between Swanage and the mainline at Wareham from April to September 2023. 9 months ago
The Etches Collection in Kimmeridge Special offers in Purbeck for National Lottery Open Week Visitor attractions across Purbeck that have benefited from National Lottery funding are offering free entry, discounts and special offers. 9 months ago
Swanage High street Plea to change Swanage High Street parking hours A proposal to extend the time that vehicles can park along a stretch of the High Street in Swanage is being given serious consideration by Swanage Town Council 9 months ago
Sir David Attenborough begins his new series from Old Harry, Swanage Still rocking it at 96, Sir David opens his last BBC series at Old Harry Sir David Attenborough will open his final BBC series from Old Harry to celebrate the best of British natural history. 9 months ago
Jazz Festival at The Mowlem Swanage Jazz Festival offers ticket discount to local residents Building on last year's success, Swanage Jazz Festival 2023 will be returning to its traditional home of Sandpit Field and offering a discount to Swanage residents. 9 months ago
Lifeguard on Swanage Beach RNLI on lookout for new beach lifesavers in Swanage Recruitment has begun for the RNLI lifeguard team in preparation for keeping beachgoers safe on Swanage Beach over summer 2023. 9 months ago
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Dorset arts charity brings symphony orchestra to Swanage The Mowlem on Swanage’s seafront is to host an appropriately nautical performance by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. 9 months ago
Dancing Ledge viewed from the sea Inquest jury to look at coasteering safety after Purbeck death A jury will scrutinise safety rules for coasteering after the death of a man who drowned off Dancing Ledge near Swanage in 2019 9 months ago
Harlees fish and chip shops in Swanage have won a national award for their fish and chip experience Swanage fish and chip chain hooks top UK title You'd batter believe it - Comedian Jason Manford has presented a top prize to a fish and chip business with two shops in Swanage. 9 months ago
Swanage homes from aerial view Second home owners ‘unhappy’ over Dorset Council’s tax plan As Dorset Council took another step towards introducing a second home tax, councillors said they had been inundated with emails and letters from many second home owners. 9 months ago
erial view of Dorset County Hospital New helipad for Dorset County Hospital As part of the redevelopment of the Dorset County Hospital in Dorchester, it's to get a new air ambulance landing pad, helped by a £2 million donation. 10 months ago
Sandbanks ferry Sandbanks Ferry returns to service after major delay Following 17 weeks out of action, the ferry that operates between Studland and Sandbanks in Dorset has resumed service. 10 months ago
Blue Touch are one of the acts appearing at The Mowlem's Showbar Swanage Blues Festival joins forces with The Mowlem For the first time in its 22 year history., the Swanage Blues Festival is finally to collaborate with The Mowlem. 10 months ago
Ready for action - Wareham's three fire engines set to go Wareham station gets a rebuild as call goes out for new firefighters A Purbeck fire station dating back to 1965 is getting a 21st Century makeover as it looks to attract a new generation of recruits. 10 months ago
Purbeck Business Awards winners Purbeck Business Awards 2023 winners announced Winning certificates have been presented to 12 local companies at the inaugural Purbeck Business Awards at a ceremony at Kingston Country Courtyard near Corfe Castle. 10 months ago
Sandbanks ferry No date for return of Sandbanks Ferry service yet The Sandbanks Ferry company says it is still awaiting a final inspection and certification before it can resume operation between Studland and Sandbanks. 10 months ago
North Beach car park Swanage gets share of grant for changing places toilet A toilet for those who need extra equipment and space to use the facilities safely and comfortably is to be installed at North Beach car park. 10 months ago
Wareham Boat Hire sits on the banks of the River Frome Purbeck boat hire business to expand despite opposition A business owner has praised Dorset councillors for ‘seeing sense’ after unexpectly allowing him to build larger premises within Wareham's conservation area. 10 months ago
SW!M show performance on Swanage Beach New film released about Swanage’s sea swimmers The women who swim in Swanage Bay, star in a new film which follows them as they prepare to plunge into the world of theatre performance - WATCH THE FILM 10 months ago
Purbeck Breezer Purbeck Breezer bus fare cap extended till summer Dorset bus company Morebus has confirmed that the £2 cap on the cost of a single bus fare will continue until the end of June 2023. 10 months ago
Swanage Carnival 2022 What’s on in Swanage: Festival line-up for 2023 Dates for the big events in Swanage for 2023 have been released with plenty of festivals taking place throughout the whole of the year. 10 months ago
