We’ve a #shoplocal Gift Guide featuring over 30 local indies, and a five-page Christmas Baking special of oh-so-easy seasonal deliciousness from Dorset Foodie Feed. Plus an urgent request for donations from Dorset Council and also from The Vale Pantry in Sturminster Newton.

Dog owners may rejoice – there’s a chance to win a £114 waterproof dog bed from local canines Dogs Dogs Dogs, and we’re helping solve your ‘real or not real’ Christmas tree issue – along with where (and why) to buy local this year (hint: Trinity Street Christmas TreesCranborne Estate Xmas Trees and Osborne’s Christmas Trees are excellent places to start).

For your by-the-fire December reading pleasure we’ve rounded up a wildly eclectic list of the personal best reads of 2020 from some of our columnists and local community pillars, and

please don’t miss the REALLY special video message at the front (especially if you’re in #Shaftesbury#Sherborne or the Winterbornes).

Dorset Biz News Ltd have rounded up the top local stories this month from the business community, and we’re thrilled to announce that Ward Goodman have launched their amazing Charity Pages, providing a voice and a space for local charities to share their message.