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Places

Yesterday, 17:03

Summer is here and one of the best ways to enjoy a long evening is with a picnic at one of these open air performances in Dorset

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Yesterday, 17:02
Mutant Vinyl headlines at Grooves on the Green

Helen Stiles picks her favourite July fetes, fairs and festivals from around the county

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Mon, 12:03
The harbour at Lyme Regis. Photo: Visit England/Visit Dorset

Dubbed ‘The Pearl of Dorset’, Lyme Regis is popular with tourists who enjoy its fossil-laden beaches and exploring its winding streets, but what would it be like to live here?

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Mon, 12:03
Martin proudly showing one of his Clydesdales in the display ring at Buckham. Photo: Jennie Hill

With a novelty dog show and equine fancy dress, Buckham Fair certainly puts the fun into fundraising, as Helen Stiles discovers

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Mon, 11:18

Building on the success of their bi-monthly live music events, the Sixpenny Sessions team is proud to announce their latest and most ambitious project since last year’s hugely successful Waistcoat Festival.

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Education

Wed, 14:20

Resounding support from the area’s key businesses has secured a full schedule of speakers for Bournemouth University’s inaugural ‘Enterprise Café’ at the Festival of Enterprise on Saturday 18 July from 10am to 3pm.

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Friday, April 10, 2015
Dr Julie Kirkby

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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Food & Drink

Yesterday, 17:04

Nominate the Dorset food and drink you love in our prestigious awards and reward the heroes from our county’s food scene who tantalise your tastebuds

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Flower Pot Bread

Flower Pot Bread is the perfect bake for a family picnic or a homemade Father’s Day hamper, says Lisa Osman

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Monday, June 15, 2015
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It’s been a real privilege to be involved in the BBC Food and Farming Awards this year. Once again the UK’s finest farmers, food producers, cooks, shopkeepers, food vendors and campaigners came together to honour the best in their respective businesses. I’ll talk more about the awards themselves next month but this time it’s the backdrop to the ceremony I want to concentrate on.

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Friday, June 12, 2015
One of the dining areas

This Bournemouth restaurant excels at balancing the subtle flavours, aromatic spices and varying heat of authentic Thai cuisine, as John Billington discovers

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Thursday, June 11, 2015
Giuseppe making fresh pasta

Tim Newton and Giuseppe Vannucci combine the Italian cuisine from the Emilia Romagna region with seasonal Dorset produce at Al Molo

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People

Mon, 12:02

Starring Carlos Acosta - in association with Country Life Magazine

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Thursday, June 18, 2015
Lyme Carnival and Regatta Committee y re-enactment of the end of the siege. Photo: Sophia Moseley

This little seaside town was once at the heart of a bloody siege. Sophia Moseley reveals what inspired its inhabitants to fight the Royalists and the importance of its harbour

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Monday, June 15, 2015
Getty Images/iStockphoto

It’s been a real privilege to be involved in the BBC Food and Farming Awards this year. Once again the UK’s finest farmers, food producers, cooks, shopkeepers, food vendors and campaigners came together to honour the best in their respective businesses. I’ll talk more about the awards themselves next month but this time it’s the backdrop to the ceremony I want to concentrate on.

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Monday, June 15, 2015
The practical parka is a style classic  this one has been updated for summer with patch pockets and contrasting buttons, £255, striped sweatshirt, £80, Betty Barclay, from a selection at Irene, Broadstone, 01202 659700; Shirley Allum, Shaftesbury, 01747 852444

Florals and wellies, shorts and waterproofs, Emma Caulton channel’s her inner rock chick and shows you how to work the festival look

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Ann Sidney, photographed at the Haven Hotel, Sandbanks

Ann Sidney, a young apprentice hairdresser from Poole, was catapulted to fame in 1964 when she won the coveted Miss World crown. Fifty years on Ann reflects on her extraordinary journey and the stars she met along the way

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Homes & Gardens

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Picturesque and fertile the Blackmore Vale provided the inspiration for Thomas Hardy’s ‘Vale of Little Dairies’. It is also home to some of Dorset’s most charming villages

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Monday, June 1, 2015
Barnwells - one of the gardens opening its gates in Cerne Abbas

June is the month for Open Garden Weekends and for many it has become, like Chelsea, an annual pilgrimage marking the beginning of summer

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015
A view across the stream in Minterne Gardens in Dorset, which are having the best show of azaleas and rhododendrons for 100 years with more to come in the next few weeks.

A rare combination of weather conditions has led to an exceptional show – the best for a century – of blossom at Minterne Gardens in Dorset. There are approximately 40 million flowers in bloom now with 100 million forecast to have blossomed by the end of June.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Mathmos electric blue lava lamp in clear blue from the heritage range.

A symbol of the swinging 60s or a slick example of British design? We spoke to Cressida Granger, owner and Managing Director of Mathmos, about the inspiration and creation of the lava lamp

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Monday, May 11, 2015
River Avon at Ringwod

This month we hop over the border to a town on the edge of the New Forest National Park with easy access to Southampton, Bournemouth and East Dorset’s beautiful beaches

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