Shell Bay has been quiet while the chain ferry wasn't running, but that won't last long Studland dog walkers asked to keep their distance to save rare birds More awareness of wading birds and their habitat along the Studland peninsula is being urged, to help protect the overwintering visitors. 10 months ago
The 400-year-old Anchor Inn has been saved from bankruptcy by beekeeping businessman Khalid Undre Historic Swanage pub saved from bankruptcy A London property developer with a passion for beekeeping has rescued the Anchor Inn in Swanage. 10 months ago
Climber rescue near Anvil Point Injured climber airlifted from base of cliff near Swanage A man whose shoulder became dislocated while attempting to tackle a challenging cliff climb had to be rescued from a rock ledge west of Anvil Point - WATCH VIDEO. 10 months ago
The German cruise ship AIDAbella will arrive in Portland on 7th March and offer steam trips from Corfe Castle to Swanage Purbeck day trips back on itinerary for cruise ship tourists Visitor attractions in Purbeck including Swanage, may benefit as cruise ships start to arrive in pre-Covid numbers at Portland in Dorset. 10 months ago
Swanage Queen's Platinum Jubilee party Free party packs for Swanage coronation street parties To help the party go with a swing and to boost community spirit across the town, free party packs are to be handed out to Swanage residents. 10 months ago
Swanage assistant mechanic Colin Marks stood by the shore, sunset in the distance. Swanage RNLI volunteer retires after 30 years Having attended 300 incidents and clocked up more than 1,000 hours at sea on rescues, Swanage Lifeboat volunteer Colin Marks is handing back his pager for a final time. 10 months ago
Swanage Railway community engagement event Locals snap up Swanage Railway’s open day offer With greatly reduced ticket prices for Purbeck residents, there was a queue outside Swanage station on the first morning of the heritage railway’s public engagement weekend. 10 months ago
Queues to get into the museum for the first event of its centenary year were huge Tank Museum in Bovington hosts model show to mark 100 years A hundred years after the author Rudyard Kipling first suggested creating a display of tanks, thousands of people visited the museum in Bovington. 10 months ago
Swanage Bay aerial view Second home tax in Dorset may fund new affordable housing Plans to double council tax bills for second home owners in Dorset have taken a further step forward. 10 months ago
Swanage Carnival team 2022 Swanage Carnival announces plans and theme for 2023 The programme of events for this year’s carnival is taking shape and the theme for the traditional parade through the town has been revealed. 10 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. 10 months ago
Cannabis factory in Wareham Wareham ‘cannabis factory’ photos released by Dorset Police New images have been published showing the extent of the large-scale cultivation of what’s believed to be cannabis, in a factory in Wareham. 10 months ago
Sandbanks Ferry returning to Poole Sandbanks Ferry returns to Dorset with new Cornish paint job Damaged Sandbanks Ferry has arrived back in Poole Harbour for repairs to be completed, after undergoing scheduled maintenance in Falmouth in Cornwall. 10 months ago
Ambulance picket line in Swanage Striking ambulance crews thank Swanage for ‘fantastic’ support A picket line at Swanage ambulance station was joined by local residents in support of the crews who are on strike in protest against low pay and poor working conditions. 10 months ago
Ferry at Studland Damaged Sandbanks Ferry returns to Poole to complete repairs Sandbanks Ferry, that was damaged on its way to Cornwall for scheduled maintenance, is to return to Poole Harbour for the repair work to be completed 10 months ago
Don’t expect a flat course – but do expect to see some of the most stunning views Ultra Jurassic Coast challenge to attract 3,000 competitors Starting in Corfe Castle and heading through Swanage, a 100 km challenge is to return to Purbeck for the keenest of runners. 10 months ago
A round circular drainage gully defining the area of an Iron Age round house found at Arne Moor Major dig for Roman and Iron Age artefacts to start in Purbeck Archaeologists are to begin a three-year dig at Arne Moor in search of evidence of Iron Age and Roman settlements there. 10 months ago
An important home to wildlife - Purbeck's hedges are being assessed for their health Great big campaign to restore hedgerows across Purbeck begins The most ambitious survey ever of the network of hedgerows from Swanage to Wareham has started, as part of the Great Big Dorset Hedge project. 10 months ago
Westminster Road industrial estate in Wareham Suspected cannabis factory in Wareham raided by police Five people have been arrested following the discovery of a large-scale operation on the Westminster Road industrial estate. 10 months ago
CCTV of missing man Steven Clarke Video footage released of missing Wareham man in new search effort Dorset Police, continuing their enquiries to find a missing man in his 50s from Wareham, have now released new CCTV footage - WATCH. 10 months ago
Daisy Dorset County swimming champion in the swimming pool Swanage school girl swims to success as Dorset champion Daisy, aged 11 from Swanage, has won a remarkable three gold medals at the Dorset county swimming championships. 10 months ago
