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The wind turbine at Marshwood School. The survey showed support for small-scale energy generation, but not wind farms

Vale residents would prefer fracking to wind power

Energy generation is an issue that affects us all. The question of how we heat our homes, cook our food and power our transport becomes more acute as fuel costs rise and climate considerations grow more pressing.

Sara Hudston reports on a parish survey in the Marshwood Vale that found support for fracking.

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Mashing in preparation for the brewing of one of Tapstone's ales

Change brewing in the world of beer

‘It’s full of stress, a lot of sleepless nights, but I love it, I’m not joking, the brewery’s my life, my girlfriend, my everything. It doesn’t feel like work, even though I work at least seven days a week’

So says James Davies, 31, from Halstock, between Beaminster and Yeovil. James is head brewer at Tapstone Brewing Company, which he set up in January, though the title of head brewer doesn’t really do justice to his efforts. He built the brewery himself, on an industrial estate in Chard, and he does almost everything else, including deliveries — he takes care to carry his casks upright and steady, rather than roll them around on the ground, so the beer settles quicker in pubs’ cellars.

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In 10 Years’ Time Where Will We Be Living?

A new report on rural housing says that for the next generation needing to live and work in rural areas, finding a home they can afford will be tougher than ever. As West Dorset finalises its Local Plan for development over the next 13 years, the Yarn looks at the future of housing in West Dorset and discovers there are no easy answers

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