No music, no pub: Petition to save the Duke of Cornwall's licence nears 2,000 signatures (Getty/ milangonda)

Almost 2,000 sign petition to save live music pub

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The licensee of the Duke of Cornwall felt “the whole town plus people from out of Weymouth [are] on our side” as a petition to save the Dorset-based pub’s licence has scored almost 2,000 signatures.

Stay Original acquire fifth site in Dorset

Stay Original Co

Stay Original acquire fifth site in Dorset

By Sara Hussein

Boutique pub and hotel brand Stay Original Co has bought its fifth site, the Grosvenor Arms in Shaftesbury, Dorset, this week (Monday 14 November).

John and Geraldine Baker of the Ropemakers, Bridport, Dorset

Great British Pub Awards

Pub Awards: Best Community finalist - The Ropemakers, Bridport, Dorset

By James Evison

Taking on a pub that had previously been named locally as the Dopemakers and turning into a thriving community hub, hosting everything from cheese clubs to touring bands is no mean feat, but Geraldine and John Baker seized the challenge with both hands.

Local residents are looking to purchase the Drovers Inn

Locals save Drovers Inn from development

By Michelle Perrett

The Drovers Inn in Wimborne, Dorset, has been saved from development after local residents and the Parish Council strongly objected to the loss of an important village asset.

Eades: hoping to take frontline experience to Westminster

Licensee bids to be Lib Dem MP

By Ewan Turney

A Dorset licensee is bidding to become a Lib Dem MP at the next general election. Philip Eades is a Hall and Woodhouse tenant at the Sloop in Poole...

Dorset's top crop

Dorset's top crop

Deprivation comes in many forms. On the face of it, Dorset has plenty to make other counties jealous. Rolling countryside, picturesque villages,...

Tasty purchase

Tasty purchase

Terry Page, owner of the Fat Boys' Sandwich Bar in Pitlake, West Croydon, Surrey, is expanding his catering company into the next door premises...