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Covid Panic Won’t Deter Shaftesbury Thursday Market Traders

Shaftesbury shoppers are being encouraged to ‘keep calm and carry on’, with news that the town’s two Thursday markets will go ahead as planned.

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All CofE Church Services In The Shaftesbury Area Suspended

There will be no public Church of England services in the Shaftesbury area for the foreseeable future. Rev Dr Helen Dawes says alternative solutions are being investigated and she explained how the ruling will apply to funeral services.

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Shaftesbury Arts Centre Closes – Chairman Would Like You To Waive Ticket Refunds

Shaftesbury Art Centre closed at midday due to coronavirus advice and is unlikely to open until the end of May. But there’s a warning that the closure could push this treasured facility into a precarious financial position. Its chairman has asked locals for help.

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North Dorset Villager Shares Advice Following A Week Of Self-Isolation

A Fontmell Magna man is advising Shaftesbury area residents to carefully consider what food they’ll need during coronavirus self-isolation, if they don’t usually shop online. Alfred spoke with Dick Stainer halfway through his period of self-quarantine.

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‘We Can Get Through This’ – Shaftesbury’s Health Centre Makes Changes To Protect Staff And Patients From Coronavirus

Blackmore Vale Partnership operates Shaftesbury’s Abbey View Medical Centre and surgeries in Fontmell Magna, Sturminster Newton and Marnhull. Managing partner Jane Dawes explains how your services will change from Monday, because of coronavirus.

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Shaftesbury Fringe Joint Chairmen Make Coronavirus Statement

It’s currently business as usual for Shaftesbury’s annual Fringe Festival. And the event’s joint chairmen have offered words of assurance for any performers who wish to register their show for July’s event.

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Matt And Steve Appleby Present The Carnival Show – Episode 16

The latest edition of the ThisIsAlfred Carnival Show is all about the Associates Gangs and Features Presentation which was held on the 22nd February at Edgar Hall in Somerton.

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Crowdsource Fundraiser Launched For Homeless Shaftesbury Man’s Funeral

The next of kin of Phil Gilbert, a homeless man who passed away on Shaftesbury High Street, have been located following an appeal by the Dorset Coroner.

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Tesco Ask Planners To Refuse Lidl’s Application For A Shaftesbury Store

Lidl’s plans to open a new store on the former Shaftesbury Cattle Market site are being challenged by a rival. Tesco claim the proposed supermarket next door will reduce their income and affect town centre traders more than Lidl suggest.

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Empty Shaftesbury Supermarket Site Under Offer

A buyer for the former Bell Street supermarket could be announced within weeks following the submission of a formal offer to purchase the site.

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