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This riverside town has a cliff-top castle, pretty beach huts and a beautiful natural harbour
Poole and Bournemouth offer miles of award-winning golden beaches with something to suit everyone
Artists whose work celebrated the Jubilee and the Olympics feature in this exhibition in Christchurch
Salterns Marina in Poole hosts this popular boat show which attracts the very best boating brands within the marine industry
Edward Griffiths enjoys a walk that features two lovely churches, ancient woodland and lush meadows in this historic corner of north-west Dorset
Edward Griffiths' Blackmore Vale walk takes in a community orchard, a long forgotten Iron Age hill-fort and a magnificent 14th-century manor house
Edward Griffiths enjoys a walk through ancient woodland and relishes the superb views over Blackmore Vale to Alfred's Tower at Stourhead
Alex Aitken, the award-winning Chef Patron at The Jetty and The Kings Arms in Christchurch, shares one of his favourite recipes with us
The perfect winter recipe which you can enjoy yourself or can be given as a great homemade gift...
A very easy recipe to create a delicious fudge sauce for any desert...
Phil shows us his useful hints and tips to creating a delicious casserole dish...
Masterchef runner up and TV chef Dean Edwards has put a dash of his best culinary skills into a selection of scrumptious, yet simple, sauces...
Nick Churchill, author of Yeah Yeah Yeah: The Beatles & Bournemouth, celebrates the 50th anniversary of The Beatles first gig in Bournemouth
Scriptwriter Chris Chibnall's latest drama brings him closer to home and stars the West Dorset coastline. Broadchurch, to be screened on ITV1 in March, also stars David Tennant, Olivia Coleman and Pauline Quirke.
Fingers Crossed For BBQ weather? No Knead, With A Wood Fired Pizza Oven By The Stone Bake Oven Company. <br/><br/><br/><br/>With a rather wet start to the summer and the constant threat of intermittent showers, many of us are contemplating ways of entertaining
Peter Booton meets a talented couple who are breathing life back into a long-term family project at West Compton Manor, and creating a thriving rural business
It was Christmas 2009 when Marlborough entrepreneur, Matthew Thomas, was looking to diversify his existing business, Marlborough Rug Company (www.marlboroughrugs.co.uk) at that time an independent family run Oriental rug and interiors shop
We are all much more security-conscious than we were 30-40 years ago, and for good reason. Long gone are the days where one could nip to the local shop and not worry about whether we left the doors and windows to our home unlocked or open.
Susanne Masters visits a 'lost' Victorian walled garden in west Dorset that is gradually being restored to its former glory thanks to a community inspired initiative
Event takes place at Larmer Tree Gardens on 23 September 2012
Whether the style is formal or flamboyant, we love our gardens, and there's nowhere better than the RHS Chelsea Flower Show to find inspiration. Kate Fleming visited and found herself in very distinguished company. Photos by Amy Rowlinson