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Dorset CPRE president Kate Adie taking part in a hedge survey in Dorset

Dorset hedgerow project gets £6,000 funding boost – but needs volunteers

A PROJECT surveying Dorset’s miles of hedgerows has received a funding boost. The Great Big Dorset Hedge initiative, which seeks…

Dorset beaches have come out on top for having the cleanest sea waters in the summer

Dorset beaches ranked cleanest in UK – Somerset second worst…

DORSET’S beaches have been ranked the best in the UK for clean water. Analysis of Environment Agency summer water quality…

Motoring expert Quentin Wilson has put together The Little Book of EV Myths, available for free

EV myths: TV presenter’s group launches ‘myth-busting’ guide – some of the misinformation

A GROUP founded by motoring journalist and TV presenter Quentin Wilson has released a myth-busting book on electric vehicles…

Fire crews were called to Corfe Mullen at 7.30pm on Tuesday night

Two hectares of heathland in Corfe Mullen damaged by fire

AN unexplained fire damaged around two hectares of heathland at Corfe Mullen last night (April 9). Firefighters were called to…

Hampshire police join campaign to prevent livestock worrying

POLICE have joined an initiative aimed at keeping pets and livestock safe. Last year, Operation Recall was launched by animal…

How Lough Neagh has brought protests to a tiny Dorset village...

Why a lake in Northern Ireland prompted protests in a tiny Dorset village…

A ROW over algae and pollution in Northern Ireland has brought protests to a Dorset village. Lough Neagh, the largest…

Upton has been shortlisted in the Town category of the Britain in Bloom awards 2024. Picture: Google

Two Dorset towns make the 2024 Britain in Bloom finals

TWO Dorset groups have been shortlisted as finalists in the 2024 Britain in Bloom competition. Shaftesbury in Bloom and Upton…

Hector Gibson Fleming, CEO of Wessex Internet

Dorset-based Wessex Internet shortlisted for rural Oscar

A DORSET internet firm has been nominated for a rural Oscar. Wessex Internet, based near Blandford, has been revealed as…

The plant was stolen from a field in Christchurch in the early hours of Sunday morning. Pictures: Dorset Police

Machinery worth £10,000 stolen from Christchurch field

PLANT machinery worth more than £10,000 was stolen from a field in Christchurch. The theft occurred in the Blackwater area…

Blandford Bridge was closed for several hours while a stuck fallen tree was removed

Emergency work to remove tree trapped under Blandford Bridge

EMERGENCY work had to be carried out in Blandford to remove a fallen tree that was trapped under the…