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Places

11:30

From vintage cycle rides to Shakespeare at Maumbury Rings, Helen Stiles rounds up her pick of events happening around the county this month

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11:27

Many towns and village are opening their gardens to raise money for local charities, church repairs and village halls. Visit these glorious gardens and support a good cause

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09:35

We don’t think photos of Dorset can ever get old. Here are 10 of the best shared on Instagram this week…

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Tue, 11:52

Eating alfresco allows you to immerse yourself in the natural world. So grab a blanket, pack a picnic and enjoy these wildlife-rich landscapes, with magnificent views suggested by Dorset Wildlife Trust

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Tue, 11:27

Edward Griffiths explores a wild heath landscape near Poole which is home to some very rare residents

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Education

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

While revision is vital for exam preparation, it shouldn’t be all hard graft for teenagers. Lisa Salmon looks at how playing games could help studying too

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Celebrities and other famous figures who went to school in Dorset

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Food & Drink

11:43

At Dorset Magazine, we know that one of your greatest passions is the food and drink produced in this county, and the farms from which that produce comes. This year the glamorous awards evening will be held at The Italian Villa on September 28. Voting is now open…

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Monday, May 8, 2017

The Highcliffe Revival Food Festival is back and it’s bigger and better than ever, says Tracey Beesley, who is part of the committee organising this tasty event

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

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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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Marc Carella is head chef at the Upper Deck Bar & Restaurant at the Christchurch Harbour Hotel where his love of local fish shines through on its seasonal inspired menus

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

From beaches to church halls and bike shops to old chapels, unlikely dinner venues are springing up around Dorset. Sue Quinn finds some supper clubs and pop-up restaurants that offer food lovers deliciously unusual places to feast

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People

10:56

The next general election in the UK takes place on Thursday 8 June 2017. We’ve put together a handy Dorset guide to polling day; including candidates for each constituency

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Tue, 14:36

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. The stand features sculptures from Simon, integrated into a planting scheme by his wife Monique.

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Friday, May 12, 2017

We’ve been lucky enough to speak to some of Dorset’s best known over the years. Here’s what they love most about this beautiful county

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Dorset Business Angels are keen to invest in Dorset, as Kate Shaw reveals its time for local businesses with great ideas to get pitching

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Marc Carella is head chef at the Upper Deck Bar & Restaurant at the Christchurch Harbour Hotel where his love of local fish shines through on its seasonal inspired menus

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Homes & Gardens

Tue, 14:36

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. The stand features sculptures from Simon, integrated into a planting scheme by his wife Monique.

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The light airy design of a Cape Town house transformed a Dorset bungalow into a special family home for a couple whose life is infused with colour, as Claire Bowman discovers

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Tolpuddle-based Allegoric Designs has taken the farmyard to the circus, as Carol Burns discovers

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Dr Paula Day reflects on the positive impact Lucienne Day’s upbeat modern everyday textiles had in brightening up homes across post-war Britain, as her centenary is celebrated at a special exhibition at Arts University Bournemouth

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Chelsea and Hampton Court Flower Show Gold Winner, Mary Payne, reveals the design secrets behind The Italian Garden at Compton Acres and how to recreate it at home

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