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Young Tenor To Return To Shaftesbury

Thomas Cameron is a 19-year-old tenor whose voice has been described as ‘velvet-like’. He was nominated for a Classical Brit Award this year and has just finished recording his debut album at the world-famous Abbey Road Studios.

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Fifty Locals Honoured For Enhancing Shaftesbury With Flowers

There may be some sore hands in Shaftesbury this morning due to the amount of clapping at last night’s Shaftesbury In Bloom Awards at the Town Hall.

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Why BV Dairy’s Success Has Been Celebrated

Perhaps it’s been easy to overlook the huge role that BV Dairy plays in Shaftesbury life. Few people venture past the company headquarters, tucked away where Wincombe Lane ends.

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Shaftesbury Hosts A Suffragette Play With A Message That’s Relevant Today

History has almost forgotten the wheelchair-bound Suffragette, May Billinghurst. But actress and playwright Phoebe Kemp hopes to change that.

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Radar Search For Saxon Shaftesbury Reveals Settlement

Archaeologists working on Shaftesbury Abbey’s SAVED project have uncovered what could be the town’s original Saxon settlement.

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What Would You Put On Shaftesbury’s Old Budgens Site?

Shaftesbury residents will be asked for suggestions on how the former Budgens store on Bell Street could be redeveloped.

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Shaftesbury Donates Four Times The UK Average To Poppy Appeal

The Chairman of Shaftesbury’s Royal British Legion Branch says he is grateful to townspeople for their strong support of the charity.

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WW1 Remembered Through Powerful Words And Music

The Great War experiences of a Dorset soldier will be told through songs and stories in Shaftesbury on Saturday.

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‘Mundane’ Plans For New Shaftesbury Estate Refused

Plans for a new Shaftesbury housing estate were turned down last night (Tuesday). Shaftesbury town councillors didn’t like the design or the orientation of the 170-home development proposed for Littledown, opposite the entrance to Wincombe Business Park.

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Shaftesbury Author Recalls ‘The Dorset Soldier Who Won The First World War’

Few people who walk past the grave of General Henry Rawlinson, in the Dorset village of Trent, will be aware of the significant role he played in British history. But Shaftesbury-based author, Rodney Atwood, describes him as, ‘the Dorset soldier who won the First World War’.

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An Extra Market For Shaftesbury This Christmas Period

Shaftesbury will enjoy an additional festive market in the run-up to Christmas. The Mitre Inn has announced that they’re hosting their first seasonal celebration on the 8th and 9th of December.

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Shaftesbury Meeting Suggests Civil Disobedience To Tackle Climate Change

Many scientists believe that recent extreme weather events such as freezing winters, hot summers, storms and floods are warning signs that the world is facing an environmental crisis. And on Thursday, a national eco-activist group will address Shaftesbury residents to encourage them to take action.

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