Masterchef semi-finalist Marcus Wilcox to take over Sienna

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

  Sienna, the Dorchester restaurant which won a Michelin star in 2010, is to be taken over by a Marcus Wilcox who was a 2013 semi-finalist on Masterchef. Currently head chef at the Rose & Crown in Trent, near Sherborne, Wilcox has acquired a lease on Sienna which Russell and Eléna Brown have run for… Read more »

Ten Question Interview with Meg from COOK

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

The frozen food specialist COOK has now been based in Tudor Arcade for over two years. Having recently taken over the COOK franchise we took the opportunity to catch up with the new franchisee owner Meg Gibbons to find out how it’s all going. 1.       What is your history working with COOK and how did… Read more »

DT1 in Top Ten Most Desirable Postcode Areas in the Country!

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Dorchester’s DT1 postcode has been revealed as one of the most desirable places to live in the UK.   In an attempt to find the country’s most desirable places to live and work the Royal Mail comissioned a study which found that the county town’s postcode is up there with the best. The study was… Read more »

Dorchester Named the Healthiest Town in Britain!

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Our super healthy residents here in Dorchester have ensured that the County Town has been named as the most health conscious town in the UK by a leading supermarket chain. However that’s not because we’re packed into the gym all evening. Shoppers in Dorchester buy fruit and veg more regularly than any other place in… Read more »

From Grafitti to Ghosts, Dorchester Review of 2014.

Monday, January 12th, 2015

With a New Year recently started, we thought it would be great to see what notable achievements, events and anniversaries have taken place in Dorchester during 2014. Here are a few of the highlights from another action packed year in the County Town. New permitted grafitti artwork under the railway bridge on Damers Road brightened… Read more »

Dorchester Businesses Hit The Airwaves on Wessex FM

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

A Christmas radio advertising campaign promoting a variety of Dorchester’s businesses has launched on the Wessex FM this December. The adverts, proudly supported by the Dorchester BID and Wessex FM, detail the great variety of offers available from 25 businesses. Five seperate adverts have been produced. Each advert is introduced with the words “here are… Read more »

Christmas Window Display Competition is a Winner!

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Hairdressers, jewellers, travel agents and fashion stores throughout Dorchester Town Centre were some of the entrants in a Christmas window competition. In total 17 shops entered this year’s inaugural competition. The winner was Nicoll World Travel who received the £300 cash prize and a trophy which can be re-used each year. The competition was organised… Read more »

Christmas Cracker 2014 Preview

Monday, December 1st, 2014

The countdown has now begun to this year’s Christmas Cracker in Dorchester which marks the official start to Christmas in the town. After a last minute hitch to get the final lights up has been overcome, the town is now ready for the festivities to begin. Contractors were unable at short notice to put up… Read more »

Oyez! Oyez! Oyez! Town Crier Competition on Cracker Night

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

This Christmas Cracker night in Dorchester will see battle commence between the best town criers in the county. Last year saw Dorchester’s very own Alistair Chisholm triumph at the competition held in Beaminster and as such has the privilege of hosting this year’s event, but will home advantage be a deciding factor in the 2014… Read more »

Dorchester Christmas Window Competition – £300 Prize!!!

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

The festive time of year is upon us again and as usual, a faithful band of creative elfs appear to be sprinkling their Christmas cheer and turning the shop windows up and down the town centre into festive themes and snowy scenes. As an extra incentive this year there is a competition being held for… Read more »