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4 Dorset mumpreneurs share their secrets

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Rebecca Perl meets four inspirational ‘mumpreneurs’ and finds out their secret for creating a flexible and successful business that works with family life

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A rash pact made with a long-lost friend over a pint or two at The Square & Compass provides a new fitness challenge for Adam Lee-Potter in 2017

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British beauty vloggers Sam and Nic - aka Pixiwoo – have bought out a DVD about recreating the looks of Hollywood’s screen goddesses. Katie Wright meets the busy mums behind the make-up brushes

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From nursing hedgehogs to walking dogs, we talk to a couple from Broadstone about how home and pet sitting has been a very rewarding and interesting experience

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The cure for everything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea. Or a combination.

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We love these bespoke Slumbersacs created by a Wimborne mum, but when will they make them in grown-up sizes?

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Melissa Nicholson is helping women to embrace their inner butterfly. With a stylish range of fashion pieces in colours to suit your season she can make you shine, says Claire Bowman

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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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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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Choose a New Year’s resolution that adds to your life and supports the local economy, says James Warren

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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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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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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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Claire Vera joins BBC Antiques Roadshow regular Paul Atterbury for a sentimental journey at a fascinating travel exhibition at Dorset County Museum

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When your toolboox blowtorch is strictly for searing scallops, is planning some Victorian doors beyond a gastronome’s basic carpentry skills?

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A year ago self-taught artist Sally Mackness hadn’t even picked up a paintbrush - Carol Burns talks to the full-time painter from Bockhampton who has become the Royal British Legion’s artist-in-residence

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A new book edited by Fanny Charles and Gay Pirrie-Weir introduces us to the Dorset of the 21st century through the people who live and work here

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During the festive season there is always a busy run of fixtures for AFC Bournemouth, so as Christmas approaches it is an exciting time for everyone at the Vitality Stadium

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Matt Davey is the inspirational chef behind Flaming Peaches, a smoking hot street food business that has been tantalising Dorset’s taste buds into a veritable tango of excitement

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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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