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The Shaftesbury Invention That Turned A Singer Into An Eco-Entrepreneur

The creator of an eco-friendly modular building system, favoured by prestigious British companies, is making Shaftesbury his research and development base.

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Shaftesbury Hospital League Of Friends Crowdsource Cash For Electric Vehicles

Shaftesbury’s Hospital League of Friends helpers have devised an innovative way of raising funds for two new electric vehicles. The volunteers want locals to purchase the transport piece-by-piece.

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The Couple Who Want Shaftesbury To Remain 5G Mobile Free, For Now

A group of Shaftesbury residents wants the Town Council to call a public meeting to discuss concerns over the introduction of 5G mobile networks. Opponents claim that 5G could cause cancer, but public health agencies say UK safety standards are met.

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Outdoor Leader Offers Shaftesbury Visitors Adventures On Electric Bikes

A Motcombe outdoor leader is helping visitors discover the stunning scenery of Shaftesbury and the Cranborne Chase on two wheels. Dan French is applying his experiences from his award-winning Exmoor Adventures to his new North Dorset-based adventure business.

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An Award Nomination For Shaftesbury Celebrant Elizabeth Tricks

More people are choosing non-religious services to mark life’s milestone events. Alfred meets Shaftesbury’s own celebrant, Elizabeth Tricks, who explains how she started in this career and how a celebrant can enhance your special occasion.

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Matt And Steve Appleby Present The Carnival Show – Episode 11

Matt and Steve Appleby present a new episode of The Carnival Show, with a Bridgwater Carnival special. 

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Dates And Speakers For Shaftesbury’s First Literary Festival Announced

The first authors have confirmed attendance at Shaftesbury’s first Literary Festival next year. Organisers have chosen a name and date for the nature-writing themed weekend event. Now they’re keen to find funders.

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How Shaftesbury Tourism Leaders Are Welcoming More Overseas Visitors

Shaftesbury’s Abbey Museum is preparing for more non-English speaking tourists next season. Their Chairman has taken action after noticing increased numbers of overseas visitors. The TIC Manager has recognised a similar pattern. Alfred reports.

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Storyteller Brings Different Perspective On Arthurian Legend To Shaftesbury

A professional storyteller will captivate her audience during the final autumn talk of 2019 at the Grosvenor Arms Hotel. Jane Flood’s stories will reveal a little-known aspect of the Arthurian legend – how powerful women supported King Arthur and his knights.

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Historic Shaftesbury Signposts Will Be Repaired And Preserved

Two of Shaftesbury’s historic signposts will be renovated in a move that the Town Council hopes will please both residents and appeal to visitors.

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Speaker Will Share Alternative To ‘Indifferent’ Shaftesbury Housing Estates At Event

History, heritage and our town’s future development will feature in Shaftesbury Civic Society’s ‘Focus on the Local’ on 14th November. During the event, the Chairman of environmental pressure group North Dorset Campaign to Protect Rural Englandwill share his suggested changes to local house-building policy.

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Shaftesbury Man’s Courageous Extreme Challenge Following Unexpected Diagnosis

Tim Chappell is not afraid of challenges. As a young man, he motorbiked around Brands Hatch. And later this month, the former GCHQ ‘spook’, naval officer and Dorset policeman is heading to Cape Town, bound for Perth in the Clipper Yacht Race.

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