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More than 20,000 new homes could be built in western Dorset over the next 16 years.

That’s the target set by Opening Doors, and joint initiative by North Dorset District Council, West Dorset District Council and Weymouth and Portland Borough Council.

To reach the 20,000 target, as set out in the Western Dorset Economic Growth Strategy, an...

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John Adams, the man behind Dorchester’s first-ever marathon last May, has been awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship by Casterbridge Rotary Club.

john-adams-paul-harris-img_0262John’s award was preceded by a rendition of ‘Big, Bad John’ from the 1960s – renamed ‘Marathon John’ and delivered by fellow Rotarian Tim Stiles, who...

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Elizabeth-Frink-sculpturesThe ‘Martyrs’ sculpture by former Dorset artist Dame Elisabeth Frink in South Walks, Dorchester, has been given a grade II listing by Historic England.

The sculpture, which commemorating those who were executed for their religious beliefs in the 16th and 17th centuries, was installed on the...

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By Jill Bryant

A new town bench has been unveiled in memory of Jim Philips, a former photographer for the Dorset Echo. Jim, who died in June, was a local character in Dorchester, well known by sight if not by name.

P1000646-1On Saturday 9 December, on...

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Fran Arnold, a recent patient at Dorset County Hospital, has written a book of poems about her experience of breast cancer and is selling them on behalf of Dorset County Hospital Charity’s Cancer Appeal.

Fran came into the hospital recently to donate a cheque for £3,500 from sales of the book and donations.

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