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Laurence Henry

Vale veteran hits the silver screen

Not a lot of people know this – but the Vale is home to a rising star of the big screen who recently worked...
The mill in 2010. Photographs courtesy Sturminster Newton Heritage Trust

Then & now: Sturminster Mill

The picturesque Sturminster Newton Mill is one of several flour mills built along the River Stour. However, its position at the crossing point between...
Blackmore Vale Christmas Appeal with Dorset County Hospital

NBVM launches Secret Santa Present Appeal

CHRISTMAS is a special time for many of us – and none more so than children. But times are hard – a cost of living...
Dr Ian Mew

Air ambulance honours excellence

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance had a successful night during a national awards event. The Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence took place on 14 November,...
Wincanton Racecourse Poppy Appeal

We will remember them

This weekend will see the Vale unite in tribute to the fallen on Remembrance Sunday. At 11am on 13 November, two minutes’ silence will be...
Carole Jones, trustee of the Vale Pantry at Sturminster Newton

How Pantry puts food on the table

By Paul Jones. ‘I DON’T know how we would have survived without your help...’ It reads like a line from a patient to a doctor, thanking...
William Collings (seated front left) is a member of the bellringing team at Nether Compton Church with brother Jack standing behind him. Does anyone recognise any of the other three members of the team?

Compton cricket through the centuries

NBVM reader Barbara Elsmore was inspired to fill in the missing pieces from our recent look back on the rich cricketing history of Compton...
Charlie Jeffreys on Masterchef

Dorset’s top chef

A CULINARY whizz from Dorset is among the hopefuls in TV cooking contest Masterchef: The Professionals. Charlie Jeffreys is among those battling it out to...

NDRFC holds onto the Badger cup

By Andrew Wallace Clune. NDRFC 1st XV 41 – Blandford 7 NDRFC 2nd XV 8 – Bradford on Avon 19 North Dorset 1st XV took on old...
Photo: Juno Doran

Cattle country

MORE than 60 cattle breeders gathered at a Vale farm to talk all things farming - and to view some spectacular cattle. Breeders and farmers,...