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The latest news and events from the Dorset magazine

2020 Dorset Magazine Food, Drink & Farming Award winners

Monday 21 December 2020

Dorset Magazine editor Helen Stiles, donned her mask, grabbed her sanitizer and delivered the awards to this year’s winners

3 summer visitors overwintering in Poole Harbour

Friday 18 December 2020

Milder winters and hotter summers have encouraged species like blackcap, chiffchaff and sandwich tern to ditch their autumn migration south and stay here in Dorset

WIN: A luxury Monart Day Spa Moments package for two in Dorset

Monday 14 December 2020

Win a realxing and pampering Spa Moments package for two at the new Monart Day Spa in Poundbury

WIN: A Giant Chococo Christmas Hamper

Monday 14 December 2020

Enter now to have a chance of winning this glorious hamper of award-winning chocolate products from Chococo

“Pioneering and trailblazing”: how an independent girls sixth form is breaking the educational mould

Tuesday 8 December 2020

Described as one of the most innovative and influential schools in the UK, headteacher, Angharad Holloway says, ‘Talbot Heath is truly something special’.

Make a Jurassic Christmas decoration

Wednesday 18 November 2020

Dorset 3D artist Darrell Wakelam shows you how to create a Jurassic inspired Christmas decoration from cardboard and paper

7 Christmas Bakes with Philippa Davis: #2 Melomakarona

Wednesday 18 November 2020

Follow this authentic recipe to make these traditional Greek honey and nut festive cookies dipped in a spiced citrus syrup

7 Christmas Bakes with Philippa Davis:#7 Polvorones

Tuesday 17 November 2020

These soft crumbly oval-shaped almond cookies can be found all over southern Spain around Christmas time

7 Christmas Bakes with Philippa Davis:#6 Lebkuchen

Tuesday 17 November 2020

Give this classic German Christmas biscuit a Dorset twist with some locally sourced honey

7 Christmas Bakes with Philippa Davis: #5 Iced Vegan Gingebread Biscuits

Tuesday 17 November 2020

This easy vegan gingerbread recipe is a great one to do with children or grandchildren on a wet afternoon, especially if you have some dinosaur cookie cutters!

7 Christmas Bakes with Philippa Davis: #4 Hardy’s Cheese and Rye Dorset Biscuits

Tuesday 17 November 2020

This savoury cheese and rye biscuit is a unique Dorset recipe which uses award-winning local ingredients

7 Christmas Bakes with Philippa Davis: #3 Chocolate Candy Cane Crunch Cookies

Tuesday 17 November 2020

This American inspired cookie is ideal to leave out for Santa and has a sweet minty Christmassy crunch

7 Christmas Bakes with Philippa Davis: #1 Alfajores

Tuesday 17 November 2020

Follow this authentic recipe to make these irrestible shortbread-like cookies that are a festive treat in South America and Spain

Meet the Dorset winners of Landscape Photographer of the Year 2020

Tuesday 17 November 2020

Landscape Photographer of the Year showcases the splendour of Britain’s rural and urban landscapes and the winning image for 2020 is a Dorset woodland in spring

24 reasons Dorset is probably the best place on earth

Wednesday 11 November 2020

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

#DFDFA: The Winners of the Dorset Food, Drink and Farming Awards 2020

Wednesday 11 November 2020

The Dorset Food, Drink & Farming Awards finalists, nominated by our readers, are all local heroes in our opinion but here are the winners.

WATCH: 12 retro videos showcasing Dorset in times gone by

Thursday 5 November 2020

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?

Walking with Dorchester’s Ghosts

Friday 30 October 2020

Alistair Chisholm is famous for the chilling Dorchester Ghost Walks, which he leads with Chris Gallarus

Dorset’s real Ghost Busters!

Friday 30 October 2020

David Goulden is the founder of the Dorset Paranormal Research Team who have been investigating some of the county’s alleged ghostly encounters

10 of Dorset’s most infamous ghosts

Friday 30 October 2020

From spectral Roman armies and a beneficent black dog to Athelhampton’s duelling ghost and a grieving ape discover some of Dorset’s spookier residents

The best gifts for beer lovers this Christmas

Friday 30 October 2020

British-brewed beer is becoming an increasingly popular Christmas gift, according to Jennifer Tingay, CEO and head brewer at Bournemouth’s Poole Hill Brewery.

Property: 8 dreamy thatched cottages in Dorset

Friday 23 October 2020

Live the country dream by snatching up one of these lovely properties in Tolpuddle, Milton Abbas or Osmington

Lisa Jewell, Jonathan Coe, Alastair Campbell and Charles Spencer in West Dorset for book festival

Tuesday 20 October 2020

Book tickets now for Bridport Literary Festival – the only event of its kind happening in the county this year

Behind the scenes of Netflix film Rebecca

Tuesday 20 October 2020

Everything you need to know about the upcoming release’s Dorset locations, costumes and more

Review: The King’s Arms, Dorchester “exactly what we want from a landmark venue in our county town”

Tuesday 20 October 2020

It’s just undergone a £5m makeover - so what’s the food like at this Dorchester venue once favoured by royalty and rock stars?

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