Local News

Pain patients are overdue for shots

Recent statistics show that 367 patients were overdue for injection therapy in November, up from 150 earlier in the year.Patients should receive repeat injections six monthly, but the Primary Care Trust funds DCH on the basis that no patient is more than six months overdue for their injections.Following years of underfunding and a discussion with one of the clinicians, our MP, Oliver Letwin persuaded the interim chief executive of the PCT to consider bringing in an additional team at the Pain Clinic to ensure existing patients were fully satisfied...

Campaigners win a reprieve for bus link

A Bus service linking Chard to Crewkerne and Dorchester is reprieved until Christmas thanks to the efforts of local campaigners...

Congratulations for giving so much help

Former Western Gazette editor DON MILDENHALLI WOULD like to congratulate the Sherborne Over 50s Group on the helping hand it extends...

High hopes for special Piddle Brewery's Halloween real ale

A DORSET brewery is hoping a witchy brew and a visit from an MP will spell success for their business.Owners and brewers at the Piddle Brewery invited West Dorset MP Oliver Letwin to tour their site at Piddlehinton ...

West Dorset MP takes a tour of farm

WEST Dorset MP Oliver Letwin Oliver Letwin toured the Miles Cross Farm Education and Enterprise Centre at Symondsbury...

Shop hits three-year milestone

A WEST Dorset village shop is celebrating three years as a successful community venture.The Thorncombe Village Shop is now run as a community enterprise with nearly 30 volunteers, including villager and West Dorset MP Oliver Letwin , who runs it alongside a small management team...

Promises, promises

An auction of promises will take place at Thorncombe on Saturday to raise money for the village shop...