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Dorchester’s first Thomas Hardy Victorian Fair held to celebrate the author’s 179th birthday drew big crowds. High West and High East Streets were closed to motor traffic and instead of engines the happy chatter of throngs of people, many in Victorian dress, filled the air.

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A MASSIVE row has erupted over a decision to designate the controversial scheme for 3,500 houses near the town’s water meadows as a ‘Garden Village’.

It has emerged that officers at the former West Dorset District Council (WDDC) applied for Garden Village status for the project – even though the site, on the downs north of...

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More than 300 people took part in a protest march organised by STAND to block plans to build 3,500 homes on the scenic downs north of Dorchester’s water meadows.

Campaigners gathered in North Square and headed down to the riverside walk before heading out across the fields that would be destroyed by massive estates planned by...

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The proposed site for Persimmon’s and Grainger’s 3,500 homes – on the rolling downs north of Dorchester – was originally excluded from the Local Plan because of its landscape value.

The Voice can reveal that former West Dorset District Council’s own web page lists the site as having “no potential” for development as it “would be...

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Could you help deliver lifesaving blood products in and around Dorset?

Devon Freewheelers (DFW) are looking for volunteer drivers in and around the Dorchester area to join the existing team, to extend and cement the lifesaving supply service offered to Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance (DSAA).

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For the first time since he died in January 1928, Thomas Hardy’s birthday will be celebrated in a spectacular and vibrant style in the county town of ‘Casterbridge’. Not everyone gets this on their 139th birthday!

The full length of High East Street and High West Street will be closed to traffic from 9am to 6pm...

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