Encounters with the wild man of the wood

AS AUTUMN thins the leaves of the oak trees and hazel coppices of Yellowham Woods, the ancient woodland adjacent to Puddletown Forest, just outside of Dorchester, this could very well be the best time of year to spot what purports to be Dorset’s answer to Bigfoot!

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Remembering whistleblower Stanley Adams – ‘a proud man’ who stood up for his beliefs

OUR article on whistleblower Stanley Adams has generated a lot of interest.

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IN PICTURES: Archive images of net making in Bridport

A COLLECTION of rare and previously unseen historical footage of coastal life in the South West of England has been made available on BFI Player as part of British Film Institute’s Britain on Film: Coast and Sea national project.

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When the Duke of York opened the town bridge

AFTER our Weymouth Town Bridge special in last week’s Looking Back, here’s another photo from the opening of the bridge in 1930.

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When Royalty came to town to declare bridge open

OVER the summer we enjoyed a nostalgic look at a Weymouth structure we are all very familiar with – the town bridge.

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Whatever happened to whistleblower?

DOES anyone know what happened to Stanley Adams, who blew the whistle on Swiss pharmaceutical company Hoffman-LaRoche in the 1970s?

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When a crab ‘transformed’ into a terrifying monster

IF you’d been passing through the village of Shapwick on October 12, 1706, which that year fell on a Tuesday, then you might have come upon the strangest of scenes – an old man in a wheelbarrow, surrounded by frightened locals brandishing pitchforks and sticks, in a confrontation with – a crab!

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A giant chicken the size of five men was said to have risen up out of the waves

WITH 95 miles of coastline stretching from Orcombe Point in East Devon to Old Harry Rocks in Studland Bay, Dorset’s world-renowned Jurassic Coast is understandably a popular destination for those seeking breathtaking views, sweeping cliff walks and dramatic geology, not to mention sparkling seas lapping long stretches of beach affording the opportunity for some serious sandcastle building!

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Remember when this top DJ took to the stage on Weymouth beach?

DJs from Radio 1 and Radio 2 have just celebrated the stations’ 50th anniversary.

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Tribute to men who were persecuted for being gay goes on display

INSTALLATIONS paying tribute to a Dorset adventurer who was forced into exile for being gay can be seen at his former home.

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