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Weymouth Beach Wins Yet More Awards …

2018-05-17T12:15:55+00:00 May 17th, 2018|Weymouth and Portland News|

This year environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy is presenting 190 awards to England’s very best beaches, including 65 international Blue Flags and 125 Seaside Awards (eight more than last year), with 42 beaches achieving both awards. This includes awards to Weymouth & Portland Borough Council’s Weymouth Beach. Weymouth Beach joins the country’s very best beaches, [...]

Weymouth residents invited to exhibition of seafront lighting concept

2018-05-10T12:42:42+00:00 May 10th, 2018|Weymouth and Portland News|

Weymouth residents will soon get their first peek at the potential new lighting scheme for the esplanade, as an exhibition is being planned to share the designers’ ideas and invite involvement from the community in shaping the lighting effects being displayed. Pictured above One aspect of the Weymouth Lighting concept The exhibition follows an initial [...]

Give it a Go

2018-03-09T11:27:10+00:00 March 8th, 2018|Weymouth and Portland News|

Weymouth is leading the charge for Joe Diomede's great idea! Pop into 'Cobblekeys 'n' Tees Gift Shop' in the town. Buy a badge with a minimum donation of 50p - pin it on! Get a couple to hand out - put 'em in your pocket! Look out for each other and see what happens! Phones Down - Heads Up [...]

Weymouth Based Dream Cottages Launches Exciting New Website

2018-02-27T15:47:59+00:00 February 27th, 2018|Weymouth and Portland News|

Weymouth based Dream Cottages have announced the launch of their brand new website. Packed full of exciting new features, such as holiday inspiration, things to do and town guides, it really is your 'one stop shop' for all things Dorset and includes a wide selection of superior holiday properties in Weymouth and Portland. They have redesigned  individual property [...]

Weymouth Indian restaurant joins forces with local college to expand students cooking horizons

2018-02-07T16:07:41+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Weymouth and Portland News|

Sujon Mia – award-winning Head Chef at Shalims Balti House Weymouth – is joining forces with Weymouth College’s catering and hospitality students to create a night of Indian Cuisine at the College’s HIX Academy Restaurant on Wednesday 21st February.   Sujon will work with the students throughout the day delivering a masterclass in Indian cooking under the [...]

Pennsylvania Castle shortlisted in National Wedding Awards – ‘Best Castle Wedding Venue’ category  

2018-02-07T13:28:33+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Weymouth and Portland News|

− Hitched reveal the UK’s finalists in Wedding Awards − Perfect Wedding, You & Your Wedding and Hitched have joined forces to recognise the UK's very best wedding suppliers with The Wedding Awards 2018. The shortlist has been announced and flying the flag for Portland, Dorset is Pennsylvania Castle. A finalist for the UK’s ‘Best [...]

Portland Port’s 2018 Cruise Season Set to be Another Record Breaker

2018-01-31T22:44:20+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Weymouth and Portland News|

Portland Port’s 2018 cruise season is going to be another record breaker with the greatest number of cruise calls and passengers to date. Overall the port is expecting to handle 32 cruise ships bringing nearly 39,000 passengers into Portland. Over the last 10 years the numbers have grown substantially from just 4 calls and 2,000 [...]

What’s on in Weymouth 2018 Events and Festivals Quick Reference

2018-02-23T07:48:40+00:00 January 28th, 2018|Weymouth and Portland News|

Our what's on in Weymouth events listings are updated most days  so for the latest Weymouth events 2018 news please be sure to check out our Weymouth Events 2018 pages. For your convenience we include here a quick reference guide to what's on in Weymouth and Portland during 2018. As we receive more information these events will be [...]

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 [...]