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Discover The Real France And Germany With Shaftesbury Twinning Association

Fancy an affordable European short break, where you’ll gain a unique insight into French or German life? Simon Pritchard is Chairman of Shaftesbury’s Twinning Association and he’s keen to encourage more residents to visit our twin towns.

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From Caring For People To Caring For Pets – Shaftesbury Paramedics Open Cattery

Shaftesbury paramedics Paul and Rhonda Tubbs have made a life-changing decision. For the past 25 years, the couple have worked day and night, saving lives. Now, to improve their own quality of life, they’ve opened their own cattery at their West Melbury home.

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New Road Markings Could Make Busy Shaftesbury Junction Safer

Angel Square needs new road markings to improve pedestrian safety, according to Dorset Councillor Derek Beer.

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‘Planet Shaftesbury’ Launches Climate Change Campaigns At Packed Town Hall Meeting

Climate Change could strip Duncliffe Wood of its bluebell carpet and chalkland streams could run dry. Those were two worrying visions of the future, shared with over a hundred people who filled the Town Hall for Thursday’s ‘Planet Shaftesbury’ meeting.

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Motcombe Pilates Mats To Mount Everest – Viv’s Charity Record Attempt

Motcombe’s Pilates instructor is preparing for a Guinness world record attempt – playing rugby on Mount Everest.

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Shaftesbury Photo Exhibition Will Challenge Your Climate Change Opinions

A Shaftesbury photographer is hoping that his Shaftesbury Arts Centre exhibition will encourage people to consider their own carbon footprint.

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Rediscovered Penguin Picture Prompts Falklands Talk In Shaftesbury

The Hovercraft was a relatively new invention in 1967, when Commander Vernon Phillips was sent to the Falkland Islands to put the craft through sea trials.

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The Signature That Changed Shaftesbury Forever – Abbey Museum Offers Taste Of New Look

A Shaftesbury Abbey volunteer has uncovered the document that altered Shaftesbury forever. Stuart Edwards has been researching the life of Elizabeth Zouche who was Abbess when Henry VIII’s reformation brought about the Abbey’s destruction. Stuart told ThisIsAlfred how his discovery will form a key part of a revamped Abbey...

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Shaftesbury Musician Reunited With Saxophone – Thanks To Kind Teenager

A Shaftesbury musician can’t believe his luck after a local teenager took care of his saxophone, which was accidentally left out overnight on Bimport.

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Shaftesbury Charity Hope Will Offer Mental Health Crisis Support

North Dorset residents who are experiencing a mental health crisis should soon have a place to turn to for help.

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Success For Shaftesbury Carnival – Voted Best In Wessex

Shaftesbury’s Carnival has been voted the best in the Wessex Carnival circuit. It’s the first time that our town has taken the top award in the five years that judges have scored each procession.

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Shaftesbury Slimming World Boss Reveals How The Group Saved Her Life

If you live in Shaftesbury, there’s a good chance you’ve seen Charlene Higgins’ name on the signs and posters she’s put up to promote her weight loss franchise. But, as ThisIsAlfred.com discovered, Charlene is proactive in her promotion because she believes that Slimming World saved her life.

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