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By Jerry Bird

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Dorset’s mineral industries are, for the most part, a relatively obscure part of the county’s heritage compared with those of Devon, Cornwall and Somerset.

This may soon change, however, as a fascinating new museum has just opened on the Isle of Purbeck, adjacent to the...

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Dorchester residents are to be consulted in a postal questionnaire on the town’s controversial new proposed one-way system following a massive protest by local families.

The deadline for comments on the scheme – originally set at November 18 – has also been extended to December 20.

More than...

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Plans to relocate Dorchester Community Church to a new site in Trinity Street car park are moving forward.

West Dorset District Council is working with the Community Church to provide a new, purpose-built church in Trinity Street.

Once built, West Dorset District Council and the Community Church will carry out a land swap so the...

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Work is due to start before Christmas on a new church for Crossways – the fastest growing village in West Dorset, with a population of 2,500, and another 1,000 homes expected to be built in the next 10 years.

Crossways-school-high-resIt is hoped work will start on laying...

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Tributes have poured in after the sudden death of Peter Legg, a prominent town businessman and chairman of Dorchester Business Improvement District (BID).

peterlegg_high-resMr Legg, 60, died in hospital after suffering a heart attack. He leaves a wife, Alison, and daughter, Zoe.

Mr Legg was elected...

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Members of the public are being asked to give their opinions on plans for a new one-way traffic system in Dorchester.

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The aim of the plan is to improve air quality, enhance the environment of the town centre and protect its historic buildings.

The first phase of the...

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