Bid Members – Cast your Votes Now!

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

As has been recently reported in the Dorset Echo, the Dorchester BID has introduced an online poll to find out which of the ideas proposed by the BID to improve the trading environment in the town centre are most important to its members. We’ve put forward 20 very different ideas, ranging from information boards for… Read more »

Newly Discovered Roman Sarcophagus Goes Under the Hammer

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

In yet another exciting coup for Duke’s Auctioneers, a rare Roman sarcophagus is to be sold at the firm’s Dorchester auction house next week, and is expected to fetch up to £50,000. It’s becoming a bit of a speciality for Duke’s, who last year sold another Roman coffin for £100,000, after it was discovered in… Read more »

Raise a Glass for Beerex Festival 2013

Friday, February 1st, 2013

This weekend sees the return of the annual Beerex Beer Festival in Dorchester, and this year is extra special because it’s the 25th anniversary of the festival. It runs today and Saturday, with 11am-3pm lunchtime sessions and 6pm-11.30pm evening sessions. It’s taking place at the Corn Exchange on the High Street, and more than 80… Read more »

No Excuse For Abuse 2013 Event in Dorchester

Friday, January 25th, 2013

The West Dorset and Weymouth and Portland Domestic Violence and Abuse Forum is hosting a free day-long event in Dorchester next month on the subject of domestic violence and abusive relationships, called No Excuse for Abuse. The information sharing event will take place on Friday February 15th, from 8.30am to 2.30pm at South Walks House,… Read more »

Fundraiser at Athelhampton House for Dorset Mongol Rally Team

Friday, January 11th, 2013

As part of the fundraising efforts for the 2013 Mongol Rally, a local team are hosting a fundraising ball at Athelhampton House on the 23rd February, all proceeds of which will be split between Spinal Research and the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance. A team of four Dorchester men are taking the challenge to drive… Read more »