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It’s that time of year again! Dorchester Christmas Cracker will take place on Thursday 5 December. The date has been set, Santa’s been told and every­one is busy making sure the magic will happen again this year.

Head into town for late-night Christmas shopping, seasonal entertainment, festive food and other delights. As every year, someone special...

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The Dorchester Literary Festival Writing Prize award night was hosted by sponsors Hall & Woodhouse at the Duchess of Cornwall pub in Poundbury.

Paul Atterbury introduced the presentation and told us that this was the second year of the competition. Last year there were 50 entries and this year this increased to 72. Writers must live...

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The week of the Dorchester Literary Festival saw an extraordinary range of big-names visiting the county town, with many sold-out shows.

It began with Alexander McCall Smith, who admitted he suffers from “serial novelism: you write novels then you die. There’s no cure for it”. Which explains why he writes five or six every year.

Later in...

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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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