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Rampisham Down is one of the UK’s largest remaining sites of lowland acid grassland. So why grant permission to build a solar power station on this rare habitat, asks Dorset Wildlife Trust Chief Executive, Dr Simon Cripps

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Thursday, March 19, 2015
Durdle Door - photo by Stephen Banks

From Durlston Country Park, to Moors Valley, to Kingston Lacy; there’s a number of stargazing events on offer in Dorset soon.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Sherborne Castle - photo by William Hollyoak

Greatly sought after as a film location, this charming north Dorset town offers a packed events programme, an impressive array of independent shops, superb schools, two castles, an abbey and an illustrious history

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Dorset’s vintage charity attraction, Wimborne Model Town, seeks additional weekend volunteers to assist with the shop and visitor admissions when it reopens for the new season on 28 March.

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Monday, March 16, 2015

The Jurassic Coast Trust are running a BBQ and guided walk with Highway Farm near Bridport on Saturday 28 March.

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Education

Monday, March 16, 2015

Celebrities and other famous figures who went to school in Dorset

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

David Osselton, a forensic toxicologist at Bournemouth University, explains how cutting edge technology is helping scientists to understand ever more complex illegal drugs

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Food & Drink

Monday, March 16, 2015

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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Tuesday, March 10, 2015
A Mother's Day surprise!

This special Mother’s Day breakfast treat is easy for young cooks to make with a little adult supervision, says Lisa Osman

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Award-winning local vineyard and winery, Furleigh Estate has teamed up with Dorset’s first gin distillery Conker Spirit and Isle of Wight Tomatoes to create a limited-edition cocktail for Red Nose Day, on Friday 13 March

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Monday, March 9, 2015
The Swan Hotel

Enjoy dinner, bed and breakfast for £64 per person

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Monday, March 9, 2015
Afternoon delight at Dot Teas

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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Homes & Gardens

Friday, March 13, 2015

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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Friday, March 13, 2015
Bring a taste of the exotic with a Bamboo feature wall

Sara Cole of Farrow & Ball, Wimborne gives her tips for creating the right colour scheme for your bedroom

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Friday, March 13, 2015
The south-west facing garden front, a charming Queen Anne elevation which was added in 1700 by Edward Clavell

The Smedmore Estate is steeped in history and has remained in the same family for over six centuries. Its current owner, a renowned historian, has brought his own passion for the past to life in this Georgian manor house

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

A rather unusual tree has just come into flower in Wimborne’s Knoll Gardens heralding the spring with its delicate scent and a mass of velvety cream flowers.

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Friday, February 27, 2015
Massed daffodils under stately trees and white-barked birches - Old Vicarage

From carpets of anemones and nodding daffodils to early clematis and scented viburnum, there are some superb spring gardens to explore in Dorset this March

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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

Friday, March 20, 2015

Determined to promote the best contemporary artists around, Artwave West in Morcombelake opened their first formal exhibition of the year on 6 March with an ambitious and sensational collection of new painting.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Following England’s humiliating World Cup exit, Dorset Cricket Board is looking to the future with the launch of three new initiatives at Dean Park cricket ground to nurture young talent.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Who wants to take us walkies?

Guide Dog’s for the Blind are looking for volunteer puppy walkers in and around the following areas: Southampton, New Forest, Ringwood, Bournemouth, Eastleigh and Winchester.

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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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Toby Chennell with one of his latest crafted ukuleles and the first one he ever made, on the right

He can’t play a note and has even carved up the furniture in his Bournemouth workshop to make an instrument. Meet world class ukulele maker Toby Chennell

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South West Accommodation 2014 

This handy guide will help you decide accommodation and attractions to visit in the South West this summer.

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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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