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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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Changes To Tesco Parking In Shaftesbury Divides Opinion

Car parking is often an issue in Shaftesbury. And the decision by Tesco to reduce the length of time that vehicles can stay in their car park before risking a £70 penalty charge has divided local opinion.

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The Chef Who Wants You To Enjoy Vegan Food

ThisIsAlfred meets the East Orchard-based chef who wants Shaftesbury to discover how much variety a vegan diet offers.

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Shaftesbury Photographer In Prestigious Parliamentary Exhibition

At a time when many people are trying to steer clear of politics, a Shaftesbury woman is tomorrow heading to Westminster to take part in an exhibition of MP portraits.

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Regular Stand Up Nights Start In Comedy ‘Black Spot’ Shaftesbury

19-year-old Andrew White is taking a gap year. But he’s not planning to trek in Costa Rica or visit Cambodia. He’s going to spend 2019 perfecting his stand-up comedy.

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Motcombe Residents Tackling Speeding Drivers

Motcombe residents have taken their campaign to reduce speeding into their own hands. Literally. ThisIsAlfred’s Keri Jones visited the village to meet locals who have been promoting safe driving with homemade ‘lollipop’ patrol signs and speed guns.

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Shaftesbury Man Who ‘Expected To Die’ Wants To Share Coma Experience

Just over three months ago, Shaftesbury resident Simon Hill was given a shocking medical prognosis. He was informed that he was unlikely to live and leave Shaftesbury’s hospital. But Simon has made an incredible recovery.

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Discover The Secrets Of Old Trees At Shaftesbury Arts Centre

Shaftesbury people are passionate about trees. Our town has its own tree walk and a highly active Tree Group. Their last public presentation was so packed it was ‘standing room only’. So if you want to hear one of Britain’s most respected tree authors and photographers talk and show...

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Queen Congratulates Shaftesbury Couple On Their Special Occasion

Many people would be rather grumpy if their morning started with persistent knock at the door. But the Chairman of Shaftesbury Arts Centre, Jenny Parker, didn’t mind postman Jerome ringing the bell this morning.

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Council Won’t Change The Wilderness If Their Auction Bid Wins

Shaftesbury town councillors have unanimously agreed to place a bid to buy The Wilderness. And councillors were clear that they have no intention of turning the green space into an outdoor gym, in the light of recent press reports.

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‘No Massive Risk’ As Shaftesbury Council Backs Buying Old Budgens Store

Shaftesbury Town Council has agreed to make a bid to buy the former Budgens supermarket on Bell Street.

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