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Google Maps Welcomes Visitors To Dorch Vegas

Dorch Vegas

7:55am 1st October 2013
(Updated 5:19pm 1st October 2013)

Dorchester has hit the jackpot and been named after one of the world's most famous destinations, on Google Maps!

According to the popular search engine, the centre of our Market Town is called Dorch Vegas.

Wessex FM has tried to contact Google, but they haven't replied.

Stephen Banks from Watershed PR in Bridport spotted the abnormality and got in touch.

"At the moment we're working on the Sunninghill webpage and they want a embedded Google map on their contact page, so I was playing about with how it could be displayed and at a certain zoom level, just to the top of the label Dorchester it says Dorch Vegas, I had to take 2 looks at it to make sure I wasn't seeing things."

Town Crier and Dorchester Town Cllr Alistair Chisholm told Wessex FM:  " I think its amusing and a good bit of fun - though I'm not sure what Dorchester and Las Vegas have in common.  We haven't quite got lights like them yet.  I think I may have to change by cries though, what rhymes with Vegas?"

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