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Dorchester fine art auctioneers Duke’s has been fined more than £18,000 for misleading customers about the authenticity of works of art on sale.

In February 2016 the partnership, based in Brewery Square, was offered the chance to sell artwork purportedly by the Cornish artist Alfred Wallis (1855-1942), a court heard.

Wallis began painting in his 70s and...

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A Dorset heathland beauty spot is being restored to its former glory – thanks to a herd of cows.

Dorset County Council has introduced Galloway cattle to graze Blackdown, its 160-acre Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) around the Hardy Monument near Dorchester.

Grazing is a traditional method of maintenance dating back to the Bronze Ages, which...

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A philanthropist who helped provide new homes to replace Dorchester’s Victorian slums has been commemorated with a Blue Plaque.

Mill Street, Fordington was where the poorest families lived in crumbling cob cottages and tenements with few comforts – no piped water and outside toilets often shared by many different residents.

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In preparation for its opening next year, the Shire Hall project is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to provide a friendly welcome to visitors.

There is a variety of roles on offer including:

  • Reception desk and gift shop assistants.
  • Visitor experience assistants.
  • Lifelong learning assistants.

Office support, including business and finance assistants, marketing assistants, fundraising, DIY support and much more.

“These roles...

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