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Places

Yesterday, 15:31

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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Yesterday, 14:59
Ian Collins and Sir David Attenborough in front of John Craxton’s Pastoral for PW in Tate Britain

John Craxton – Sir David Attenborough’s favourite painter - went his own way from the outset. Ian Collins, curator of a new Craxton exhibition in Dorchester, reveals how this maverick spirit went from Cranborne Chase to painting under bright Cretan skies

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Thu, 12:44
Lord Fellowes with the New Hardy Players at the opening of the Hardy Birthplace Visitor Centre.

A new visitor centre celebrating Thomas Hardy and bringing together his cottage and the landscape which inspired his writing, has been opened by Lord Julian Fellowes.

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Wed, 12:11
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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Wed, 09:59
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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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

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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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Photo by Katharine Davies

Get the family in the kitchen and have fun making these fruity, spicy, Easter buns. Serve warm or toasted and spread with butter.

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Homes & Gardens

Wed, 12:35
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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Wed, 12:11
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

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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Yesterday, 12:23
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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Tue, 09:50
Marilyn Allis

It is the dream of many who pick up a paintbrush to find a way to make a living as an artist – and for self-taught artist Marilyn Allis it actually came true

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Tue, 09:43
Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

The next general election in the UK takes place on Thursday 7 May 2015. We’ve put together a handy Dorset guide to polling day; including candidates for each constituency and the results from 2010.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Marine survey in Dorset © Peter Tinsley

Ahead of the general election, West Dorset is to hold a debate with candidates from all five of the main parties standing for election, giving local people a chance to hear the Parliamentary Candidates views about environmental issues in Dorset.

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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

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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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Footage from YouTube user Martin Cade of a Stone Curlew. Captured in Portland Bill, Dorset

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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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