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Places

Wed, 16:40

From English cottage garden to tropical paradise Alison Wright and Gillian Ford of the National Gardens Scheme in Dorset select some inspirational gardens to visit in 2017

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Tue, 11:39

Edward Griffiths takes a stroll around Poole’s fascinating past in this short history packed walk filled with architectural treasures

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Tue, 11:25

High-speed broadband remains a dream for many of Dorset’s rural communities, but in Kimmeridge they have taken their Jurassic internet into the 21st century

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Are you planning taking a trip to North Dorset? Ranging from the relaxing to the extreme, we’ve rounded up 5 great ways to enjoy the area

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Whether it’s sitting at the potters wheel, learning to paint or sketch, buying art or even investing in a movie, art teacher and writer Carol Burns suggested some interesting projects to get your creative juices flowing

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Education

Monday, January 9, 2017

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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Monday, November 14, 2016

Academic excellence and the opportunity to shine in extra-curricular achievements is the magic elixir behind every Leweston girl says its head, Kate Reynolds

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Food & Drink

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

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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Monday, January 9, 2017

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

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Friday, December 16, 2016

Gorse, wasabi and watercress, Susanne Masters fills her cocktail shaker with some exciting local spirits that would be a talking point at any festive occasion

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Friday, December 9, 2016

Steve Titman has been at the culinary helm of Summer Lodge, the award-winning country house hotel at Evershot, for the last 12 years. He reveals how his Dorset inspired menus showcase the taste of the ‘star’ local produce

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Having cooked in Marco Pierre White’s fiery kitchen, and worked with a stellar cast of culinary names, you know the menu at Matt Tebbutt’s Schpoons and Forx will be something very special and seasonally inspired

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People

Thu, 15:56

Jeremy Miles explores the extraordinary life of war artist Paul Nash, the subject of a major retrospective at Tate Britain, who found solace, inspiration and love in 1930s Swanage

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Thu, 14:53

Pete Scott heads up an altruistic builders collective which gives practical support to families in Poole and Bournemouth who have children with life-limiting conditions

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

January marks the 125th birthday of J. R. R. Tolkien who created the mythical world of Middle-earth. Jeremy Miles reveals how this literary superstar escaped unwanted fame on the Bournemouth coast

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

AFC Bournemouth will be hoping to make continued progress in 2017 but don’t feel the need for New Year’s Resolutions or particular targets to achieve this, says Steve Fletcher

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Friday, January 6, 2017

The Right Reverend Karen Gorham, the ninth Bishop of Sherborne in modern times talks to Liz Burt about getting out and about in the county to meet her flock

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Homes & Gardens

Thursday, September 29, 2016

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

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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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

There are many unusual and colourful gardens opening across the county for the NGS this month

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

From beautiful barn conversions and Georgian mansions to fairytale cottages, we take a look at the inspirational interiors of three stunning homes in England

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