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Vote for your Favourite Shops and Businesses in Dorchester

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Have you ever wanted to shout about your favourite shop/business in town? The Dorchester BID is running a competition to help give recognition to the businesses that you most enjoy visiting in Dorchester. Most people recognise the importance of having a healthy high street on their doorstep and in a world of on-line purchasing, what… Read more »

Dorchester Super Sleuth Photo Competition starts 18th July

Friday, July 10th, 2015

Last summer the Dorchester BID (in association with the Town Council) ran the highly successful ‘Sporting Country Flags’ competition. The feedback from the shops, mums and dads, grandparents and of course, the kids was so positive that we had to have another one this summer! This year’s competition…….Are you a super sleuth? We are looking to… Read more »

Take part in The Great Dinosaur Hunt at Wise Owl Toys!

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

In a year where dinosaurs are high on the agenda with the release of a highly anticipated film, dinosaur fans will be delighted to hear that they can enjoy more jurassic fun with The Great Schleich Dinosaur Hunt at Wise Owl Toys toy store. Running until 11th July (or until the dinosaurs eat all the… Read more »

Seasalt Celebrates 1st Birthday Since Opening in Dorchester

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Ahoy there! Would you believe that it’s been a whole year since Seasalt’s Dorchester Shop opened their doors for the first time? Their shop team has been busy over the past 12 months with new product launches, fantastic competitions and getting out and about in town throughout the year with special promotions. Chris, the Dorchester Shop… Read more »

Ten Question Interview with Shirley from Mirari Lingerie Boutique

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

The lingerie and swimwear specialist Mirari based in Antelope Walk has now been trading in Dorchester for over 12 years and since 2004 Shirley Ryan has owned and run the business. We took the opportunity to catch up with Shirley at her busy boutique to try and find out the secret of her success and… Read more »

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 »

Play Pac-Man on the Streets of Dorchester

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

  Google Maps has just become a lot more interesting with the release today of a function which allows you to start playing Pac-Man on the map that you are viewing! The black Pac-Man logo has appeared in the bottom of the map screen, all you need to do is hover over it and it… 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 »