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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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Villagers in Crossways defied the wet and windy weather to witness the cutting of the first turf for their new church on the site of Frome Valley Church of England First School.

After many years of apprehension, anxiety, prayer, planning, faith and fundraising, the ceremony took place on Monday 10 November.

Once construction of the building is...

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Sir, Re the interesting article against wind farms (Dorchester Voice, issue 10), as a point of information it should be noted that in the planning application the ‘potential’ photos provided by the developer have to conform to planning guidelines re location and angle etc, and cannot be adjusted for dramatic effect. The anti-protesters are not...

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