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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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The Candidates Standing for West Dorset in the May 2015 General Election

The Yarn Hustings – who gets your vote?

Who will you vote for in the forthcoming General Election on 7 May? As we went to press, there were five candidates standing for West Dorset.

We asked each of the candidates the same eight questions and limited them to a maximum of 75 words for each answer.

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