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DORSET

Walking football – not just for kicks

Something’s brewing… in Wimborne

Carriage Driving – Together like Love and Marriage

Hooke Park – Dorset’s university of wood

Tales of Flitterwick Harbour

Dorset’s oldest choir boy

Born in a barn – Swanage Museum

Dorset Community Foundation

Spetisbury Station Project

Wareham Rex

Thomas Hardy Conference

Richard Knott & his steam dreams

Gig racing in Lyme Regis

Thomas Hardy and the goldfinch

Weymouth Pavilion

White Helmets Motorcycle Display Team

A Tale of Two Cinemas

Tyneham’s one-woman workforce

Dorset and Waterloo

Black Cow vodka

Shelley Theatre reborn

RNLI HQ

Bridport Hat Festival

Remembering Neal Butterworth

Record Store Day 2013

Remembering Kevin Nash

Royal Wessex Yeomanry

Bournemouth’s radical Russians

Bridport’s art heart

CCTV in Bournemouth

Remembering Hobo the Clown

Opera House, Boscombe

Back to Tyneham

Modrapheniacs & a man called Yob

ARTS

On tour: One for the road

The Cream of the pop crop

Animals magic and the hit that Arny ‘made’

Shelleyan Orphan – box set go

The Bure Club – All a bit of a Bure…

Theatre of Marine Dreams

Richard Watkin – The art of nostalgia

Graham Stansfield – From Coronation to Consort

Ian Dicks – The pluck of the draw

Sam Cowell – Music Hall’s first star

Ruth Dresman, glass artist

Emerald Ant: Arts for all

Studland Art Industries

John Batchelor, illustrator

Mary Spencer Watson & Dunshay Manor

Thomas Hardy’s ‘Facts’

Katharine Church

Windrose Rural Media Trust

Larmer Tree Festival

Jabberwocky Studio, Puddletown

Remembering Anwar Brett

John Lennon & Sandbanks

b-side festival

Joe Colloqhoun, comic strip artist

Dorset Buttons

Cumberland Clark

Purbeck Film Festival

Bournemouth in the Stones Age

Remembering Nick Buckle

Remembering Sheila Casey

Remembering Curtis Mayfield

Dorset’s cinematic history

Remembering Jackie Leven

Graham Dee, music man

The Beatles in Bournemouth

The Giles Brothers, Robert Fripp and all that

Tony Crawley – The Times of his life in Bournemouth

Remembering Malcolm McLaren

Keith Moon in Dorset

HISTORY

The Invasion of Poole

John Rede: Poole governor, English radical

Christchurch and the Bailey Bridge

Keeper of the castle exposed: The truth about Brave Dame Mary

Gerald Gardner: The Wicca Man

Harold Stevens: From the bench to the streets

Louis Strange: ‘Bravest man in the world’

Askers Roadhouse

Neville Heath, murderer

Capability Brown at Milton Abbey

Tilly Whim Inn

The Shell House, Southbourne

The first Sir Winston Churchill

Studland’s Battle of Britain secret

Bournemouth’s bloodiest air raid

Nesta of the Forest

Sandbanks: What the milkman saw

Tyneham: A long look back and forwards

Clarks desert boot

NATURE

Fossils fuel the future at The Etches Collection

Steve Etches – Discovering the Land That Time Forgot

Steve Feltham, Nessie Hunter

Purbeck’s champion trees

Cattle grazing copse and meadow

Tyneham: The village stood still

Liverpool: Mersey paradise

SCIENCE

Sir Simon Campbell, accidental chemist

Bournemouth’s poison professor is on the right side of the law

Rotary Technology Tournament

Kingston Lacy & the Philae Lander

INTERVIEWS

Brian McIntyre – A life being lived for kicks

Maureen Rose – Dressmaker to HM The Queen

Jill Nice – A life with jam on it

David and Natasha Solomons

Alastair Simpson: Hurdy-gurdy man

Laurence Bolwell

Bonny Sartin

Cathy Tyson

Elvis McGonagall

Ray Dorset, Mungo Jerry

Ben Waters

Chris Chibnall

Kirill Karabits

Daniel Bye

Nick Churchill

Jim Cregan

Gordon Haskell 19:09:2010

Gordon Haskell 02:01:2008

Carleen Anderson

John Lydon

Joanne Moore

Jason Donovan

Alexei Sayle

Debbie Harry

Lee Mack

Johnny Marr

Tony Benn

Paul Stacey

Darren Anderton

Barry Howard

REVIEWS

The Unthanks – Diversions 4: The Songs and Poems of Molly Drake

Garland Jaffreys 31:03:2017

The Cactus Blossoms 2017

Arboreal (Little Toller)

Flit 2016

Oasis: Be Here Now

Slim Chance 2016

Larmer Tree Festival 2016, 2015

Ronnie Mayor: Love, Life & the Urban Myth

The Last Shadow Puppets 2016

Terry Reid 2016

Blair Dunlop 2016

Blair Dunlop: Gilded

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra 2015

Dr John Cooper Clarke 2015

Sam Lee & Friends 2015

Jimmy Webb 2015

Garland Jeffreys 2015

Animals & Friends feat. Steve Cropper

Oasis: What’s the Story (Morning Glory)

Purbeck Folk Festival 2014

Camp Bestival 2014, 2012, 2011

John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band 2014

We Will Be Free

Oasis: Definitely Maybe

Memory Point(s) 2013

Leonard Cohen 2013

Paul Weller 2013, 2008

Billy Bragg: Tooth & Nail

Plan B 2013

Buzzcocks reissues

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

Public Image Ltd 2012

Sean Hughes; Life Becomes Noises

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds reissues 2012, 2011

The Beach Boys: The Smile Sessions

Dusty Springfield: Goin’ Back The Definitive Collection

The Three Apostles

Roger McGuinn 2011

Bob Dylan 2011

Beady Eye 2011

Roger Daltrey 2011

Oasis 2008

Sly & the Family Stone 2007

Hope Springs

THE GRANVILLE CHAMBERS: Remixes and Q&As

Billy Bragg 2013, 2010

Tim Burgess

Gavin Carr

Lloyd Cole

Steve Cropper

Roger Daltrey

Paul Davies

Johnny Depp

Bruce Foxton

Ricky Gervais

Gordon Haskell 23:10:2013

Alex James

David James

Gilson Lavis

Stewart Lee

Al Pacino

Eddi Reader

Smokey Robinson

Henry Rollins

Kate Rusby

Martin Simpson

Frank Turner

Paul Weller

Roddy Woomble