Month: December 2018

New Year’s Honours For The ‘King’ And ‘Queen’ Of Motcombe

Two of the fifteen Dorset residents awarded New Year’s honours live in Motcombe. It’s an impressive achievement for a village with fewer than 1,500 people.

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Come And View Incredible Christmas Lights In Shaftesbury

The Lloyd-Jones family have spent hundreds of pounds transforming their Shaftesbury home with thousands of bulbs, illuminated Santas, penguins and reindeer. They hope that locals will view their stunning display and raise money for a club that helps North Dorset youngsters with special needs.

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Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 29

The Wilderness is sold | International ballroom dancing win for a Shaftesbury schoolboy | New sustainability rules for Shaftesbury’s Sunday Market | A Pearly King and Queen tour Shaftesbury pubs for charity | How you can save Shaftesbury’s Memory Café from closure | New heritage street lights for Shaftesbury Read More

Can You Help Save Shaftesbury’s Memory Café?

Shaftesbury’s Memory Café will close in the spring unless more locals use the service.

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New Quaint Lamps For Shaftesbury Streets

Streetlights in two more Shaftesbury streets are being replaced with more traditional lamps.

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Pearly King And Queen Make Shaftesbury Appearance

A Pearly King and Queen toured Shaftesbury’s pubs on Friday night. Dave and Paula Hemsley are members of a tight-knit group of families that carry on the fundraising tradition started by a East End road sweeper during Queen Victoria’s reign.

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Shaftesbury Schoolboy Wins International Ballroom Dancing Title

We have a World Champion living in Shaftesbury. 15-year-old Adam Parry has just returned from France where he was crowned ‘Open World National Amateur Ballroom Champion’ along with his dance partner, Lauren King.

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Shaftesbury’s Sunday Market Boss Gets Tough On Plastics

Shaftesbury’s monthly Sunday markets will be greener from March. Steve Dauwalder, owner of The Anonymous Travelling Market, has informed his stallholders of his new plastics policy. From next year, his traders will need to meet recycling requirements when they sell refreshments.

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Shaftesbury Council’s Wilderness Bid Was Not Enough – Despite Cash Boost From Locals

Shaftesbury Town Council’s community-backed bid for ‘The Wilderness’ has been unsuccessful at auction this afternoon.

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Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 28

Volunteers use speed guns to tackle speeding in Motcombe speeding | Comedy nights starting at Shaftesbury Arts Centre | Why Shaftesbury photographer Bella West is exhibiting in Westminster | A Shaftesbury man who faced death wants to help coma patient’s families | Shaftesbury’s Tesco cuts parking time and locals react

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