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Giles Cooper is an energetic and enthusiastic entrepreneur based in Dorset, but working across the UK and Europe, and he is always on the lookout for new business opportunities

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Combining wood fired pizzas and pub grub classics The Old Inn at Holt is certainly a crowd pleaser. We caught up with Head Chef, Josh Garrett, to find out more

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Martin Sutcliffe, from Dorset and East Devon Fisheries Local Action Group, explains how targeted community funding could help tourism

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Whether you take your beloved pet on holiday with you or pop them into a local kennels or a cattery, you need to make sure their needs are sorted well in advance, says vet Dave Cumber

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As a Dorset Magazine Landscape Painter of the Year finalist, Michael Sole impressed the judges with his striking seascapes. Jeremy Miles went along to a paint splattered studio in Bournemouth to see the artist at work

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Want to know more about the Sandbank area? Andy Greeves talks to three locals who have a passion for the Platinum Peninsula and nearby Lilliput and Canford Cliffs

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Balancing being a yogi, cookery writing and working with the Dalai Lama, Adam Lee-Potter meets the dynamic duo taking up the reins of the family business at Mapperton

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Head Chef, Wayne Joyce, says his ethos of using seasonal and sustainable ingredients means sensational flavour-packed dishes are always on the menu at Urban Reef

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Fletch looks back on the key matches of the 2016-17 season, that saw AFC Bournemouth achieve their highest-ever league position

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Kate Williams talks to three of the county’s businessmen about running a company and their involvement in Dorset LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership)

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From Laurel and Hardy clowning around in the hotel kitchen to meeting ‘Forces Sweetheart’ Vera Lynn, John Butterworth shares some very special memories of his family’s hotel with Jeremy Miles

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Learning how to cast a line on beautiful still waters can help get you back on the road to recovery, as Gillian Payne from the Dorset branch of South West Fishing For Life reveals

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Dr Amber Whitmarsh from the Kingston Veterinary Group reveals the many diverse causes of this potentially crippling equine disease

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Annette Shaw talks to some Dorset authors about how they successfully navigated the rapidly changing landscape of publishing to get their books out into the public domain

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As the football season comes to an end, Fletch is looking forward to sharing some special holidays with his family and friends on the beach

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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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