Shaftesbury Schoolboy Wins International Ballroom Dancing Title

We have a World Champion living in Shaftesbury. 15-year-old Adam Parry has just returned from France where he was crowned ‘Open World National Amateur Ballroom Champion’ along with his dance partner, Lauren King.

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Shaftesbury Council’s Wilderness Bid Was Not Enough – Despite Cash Boost From Locals

Shaftesbury Town Council’s community-backed bid for ‘The Wilderness’ has been unsuccessful at auction this afternoon.

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Motcombe Residents Tackling Speeding Drivers

Motcombe residents have taken their campaign to reduce speeding into their own hands. Literally. ThisIsAlfred’s Keri Jones visited the village to meet locals who have been promoting safe driving with homemade ‘lollipop’ patrol signs and speed guns.

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Shaftesbury Man Who ‘Expected To Die’ Wants To Share Coma Experience

Just over three months ago, Shaftesbury resident Simon Hill was given a shocking medical prognosis. He was informed that he was unlikely to live and leave Shaftesbury’s hospital. But Simon has made an incredible recovery.

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Queen Congratulates Shaftesbury Couple On Their Special Occasion

Many people would be rather grumpy if their morning started with persistent knock at the door. But the Chairman of Shaftesbury Arts Centre, Jenny Parker, didn’t mind postman Jerome ringing the bell this morning.

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Trinity’s Transformation Can Benefit Shaftesbury Says Trustee

The former Trinity Church is a Shaftesbury landmark, its tower standing high above the town’s skyline. But many people are unaware of the role that this building now has in the community.

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Crowds Arrive For Shaftesbury’s Late Night Christmas Shopping Event

Hundreds of locals and visitors flocked into Shaftesbury for late night shopping and the Christmas light switch on last night. The streets were filled with festive music from the Shaftesbury Town Band and Community Choir. Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee Member James Thrift acted as MC and introduced the star attraction, Shaftesbury singing trio Belle Street, to the Town Hall balcony. Read More

MP Breaks Ground At Site Of New Hall For ‘Special Motcombe’

Building work on Motcombe’s new community hall, at the side of the current Memorial Hall, has begun.

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A Shaftesbury First – Singing The Countdown To The Christmas Light Switch On

Shaftesbury’s Christmas lights will be turned on during a special ceremony on Monday evening. Popular close harmony trio Belle Street will add some seasonal sparkle to the occasion, when they lead the crowd’s countdown to the big switch on from the Town Hall balcony. Read More

Shaftesbury Council Could Purchase The Wilderness

Shaftesbury Town Council could purchase and protect a unique part of Shaftesbury’s landscape after members of the Recreation and Open Spaces Committee voted to bid for The Wilderness at auction, if a residents’ survey supports their proposal.

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