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Brewhouse & Kitchen, a stylish brewing pub, is to open at Brewery Square in the spring, bringing brewing back to the historic site where Eldridge Pope brewed its famous ales from 1880 until the late 1990s.


The new Brewhouse will be open at the former Station pub...

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Households in Dorchester and parts of West Dorset and Purbeck will receive their containers for the new Recycle for Dorset collection service during January and February.

The containers are to be used with the new service from week beginning 3 March by everyone living in Dorchester, Broadmayne, the Cerne and Piddle Valleys, Charminster, Crossways, Osmington, Owermoigne,...

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A campaign by villagers in Moreton to win lottery funding for a new village hall is set to be featured on BBC1’s Inside Out programme.

Residents have been fundraising for two years to replace the existing 100-year-old village hall, which is beyond economic repair.

Villagers heard just before Christmas that they had succeeded in winning a £304,427...

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The White Hart Inn in Dorchester’s High East Street has been demolished.


The pub was formerly a base for horse-drawn carriages described by Thomas Hardy in A Few Crusted Characters as a “respectable, if somewhat lumbering, class of conveyance, much resorted to by decent travellers not overstocked...

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A number of subsidised rural bus services will be retained in 2014, following an extensive public consultation exercise.

Although routes subsidised by Dorset County Council will be reduced next year, on 4 December Cabinet members approved plans which mean that no community that currently has a service will be left without one.

Detailed negotiations with bus companies...

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By Richard Reed


It was just a thatched cottage, like so many others in Dorset – postcard-pretty, and so homely you almost expected to see smoke curling out of the chimney.

Yet this was the cottage where one of England’s greatest writers was born; perhaps even one of...

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