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Valuable poems recovered

Officers in Dorchester are appealing for the help of the public after a selection of valuable poems were recovered in the town. Approximately 50 representations of Thomas Hardy poems were seized by police in Dorchester on 2nd January – the owner has not been identified.

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Poems seized by police in Dorchester Credit: Dorset Police

Police Constable Mark Powell, of Dorchester police, said: “The poems are written in original calligraphy on white card and are 36 centimetres by 41 centimetres in size.

"We hope that someone recognises them from the image and will help us to find the rightful owner. It is possible that they have been stolen and the owner has not yet realised that they are missing."

A poem for the Beaney

by David Johns (@davidjohns_itv)

It's not often any of us can say we've published a poem but here's your chance, and all it takes is a Tweet. A museum in Canterbury is asking for the public's help in creating a new work, as David Johns explains. He talks to poet Dan Simpson and Mitch Robertson from the Beaney Museum.

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