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W2W - a welcome change in the air

THE Prime Minister’s bold move to suspend parliament has certainly put the cat among the pigeons.

Predictably, Remainers are calling it an outrage.

Diary - visiting a frail lady

On Sunday, Les Ames MBE, who has served the island of Portland all his life, celebrated his 100th birthday. He has been married to the lovely Jean for more than 70 years and tragically a fall and break separated them on this special day.

Diary - shocking murder of PC Andrew Harper

I am appalled at the murder of PC Andrew Harper, who died while investigating a suspected burglary. He had left his vehicle when he was struck by a car and dragged along the road for some way by it. A man has been charged.

Diary - visit to Veterans' Hub

A sunny morning and up with the lark. Time for an hour or so in the office before mounting my motorbike and heading to Dorchester for an arranged meeting with Cllr Spencer Flower, who leads the new Dorset Council.

Diary - presenting park manager with award

A busy day. First stop Swanage. The sun, having reappeared, I was encouraged to take the bike, which is always of benefit as it beats the traffic in most instances. I headed to Cauldron Barn Farm Park, which has been there in one guise or another for decades.