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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.


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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By Dan Lighten


If William March had been at his usual post one fateful day during the during the Second World War, he would probably not have been around to celebrate is 103rd birthday.

William – known more affectionately as Billy – reached the amazing milestone on August...

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Residents are demanding action to solve Dorchester’s growing traffic and parking problems in the streets around the hospital and two of the town’s schools.

Families are concerned over heavy traffic and congested parking in the areas around the county hospital, Thomas Hardye and Dorchester Middle schools, the rugby club, and the sports centre.

Among the solutions being...

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Dorchester is joining a national movement to improve the experiences of local people living with dementia and their carers.

In response to the prime minister’s Dementia Challenge, a Local Dementia Action Alliance is being created in Dorchester, and on 13 September there will be an open meeting at the Town Hall.

The local community is being encouraged...

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