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Nearly 300 new homes are to be built in local villages in the latest round of planning approvals.

A development for up to 140 homes on 27 acres of land north-west of Crossways has been approved by West Dorset District Council’s planning committee.

The development is on land identified for housing in the controversial West Dorset, Weymouth...

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The date has been set, Santa’s been told and the magic will happen again for this year’s Christmas Cracker on Thursday 6 December.

This year, a certain bear from darkest Peru will be taking the train from Paddington Station and with his tummy full of marmalade sandwiches, he will take to the main stage outside St...

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A new ‘pico brewery’ in Brewery Square has come under fire from residents over plans to sell bottled beer which they fear will add to problems from troublesome drunks who gather near the railway station.

Anthony Buckton of the Copper Street Brewery has applied for a licence for off-sales of premium craft ales, six days a...

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John Sherry is celebrating his 50th year as proprietor of Autobitz at his shop in High East Street, Dorchester. Dorset born and bred, John started out in 1968 with business partner Ian Cornwell, who later opened their second shop in Bridport, but has since retired.

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Janet Gleeson, co-founder of the Dorchester Literary Festival, likes to call it “a boutique festival, offering something for everyone” – and this year’s festival was no exception.

Friday was the busiest day, beginning at Duke’s Galleries with talks on the final days of the Russian royal family and our tranquil, much loved, British waterways.

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Simon Gudgeon, one of Britain’s leading contemporary sculptors and owner of the sculpture park Sculpture by the Lakes near Dorchester, has had one of his works, Leaf Spirit, permanently installed at Kew Gardens in London.

Leaf-Spirit-by-Simon-Gudgeon-at-Kew-Gardens-4588Leaf Spirit (above ) is made from imprints of leaves found in...

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