Suits you: discover what to wear with help from the colour consultant

Dorset Society: What to wear - learn the tricks of the trade from colour consultancy

2:05pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

Colour and styling consultant Sandra Attrill knows exactly how her clients feel when they come to her studio.

Mother's Day: show your mum you love her with these things to do in Dorset...

Dorset Society: Mother's Day: show your mum you love her with these things to do in Dorset...

8:00am Saturday 1st March 2014

Mother’s Day or Mothering Sunday has a long history and tradition in religious calendars but in recent years it has of course been widely adopted as a must for everyone to mark.

Valentine's Day: top romantic things to do with your loved one in Dorset

Dorset Society: Valentine's Day: top romantic things to do with your loved one in Dorset

7:00am Saturday 1st February 2014

We live in one of the most beautiful places in the world. And at this time of year there is certainly no shortage of romantic things to do. Here, we round up some of our favourites

Things to look forward to in Dorset in 2014

Dorset Society: The Bournemouth Marathon Festival

6:00am Wednesday 1st January 2014

The events calendar for 2014 is full of annual highlights and seasonal favourites. Here is a round-up of some things to look forward to in Dorset in the New Year ahead

The Print Room: glamorous venue will help make your Christmas magical

Dorset Society: The Print Room: glamorous venue will help make your Christmas magical

7:00am Sunday 1st December 2013

Ideally situated in Bournemouth town centre, The Print Room is an elegant, award-winning British brasserie set in the former Daily Echo press room.

Natural beauty: Meet the mum who creates her own skincare products

Dorset Society: Natural beauty: Meet the mum who creates her own skincare products

9:00am Friday 1st November 2013

There’s a wonderful aroma as you walk into Julia Astley-Weston’s Bournemouth home.

Meet the couple on a mission to champion the best food Dorset has to offer

Dorset Society: Kay and Martyn Pring at their Bere Regis shop

9:00am Sunday 1st September 2013

For the last three years, Kay and Martyn Pring have been on a mission – to reflect the best of Dorset’s food products.

Waxing lyrical: these cute creations are made for burning

Dorset Society: Waxing lyrical: these cute creations are made for burning

7:00am Thursday 1st August 2013

Debbie Button’s cute creations are made for burning – but some buyers can’t bear to, reports Faith Eckersall

A taste of the sea at Dorset Seafood Festival

Dorset Society: A taste of the sea at Dorset Seafood Festival

6:00am Monday 1st July 2013

Expect a dish of delights when you wander along Weymouth’s harbourside on July 13 and 14.

It took eight years to get my first novel published - now I'm on Richard and Judy's Summer Book Club list

Dorset Society: Picture: James Bowden

6:00am Monday 1st July 2013

We weren’t near the sea when I spoke to Lucy Clarke, but she brought it into the room with her. I could almost feel warm sand between my toes and hear the crackle of water pulling back and forth over the shore.

Excite your palate at the Bournemouth Food and Drink Festival

Dorset Society: Excite your palate at the Bournemouth Food and Drink Festival

6:00am Saturday 1st June 2013

This month sees the return of Bournemouth’s very own Food and Drink Festival, where for ten days the town will come alive to the smell of cooking, with foodie events to whet the appetite and inspire your inner chef.

VIDEO: James Martin on returning to the Christchurch Food Festival

Dorset Society: VIDEO: James Martin on returning to the Christchurch Food Festival

12:09pm Tuesday 23rd April 2013

James Martin is starving. He had a late night last night demonstrating his culinary skills for an intimate audience at the Chewton Glen.

Tyrrells Ford: where traditional food and local produce go hand in hand

Dorset Society: Tyrells Ford: a tradition of fine food

4:06pm Monday 22nd April 2013

Billy Thompson, head chef at the Tyrrells Ford Country Inn and Hotel, explains why it is so important they source local ingredients and shares his signature dish

'We always strive for the best at the Barley Mow'

Dorset Society: Meet the chef: Lucinda Cambridge, the Barley Mow, Wimborne

3:51pm Monday 22nd April 2013

Having trained in Cape Town and travelled the world whilst growing up, Lucinda Cambridge has certainly earned her place as Executive Chef at Barley Mow in Wimborne, where the family is now putting down roots.

