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The latest news and events from the Dorset magazine

Things to do in Dorset this weekend

Monday 17 February 2020

Here’s our pick of some of the best events that are happening in the county this weekend

Win £1000 worth of vouchers to spend at Peter Betteridge your bed expert

Monday 17 February 2020

We’re offering one lucky winner £1000 worth of vouchers to spend at Peter Betteridge your bed expert on anything from bath robes to beds in the regions favourite, award winning, family run retailer.

Designer to the stars Celia Sawyer welcomes you into her Sandbanks home

Friday 14 February 2020

Celia Sawyer made her name creating stylish homes for pop stars and millionaires so it is no surprise that her home in Sandbanks has an eye-catching array of interesting pieces and curiosities

Win a luxury West End break with hit musical City of Angels

Thursday 13 February 2020

Enter now to win an overnight’s stay and tickets to see the musical City of Angels in London

WIN a break with Aria Resorts in Cornwall or the Isle of Wight!

Monday 10 February 2020

Your 2020 holiday sorted!

WIN £500 holiday voucher and a gin gift set!

Monday 10 February 2020

We’ve teamed up with Island Cottage Holidays and Isle of Wight Distillery to offer one lucky winner the chance to win £500 of holiday vouchers and a gin set

WIN one of three pairs of tickets to a cinema screening of Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show

Friday 7 February 2020

We have teamed up with More2Screen to offer three lucky winners a pair of tickets to the 25th Anniversary Show of Riverdance

10 things you probably didn’t know about Bournemouth

Thursday 6 February 2020

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

Exclusive interview with The Earl and Countess of Shaftesbury

Monday 27 January 2020

Before the murder of his father and sudden death of his brother, Nick Ashley-Cooper was a carefree, techno DJ working in New York. Now the 12th Earl of Shaftesbury, he is committed to restoring the family estate and its good name

Artsreach has some unusual ways to celebrate its 30th birthday

Monday 27 January 2020

Artsreach is a registered charity that brings high quality performances of live theatre, music, dance and family shows to the heart of rural communities across Dorset.

7 pretty places to spot snowdrops in Dorset

Wednesday 22 January 2020

Snowdrops bring great joy in the early months of the year, signifying the warmer weather ahead. We pick 7 magical places in Dorset to explore these beautiful flowers

Sunday lunches & roasts in Dorset: 10 great places to go

Friday 17 January 2020

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

12 of the quirkiest things to see and do in Dorset

Wednesday 15 January 2020

From a cheese racing challenge to hundreds of guitars on a beach, Visit Dorset share some of the more unusual events and places to explore in the county

Expert’s tips on how to beat the January Blues

Tuesday 14 January 2020

Dr Alison Gardiner explains how to achieve good mental health at this time of year

VIDEO: A walk around Portland’s Quarry Tramways

Monday 13 January 2020

Discover some of this area’s fascinating social and economic history on this easy coastal walk

The ultimate Dorset walking guide

Friday 3 January 2020

With Durdle Door, Brownsea Island, Jurassic Coast and a whole host of other stunning sights, Dorset is an amazing place for a stroll

Calling all DT locals: enjoy 50% off at Dorchester’s Shire Hall

Friday 3 January 2020

Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum is a must visit, bringing over 200 years of justice and injustice to life.

David Chedgy on setting achievable goals for the New Year

Thursday 2 January 2020

In his latest column, Harlequins rugby player turned financial and wellbeing blogger David Chedgy discusses staying on track with New Year’s resolutions

Dorset’s best wedding venues

Friday 20 December 2019

When you’re planning a wedding, there are so many things to consider, but the venue is perhaps the most important of all. However, in Dorset you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to finding the perfect one…

Christmas walks in Dorset

Tuesday 17 December 2019

The Festival of Winter Walks is happening over the festive period, and it’s the ideal opportunity to get out and about in the glorious Dorset countryside – and to blow away some of those post-Christmas cobwebs, too…

Christmas Recipe: Cheese and Walnut Biscotti

Tuesday 17 December 2019

Dorset’s award-winning Baking Bird, Lizzie Crow, shows us how to make locally inspired bakes that are the perfect Christmas gift – this week, we’re making cheese and walnut biscotti…

Landscapes for Life Photo Competition

Tuesday 17 December 2019

Could you take an award-winning photo of the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and be part of our 2021 calendar?

In pictures: winter in Dorset

Tuesday 17 December 2019

We’ve put together a selection of our favourite wintery photos of Dorset, which have all been taken by talented local photographers

Dorset Wildlife: which species are thriving this year?

Tuesday 10 December 2019

The State of Nature Report has set alarm bells ringing across the land. Sally Welbourn of Dorset Wildlife Trust looks at some of the local winners and losers in the fight for survival

Christmas Recipe: Ginger and spice biscuits

Tuesday 10 December 2019

Dorset’s award-winning Baking Bird, Lizzie Crow, shares locally inspired bakes to make as gifts – this week, we’re loving these wonderfully festive biscuits

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