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Amazing Support for Air Ambulance Cycle Challenge

Amazing Support for Air Ambulance Cycle Challenge

For the 13th year running, the life-saving charity that is Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance, held its Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge on Saturday 18th May.

In what has become a real spectacle, hundreds of cyclists took part, either by ...

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Illicit D-Day Diary Unveiling Raw Soldier Experiences donated to Keep Military Museum

Illicit D-Day Diary Unveiling Raw Soldier Experiences donated to Keep Military Museum

The poignant reflections of one soldier’s journey through the tumultuous events of D-Day are set to be unveiled to the world, thanks to a generous donation by the family of Terry Parker. This extraordinary diary offers a rare and ...

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Man receives facial injuries in Weymouth assault

Man receives facial injuries in Weymouth assault

Police officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward after a man was assaulted in Weymouth.

Dorset Police received a report at 10.22pm on Thursday 16 May 2024 that a man had been assaulted outside Tesco ...

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Official opening of University Centre Kingston Maurward by Adam Henson

Official opening of University Centre Kingston Maurward by Adam Henson

Wednesday 15 May 2024 saw the formal opening of University Centre Kingston Maurward, with the ‘cutting of the ribbon’ carried out by television’s Countryfile presenter, Adam Henson.

Joined by various guests from local land-based, industry-related businesses, Dorchester Town’s Mayor & ...

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MP fears Norchester “will happen” following Dorset Wildlife Trust’s purchase of Lyscombe Farm

MP fears Norchester "will happen" following Dorset Wildlife Trust’s purchase of Lyscombe Farm

West Dorset’s MP Chris Loder fears that the 3,500-house North of Dorchester development “will happen” following Dorset Wildlife Trust’s multi-million-pound purchase of 833 acres at Lyscombe Farm – situated 10 miles north of Dorchester. The Trust’s purchase is said ...

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Single vehicle collision on Puddletown Bypass – witness appeal

Single vehicle collision on Puddletown Bypass - witness appeal

Dorset Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with relevant dashcam footage to come forward as they investigate a road traffic collision near Dorchester.

At around 1pm on Saturday 18 May 2024 Dorset Police received a report of a single-vehicle ...

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Health Secretary visits Dorset County Hospital

Health Secretary visits Dorset County Hospital

Patients and staff at Dorset hospitals met Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Victoria Atkins MP when she visited the county.

The Health Secretary, who was appointed to the post in November last year, started her tour of ...

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Below are the next 5 upcoming events. There’s much more in the Local Events Diary

Sat 25 May to Sun 2 Jun
Animal poo trail
10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Location: Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour, Poole, BH13 7EE

Have fun this half term as you follow our interactive trail and learn some fascinating facts about animal poo. Follow our unique and quirky trail dedicated to animal droppings. Animals in the wild see poo as something valuable – it can be used, reused, recycled, and even played with. Have fun doing different activities as you learn some poomazing facts. Roll balls like a dung beetle, try to identify the poopetrator and discover which animal has the nicest smelling poo.

Contact: National Trust | 01202 707744 | EmailWebMap
Sat 25 May to Sat 1 Jun
Half-Term at Shire Hall Museum
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: Shire Hall Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1UY

Step back in time this May Half-Term with an unforgettable experience at Shire Hall Museum! As we approach the 80th anniversary of D-Day in June, discover more about these monumental landings through a range of engaging activities. Explore Shire Hall’s historic cells and uncover fascinating stories from the past before heading up to the courtroom, where you can dress up as the judge.

Contact: Shire Hall Museum | 01305261849 | EmailWebMap
Sat 25 May
Milborne St Andrew May Fair
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Milborne St Andrew Sports Club, Lane End, Milborne St Andrew, DT11 0JA

A charity event raising funds to regenerate the pond and nature area of Milborne St Andrew First School. There will be exhibitors, entertainment, activities, lots of stalls (both food and retailers) and a bar. Buy tickets in advance online for a saving (follow the web link below and click on ‘Tickets’).

Contact: Friends of Milborne St Andrew First School | EmailWebMap
Sat 25 May
Dorchester connect open gardens
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Dorchester Connect, Acland road, Dorchester, DT1 1SH

Come along for an afternoon tea and live violin music to Dorchester connect in Acland road Dorchester. Free entry. Cash for refreshments . Have a look around our fabulous garden.

Contact: Dorchester Connect | 01305269073 | EmailMap
Sun 26 May
Jam open mic session
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: Hardys Dorchester, Trinity Street, Dorchester, DT1 1TU

Monthly jam session open mic at The Hardys Dorchester. Full band set up – a great platform for any musician wanting to join in or play solo, vocalist wanting a platform to show their talents or just join in with a band and have fun. Everyone welcome. You can bring your own instruments and hook up to the band set. A really good family afternoon, follow us on FB The George Formerly Hardys Dorchester.

Contact: Hardys Pub Dorchester | 01305602790 | EmailMap

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Another success for the Hardy Half

Wednesday May 22nd, 2024
Another success for the Hardy Half

Sunday 12th May saw the second Hardy Half taking place, a family orientated half marathon starting and finishing at Dorchester Rugby Club. It’s a joint venture between several local clubs and aims to raise money for local charities. KeeP ...

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Countryside Matters – Lyscombe Special 13.05.24

Monday May 20th, 2024
Countryside Matters - Lyscombe Special 13.05.24

Presented by Jenny Devitt. Today’s programme is a special on the recent acquisition by the Dorset Wildlife Trust, thanks to financial input from Natural England and private donors, of the 335 hectare Lyscombe Farm, a few miles east of ...

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Talented 12 year old artist to exhibit his pictures for Dorset Art Weeks

Sunday May 19th, 2024
Talented 12 year old artist to exhibit his pictures for Dorset Art Weeks

We were pleased to welcome to the studio 12 year old Lucas Greenfield who, having been interested in art since the Covid lockdown, is having his work exhibited at the Prince of Wales School in Maiden Castle Road as ...

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Visit to Buckingham Palace Garden Party for Julie Fry

Sunday May 19th, 2024
Visit to Buckingham Palace Garden Party for Julie Fry

Julie Fry, along with her husband Cllr Les Fry, were recently invited to a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace. Julie had received the British Empire Medal (BEM) in the King’s New Years Honours List with Mr Fry having received ...

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Hardy Women – a new biography of Thomas Hardy seen through the eyes of women

Wednesday May 15th, 2024
Hardy Women - a new biography of Thomas Hardy seen through the eyes of women

We asked Mark Chutter, chair of the Thomas Hardy Society (and Head of English at Wey Valley School) to interview Dr Paula Byrne FRSA, author of ‘Hardy Women’ @paulajaynebyrne. This took place at the book launch held in Waterstones ...

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Countryside Matters 29.04.24

Wednesday May 8th, 2024
Countryside Matters 29.04.24

Jenny Devitt’s line-up today: • Dorset wildlife writer Jane Adams discusses the dawn chorus, why it happens and the fact we’ve only recently realised it’s not just the male birds that sing • Drs. Peter Kennedy and Thomas O’Shea-Wheller ...

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