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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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If you oppose the massive new housing estate planned for the scenic downland around Dorchester's water meadows, now's the chance to have your say.

The site, which would swallow up most of the showground, is on the edge of the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The plan for 3,500 new homes – almost twice the size...

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Dorchester’s well-known Town Crier, Alistair Chisholm has won the Town Crying National Championships for the 10th time – equalling the record set in 1973 by Ben Johnson of Fowey.

Alistair-crier-winThe Town Criers’ National Championships are held each year in Hastings, where Alistair competed in two rounds, one giving...

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Hundreds of years of history went under the hammer at Athelhampton House as the auction of the house’s contents smashed records, realising almost £1.5 million.

AthelhamptonThe grade I-listed manor house, dating back to 1485, has been sold to economist Giles Keating (pictured) for £7 million. It is...

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