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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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It’s official! Dorchester has officially been named one of the UK’s happiest towns.

Those of us who live here have always known that it’s a great place, but now Rightmove has put Dorchester in the top 10 happiest places to live.

The property website carried out a study of 22,000 people and asked them to rank how...

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Plans to build a new housing estate just 300 yards from the Grade I listed Elizabethan Wolfeton House have been turned down by a planning inspector.

The developers, Land Value Alliances, had appealed against the decision by the former West Dorset District Council to refuse permission for 120 houses on the 15-acre site south of Westleaze...

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More than 2,000 students from schools across Dorset are booked to attend the Big Bang @ Dorset Fair at The Tank Museum, Bovington in March.

Big Bang is a programme of UK-wide events that get students excited about science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM subjects).

Last year’s fair was a real success, with fun-filled shows, hands-on exhibits,...

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Residents have been invited to identify the major challenges facing Dorchester and what their ideal town should look like in 2050.

The Civic Society had invited Dr Tim Dixon of Reading University to talk about a smart and sustainable Reading 2050, including being carbon-free by 2030. What lessons could our town learn ?

At a packed public...

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The Great Field at Poundbury was turned into a winter wonderland as almost 400 people took part in Weldmar Hospicecare’s first ever Frosty 5k, which has raised an estimated £12,000.

The event was originally due to take place in December, but was postponed due to high winds making it unsafe for inflatable structures on the course....

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