News & Events

The latest news and events from the Dorset magazine

Top video chat apps to stay connected with friends and family during self-isolation

Tuesday 7 April 2020

There are tons of apps to choose from, and it seems like we use different ones depending on the situation. Here are some of the best video calling apps.

12 of the best Dorset butchers

Tuesday 7 April 2020

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

Walking route: A ramble around Culpepper’s Dish and Affpuddle

Monday 6 April 2020

This challenging winter walk takes in one of the natural swallow-holes on a wooded ridge above the village

5 free children’s audiobooks inspired by the British countryside

Sunday 5 April 2020

We’ve chosen some of our favourite books that were inspired by the that take your outside while staying in.

Can meditation help you get through the lockdown?

Thursday 2 April 2020

It’s not all about crossing your legs and humming, you can meditate anywhere and at anytime – even when putting the kettle on.

Why owning a dog is beneficial to your wellbeing

Wednesday 1 April 2020

Pets can give you companionship inside and outside your home.

WIN £500 holiday voucher and a gin gift set!

Tuesday 31 March 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

Things to do in the garden during self-isolation

Tuesday 31 March 2020

It’s the perfect time to get out in the garden and get some motivation. Here is a roundup of all the fun and relaxing activities you can do in your garden.

Stage shows, musicals and concerts you can watch online now for free

Friday 27 March 2020

Social distancing doesn’t mean you can’t get your much needed Arts fix. You can now enjoy the magic of theatre from the small screen!

Live animal webcams you can watch from home

Friday 27 March 2020

Animals are always a source of joy so we have gathered some zoos and wildlife parks across the country (and beyond) that are livestreaming animal enclosures

5 books on the theme of wellbeing

Friday 27 March 2020

The current climate means that all of us may be looking for a whole new perspective on life.

6 ways to keep dancing at home to stay fit

Friday 27 March 2020

We may be stuck indoors and the clubs and gyms may be shut for now, but we can all still stay active and healthy.

How de-cluttering can provide you with the perfect environment for home working

Friday 27 March 2020

Tidying up your home can have far reaching benefits for your health

5 podcasts you should listen to when working from home

Friday 27 March 2020

From mindfulness and relaxing music, to digital detoxes and body positivity, there is a wealth of great things to immerse yourself in and listen to while working in isolation.

7 of the best farm shops in Dorset

Friday 27 March 2020

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

10 of the best places to eat in Weymouth

Monday 9 March 2020

The seaside town of Weymouth is rapidly acquiring a reputation for its fantastic culinary offering - from fine Italian dining to freshly caught seafood, there’s something here to tantalise all taste buds

The Sitting Disease: how to care of your back

Monday 9 March 2020

Many of us spend a large proportion of our work life or leisure time sitting on our backsides, but are you aware of the negative impact this has on your health and wellbeing?

Facing a Separation?

Thursday 5 March 2020

The breakdown of a relationship can be a stressful, unpleasant and often overwhelming time whether you are married, in a civil partnership or living together.

History Walks: Portland in the stone age

Thursday 20 February 2020

This coastal walk takes you past archaeological sites where evidence of human occupation around 8,500 years ago has been discovered

Dorset walk with Edward Griffiths around Symondsbury and North Chideock

Wednesday 19 February 2020

Edward Griffiths enjoys wild daffodils and fabulous views towards Golden Cap and Colmer’s Hill as he explores the ancient tracks surrounding Quarry Hill

Dorset’s best wedding venues

Wednesday 19 February 2020

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…

Who to follow: The best Dorset influencers and bloggers

Wednesday 19 February 2020

Looking for something new for your social media feed? The Jurassic Coast is full of Instagram-worthy scenery and you’ll want to follow these 6 Dorset based Instagrammers for inspiration and just a touch of envious scrolling.

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

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

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

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