Weymouth and Portland News

Radipole Park and Gardens Awarded Development Funding …

2017-12-15T20:09:52+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Weymouth and Portland News|

A plan to restore Radipole Park and Gardens has received a major boost after securing initial National Lottery support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Big Lottery Fund. It was announced yesterday (14th) that an application for first round funding has been approved. The application for a development grant was made by the Friends of [...]

CBeebies’ Octonauts return for a new adventure at SEA LIFE Weymouth

2017-07-26T14:38:48+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Weymouth and Portland News|

SEA LIFE Weymouth has announced that the Octonauts will be returning for a brand new deep sea adventure from Saturday July 29 until Monday August 28. The much anticipated Octo-Glow Explorers event will offer children and their families the chance to join CBeebies’ most intrepid ocean explorers on a special mission to uncover the secret [...]

Weymouth Curry House Launches It’s Own Brand of Lager

2017-08-22T14:49:40+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Weymouth and Portland News|

Weymouth’s award winning Indian restaurant, Shalims Balti House has taken a bold leap into brewing with the launch of it’s very own premium lager ‘Anokha’ ( अनोखा ) which means ‘Unique’ in Hindi was the brain child of Shalim Abdul the owner of Shalims Balti House. Shalim says “We have been serving the traditional lagers [...]

Weymouth’s Top Musicians Celebrated at Night LIVE Awards 2017

2017-07-26T20:06:51+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Local Music Scene, Weymouth and Portland News|

Weymouth's first Night LIVE Awards, sponsored by Weyline, celebrating live music and venues in Weymouth took place last night at Ayya Bars following a last minute change of venue after it became apparent that the new awards had created so much interest that there just wasn't going to be room for everyone who wanted to [...]

Weymouth’s best clubs, pubs and bars celibrate

2017-06-16T09:12:55+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Weymouth and Portland News|

Weymouth’s best pubs and clubs celebrated at a prestigious awards ceremony last night. The ceremony held on Thursday (15/6) celebrated the success of venues who have achieved the nationally recognised ‘Best Bar None’ accreditation. Those celebrating a gold accreditation include the Gloucestor Pub, which was judged the overall winner. Other venues that also achieved a [...]

Weymouth Chippy Shows Great Support for Julia’s House Children’s Hospice

2016-10-13T12:07:46+00:00 October 13th, 2016|Weymouth and Portland News|

Award winning Weymouth Fish & Chip shop Fish n Fritz presented Mrs Brenda Bonwell B.E.M., the former Chairwoman of the Weymouth & Portland Friends of Julia’s House Children's Hospice, Group with a cheque for £250. Fish n Fritz raised the money by taking part in Julia’s House Chip Shop Challenge that saw chip shops from [...]

Weymouth Car Parks Win Award

2017-03-20T14:03:19+00:00 August 25th, 2016|Weymouth and Portland News|

This year, 24 car parks across West Dorset and Weymouth have been awarded the UK recognised Park Mark Award compared to 14 car parks in 2015. A Park Mark is awarded to parking facilities that have passed requirements of a risk assessment conducted by the Police. These requirements include: • Quality management • Appropriate lighting [...]

Dunkirk Movie Location Shoot in Weymouth July 2016

2017-03-20T14:03:19+00:00 August 5th, 2016|Photo Galleries, Videos, Weymouth and Portland News|

During The last week of July 2016 renown hollywood director Christoper Nolan brought the cast, including Harry Stiles, Cillian Murphy and Mark Rylance, and crew of the movie Dunkirk to Weymouth for two days of location shooting on Weymouth Quayside. Dunkirk - Announcement - Official Warner Bros. UKFrom filmmaker Christopher Nolan (“Interstellar,” “Inception,” “The Dark [...]

Please Don’t Feed The Seagulls

2017-03-20T14:03:19+00:00 August 3rd, 2016|Weymouth and Portland News|

West Dorset and Weymouth and Portland councils are hoping that a new campaign that has been launched will help tackle the issue of nuisance seagulls. The notoriously greedy birds are well known amongst holidaymakers and residents alike for their sometimes aggressive behaviour in pursuit of food. The councils have come up with a novel approach [...]

