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Friday, June 24, 2016
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From farmhouse to country house, tea room to hotel Sue Quinn leaves no crumb untested as she seeks out some of the finest cream teas in the county

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Thursday, June 23, 2016
The panoramic view from The Keep

We take a quick look at some of the best things to see and do in the town of Dorchester

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Monday, June 20, 2016
Hamlet is performed in the grounds of Shaftesbury Abbey

Helen Stiles rounds up her pick of open air performances happening around Dorset this July

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Monday, June 20, 2016
View to Old Harry from Evening Hill

Edward Griffiths enjoys an easy coastal stroll with sensational views towards Old Harry Rocks and then explores Canford Cliffs Village

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016
One of Groves' shops in the 1930s

This year Groves Nurseries celebrates 150 years trading in Dorset. Lindsay Jones leafs through their family archives to find out about the greenfingered pioneers behind this successful family business

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Education

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Mary Arnal the new head at St Mary's Shaftesbury

Mary Arnal, the new head at St Mary’s Shaftesbury, is relishing taking the school to a more global level and inspiring its pupils to aim high, be creative and make a real difference in the world

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Angharad in New York at the Global conference on girls' education

Angharad Holloway, head of Talbot Heath School, reflects on a trip to New York which opened her eyes to the empowering role girls’ education plays in communities around the world

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Food & Drink

Friday, June 24, 2016
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Myra, of A. S. Sushi + More, tells us about bringing her authentic Japanese food experience to Dorchester’s high street

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Friday, June 24, 2016
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From farmhouse to country house, tea room to hotel Sue Quinn leaves no crumb untested as she seeks out some of the finest cream teas in the county

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Monday, June 20, 2016

This is your chance to vote and support Dorset’s finest food and drink businesses. Following the overwhelming success of last year’s awards, we are delighted to launch the 2016 Dorset Magazine Food, Drink and Farming Awards.

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Friday, June 10, 2016
Lamb with green beans and mint

River Cottage head chef, Gill Meller, celebrates the classic partnership of lamb and mint

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Thursday, June 9, 2016
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Whether you’re looking for fine dining, pub food, a romantic meal for 2 or a taste of something from further afield, eating out in Dorset really has something for everyone. Here’s our guide to the best local restaurants and pubs

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People

Friday, June 24, 2016
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Myra, of A. S. Sushi + More, tells us about bringing her authentic Japanese food experience to Dorchester’s high street

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Thursday, June 23, 2016
Nick Fisher

Nick Fisher’s writing career has taken him from Screaming Reels to Holby City, but his debut novel Pot Luck is a dark thriller set on a crabbing boat in Weymouth. Helen Thorne went to find out more

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Gillan with his fiancée Lizzie and daughter Isabella

Bob Lowndes, Chief Executive of leading regional charity Autism Wessex asks: if we can put autism on TV, can we accept autism in real life?

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Monday, June 20, 2016
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On Thursday 23 June, the British public will vote on whether they wish the UK to remain in the EU or not. Here’s how your local MP plans to vote...

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Whether it is tears of pride, empathy, sorrow or joy, every man should be allowed to cry

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Homes & Gardens

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Ailsa Wilson creates beautiful maritime designs in a former beach hut, says Carol Burns

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Monday, June 6, 2016
Cranborne Manor was originally laid out in John Tracadent

Throughout June there are plenty of Open Gardens Weekends to inspire and explore. Here are just some of the gorgeous Dorset gardens you should take time to visit this month

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Simon Gudgeon's stand at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

Dorset based sculptor, Simon Gudgeon, has once again received a Five Star Trade Stand Award from the Royal Horticultural Society at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016
North Manor, Upwey set in 1.75 acres

With its light and airy design, this stunning contemporary property in Upwey takes full advantage of its rural surroundings

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Monday, May 9, 2016
Bluebells in Delcombe Wood, near Milton Abbas, Dorset by Roman Hobler (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0) via flic.kr/p/neMNpY

It’s bluebells, bluebells and even more bluebells across Dorset right now...

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