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Dexiosoma caninum: a parasitic fly

There are hundreds of species of flies in this country and identifying them is a job for the experts but a small number can  be named by outright amateurs with some certainty. 204 more words


Greater Stitchwort: the poor mans button hole

Greater stitchwort (Stellaria holostea) is abundant along the hedgerows, waysides and woodland edges of Dorset in spring, especially from late April until the end of May. 118 more words


Witness appeal after attempted street robbery in Weymouth

1700 GMT Tuesday 17th Jan 2017

Detectives in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses following an attempted street robbery in the town.

The incident happened sometime between 8.30pm and 9.30pm on Wednesday 11 January 2017 outside The Cutter pub in East Street. 160 more words


The Wells Of Silence

“Hello darkness, my old friend,
I’ve come to talk with you again,
Because a vision softly creeping,
Left its seeds while I was sleeping,
And the vision that was planted in my brain… 38 more words

Manual 365

Snow, the moon, the hunt meet and fly-tipping

As we enter the third week of the new year, the snow we were promised (or threatened, depending on your view of the white stuff) barely materialised. 321 more words

Tara Flanagan - Dorset Based Singer/Songwriter

I’ve caught Poole and Bournemouth based singer/songwriter Tara Flanagan singing in Dorset a few times in the last six months. The first, a group of friends went to catch her playing at Poole Quay’s fireworks event in the early evening. 274 more words

Thomas Hardy and Pints at The Wiseman

In 1996, I studied Thomas Hardy (Tess of the d’Urbervilles) in Dorset County, England for six weeks during the summer.  Dr. Morgan, an Illinois State University professor, was a Hardy Scholar and for over 20 years, he took students to this south-central slice of heaven. 776 more words