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'Tis the season to get into the festive spirit

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Saturday 15th November 2014

IT’S November: that’s right, the songs have slowly leaked on to the radio, every shop now has a section dedicated to stockings and festive chocolate, and that famous John Lewis advert has pulled at the heartstrings of anyone who has watched it.

Children perform to say thank you for rights

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Saturday 8th November 2014

By LUCY ARMSTRONG, Dorchester Youth Council chair

It can take time finding your own place

Dorset Echo:

4:00pm Saturday 1st November 2014

SO, there’s been a major increase in the number of young people living at home. It’s estimated that around three million of us are still lodging with mum and dad.

Still remembering 9/11 like it was only yesterday

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

3:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

THE thirteen years of recovery since 9/11 have given people time to heal, yet it still seems just a moment ago.

Fighting for a balance between the genders

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

By ELEANOR TAYLOR, aged 17

We must start talking about mental illness

Dorset Echo:

4:00pm Saturday 11th October 2014

By ESTHER OSBORNE

Specialist academy opens Fair Trade shop

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

4:00pm Sunday 5th October 2014

A FAIRTRADE shop has opened inside a specialist academy in Weymouth for children with disabilities.

My first hand look at how war tore a country apart

Dorset Echo:

4:00pm Sunday 5th October 2014

BEING selected to be a young delegate for a programme to visit Bosnia-Herzegovina, where the country is still reasonably new in its origins after the breakup of the former Yugoslavia at the end of the Cold War, I was keen to reserve any expectations about my visit until my arrival, writes JACK WELCH.

From Hogwarts student to equality campaigner

Dorset Echo:

4:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

We first came across Emma Watson as a fresh-faced, bushy- haired Hermione Granger in the beloved Harry Potter films.

Leaving home to begin a new life at university

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

By Ellie Mullan

Spending money carefully across three years at University

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

SUCCESSFULLY managing your money at university is as important to your happiness as getting to grips with a new course, getting to know a new town and making new friends.

Good citizens helping the community

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

TEENAGERS in Dorchester, Weymouth and Portland have marked the end of their National Citizen Service (NCS) course by holding a number of different charity events and launches.

Eating with your family is good for mental health

Dorset Echo:

4:00pm Sunday 7th September 2014

DO you eat with your family? A new study says that family meals are good for teenagers’ mental health.

Enjoy school and college as the time flies by

Dorset Echo:

4:00pm Sunday 7th September 2014

By Ellie Mullan, aged 17

We love to loathe public transport

Dorset Echo:

12:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

IT’S 8.30am on a Monday. I’m cold, tired and the last thing I want to do is wait at a miserable bus stop for a bus to come trundling along to take me home.

Time to put the pedal to the metal

Dorset Echo:

12:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

WHEN finally turning 17, you usually have one thing on your mind – driving.

Ready, get set...bake

Dorset Echo:

2:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

So, the Great British Bake Off – or more fondly named ‘GBBO’ – is back.

Proof that opportunities do exist

Dorset Echo:

12:00pm Saturday 9th August 2014

I WAS in the USA for 11 months until July 2014 through an exchange programme with Vassar College and my home institution, the University of Exeter.

Spirit of adventure

Dorset Echo:

12:00pm Saturday 9th August 2014

AFTER the stress of exams, only made worse by Googling “best ways to spend a year out” as procrastination, I was looking forward to spending time volunteering in Morocco.

Keep your cool in the heat

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Saturday 2nd August 2014

HAVING arrived back from holiday, I was surprised to find that when I got off the plane at Gatwick I was greeted by the familiar feeling that you get when you go abroad – heat!

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