Recent Posts by Richard Reed

Dorchester has an enterprising new artisan food business in town, Nonno Peppe. Down the alley in Trinity House, Trinity Street, the former home of the Convivial Rabbit (now across the path) has been transformed into a traditional pizza parlour.

Proprietor and chef Gennaro hails from Italy and is very proud of his authentic pizzas and pasta...

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I have dined at the Rivers Arms in Cheselbourne on several occasions since it reopened in January and the food has always been excellent. On this occasion my partner and I were lucky enough to get seats in the popular cosy bar area.

Other seating is available in the main dining area, which is the large...

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By Town Crier Alistair Chisholm

Let’s be clear on the important issues surrounding the much used word ‘development’.

Dorchester, like any other market town, cannot and should not aspire to stand still. Over the millennia and the centuries it has changed, and change will continue to be part of its future.

Dorchester’s unique setting of ‘town...

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A massive new expansion of Dorchester is being planned north of the River Frome in a move that would forever destroy the idyllic views of the countryside from the town centre.

Planners determined to meet new government housing quotas are eyeing up the rolling downs north of the river to build 3,500 new homes.

The move –...

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Voters are being invited to have their say in drawing up ward boundaries for the new Dorset Council.

In May, the government confirmed that local government in Dorset should change with the county and all other councils being replaced by two new councils. This includes a new Dorset Council.

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England consultation...

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Revellers flocked to take part in Midsummer Madness – Dorchester’s rebranded summer carnival.

The day started off with workshops including costume-making and wheel-decorating at Brownsword Hall and the Corn Exchange.

More than 400 people from a wide variety of organisations took part in the walking parade, led by the New Hardy Players and their folk band Tatterdemalion,...

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