If you are a Shaftesbury resident who has missed popping out for a pint in Enmore Green, since the Fountain Inn closed in 2017, here’s some good news. The pub will reopen next year.
The hand car wash has returned to town. The businessman behind the much-missed Cattle Market facility has opened on Coppice Street.
Shaftesbury takeaway owner Danny Lai says he is looking forward to his retirement. Last month, he served the last orders of his best sellers – spare ribs and special chow mein from Yuk Wah on Bell Street.
A new wine shop offering tastings and gift packs of Dorset products is opening in Shaftesbury’s empty Gilyard Scarth offices. Alfred caught up with former Town councillor Joe Pestell, from Melbury Vale Vineyard, to hear about his vision to return the unused High Street shop to its historic use.
After thirteen years supplying fancy dress and theatrical costumes, Glad Rags owner Jan Klakus is closing her Semley shop. She joined ThisIsAlfred.com’s Keri Jones to share her memorable moments, stories of popular costumes and the outfit nobody wanted.
In recent days, there have been suggestions on social media that Lidl have pulled out of their store, proposed for the site of the former Cattle Market.
Dog clothes and harnesses handmade in the Shaftesbury area are being exported all over the world. Alfred visited Dorset Dog Togs in Shearstock to hear what well-dressed dogs are wearing and how rugby-loving dog owners are styling their pets.
Back in 2009, Justin and Chanel Cornelius launched their 918 Coffee Company. The business has developed the world’s first eco-roasting technology, that uses coffee waste as fuel when roasting the beans
If you are thatching the roof of a cottage on Gold Hill – one of Britain’s most photographed views – you’ll attract more attention than most workers. Alfred caught up with Motcombe thatcher Ed Coney who answered the questions he has been most frequently asked during this job.