Karen Bate
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Weldmar Hospicecare raise £316,846 to make every moment matter

Weldmar Hospicecare raised a staggering £316,846 in its Making Every Moment Matter crowdfunding campaign after an ‘overwhelming response’. The 30-hour

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Delight as lucky Bridport mum wins our Brights competition

Thrilled Nicola Childs from Beaminster has won our John Bright Country Stores competition. Nicola chose the store shed on offer

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Green light fears for huge housing development after Dorset Wildlife Trust buys 827-acre Lyscombe Farm

Fears have been raised that a huge housing development in Piddletrenthide will happen after a multi-million-pound purchase of the 827-acre

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Village memorial to RAF personnel in Warmwell Church

A village of just 100 people has managed to raise £12,500 towards a permanent memorial to RAF personnel who were

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Volunteers needed to keep Bishop’s Caundle Village Shop open at weekends

Volunteers are urgently needed to keep the community shop in the heart of Bishops Caundle open at weekends. Bishops Caundle

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Portesham celebrates 1,000 years of heritage

West Dorset villagers are preparing to celebrate 1,000 years of community and heritage with a series of events throughout the

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Sherborne welcomed 140 delegates from 24 partner towns, each a different EU country, to the Douzelage General Meeting, an annual

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Golden couple win our competition associated with Groves Nurseries

A stylish summer awaits Marion Toucher from Bridport, who has won the stunning Zest Jasmine Folding Chair after winning The

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Dismay as hopes for Weymouth Carnival revival are dashed

Hopes to bring the once iconic carnival back to Weymouth in August have been dashed. The Weymouth Carnival Committee, formed

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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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