Thomas Hardy portrait Thomas Hardy letters reveal controversy over Dorset writer’s death Letters purchased at auction by Dorset History Centre throw fresh light on a little known controversy surrounding the death of Dorset writer Thomas Hardy. 1 week ago
Margaret Green Animal Rescue Purbeck animal charity chief exec steps down The Margaret Green Animal Rescue charity is looking for a new chief executive after the previous boss stepped down. 3 weeks ago
Winner and sculptor at Raffle draw for Trevor Chadwick statue Chadwick raffle winner donates prize to Swanage community A raffle of a miniature version of the full size statue of Swanage World War Two hero Trevor Chadwick, has raised more than £3,000. 3 weeks ago
Flight Lieutenant Douglas Rayment Son to fly Spitfire over Old Harry Rocks in memory of WW2 pilot father Eighty years after the death of a pilot during WW2 off the Purbeck coast, his son plans to fly a Spitfire over Old Harry Rocks. 1 month ago
Naughty Knitters posing for calendar Naughty Knitters calendar raises more than a smile for Swanage charity A huge cheque for £11,000 was handed over to a local dementia charity by the Naughty Knitters of Swanage. 1 month ago
Coastguard 4x4 at top of Ballard Down overlooking Swanage Tributes paid to Swanage Coastguard volunteer who died suddenly Following the unexpected death of Swanage resident Mark Kilby, tributes have been paid to him by the local organisations that he was involved in. 2 months ago
Zoe Wells and Ricky Lucas Locals celebrate as pub owners save village shop in Langton Matravers An historic pub near Swanage is now doubling up as the village shop after the local post office closed. 2 months ago
Outside Divers Down UK’s oldest diving school up for sale as Swanage couple retire The well-known diving school, Divers Down on Swanage Pier is looking for a buyer after its owners decided to retire. 3 months ago
Jude Morris Father pays tribute to Corfe Castle teenager who died in motocross race A talented 17 year old from Corfe Castle in Dorset, has been described by his father as a “really, really good kid” and his “best friend”. 3 months ago
Police close road after car collision near Kingston with picture of Sam Christopher inset Family pay tribute to 25 year old Corfe Castle man who died in car crash The family of a man who sadly died in a road traffic collision near Corfe Castle in Dorset say he will “never be forgotten”. 4 months ago
Three charity walkers A million steps for charity – Swanage three on track Three charity fundraisers are out to walk a million steps for charity by the end of September. 5 months ago
Princess Royal at St Albans Princess Royal’s visit to Swanage – official photos released The Princess Royal flew in to visit volunteer coastwatchers from the National Coastwatch Institution stations in Swanage and St Albans Head.. 5 months ago
Princess Royal visiting Swanage Princess Royal braves Swanage weather to visit National Coastwatch Institution As patron of the National Coastwatch Institution, the Princess Royal flew into Swanage to meet the volunteers who keep a watch for those in trouble along our coast. 5 months ago
Community awards 2020 presentation at Swanage Bandstand Winners of Swanage community awards announced Awards have been presented to individuals and organisations in Swanage for their outstanding contribution to the community. 6 months ago
Frank Roberts Dedicated Swanage volunteer to tackle Jurassic Coast yomp for charity Well known in Swanage for his tireless community work, Frank Roberts is setting off on a 96 mile sponsored walk from Exmouth to Swanage. 7 months ago
Henry Searle Swanage says farewell to Henry The funeral procession for 25 year old Henry Searle, who valiantly fought brain cancer for far longer than doctors ever expected, will take place through Swanage. 8 months ago
Flag at half mast at Swanage Town Hall Swanage pays its respects to The Duke of Edinburgh Following the announcement of the death of The Duke of Edinburgh, flags across Swanage have been lowered to half mast. 8 months ago
Matt Steeden and Tom Greasty receive RNLI long service medals Swanage sailors awarded medals for 20 years of lifeboat service Two Swanage Lifeboat crew volunteers are celebrating 20 years of service to the RNLI - both before they even hit the age of 40. 8 months ago
Swanage Coastguard station officer,Ian Brown Swanage Coastguard station officer recognised in New Years Honours Ian Brown has been awarded the British Empire Medal after 30 years of volunteering as part of the Swanage Coastguard Rescue team. 11 months ago
Swanage Lifeboat Station chairman, Peter Foster accepting a cheque After 17 years of volunteering, Swanage RNLI chairman steps down Peter Foster who's described by the crew as “kind and professional” has retired, after spending the last nine years as Swanage Lifeboat Station’s chairman. 12 months ago
Swanage Pier Christmas Tree 2020 Swanage Pier Christmas tree filling with baubles for loved ones A family who’s donated the Christmas tree on Swanage Pier in memory of their mum, is urging others to hang baubles on the tree in memory of their own lost ... 12 months ago
Sally Poole and Lou Condie from Bliss Food Co in Swanage Bliss Food Co in Swanage wins Successful Women in Business award Swanage restaurateurs, Lou Condie and Sally Poole have won the Independent Food and Drink category at the Successful Women in Business Awards. 12 months ago
Julie Wheeldon Tributes paid to “feisty and outspoken” and “thoughtful and truly caring” former Swanage Mayor The funeral is to take place of one of Swanage’s most remarkable residents, Julie Wheeldon, who will be remembered for her campaign against plans for a marina in Swanage. 1 year ago
Sarah Lillian Priest Happy 112th birthday to Lillian who lives in Swanage – UK’s oldest person! Officially the UK's oldest person, Lillian Priest celebrated her 112th birthday with a party at her care home in Swanage. 1 year ago
Dave Corben receiving is record of service certificate. Dave Corben retires from Swanage RNLI after 50 years of volunteering Well known Swanage resident and local estate agent, Dave Corben has announced his retirement from the RNLI, calling it an “honour and privilege”. 1 year ago
Karen Penny raising money for Alzheimers in Swanage Woman on mammoth trek around UK “absolutely overwhelmed” by Swanage welcome As part of a four year journey around the British Isles - raising an impressive £70,000 for charity on the way - Karen Penny described the kindness of Swanage residents ... 1 year ago
Gaia Pope Date set for the full inquest into death of Swanage teenager Following delays due to the coronavirus pandemic, the full inquest into the death of Gaia Pope will now be heard four months later than expected. 1 year ago
Alison Milmer on her bike Swanage sports therapist needs own treatment for “sausage feet” after ultra endurance challenge! A sports therapist from Swanage, Alison Milmer has just completed an amazing five continuous ironman triathlons, called doing the ‘Quin’ - a total of 703 miles in six days. 1 year ago
Wedding ring found in grass Small miracle as man reunited with lost wedding ring A man has found his treasured wedding ring – just days after he feared it was lost forever along the coastal path in Studland. 1 year ago
Oly completes Jurassic Coast swim Rush to the finish – Oly completes 96 mile Jurassic Coast swim With extraordinary determination, anti-plastic pollution campaigner Oly Rush arrived in Studland, completing his challenge to swim the Jurassic Coast - SEE PHOTOS AND VIDEO. 1 year ago
Rhiannon Bramley Injured coasteering woman says she can’t thank Swanage Lifeboat crew enough! The woman who was rescued from Dancing Ledge after injuring herself coasteering says she’s so grateful to her rescuers, that she’s making a donation to the RNLI - WATCH VIDEO. 1 year ago
Jordan Wylie TV’s ‘Hunted’ celeb, Jordan Wylie turns up in Swanage! As part of a world record breaking attempt to circumnavigate Great Britain on a paddleboard, adventurer Jordan Wylie has stopped off in Swanage. 1 year ago