Beavers could be brought back to Studland within months Beaver scheme for Studland could become reality in months Beavers could soon be reintroduced to Purbeck for the first time in 400 years after expert evidence was presented to MPs at Westminster 10 months ago
Flying Scotsman at Corfe on Swanage Railway Swanage Railway offers discount train tickets to local residents It’s only for one weekend but Swanage Railway is inviting members of the local community to peek behind the scenes at the heritage branch line. 10 months ago
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. 10 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. 11 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. 11 months 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. 11 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. 11 months 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. 11 months 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 ... 11 months ago
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. 11 months 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. 11 months 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. 11 months 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. 11 months 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. 11 months 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. 11 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 ... 11 months 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 ... 11 months 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 ... 11 months 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 ... 11 months 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”. 11 months 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. 11 months 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. 11 months 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. 11 months 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. 11 months 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. 11 months 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. 11 months 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. 11 months 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 11 months 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. 11 months 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. 11 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. 11 months 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. 11 months 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. 11 months ago
The Queen's Platinum Jubilee tea party in Swanage was on a scale unlikely to be repeated What happened in Swanage this year? Review of the year 2022 As some kind of normality returned to Swanage and Purbeck in 2022, we look back at the top stories of the year. 11 months ago
Air ambulance at Peveril Point Injured walker airlifted from Peveril Point to hospital The Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance was called to rescue a walker who had fallen on the Swanage section of the South West Coast Path. 12 months 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 ... 12 months 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. 12 months 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 12 months ago
Jubilee tree in Swanage Jubilee trees planted across Purbeck for the Queen Swanage, Studland and Corfe Castle have marked the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee by planting commemorative trees. 12 months 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. 12 months 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 12 months ago
Herston Village hall New village hall for Swanage gets planning approval The 1940s village hall in Herston in West Swanage is set to be demolished and replaced with an energy efficient community building. 12 months 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. 12 months ago
Santa on Swanage Pier Santa goes down a storm on Swanage Pier Due to popular demand Santa’s grotto on Swanage Pier looks set to return next Christmas along with a visit from the donkeys. 12 months 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. 12 months ago
The Anchor Inn Swanage Swanage pub closes due to ‘financial difficulties’ as bills soar The Anchor Inn in Swanage has shut its doors indefinitely due to the financial impact of Covid and rising energy costs. 12 months ago
Nigel Reeve at Biz awards launch Last chance to enter Purbeck Business Awards The deadline for entries and nominations for the first ever Purbeck Business Awards is looming and people are being urged to complete their entries in time. 12 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. 12 months ago
West Lulworth House has a commanding view over the countryside Lulworth hotel unexpectedly goes on market for £2.2 million A Victorian hotel just a stone’s throw away from Lulworth Cove has been put up for sale by its owners. 12 months ago
St Mary's rector Dr Ian Bird First Christmas in Swanage for newly appointed rector Preparations are well underway to welcome everyone back into church for the Swanage Town Carol Service at St Mary’s following two years of restricted numbers due to Covid. 12 months ago
