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Bridport by Night: An alternative tourism video by Stephen Banks

So, it has been over a week since I uploaded my ‘labour of love’, Bridport by Night, to YouTube. The video really took off in the first...

Dorset village offers prize of day with The Red Arrows

LAST year the world famous RAF aerobatic team, which has appeared in the skies across the world, was due to fill the sky over Drimpton, west Dorset...

The Red Bladder cleans up West Dorset

Watch out all you ne’er-do-wells, footpads and villains! One word from The Red Bladder could earn you a hefty stretch of porridge.

Lush Places: you don’t have to be mad to live here but…

In all this talk of the Big Society, there's something missing. Energy.

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...

Marshwood Vale residents want A35 action to stop traffic snarl-ups

RESIDENTS in the Marshwood Vale want Dorset Police and highways officials to stop the narrow lanes of the vale being rammed with traffic whenever t...

Sir Anthony Jolliffe to retire as President of Society of Dorset Men

SIR ANTHONY JOLLIFFE GBE DL DSc has announced that he will retire, after 28 years as President of the Society of Dorset Men, at the annual meeting...

West Dorset District Council urges pumpkin recycling

WEST DORSET District Council is asking residents to compost pumpkins left over from Halloween. The council’s recycling trucks will be driving aro...

Weekend of war makes £8,700 for Dorset villagers

THE ORGANISERS of Maiden Newton at War have donated £8,700 to village organisations following the spectacular success of their World War 2 re-enac...

Pip Benveniste obituary

Her art encompassed a wide range from prints and painting to rugs, films and photography

West Dorset: Western Gazette sales plunge

THERE’S been an extraordinary collapse in sales of the Western Gazette’s West Dorset and Sherborne editions. Sales of the West Dorset edition d...

Dorset cactus king bids for 17th win

A CACTUS enthusiast is hoping his plants will bring home the silverware from the Dorset County Show for the 17th year in a row. David Ennals, 56, o...

Red Arrows to open Drimpton Fun Day

THE WORLD FAMOUS RAF aerobatic team have appeared in the skies over Paris, New York and Sydney. Now at 12.30pm on Saturday 21st August for one ver...

Found on Chesil Beach wearing women’s underwear

In the latest issue of the London Review of Books, the essayist Stefan Collini reviews a new book by Jeremy Lewis, Shades of Greene: One Generatio...

Wading birds find West Dorset haven

A PAIR of ringed plovers have bred in the far west of Dorset for the first time. The wading birds have raised four chicks at Chard Junction Quarry....

West Dorset bids to BLAST young people into work

A NEW training centre could be set up for young people in West Dorset if a bid for European funding is successful. The aim is to get 16-25 year-old...

Lush Places: play misty for me

If you’re a stranger to these parts, you will one day be astonished by what is known as ‘The Beaminster Tunnel Effect’. It’...

West Dorset’s answer to Mount Rushmore

I THINK of the sunken lanes of West Dorset as bonsai cliffs, the country cousins of their far more famous coastal counterparts. Walk through these ...

Lush Places: blue is the colour

On Bluebell Hill, overlooking  Lush Places, the colours are so intense they are almost blinding. The clean, lime green of the beech trees, the swa...

Dorchester: District Council advertises £9 million contract for building new HQ

WEST Dorset District Council’s controversial plans for a new HQ in Dorchester have gone out to tender. The council today published a notice invit...

Lush Places: Careful with that strimmer, Eugene

IN LUSH Places, there is a burst of collective expletives as men all over the village do the strimming dance. It is performed to the smell of petro...

How West Dorset MP Oliver Letwin is shaping Britain’s future, Part 2

THE FACT that there has – as yet – been no news about Oliver Letwin’s role in Britain’s new Government is, in itself, star...

How West Dorset MP Oliver Letwin is shaping Britain’s future

WEST DORSET MP Oliver Letwin is one of the top Conservatives negotiating with the Liberal Democrats over the shape of the next Government. As this ...

Lush Places: election fatigue

Here in Lush Places, the champagne corks are popping as Oliver Letwin is returned as MP for West Dorset with an increased majority. Whatever your p...

West Dorset General Election: A Political Masterpiece

A SHORT film for the 2010 General Election campaign in West Dorset has been made by David Partridge of the Bridport Peace and Justice Group, and th...

Lush Places: political unrest in Dorset’s rural hinterland

WAR has been declared in my village, where political posters have replicated like Mickey Mouse’s broom in the Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Un...

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