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A new master-plan for Dorchester town centre has been unveiled, finally moving the focus away from retail development towards a cultural and historical theme.

Part of the town’s Roman baths could also be exposed in a bid to exploit the town’s rich heritage.

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By Alistair Chisholm As a result of local government re-organisation in May of this year, Dorchester is about to become once again what it was in Thomas Hardy’s day – the smallish county town of the rural county that is Dorset.

Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch (the last reluctantly) will be amalgamated to form one predominantly urban...

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Campaigners trying to stop 3,500 new homes being built on unspoilt downland near Dorchester are demanding councillors look instead at plans to create a new town based on Crossways.

Protesters from Save The Area North of Dorchester (STAND) say the bid by Woodsford Farms to build 4,000 new homes at Crossways, much of it on ‘brownfield’...

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Dorchester’s new £9 million state-of-the-art cancer treatment centre has been opened by Dorset-based actor Martin Clunes.

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Almost 200 guests attended the official opening...

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Schools across Dorset are reaping the benefits of the faster, more reliable broadband speeds thanks to a county council-run initiative.

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Superfast Dorset, working...

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Work on the town’s historic King’s Arms Hotel will start within weeks, according to the company developing the building.

King's-Arms-delapidatedConcerns have been raised about the deteriorating state of the grade II-listed building, which has now been empty for more than three years.

But Rob Greacen, director of the...

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