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Yesterday, 16:04
Rich Hall's Hoedown - 9 March: Join Rich and his virtuoso musical mates for a mash-up of music and comedy. Lighthouse Poole

From Kathak dancing and opera to a sleepover with dinosaurs, Helen Stiles rounds up her pick of events happening around the county this month

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Old Harry Rocks

This year’s Dorset Wildlife Calendar features breathtaking aerial images of some of its reserves

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Mon, 16:23
Wear's Hill beacon and Portland

Edward Griffiths embarks on a challenging walk which rewards with sensational vistas across coast and countryside

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Friday, February 17, 2017
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From farmhouse to country house, tea room to hotel Sue Quinn leaves no crumb untested as she seeks out some of the finest cream teas in the county

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Friday, February 17, 2017
Splash by Tony Armstrong (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0) via flic.kr/p/Gj13Df. Edited with www.canva.com.

We don’t think photos of Dorset can ever get old. Here are 10 of the best shared on Instagram this week…

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Education

Friday, February 10, 2017
Chris Martin (Photo by Shane Wenzlick/Getty Images)

Celebrities and other famous figures who went to school in Dorset

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Monday, January 9, 2017
Pupils from the Countryside Management Course with the days bag

Magnus Bashaarat, head of Milton Abbey School, reveals the importance of team work and gaining practical experience outside the classroom on the school’s pheasant shoot. Photo by Sukey Fenwick

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Food & Drink

Tue, 10:53
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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, February 17, 2017
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From farmhouse to country house, tea room to hotel Sue Quinn leaves no crumb untested as she seeks out some of the finest cream teas in the county

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Thursday, January 26, 2017
My box of local goodies waiting for me at the Southbourne Food Assembly

Food Assemblies offer a cost effective way to buy local produce. Sue Quinn explores this tasty antidote to supermarket shopping that has arrived in Dorset and is spreading fast

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Monday, January 23, 2017
James with his Mangalitsa and Berkshire pigs on the RSPB Arne Reserve (Photo by Matt Hardy)

Choose a New Year’s resolution that adds to your life and supports the local economy, says James Warren

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Monday, January 9, 2017
Ventana signature dish of Variation on Dorset Lamb

A new innovative locally inspired menu has John Billington’s taste buds dancing with delight

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People

A rash pact made with a long-lost friend over a pint or two at The Square & Compass provides a new fitness challenge for Adam Lee-Potter in 2017

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Friday, February 10, 2017
Chris Martin (Photo by Shane Wenzlick/Getty Images)

Celebrities and other famous figures who went to school in Dorset

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Friday, February 10, 2017
Pixiwoo girls, Sam Chapman and Nic Haste. See PA Feature BEAUTY Pixiwoo. (PA Photo/Jaimie Gramston)

British beauty vloggers Sam and Nic - aka Pixiwoo – have bought out a DVD about recreating the looks of Hollywood’s screen goddesses. Katie Wright meets the busy mums behind the make-up brushes

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Thursday, February 9, 2017
Gavin and Paula Rose on assignment as homesitters

From nursing hedgehogs to walking dogs, we talk to a couple from Broadstone about how home and pet sitting has been a very rewarding and interesting experience

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Lisa North and Ali Budynkiewicz

The cure for everything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea. Or a combination.

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Homes & Gardens

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
The Wooded Valley at Compton Acres

Celebrated horticulturist and Chelsea and Hampton Court Flower Show Gold winner, Mary Payne reveals the garden design secrets behind The Wooded Valley at Compton Acres in Poole

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Monday, January 23, 2017
Sandley Lodge, Gillingham

Stamp duty changes and Brexit all impacted on the UK property market, but how has it affected Dorset? Andy Greeves gets the views of some of the county’s leading estate agents

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Thursday, September 29, 2016
Sherborne Castle and lake

Make time to explore these wonderful local gardens which are at their most dazzling at this time of year

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Friday, August 19, 2016
South Green House, Southwold

From seaside escapes to eco-friendly self-builds, take a tour of three motivating and beautiful renovations that will give you serious house envy

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Friday, August 5, 2016

Furniture designer John Makepeace creates stunning individual pieces from his Dorset studio that grace homes and businesses across the world

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