Two young writers read their stories in Julia’s House “A Different Summer” competition • Author Minette Walters gives a judge’s view of the entries • We examine used vehicle price rises with a scam warning especially on camper vans • Gardening; don’t be afraid of taking cuttings • doing well despite Covid – tree surgeons and landscapers • the American way of justice, so different from our own. Presented by John Shepherd and Andy Venton…
Maisie Sheridan from Weymouth is one very talented girl! On this day four years ago, she was involved in a serious road traffic incident when she was hit by a camper van on her way to a dance class; Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance were called to her aid.
After being treated at the scene and airlifted to hospital, she was rushed to resus where tests showed that she had fractured her skull and eye socket and that she had a couple of lesions on her brain. She had soft tissue damage to her groin and knee and road burns to her torso. Due to the impact, Maisie lost a layer of skin from her face; when she talks about this today, she simply says that she ‘lost some of her freckles!’ (more…)
On Saturday, health workers and their supporters will be rallying in Dorchester to demand a pay rise for nurses and many other NHS staff – part of a day of national action for pay justice.
Most health workers were left out of the recent public-sector pay deal while MPs were given £10,000 of additional expenses to make adjustments that allow them to work from home. South Dorset MP Richard Drax recently told the Dorset Echo: “The pandemic this year has proved the importance of our NHS nurses and doctors beyond all doubt: we must cherish them…” (more…)
State education is 150 years old but it was not universally welcome • Dorchester’s old schools remembered • Christopher Robin at 100 – the sad boy whose famous father didn’t like children • Tomatoes, birds and wasps: How to turn your tomatoes from green to red; Where have all the garden birds gone? Bee nice to wasps, the gardeners’ friend.
Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has voiced disappointment after learning that Dorset Council planners have recommended that permission is refused for the multi-storey car park which would unlock the development of clinical services on the Dorchester site.
Dorset County Hospital has been allocated £62.5million of Government funding to expand key clinical services on its Dorchester site as part of the national Health Infrastructure Plan and the project had been recognised as a priority. (more…)
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