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Upton Heath Fire - Find The Arsonists

10/06/2011
Police investigating a large heath fire on the borders of Upton are renewing their appeal for witnesses to come forward – with officers and fire-fighters urging members of the public to remain clear of the area. The fire on Upton Heath – which was reported to Dorset Fire and Rescue Service at 1.55pm yesterday, Thursday, 9 June 2011 – is now under control, although work continues to dampen down areas of the heath land. Dorset Wildlife Trust have been searching the site this morning and have found a disturbing and very upsetting amount of animal life perished during the inferno.
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Upton Heath Devastated By Fire

10/06/2011
On what will be remembered as a black day for wildlife, an estimated one third of one of the most important wildlife sites in England was devastated by fire yesterday afternoon. Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Upton Heath nature reserve, recognised internationally for the extreme rarity of habitat and wildlife, was engulfed by the biggest heath fire in decades just at the peak of the bird and reptile breeding season.
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Swanage Library Grand Re-opening On 15 June

09/06/2011
Swanage Library will re-open next week following an extensive refurbishment programme. Dorset County Council has carried out a range of repairs and improvement works at the High Street building over the past six months, providing replacement windows, better access for all and a more energy-efficient heating system.
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Wareham Vets Supports Microchipping Month

08/06/2011
Vets say that one of the most difficult parts of their job is having an injured pet brought into their practice that they can’t identify and reunite with its owners. Vet Siobhan Buswell from Lynwood Vets in Wareham is participating in National Microchipping Month (June) to help encourage more owners to consider microchipping – the insertion of an identification tag in the skin of the neck – ahead of the summer holidays. “The summer is a particularly dangerous time for cats as they tend to wander more in the long days and when their owners are away,” said Siobhan. “Microchipping helps ensure that stray cats are reunited with their owners.”
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Sky Sports To Visit Wareham Cricket Ground Today

07/06/2011
Today, Tuesday 7 June, Sky Sport cameras will be at Wareham Recreation Ground from 5-00pm until approximately 7-30 pm. They will be there to film club members practicing and interviewing players. Junior section members will be arriving at 6-00pm and they also will be filmed going through their training routines. Tomorrow a party of club members will be travelling to the Middlesex training academy when at lest one member will have the opportunity to have a net session against England’s premier spin bowler Graham Swann and the worlds all time wicket taker Mutiar Muralitharan. .
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Swanage Lifeboat Go To Rescue Of Yacht Family

03/06/2011
Swanage lifeboat was diverted from its usual Wednesday training exercise on 1 June, when a family onboard a yacht called for help. The couple and their eight-year-old daughter were aboard their boat aproximately 2.5 nautical miles south-west of Anvil Point when the yacht began to experience engine problems. With the wind decreasing all the time and the engine becoming less and less reliable, they made the decision to raise the alarm.
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Appeal - Where Is David Glynn?

02/06/2011
Glynn was convicted of indecent assault in 1995 involving a young woman and as part of his sentence he is required to keep police informed of where he is staying. He has failed to do this on several occasions and enquiries to locate him have so far been negative and as a consequence we are now issuing this media appeal.
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Further Appeal For Missing Bournemouth Man

02/06/2011
A close friend of a missing Bournemouth man has issued an emotional appeal for help from the public – with detectives urging anyone with information regarding the man’s whereabouts to come forward. Jurij Sliachtecov, a 21-year-old Lithuanian of St Peter’s Road, was reported missing just before 5pm on Sunday, 1 May 2011. He was last seen on Friday, 29 April 2011 and police are gravely concerned for his welfare.
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Swanage Woman Prosecuted For Noise Nuisance

01/06/2011
A resident who breached the terms of a notice to stop causing excessive noise has been prosecuted by Purbeck District Council. Miss Kate Ashton, 30, of 26 Marsh Way, Swanage was prosecuted on 11 May 2011 at Bournemouth Magistrates Court for breaching, without reasonable excuse, a noise abatement notice served on her on 23 March 2011 for playing excessive and amplified music. Residents complained to Purbeck District Council that Miss Ashton was playing loud music, both day and night, which prevented them from sleeping.
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Marine Thefts In Wareham Area, Equipment Recovered

01/06/2011
Last Friday evening, 27th May, Dorset Police arrested three men in the vicinity of the River Frome at Wareham on suspicion of theft. A large amount of boating equipment, including fenders was recovered. Dorset Police would like to ask all local boat owners on the River Frome in Wareham and in Poole Harbour to check their boats for missing equipment. If you find you have been a victim of theft and have items missing from your vessel, please call Phil Anderson of Dorset Police Marine Section on 01202 222 222. If you have information or were a witness to the thefts, or saw anything suspicious on Friday 27th May in the River Frome area, please contact Phil Anderson on the number above.
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Frank Roberts Walks 633 Miles For Heroes

31/05/2011
An ex-soldier from Swanage has commenced the walk of a lifetime, hoping to complete the 633 mile South West Coast Path from Minehead to Poole Harbour via Lands End; arriving back in Swanage on Saturday 25th June. In the lead to his 50th birthday, Frank Roberts decided to undertake one of his lifetime ambitions, and follow the route of the longest national trail in the UK. Not satisfied with this alone, he chose to raise the profile of service men and women injured on the battlefield, combining the messages of two leading charities along the way.k
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Local Cyclist Dies Following Accident Near Wareham

27/05/2011
The cyclist, reported to be a well-known local School Governor, was involved in an accident with a Blue Renault Clio at 8.10pm on Thursday 26th May. Police and paramedics were in attendance at the scene, but sadly the man died of his injuries. Both the car and the cyclist were travelling in the same northbound direction, with the accident occuring at the rear of Purbeck Sports Centre.
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