It’s a Family Affair at No.4 Restaurant Weymouth

2016-05-27T14:39:48+00:00 May 27th, 2016|Weymouth and Portland News|

The family affair continues at Weymouth’s most loved seafood restaurant No. 4, with Andrew Hind, Michelle Hind's son accepting the position of 'Front Of House Manager’. Andrew will be joined by No. 4's new culinary discovery from top London restaurant 'Mews Of Mayfair’ James Medhurst. James brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience [...]

Watch Dorsetforyou.com’s 360 Video Walk Along Weymouth Beach

2016-04-14T17:08:12+00:00 April 14th, 2016|Uncategorized, Videos, Weymouth and Portland News|

This is a fascinating walk along Weymouth Beach in 360 degree surround video very recently published by DorsetForYou.com on their Facebook page. To view it you will most likely need to be on a desktop computer using Chrome or Firefox as your web browser, we checked out Facebook's 36o video specs and it seems Internet Explorer [...]

Look to The Skies on Weymouth Carnival Day … The Red Arrows are Coming

2017-03-20T14:03:20+00:00 March 23rd, 2016|Weymouth and Portland News|

Every year one of the main highlights of the Weymouth Carnival is the air displays of the Red Arrows, and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, however following the tragic Shoreham air disaster last year the future of air displays in the UK has been the subject of a lot of discussion. For the Weymouth Carnival organisers the [...]

A Night Out In Weymouth … Times Have Definitely Changed!

2016-02-01T16:46:50+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Weymouth and Portland News|

Like a number of seaside towns, Weymouth has struggled in the past with people causing trouble on the streets on Friday and Saturday evenings. Times are changing though and Dorset Police say measures put in place to tackle drink-fuelled problems here are working. Many of the town's most popular bars and clubs have come together through Pubwatch [...]

Weymouth’s Pleasure Pier Closed from 1 February for six weeks

2016-01-14T16:29:15+00:00 January 14th, 2016|Weymouth and Portland News|

Weymouth & Portland Borough Council’s engineers will be carrying out planned maintenance works on Weymouth’s Pleasure Pier from the 1 February for six weeks. During this time, the pier and pedestrian approach will be closed for engineer access only. Roadside notifications will be put in place to warn the public of closures. The work involves [...]

Weymouth’s Getting Ready For Chase The Pudding 2015

2015-11-17T12:51:47+00:00 November 17th, 2015|Weymouth and Portland News|

Santas, elves, fairies and many other fabulous festive characters will gather together on Weymouth Beach to take part in the annual Chase the Pudding Event (Weymouth Pavilion end) on Sunday 20 December. Everybody is invited to come along cheer and support this colourful festive event on Weymouth seafront starting at 11am, with warm-up and `Santa [...]

Challenge Weymouth 2015 TV Coverage

2017-03-20T14:03:20+00:00 November 17th, 2015|Videos, Weymouth and Portland News|

Brilliant footage of September's Challenge Weymouth Triathlon produced for TV by Dreamteam Television. Weymouth was yet again at the centre of sporting action back in September when The Challenge Weymouth 2015 Triathlon took place in the resort. This is the full television coverage as broadcast after the event on TV and features all the excitement of the [...]

The Channel Guest House Has Changed Name and Become Weymouth Beach B & B.

2017-03-20T14:03:20+00:00 October 15th, 2015|Weymouth and Portland News|

Long established family run Weymouth seafront guest house The Channel has changed it's name to Weymouth Beach B and B. Chris Reay one of the proprietors explains ... "The house sits proudly opposite the award winning central beach, our guests only have to walk a matter of yards across The Esplanade to enjoy this fantastic [...]

Challenge Weymouth 2015 Travel and Traffic Info

2017-03-20T14:03:20+00:00 September 10th, 2015|Weymouth and Portland News|

The Challenge Weymouth Triathlon takes place on Sunday 13 September and thousands of athletes and spectators will be visiting Weymouth for this prestigious event in the annual Triathlon calendar. Whilst the event itself takes place on the Sunday Saturday 12th  is also likely to be very busy with many athletes and spectators choosing to stay in Weymouth [...]