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Discover The Real France And Germany With Shaftesbury Twinning Association

Fancy an affordable European short break, where you’ll gain a unique insight into French or German life? Simon Pritchard is Chairman of Shaftesbury’s Twinning Association and he’s keen to encourage more residents to visit our twin towns.

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New Road Markings Could Make Busy Shaftesbury Junction Safer

Angel Square needs new road markings to improve pedestrian safety, according to Dorset Councillor Derek Beer.

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Motcombe Pilates Mats To Mount Everest – Viv’s Charity Record Attempt

Motcombe’s Pilates instructor is preparing for a Guinness world record attempt – playing rugby on Mount Everest.

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Shaftesbury Musician Reunited With Saxophone – Thanks To Kind Teenager

A Shaftesbury musician can’t believe his luck after a local teenager took care of his saxophone, which was accidentally left out overnight on Bimport.

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Shaftesbury Charity Hope Will Offer Mental Health Crisis Support

North Dorset residents who are experiencing a mental health crisis should soon have a place to turn to for help.

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Shaftesbury Slimming World Boss Reveals How The Group Saved Her Life

If you live in Shaftesbury, there’s a good chance you’ve seen Charlene Higgins’ name on the signs and posters she’s put up to promote her weight loss franchise. But, as ThisIsAlfred.com discovered, Charlene is proactive in her promotion because she believes that Slimming World saved her life.

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Protest Placards Call For Car Parking At Shaftesbury Cattle Market

Shaftesbury Cattle Market closed on Thursday. The site’s long-term future is still under discussion, but two protestors were clear about what they want to happen immediately. They want the gate unlocked so cars can park there once again.

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Important Day In Dorset History As Shaftesbury Cattle Market Closes

Shaftesbury Cattle Market closed today. ThisIsAlfred.com’s Keri Jones was there.

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The Unsung Hero Keeping Part Of Shaftesbury Shipshape

William Sheriff shrugs off suggestions that his actions represent the perfect example of good citizenship. He doesn’t expect public praise for the hours he has spent voluntarily cleaning the exterior of the former Budgens superstore on Shaftesbury’s Bell Street.

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Shaftesbury’s Royal British Legion Launches Armed Forces Covenant

Shaftesbury’s Royal British Legion is urging local businesses to treat serving and retired military personnel with respect. Last night their members presented a copy of the Armed Forces Covenant to Shaftesbury Town Council.

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