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The controversial proposed new Dorchester one-way system is being delayed by up to a year to look in more detail at residents’ concerns.

Following recommendations put to a meeting of Dorset County Council’s cabinet in February, the scheme will be heavily revised.

Engineers and officers will come up with a new scheme, taking into consideration the suggestions...

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More than 1,300 ale lovers sampled the delights on offer at the Dorchester Beerex over the two days of the annual festival at the Corn Exchange and raised more than £11,000 for charity.

As well as supporting the local breweries in Dorset, beers came from the length and breadth of the British Isles, including the Duke IPA...

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A revolutionary new parking scheme is set to go ahead in Dorchester within the next few weeks.

The high-tech, pay-on-exit scheme should be in place in Dorchester’s Wollaston Field car park soon after Easter, and will use number-plate-recognition cameras to monitor parking.

Drivers will have the option of either paying their parking dues when they leave –...

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Dorchester campaigner Alistair Chisholm has hit out at plans by West Dorset District Council to subsidise the planned Charles Street shopping centre development to the tune of £2 million.

He says it is wrong for the council to underwrite the development when other projects such as Brewery Square have gone ahead without any public money.

The move...

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Dorset’s Police and Crime Panel met on 7 February to discuss the police council tax precept for 2014/15.

Members of the panel examined the Police and Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill’s recommendations for next year’s (2014-15) police council tax charge.



After a thorough debate, the majority of the panel voted against increasing the police precept by 1.96 per...

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The Queen has been pleased to appoint Mr (Ian) Angus Campbell as Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Dorset to succeed Mrs Anthony Pitt-Rivers when she retires on 22 January 2014.

Angus Campbell served for a number of years in the Army Air Corps, and has since focused on his farming interests and local politics. He has served...

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