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Tulips

Looking ahead to autumn planting

As the temperatures start to fall and the ground starts to cool, autumn is the perfect time to anticipate…

The gardens are a haven for wildlife. Photo by Dave Peckham Photography

Inspiring garden wildlife to flourish

Knoll Gardens in Wimborne is hoping to inspire gardeners to create ‘mini reserves’ that offer refuge and food for…

Mortar Wreck diver looking at decorated gravestone

One hull of a find: rare medieval shipwreck is given special status

The remains of a medieval ship made from trees felled more than 750 years ago is one of three…

Purbeck Valley Folk Festival

Even the weather is on song at ever popular music event

Purbeck Valley Folk Festival 2022 had a very special vibe, undoubtedly helped by sublime weather. Festival favourite Martha Tilston was…

The football club’s Shrek-themed entry stole the show.

Football club scores the winner at town parade

SWANAGE Town and Herston Football Club won best overall entry at the Swanage Carnival Sunday procession last month. The club…

Smedmore House is a Georgian beauty.

Manor opens doors in aid of charity

Smedmore House, one of Dorset’s finest Georgian manor houses, is holding an open day in aid of Wessex Cancer…

Diamonds of Swanage

New chapter for jewellery store

A NEW jeweller has moved into Purbeck, taking over the long-established Macrow and Son jewellers premises in Swanage. Eray Tetik…

Robin Sherwood with Lewis-Manning Hospice Care CEO Clare Gallie.

Award for 30 years’ service

DECADES of contribution by a charity volunteer have been recognised with a prestigious award. Robin Sherwood has spent 30 years…

Wimborne town crier Chris Brown with the 70th birthday cry. Photo by Tom Scrase

Model town marks its 70th birthday

WIMBORNE town crier Chris Brown gave a special cry to celebrate the 70th birthday of Wimborne Model Town. The occasion…

Law Firm Trek

Solicitors on the march for soldiers

Tenacious solicitors from a Swanage law firm hit the Jurassic Coast to raise £5,500 for former soldiers and their…