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John Adams, the man behind Dorchester’s first-ever marathon last May, has been awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship by Casterbridge Rotary Club.

john-adams-paul-harris-img_0262John’s award was preceded by a rendition of ‘Big, Bad John’ from the 1960s – renamed ‘Marathon John’ and delivered by fellow Rotarian Tim Stiles, who...

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Elizabeth-Frink-sculpturesThe ‘Martyrs’ sculpture by former Dorset artist Dame Elisabeth Frink in South Walks, Dorchester, has been given a grade II listing by Historic England.

The sculpture, which commemorating those who were executed for their religious beliefs in the 16th and 17th centuries, was installed on the...

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By Jill Bryant

A new town bench has been unveiled in memory of Jim Philips, a former photographer for the Dorset Echo. Jim, who died in June, was a local character in Dorchester, well known by sight if not by name.

P1000646-1On Saturday 9 December, on...

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Fran Arnold, a recent patient at Dorset County Hospital, has written a book of poems about her experience of breast cancer and is selling them on behalf of Dorset County Hospital Charity’s Cancer Appeal.

Fran came into the hospital recently to donate a cheque for £3,500 from sales of the book and donations.

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Prince Charles has officially opened the new Damers First School in Poundbury.

Headteacher Catherine Smith gave the Prince a tour of the school, which moved to its new site earlier last year, and introduced him to staff and some of the 450 pupils.

One of the highlights...

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