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Work is due to start before Christmas on a new church for Crossways – the fastest growing village in West Dorset, with a population of 2,500, and another 1,000 homes expected to be built in the next 10 years.

Crossways-school-high-resIt is hoped work will start on laying...

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Tributes have poured in after the sudden death of Peter Legg, a prominent town businessman and chairman of Dorchester Business Improvement District (BID).

peterlegg_high-resMr Legg, 60, died in hospital after suffering a heart attack. He leaves a wife, Alison, and daughter, Zoe.

Mr Legg was elected...

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Members of the public are being asked to give their opinions on plans for a new one-way traffic system in Dorchester.


The aim of the plan is to improve air quality, enhance the environment of the town centre and protect its historic buildings.

The first phase of the...

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This nicely-presented volume is, as the author acknowledges, aimed more at the pagan reader than the average punter.

Perhaps more refreshing is Bird’s recognition of the more recent origins of modern paganism. His approach to the magical tradition is both frank and open, and lends weight to...

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This attractively presented book provides the reader with a guide to around three dozen of West Dorset’s landscape gems, focusing on sites that are largely unknown and often ignored by tourists.

There is an emphasis on the sacred, both in a Christian and Pagan context, but while...

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La Gondola, Trinity Street, Dorchester

In these days of fast food, it’s hard to find a restaurant or even a so-called gastro pub where the food is actually made on the premises by a chef.

Bizarrely, Trading Standards allows food to be described as ‘home-cooked’, ‘freshly made’, and all the other pseudonyms you can imagine, even if...

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