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Dorset County Hospital Charity is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores awarded to local community projects.

Three groups in every Tesco region...

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The Piddle Valley could have a Neighbourhood Plan if residents give it the go ahead.

Councillors agreed at West Dorset District Council’s Strategy Committee on 8 February 2018 to go ahead with the referendum on Piddle Valley Neighbourhood Plan.

A local referendum will take place on Thursday 19 April, with local residents going to the polls to...

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Dorset’s nine existing local councils will cease to exist from April next year, to be replaced by two new unitary authorities.

The secretary of state for housing, communities and local government, the Sajid Javid, has given the final seal of approval to the creation of the new councils.

One will cover Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, while the...

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Julian Fellowes, the creator of Downton Abbey, has joined the growing campaign to stop a major new housing development just 300 yards from the grade I-listed, Elizabethan Wolfeton House.

Lord Fellowes, who is president of the Thomas Hardy Society, says “to destroy the context and setting of a great and ancient house is really...

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This issue of the Dorchester Voice marks the fifth anniversary of our launch as the town’s very own community magazine.

Every two months we aim to keep you in touch with everything that is going on in your local community. We now print 3,500 copies of the Voice, which you can find in the TIC, together...

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The Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum is set to open its doors on 1 May. Behind the newly painted blue doors the old building has been released from years of neglect and its architecture allowed to shine.

Over the course of this development exciting facets of the building have been discovered. The remains of...

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