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Dorset County Museum has  been welcoming visitors to its own live, on-site archaeological dig within the museum’s ancient grounds.

Roman-road-discoveryLost and forgotten for centuries, the ancient Roman road that lies beneath the museum has finally being uncovered.

To celebrate this and its new All Roads Lead to Durnovaria...

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A new Post Office opened has finally opened at the Central Convenience store in Hawthorne Road, Charlton Down.

The new branch offers a wide range of services, including collecting and returning online shopping items. Customers can also take advantage of banking services including cash withdrawals and balance enquiries for all main UK bank customers.

Dean Morris of...

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A new Waste Plan is being drawn up to decide on sites for future waste and recycling facilities.

The plan includes an extended household recycling centre (HRC) at Louds Mill, Dorchester and a waste-transfer station at the Old Radio Station site on the Bridport Road, where material will be transferred from collection vehicles to larger vehicles...

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By Jill Bryant

The fast-approaching 200th anniversary of the opening of Tolpuddle Old Chapel got off to a cracking start with a visit from the Wessex Morris Men.

After dancing in the street, history was made when the performers and followers went into the old chapel and sang the first hymn to be sung there in 174...

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More than 60,000 people flocked to the Dorset County Show this year, its 148th year. The weather was perfect and there was, as ever, something for everyone. The first county Show was held at Kingston Maurward in 1840, the year Thomas Hardy was born and the Penny Black stamp came out.
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The fight has started to halt plans for 3,500 new homes on the downs north of the River Frome in Dorchester, outlined in the revised Local Plan.

This is the biggest and most controversial proposal for new housing development in Dorchester since Poundbury, and would forever destroy the views of the countryside from the Town Pump and Salisbury Field.

The idyllic walk...

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