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Places

11:08
The magnificent Le Marité tall ship will be anchored in Weymouth Harbour during Waterfest

From magnificent tall ships to rousing sea shanties Waterfest Weymouth is a joyous celebration of the town’s illustrious maritime heritage

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Wed, 16:23
Where did you get that hat? Topping fun at the Bridport Hat Festival (Photo by Sheena O'Donoghue)

Helen Stiles rounds up her pick of events happening around the county this month

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Wed, 15:40
Let your taste buds run riot in the Dorset Food Hall © Helen Jones

From award-winning local food and drink to the crème de la crème of regional arts and crafts, this month’s County Show is a true celebration of the Dorset countryside

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Wed, 14:39

Begin your wedding planning at the biggest in the region as Bride: The Wedding Show heads to Westpoint Arena, Exeter, on October 8 and 9, 2016, organised by Dorset Magazine’s sister title, South West Bride.

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Tue, 09:56
The bridge leading the Sturminster Mill which has been milling flour for 1000 years (Photo by Graham Raines)

Andy Greeves explores the delightful town of Sturminster Newton and neighbouring Stalbridge and Marnhull at the heart of the picturesque

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Education

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Some of the Knighton House pupils in their practical and distinctive red dungarees

Cartwheels, tree climbing and cultivating confidence. Sarah Wicks, Headmistress at Knighton House School wants her pupils to have a proper carefree childhood

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

As Talbot Heath School gets ready to host Modernism on Sea, a festival celebrating the art and culture of the 1930s, its Head, Angharad Holloway explains the inspiration behind the event

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Food & Drink

Friday, August 19, 2016
Chef Mark Hix in the kitchen

Celebrated chef, restaurateur and food writer Mark Hix is known for his original take on British gastronomy. He has several restaurants in London as well as the HIX Oyster & Fish House in his home town of Lyme Regis

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Wednesday, August 10, 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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Tuesday, August 2, 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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Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Furleigh Estate - a former dairy farm transformed into an award-winning vineyard

Years of careful planning and investment has transformed a Dorset dairy farm into an award-winning vineyard and winery of international repute

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Thursday, July 7, 2016
The Dorset Martini

A perfect martini requires just two ingredients – gin and vermouth – or does it?

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People

11:31
Steve in action on the real tennis court at Canford

An exciting new racquet sport is coming to the county and fans of the game say it is very very addictive

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Wed, 15:59
Natalie Clein, artistic director of the Purbeck Chamber Music Festival

The spirit of composer Franz Schubert infuses this year’s Purbeck Chamber Music Festival, which also includes T. S. Eliot’s Four Quartets read by Juliet Stevenson

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Friday, August 19, 2016
Chef Mark Hix in the kitchen

Celebrated chef, restaurateur and food writer Mark Hix is known for his original take on British gastronomy. He has several restaurants in London as well as the HIX Oyster & Fish House in his home town of Lyme Regis

Read full story »
Friday, August 19, 2016
The new lifeboat at Swanage the George Thomas Lacy named after its generous benefactor

We talk to the crew of Swanage RNLI, past and present, about the important role they play in this lifesaving charity manned entirely by local volunteers (Photos: Andy Lyons)

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Thursday, August 18, 2016
MIlton Abbey set like a jewel in the Capablity Brown designed landscape

Milton Abbas resident, Michael McAvoy, considers the legacy left by the man described as ‘The Shakespeare of English garden design’ who also designed his village

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Homes & Gardens

Friday, August 19, 2016
South Green House, Southwold

From seaside escapes to eco-friendly self-builds, take a tour of three motivating and beautiful renovations that will give you serious house envy

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Friday, August 5, 2016

Furniture designer John Makepeace creates stunning individual pieces from his Dorset studio that grace homes and businesses across the world

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016
The stunning cottage garden at Hilltop is at its best this month

There are many unusual and colourful gardens opening across the county for the NGS this month

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Picture by William Goddard Photography

From beautiful barn conversions and Georgian mansions to fairytale cottages, we take a look at the inspirational interiors of three stunning homes in England

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Thursday, July 14, 2016
Build a home that's truly yours

You have always wanted to build your own home, but all of the television shows and how-to books make it seem like an impossible feat, or is it?

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