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Dorset County Council will increase its share of the council tax by just under two per cent next year to help protect vital services to the county’s communities.

Without an increase the council would need to find further savings on top of the £15m already needed in 2015-6. A drop in the main grant the council...

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A whole week of activities created with local women in mind is being staged in West Dorset as part of celebrations to mark International Women’s Day this March.

Events in the programme, organised by WAND (Women’s Action Network Dorset), run from 6th-14th March, and include:

  • A free talk entitled “Rwanda's Women - Stories of Courage, Forgiveness and Resilience during the...
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Dorchester drivers face chaos over the next 12 weeks as Southern Gas replaces almost half a mile of gas pipe along Weymouth Avenue.

Although the work will be carried out in stages, one-way working is likely to cause gridlock during peak hours.

A smaller gas pipe replacement scheme a few years ago at the junction of Weymouth...

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Residents of one of Dorset’s oldest villages are celebrating a leap into the future with the arrival of superfast broadband.

Superfast Dorset’s 100th fibre broadband cabinet to ‘go live’ is in Martinstown, an historic community mentioned in the Domesday Book, which has a church dating from the 12th century.

The new cabinet, located on the B3159, has...

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Dorset’s first Neighbourhood Plan has been formally adopted in the Cerne Valley after residents voted ‘yes’ in a referendum on 11 December.

The referendum results were 301 (92% of those voting) in support of the plan, compared with 26 (7% of those voting) who were opposed.

Cerne Valley Parish Council chairman Ian Humphreys said: “This positive result...

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