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Dishes packed with flavour and locally sourced ingredients, including Dorset ales and ciders, inspire the menus at the Rose & Crown in Longburton

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From documenting The Beatles for Life magazine to covering some of Africa’s bloodiest conflicts, Terry Spencer was an exceptional photographer with a remarkable career as Jeremy Miles discovers

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As a lifelong AFC Bournemouth supporter, as well as an official club photographer, Sophie Cook was concerned that her transgender revelation could end the job she loved

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The next general election in the UK takes place on Thursday 8 June 2017. We’ve put together a handy Dorset guide to polling day; including candidates for each constituency

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Race for Life in Sherborne

Monday, June 5, 2017

With just over two weeks to go until the big day, organisers are rallying local women to join the fight against cancer as fewer women than expected have registered for the life-saving fundraiser.

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As Enid Blyton’s Famous Five celebrate their 75th anniversary, Adam Lee-Potter reveals the secret life of the woman behind these thrilling tales inspired by Dorset

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You know the old quote: golf is a good walk spoiled. But at the Isle of Purbeck, it’s more a case of a good walk found.

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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. The stand features sculptures from Simon, integrated into a planting scheme by his wife Monique.

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Dorset Business Angels are keen to invest in Dorset, as Kate Shaw reveals its time for local businesses with great ideas to get pitching

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Marc Carella is head chef at the Upper Deck Bar & Restaurant at the Christchurch Harbour Hotel where his love of local fish shines through on its seasonal inspired menus

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It’s a neat idea. A group of like-minded people buy a piece of land and build homes on it and share communal areas. Could this be the perfect solution for downsizing in later years?

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On April 25, 1992, Wimborne Town achieved the greatest success in the football club’s 139 year history, winning the FA Vase at Wembley Stadium. 25 years on, Andy Greeves looks back on the Magpies’ finest hour with former striker Tom Killick

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Pete Scott juggles running a building business and his charity work with a passion for photographing the Dorset landscape

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What is it like to own one of the most iconic geological features on the Jurassic Coast? James Weld talks to Faith Eckersall about the highs and lows of caring for this national landmark which is part of the Lulworth Estate

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Dr Paula Day reflects on the positive impact Lucienne Day’s upbeat modern everyday textiles had in brightening up homes across post-war Britain, as her centenary is celebrated at a special exhibition at Arts University Bournemouth

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Steve Fletcher looks back on six incredible matches that AFC Bournemouth has been involved in since they joined the Premier League in 2015

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Tony Harding is a landscape gardener based in Dorchester who has a lifelong passion for photography, which these days he does on the spur of the moment

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Maude & Fox combine British tweed with cool contemporary styling to give this heritage fabric a high fashion makeover you’ll fall in love with, as Helen Fisher discovers

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Jenny Kretz, Chair and Founder of Home-Start North Dorset reflects on the important role this local charity plays in supporting vulnerable parents who are struggling for a wide variety of reasons

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A great meal starts with great ingredients, says Loic Gratadoux, Executive Head Chef at the Harbar Bistro. His policy is simple: if food is not fresh and in season, it’s not on the menu

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