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The Royal British Legion Club, in Bath Road, Sturminster Newton, will move if the site is sold. Picture: Google

Six homes could be built on site of Sturminster Newton British Legion Club

SIX new homes could be built on the site of the Royal British Legion Club in Sturminster Newton. Paul Dance…

The crew was at the Big Yellow Bus Garden Project near Blandford

Escape to the Country crew films at Dorset charity garden project

A FILM crew descended on a Dorset charity this week as part of preparation for a BBC show. The filmmakers…

King Arthur Pendragon, left, was helped in court by a young Keir Starmer, right

How a young Keir Starmer defended Druid human rights at Stonehenge…

LABOUR leader Sir Keir Starmer was instrumental in religious freedom of expression at Stonehenge, a senior druid remembers. Pagan priest…

Plans for 490 new homes between Blandford and Pimperne were initially approved

Government ‘calls in’ controversial plans for 490 new homes between Pimperne and Blandford

CONTROVERSIAL plans for 490 new homes between Blandford and Pimperne have been ‘called in’ by the Government. The scheme, by…

Wessex Internet CEO, Hector Gibson Fleming, left, with proprietor of the Child Okeford Village Shop & Post Office, Andrew Stevenson-Hamilton

North Dorset businesses eye national finals after regional award wins

TWO North Dorset businesses – less than three miles apart – have won prestigious awards. Child Okeford Village Shop &…

The hoard was found under a floor at the cottage in South Poorton. Pictures: Duke's

Rare historical coins found buried under floor of Dorset cottage sell for £60,000

A COLLECTION of historical coins found buried under the floor of a Dorset cottage has sold for £60,000. The hoard,…

More than 120 bikers turn out to help Dorchester resident relive motorbike glory days

MORE than 120 motorbikes roared through Dorchester high street to help a care home resident’s special wish come true. Lifelong…

The Duchess of Edinburgh at the Yeo Valley organic garden

Duchess of Edinburgh gets an organic education during Somerset visit

ORGANIC food, learning and gardening were on the agenda for a royal visit to Somerset. The Duchess of Edinburgh was…

The orchards at Dowding's will welcome visitors this weekend

Somerset cider farm celebration offers something for all the family

A CIDER farm near Wincanton is launching a new “celebration of fruit trees, flowers, food and drink” this weekend.

Dorset Knob Throwing will return at the Cattistock Show in July

Dorset Knob Throwing Games return for 2024!

DORSET knob throwing is back for 2024. Fives years after they were last staged, The Dorset Knob Throwing Games will…