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15:11

A quick search for #Dorset on Instagram gives a huge range of amazing pictures of our beautiful county. Here are a some of the best we found...

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Yesterday, 15:09
Corfe Castle offers a dramatic backdrop for a family picnic ©NTPL/David Levenson

There can’t be that many things better than relaxing in the sun with great food and good company? We’ve rounded up a selection of places in Dorset where you can do just that...

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Yesterday, 15:05
Symondsbury Farm Shop and Store

Want to keep your food miles low and your taste experience high? Alice Cooke reveals some of the county’s best farm shops

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Looking over towards Poole from Sandbanks at sunset

We talk to Liz Willingham, Managing Director of Liz Lean PR, to get a locals perspective on living and working in this very special part of Dorset

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Monday, July 20, 2015
Studland South Beach by Jim Champion under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 licence (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/) via flic.kr/p/6ua9NB

If you get off the beaten track you will discover some very special beaches along the South West Coast Path

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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

Yesterday, 15:09

There can’t be that many things better than relaxing in the sun with great food and good company? We’ve rounded up a selection of places in Dorset where you can do just that...

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Yesterday, 15:05
Symondsbury Farm Shop and Store

Want to keep your food miles low and your taste experience high? Alice Cooke reveals some of the county’s best farm shops

Read full story »
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Summer berry tart - photo by Lisa Osman

Make the most of Dorset’s luscious summer berries with Lisa Osman’s featherlight sweet pastry tart

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Nominate the Dorset food and drink you love in our prestigious awards and reward the heroes from our county’s food scene who tantalise your tastebuds

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Monday, July 20, 2015
Warm midsummer salad with crispy new potatoes, samphire, summer legumes and rhubarb dressing at Tierra

Sue Quinn, author of Easy Vegan, has rustled up a lip-smacking range of plant-based dining options in Dorset that are perfect for full or part-time herbivores

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People

Yesterday, 10:10

The ladies of the Hens ‘n’ Guns are hosting a charity clay shoot to celebrate the launch of their 2016 Hens ‘n’ Guns calendar.

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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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Monday, July 13, 2015
The proposed Jurassic Aquarium at Jurassica

Jurassica is the vision of Michael Hanlon, a science writer who grew up in Dorset. He puts the case forward for why this exciting new venture in a Portland quarry will be an asset to the county

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Starring Carlos Acosta - in association with Country Life Magazine

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Thursday, June 18, 2015
Lyme Carnival and Regatta Committee y re-enactment of the end of the siege. Photo: Sophia Moseley

This little seaside town was once at the heart of a bloody siege. Sophia Moseley reveals what inspired its inhabitants to fight the Royalists and the importance of its harbour

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Homes & Gardens

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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Wednesday, May 27, 2015
A view across the stream in Minterne Gardens in Dorset, which are having the best show of azaleas and rhododendrons for 100 years with more to come in the next few weeks.

A rare combination of weather conditions has led to an exceptional show – the best for a century – of blossom at Minterne Gardens in Dorset. There are approximately 40 million flowers in bloom now with 100 million forecast to have blossomed by the end of June.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Mathmos electric blue lava lamp in clear blue from the heritage range.

A symbol of the swinging 60s or a slick example of British design? We spoke to Cressida Granger, owner and Managing Director of Mathmos, about the inspiration and creation of the lava lamp

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