Tag Archive | "2012"

Team GB sailors to greet Weymouth Live Site on 2012 Opening Ceremony night

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Team GB sailors to greet Weymouth Live Site on 2012 Opening Ceremony night

Posted on 25 July 2012 by Weymouth & Portland Borough Council

Team GB’s sailors will kick-start their home Olympic Games in front of some 12,000 fans.  Continue Reading

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The Olympic Flame reaches Blandford Forum in North Dorset

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The Olympic Flame reaches Blandford Forum in North Dorset

Posted on 12 July 2012 by dorsetforyou.com

The Torch arrived in Blandford Forum at 11.15 and was greeted by children from the Blandford School before dropping down into a crowded Market Place.

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Moving Tides drummers

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Moving Tides Procession Rescheduled – STATEMENT

Posted on 12 July 2012 by dorsetforyou.com

The Moving Tides Procession, planned to take place at 4pm today, is to be rescheduled and will not be part of this evening’s Torch celebration as previously planned.

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Weymouth’s Jurassic Stones Illuminated

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Weymouth’s Jurassic Stones Illuminated

Posted on 10 July 2012 by Weymouth & Portland Borough Council

The final element of the Arts Council funded Jurassic Stones sculpture has now been put in place, with two spotlights illuminating the stones at night, providing a spectacular entrance into Weymouth and Portland during the evening.

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Effect of flooding on Olympic Torch Relay route

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Effect of flooding on Olympic Torch Relay route

Posted on 09 July 2012 by Dorset County Council

The flooding caused by heavy rain at the weekend has affected a number of roads in Dorset. With more rain predicted for later this week, the route taken by the Olympic flame on Thursday, Friday and Saturday could be affected.

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Be part of history – share your photos and comments from the Olympic Torch Relay through Dorset

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Be part of history – share your photos and comments from the Olympic Torch Relay through Dorset

Posted on 06 July 2012 by Weymouth & Portland Borough Council

Dorset councils are inviting people to share their photos and comments from the Olympic Torch Relay when it visits the county next week.
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New Visit Dorset iPhone App

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New Visit Dorset iPhone App

Posted on 03 July 2012 by West Dorset District Council

A new tourism iPhone app has been launched by Visit Dorset. Continue Reading

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The Torch is coming and Dorset’s roads will be busy

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The Torch is coming and Dorset’s roads will be busy

Posted on 26 June 2012 by Dorset County Council

Dorset will have its first real taste of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games when the Torch relay works its way through the county 12-14 July. Continue Reading

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Young rangers win at Avon Heath

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Young rangers win at Avon Heath

Posted on 20 June 2012 by Dorset County Council

Three young Dorset residents spent a day with a ranger at Avon Heath after winning a competition at the Dorset County Council run country park. Continue Reading

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Olympic Rings sculpture revealed

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Olympic Rings sculpture revealed

Posted on 19 June 2012 by West Dorset District Council

A stunning stone sculpture of the Olympic Rings is set to be put into place on Wednesday morning outside Weymouth railway station. Continue Reading

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Olympic Look & Feel installation begins

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Olympic Look & Feel installation begins

Posted on 19 June 2012 by Weymouth & Portland Borough Council

The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Events are coming to Dorset . . . and the county is getting dressed up for the occasion. Continue Reading

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New lighting system launched

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New lighting system launched

Posted on 29 May 2012 by Weymouth & Portland Borough Council

The new artist designed ‘Light Veils’ on Weymouth Esplanade will be launched on Thursday 31 May 2012. Continue Reading

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100 days until the London 2012 Paralympic Games begin

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100 days until the London 2012 Paralympic Games begin

Posted on 22 May 2012 by Weymouth & Portland Borough Council

There are just 100 days to go until the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games this summer.

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Weymouth and Portland to welcome Olympic Flame with spectacular beach celebration

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Weymouth and Portland to welcome Olympic Flame with spectacular beach celebration

Posted on 18 May 2012 by Weymouth & Portland Borough Council

Weymouth & Portland Borough Council has announced its plans for the Olympic Torch Relay celebration on 12 July.
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The Olympic Flame is on its way

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The Olympic Flame is on its way

Posted on 18 May 2012 by Weymouth & Portland Borough Council

The Olympic Flame will begin its 70-day journey around the UK on Saturday 19 May and is due to arrive in Dorset in July. 

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Top award for Weymouth beach

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Top award for Weymouth beach

Posted on 15 May 2012 by Weymouth & Portland Borough Council

Weymouth Central Beach has again cemented its place amongst the best in the country. Continue Reading

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Important information for marine users of the Olympic Waters around Weymouth & Portland

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Important information for marine users of the Olympic Waters around Weymouth & Portland

Posted on 09 May 2012 by Weymouth & Portland Borough Council

Between the 28th July – 9th September the Olympic and Paralympic sailing events of the London 2012 Games will be held in the waters around Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour.   Continue Reading

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Dress rehearsal for Weymouth landmark

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Dress rehearsal for Weymouth landmark

Posted on 18 April 2012 by West Dorset District Council

A Weymouth landmark has been given a ‘GREAT’ new look to show how it could be transformed during this summer’s Olympic and Paralympic Sailing events.

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Newsroom feature picture

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Giant sandcastle marks 100 days to go to the Games

Posted on 18 April 2012 by Weymouth & Portland Borough Council

A giant sandcastle has been built on Weymouth beach to mark 100 days to the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games on 27 July. Continue Reading

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Tourist leaflet hits the shelves

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Tourist leaflet hits the shelves

Posted on 04 April 2012 by Weymouth & Portland Borough Council

A brand new leaflet for visitors to Weymouth & Portland during 2012 is out now. Continue Reading

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