Karen Bate
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Our Renaissance Man: How Lyndon Wall was drawn to a life of creative brilliance

A few days before Christmas, my esteemed editor Miranda and I had the pleasure of a very leisurely lunch at

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Sherborne grandmother wins our tree-mendous Christmas competition in association with Groves Nurseries

A grandmother from Sherborne will be celebrating Christmas with a stunning six-foot tree after winning The West Dorset Magazine’s competition

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‘Destitution in Dorchester a reality’ say Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice staff say they are now dealing with cases of destitution – not just poverty – in the Dorchester

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Haw-some! Biggest berry crop since records began

Nature’s Calendar has recorded the biggest crop of Hawthorn berries since records began. Hedgerows and woodlands across Dorset are awash

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Top honour for the founder of Axminster and Lyme Cancer Support

Mary Kahn, the founder of Axminster and Lyme Cancer Support, has been honoured with the distinguished Points of Light Award

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A vintage tractor rally raises thousands of pounds for community groups

Five community groups and charities were presented with cheques totalling £3,000 at West Dorset Vintage Tractor & Stationary Engine Club’s

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Villagers of Uploders add tea and chat to their Methodist chapel

Volunteers have stepped up to turn a rural Dorset chapel into their village’s ‘Other Public House’. Since February, Uploders Methodist

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Caundle Marsh tractor run captured the hearts of village folk

A celebratory tractor run and raffle raised £1,172 for the Caundle Marsh community. Some 55 tractors assembled on Hiscocks’ farm

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Chesil folk urged to go to the polls for say on development plans

Chesil residents are being urged to go to the polls to have a say on future development plans. The Chesil

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Rare Roman coins found in Askerswell on display at Dorset Museum

A rare Roman coin hoard unearthed in Askerswell is on display at Dorset Museum. The hoard of 627 silver denarius

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