Founded by Cistercian monks over 800 years ago, now owned by the Roper family, Forde Abbey stands in 30 acres of beautiful gardens on the Dorset, Somerset border is well worth a visit.
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- £2 Million: Council tax arrears rocket May 25, 2013COUNCIL tax arrears have rocketed over the million pound mark in both Weymouth and Portland and West Dorset.
- Rose's 14-stone welght loss inspires slimmers May 25, 2013A DORCHESTER woman who lost 14 stone in under a year has inspired others to shed the pounds.
- Dorchester nurse's project in line for another award May 25, 2013A PROJECT by a Dorchester nurse is in line for another major honour.
- Spanish nurses at Dorchester hospital move supported May 25, 2013A GOVERNOR at Dorset County Hospital has backed a move to recruit nurses from Spain.
- 'Wickedly foolish' man sent to jail over kill threat comments May 25, 2013AN ARSONIST who was spared prison first time round has been jailed after making threats to kill.
- Man accused of GBH at Weymouth night spot May 25, 2013A 25-YEAR-OLD appeared before magistrates accused of inflicting grievous bodily harm on another man at a Weymouth night spot.
- Dinosaurs, fireworks and a treasure hunt will be at Camp Bestival 2013 May 25, 2013DINOSAURS, fireworks and a treasure hunt all await at Camp Bestival.
- Oliver Letwin column: Legendary band need new home May 25, 2013After more than 16 years as the local MP, I sometimes wonder whether I will get to the stage at which I am not surprised by things I discover in West Dorset. But even if this may eventually happen, I can testify that it has not happened yet.
- Former Blandford school music teacher found guilty of abusing boy May 25, 2013A FORMER schoolmaster has been jailed for five-and-a-half years after being convicted of abusing a young boy.
- Youngsters set sail in tall ship for county's twinned towns May 25, 2013YOUNG adventurers are needed to take part in a sailing trip to Dorset’s twin towns.
- Listen to some great music and get involved with Chesil Rocks festival May 25, 2013GOOD listeners want people to tune into a new music festival.
- Terrific trio to walk 100km May 25, 2013THREE Dorset men have been pounding the streets of Weymouth, Portland and Dorchester ahead of an epic 100km walk.
- Woman airlifted to hospital from Durdle Door May 25, 2013A woman suffered a broken ankle while walking near Durdle Door.
- Yacht helped to Weymouth harbour May 25, 2013The Weymouth lifeboat helped a boat in trouble in Portland Race.
- Dorsete HealthCare highlights memory loss services May 25, 2013To mark Dementia Awareness Week Dorset HealthCare is working to highlight the range of services available to local people who are worried about memory loss.
- Cream teas at Sturminster Marshall May 25, 2013Dorset cream teas are being served in Sturminster Marshall Memorial Hall on Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2.
- Plant sale at Beaminster Hall May 25, 2013A plant sale will be held at Beaminster Hall.
- Board members wanted for Lighthouse May 25, 2013New volunteer board members are being sought for Lighthouse in Poole.
- Tank museum’s week of family fun May 25, 2013A week of family fun has been organised at the tank museum until June 2.
- Talk followed by launch of book May 25, 2013Helen Gibson, honorary curator at Dorset County Museum, and Marilyn Leah, former custodian of Max Gate, Hardy’s Dorchester home, discuss the life and work of Emma Gifford – first wife of Thomas Hardy on Thursday, June 6.
- £2 Million: Council tax arrears rocket May 25, 2013
- Festival chance for young West Dorset musicians May 24, 2013West Dorset based B Sharp youth music group is offering young musicians and singers a chance to get some festival experience.
- Greenpeace ship to highlight sustainable fishing at Lyme Regis May 24, 2013A GREENPEACE ship will arrive in Lyme Regis next week to support local fishermen under threat from the ‘unfair’ quota system.
- Consultation on West Bay harbour works May 24, 2013West Bay residents are being asked for their views on major works to stabilise and protect part of the historic harbour wall.
- Beaminster school building on awards shortlist May 24, 2013The new Mountjoy School's new building in Beaminster has been shortlisted for a regional construction award.
