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The battle to stop the vast new housing development planned near the water meadows has been joined by the Dorset branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE).

The bid to build 3,000 homes by controversial builder Persimmon and property giant Grainger on the beautiful downland is hugely controversial.

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Scores of local residents took the opportunity to hear more about Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust’s plans to develop the hospital site during a drop-in event.

The trust is hoping to expand its emergency department (EC) and intensive care unit (ICU) as well as establish an integrated care hub (ICH).

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[caption id="attachment_7779" align="aligncenter" width="425"]Keep---Marines&LauraCrop Laura with Royal Marines about to leave the Keep on a charity cycle ride[/caption]

The Keep Military Museum in Dorchester has recently appointed a new curator.
 Laura Jayne Gardner joined the Keep a year ago as deputy curator, and since the departure of Chris...

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More than 5,000 people have signed a petition to stop Marks & Spencer close its Dorchester store next year. The petition has been sent by customers to M&S chief executive Steve Rowe in a bid to get the company to change its mind. The move is part of a major restructuring of its business operations which will...
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Marks & Spencer is to close its Dorchester store as part of a major restructuring of its business.

The company has been struggling to make a profit as changing shopping habits have hit high street retailers.

Earlier this year M&S said it planned to close 72 of its high street stores, on top of 48 that had...

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The charity team at Dorset County Hospital is encouraging hospital staff and the local community to take part in three summer fundraising activities to raise money for the hospital.

The first opportunity is a 100km Challenge taking place throughout July. Last year more than £5,700 was raised by staff and the local community taking part in...

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