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Voters in Dorset will go to the polls on Thursday 2 May to elect the 82 members of the new Dorset Council, across 52 wards.

Local elections have traditionally been carved up by the three main political parties, but this election will see several independents standing under the ALL for Dorset banner.

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It was a case of standing room only at Dorchester’s Colliton Club as more than 60 people flocked to the launch of the county’s new independent political movement ALL for Dorset.

They heard author and pioneering campaigner Peter MacFadyen talk about how independent councillors had taken control of Frome Town Council by being open and transparent,...

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Popular local woodwork club Dorchester Men’s Shed has done it again for Kingston Maurward by building two brand new replacement bridges across its Winterbourne Canal, which historically fed water to the estate’s Georgian mansion house.

Led by Dorchester Men’s Shed founder Graeme Trinder, the bridges were crafted in the group’s workshop at Stinsford Farm by members...

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Can you spare an hour or two a week to listen to children read in a local primary school? Schoolreaders has now launched in Dorset and is looking for volunteers to carry out this important role.

Reading time for many children at home and at school is often insufficient and one in four children are now leaving...

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All of Dorset’s countryside should be turned into a National Park, says the local branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE).

In its evidence to the government-appointed Glover Review of Designated Landscapes, Dorset CPRE said a Dorset National Park would work to benefit the whole of rural Dorset.

“It would bring additional resources, and support...

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Did you know that Age UK Dorchester collects and recycles printer cartridges for cash and all funds raised goes towards providing services for local older people?

If you have any used ink cartridges you don’t know what to do with, please bring them along to the reception at the charity’s centre in Prince of Wales Road,...

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