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Dorchester’s Cllr Molly Rennie has won a prestigious Rotary award for her work helping victims of domestic abuse.

Molly has worked tirelessly in Dorchester for more than 30 years, helping victims of domestic abuse.

Molly-RennieShe was nominated by Dorchester Casterbridge Rotary for a Community Champions Award...

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Men in Sheds is a simple but effective concept, enabling men and women to work together in congenial surroundings doing something they enjoy and feeling the satisfaction of achieving a useful end product.

The Men’s Shed movement started in Australia as a way of preventing isolation for retired or out-of-work men, bringing them together and putting...

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A new survey is being carried out in Dorchester to produce an accessibility guide to entice more people with disabilities to visit the town.

The Dorchester Access Group (DAG), supported by the Dorchester Chamber for Business and the Business Improvement District, is embarking on a town-wide survey to map how accessible businesses are and highlight how...

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By Jill Bryant

After months of anticipation Dippy is here! Since 1905 until recently he has resided in splendour in the spacious entrance hall of the Natural History Museum in London.

Now he is on tour and Dorchester on the Jurassic coast was chosen as his first stop. Dr Jon Murden, director of Dorset County...

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The Friends of Dorset County Hospital group was founded in 1956 to provide ‘comfort and help’ to patients in the old Dorchester Hospital.

Today’s modern hospital is very different, and that original wording now sounds very old fashioned, but the original purpose remains at the core of the organisation.

The ‘Friends’ is a charity and, with the...

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Dorset Archives Trust will welcome award-winning author Minette Walters to discuss her new book on Thursday 8 February at 7pm.

The Last Hours is a story of the Black Death in Dorset, and Minette's first work of historical fiction.

Minette became fascinated by the Black Death after learning that it entered England via the port of Melcombe Regis,...

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