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More than 1,600 runners turned out to take part in this year’s Dorchester marathon and Casterbridge half-marathon.

The route took in villages to the east of Dorchester including Tincleton, Tolpuddle and Puddletown, with the races finishing at the Cokers Frome Farm on the outskirts of Dorchester

One of the runners who took part said, “Over the last...

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Wartime glamour came to The Old Tea House in Dorchester when owners Debbie and Derek Alley staged a 1940s charity tea party, complete with live music from the Land Girls and the GO Girls.


The event at the popular café in High West Street raised hundreds of...

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West Dorset’s designation as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is to come under the microscope to see how local landscapes can be improved and enhanced.

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has launched a review of all England’s National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs).

An independent panel will look at how these areas meet our...

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The results of the Dorchester and Weymouth BID ballots have been announced, with both schemes set to continue.

A Business Improvement District (BID) scheme is a business-led initiative supported by government legislation. It gives local businesses the power to raise funds locally to be spent locally on improving their trading environment.

The BID programme is funded by...

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Shoppers and visitors can now enjoy free, fast and reliable WiFi in Dorchester town centre.

From meeting up with friends via social media, finding out about events, getting directions or paying for parking . . . we rely on a good, stable internet connection to do so much these days.

With 4G and phone coverage patchy in...

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A new summer Saturdays train service to Corfe Castle on the Swanage Railway is running from Maiden Newton, Weymouth, Dorchester, Moreton and Wool for just £5 until Saturday 8 September.

The Swanage Railway will also have a discounted return steam train ticket at just £10 for all passengers travelling to Corfe Castle on one of the...

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