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Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 32

Success for Shaftesbury Carnival | The signature that changed Shaftesbury’s history | A Shaftesbury teenager’s public-spirited act is praised | Slimming World boss feared her son would grow up without his mum | Hope brings mental health crisis support to Shaftesbury | Car park protesters at final Shaftesbury Cattle Market Read More

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 31

Shaftesbury Cattle Market closes | Changes at the Two Brewers and Angola ’76 | Why people are praising Bill Sherriff | Can you help uncover Duncliffe Wood’s history? | Shaftesbury Library showcases hobbies | Why Shaftesbury is being promoted as a wedding venue Read More

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 30

Praise as precious lost pictures are returned to a Shaftesbury 93-year-old | New Year’s honours for Motcombe’s ‘King and Queen’ | The challenge of creating a Motcombe to Shaftesbury cycleway | Why the road through Melbury Abbas will close for 12 weeks | Loved and loathed – the life of Dorset woman Marie Stopes Read More

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 29

The Wilderness is sold | International ballroom dancing win for a Shaftesbury schoolboy | New sustainability rules for Shaftesbury’s Sunday Market | A Pearly King and Queen tour Shaftesbury pubs for charity | How you can save Shaftesbury’s Memory Café from closure | New heritage street lights for Shaftesbury Read More

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 28

Volunteers use speed guns to tackle speeding in Motcombe speeding | Comedy nights starting at Shaftesbury Arts Centre | Why Shaftesbury photographer Bella West is exhibiting in Westminster | A Shaftesbury man who faced death wants to help coma patient’s families | Shaftesbury’s Tesco cuts parking time and locals react

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Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 27

Shaftesbury’s new, zero waste sustainable store | We tour the refurbished Trinity Centre | Christmas lights are on and Shaftesbury’s best-decorated doorway is named | Pop-up art gallery at Father’s House | MP Simon Hoare launches Motcombe’s new hall building project Read More

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 26

Shaftesbury Council turns down a plan for new streetlights along an ancient Shaftesbury way | Brexit uncertainty has focused Shaftesbury businesses’ minds, says The Wincombe Centre’s Wendy Ibbotson | We meet the Shaftesbury Shaker box maker exporting his work to The States | How changing parking permissions could end the blocking of a Bell St business entrance | We meet the Motcombe mum who has been wearing a sandwich board to encourage people to enter the village’s Santa Run Read More

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 25

Good news for stargazers – Shaftesbury has reduced light pollution | Shaftesbury’s newest estate agent on why the town remains popular | Shaftesbury Council could purchase The Wilderness | Tony Hawkins – the 93-year-old Shaftesbury dancer starting monthly tea dances | Motcombe should not become a Shaftesbury suburb says draft Neighbourhood Plan Read More

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 24

Resident will be asked what they want on the former Budgens store site, if the Council bids to buy it | Have archaeologists uncovered Saxon Shaftesbury? | Shaftesbury gives generously to the Poppy Appeal | Fifty Shaftesbury residents received awards for their beautiful flowers and gardens | A Shaftesbury business is named ‘best company in Dorset’ | A teenage tenor plans a return-visit concert following his Shaftesbury Fringe success Read More

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 23

An exhibition to mark 100 years since the sale of Shaftesbury | The Shaftesbury artist selling fashion for falcons | The secrets of Compton Abbas Church | Another festive market for Shaftesbury | Why a new Shaftesbury housing estate was refused planning permission Read More