April issue of The BV magazine is here 🙂

Inside this issue - angry farmers, happy potters, nightingales, rather a lot of equine...

The Okeford Supper Club sensation

Good taste and goodwill are the perfect recipe for Okeford Fitzpaine’s exclusive, sold-out, monthly supper club. Rachael Rowe reports When Bryan and Jacqui Evans moved...

Free from … a life of pain

If you are a coeliac, gluten-free isn’t a lifestyle choice – it’s the difference between enjoying life and feeling permanently, miserably, malnourished Until she was...

Mud, rain, mud …

Village turns out to cheer their European Champion Ruby Else-White!

Early in April, Stalbridge's Olympic hopeful, 17-year-old Ruby Else White, travelled to Croatia for the EUBC Youth European Boxing Championships in Poreč. Fighting in...

Dorset Spring Show debut: crafts, demos, and family fun

The sun is actually shining, and spring has finally sprung in Dorset. With it comes the first-ever Dorset Spring Show – and this family-friendly...

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...

A century ago in Thornford

This month Barry Cuff has chosen a couple of postcards of Thornford, near Sherborne: Sent in 1911 to Mr Y Jackman of Smart’s Heath in...

Stourpaine | 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 rare look at Winterborne Zelston

This month Barry Cuff has chosen a couple of postcards of Winterborne Zelston: ‘I have been collecting since 1974, and I have only ever...

Sturminster Marshall | Then and Now

The original toll round house stood in the angle between the Blandford and Wimborne roads, with the Poole road going off to the right....

A wander through Colehill Wimborne | POSTCARDS FROM A DORSET COLLECTION

This month Barry Cuff has chosen a couple of postcards of Colehill near Wimborne Minster. Sent initially to Titchfield, this postcard was forwarded on to...
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The Random 19 with TV antiques expert Timothy Medhurst

When nine year old Tim Medhurst’s grandmother showed him a Victorian Crown coin she kept in a little music box, a lifelong passion was...

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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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Dorset Food & Drink

Good taste and goodwill are the perfect recipe for Okeford Fitzpaine’s exclusive, sold-out, monthly supper club. Rachael Rowe reports When Bryan and...

If you are a coeliac, gluten-free isn’t a lifestyle choice – it’s the difference between enjoying life and feeling permanently, miserably,...

Under Jules Bradburn’s guidance, Shaftesbury’s first Feastival is set to be a packed community feast of food, culture and artisan market When...

Jules Bradburn’s market empire expands to Dorchester – the latest Dorset town to benefit from a new 200-stall Sunday artisan market Since...

This is a significant year for Love Local Trust Local, building upon the momentum gained in 2023.As we have approached the...

How a small business in North Dorset took over the food world. As the 2024 Great Taste judging starts, Fanny Charles...

Dorset Farming

Badgers and TB:farm frustration

Trying NOT to bang on again about the weather,...

Future Farmer: 5-year-old Giles Apsey.

Giles was a year old when Fluffy was born...

Fowl play or cluckonomics?

Andrew Livingston explores the implications of proposed welfare legislation...

The end of an era:Minette Batters bows out

Passing the torch: as Tom Bradshaw steps into the...

Much ado about many things

Though there’s been TB testing at Rawston this month,...

Beware the slurry shuffle | Farm Tales

Dorset’s daring rescues – but Andrew Livingston points out the very thin line between humourous mishaps and farming tragedies You may (should?!) have already read...

Dorset Wildlife

The Symbiotic Symphony

Most native wildflowers rely on insects to pollinate them...

The nightingale sang… on vanishing scrub

says wildlife writer Jane Adams They are part of our...

Skylarks of Fontmell Down

Boasting vibrant displays of chalk downland flowers and butterflies,...

Beyond fetch; Lucy Nolan’s training the dog owners | BV Podcast

One in three of us yearns to throw in...

Join the Birdwatch: is your garden bird-friendly?

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Beyond fetch; Lucy Nolan’s training the dog owners | BV Podcast

One in three of us yearns to throw in the day job and set up on our own. In this month's Letter from the...

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