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8 hrs ago | Dorsetecho.co.uk

REVELLERS are en route to their most fun-packed weekend of the year.

As you're reading this, thousands of people are heading to Lulworth Castle where they will be treated to entertainment from the likes of James, De La Soul, Basement Jaxx- and Mr Tumble.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

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Two tonnes of grain destroyed in silo fire in Winterborne Monkton

The firefighters, from Dorchester and Weymouth, were called to Manor Farm in the village shortly before 1.30pm this afternoon, and assisted the farmer in extinguishing the fire by removing the grain from the silo.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

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Update with Pictures: Crowds flock to Forever Sun Festival

The festival kicked off on Friday night and with more than 30 acts performing on four stages, an estimated 3,000 music enthusiasts are descending on the site near Came Down estate during the weekend.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

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Hollywood star Ricky Gervais has links to county - Fact

A GENEALOGIST with a keen interest in celebrity family trees has traced the ancestors of one of the nation's most famous comedy performers to an area of rural Dorset.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

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In the Dock: Dorchester

DEREK JON PUCKETT, aged 35, of Damers Road, Dorchester . Admitted criminal damage to property valued under A 5,000, damaging a drinking glass and a staircase spindle.

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a New First World War exhibition has been officially opened at a museum in Dorchester.

The exhibition is an interactive learning resource, funded with the aid help of a Heritage Lottery grant worth more than A 50,000.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

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Communications Minister Ed Vaizey hails Superfast Dorset a 'Fantastic Success'

Communications Minister Ed Vaizey has praised the success of the A 31.75 million Superfast Dorset programme as it reached a major milestone.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

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Dorchester hospital gets involved in national healthy living drive

BMI The Winterbourne Hospital has also been raising funds for charity as part of its drive to encourage people to lead healthier lives.

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the First travellers have arrived at a new transit site in Piddlehinton.

Travellers have also set up near Monkeys Jump roundabout just outside Dorchester but Dorset County Council say they will not be moved on to the transit site.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

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Council staff set to move from Weymouth to Dorchester

WEST Dorset District Council's executive committee has backed plans to welcome nearly 100 staff from neighbouring Weymouth and Portland Borough Council to its offices in Dorchester .

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Digging duo unearth Dorchester's forgotten tunnels

Town councillor David Taylor and Antelope Walk caretaker Terry McGrath recently rediscovered an old underground passage that was believed to have been used by the renowned Judge Jeffreys.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

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Computer shy can get superfast at web sessions

COMPUTER shy residents in the Weymouth and Dorchester areas are being invited to get online with Superfast Dorset Digital Champions.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

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Bus campaigners hopeful for solution after meeting

A decision by the First bus firm to reroute its popular service 31 Weymouth to Bridport bus away from communities near Dorchester has incensed villagers who rely on public transport.

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Sun Jul 13, 2014

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Fire warning for residents after chemicals cause shed blaze

RESIDENTS are being warned of the risk of leaving chemicals stowed away together in hot weather after a blaze which could have turned serious.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

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ANOTHER tunnel linked to Dorchester's rich and varied past has been rediscovered.

Antelope Walk caretaker and keen archaeologist and historian Terry McGrath recently discovered a tunnel underneath the county town shopping street that was believed to have been used by the renowned Judge Jeffreys.

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Trust funds sow seeds of content

A GARDEN charity helped sow seeds of happiness at a Dorchester school with a donation of funds to replace a vandalised polytunnel.

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Councillors fight for affordable housing

TOWN councillors are refusing to give up their fight to see affordable housing included on the site of West District Council's former offices at Stratton House.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

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Trio fined for selling fake Pandora jewellery

THREE people from Dorchester were ordered to pay more than A 3,000 in fines and costs between them after selling fake Pandora jewellery on online auction site Ebay.

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Hundreds of cyclists saddle up for Macmillan cancer fundraiser

NEARLY 800 cyclists took to Dorset's country roads today to raise funds for charity in the 26th annual Macmillan Dorset Bike Ride.

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Sat Jul 05, 2014

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Veterans on the march, all steamed up at Chickerell and music rocking Chesil

Veterans will march through Dorchester today to mark Armed Forces Day and there will be music and entertainment in the Borough Gardens throughout the afternoon.

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