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7 of the best spa treatments in Dorset

Whether it is a gift for someone special or a pampering day out with friends, Alice Cooke reveals Dorset’s best spa treatments to rejuvenate and revive

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10 of the best things to do in Poole - 2015

From its beautiful beaches to its quaint Old Town, not to mention the seemingly endless programme of local events, Poole has the power to wow visitors any time of year

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8 of the best beach wedding venues in Dorset

Why jet off to foreign climes to get married with your toes in the sand when you can do the same in Dorset? Alice Cooke gives her pick of the best beach wedding venues

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Broadchurch to return for series 3

As the dust settles on series two of Broadchurch – Joe Miller is acquitted and then run out of town by two angry mums (Ellie and Beth), and the Sandbrook case is finally solved – Ricky did it with help from Claire and Lee - the news that lit up Twitter was that Broadchurch is to return for a third series.

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Entirely handmade in Dorset, these elegant candles by Maiden (which include rose, daisy and lavender designs) are not to be found on the high street. The Curve candles start at £25 available from their workshop in Dorchester or via their website

9 Mother’s Day gifts available to buy in Dorset

Want to find something special for Mother’s Day? Helen Stiles has found some lovely Dorset gifts

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Martin Clunes to star in ITV’s Arthur & George

The Dorset-based actor returns to our screen in March in an exciting new drama. If you want to meet Martin in person join him at this year’s Buckham Fair

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Timothy Medhurst of Duke's auction house with a phial of Winston Churchill's blood. It is being sold by Duke's of Dorchester.

Winston Churchill’s blood for sale in Dorchester

A few precious drops of blood that were taken from Sir Winston Churchill have emerged for sale at auction.

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General election 2015 in Dorset - candidates and constituencies

The next general election in the UK takes place on Thursday 7 May 2015. We’ve put together a handy Dorset guide to polling day; including candidates for each constituency and the results from 2010.

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