Andy Hargreaves

Wildlife Trust Boss To Share Inspiring Examples Of Climate Change Actions

Shaftesbury residents are being encouraged to form action groups to try to mitigate climate change.

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Learn To Play A Song In Thirty Minutes At Shaftesbury’s Ukulele Workshops

At this time of the year, many people consider starting new hobbies and leisure pursuits. If you’d love to learn an instrument, Shaftesbury resident Robin Walter makes a compelling offer.

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Two Brewers Landlady Reveals Her Plans For Angola ‘76

On Saturday 26th January, Sally and Andy Francis will ‘call time’ at Ye Olde Two Brewers for the final time.The couple are leaving the St James Street pub to take on the management of Angola ’76 on Mustons Lane.

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The Dorset Woman Who Changed Opinion On Parenting And Relationships

January’s Shaftesbury and District Historical Society lecture offers an insight into the life of one of Dorset’s most influential and controversial residents, Dr Marie Stopes.

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Former Abbey Curator Returns With Roman Villa Talk

A former curator of the Abbey Museum will return to Shaftesbury next week to share some of her discoveries following an archaeological dig at a major Roman Villa. Read More

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 30

Praise as precious lost pictures are returned to a Shaftesbury 93-year-old | New Year’s honours for Motcombe’s ‘King and Queen’ | The challenge of creating a Motcombe to Shaftesbury cycleway | Why the road through Melbury Abbas will close for 12 weeks | Loved and loathed – the life of Dorset woman Marie Stopes Read More

Why A Busy North Dorset Road Will Close For Three Months On Monday

The C13 road through Melbury Abbas will be closed between Spread Eagle Hill and the B3081 at Cann Common for twelve weeks from Monday. Dorset County Council is installing technology to tackle the controversial traffic tailbacks caused when large vehicles get stuck in the narrow village.

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An Uphill Struggle – Creating A Shaftesbury To Motcombe Cycleway

Would you use an off-road cycle path linking Shaftesbury with Motcombe and Gillingham? Some Shaftesbury Town councillors believe that a route cutting through Redrow Homes’ soon-to-be built ‘Cranborne View’ estate at Littledown would offer the best bike access to our town.

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93-Year-Old Thanks ‘Friendliest Town In The West’ For Returning Wallet

A 93-year old Shaftesbury man says he is delighted that irreplaceable photographs inside his missing wallet have been returned.

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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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