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Tickets for the Dorchester beer festival go on sale on New Year's Day – but don't miss out, as last they sold out in just days!

And the call has also gone out for local firms to sponsor a barrel to help raise as much money as possible for a charity that helps disadvantaged children.

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Rumours are circulating in town that discount supermarket Aldi is set to join its German rivals Lidl by setting up shop in town. The site of the new store is believed to be in London Road where Dorchester Collection was formerly based, opposite the Shell filling station.

An Aldi spokesman refused to deny the rumour, telling...

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The UK’s first tri-council partnership has been agreed by Dorset councils. The ground-breaking partnership proposal will see Weymouth & Portland Borough Council, North Dorset District Council and West Dorset District Councils share a single workforce and chief executive, saving £6m by 2020.

</p><p>Councillors approved the proposals at each authority’s full council meeting held over the past few...

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The Cerne Valley could have Dorset’s first Neighbourhood Plan if residents give it the go ahead.

A local referendum will take place on Thursday, 11 December, with locals going to the polls to vote ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to the proposals.

The Cerne Valley Neighbourhood Plan was drawn up by local people, and agreed by the
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The proposed new hotel and spa planned for the former Eldridge Pope Dorchester Brewery is one step closer, with the building new officially up for sale on either a freehold or leasehold basis.

Designed in 1880 by Crickmay and Sons, the Architect for whom Thomas Hardy worked before his career as a writer, the spectacular grade...

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Hundreds of people attended the Remembrance Day service at the town’s war memorial on November 9 to mark those who gave their lives in two world wars, and subsequent conflicts.

This year’s event gained added poignancy, marking as it did the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War, and the names of those...

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