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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…

Beach clean volunteers in Lyme Regis

Brooms, fridges and shoes among haul at 34th Great Dorset Beach Clean

MORE than 100kg of rubbish – including brooms, a fridge and even shoes – was collected from just one…

Doug Skinner’s grandchildren Flynn, 13, and Molly, 10, ready to snorkel

Dorset’s best snorkelling spots revealed in new Planet Purbeck guide

THE best snorkelling spots in south Dorset have been revealed in a new list. Community group Plant Purbeck has put…

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

Dorset towns make the 2024 Britain in Bloom finals shortlist

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…

Eco’s Bryony Hammond, centre, with, from left, Laura Maidment and Charlie Squires (Julia’s House), Nicki Cluley (Lewis-Manning) and Fran Potton (Diverse Abilities). Picture: Andy Diprose/Eco Sustainable Solutions

Christmas tree collections raise £57,000 for Dorset charities

A DORSET recycling company helped raise a record £57,000 for county charities over Christmas. Eco Sustainable Solutions received collected