Soft toys New video campaign to boost Christmas shopping in Swanage With the Sandbanks Ferry out of service and not bringing its usual daytrippers into Swanage in the run up to Christmas, the town’s Chamber of Trade has been out filming ... 12 months 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. 12 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 ... 12 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. 12 months ago
High Street in snow Purbeck wakes up to snow, ice and fog as temperature drops Black ice on roads and pavements in Swanage and across Purbeck caused a number of incidents - SEE PHOTOS 12 months ago
Candles on Swanage beach in memory of friends and family who have passed on First Candles on Swanage Beach event is shining success The spectacular sight of Swanage Beach lit up with candles to remember loved ones looks set to become an annual event due to its popularity 12 months ago
Santa arrives on a lifeboat to light up Swanage Pier Santa arrives by lifeboat to light up Swanage Pier Swanage Pier has been illuminated by more than a thousand lights as it reopened following the last stage in its £2.8 million renovation programme - WATCH VIDEO 1 year 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. 1 year ago
A string of coloured lights along the sea front in 1934 sparked outrage Swanage’s love-hate affair with tourism explored by new book A 1934 photo of the scandalous fairy light incident in Swanage could illuminate the town's love-hate affair with tourism, a new book claims. 1 year ago
The Etches Collection in Kimmeridge Purbeck dinosaurs and tanks receive mammoth cash boost Two museums in Purbeck have been awarded hundreds of thousands of pounds to improve their displays and protect collections. 1 year ago
Wordsworth house Plans to convert Swanage care home into flats An application has been made to change Wordsworth Care Home in Swanage into 16 apartments, following its closure after the death of 16 residents from Covid. 1 year ago
Yacht in Poole Harbour Semi-conscious sailor rescued by Swanage Lifeboat crew Both Swanage lifeboats launched into near-gale conditions to rescue a person who was seriously ill on a yacht off Anvil Point near Swanage. 1 year 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. 1 year ago
Santa arrives in Corfe Castle square for lights switch-on A robin for Robin: Corfe Castle switches on its festive lights There’s a special addition to the Corfe Castle Christmas lights this year to remember a local man who was a stalwart of the community. 1 year ago
Crowds of shoppers flocked to Swanage Christmas Market despite the cold and windy weather Swanage Christmas Market bids to expand as popularity grows Swanage Christmas Market may get bigger and better from next year as organisers begin talks to close a second road to accommodate more stalls. 1 year ago
More than 30 Christmas trees have been decorated for the festival at Langton Matravers Record number of entries for Purbeck Christmas Tree Festival It’s the season to be jolly at St George’s Church in Langton Matravers, where a festive winter wonderland of Christmas trees go on display - SEE PHOTOS 1 year 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. 1 year 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 1 year 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. 1 year 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. 1 year 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 1 year ago
RNLI rescue paddle boarder Paddle boarder rescued after blown a mile offshore from Studland The RNLI has released a video of the rescue of a paddle boarder near Old Harry Rocks warning of “deceptive weather” conditions - WATCH VIDEO 1 year ago
Christmas lights for 2022 in Station Road Swanage’s countdown to Christmas begins as festive lights shine Crowds gathered to witness the switching on of the Christmas lights in Swanage marking the beginning of festivities for 2022 - WATCH VIDEO 1 year ago
Donkeys Donkeys on Swanage Pier for Christmas When Santa visits Swanage Pier in the run-up to Christmas, he will have some extra help from his donkey friends. 1 year 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. 1 year 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. 1 year 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. 1 year 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. 1 year ago
Santa and his sleigh in Station Road in Swanage Santa’s coming to Swanage – check out when he’s in your street! Helped by elves from Swanage and Purbeck Rotary and Crazy4Corfe, Santa will be travelling across Purbeck in his sleigh again this Christmas. 1 year 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 1 year ago
Middle Beach Cafe boss Paul Brown at Studland National Trust to demolish Studland beach cafe due to coastal erosion Climate change has been blamed for the decision to permanently close a beach cafe which has been a vital part of Studland for 120 years. 1 year 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. 1 year 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 Mars