Meet the widowed pensioner who went on a mission to Africa armed with a book of mince recipes

Dorset Echo:

2:00pm Sunday 24th August 2014

When his world as he knew it was turned upside down, David Heap took a huge risk.


Knitting therapy: meet the inspirational founder of a Dorset knitting cafe

Dorset Echo:

7:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Like the sitting room of a particularly groovy granny, the CloseKnit Cafe bursts with colour, craftsmanship and life.


West End weekend: London’s luxurious Cavendish Hotel is a real gem

Dorset Echo:

7:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Set in London’s bustling West End, a stone’s throw from Theatreland and some of the capital’s classiest shops and bespoke boutiques, the Cavendish is a real gem of a hotel – a perfect summer getaway.


No gimmicks, just good food: Dorset producers awarded Great Taste status

Dorset Echo:

12:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

SOME of Dorset’s top food producers have been recognised in the world’s largest blind-tasted food awards scheme.

Dorset Echo: Alex Aitken's Sea Bass with Shellfish


The eyes have it: must-have beauty buys for autumn/winter 2014

Dorset Echo: Katie Farley

7:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Beauty fan Kate Farley on the must have buys for next season


Two performances to celebrate the county's landscape

Dorset Echo:

10:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

IT only takes place every other year and once seen it won’t be forgotten.

Homes and Gardens

Dorset Echo: Expert column: white doesn't have to mean boring

Eco home: ways to cut your carbon footprint and save hundreds on your energy bills

Dorset Echo:

8:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Save money and cut your carbon footprint by investing in some well-chosen big home changes


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