Alfred Daily

The Alfred Daily – 28th March 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury garage closes for first time since 1965 | Paul Merefield’s quiz | Cleaning Breach Common ponds to aid rare reptile’s return | Shaftesbury gadget help at hand with new phoneline | Tom Clements’ Saturday live gig | Kate Pickard and Karen Burkett – friends chat over their fence | The relaxing sounds of Melbury Abbas stream

The Alfred Daily – 27th March 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury-born ambulance worker ‘overwhelmed’ by applause | Shaftesbury’s new deli may shut during crisis | Dorset chief constable James Vaughan on COVID-19 policing | Sara Jacson on the St Edwards Way pilgrimage | North Dorset National Trust ranger Clive Whitborn’s nature tips for kids | Shaftesbury Arts Centre takes its art online | Poetry with Richard Foreman | Shaftesbury dawn chorus recorded by Nick Crump.

The Alfred Daily – 26th March 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury hospital staff thank community for COVID-19 support | Why a Shaftesbury woman finds delivering food to self-isolating locals satisfying | Travel to London will become troublesome | Are your pets a coronavirus risk? Shaftesbury vet offers advice | Shaftesbury fair-trade determined to continue supplies | Shaftesbury author Karen Dickson | Psychotherapist Judith Barton on coping with lockdown | A stroll with Heather Whitehead

The Alfred Daily – 25th March 2020

Your daily round-up of urgent Shaftesbury information and announcements, all fact-checked by our team. Plus listen to our new daily radio show – The Alfred Daily (click on the date above).

On today’s show: High Street Thursday market cancelled after backlash | Shaftesbury businesswoman featured on a magazine cover | Video captures Cranborne Chase life in 1975 | Dirty Nails shares his wildlife friendly gardening tips | John Cluett reads Dorset poetry | Relax with Castle Hill birdsong

The Alfred Daily – 24th March 2020

Your daily round-up of urgent Shaftesbury information and announcements, all fact-checked by our team. Plus listen to our new daily radio show – The Alfred Daily (click on the date above).

On today’s show: Chief Constable of Dorset on COVID-19 gathering crackdown | Send a card to keep Shaftesbury care home residents connected | Restrictions on Shaftesbury recreation areas | Household waste changes | Bella West | David Griffin-Shepherd starts takeaway service | A walk with Andrea Jenkins | Spring lambs in Ashmore

The Alfred Daily – 23rd March 2020

Your daily round-up of cancellations, changes and closures, all fact-checked by our team. Plus listen to our new daily radio show – The Alfred Daily (click on the date above).

On today’s The Alfred Daily: ‘More than one’ coronavirus case in Shaftesbury | Surprise discovery for builders| Shaftesbury’s streaming church service a success | How well do you know Shaftesbury? Amber Harrison tests you | Ross from Abbotts Greengrocers talks about his supply challenges | Changes at the Wincombe Recycling Centre | Tiggy Walker forages for free food | John and Margaret Cluett reminisce | Join Nick Crump for dawn at Duncliffe Woods

Alfred Launches Daily Shaftesbury ‘Radio’ Programme 

ThisIsAlfred is launching a new, daily podcast to keep residents of Shaftesbury and the surrounding villages up-to-date during the current COVID-19 restrictions.

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