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Dorset Life Mar 31
A thread: part 1 So, in this period of deep reflection, I thought I'd take you on a journey behind the scenes at Dorset Life Towers back to 2010. I'd not long been at the magazine and we had a story about an ecclesiastical spat known as the 'Mustard and Cress Libel'...
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Dorset Life Mar 31
2. We were struggling for illustrative material, other than a picture of the presiding judge in the case, which was about when one clergyman Rev. William James Vernon wrote 'Whitehead is a Scamp' – in mustard and cress plants along the bank leading up to his church
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Dorset Life Mar 31
3. Rev George Whitehead sued for defamation, and won. I decided that I would try to reproduce the libellous phrase on my back lawn, in Mustard and Cress. I got a bit carried away and had exhausted my supply of seeds after just writing the word 'White'...
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Dorset Life Mar 31
4. I left the house shortly afterwards, so if your lawn often shows the word 'White' in darker green, I'm sorry. Meanwhile, in the office, we tried to grow a smaller version of the libel on blotting paper. That too failed, although we did manage to satin the carpet...
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Dorset Life Mar 31
5. So I ended up driving to Sydling St Nicholas, ironically a watercress growing centre, to shoot pictures of where it all happened. Here's how the piece was illustrated... and not a cress or mustard plant in sight. For more Dorset stories, visit
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Dorset Life Mar 24
Thanks for the kindness, but please do avail yourselves of the free back issues and do please make a mental note to support the businesses whose adverts appear in those back issues. We wouldn’t have been around for 50 years without their support. See you on the other side:-)
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Dorset Life Mar 24
A message from the publisher of Dorset Life. Publication suspended after April 2020 issue. All back issues from June 2012 now available free via
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Dorset Life Mar 23
UK Parliament: Create an emergency fund to support freelancers with Coronavirus income loss via
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Dorset Life Mar 12
It’s and after a chance conversation with we present a look back to her first feature in Nov 2012
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Dorset Life Mar 2
The March 2020 issue of Dorset Life is out now! Buy it online at or in print at any good newsagent or supermarket in and around Dorset.
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Dorset Life Feb 29
Take a trip back to March 2013, courtesy of our online archive at and see all this lovey stuff (and a feature on of thrown in for fun). Any issue, from 2012-today, is just £2.49 to read on PC, Mac, tablet & smartphone.
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Bournemouth College Feb 28
🎉🎉 Entries are now open for the Dorset Art Prize 🎉🎉 FREE to enter, the Dorset Art Prize is the perfect opportunity to showcase your artwork to a wider audience. For more information about the Dorset Art Prize, check out our website 👉
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Dorset Life Feb 27
Want to read Dorset Life on your PC or Mac? Your dream has just come true ()
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Dorset Mammal Group Feb 24
We have set a booking deadline date of 31st March. You can still book after that date, but we may not be able to guarantee you an important conference goody bag. Don't be disappointed!
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Diverse City Feb 24
📣 JOB OPP 📣 We're looking for a Creative Support Worker! Come and work with our youth company Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists who train weekly at . Apply until Wednesday 9:00am
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Dorset Life Feb 21
An announcement form Dorset Life – The Dorset Magazine
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Dorset Life Feb 6
Replying to @DorsetLifeMag
It’s a penny under £9, but remember, change comes from within.
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Dorset Life Feb 6
If you are looking for an intelligent read, have a look out for ‘s excellent “Art of Death” with the Lyme Regis-based Mindful Detective. It’s out in paperback today. Beautifully plotted, brilliantly written and with a slew of Buddhist gags thrown in.
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Dorset Life Jan 30
The new issue of Dorset Life is out now! See video for details.
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Langton Arms Jan 9
Feeling like you want to work off some of the Christmas turkey? Try The Dorset Walk, recommended here by the nice people at - 3hours & 8 miles of Dorset countryside to enjoy.
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