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Rugby clubs in Dorset - where to watch

With the 2015 Rugby World Cup just around the corner, you might be tempted to get in the mood for the big tournament. Here’s where you can do that right here in Dorset with our list of rugby clubs to visit in the county.

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Ben Ronaldson - the head professional at The Hyde Real Tennis Club at Walditch © Millie Pilkington

Real Tennis in Dorset - what is it?

With noble fans such as Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, the chivalric racquet sport of Real Tennis has rules more complicated than Quidditch and a court with a penthouse – no wonder novelist Laurence Kennedy fell for the royal game

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One of the amazing desserts at Sienna © R.W.Brown 2014

10 things to see and do in Dorchester

Situated on the banks of the River Frome, there’s plenty to explore in this lovely county town from dinosaurs and pharaohs to Michelin star dining and Hardy’s Casterbridge

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Artist's impression of an off shore wind park

Navitus Bay Wind Park - Project Director Mike Unsworth tells us more

The proposed Navitus Bay Wind Park off the Dorset coast is one of the county’s most hotly-debated issues. Project Director, Mike Unsworth tells us more about the proposal which is whipping up such a storm of protest

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Former Miss England Jackie Turner on keeping fit, working with Formula E and artist management

Twelve years after her reign as Miss England, Jackie Turner is still living the jet-setting life, but the glamour has become more… plugged-in.

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Notable former Dorset pupils

Celebrities and other famous figures who went to school in Dorset

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Looking back to Swanage - Photo by Edward Griffiths

3 heartwarming events that show the kindness of people in Dorset

We featured this letter in our January 2015 issue. John West says the 3 situations demonstrated that Dorset is a special county with many warm hearted people.

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The Muter Slater Band - photo by Steve Luck

The Mutter Slater Band - Maria Greenwood’s band of the month

Mutter Slater was the frontman and flute player for the cult 70’s band Stackridge, produced by George Martin and signed by Elton John.

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