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New pattern of electoral divisions in Dorset to be planned

The Commission is asking people and organisations for their help to produce a new pattern of electoral divisions for 46 county councillors.

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Photo by Colin Varndell

Autumn in Dorset - photography, walks and places to visit

A collection of walks, places to visit and photography for you to enjoy this autumn

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Where in Dorset? October 2014

If I’m not careful I could easily give away the name of our mystery village this month.

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The Royal Naval Cordite Factory site model from 1942. The Acetone Cooker House and circular distillation tanks can be seen bottom left, note the buildings are painted in camouflage to avoid enemy bombers

Behind the scenes at a top secret Royal Naval facility in Dorset

A top secret Royal Naval facility briefly opened to the public during Dorset Architectural Heritage Week, Edward Griffiths is given a special tour by some former employees who reveal the vital role it played during two world wars

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Cherries legend Steve Fletcher. Photo by Hattie Miles

AFC Bournemouth legend Steve Fletcher on the honour of receiving the Sir Tom Finney Award

Steve Fletcher enjoyed a glittering career with AFC Bournemouth but his greatest honour came this year as the first recipient of the Sir Tom Finney Award, which has a special family connection

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Buckham Fair Sponsors Barbara, Ben and Philip Fry with dog Tarquin

Buckham Fair is another record sucess

On a sunny August Sunday dogs and ponies of all shapes, sizes and breeds, along with their excited owners streamed through the gates of Buckham Fair – Dorset’s most popular fundraising event of the year.

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Maria Greenwood talks horror films and shares her band of the month

The best home movie channels are never a replacement for a trip to the cinema - just not the horror films. And when it comes to scary spectacles, it’s the prospect of some Michael Jackson ‘Thriller’ moves live on stage

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Adam Lee-Potter on the pressing need for a family holiday which doesn’t involve bikes

For some men cycling can become an unhealthy obsession but there comes a point when the boy must become a man and address the pressing need for a family holiday which doesn’t involve bikes

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