News & Events

The latest news and events from the Dorset magazine

Recipe: Pan Fried Abbotsbury Dab

Thursday 21 March 2019

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

Behind the scenes of the Unity International Café in Boscombe

Thursday 21 March 2019

A multicultural lunch in Boscombe is helping people to share their stories and family recipes with the wider communities

Sunday lunches in Dorset: 10 great places to go

Thursday 21 March 2019

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

7 ways to treat mum in Dorset on Mother’s Day

Thursday 21 March 2019

Cream teas, fish and chips on the beach – even organised walks with LLAMAS - there’s plenty of ways to show your mum you love her on Mother’s Day in Dorset. We pick seven ways to treat mum this Mothering Sunday

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Thursday 21 March 2019

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Things to do in Dorset this weekend

Tuesday 19 March 2019

Great things to do in Dorset this weekend: art exhibitions, walks, concerts, theatre, places to visit and other events and ideas

Explore Portland’s Window Wanderland this weekend

Tuesday 19 March 2019

Portland is inviting you to explore a magical walking trail that will light up the night

Big Weymouth Walkies to mark final day dogs are allowed on Weymouth Beach

Tuesday 19 March 2019

Dave Cumber Vets and Wessex FM have teamed up to mark the last day dogs are allowed on Weymouth Beach before the summer

Entries are now open for Dorset’s Best Village competition

Wednesday 13 March 2019

Do you live in an award-winning Dorset village or hamlet? Do you have a community project or village shop that has made a real difference to where you live? Enter your village in the Dorset Best Village competition today!

Coastal cafes in Dorset: 8 of the best places to go

Tuesday 12 March 2019

What better way to warm up after a walk on the beach than at a cosy café with a sea view and a bacon sandwich. We pick eight of the best beach cafés to visit in Dorset

WIN a family trip to see Tom Gates LIVE on stage

Monday 11 March 2019

Enter our competition for your chance to win a family ticket to see Tom Gates LIVE on stage at the theatre of the winner’s choice

12 of the best Dorset butchers

Monday 11 March 2019

From hidden gems to award-winners, Sue Quinn seeks out some of the county’s finest meat masters who are passionate about animal welfare, quality and service

7 of the best farm shops in Dorset

Monday 11 March 2019

Want to keep your food miles low and your taste experience high? Alice Cooke reveals some of the county’s best farm shops

US comedian Rich Hall’s Hoedown tour will come to Poole in April

Monday 4 March 2019

American comedian Rich Hall and his Hoedown band are continuing their epic UK tour with more dates announced for spring 2019, including a night in Poole in April

Ancient Wessex hillforts given new lease of life

Monday 4 March 2019

Thirteen iron age hillforts to be given a new lease of life thanks to an award made to the National Trust by Postcode Earth Trust

24 reasons Dorset is probably the best place on earth

Monday 4 March 2019

We all love Dorset, right? And some of us probably think there’s no place better. Here’s why...

A ramble around Iwerne Courteney and Child Okeford

Monday 25 February 2019

Discover some of Dorset’s Civil War history on this walk and scale an impressive hill fort which offers far reaching views

10 things you probably didn’t know about Bournemouth

Monday 25 February 2019

Steve Roberts reveals some of the curious facts about Bournemouth and the famous people that once called it home

Village walks in Dorset: 7 lovely routes to try

Friday 22 February 2019

Winding country lanes, rolling countryside and cosy cottages galore - Edward Griffiths shares 7 lovely walking routes around just some of our most beautiful Dorset villages

Fun things to do in Dorset this half term

Friday 22 February 2019

Events, exhibitions and theatre to keep children entertained in Dorset in February half term

WATCH: 12 retro videos showcasing Dorset in times gone by

Monday 18 February 2019

Take a step back in time with these short clips showcasing the glory days of Dorset. How much has changed over the past 85 years?

Bride: The Wedding Show is coming to the Bournemouth International Centre this month

Friday 15 February 2019

Don’t miss Bride: The Wedding Show heading to Bournemouth 23 - 24 February

Help save this year’s little tern chicks on Chesil Beach

Friday 15 February 2019

The RSPB and partners launch an urgent Just Giving appeal to raise the money needed to run the annual Little Tern Recovery Project at Chesil Beach this summer, due to a shortfall in grant funding

Priest’s House Museum needs your help!

Friday 15 February 2019

Did your ancestors live in Sturminster Marshall or the surrounding area during the first world war? Priest’s House Museum wants to hear from you!

A ramble around Weymouth and Melcombe Regis

Monday 11 February 2019

For centuries these two riverside settlements feuded, and then along came King George III with his passion for sea bathing and peace broke out in this fashionable seaside resort

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