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Think you know the places and people of Dorset? Take our quiz to find out…

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Friday, May 19, 2017

We don’t think photos of Dorset can ever get old. Here are 10 of the best shared on Instagram this week…

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Local resident Jane Adkins reveals some of the hidden treasures in and around her home town

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Purbeck is the spiritual home for the Famous Five, an area beloved by their creator Enid Blyton who regularly holidayed here for over 20 years, as Visit Dorset reveals

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Monday, May 8, 2017

With Durdle Door, Brownsea Island, Jurassic Coast and a whole host of other stunning sights, Dorset is an amazing place for a stroll

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Monday, May 8, 2017

The Highcliffe Revival Food Festival is back and it’s bigger and better than ever, says Tracey Beesley, who is part of the committee organising this tasty event

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

From beaches to church halls and bike shops to old chapels, unlikely dinner venues are springing up around Dorset. Sue Quinn finds some supper clubs and pop-up restaurants that offer food lovers deliciously unusual places to feast

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

From a magnificent matchstick fleet to a glorious Georgian street fayre, Helen Stiles rounds up her pick of events happening around the county this month

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

We round up 10 of the best festivals and fayres happening across Dorset this May

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

There are some glorious spring gardens throwing open their gates for the NGS this month, and a spectacular sea of colour to admire at the Tulip Festival at Forde Abbey

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

From Beethoven to gypsy jazz and Jane Austen to the Tour de France, this year’s Sherborne Abbey Festival is an eclectic mix of music and performance

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Hayley Jones reveals how a visit to the Lyme Regis Fossil Festival could inspire a career in Earth Sciences

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

It’s bluebells, bluebells and even more bluebells across Dorset right now...

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Paul Morton, of Birds of Poole Harbour, reveals the remarkably exotic feathered spring visitors that are making pulses race in the bird watching community

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Edward Griffiths starts this bluebell walk in Cranborne Chase at a remarkable airfield that was once home to two Glider Pilot Regiments which played a key role on D-Day

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Anita Hansen, a community advisor for Dorset Community Action, reveals the vital role played by Dorset’s village halls and community buildings, and why you should do your bit

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Edward Griffiths explores old Christchurch, uncovering some of its historical places and fascinating people

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Broadchurch is back on our screens with a gripping new storyline and some great Dorset locations, as Visit Dorset reveals

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Monday, April 10, 2017

From bean to cup, which buzzy coffee lovers’ venues offer the best caffeine fix in the county

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Dorset Wildlife Trust is inviting everyone to get out and explore Dorset this Easter. Whether it is coast or countryside, the changing seasons reveal something new even in the most familiar of places

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Dazzling displays of daffodils, candelabra primulas and tulips feature in many of these Dorset gardens opening for the NGS in April and over the Easter holidays

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

From a venison festival to throwing a Dorset Knob, Katharine Wright of Dorset Food & Drink tells us about some of the exciting local foodie events happening this season

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Helen Stiles rounds up some fun things for families to do over the Easter holidays

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Monday, March 27, 2017

From an April Fool’s Festival to Sooty and friends, Helen Stiles rounds up her pick of local events

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Edward Griffiths enjoys a spring stroll through a rare remnant of Dorset’s ancient heath, an area which still retains a sense of untameable wild beauty and immense age

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Dr Simon Cripps, Chief Executive of Dorset Wildlife Trust, puts forward his viewpoint on the impact our exit of EU policies could have on our countryside

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts is celebrating the BBC Arts Get Creative weekend with a number of free events between Friday 7 – Sunday 9 April.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Edward Griffiths enjoys a heathland stroll filled with bird song and the scent of pines, and along the way he glimpses a top secret establishment

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Friday, March 10, 2017

There may be over 1,000 World Heritage Sites across the globe and we may be a tad biased, but nobody can deny the Jurassic Coast is truly beautiful...

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

As Andy Greeves reveals, you may need a lot more time in this award-winning coastal resort which has so much to offer from dawn until dusk and into the night

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Linda Nunn, director of Cranborne AONB tells us about their bid to make this area of Dorset an International Dark Sky Reserve and the benefits it would have for stargazers and the local economy

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

From cottages to castles, Dorset is blessed with some beautiful buildings…

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Monday, February 27, 2017

From Kathak dancing and opera to a sleepover with dinosaurs, Helen Stiles rounds up her pick of events happening around the county this month

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

This year’s Dorset Wildlife Calendar features breathtaking aerial images of some of its reserves

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Edward Griffiths embarks on a challenging walk which rewards with sensational vistas across coast and countryside

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Friday, February 17, 2017

From farmhouse to country house, tea room to hotel Sue Quinn leaves no crumb untested as she seeks out some of the finest cream teas in the county

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

From snowdrops and steam trains to Pre-Raphaelite art treasures, Andy Greeves explores the many different reasons to fall in love with some of our local towns this Valentine’s Day

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Edward Griffiths explores Boscombe’s history - from royal connections to artisans’ homes - with a few surprises along the way

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Our guide to some of the best things to do in Dorset this half term…

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Friday, February 3, 2017

We all love Dorset, right? And some of us probably think there’s no place better. Here’s why...

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Friday, February 3, 2017

Covering just under half of the county, the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a place you just have to pay a visit to one day...

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

We take a trip through Dorset (and the alphabet) to take a look at 26 things that make this county great...

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

From sea shanties to skating Helen Stiles rounds up her pick of events happening around the county this month

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Celebrated horticulturist and Chelsea and Hampton Court Flower Show Gold winner, Mary Payne reveals the garden design secrets behind The Wooded Valley at Compton Acres in Poole

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Monday, January 23, 2017

Stamp duty changes and Brexit all impacted on the UK property market, but how has it affected Dorset? Andy Greeves gets the views of some of the county’s leading estate agents

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

From English cottage garden to tropical paradise Alison Wright and Gillian Ford of the National Gardens Scheme in Dorset select some inspirational gardens to visit in 2017

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Edward Griffiths takes a stroll around Poole’s fascinating past in this short history packed walk filled with architectural treasures

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

High-speed broadband remains a dream for many of Dorset’s rural communities, but in Kimmeridge they have taken their Jurassic internet into the 21st century

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Are you planning taking a trip to North Dorset? Ranging from the relaxing to the extreme, we’ve rounded up 5 great ways to enjoy the area

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Whether it’s sitting at the potters wheel, learning to paint or sketch, buying art or even investing in a movie, art teacher and writer Carol Burns suggested some interesting projects to get your creative juices flowing

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