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Dorchester is joining a national movement to improve the experiences of local people living with dementia and their carers.

In response to the prime minister’s Dementia Challenge, a Local Dementia Action Alliance is being created in Dorchester, and on 13 September there will be an open meeting at the Town Hall.

The local community is being encouraged...

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Townsfolk looking forward to the opening of a new wine bar are furious over council red tape that forced it to close its doors after its opening night.

Durnovaria, located in the old post office building on South Street, Dorchester, was unable to open the day after its launch night due to an alleged minor infringement...

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Dorchester has been left reeling by the shock announcement that the town’s prison is to close at the end of the year, putting around 100 jobs at risk.

The Victorian prison has developed a positive reputation in recent years – with an ongoing mentoring scheme involving local people helping to rehabilitate offenders.

However, the government says closing...

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It’s amazing what citizens can do when they get together, whether it is to make an event happen or to respond to a concern they share. Frack-Free Dorset is one such local example.

Oil companies have been issued with new licences that, subject to county council planning permission, give them the right to explore and develop...

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The Education Team at Monkey World ape rescue centre near Wool were thrilled to receive their first ever Monkey Mobile, proudly sponsored by Westerly Dorchester.

An important part of the ethos of Monkey World is education. The education team visits groups, schools, holds assemblies, conducts guided tours and talks at the park, and teaches both children...

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Just under a year ago, two Dorchester mums set out to make a pipe-dream a reality – and now Munchkins Play Cafe in Dorchester is about to celebrate its first birthday.  

Born of a love of good coffee and cake and a good catch up with friends, Michelle Cheeseman and Mel Ford created Munchkins Play...

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