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HERE FOR YOU: Neil MacBean is the new manager at Gillingham Foodbank

New manager for town’s foodbank

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  Gillingham Foodbank has a new manager. Hannah ‘Han’ Gibbons has decided to step back from managing the foodbank in order to focus on heading...

Foodbank donations appeal

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Care homes in North Dorset are taking in foodbank donations after a surge in demand. Colten Care has joined forces with Dorset foodbanks to...
THANKS: Lion James Mayo, Gail del Pinto, manager of Blandford Foodbank, Grahame Cole of Stour Rotary, Heidi Roberts, foodbank deputy manager, at the presentation of vouchers for fresh meat valued at £1,650

Community support is welcomed by foodbank

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A toy appeal, a donation of more than £1,600 of fresh meat vouchers and the support of a local care home has helped the...
Sturminster Newton county councillor Carole Jones at The Vale Pantry

New community food shop in the battle to feed hungry children

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A different and dignified community food shop in Sturminster Newton has fed some 470 hungry people, of which 225 are children in North Dorset...

Foodbank feeding nearly 2,000 people

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A hunger-free future is the ambition of the Trussell Trust, which provides emergency food and dignified support from its 1,200 food bank centres to...

Trying to ‘fix your feelings’ with drink, work or exercise?

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Psychotherapist David Stanton lives near Sherborne. All too often, I hear clients say: “but I had such a good childhood” or “currently life’s not too...
Lucy’s daughter Maggie Brown with some of the food donated

Nick’s foodbank run is in the bag

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If you were walking along the trailway on Saturday February 20, you may have been passed by a man in a Dorset Doddlers T-shirt....
Handy tips to cut down on food waste

Handy tips to cut down on food waste

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Reduce your food waste, help combat climate change and save money! At a time when we’re all trying to play our part in tackling climate...
Picture by Archie and Kathleen, from St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Marnhull

Green team celebrating great first year

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An environmental group is celebrating a great first year after planting 250 trees and making 200 bottles of apple juice. Marnhull Green TEAMS – (Taking...
The Blackmore Vale, Antelope Inn

The Antelope Inn in Hazelbury Bryan

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Welcome to The Antelope Inn. I recently had the opportunity to chat to its owner Alasdair Warren, whose family have lived in Dorset for...

Latest Food & Drink Stories

Time for tea on the Jubilee?

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As everyone steps up their game for the ultimate tea and cakes for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, it’s worth remembering our beloved ‘British beverage’,...

Jubilee chocolate biscuit cake

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What better recipe to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee weekend than the Queen’s absolute favourite tea-time treat? The Queen is known for her love of afternoon...

Celebration cocktail!

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Need a little entertaining inspiration? The month of May is both lemonade and gin day, so what better than the ultimate gin-based lemonade cocktail? Simple...