- Quacking bank holiday fun at Charmouth May 24, 2013THE fourth annual duck race organised by Charmouth School PTFA is on bank holiday Monday.
- Fifth re-election for Lyme Regis mayor May 24, 2013CHANGES and challenges was the theme as Lyme Regis’ mayor Sally Holman takes office for the fifth time in the town.
- Lyme Regis couple dodge US tornado on charity motorbike ride May 24, 2013A LYME Regis couple biking across America had a lucky escape when they rode through the epicentre of a tornado alert.
- Getting into swing of things at Lyme Regis Jazz, Blues and Real Ale Weekend May 24, 2013There is a new flavour to this year’s Lyme Regis Jazz, Blues and Real Ale Weekend.
- Police in search for woman in 20s after spate of house burglaries in Bridport May 23, 2013HOUSE burglaries are on the increase in Bridport and police want to question a women in her 20s in connection with the rise in offences.
- Big plans for Lyme Regis chalets May 23, 2013AFTER months of drama with chalets slipping and having to be demolished, Lyme Regis Town Council is now seeking planning permission to keep holiday chalets and caravans at Monmouth Beach.
- Festival chance for young West Dorset musicians May 24, 2013
- Bournemouth library workers raising cash for food banks May 25, 2013A KIND HEARTED member of staff from Bournemouth Libraries is giving up her personal collection of signed books and plants for a good cause.
- McDonald's plans restaurant at A31 Picket Post May 25, 2013FAST food giant McDonald's has vowed to overcome objections to a multi-million pound restaurant scheme that would create more than 60 jobs.
- Two in court over alleged attack on Parkstone mosque May 25, 2013TWO men have appeared in court in connection with an alleged attack on a Poole mosque.
- Thai Food Festival underway in Bournemouth Square May 25, 2013BOURNEMOUTH’S annual three-day Thai Food Festival was getting underway in the Square on Saturday.
- Holiday-maker and kite-surfer break bones in falls May 25, 2013A HOLIDAY-maker and a kite surfer both broke the same bones during separate incidents in Dorset yesterday.
- Pedalling out in memory of talented scientist Mark Brummell May 25, 2013When cyclists meet tomorrow they will be making a journey one of their brethren failed to complete.
- Cancer survivor backs Twilight Walk May 25, 2013A CANCER survivor will be stepping out for a good cause next month to raise funds for a cause close to her heart.
- Dolphin Centre urges people to leave their cars at home May 25, 2013POOLE’s shopping centre is launching a campaign on Wednesday encouraging people to leave the car at home.
- Racists attack Bournemouth mosque May 25, 2013A COMMUNITY leader has spoken of his fears after a mosque was targeted in a racist attack.
- Concerns over Boscombe store's bid to sell alcohol May 25, 2013MONTHS of hard work to tackle Boscombe’s alcohol problems could be jeopardised if a convenience store is allowed to sell alcohol, it is claimed.
- Bournemouth library workers raising cash for food banks May 25, 2013
- Final curtain for Weymouth PavilionWeymouth Pavilion stages its last show before it is closed by the borough council.
- Collapsed puzzle set for Royal moveA 40,000-piece jigsaw featuring the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, that became an internet hit when it collapsed, is to be transported to Sandringham.
- Two charged after mosque damagedTwo men are charged with racially aggravated criminal damage following an incident at a mosque in Poole.
- Mis-selling victims awarded £350,000The owners of a Bournemouth hotel are to be repaid nearly £350,000 after their bank mis-sold them an interest-rate swap arrangement.
- Footballers cleared of sex assaultA Bournemouth footballer and three of his former Brighton and Hove Albion team-mates are found not guilty of sexually assaulting a teenage girl.
- Brian May speaks at badger meetingFormer Queen guitarist and vice-president of the RSPCA Brian May is among the speakers at a public meeting about the forthcoming badger cull.
- Tony Hancock's seaside comedy rootsHancock remembered at his childhood home
- VIDEO: Time-lapse of Imax cinema demolitionThe end of one of the UK's 'most hated' buildings
- Live - Hampshire v LancashireLive commentary and scorecard from day three of the County Championship Division Two match at Southampton (11:00 BST).
- Final curtain for Weymouth Pavilion
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