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The latest news and events from the Dorset magazine

13 of the best cream teas in Dorset

Monday 13 August 2018

From farmhouse to country house, tea room to hotel Sue Quinn leaves no crumb untested as she seeks out some of the finest cream teas in the county

Plan your perfect day at Bride: The Wedding Show at Westpoint Exeter

Monday 13 August 2018

Bride: The Wedding Show returns to Westpoint Exeter on October 13 and 14th promising a weekend of inspiration and entertainment with over 160 regional wedding suppliers on hand to help you plan your special day

Celebrating 10 years of Buckham Fair

Monday 13 August 2018

Martin Clunes tells us the story behind this extraordinary summer event and shares some of his favourite moments from it

Sunday lunches in Dorset: 10 great places to go

Friday 10 August 2018

Sunday afternoons are made for lazing in a cosy pub, beer in hand and an overflowing plate of delicious roast dinner on the table. We pick 10 great places for Sunday lunch in Dorset

Walking route: A ramble around Holdenhurst and Pig Shoot Lane

Monday 6 August 2018

This easy level walks takes in an ancient village described as The Mother of Bournemouth and Throop Mill of the River Stour

Celebrating 50 years of Dorset Steam Fair

Monday 6 August 2018

One of the world’s most famous steam fairs celebrates its 50th anniversary this August, Emma Fernandez talks to a family which has been immersed in Dorset’s steam scene since the early days

5 things not to be missed at Buckham Fair this year

Monday 30 July 2018

Martin Clunes picks the events not to be missed at this year’s Buckham Fair and shares some of his favourite memories from previous years

Martin Clunes shares his favourite local places in Dorset

Friday 27 July 2018

Martin Clunes and his family have called West Dorset home for over two decades. Here he shares some of their favourite local places

Meet the chef behind The Ollerod in Beaminster

Monday 23 July 2018

Asian flavours combine with seasonal Dorset ingredients at The Ollerod - an exciting new relaxed dining venture in the heart of Beaminster

What’s on in Dorset for kids this summer

Monday 23 July 2018

Schools out for summer and there’s plenty to keep children entertained in Dorset this year. Here’s our pick of events and things to do in Dorset this summer holiday

8 great places to buy ice cream in Dorset

Friday 20 July 2018

From creamy classics to inspiring new flavours of gelato, Dorset is home to some of the best ice cream parlours in the south west. With some help from our readers, we pick eight great places to indulge in a scoop this summer

6 really good reasons to love Wareham

Tuesday 17 July 2018

From paddling on the Frome to admiring one of the best vistas in Dorset, Adam Lee-Potter’s beloved home town just keeps getting better and better

Recipe: Pan fried Lyme Bay scallops

Monday 16 July 2018

Kieran Perree, scallop diver and Golden Scallop founder shares his recipe for pan fried Lyme Bay scallops

A ramble around Piddletrenthide and Plush Hill

Monday 16 July 2018

Butterflies, buzzards and beautiful views sum up this lovely summer walk around Piddletrenthide and Plush Hill

WIN a Naturalmat wool duvet & pillow collection worth £225!

Friday 13 July 2018

We’ve teamed up with Naturalmat to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a duvet and pillow collection worth £225

The entry deadline for this year’s Dorset Business Awards is fast approaching

Thursday 12 July 2018

Local businesses are being encouraged to submit their entries for this year’s Dorset Business Awards, organised by the Dorset Chamber, before the closing date on Friday August 3

WIN a two-night stay for two at Gara Rock in South Devon

Thursday 12 July 2018

We’ve teamed up with the new-look beach-side hotel Gara Rock, opening this summer near Salcombe in South Devon to offer you the chance to win a two-night stay for two

QUIZ: How well do you know Doc Martin?

Monday 9 July 2018

Calling all self-professed Clunatics! Test your knowledge on Doc Martin with our quiz.

Buckham Fair will have a new ‘horse village’ this year

Monday 9 July 2018

Manes and tails are brushed and coats gleaming as Buckham Fair invites you to visit their new ‘horse village’

Recipe: Pan Fried Abbotsbury Dab

Monday 9 July 2018

Dab caught from Abbotsbury beach cooked with lots of garlic, parsley and butter

12 boho clothing items to purchase this summer

Thursday 5 July 2018

As the weather hots up give your look a modern boho twist

Recipe: Lobster Rolls with Sorrel Mayonnaise

Tuesday 3 July 2018

You can get lobster meat from a good fishmonger, though prawns or white crabmeat works well too. The homemade mayonnaise with its lemony hit of sorrel makes this extra special

There is a B&B in Dorset where you can take your horse on holiday

Tuesday 3 July 2018

Anne Brunner-Ellis takes her horse on holiday to a B&B in Ashmore where they both enjoy three glorious days of exploring the local countryside as well as a spot of pampering

10 reasons to love Bournemouth

Tuesday 26 June 2018

From supper on the beach to a vibrant live music scene, Kate Shaw reveals why her family love living in this award-winning coastal town

Armed forces finding a home with help from heylo housing

Wednesday 13 June 2018

Residential property company heylo recently signed the Armed Forces Covenant, pledging its commitment to fair treatment and support to the Armed Forces community, including regulars, reserves, veterans and their families. The signing took place in a ceremony held at Wellington Barracks

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