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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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Turlin Moor celebrate a good harvest from their community plot

How Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens have put communities in Dorset back in touch with nature

By putting communities back in touch with nature the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens has seen some astonishing results at their various projects across Dorset and, with support from the Prince’s Countryside Fund, they are hoping to take their work to a whole new level

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The Victorian Gardens at Blandford Forum Museum

10 of the best things to see and do in Blandford

Wherever you may venture within the county you are never too far away from a sign directing you towards Blandford.

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Bridport’s Highlands End Holiday Park with their Gold from the South West Tourism awards

News from across Dorset this March 2014

All the latest news stories from across Dorset this month

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People

Jake

Dorset artist Jake Winkle and his vibrant watercolours

Kirstie Allsopp is a fan and he has a host of awards under his belt but Dorset artist, Jake Winkle, is charmingly modest behind his vibrant watercolours

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Katie Adie

Kate Adie to talk about Bridport net makers during WW1

Former BBC Chief News Correspondent, Kate Adie, will be talking about her new book ‘Fighting on the Home Front: The Legacy of Women in World War 1’ on Tuesday 6th May at Bridport Town Hall at 7.30pm

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Illustration by Claire Jelly

Adam Lee-Potter on interviewing Michael Connelly, stopping a street fight and ditching Fleet Street for Dorset

What a difference a decade makes. Swapping fearsome Fleet Street for family life in Dorset with Labrador, saxophone and seaside views has enriched all our lives

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A Parkinson's Dance class - a fun and social way to keep fit and mobile

How regular dance classes could help manage the symptoms of Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition that affects movement and coordination. However new research reveals that regular dance classes could help manage symptoms

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