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Estate Agent Gets His Boots On To Support Service Personnel

Shaftesbury estate agent Matt Boatwright is expecting to gain a few blisters from the 26-mile fundraising walk he’s undertaking across Salisbury Plain.

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Matt And Steve Appleby Present The Carnival Show – Episode 3

Matt and Steve Appleby are back with another ThisIsAlfred Carnival show.

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Miracle-Working Nuns Of Minsk Planning Shaftesbury Choral Concert

At the end of May, St James Church will be filled with the uplifting and moving sound of sacred and folk music from Belarus.

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How Loudspeakers Could Address Declining Swift Numbers In Fontmell Magna

A Fontmell Magna villager is determined to address the decline in the number of swifts reported nationally.

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Plastic Free Town Initiative Launches In Shaftesbury

It’s time for Shaftesbury’s businesses, organisations and residents to phase out their use of single-use plastics. That’s the goal of the town’s newly-formed environmental action group, Plastic Free Shaftesbury.

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Abbey School Reaches New Heights In Fundraising Target

  Abbey Primary School has taken its fundraising to new levels. Supporters are raising sponsorship cash to create a sensory garden at the school.

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Inspirational Speaker To Share Growth Ideas With Shaftesbury Business Owners

Shaftesbury business owners will be shown how to identify new growth opportunities when an innovation expert shares her inspiring stories.

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£1.7m For Shaftesbury Area Cycleways And Virtual Reality Tourism App

A major project to improve the experience of visitors to the Shaftesbury area has received almost £1.7m from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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New Shaftesbury Video Features New Gold Hill Cycling Record

A speed cycling record was broken on Shaftesbury’s Gold Hill on Thursday lunchtime. Professional bike rider Ben Moore ascended the 21.5% gradient in 22 seconds, shaving 3 seconds off the record for the 105ft climb. The footage of the ride was recorded for a promotional video arranged by Shaftesbury...

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Ten Days Of Art On Shaftesbury’s Doorstep

The Wylye Valley Arts Trail launches on Saturday, 18th May. Around 400 local artists will be displaying and selling their work from their homes or galleries within a short drive from Shaftesbury.

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Shaftesbury Treasure Hunt Will Change African Lives

Dozens of people will be putting their Shaftesbury knowledge to the test on Sunday, 18th May, when a local charity that changes lives in Africa is hosting a three-hour long treasure hunt from St James.

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Diversions And Disruption – Another Major Shaftesbury Area Road Closes On Monday

Dorset Council is closing Zig Zag Hill from next Monday, 20thMay, for 11 days. The B3081 will be shut along with another popular north-south route in the Shaftesbury area, the C13. That road through Melbury Abbas is likely to remain closed until 31stMay.

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