Making a wish at Haskins

The charity wishing well at Haskins Garden Centre, in Longham, will be supporting Dorset-based charity Diverse Abilities Plus for the remainder of 2013 to help reach a fundraising target of nearly half a million pounds. Diverse Abilities Plus provides a lifetime of invaluable care and support to children and adults with physical and learning disabilities…

Bournemouth 2026 AD

After weeks of extensive research into the past, students have presented their idea of how Bournemouth should look in the future. Over the past six weeks, pupils at the town’s St Peter’s School have been working with the Cooper Dean archive to create a vision of Bournemouth in 2026 based on the town’s heritage. The…

More taste from March

Dorset Wildlife Trust has announced that the Fine Foundation Chesil Beach Centre will have a new café opening next month.  Todd and Louise Moffat, owners of the popular taste*café/bistro in Trinity Street, Dorchester, will be launching taste*café@chesilbeach on 18 March at the recently rebuilt visitor and wildlife centre. Brian Bleese, Director of Operations and Development at Dorset Wildlife…

Taste of the D’ubervilles

In order to celebrate what would have been Thomas Hardy’s birthday on 2 June, Heathcote House, a boutique bed and breakfast in Dorset has taken inspiration from Dorset’s literary son, and created the ‘Hardy Cake’, which is a honey and beer spice cake using local Dorset Badger ale. Kate Guilor, owner of Heathcote House says,…