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Plans for a controversial new one-way system in Dorchester to help reduce air pollution have been dropped after huge protests by residents.

The new scheme (DTEP), announced last autumn, would have seen High West Street and parts of High East Street become one-way.

New traffic signals were to be installed at the junction of Princes Street and...

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The Small Theatre Company started up in April to allow 18-29 year olds to run their own amateur dramatic group, and meets every Monday evening at Martinstown Village Hall.

The group currently has nine members and is working on its first production, scheduled for 13 September, called Desk Job – a comedy by Matt Singleton, a...

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Dorset County Museum looks set to be on course to win £10m National Lottery grant to help renovate and expand its Grade II listed building in Dorchester.

The project would result in the creation of new galleries for art, natural history, and costume and textiles, plus a new custom-built exhibition space. In addition, the work will...

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Plans for a wind farm at Slyers Lane, Charminster have aroused fierce controversy. In the last issue of the Voice we ran an article by local environmentalists, supporting the building of the farm. However, many local residents are strongly opposed to the move. Here is their side of the debate.

Despite continued opposition from Noslyerslaneturbines, a...

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Brewing has returned to the former Eldridge Pope brewery site with the opening of the town’s new brew-pub, the Brewhouse and Kitchen.

It is founder and director Simon Bunn’s second pub. The first in Portsmouth has been such as success, Simon is already looking at four or five possible new venues.

The pub will be brewing nearly...

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Hundreds of people turned out to witness the arrival of Dorchester’s new bronze dray horse statue.

The sculpture was carried on an original 1920s dray cart, with horses provided by
Dray Horse Shires, which featured in the opening ceremony of the London Olympics.

South Street was packed as families flocked to town to follow the procession from the...

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