North Dorset MP Simon Hoare was one of just 13 Conservative MPs to defy three-line whip in the Commons vote on the Leadsom Amendment – we have an exclusive interview on why he breached protocol to vote with his conscience (p.6)

• The shocking truth on how ‘Kicking Out’ racism in football has missed the grassroots clubs – Rachael Rowe investigates a recent local case (p.😎

• The Random 19 is with local antiques expert and BBC television presenter Timothy Medhurst (p.16)

• The changing face (and windows) of a new antiques market in Sherborne (p.10 – Sherborne Antiques Market )

• Dorset’s rights of way are nearly 3,000 miles in length – Tracie Beardsley’s been fighting for our footpaths (p.14)

• Roger Guttridge shares the fascinating and inspiring story of Dorset’s first woman driver (p.18)

• In farming, Louise from the NFU has some serious questions around the important role of agriculture in our move to a carbon-neutral future, while James Cossins Rawston Farm Butchery & Shop is reflecting on the difficulties of the rocketing fuel costs for farmers and Andrew is looking at the lack of workforce (p.39)

• in Equestrian news, Lucy Procter of The Glanvilles Stud Ltd. shares the excitement of Soul Icon, a true Procter homebred success (p.36)

• In Food & Drink, Heather from Dorset Foodie Feed has a perfect autumnal Sausage Bake recipe (p.66), Meet Your Local is talking to The Queens Arms – Corton Denham, (p.68), Rachael Rowe has rounded up the top local postable food gifts for Christmas – with an exclusive preview from Gritchie Brewing Company(p.76), and Heather Brown has been exploring how Shopping local might just save your bacon (and turkey) this Christmas

• The Ward Goodman charity pages this month have provided space to tell you about Teddy20 (p.64)