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Dorset maker Guy Martin opens up for Dorset Art Weeks

THE SCUPLTOR and furniture maker Guy Martin is taking part in Dorset Art Weeks every day between Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, June 10. To mark the ...

Lush Places: the PFI street light pact, coming to a lamp post near you

I MAKE no apologies for copying this post from my blog The World from my Window. But I am so incensed after returning from a public meeting about s...

Lush Places: is that eat-in or take away?

THE PEOPLE of Lush Places wait with bated breath as the auction of the village shop fast approaches. With our publican throwing in the beer towel a...

Police pay review: ‘Cameron has declared war on the public sector’

Beaminster-based PC Clive Chamberlain describes how pay cuts, job closures and pensions curbs are denting police morale

West Dorset: Have your say on free bus travel

IT SEEMS that all the news is about cuts these days and this is no exception. Money available for bus passes for older people is being significantl...

Hotel review: The Wild Garlic, Dorset

The best thing about the new apartment above this Beaminster restaurant, owned by MasterChef winner Mat Follas, is that you only have to go downsta...

Historian reveals how Dorset sailor died in Siberia

THE STORY of how a young West Dorset farm labourer came to be murdered in Siberia is uncovered in the November issue of the excellent parish magazi...

West Dorset: Let’s at least try to get superfast broadband!

HAVE YOU heard from “Race to Infinity”? Sounds a bit Toy Story but is it child’s play? If you think your broadband connection is...

Beaminster: No money for primary school lollipop lady

A lollipop lady's wage is in the region of £3,200 per year. New council offices cost millions. Where would you rather your local taxes went?

British Library reveals Dorset songs and stories

A NEW service from the British Library allows users to search through an online map of Dorset for old recordings of songs and stories. It’s a w...

Legacy funds Dorset’s unique woodland college

THE ARCHITECTURAL Association’s biggest ever legacy will help to fund new buildings and a new MA course at Hooke Park College near Beaminster. Th...

Chef to open Beaminster Churchyard Fete

ON SATURDAY 28 August at 2 pm TV Champion Chef and Restaurateur Mat Follas of The Wild Garlic will open the Beaminster Churchyard Fete. There will ...

New film celebrates Dorset designer John Makepeace

A FILM about the renowned furniture maker John Makepeace has been produced to celebrate his 50 years at the forefront of British design. Mr Makepea...

Colin Varndell donates images for new Dorset Wildlife Trust calendar

I WAS thinking the other day about Colin Varndell, because I was trying to draw up a list in my head of excellent West Dorset people and organisati...

Council submits plans to move Mountjoy School

PLANS to rebuild Bridport’s Mountjoy School in Beaminster have been submitted to West Dorset District council by Dorset County Council. The count...

New Radical History School to show Dorset’s “hellish” past

THE YETTIES’ front man Bonny Sartin will look back to the days when towns like Beaminster had riots when he speaks – and sings – at a new Rad...

Dorset’s grandest designs to resume at Hooke Park

A VISIONARY scheme putting West Dorset at the forefront of architectural and environmental education is bursting with new life. Hooke Park near Bea...

Are carnivals relevant to West Dorset countryside and coast?

An opinion piece about plans to spend £45,000 studying carnivals along the Jurassic Coast of Dorset and East Devon IS THIS country too anchored in...

West Dorset: Vandals damage village cricket and football pitches

VILLAGERS near Bridport are looking out for vandals who have churned up a cricket pitch used by schoolchildren. Eight times over the last 18 months...

Mapperton. Perfection. But who’s that in the shop?

MAPPERTON Gardens near Beaminster have been listed fourth in a national Top Ten list of the Greatest British Gardens. The writer Clive Aslet, edito...

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