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Fri, 10:39

Starting a search on Google brings up a whole range of suggested searches based on what people are asking a lot. Here we answer some of the world’s most pressing queries about Dorset...

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Thu, 16:47
Muscovado

Muscovado is BurntOut Theatre’s scorching new play about slavery in Nineteenth Century Barbados, written by emerging playwright Royal Court alumnus Matilda Ibini.

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Wed, 15:22
Max Gate, former home of Thomas Hardy, was designed by the author in 1885 © National Trust Images / Andrew Butler

A series of five illuminating talks about author Thomas Hardy and his work, taking place through the year at Dorset County Museum, will begin on Thursday 30 April at 7.30pm.

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Mon, 10:48
Late evening winters light at Durdle Door Dorset (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

We took to Twitter one evening and asked our followers for their number one favourite thing about living in Dorset. Here’s what they told us...

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Friday, April 17, 2015
Swanage Railway steam train chuffing past Corfe Castle. Photo by Andrew P M Wright

Steam trains, seaside adventures and castles. This Purbeck town is at the very heart of Famous Five country and you can have a smashing day out here

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Education

Friday, April 10, 2015

Dr Julie Kirkby, a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Bournemouth University, reveals how innovative eye-tracking technology could help children who struggle with dyslexia

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Monday, March 16, 2015
Chris Martin (Photo by Shane Wenzlick/Getty Images)

Celebrities and other famous figures who went to school in Dorset

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Food & Drink

Wed, 15:09

Andy Briggs, head chef and co-founder of The Stable, an establishment famous for its local pizza, pies and cider, tells us about what inspired this award-winning concept

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Mary-Lou Sturridge in the dining room

Hailed as the hippest hangout on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast, The Seaside Boarding House is the cliff-top creation of former Groucho Club co-founder Mary-Lou Sturridge. So is it infused with maritime magic? We take you on an exclusive tour

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Thursday, April 2, 2015
Sasha, Head Chef and Owner of The Green

With a passion for locally sourced and foraged ingredients, celebrating the seasons is a taste-filled adventure for Sasha Matkevich, Head Chef of The Green in Sherborne

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Thursday, April 2, 2015
Pork and pumpkin curry. Photo by Gavin Kingcome

This month’s recipe comes from Pigs and Pork by Gill Meller, head chef at River Cottage. This is the latest edition from the excellent River Cottage Handbook series and shows you how to keep pigs and cook with pork.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Photo by Katharine Davies

Lesley Waters savoury Easter egg pie can be served warm or cold with a special home made chutney or cut the pie into slices for a picnic

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Homes & Gardens

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Exterior of Kanaha

This four bedroom contemporary home is located on one of the highest points on the Sandbanks Peninsula and offers spectacular harbour views from its expansive terrace

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015
The distinctive golden cliffs of West Bay which play a starring role in Broadchurch © VisitEngland Images

With a notable increase in people searching online for property in this now famous film location, what does the ‘Broadchurch effect’ mean for house prices in West Dorset?

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Friday, April 10, 2015
Lily & Lime Striped Bedding Set

Great British Life is offering a beautiful double bedding set worth £165 to a lucky reader.

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Friday, March 13, 2015
The view of Corfe village from Corfe Castle

This wild and beautiful area of Dorset has all the elements for a blockbuster movie: a protected Jurassic coastline, photogenic landscape and picturesque villages. So could this be the ideal location for your dream home?

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Showcase

Thursday, September 25, 2014

If you’re looking to buy the perfect piece of jewellery for a friend or spouse, you’ll want to make sure you avoid the most common mistakes that can turn your gem of an idea into something that’s stashed at the back of a drawer and never spoken of again!

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014
BC Designs Plazia is the Classic modern free-standing bath for the contemporary bathroom - Seamless freestanding acrylic bath.

Victoria Lombard at Ripples Bournemouth gives us an expert guide to the key trends in bathroom design

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Archant

Out of the blue a problem has occurred with your car and you need to take it to a garage in order for repairs to be done. As your car is relied upon for getting to work, picking the kids up or simply just getting from A to B, it’s no surprise how many of us get anxious when we know it may have to be taken to a garage to be repaired.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Holidaycottages.co.uk continue to invest in the county

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Monday, April 7, 2014
Credit -Neil Munns Photography

A good education is priceless. Few would disagree with this but trying to identify what makes a good education is much harder.

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People

Wed, 14:49

Newborn photography is a specialist genre in which a specially trained photographer works with babies under two weeks to capture those early days. Helen Stiles finds out more

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Wed, 12:47
Pauline checks up on first time mum Emily Seddon

A new midwife-led Birth Centre at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital is providing mothers-to-be with a world of choice, as Ellie Cowley discovers

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Tue, 16:51

Prostate cancer affects one in eight men in the UK at some point in their lives. Though awareness of the disease has grown with exposure through household names such as Robert De Niro, Sir Ian McKellen and Roger Moore, diagnosis can be complex.

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It’s not every day you meet a girl in wellies sitting beneath a fake tree, alongside a giant cupcake, a fibreglass poodle, a four-foot high toy soldier and a Dalek.

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Friday, April 17, 2015
Photo by Robert Jordan

This month, the bird is the word, The Surfin Birds to be precise. At the heart of this psychedelic surf-rock outfit are the Sharod brothers from Weymouth.

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E-Editions

South West Accommodation 2015 

This handy guide will help you decide accommodation and attractions to visit in the South West this summer.

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Great British Life Holidays

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Life TV

Thu, 16:47

Muscovado is BurntOut Theatre’s scorching new play about slavery in Nineteenth Century Barbados, written by emerging playwright Royal Court alumnus Matilda Ibini.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

From YouTube user Martin Cade.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Video from YouTube user Sean Foote of a Honey Buzzard flying over Portland

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Discover

Monday, March 2, 2015

Dorset home grown restaurant and cider house serving artisan pizzas, gourmet pies and over 80 types of craft cider, from all across the West Country, established 2009.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015
La Fosse

The restaurant at La Fosse has a welcoming, relaxed atmosphere where guests can enjoy delicious food,

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Bates Restaurant

Winner of the 2014 Trip Advisor Excellence Award, Bates Restaurant offers casual dining in homely surroundings

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Salcombe Harbour Hotel & Spa Food

We are delighted to announce that we have completely restyled our Upper Deck Bar & Restaurant Terrace...

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Friday, August 8, 2014
The four-mile stretch of sand at Knoll Beach in Studland. Image: David Levenson

Looking for things to do with the children during the holidays? Here are five ideas to keep the family entertained.

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