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Volunteer Centre Dorset has a wide range of volunteering opportunities throughout the county.

The current programme lists roughly 250 varied opportunities in the environment, sport, healthcare, music, admin, secretarial and others throughout Dorset.

The centre is holding a Volunteer Week from 1-7 June so if you have been toying with the idea of volunteering, this would be...

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Weldmar Hospicecare is gearing up for its silver anniversary by planning what it hopes will be its biggest ever Midnight Walk in July.

The hospice in Herringston Road, Dorchester first opened its doors on 19 January 1994 and more than 8,300 patients have been cared for since.


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American Football is very much alive and kicking in west Dorset thanks to the Jurassic Coast Raptors.

The Raptors started in Bridport in 2014, but moved to Dorchester Rugby Club in 2015 to be more central, and qualified for the league in 2016. Last year they played teams from Taunton, Torbay, Newquay in South Wales and...

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There is no need to build 3,500 new homes on the downs north of Dorchester’s water meadows, or at Crossways – because the developments are based on wildly inaccurate government figures.

That is the claim by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), who commissioned an independent study that shows official figures overestimate housing demand in...

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Developers looking to build a major new housing scheme at Crossways say it offers the chance to turn the village into a cohesive, planned community.

Nexus Planning, which is acting for Woodsford Farms, says “it is widely accepted that Crossways is lacking with regard to services and facilities”.

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Pupils from Damers First School in Dorchester travelled to London to lobby Environment Secretary Michael Gove over littering in the UK.

They want to cut waste and challenge a ‘throwaway culture’, and asked Mr Gove to give the green light for a new bottle deposit-return scheme that includes all materials – not just plastic – with...

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