Alfred Daily

The Alfred Daily – 27th May 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury MP says he’s not homophobic | Shaftesbury man ‘robbed by nuns’ shares story in debut novel | Demand for reopened Shaftesbury tip lower than expected | Tech is changing North Dorset farming | Where in Shaftesbury? | Covid poetry by King Alfred’s Kitchen owner | Dirty Nails on deterring wasps | Dawn chorus at Breach Common

The Alfred Daily – 26th May 2020

On today’s show: Hi-tech VEO cameras for Shaftesbury FC | David teaching dance from his native Venezuela | Delays possible around Guy’s Marsh | Arts Centre wants singing selfies | Council to debate High Street pedestrianisation | Robert Mullins remembers Cann School | Wildlife reports from Motcombe | Where in Shaftesbury? | David Toulson’s pride for Park Walk | Wind in the willows at Morgan’s Copse

The Alfred Daily – 25th May 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury MP worried public may ignore lockdown rules after ‘perplexing’ PM briefing | Locals chip in after charity money stolen | Melbury Motors ready for socially-distanced car sales | Kate Scott’s chickens get a trim | Paul Merefield’s Bank Holiday quiz | Flies cause concern for our Wardour smallholders | Nick Andrew’s plant of the week | Nesting sparrows on Breach Lane

The Alfred Daily – 24th May 2020

On today’s show: Flying’s back but no food yet at Compton Abbas | Shaftesbury woman home after cruise ship quarantine | Shaftesbury children’s charity faces fundraising problem | Shaftesbury’s fifteen former breweries | Hartgrove writer Barkley’s curious tale about currency | A tawny owl in Ludwell

The Alfred Daily – 23rd May 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury litter pickers’ new waste worry | Abbey View medics share advice on wearing gloves | Swans Yard’s café reopens for takeaways | Kids’ nature fun with Rosie Langley | Karen Cole recommends historical fiction | Where in Shaftesbury? | Richard Foreman reads verse from a Shaftesbury wood | A magpie at Wincombe Wood

The Alfred Daily – 22nd May 2020

On today’s show: Dorset Council’s U-turn on Shaftesbury cash-free parking payment | A fund for struggling Dorset artists | Free EU money to help Shaftesbury businesses grow | Guy’s Marsh clockmaker Rich Poulter | Where in Shaftesbury? | New Shaftesbury planning applications | Shaftesbury historian on a once smelly street | Medicinal herbalist Julie Wood | Shaftesbury’s Wilderness wakes up

The Alfred Daily – 21st May 2020

On today’s show: Metal detectorists warned following Shaftesbury dig | Advice on Shaftesbury bee swarms | The socially distanced honesty box stall | Horse session has ‘eye-opening’ effect on autistic Shaftesbury teenager | David Kerswell’s North Dorset farming | Karren and Kate chat ‘over the garden fence’ | Swallows recorded on Breach Lane

The Alfred Daily – 20th May 2020

On today’s show: Is a new Lidl good for Shaftesbury’s High Street? | Shaftesbury man appointed Samaritans director | New Shaftesbury area newspaper | Food parcel project legacy | Shaftesbury’s former schools with Cath Toogood | Dirty Nails’ wildlife gardening | Jackdaws and magpies with Nick Crump

The Alfred Daily – 19th May 2020

On today’s show: Police seek witnesses following Spread Eagle Hill collision | Grosvenor Arms reveal future plans | Dorset Council planning to reopen schools | A re-think for Shaftesbury area walking festival | Where in Shaftesbury? | New feathered friends at our Wardour smallholding | A bird duet on Breach Lane

The Alfred Daily – 18th May 2020

On today’s show: New Shaftesbury mental health resources website planned | Be kind urges Shaftesbury’s Headstrong project | Reeve the Baker considering extending hours | Shaftesbury FC’s football academy will go ahead | Clive Whitbourn shares North Dorset’s nature | Where in Shaftesbury? | Mexican colour in town centre | Sheep and the Sturkle by Nick Crump