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There is no need to build 3,500 new homes on the downs north of Dorchester’s water meadows, or at Crossways – because the developments are based on wildly inaccurate government figures.

That is the claim by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), who commissioned an independent study that shows official figures overestimate housing demand in...

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Developers looking to build a major new housing scheme at Crossways say it offers the chance to turn the village into a cohesive, planned community.

Nexus Planning, which is acting for Woodsford Farms, says “it is widely accepted that Crossways is lacking with regard to services and facilities”.

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Pupils from Damers First School in Dorchester travelled to London to lobby Environment Secretary Michael Gove over littering in the UK.

They want to cut waste and challenge a ‘throwaway culture’, and asked Mr Gove to give the green light for a new bottle deposit-return scheme that includes all materials – not just plastic – with...

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Voters in Dorset will go to the polls on Thursday 2 May to elect the 82 members of the new Dorset Council, across 52 wards.

Local elections have traditionally been carved up by the three main political parties, but this election will see several independents standing under the ALL for Dorset banner.

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It was a case of standing room only at Dorchester’s Colliton Club as more than 60 people flocked to the launch of the county’s new independent political movement ALL for Dorset.

They heard author and pioneering campaigner Peter MacFadyen talk about how independent councillors had taken control of Frome Town Council by being open and transparent,...

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Popular local woodwork club Dorchester Men’s Shed has done it again for Kingston Maurward by building two brand new replacement bridges across its Winterbourne Canal, which historically fed water to the estate’s Georgian mansion house.

Led by Dorchester Men’s Shed founder Graeme Trinder, the bridges were crafted in the group’s workshop at Stinsford Farm by members...

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