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Airship SSZ.45 flew missions from Toller, Upton, and Laira near Plymouth.  As she takes off, the ground party below watches her safely away

The Dorset airship stations that played a vital role in World War One

Two airship stations in Dorset played a vital role in deterring German U-boats from attacking British ships - and it’s time their story was better known, says Pete London

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Silver-spotted Skipper by Peter Eeles

Searching for the Silver-spotted Skipper in Shaftesbury

Wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation is inviting families to make the most of the final weeks of summer by joining the search for one of our rarest butterflies, the Silver-spotted Skipper.

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*VIDEO* Stone Curlew spotted in Portland Bill

Footage from YouTube user Martin Cade of a Stone Curlew. Captured in Portland Bill, Dorset

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Natalie Clein

Cellist Natalie Clein on her native Dorset and her role as artistic director of the Purbeck Chamber Music Festival

Natalie Clein may be a world-class cellist but she is forever drawn back to her native Dorset. Now, as artistic director of the Purbeck Chamber Music Festival she is bringing new talent to the county

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A seven-plane Red Arrows formation fly past the newly unveiled memorial sculpture to their fallen collegaue Flt-Lt Jon Egging at the 2012 Bournemouth Air Festival

Special bond between Bournemouth’s Air Festival and Jon Egging’s family help keep his memory alive

When Red Arrows pilot Jon Egging was killed at Bournemouth’s Air Festival three years ago it could have signalled the end of an era. But miraculously out of the tragedy of his death, a special bond has developed with his family that helps keep Jon’s memory alive

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Jason in his office

Interview with Dorset author Jason Goodwin

As the son of Jocasta Innes, Jason Goodwin had a peripatetic childhood. Now an award-winning author living in Dorset, he has assumed his mother’s nonconformist mantle

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Interview with Buckham Fair founders Martin and Philippa Clunes

Martin Clunes is the Doctor Dolittle of TV comedy. Acting might be his day job but animals are his passion. The Doc Martin stalwart houses a veritable menagerie at his Beaminster estate.

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