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Following the success of last year’s Try This… project, the organisers are hosting another round of this great skills-enhancing project for the local community.

From Saturday 27 September to Saturday 4 October inclusive ‘Try This…’ will include a range of free evening and lunch-time activities in Dorchester which will run every day culminating in a day...

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A catalogue of errors by BT left the owners of Dorchester’s Casterbridge Hotel without their normal business phone number for days.

Monica and Melvin Curtis were left fuming in frustration after mistakes over the installation of a new wifi system for hotel guests cut off their advertised phone number.

They say the fiasco has cost them hundreds...

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Plans for a controversial new one-way system in Dorchester to help reduce air pollution have been dropped after huge protests by residents.

The new scheme (DTEP), announced last autumn, would have seen High West Street and parts of High East Street become one-way.

New traffic signals were to be installed at the junction of Princes Street and...

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Dorset County Museum looks set to be on course to win £10m National Lottery grant to help renovate and expand its Grade II listed building in Dorchester.

The project would result in the creation of new galleries for art, natural history, and costume and textiles, plus a new custom-built exhibition space. In addition, the work will...

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Plans for a wind farm at Slyers Lane, Charminster have aroused fierce controversy. In the last issue of the Voice we ran an article by local environmentalists, supporting the building of the farm. However, many local residents are strongly opposed to the move. Here is their side of the debate.

Despite continued opposition from Noslyerslaneturbines, a...

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Brewing has returned to the former Eldridge Pope brewery site with the opening of the town’s new brew-pub, the Brewhouse and Kitchen.

It is founder and director Simon Bunn’s second pub. The first in Portsmouth has been such as success, Simon is already looking at four or five possible new venues.

The pub will be brewing nearly...

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