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WAND (Women’s Action Network Dorset) and the Dorchester Feminist Group would love to know. What needs to change to make our community the best place to live in for you and women of all ages?

We will be hosting a street consultation activity on Saturday 7 March in Dorchester, between 10am-3pm. Members of WAND and the...

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The South West Dorset Multi-Cultural Network, supported by Dorset Council and Dorchester Town Council is hosting its annual Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) today (Friday 24 January) to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

The free event is being held at the Corn Exchange in Dorchester from 12.30pm -1.30pm and is open to everyone.

The theme for...

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Dorchester’s Marks & Spencer store is set to shut its doors for the last time in February despite a campaign to keep the store open.

More than 5,000 people signed a petition, which was sent to the struggling retailer calling for a rethink – but to no avail. A staff member told the Voice the store...

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The huge proposed housing development on the downs north of Dorchester, sprawling down onto the edge of the water meadows – a landscape made famous by Thomas Hardy – is being opposed both by the Council to Protect Rural England (CPRE) and STAND, a pressure group of town residents.

It has now emerged that the town...

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A huge solar farm could be built on the edge of Dorchester that would provide enough power for 6,000 homes.

The 86-acre site is on the opposite side of Slyer’s Lane to a solar farm that was refused permission in 2014.

The new farm would contain more than 36,000 panels mounted in 3-metre high arrays.

The move has...

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A Dorchester vet has been hailed a hero after she saved the life of a dog who swallowed a nine-inch stick.

Against all the odds, four-year-old spaniel Brook has made a full recovery thanks to the quick thinking and expertise of Dorchester’s Medivet 24 Hour veterinary surgeon Verity Griffiths, who removed the stick – still in...

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