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Christmas in Dorset

The world loves a panto dame. There is nothing more life affirming, ridiculous or, frankly, quintessentially British. And Lee Redmond – Queen Thelma at Weymouth Pavilion’s Sleeping Beauty this Christmas 2017 – is a master of this great, daft art

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Explore and taste the landscape with some of Dorset Food & Drink’s members with these ideas inspired by a Christmas song

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Things to do this Christmas in Weymouth

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

There’s fun to be had down at the seaside at this most wonderful time of the year, says Andy Greeves

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Christmas shopping and lights in Dorset

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

You’re sure to encounter plenty of Dorset’s festive spirit at these local events – you may even bump into Santa!

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Some of the county’s most famous fans spoke with Bernard Bale about Somerset at Christmas time

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Devon cheesemongers Ian Wellens of The Cheese Shed and Elise and Gary Jungheim of Country Cheeses take time out with Catherine Courtenay to consider some of their favourites for the festive season – and even reveal a few cheesy jokes

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Devon is particularly stunning at this time of year and so we’ve picked out 18 stunning pictures that encapsulate the county during the festive period

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From braised cuttlefish to turkey with all the trimmings, 9 of Devon’s top chefs and some of our favourite residents tell Chrissy Harris what’s going to be on their dinner table this year

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There is so much to see and do in Hampshire over the festive season, from carol services to markets and of course amazing food and drink and Charlotte Tomlinson-White’s day-by-day guide brings you the pick of the best

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As we embrace the festivities, we pick 20 reasons why we love spending the holidays in Somerset

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Enjoy Devon all year...

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

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Devon is a joy to explore with its beautiful beaches, pretty woodland and charming towns and villages. Made even more magical under a blanket of glistening frost, we pick 12 walks to blow away the cobwebs in the county this winter

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Let’s face it, not everyone loves the frenetic build up to Christmas. So for those wanting to escape the festive countdown, we’ve come up with some suggestions

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Misty views of the landscape, frost covered buildings and twinkling Christmas lights, Somerset is abundant with picture-perfect winter scenes. We pick 19 of the county’s prettiest moments worthy of a Christmas card

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Cosy chairs to lounge on. Check. A glass of your preferred tipple. Check. A roaring fire. Check. What can be better than a visit to Somerset’s most charming pubs this winter?

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As much a part of Christmas as presents under the tree, mince pies, turkey and sprouts, Emma Caulton asks what makes the traditional panto so special

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8 Christmas grottos in Devon

Friday, December 8, 2017

Seeing Santa surrounded by fake snow and several plastic elves is part and (gift-wrapped) parcel of the festive build-up. We’ve tracked down 8 of Devon’s greatest grottos, guaranteed to delight all the family

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A bracing winter walk is the perfect way to blow away the cobwebs, and where better to embrace the crisp, chilly air than through the varied, and beautiful, landscape that Somerset has to offer

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With its claim to be the most joyful town in Hampshire, Viv Micklefield meets some of the Alresford businesses busy preparing for the big day ahead

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When it comes to celebrating the festive season, Winchester is alive with the sound of music. From Cathedral choirs to community singers and from family musicals to classical concerts, there’s something for everyone

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The weather outside might be frightful but we promise these festive themed events are quite delightful. Here are our round-up of Christmassy celebrations in Devon

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Christmas markets in Devon

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Charming markets and late night shopping opportunities– it must be time for choosing Christmas presents in Devon! We bring you the festive goings-on from all over the county

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