Recent Posts by Richard Reed

A new word has entered the English language – not a particularly attractive one, but of vital importance to our future: ‘hyperlocalism’.

After decades in which big newspaper groups have been closing down local titles and pulling back staff to remote, out-of-touch regional centres, a new breed of ‘hyperlocal’ community newspapers is proving that people really...

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Campaigners have vowed to fight on against plans to build up to 1,000 new homes in a beautiful valley overlooked by Thomas Hardy’s former home, Max Gate.

The site, between the bypass and the Broadmayne road and known as Came View, was adopted into the draft Local Plan by West Dorset District Council in March, but...

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Poundbury farmers’ market has moved to a new home in Queen Mother Square, in front of Little Waitrose.

The popular market – which has hosted celebrities such as Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall – moved from its old site near Brownsword Hall to the new venue on April 6.
To help celebrate the move, Tim Attril, chef from the...

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Dorchester’s historic Old Crown Court – where the Tolpuddle Martyrs were tried in 1834 – looks set to become a major tourist attraction.

The town has won National Lottery funding which will allow detailed plans to be drawn up to transform the Grade I listed building in High West Street into a heritage centre.
The plans...

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Dorchester is one of the most creative, switched on, environmentally-aware towns in England. It is one of a growing number of areas to have established ‘Transition Town’ status, aimed at encouraging a more eco-friendly lifestyle.

The town boasts a wide choice of alternative therapists offering treatments such as aromatherapy, reflexology, reiki, shiatsu, chi kung, NLP and...

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