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Places

Friday, April 29, 2016
The lighting of the beacon at Sixpenny Handley Waistcoat Festival (Photo by Andrew Chorley)

Helen Stiles rounds up her pick of events happening around the county this month

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Friday, April 29, 2016
Valentine Warner returns to Highcliffe this May

A quick look at some of the best food festivals coming up in Dorset this month...

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Thursday, April 28, 2016
Tai-Haku Blossom at Kingston Lacy © Ellie Byrne/National Trust

The gardens of National Trust property, Kingston Lacy, are buzzing with activity at this time of year. The delicate pink and white Japanese blossom is in full bloom right now...

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Kingfisher (Photo by Stewart Canham)

Every river has a story to tell and residents to meet. Sally Welbourn of Dorset Wildlife Trust shares her top five waterside species to spot on the riverbank this spring

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016
'Tarrant Hinton Rectory' watercolour and gouache (1948) © Katharine Church

Jeremy Miles reflects on the vibrant life and work of Neo Romantic painter Katharine Church and her passion for the Dorset landscape

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Education

Friday, April 8, 2016
Jenny Dwyer, Head of Sherborne Girls

Jenny Dwyer, head at Sherborne Girls, believes that her girls’ great successes are due to studying in a happy, inclusive and kind environment

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Thursday, April 7, 2016
Dr Dominic Luckett the new headmaster at Sherborne School

As the new headmaster at Sherborne School, Dr Dominic Luckett is looking forward to inspiring his pupils to even greater success and, when time allows, walking or paragliding on the Dorset hills

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Food & Drink

Yesterday, 16:36

April is one of the best months to enjoy eating nettles, says River Cottage head chef, Gill Meller

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Yesterday, 10:46
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Whether you’re looking for fine dining, pub food, a romantic meal for 2 or a taste of something from further afield, eating out in Dorset really has something for everyone. Here’s our guide to the best local restaurants and pubs

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Friday, April 29, 2016
Valentine Warner returns to Highcliffe this May

A quick look at some of the best food festivals coming up in Dorset this month...

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Steven Oxford (Photo by Katharine Davies)

From cosy classes in domestic kitchens to lessons from award-winning Master Bakers, Dorset boasts some of the best bread making courses in the country, writes Sue Quinn

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Monday, April 11, 2016
Kale and mushroom lasagne

Head chef, Gill Meller, creates a delicious vegetarian lasagne using a seasonal leafy superfood

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People

Yesterday, 15:30
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On Thursday 23 June, the British public will vote on whether they wish the UK to remain in the EU or not. Here’s how your local MP plans to vote...

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Thursday, April 28, 2016
Adrian Harvey

Sports knee injuries may cause pain with instability but there is no reason to hang up your boots for good, explains consultant orthopaedic surgeon, Mr Adrian Harvey

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

As Cicero said: ‘If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.’

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Friday, April 22, 2016
John on expedition to Mongolia in 2013

Adam Lee-Potter meets Dorset’s very own Indiana Jones who is celebrating his 80th birthday with an expedition to find a mysterious Yeti-like creature in Mongolia

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Friday, April 15, 2016
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Helena Conibear explains the vital role the Alcohol Education Trust plays in keeping youngsters safe around alcohol

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Homes & Gardens

Friday, April 29, 2016
The sweeping panoramic views at Wincombe

There are some wonderful NGS gardens throwing open their gates this month

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Thursday, April 28, 2016
Tai-Haku Blossom at Kingston Lacy © Ellie Byrne/National Trust

The gardens of National Trust property, Kingston Lacy, are buzzing with activity at this time of year. The delicate pink and white Japanese blossom is in full bloom right now...

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Silver mounted Bracket Clock by William Baldock c1860. £36,500

Of all the collectables we covet - there is one item that never goes out of style: Carol Burns re-learns how to tell the time

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Thursday, April 7, 2016
10 simple ideas for a beautiful garden this spring (Trudy Wilkerson/Shutterstock)

From the best flowers to plant in spring to inspiring cottage garden style – we reveal 10 things to do this month in the garden to ensure an awesome outside space

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Monday, April 4, 2016
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This distinctive contemporary family home, clad in cedar, takes full advantage of stunning harbour views from its much sought after location in Canford Cliffs

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