Entertainer Des O'Connor talks singing, ad-libbing and taking requests from his audience

Dorset Echo:

10:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

It takes a special person to cheerfully embrace their role as the butt of one of the nation’s longest-running gags. Especially when that gag was played out to 20 million of us on the TV phenomenon that was the Morecambe & Wise Show.


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.


Churros and Chocolate

Dorset Echo:

8:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

Taher Jibet of the Dining Room in Weymouth takes us on a tasty trip to his past with a delicious recipe for churros and chocolate

Dorset Echo: Alex Aitken's Sea Bass with Shellfish


Bournemouth Marathon Festival: put your best foot forward and raise money for charity

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

If you’re looking for a good reason to step up your fitness regime this autumn, there’s still time to register for a charity place at the Bournemouth Marathon Festival which takes place in a month’s time.


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

Suffering with wilted plants? or tired vegetable plots? here's how to save them...

Dorset Echo:

8:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

Gardeners who went on holiday confident that friends and family would water, deadhead and harvest their crops in their absence must be feeling pretty smug.


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