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10:22

From local cheeses and ciders to home baking and bowlers, this year’s show is shaping up to be a very tasty and stylish event indeed, as Helen Stiles discovers

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Friday, August 28, 2015
The Bridport Hat Festival photo at Bucky Doo Square

Brian Atkinson, chairman of the committee that organises this extravaganza, lifts the brim on this year’s chapeau-inspired events - from best hatted dog to a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

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Monday, August 24, 2015
Stuart Semple

Only in its second year, Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe (BEAF) is gearing up for a very busy 18 days this Autumn.

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Friday, August 21, 2015
Kayaking at Old Harry Rocks with Fore Adventure

From kitesurfing to yoga on a paddleboard, there are a myriad of ways to get out on the water this summer. Abigail Butcher rounds up some of the best along the Dorset coast

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Edina Pergel at the reception area of the Oceana Day Spa

Need somewhere special to relax and revive? We asked Edina Pergel, manager at the Oceana Day Spa about some of their most popular summer beauty treatments

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Education

Monday, July 20, 2015

School Reviewer has launched a new website to help parents rate and review and uniquely ask other parents questions about all education institutions within the UK.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Steve Bolton will be guest speaking at BU's Festival of Enterprise

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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Food & Drink

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Former childrenswear designer and Bake Off winner on channelling her creativity to work with food rather than fabric and why she keeps pencils in the kitchen

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Thursday, August 27, 2015
Flora's creme brulees (Love Productions)

*SPOILER ALERT*

Dessert was the name of the game in episode 4 of the BBC cookery show. With whisks and piping bags at the ready, the bakers set about to create crème brulee, spanische windtorte and a 3 tiered cheesecake

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Roses and raspberries combine in Lisa Osman’s exquisite meringue roulade

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Howard's Satay Sundae.

Great British Bake Off star Howard Middleton shares a delicious gluten-free dessert recipe

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Friday, August 21, 2015
Ian Grant

With the produce of three counties on his doorstep Ian Grant, Executive Chef at the Alexandra Hotel, loves to get creative with his seasonally inspired menus

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People

10:20

Virtuoso cellist Natalie Clein has invited a fascinating line-up of musicians to join her at this year’s Purbeck Chamber Music Festival, as Charlotte Heath reveals

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Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Give more to your loved ones and less to the government. Tax specialist Richard Smith shares some simple legal tips for minimising inheritance tax from your estate

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Dodger aka Buddy with Doc Martin (Martin Clunes) © Neil Genower

As filming for the seventh series of Doc Martin comes to an end, Martin Clunes OBE is busy preparing for his next starring role at Buckham Fair. Carol Burns caught up with Martin and his furry co-star on set in Port Isaac

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Monday, August 10, 2015
The Great British Bake Off contestants - Photographer: Mark Bourdillon

After star baker Marie was compared to Rod Stewart this week, we couldn’t help but spot that many of the other contestants shared some spooky similarities with celebrities too…

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Phyllis Edwards

No one better personifies that old maxim - necessity is the mother of invention - than Phyllis Edwards.

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Homes & Gardens

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

From hedge to maize and water to mirror, award-winning designer Adrian Fisher has created over 700 mazes around the world, including one in a Gothic tower set within his garden at Durweston

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Dorchester High Street. Photo by www.dorsetforyou.com

This delightful county town is steeped in history but exciting new developments at Brewery Square and Poundbury offer an interesting range of properties for buyers

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Monday, July 13, 2015

Entrepreneur, interior designer to the stars and TV presenter, Celia Sawyer loves nothing better than spending time with her family at their beautiful Sandbanks home

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015
© David Hansford / Alamy

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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