Get far from the madding crowd in a shepherds' hut all of your own

Dorset Society: Novelist Tracy Chevalier, centre, with Plankbridge hutmakers Richard Lee and Jane Dennison

2:30pm Tuesday 2nd April 2013

A business recreating Dorset shepherds’ huts for use as garden havens is proving to be a rural success story

Stuart Semple: why I returned home to Bournemouth to show my work

Dorset Society: Stuart Semple: why I returned home to Bournemouth to show my work

11:37am Friday 1st March 2013

Acclaimed artist Stuart Semple returns to Bournemouth for an exhibition of rarely seen print works and sculptures

Saying it with flowers

Dorset Society: Saying it with flowers

9:00am Friday 1st February 2013

Florist Lizanne Langford has created displays for stars from Sir Terry Wogan and Steven Spielberg to the cast of EastEnders – and she’s convinced flowers bring out the best in people....

Meet Kathy, she's helping others to achieve their weight goals

Dorset Society: Kathy Bell

10:03am Thursday 10th January 2013

Another year, another diet, another failure. It’s a vicious cycle for many women trying to lose weight, but Kathy Bell claims to have the answer.

Look through the keyhole of Dorset's stately homes

Dorset Society: Kingston Lacy House in Wimborne Taken with the assistance of Bournemouth Helicopters

9:00am Tuesday 1st January 2013

THERE are six Dorset properties to drool over in Britain’s Most Amazing Stately Homes, a does-what-it-says-on-the-tin guide to what is fast-becoming a national obsession.

Meet the young entrepreneur who turned his mum's lounge into a clothes shop

Dorset Society: Meet the young entrepreneur who turned his mum's lounge into a clothes shop

9:00am Saturday 1st December 2012

The Journeyman Union shop in Parr Street, Ashley Cross, is quiet when I arrive. But there’s no mistaking it’s the right place; with its A-board, artful bench and a rug laid out invitingly on the drive.

The accidental designer

Dorset Society: Frances Farmer

9:40am Thursday 1st November 2012

Designer Frances Farmer explains how her talent for making glamorous wedding dresses has led to a booming business

Transform your home the Farrow & Ball way this autumn

Dorset Society: Transform your home, the Farrow & Ball way, this autumn

11:00am Monday 1st October 2012

Director Sarah Cole of Dorset-based Farrow & Ball tells Claire Williams about the company’s heritage and their inspiration for our homes

Arts by the Sea festival set to wow for second year

Dorset Society: Arts by the Sea festival set to wow for second year

9:30am Saturday 1st September 2012

With more than 100 awe-inspiring arts events, it’s gearing up to be a second impressive year for the Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival.

Bournemouth Air Festival: we're ready for take off

Dorset Society: Bournemouth Air Festival: we're ready for take off

10:00am Wednesday 1st August 2012

Top notch entertainment, thrilling aerial displays, naval beach assaults and live music – it can only be the Bournemouth Air Festival.

Dorset's Match Race Girls are setting sail for Olympic glory

Dorset Society: Olympic hopefuls (from top) Annie, Kate and Lucy

11:43am Monday 2nd July 2012

They grew up sailing in Poole and now Annie Lush and sisters Lucy and Kate Macgregor are set to go for Olympic gold in their own county.

Fall under the relaxing spell of Lush Spa's luxurious new Sound Bath treatment

Dorset Society: Fall under the relaxing spell of Lush Spa's new Sound Bath treatment

1:29pm Monday 11th June 2012

PEACE, tranquillity and therapeutic aroma, that’s what you need for relaxation, and the Lush Spa in Poole offers every element in bucket loads.

Why Andrea Frankham-Hughes has a head for tiaras

Dorset Society: There’s something about tiaras, reckons Andrea Frankham-Hughes

1:09pm Monday 11th June 2012

A TIARA is for life, not just for your wedding, or your best friend’s wedding, or for that ball, or a prom.

Jeremy Gower: 'Creating a hoodie out of tweed was my eureka moment'

Dorset Society: Jeremy Gower: 'Creating a hoodie out of tweed was my eureka moment'

9:00am Tuesday 1st May 2012

WHEN bespoke tailor Jeremy Gower turned up at the pub in a college hoodie, his friends were, understandably, distinctly unimpressed.

Titanic: Dorset stories uncovered

Dorset Society: The Titanic

6:00am Sunday 1st April 2012

It’s 100 years since the most famous shipping disaster in history claimed 1,500 lives. Here Faith Eckersall uncovers some of the poignant stories of survivors and those who died

Taking to the skies with Bournemouth Helicopters

Dorset Society: Caitlin Marsh in the helicopter

6:00am Wednesday 1st February 2012

THIS is not just for millionaires; this is for anyone to have a go - myself included.








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