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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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More than 1,600 runners turned out to take part in this year’s Dorchester marathon and Casterbridge half-marathon.

The route took in villages to the east of Dorchester including Tincleton, Tolpuddle and Puddletown, with the races finishing at the Cokers Frome Farm on the outskirts of Dorchester

One of the runners who took part said, “Over the last...

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Wartime glamour came to The Old Tea House in Dorchester when owners Debbie and Derek Alley staged a 1940s charity tea party, complete with live music from the Land Girls and the GO Girls.


The event at the popular café in High West Street raised hundreds of...

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West Dorset’s designation as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is to come under the microscope to see how local landscapes can be improved and enhanced.

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has launched a review of all England’s National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs).

An independent panel will look at how these areas meet our...

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The results of the Dorchester and Weymouth BID ballots have been announced, with both schemes set to continue.

A Business Improvement District (BID) scheme is a business-led initiative supported by government legislation. It gives local businesses the power to raise funds locally to be spent locally on improving their trading environment.

The BID programme is funded by...

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