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Feltham’s Farm Wins Best Organic Cheese at the Artisan Cheese Awards 2024

Feltham’s Farm Organic Cheeses triumphed at the Artisan Cheese...

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Dorset Island Discs!

Turning ‘no-one likes olives’ into a business supplying Fortnum & Mason (via Take That)

Giles Henschel, the award-winning ‘oliveer’, who came to his national artisan brand by way of school expulsion, the Army, being deported from Libya with...

Mike Burks is gardening for health and the planet – Dorset Island Discs

It’s 35 years since Mike and Louise Burks opened Castle Gardens – now their Christmas displays are a staple of the region’s festive calendar Mike...

“James Herriott has a lot to answer for” – Dorset Island Discs

David Sidwick is about to celebrate his first anniverary as Dorset’s Police Crime Commissioner. He shares his top eight music choices with us. David Sidwick...

The Random 19 with renowned milliner Cozmo Jenks

When Cozmo was a little girl her dream was to have the largest hat collection in the world. Today, she is recognised as one...

Dorset Food & Drink

It’s a slice of wellness in the Dorset downs: Rachael Rowe talks to the sibling duo who have crafted a culinary...

This simple recipe is perfect for family get togethers, and is so forgiving, endlessly adaptable to include what you fancy or...

Feltham’s Farm Organic Cheeses triumphed at the Artisan Cheese Awards 2024, winning Best Organic Cheese for their La Fresca Margarita and...

Dorset Wildlife

Let nature heal you

Connecting with nature has positive benefits for our health and wellbeing, says Dorset Local Nature Partnership manager Maria Clarke The ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’ is...

Where have all the cuckoos gone?

It’s becoming an echo of the past, says wildlife writer Jane Adams – the cuckoo’s call is now a rare sound in the UK’s...

Why are cheeky robins our favourite visitors?

On a chilly day, the arrival of an impudent...

The sulphurous beauty of brimstone

How a single butterfly enhances my world - and...

Pride’s coming out

Pride Month is an important celebration for the LGBTQ+ community. LGBTQ stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender and Queer, with the + added to...

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Dorset bluebells walk | 8.8 miles

This is a lovely woodland walk at any time...

Milborne St Andrew and Weatherby Castle | 6 mile Dorset Walk

Admittedly, these are slightly underwhelming pictures for what is,...

Christoper Somerville’s Cerne Giant walk | 6.5 miles

This route, first published in The Times, was reproduced...

Slow beautiful winter’s afternoon walk on Cranborne Droves Way | 4.4 miles

Forcing yourself out for some fresh air each day...

Walking inland from Ringstead Bay | 7.6 miles

The pay off on the stunning second half of...