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Residents of one of Dorset’s oldest villages are celebrating a leap into the future with the arrival of superfast broadband.

Superfast Dorset’s 100th fibre broadband cabinet to ‘go live’ is in Martinstown, an historic community mentioned in the Domesday Book, which has a church dating from the 12th century.

The new cabinet, located on the B3159, has...

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Dorset’s first Neighbourhood Plan has been formally adopted in the Cerne Valley after residents voted ‘yes’ in a referendum on 11 December.

The referendum results were 301 (92% of those voting) in support of the plan, compared with 26 (7% of those voting) who were opposed.

Cerne Valley Parish Council chairman Ian Humphreys said: “This positive result...

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Nine Old Hardyeans, who all started at Hardye’s School together in September 1958, came together for a reunion lunch at the Colliton Club 56 years later.

It was over half a century ago that the eight first met at Hardye’s then Junior School, Wollaston House in Dorchester’s Durngate Street, moving to the Senior School in Culliford...

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Villagers are fighting on over plans to build a giant slurry pit the size of an Olympic swimming pool to service 150 cattle near the busy B3390.

Families in Crossways fear the 40-metre wide sewage lagoon will not only lead to a strong stench and swarms of flies, but could also result in the release of...

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The Dorset WI’s Centenary celebrations begin on 27 January. A centenary baton will begin its 500-mile journey around the Dorset Federation of WIs and their 4,300 members, in the county where one of the first Women’s Institutes was formed at Wallisdown in autumn 1915.

The baton, started its journey in Anglesey, where the first WI meeting...

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Organisers of the Home-Start West Dorset Winter Ball, held at Athelhampton House near Dorchester recently, have raised £4,080 for the charity.

Helen Horsley, Senior Organiser of Home-Start West Dorset and co-organiser of the grand event, said: “The Winter Ball was our second ball; we were delighted when we beat the amount raised last time, plus we...

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