WATER is flowing through a new Dorset chalk stream created as part of a project to restore the county’s alluring network of winterbournes. Six hundred and…Read article
THE BBC has pledged to start a breakfast radio show just for Dorset – IF it won’t badly affect Wessex FM – and IF the idea…Read article
SO, EVEN in these straitened times, Dorset County Council has still managed to bring us yet another edition of that little belter Your Dorset. A 16-page,…Read article
We have the chance to create and pass on to the future a record of the present realities of Dorset life. Let’s not miss it.Read article
PROPOSALS are being unveiled today for West Dorset’s first solar farm, costing an estimated £10-12 million. Fifteen acres of photo-voltaic panels at Wyld Meadow Farm near Monkton…Read article
There are few, if any, other places in Britain that have been shaped for so long by one industry as Bridport has been by rope, net and twine. The trade probably dates back to the ninth century. Read Mr Sims detailed book and you’ll never look at Bridport and its surrounding villages in quite the same way ever again.Read article
Michel Hooper-Immins feels well restored after a good lunch of Lyme Bay fish and some well-kept real ale.Read article
THE GREEN PARTY is re-launching itself in Bridport. It’s hoping to attract new members who are fed up with Conservative-Liberal Democrat policies on social justice and…Read article
TWENTY varieties of traditional Dorset cider apple have been rediscovered by the award-winning Powerstock Cider Festival supremo Nick Poole and the renowned cider apple expert Liz Copas, author of A Somerset Pomona.
For the last four years Liz and Nick have been hunting through orchards, fields and gardens for apples that used to make Dorset cider.
In the case of Golden Ball from Netherbury, there was only one tree left. Marlpits Late Bittersweet may also have been unique. But no more.Read article
YOU KNOW the scenario – you’ve arrived in a place you don’t know well and you need to find a fine pint of real ale –…Read article