Local firms support Dementia Friendly to help reconnect the elderly

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We have all been affected by the pandemic, feeling a sense of isolation and loneliness at being cut off from family and friends, but this is especially so for the elderly and vulnerable in care homes, especially those living with dementia. Last autumn, Jenny Cottrell, solicitor with Porter Dodson in Sturminster Newton, nominated Newstone House […]

New campaign shines a light on mental health to tackle stigma and change the way men talk

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A life-changing campaign – Light On – has launched across Dorset to tackle the stigma of talking about mental distress and emotional struggle, particularly among men. A network of organisations including local businesses, the NHS, Public Health Dorset and Bournemouth University, have joined forces to build mental wellbeing together and put an end to men […]

Openreach set to upgrade 14 exchanges and bring Full Fibre to a further 45,000 in Dorset

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Openreach has outlined plans to bring ultrafast, ultra-reliable Full Fibre broadband to a further 45,000 homes and businesses in Dorset. In total at least 3m more homes and businesses – including 440,000 across the South West – will benefit in some of the UK’s hardest to serve communities. Openreach has outlined plans to bring ultrafast, […]

We have take-off! easyJet launch first flights from Bournemouth to Belfast and Edinburgh

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“A milestone moment for Bournemouth Airport.” The words of Stephen Gill, Managing Director, as two new domestic easyJet routes were launched to Northern Ireland and Scotland. The first flight from Bournemouth to Belfast took off at 19:10 on May 26. It was followed by the new service to Edinburgh the following day. Both routes will […]

Full speed ahead with community sites set to receive gigabit broadband thanks to Dorset LEP

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Dozens of community buildings across rural north Dorset are to be connected to next generation gigabit-capable broadband. It’s thanks to a Getting Building Fund allocation from Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). Sixty community sites, from Blandford to Sherborne and including schools, community centres, a health centre, council depots, farms and adult social care residential homes, […]

Meet the owners! Recruitment consultancy is now 100 per cent owned by its 30 employees

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The Partners who now own the renamed Rubicon People Partnership. All future employees will also be owners. A privately owned recruitment consultancy is one of just four in the UK – and the only one on the south coast – to be wholly employee-owned. Twenty one years after Rubicon Recruitment Group was acquired by Lloyd […]

Housebuilder announces planned development on edge of town to be called Corallian Heights

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A planned new housing development on the outskirts of Sturminster Newton is to be called Corallian Heights. Contracts for the land, which has outline planning permission for 114 homes, were exchanged last month. The land deal with Bellway Wessex is for a 9.5-acre site, located off North Fields and bordering Sturminster Newton United Football Club’s […]