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The proposed new hotel and spa planned for the former Eldridge Pope Dorchester Brewery is one step closer, with the building new officially up for sale on either a freehold or leasehold basis.

Designed in 1880 by Crickmay and Sons, the Architect for whom Thomas Hardy worked before his career as a writer, the spectacular grade...

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Hundreds of people attended the Remembrance Day service at the town’s war memorial on November 9 to mark those who gave their lives in two world wars, and subsequent conflicts.

This year’s event gained added poignancy, marking as it did the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War, and the names of those...

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Villagers in Crossways defied the wet and windy weather to witness the cutting of the first turf for their new church on the site of Frome Valley Church of England First School.

After many years of apprehension, anxiety, prayer, planning, faith and fundraising, the ceremony took place on Monday 10 November.

Once construction of the building is...

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Sir, Re the interesting article against wind farms (Dorchester Voice, issue 10), as a point of information it should be noted that in the planning application the ‘potential’ photos provided by the developer have to conform to planning guidelines re location and angle etc, and cannot be adjusted for dramatic effect. The anti-protesters are not...

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Following the success of last year’s Try This… project, the organisers are hosting another round of this great skills-enhancing project for the local community.

From Saturday 27 September to Saturday 4 October inclusive ‘Try This…’ will include a range of free evening and lunch-time activities in Dorchester which will run every day culminating in a day...

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A catalogue of errors by BT left the owners of Dorchester’s Casterbridge Hotel without their normal business phone number for days.

Monica and Melvin Curtis were left fuming in frustration after mistakes over the installation of a new wifi system for hotel guests cut off their advertised phone number.

They say the fiasco has cost them hundreds...

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