The June issue of The BV magazine is here!

In this issue:William Fox-Pitt says goodbye to 5* Eventing – he tells us what...

Rubicon Executive: leadership recruitment redefined

Rubicon, an employee-owned company, has relaunched Rubicon Executive to enhance its recruitment of top executives across the UK. In a rapidly changing business environment,...

Taylor Wimpey’s Helps Boost Gillingham Community Cinema’s Relocation

Taylor Wimpey Southern Counties, has made a significant contribution of £1,000 to the Gillingham Community Cinema, following the relocation of its facilities to a new venue....

Flats, bats and gaps

Clayesmore head likens Labour’s policy to 1980s pit closures in open letter

In a powerful open letter, Jo Thomson, the head of Clayesmore School, has challenged Sir Keir Starmer's new tax policy for independent schools, likening...

Winging it (on little legs)

In spite of her terminal illness, 73-year-old Marilyn McDonald planned a daring wing walk to raise funds for Dorset charity Countrymen UK Marilyn McDonald has...

Buckland Newton | Then & Now

Step back in time with our ‘Then and Now’ feature, where vintage postcards from the Barry Cuff Collection meet modern-day reality. Explore the past...

A century ago in Hinton Martell | POSTCARDS FROM A DORSET COLLECTION

This month Barry Cuff has chosen a couple of postcards of Hinton Martell. Lying four miles north of Wimborne, it is curiously the only...

Wimborne Minster through time

A final tribute: Roger Guttridge’s last literary journey as his words and Barry Cuff’s images take us on a stroll through the town’s past My...

Leigh, nr Sherborne | Then and Now

Step back in time with our ‘Then and Now’ feature, where vintage postcards meet modern-day reality. Explore the past and present on the same...

A century ago in East Stour | POSTCARDS FROM A DORSET COLLECTION

This month Barry Cuff has chosen a couple of postcards of East Stour: Sent in 1909 to Miss Wood, c/o Lady D’Oyly of Newlands Manor...

Stourton Caundle | Then and Now

Step back in time with our ‘Then and Now’ feature, where vintage postcards meet modern-day reality. Explore the past and present on the same...
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The BV magazine is a monthly digital publication which launched in August 2020, and it is in no way connected with the original, much-loved Blackmore Vale Magazine (owned by Reach PLC, and which ceased publication early the same year), nor with any other, more recently launched printed publication with a similar name. Never the free paper you pick up from the floor of the petrol station, The BV is the half hour read you spend a weekend coffee with.

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Peter Morgan of Cranborne’s Book and Bucket Cheese Company has just announced the launch of a new cheese, Stowaway – you...

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

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