The Alfred Daily – 8th April 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury Council likely to donate thousands for key workers’ safety kit | Why are there traffic wardens still patrolling? | Colonel Blashford Snell praises Motcombe’s crisis response | Gillingham and Shaftesbury Show going ahead | Did a meteorite hit a Shaftesbury home? | The oldest object in the town museum | Gardening with Dirty Nails

The Alfred Daily – 7th April 2020

On today’s show: Abbey View Medical Centre staff will work over Easter | The16th century charity funding emergency food for locals | Shaftesbury Co-op staff launch a colourful contest for kids | Dorset Council advise on composting after Motcombe fly-tipping | Avoid back and posture problems when home working – advice from Shaftesbury BMV Fitness | Niky Daly shares tips on reducing crisis-induced stress | Dorset wartime childhood memories with John Cluett | Sounds of Breach Common at dawn

The Alfred Daily – 6th April 2020

On today’s show: Plans to restore a traditional Shaftesbury road sign | A Motcombe music video going viral locally | Dancing through the disruption with TLW Studios | Shaftesbury hairdresser says lockdown will change way women think about their hair | Shaftesbury’s Rainbows on their move online | Amber Harrison tests your Shaftesbury knowledge | A burst of springtime colour with Nick Andrew | Andrea Jenkins’ vegetable growing adventure | Lambs on Brinscombe Lane with Nick Crump

The Alfred Daily – 5th April 2020

On today’s show: Bimport ‘street party’ will return on Saturday | Shaftesbury residents camp out to support NHS frontline staff | Are you in your Shaftesbury holiday property? Go home, says Simon Hoare MP | As the Queen addresses the nation, Bill Sherriff reads his poetry honouring her | Amber Harrison’s stroll through Bury Litton Churchyard | Motcombe’s Memorial Hall lottery | Cath Toogood remembers St James’s shops of 1950s | Shaftesbury’s Open Spaces Group on plans for the future | Bees buzzing on blossom on Breach Lane

The Alfred Daily – 4th April 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury Abbey’s new artist-designed entrance | Shaftesbury recognised for dementia project | Watching rabbits at sunset with Amber Harrison | Compton Abbas artist Phyllis Wolff’s tribute to Shaftesbury NHS staff | Paul Merefield’s Saturday pub quiz | Gold Hill Museum unlikely to open this year | Globetrotting Shaftesbury chef Philippa Davis reminisces about a much-missed Shaftesbury restaurant | Daybreak alongside the French Mill.

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 95

On this week’s podcast: Local school producing free safety kit for Shaftesbury GPs | Artists work together to create stylish new gates for Abbey | Shaftesbury dementia-friendly work recognised | Artist donates art to cheer up local NHS staff

The Alfred Daily – 3rd April 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury salutes key workers | Is this the kindest man in Shaftesbury? | Local schoolkids tackle crisis with arrows and poetry | Self isolated invited to chat to Jo in Enmore Green | Motcombe better connected with new community resource | An East Orchard vegan chef is delivering | Andrea Jenkins’ homegrown journey | Poetry from Richard Foreman

The Alfred Daily – 2nd April 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury business is well-placed for tourism opportunities when the crisis ends | How new store Pamplemousse has adapted | Food relief for Semley and Donheads residents facing hardship | Poetry inspired by ‘Clap For Our Carers’ by Janet Swiss | How the current events saved Fontmell Magna’s shop | Stoates’ Flour Mill is so busy, they are hiring! | Bella West encourages us to forge new business friendships | Heather Whitehead hikes along Breach Lane | Kate Pickard and Karren Burkett chat over their garden fence | Nick Crump’s daybreak bird song

The Alfred Daily – 1st April 2020

On today’s show: Alleged dangerous driving in Shaftesbury | Bryanston School 3D prints PPE for Shaftesbury GPs | North Dorset police step up business patrols | Amber Harrison – Where in Shaftesbury? | Mary Myers’ Wardour smallholding diary | Shaftesbury NHS manager Keith Harrison says the town has enough volunteers to support self-isolating locals | Semley’s COVID-19 community support | Dorset poetry and dialect | A woodpecker at Duncliffe Woods

The Alfred Daily – 31st March 2020

On today’s show: Alleged COVID-19 assault in Shaftesbury | Shaftesbury MP wants Boots Chemist to do better | Can you help an East Stour animal rescue champion relocate to Shaftesbury? | ‘Where in Shaftesbury?’ with Amber Harrison | Shaftesbury Arts Centre’s plans for self-isolation fun | Richard Foreman’s Shaftesbury poetry | Gardening with Dirty Nails | Sounds of the River Sturkle