News & Events

The latest news and events from the Dorset magazine

Dorset pubs with pretty beer gardens

Wednesday 18 April 2018

Summer is fast approaching and warm weekends are perfect for sitting in a pub garden with good beer and even better company. In no particular order, we pick ten of the best Dorset pubs with beer gardens

Recipe: Slow-cooked blade of West Country beef

Monday 16 April 2018

Celebrate St George’s Day with this sumptuous slow-cooked beef dish in a herb and red wine sauce created by award-winning chef Tony Beales of Beales Gourmet

12 of the quirkiest things to see and do in Dorset

Friday 13 April 2018

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

A ramble around Mudeford and Christchurch Airfield

Friday 13 April 2018

Edward Griffiths reveals the important role this area played in the air battles of the Second World War

Open gardens you can visit in Dorset this year

Friday 6 April 2018

‘Tis the season for walking among the flora and fauna of Dorset’s best gardens... We pick five Dorset gardens to visit in the NGS Open Gardens scheme 2018

Bluebell walks in Dorset: 8 of the best places to go

Friday 6 April 2018

Every May the ancient woodlands of Dorset are covered in a carpet of bluebells. We pick eight of the best spots to enjoy the seasonal colour in the county

WIN tickets for the five-star show The Comedy About A Bank Robbery

Friday 6 April 2018

Enter our competition for your chance to win four tickets to see The Comedy About A Bank Robbery at the Criterion Theatre

RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day 2018

Thursday 29 March 2018

The annual Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton International Air Day in Somerset will take place on Saturday July 7. Up to 40,000 visitors are expected to visit the Royal Navy’s premier public event at the spiritual home of the Fleet Air Arm

Meeting the residents and businesses owners of Poundbury

Tuesday 27 March 2018

Fanny Charles meets some of the residents and businesses owners who are proud to call Dorset’s newest town the place where they work, live and play

10 reasons Bournemouth is the UK’s best seaside town

Tuesday 20 March 2018

From its miles of golden sands to award-winning festivals, no wonder the public voted Bournemouth the UK’s favourite seaside town at the 2017 British Travel Awards

Dorset walk around Moordown and Redhill Park

Tuesday 20 March 2018

Edward Griffiths seeks out remnants of Bournemouth’s ancient heath and the home of a writer who captured 1880s rural social history in her Larkrise to Candleford triology

Win a family day at Shire Hall Historic Courthouse

Thursday 15 March 2018

Win a fantastic family day out for four at Dorchester’s newly launched Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum

The Paddle in Highcliffe: Meeting owners Donna and Harry Mosley

Tuesday 13 March 2018

Donna and Harry Mosley have brought the taste of their world travels to The Paddle in Highcliffe, where brunch and lunch is a deliciously leisurely affair

How to tempt more species of bird into your garden

Tuesday 13 March 2018

Marcus Lawson from Birds of Poole Harbour reveals the tasty treats that will tempt more species of bird into your garden, be it big or small

Dorset walk around Poole’s Canford Heath Nature Reserve

Monday 12 March 2018

Edward Griffiths enjoys a walk on a surprisingly wild heath that is a stone’s throw from both Poole and Bournemouth

Leading ladies of Dorset - 2018

Tuesday 6 March 2018

Here we turn the spotlight on some of our county’s most successful and discover what makes them tick

Art in Dorset showing the plight of Guantanomo Bay detainees

Tuesday 6 March 2018

Human rights lawyer, Clive Stafford Smith has brought the plight of detainees at Guantanomo Bay into the art rooms of local schools

Calor launches £50,000 national grant scheme for rural communities

Friday 2 March 2018

Rural communities throughout the UK could be eligible to receive funding via the Calor Rural Community Fund from energy provider Calor

Some of the most stunning photos of the 2018 snow in Dorset

Thursday 1 March 2018

March 2018 saw some significant snowfall across the UK. Here are some of the best photos of it in Dorset

A history of Poole in 12 objects

Tuesday 27 February 2018

From Bronze Age axe head and steam-powered fire engine to fine pottery and scouting badges, Edward Griffiths finds some fascinating artefacts on display at Poole Museum

Chang Woo Gow’s life in Bournemouth and tours with P. T. Barnum

Tuesday 27 February 2018

His extraordinary physique made Chang Woo Gow famous, but this well educated family man sought escape from the limelight in Boscombe

How Shaftesbury is regaining its confidence

Friday 23 February 2018

Gay Pirrie-Weir talks to the Mayor of Shaftesbury, John Lewer about how this historic hilltop town is rediscovering its confidence and celebrating its great community spirit

Dinosaur relatives that live in Dorset

Tuesday 20 February 2018

As Dippy the Diplodocus takes up residence at Dorset County Museum, Catherine Bolado of Dorset Wildlife Trust reveals that some of Dippy’s relatives are still with us today

Stunning photos of snowdrops in Dorset

Friday 16 February 2018

Snowdrops appearing in Dorset means one thing… spring! We round up where you can see them in Dorset along with some amazing photos

Dorset walk around Bronkham Hill and Martinstown

Tuesday 13 February 2018

We explore the chalk hill valleys and ancient farmed downs in an area which is renowned for its intriguing barrow sites

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