News & Events

The latest news and events from the Dorset magazine

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

Director and producer Rosita Clarke and her award-winning Dorset film

Thursday 8 February 2018

Retired drama teacher turned film director and producer, Rosita Clarke tells us about the ghostly Dorset love story that has just won her an award at an international film festival

Spring colour: 5 flowers that will bloom in March

Wednesday 7 February 2018

Add colour to your garden now with the top flowers of March and this season will be all the brighter

WIN 50% off the cost of your wedding at Carbis Bay Hotel plus a FREE night’s stay for two to plan the event

Thursday 1 February 2018

If you are planning to get married in 2018 then Carbis Bay Hotel, Spa & Estate are offering you the chance to do it in style

10 of the best wedding venues in Dorset

Tuesday 30 January 2018

From an intimate gathering for close friends to a major event for extended family, these gorgeous Dorset venues offer a wonderful backdrop for your special day

Things to do this February half term in Dorset

Tuesday 30 January 2018

From meeting a legendary dinosaur and finding your inner Viking to ice skating and dancing, there is plenty going on around the county for families this month

Romantic ideas for Valentine’s Day in Dorset

Friday 26 January 2018

Inspired by Valentine’s Day Visit Dorset share some gloriously romantic ideas to whisk the love of your life off on a date to remember

What birds are up to in your garden this winter

Thursday 25 January 2018

Winter is an ideal time to observe the wild birds coming to feed in your garden and get to grips with the complex world of bird etiquette, says Sally Welbourn of Dorset Wildlife Trust

How to look after houseplants

Wednesday 24 January 2018

Houseplants are a hot interior trend at the moment and can completely transform a room - but they have their downsides! Gardener and broadcaster Toby Buckland delivers his expert advice

Clive Farrell, Colonel John Blashford-Snell and Wolfgang Grulke and their support for Tomorrow’s Museum for Dorset

Wednesday 24 January 2018

A world-renowned explorer, a palaeontologist and futurist, and a butterfly conservator reveal the importance of the past for the future of mankind

Can you name this Cranborne AONB mini mascot?

Tuesday 23 January 2018

The Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) has found itself a new mini mascot – a Poll Dorset cross lamb – for 2018.

Dorset walk around Kimmeridge and Rope Lake Head

Monday 22 January 2018

Edward Griffiths enjoys a bracing walk which offers sensational views across the Jurassic Coast

Join the Strictly stars on a Prosecco trail along the Danube

Monday 22 January 2018

Join Arlene Phillips and Strictly Come Dancing favourites Aljaz and Janette on this exclusive 8-day river cruise along the Danube

Christchurch blue plaque walk

Tuesday 16 January 2018

Explore the history of Christchurch through its fascinating range of buildings on this easy town stroll

Jermain Defoe on his virtually vegan diet, the benefits of beetroot and living to 150

Monday 15 January 2018

AFC Bournemouth’s Jermain Defoe tells Andy Greeves how having a virtually vegan diet has helped to keep him at the top of his game and why beetroot helps him run faster

Why we might be seeing humpback whales off Dorset’s shores regularly

Wednesday 10 January 2018

From whale song to complex family dynamics of a pod, Erich Hoyt is immersed in a world of cetaceans, and he believes that humpback whales may soon be regularly sighted off Dorset’s shores

Looking for your dream wedding venue?

Monday 8 January 2018

A diverse array of dazzling wedding venues is just a click away in Archant Bride’s first ever national Online Venue Guide

Dorset dates for your 2018 diary

Thursday 4 January 2018

Visit Dorset has some interesting events to help fill the pages of your 2018 diary with an exciting selection of days out

The best Dorset wildlife stories from 2017

Tuesday 19 December 2017

Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Sally Welbourn shares her favourite wildlife stories of 2017

5 reasons to enjoy winter in Dorset

Tuesday 19 December 2017

Visit Dorset share some of their favourite things to do around the county at this magical time of year

Dorset walk around Hampton Hill

Tuesday 12 December 2017

Edward Griffiths has a Boxing Day walk that offers views, wildlife and ancient history

A Dorset couple and their fascination with the macabre

Tuesday 12 December 2017

Would you decorate your home with human bones and old medical instruments? Plenty do, according to one Dorset couple, which piqued Faith Eckersall’s morbid curiosity

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