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Quirky places to stay in Dorset

People thrive for that thrill of something different so we’ve compiled some vital info on a few of the most interesting places to stay across Dorset

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*VIDEO* Lightning storm over Dorset

Captured by YouTube user billybakerdrums on 17 July.

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Prince Charles talks to CW interiors owner Cat White

News and views from across Dorset

The latest news from the county - from the July 2014 Dorset Magazine

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Mackerel are the star of the show in Lyme Regis this month

Lyme Regis Mackerel Festival

The plump mackerel of Lyme Bay are the stars of the Lyme Regis Mackerel Festival which takes place from 4–11 July.

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Sophie drives  from the 8th  tee at Parkstone Golf Club

Dorset golfer Sophie Keech sets sights on 2016 Olympics in Rio

Fired by a driving ambition since her grandfather first introduced her to the game at the age of eight, golfing supremo Sophie Keech now has her sights set firmly on Rio de Janeiro and Olympic victory

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Interview with Sherborne auctioneer Richard Bromell

A man posing like this for the camera could only be one of two things: a stand-up comic or an auctioneer.

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Nigel Bloxham with some of this Portland oysters which grow in The Fleet

The fishermen and women of Dorset reflect on the future of the industry in the county

For the men and women whose boats operate out of Weymouth harbour, fishing is more than just a job - it’s a lifelong passion. They reflect on their industry, and the legacy - and future - of fishing in Dorset.

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Wessex Scenes featuring the New Hardy Players left to right: Jem Purchess (Chris Pullen), John Whiting (Howard Payton), Private Cantle (Brian Caddy) and  Keziar Cantle (Sue Worth)

New Hardy Players to stage drama to commemorate the Great War

Thomas Hardy’s work has never had more resonance than now as preparations start to commemorate the Great War. To mark it, the New Hardy Players will stage a drama last directed by Hardy himself in 1916

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