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Celebrations are in store for Goulds 120th birthday!

It was the year that saw the coronation of Edward VII, the second Boer War ended, Land of Hope and Glory received its London premiere and Marmite was first produced. […]

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Calls to rethink Vearse Farm homes plan near Bridport

Campaigners say there is still time to rethink controversial plans to build 760 new homes at Vearse Farm near Bridport. Former town mayor David Tett, speaking on behalf of pressure […]

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Modbury Farm near Burton Bradstock diversifies over the centuries

The scene of contented bovines happily munching their way across lush fields at Modbury Farm is not a new one – this has been a working dairy farm since 1857 […]

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The Wyld Morris rebel spirit shines on in Dorset

A mixed group of West Dorset Morris dancers are celebrating their tenth anniversary of defying tradition. Frustrated by the gender division in traditional Morris dancing groups, retired airline stewardess Briony […]

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A housing plan for Dorchester could pollute drinking water

Campaign group Save the Area North of Dorchester (STAND) is calling on Dorset Council to suspend work on the proposed development north of Dorchester after Wessex Water expressed concerns that […]

Culture

Hankies and sticks welcome the summer…with bells on

As we steam towards the first day of summer, the Wessex Morris Men will be celebrating the first sight of the sun in the wee small hours on May Day […]

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Amazing support for friends’ mission to help Ukraine

Two friends from Bridport who decided to take action to help people in Ukraine have been completely overwhelmed with the staggering level of support they have received. Claire Nuttall and […]

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Traders back super boosting campaign in Bridport

Bridport traders, the town council and the chamber are on a mission to breathe new life and vitality into the high street of this seaside town, and with a few […]

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A stunning collection of sculpture in Dorchester

More than 200 striking sculptures by 30 contemporary artists are on display at Dorchester’s Sculpture by the Lakes until the end of May. The new artworks include nine pieces by […]

Welcome to The West Dorset Magazine

We are Bird Media – two experienced journalists who have decided to break free and launch
their own news publication The West Dorset Magazine.

Miranda

Miranda Robertson

Editor Miranda Robertson has worked for a number of local papers, including the Dorset Echo, Salisbury Journal and The New Blackmore Vale. She lives in Maiden Newton with her husband Peter, son Robert, jug PugsieMfanwy, pug Hugo and the ginger ninja Kitten Mitten.

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Karen

Karen Bate

Karen Bate has worked for the Salisbury Journal, Wiltshire Living Magazine, Bournemouth Echo and The New Blackmore Vale. She lives with husband Stuart, daughter Florence, dogs Jarvis and Buddy and cat Milton. There’s also a bonkers horse called Mars in her menagerie.
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