Drilling for oil: The rows over rigs in Poole Bay

PLANS to explore for oil in Poole Bay are currently causing controversy.

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Botched repair job and poll tax protest – the eventful past of Weymouth’s white horse

A FORTNIGHT ago we ran an article on the White Horse at Osmington which sparked a lot of interest.

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The snake-killing woodsman with 15 children whose family extends to Germany

GEORGE Foot, the man from the cottage in the woods in Up Cerne who once killed six adders, has provided us with much to talk about.

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He recruited nearly 500 Weymouth men who lost their lives

THIS week we conclude our tribute to the men of Weymouth who were killed in the Middle East during the First World War.

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99 years of Remembrance Day commemorations

THERE were no poppies and Whitehall had no Portland stone cenotaph.

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Men who went from football field to the battlefield remembered by village

RESIDENTS in one of the few villages in Dorset without a war memorial have created their own remembrance memorials ahead of the Armistice Centenary.

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When famous comedian provided the chuckles at theatre

HERE’S a lovely happy photo shared with us by Bill Macey of comedian Charlie Williams at Weymouth Pavilion in 1983.

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Lest we forget – Weymouth men who lost their lives in Middle East conflict

WITH this Sunday marking 100 years since the end of the First World War, it seems timely to refer to some more extensive research from friend of Looking Back Greg Schofield, who has been looking at the conflict in the middle east between 1917 and 1918.

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This Portland spot will have national significance this weekend

HERE’S another piece providing us with food for thought as Remembrance Sunday and the Armistice Centenary approach.

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Man from cottage in the woods made the headlines for killing snakes

PEOPLE were very interested in our appeal to find a photo of the cottage in the woods in Up Cerne, which was formerly occupied by the great great grandfather of Bristol resident Mark Foot.

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