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The Mystery Of The Medals and Bust Left Outside A Shaftesbury Hotel

Staff at Shaftesbury’s Grosvenor Arms Hotel are trying to reunite a wooden chest, filled with family heirlooms, with its rightful owner.

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Town Council Rejects New Housing Development With ‘Diabolical’ Access

Plans to build six homes alongside the Royal Chase roundabout were opposed by Shaftesbury Town Council last night. John Rodon Ltd wants to develop land at the end of Paddock Close, next door to the Half Moon pub.

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Shaftesbury Mum Excited By Supportive New Running Forum

A Shaftesbury mum has created an online community for runners to share their routes and advice. Laura Langley says she’s ‘excited’ at how quickly her Faceboook forum has developed, since its launch earlier this month.

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How Refurbishing Shaftesbury’s Loos Is Reshaping Lives

Shaftesbury’s public loos will be open for the start of the tourism season The work is being undertaken by a one-woman social enterprise, determined to help men leave Guys Marsh Prison with increased options for their future employment.

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Shaftesbury Filmed Today For Major New BBC Series

A new BBC series and an accompanying book should boost Shaftesbury tourism because part of the story is set on Gold Hill.

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Commercial And Community Support Will Help Shaftesbury FC Thrive Says Chairman

The Chairman of Shaftesbury Football Club says he’ll relinquish his role if a new chairman, prepared to invest in the club, came forward. Steve Coffen has also outlined how SFC hopes to achieve future league success by following a new commercial strategy and by encouraging more volunteer involvement.

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Fontmell Magna Mum’s Nature Blogs Bring Families Together

In the current climate it’s easy to forget that the internet can be a force for positivity and good, in the right hands. And when Kim Master’s fingers hit her keyboard, she’s working to share stories and experiences that bring families together, enrich childhoods and celebrate the hidden treasures on Shaftesbury’s doorstep.

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Shaftesbury Council Discusses Buying An Empty Shop For ‘Pop Ups’

Shaftesbury Town Council has been debating the challenges faced by our High Street. Councillors will pursue government grant money for town centre regeneration – and they could buy an empty retail unit to rent out cheaply, as a temporary ‘pop up shop’ or display.

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Carnival AGM Recognises Hard Work And Funds Shaftesbury Good Causes

Shaftesbury’s Carnival Committee members hope to continue their 2018 successes this year and the group is planning to put fun at the heart of their fundraising.

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Developer Responds After Council Rejects Shaftesbury Housing Estate Plans

North Dorset District councillors have rejected a plan to build a small housing estate of up to 55 homes alongside Shaftesbury’s Higher Blandford Road.

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