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Friday, May 27, 2016
Some of the artists involved in the Interrogation Project

Megan Dunford, from Dorset Visual Arts, meets some of the artists involved in one of the country’s most successful open studios event, which starts this month - Dorset Art Weeks

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Friday, May 27, 2016
Climbing trees at Lorton Meadow (Photo by Katharine Davies)

Throughout June Wildlife Trusts across the UK want us to have a daily connection with local wildlife, as Sally Welbourn of Dorset Wildlife Trust reveals

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Friday, May 27, 2016
People of all ages, abilities and walks of life are discovering the joys and benefits of getting out on the water

Sailing is fun, accessible and much less expensive than you might have thought

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Langham Vineyard just outside Dorchester

English vineyards and winemakers have enjoyed a renaissance in recent years and are now producing award-winning wines of regional character, writes Helen Stiles

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Oxeye Daisy (Photo by Pat Jefferies)

Wildflowers connect us to the heritage of our local landscape, which is why we must reverse the decline of our traditional wildflower meadows, writes Sally Welbourn of Dorset Wildlife Trust

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Education

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Angharad in New York at the Global conference on girls' education

Angharad Holloway, head of Talbot Heath School, reflects on a trip to New York which opened her eyes to the empowering role girls’ education plays in communities around the world

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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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Food & Drink

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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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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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

This is your chance to vote and support Dorset’s finest food and drink businesses. Following the overwhelming success of last year’s awards, we are delighted to launch the 2016 Dorset Magazine Food, Drink and Farming Awards.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Langham Vineyard just outside Dorchester

English vineyards and winemakers have enjoyed a renaissance in recent years and are now producing award-winning wines of regional character, writes Helen Stiles

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Thursday, May 12, 2016
The villagers celebrate the saving of the Drovers Inn

Sally Marlow, Secretary of the Gussage Community Benefit Society, reveals how the collective power of a local community has triumphed in saving their village pub

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

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

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People

Friday, May 27, 2016
Nicki and Martin Else know how to make award-winning fish and chips

Not only is Something Else Fishy one of the best independent fish and chip shops in the whole of the country, it is also home to a cracking seafood restaurant

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Simon Gudgeon's stand at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

Dorset based sculptor, Simon Gudgeon, has once again received a Five Star Trade Stand Award from the Royal Horticultural Society at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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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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Monday, May 23, 2016
Lawrence is Arab dress circa 1919

Folklore casts T. E. Lawrence as the dashing hero who sparked the Arab Revolt but, as Adam Lee-Potter reveals, in reality this shy academic found his paradise in Dorset

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Anna Cribb and Katy Pullinger

Two local mums from Poole are celebrating after reaching the finals of the UK’s biggest blog awards, the MAD Blog Awards.

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Homes & Gardens

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Simon Gudgeon's stand at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

Dorset based sculptor, Simon Gudgeon, has once again received a Five Star Trade Stand Award from the Royal Horticultural Society at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016
North Manor, Upwey set in 1.75 acres

With its light and airy design, this stunning contemporary property in Upwey takes full advantage of its rural surroundings

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Monday, May 9, 2016
Bluebells in Delcombe Wood, near Milton Abbas, Dorset by Roman Hobler (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0) via flic.kr/p/neMNpY

It’s bluebells, bluebells and even more bluebells across Dorset right now...

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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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