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Can you spare an hour or two a week to listen to children read in a local primary school? Schoolreaders has now launched in Dorset and is looking for volunteers to carry out this important role.

Reading time for many children at home and at school is often insufficient and one in four children are now leaving...

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All of Dorset’s countryside should be turned into a National Park, says the local branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE).

In its evidence to the government-appointed Glover Review of Designated Landscapes, Dorset CPRE said a Dorset National Park would work to benefit the whole of rural Dorset.

“It would bring additional resources, and support...

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Did you know that Age UK Dorchester collects and recycles printer cartridges for cash and all funds raised goes towards providing services for local older people?

If you have any used ink cartridges you don’t know what to do with, please bring them along to the reception at the charity’s centre in Prince of Wales Road,...

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The remains of an historic barn near the site of the town’s old Roman wall are set to be demolished despite concerns about the impact on the conservation area and possible loss of archaeology.

The bid by Mr B Rigler of East Knighton to knock down the building in Salisbury Street and replace it with a...

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Hangers Heroes raises money to support local charities by organising various local fundraising events. At a recent cheque presentation evening, £10,200 was given out to representatives of local organisations.

Isabel Howell hosted the evening and thanked everyone who had helped with events – all participants, those who had acted as marshals and served refreshments. She thanked...

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Three years ago a group of Martinstown villagers started a fundraising group to raise money for organisations that had a local connection.

In the first two years £5,600 was raised for the charity KDUK, which promotes awareness and supports research for Kennedy’s Disease, a rare progressive neuromuscular disorder, after local resident Frank Hopps was diagnosed with...

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