Gok Wan supports Harold’s Challenge

Gok Wan, fashionista, style guru and TV presenter is supporting local charity Life Education Wessex and it’s fundraising initiative Harold’s Challenge which aims to raise £50,000 to help teach children to make healthy lifestyle choices regarding the effects of alcohol, cigarettes, drugs and food as they grow up. Gok Wan is famed for telling women…

What a racket!

George V Playing Fields’ tennis courts are the home of Ferndown Tennis Club. This week, the club hosted the Dorset Schools year 3 and year 4 competition (aged 7-9 years). Using scaled down courts the youngsters competed throughout the day. Photo by Kay Browning

Beaulieu wins prestigious national award

The Beaulieu attraction has been awarded Gold in the Large Visitor Attraction of the Year category at VisitEngland’s prestigious 2013 Awards for Excellence ceremony. Beaulieu received its award from Sue Gill, Head of Skills & Training at Tourism South East. The VisitEngland citation stated: This attraction exceeds expectation. There are ‘attractions’ within Beaulieu that could…

The hut that Rikki built…

Rikki Lane, aged 19, from Wool in Dorset, an apprentice of only two years, has completed a heritage building to make any master craftsman proud. As part of his studies for his Level 3 Diploma NVQ in carpentry at Weymouth College, Rikki has worked at Plankbridge Hutmakers in Piddlehinton, and his latest project has been to build Plankbridge’s…