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Silhouette Sculpture At Town Hall Will Remember WW1 War Dead

Shaftesbury Town Council has set aside £2,500 to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. Read More

The Reverend Doctor Will See You Now

The Church of England’s Shaftesbury Team Rector has a new title from, today. The Reverend Helen Dawes is now also a ‘Doctor’. Read More

Free Fitness Fun For Shaftesbury Adults With New Playground Games Sessions

Rob Marsh wants to help Shaftesbury residents get fit and forge friendships using an innovative new way for locals to work out.

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Motcombe’s New Hall Will Be Built Following Grant Award

Work to build a second community hall next to Motcombe’s Memorial Hall will begin within weeks. Read More

Shaftesbury’s Hovis Loaf Is Back After Nesting Robin Delays Repairs

The Hovis loaf is back on display at the top of Gold Hill. On Wednesday evening, the restored and renovated fibreglass sculpture was driven up the cobbles in a van, before a group of four volunteers carefully manoeuvred the artwork into place opposite the Salt Cellar restaurant.

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Why Walkers Keep Joining Shaftesbury’s Fastest Growing Community Group

Walking is one of Britain’s favourite pastimes. And since Walking For Health launched in January, dozens of locals have become fitter and have forged new friendships on the weekly walks arranged by Shaftesbury’s fastest growing community group.

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Cornish Village Thanks Shaftesbury For Christmas Lights

A Cornish seaside village will have a brighter Christmas this year thanks to Shaftesbury Chamber of Commerce.

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Alfred Announces Plans For Community Radio Licence

The Shaftesbury news reports and local information that you listen to on ThisIsAlfred.com could soon be broadcast on air, on a new FM radio station.

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Shaftesbury Student To Trek To Everest Base Camp For Charity

A Shaftesbury student is about to begin a challenging trek through the Himalayas to raise cash for a charity undertaking life-saving research.

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Teenage Fundraisers Plan Friday Fete To Help Young Carers

You don’t usually get the chance to attend a fete on a Friday. But on 24th August, eleven teenage volunteers will kickstart the Bank Holiday weekend with stalls and fun activities on Shaftesbury’s Park Walk.

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