Andy Hargreaves

Why Repairing Shaftesbury’s £300,000 Ceremonial Mace Requires Special Precautions

A valuable piece of silverware, used during Shaftesbury civic occasions for centuries, will be repaired after Town councillors recognised its historic importance.

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Shaftesbury TIC Boss Explains Significance Of Opinion-Splitting Paint Colour

Shaftesbury Tourist Information Centre’s new colour scheme is what you might refer to as ‘Marmitey’. Some people are positive about the yellow paint job. Others hate the hue and are seeing red.

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Shaftesbury Area Publican Calls Time On Throwaway Culture

The landlady of The Rising Sun pub hopes to set up a repair café to reduce the number of malfunctioning gadgets we bin, assuming they are too difficult to fix.

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Stylish Social Media Influencer With 272,000 Fans To Open Shaftesbury Shop

Marte Marie Forsberg has gathered an impressive 272,000 Instagram followers, who love her stylish landscape and food photography images and stories. Expect to see more visitors in town from this autumn, when Marie encourages her loyal fans to visit her new Shaftesbury High Street business.

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Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 61

Exciting Shaftesbury Abbey excavation discovery | Abbots Greengrocers is moving – its boss wants your ideas | Alfred hears why residents of The Maltings want a community facility locally | Could a Shaftesbury fountain help to reduce single use plastics? | Top marks for the Westminster Memorial Hospital team and good news in the ‘save our beds’ campaign Read More

Archaeologists Uncover ‘Find Of The Dig’ As Shaftesbury Abbey Summer Excavations End

Volunteer archaeologists working on the SAVED project have made an exciting discovery, three days before the end of their six-week Shaftesbury Abbey excavations.

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Significant Development In Campaign To Secure Shaftesbury Hospital Beds

There is good news for supporters of Shaftesbury’s Westminster Memorial Hospital. Dorset Healthcare’s board has voted to retain the existing fifteen hospital beds there. Additionally, Shaftesbury Town Council has secured a ‘first refusal’ opportunity for the community to bid for the hospital site if it is ever put up for sale.

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Could A Shaftesbury Fountain Help To Reduce Single Use Plastics?

A retired Civil Servant is spearheading a campaign to install a drinking fountain and water refill points in Shaftesbury.

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Why Soul Music Fans from Across Britain Will Visit Shaftesbury This Weekend

Gary Cee organises regular soul music evenings in Shaftesbury. Gary’s event this Saturday has gained national radio coverage and that’s encouraged people to book tickets and travel from as far away as Scotland.

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Shaftesbury Hospital Services ‘Safe’ Says Matron As Staff Celebrate Inspection Result

Staff at Shaftesbury’s Westminster Memorial Hospital say they are proud that their work has contributed to Dorset Healthcare achieving the top rating from the healthcare watchdog.

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