Retail

King of style: How John has lived and breathed the finest fabrics and clothes since childhood

He’s impeccably dressed – but then you’d expect nothing else. Tailor John Parrett has lived and breathed fine fabrics... READ MORE »

Lush to quit four social media platforms until action is taken to provide safer environment

Poole-based Lush is to turn its back on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and Snapchat from Friday November 26. The global brand... READ MORE »

Still standing: How the pandemic gave Nicola time to re-evaluate and change her business

Nicola Sheppard believes fashion runs through her veins. She said: “My mother was a tailoress and I used to make clothes... READ MORE »

Ian invests six figure sum to turn his passion for the action sports industry into a business

Ian Wagman admits his new venture is something of a gamble albeit a calculated one. The 47-year-old father of two has sunk... READ MORE »

Barking brilliant: Dog ice cream made in Dorset wins ‘Best New Pet Product of the Year’ award

A frozen treat for dogs launched only last year by a Dorset ice cream maker has been named ‘Best New Pet Product of The Year’.... READ MORE »

‘Sewcial’ group’s undersea world of wool to be auctioned off in aid of the 2021 Poppy Appeal

An undersea world in wool created by a ‘sewcial’ group is to be auctioned off with all proceeds going to the Royal... READ MORE »

Toy story: James makes playtime fun and also eco-friendly by offering alternatives to plastic

It’s a source of great pride to James Martin. The actions of his company, Mauveworx, helped protect many thousands... READ MORE »

‘Green Dolphins’ take part in 16.4-mile beach clean to raise funds for “exceptional” causes

Six team members from the Dolphin Centre in Poole took part in an extensive 16.4-mile beach clean to raise money for two great... READ MORE »

Half a century of trading on same site to come to an end as M&S bring shutters down in Poole

Half a century of trading on the same site will come to an end when Marks & Spencer closes its Poole store in 2022. Fifty... READ MORE »

Joyce, 101, and Zara, nine, do the honours as opticians moves to a larger site in Wimborne

A Wimborne opticians called on different generations – a 101-year-old customer and its youngest contact lens wearer... READ MORE »