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Sam Astill, left, will take over from Tom Mayberry MBE in the new year

New leader Sam Astill to take on South West Heritage Trust

A NEW chief executive has been appointed to run heritage services in the south west. Sam Astill has been appointed…

The letters tell the heartbreaking story of Alan 'Jim' Harris during the Second World War

“Keep your chin up and don’t fear for me”: Heartbreaking letters of WWII gunner revealed

A COLLECTION of heartbreaking letters written by a young tank gunner as he fought in the Second World War…

Gold Hill in Shaftesbury was the location for the iconic Hovis bread TV ad. Picture: Google

PICTURES: Iconic Gold Hill ‘Hovis ad’ property back in use after restoration project

A BUILDING in an iconic Dorset street that featured in the famous Hovis bread TV ad has been brought…

The Silhouette Soldier at Spetisbury

Silhouette Soldier tribute to village’s fallen

VILLAGERS in Spetisbury have erected a Silhouette Soldier to pay tribute to those from the village who…

Sunday Times No.1 bestselling author and SAS WW2 expert Damien Lewis

Sunday Times no 1 bestseller Damien Lewis to headline Dorchester Literary Festival

Sunday Times No.1 bestselling author and SAS WW2 expert Damien Lewis will be speaking at the Dorchester Literary Festival…

Penelope and Euriclea, by Angelica Kauffman, is back on display at Stourhead. Picture: National Trust/Petra Mirosevic-Sorgo

Angelica Kauffman painting returns to Stourhead – 140 years after being sold

A PAINTING that graced the walls of Stourhead more than two centuries ago has returned to the house after…