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Huge Shaftesbury Art Auction To Help Women And Children Affected By Abuse

Professional and amateur artists are being asked to help the North Dorset Women’s Refuge by creating artwork and offering it to a charity auction. In September, Shaftesbury-area residents will have a chance to bid for these donated pieces.

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St John’s Hill Residents Start Facebook Group Over HGV Safety Fears

Residents of Shaftesbury have created a Facebook group to collect photographic evidence that they hope will convince Dorset Council to ban heavy vehicles from driving up St John’s Hill.

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Shaftesbury Council Says It Followed Procedure Over Littledown Planning Meeting Process

Shaftesbury Town Council followed the rules when it reversed its stance and chose not to object to Redrow’s new Littledown housing estate. The Council undertook its own investigation into whether it behaved properly, a decision that has been criticised.

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Neighbourhood Plan’s Climate Change Policies To Encourage A Vibrant And More Self-Contained Shaftesbury

In the first of a series of articles, Alfred looks at how the Neighbourhood Plan, the new development blueprint, could shape Shaftesbury’s future.

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Sunshine Forecast For Sunday’s Classic Car Show In Shaftesbury

The Shaftesbury Carnival Classic Car Show takes place this Sunday. Co-Chairman Rich Mullins told Alfred how important the fundraiser is for September’s Carnival and he previewed some of this weekend’s new additions.

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Matt And Steve Appleby Present The Carnival Show – Episode 6

Steve and Matt Appleby are back with their essential guide to what’s going on in the world of carnival.

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Shaftesbury Groups Partner For £1m Town Centre Enhancement Bid

A £1m bid for cash to enhance Shaftesbury town centre has been submitted to grants body, Historic England. If the funding is awarded, it will be used to tackle empty shops, enhance the street markets, improve the appearance of the town centre and celebrate Shaftesbury’s heritage.

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Man ‘Shot Inside Shaftesbury Town Hall’ Returns To Share His Story

A former Shaftesbury Grammar School pupil has revisited the Town Hall for the first time since he was hospitalised following a firearms incident there. Alfred’s Keri Jones heard his incredible story.

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Teenage Fundraisers Arrange Two-Day Pop-Up Car Wash In Shaftesbury

If your car needs cleaning or you fancy a cheap piece of cake and a cuppa, a group of Shaftesbury-area teenagers are inviting you to visit their pop-up charity carwash and tea tent.

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Shaftesbury Residents Encouraged To Take A Stand Against Scammers

If you’re worried about being conned out of your cash by a telephone, email or online scam, you might want to attend an event at Shaftesbury Library on Tuesday. Read More