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Dorchester has been left reeling by the shock announcement that the town’s prison is to close at the end of the year, putting around 100 jobs at risk.

The Victorian prison has developed a positive reputation in recent years – with an ongoing mentoring scheme involving local people helping to rehabilitate offenders.

However, the government says closing...

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It’s amazing what citizens can do when they get together, whether it is to make an event happen or to respond to a concern they share. Frack-Free Dorset is one such local example.

Oil companies have been issued with new licences that, subject to county council planning permission, give them the right to explore and develop...

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The Education Team at Monkey World ape rescue centre near Wool were thrilled to receive their first ever Monkey Mobile, proudly sponsored by Westerly Dorchester.

An important part of the ethos of Monkey World is education. The education team visits groups, schools, holds assemblies, conducts guided tours and talks at the park, and teaches both children...

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Just under a year ago, two Dorchester mums set out to make a pipe-dream a reality – and now Munchkins Play Cafe in Dorchester is about to celebrate its first birthday.  

Born of a love of good coffee and cake and a good catch up with friends, Michelle Cheeseman and Mel Ford created Munchkins Play...

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Dorchester Carnival was once again a success even if the weather did try to dampen the spirits during the festivities.  

Dorchester Round Table is hoping to raise over £2,500 which will all be given back to all the entries of the procession.

The weekend kicked off with Wynn’s Funfair offering rides for children from Westfield Tech College,...

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Dorchester residents have expressed their concern at plans to introduce wheelie bins and fortnightly rubbish collections to the town next spring.

Under the plans, each household will be given two of the unsightly bins to keep outside their house, one for rubbish and one for general recycling, including plastics, which will only be emptied every other...

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