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Dorchester Beerex will be celebrating the 30th anniversary next year of serving real ale and cider to drinkers in the Corn Exchange, Dorchester.

The beer festival, which will be held next February over four sessions on the 2nd and 3rd, is expected to be as popular as ever, with customers coming from near and far to...

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A philanthropist who helped provide new homes to replace Dorchester’s Victorian slums has been commemorated with a Blue Plaque.

Mill Street, Fordington was where the poorest families lived in crumbling cob cottages and tenements with few comforts – no piped water and outside toilets often shared by many different residents.

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In preparation for its opening next year, the Shire Hall project is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to provide a friendly welcome to visitors.

There is a variety of roles on offer including:

  • Reception desk and gift shop assistants.
  • Visitor experience assistants.
  • Lifelong learning assistants.

Office support, including business and finance assistants, marketing assistants, fundraising, DIY support and much more.

“These roles...

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Yes, it’s that time of year when Dorchester lights up with festive cheer – Christmas Cracker Night!

The Christmas Lights will go on at St Peter’s Church at 6:30pm on Thursday 7 December, with Santa and special guests in attendance. There will be entertainment and music to keep the family entertained, and Santa will be in...

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South Western Railway (SWR) is encouraging passengers to have their say on changes to train times and services, which include axeing one of Dorchester’s two direct hourly services to London.

Instead SWR is proposing running one fast train, which will take two and a half hours from Dorchester to Waterloo, and one stopping service to Portsmouth.


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