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Dutch theme park proposed as Dorset tourist attraction

Put an artificial skating rink in the Square, glue a few rooks up in trees and invest in a couple of tons of artificial snow and tourists will flock to Bruegeland in Dorset

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Art, science and mischief on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast

I’m looking forward to this very much indeed. How much mischief will Proboscis make at Burton Bradstock?

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New website for top Dorset parish magazine

The new Eggardon & Colmer’s View website includes a tremendous picture of Colmer’s Hill by Higher Eype photographer Andy White, one of the best images of this famous West Dorset landmark I’ve ever seen.

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One man; 63 breweries

THIRTY years ago one of the unsung heroes of British brewing began criss-crossing the country with sacks of malt. Brian Wood started carrying malt for Hugh…

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Amanda Wallwork: a blast from the past

Ancient landscapes and archaeological remains have fascinated Amanda Wallwork since childhood. Her images are intended to awake instinctual longings.

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Chesil Beach? Turn left at The Angel, Islington

“The mighty roar of London’s traffic” is to be drowned out by the crashing of Dorset surf on Chesil Beach.

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Bridport Town Hall’s golden weathervane restored

THE WEATHERVANE on top of Bridport Town Hall has been re-gilded – and very fine it looks too. Bridport artist Jemma Thompson applied sheet gold in her…

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Dorset’s un-smart phone: the BT phone box, Leigh

West Dorset is the land of the un-smart phone, and nowhere is there an un-smarter phone than this.

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The Dorset company whose business was pleasure

AT LEAST 150 YEARS of Dorset history can be explored in fascinating detail through the archives of Cosens, once Weymouth’s largest employer. The spread of tourism,…

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West Dorset’s answer to Mount Rushmore

I THINK of the sunken lanes of West Dorset as bonsai cliffs, the country cousins of their far more famous coastal counterparts. Walk through these holloways…

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