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The Alfred Daily – 28th June 2020

On today’s show: Changes ahead as Angola 76 plans to reopen | New food and craft market for Shaftesbury area | Shaftesbury’s ‘missing’ St Lawrence Street | Kate Scott’s chickens ruffle feathers | Barkley Johnson’s fairy story with a twist | Shaftesbury pedestrianisation marshal Lisa Burton | A Breach Lane blackbird by Nick Crump

The Alfred Daily – 27th June 2020

On today’s show: Planning Inspector dismisses St James house appeal | Shaftesbury’s fire chief urges caution over barbecues | Kids asked how Dorset Council can make life better | Police warn Maltings motorcyclists | John Parker on the legacy of Douglas Childs | ‘Over the garden fence’ with Kate Pickard and Karren Burkett | Paul Merefield’s pub quiz | Karen Cole reviews ‘Broken Silence’ by Liz Mistry | A raven in flight at Ashmore

The Alfred Daily – 26th June 2020

On today’s show: A developer wants to build estate on Shaftesbury slopes | Climate protest on Gold Hill | The ‘new normal’ way to get a haircut in Shaftesbury | How Breach Lane was named | Jazz returns to Park Walk | Herbalist Julie Wood on a mind relaxing flower | Pheasants at West Orchard

The Alfred Daily – 25th June 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury High Street pedestrianisation extended | Shaftesbury open air pool’s summer plans | Shaftesbury Camera Club can improve your pics | New direction for shopkeeper Vanessa Cole | Robert Mullins on the guns of Park Walk | Summer evening Birdsong on Castle Hill

The Alfred Daily – 24th June 2020

On today’s show: Grosvenor Arms will be cash-free when it reopens | Landlady of Shaftesbury’s Ship Inn says pubs will change | Seen in the movies – props from a Shaftesbury business | GPs make video to encourage doctors to Shaftesbury | Neil Adlam’s Shaftesbury trees | David Kerswell on North Dorset’s changing pig farming | Online socials for Shaftesbury locals with memory loss | Sounds where Twyford Brook meets the Sturkell

The Alfred Daily – 23rd June 2020

On today’s show: Dorset Council’s plan to prevent heath and forest fires | Littledown show home considered inappropriate | Pop-up art alongside Shaftesbury’s Pine Walk | Ella’s 5k trampoline fundraiser | Cygnet Gallery announce reopening and vacancy | Shaftesbury GP visits in the 1950s | ‘Dirty Nails’ on versatile veg | Poetry from Shaftesbury creative writer Richard Foreman | A wren singing in Ferne Hollow

The Alfred Daily – 22nd June 2020

On today’s show: More live music could be Shaftesbury lockdown legacy | Dorset Community Foundation donate £500k to county causes | BV Dairy finds new opportunities following lockdown disruption | Roy Mitchell’s Shaftesbury public transport report | Natalie Cooper on Shaftesbury’s missing cross | Newts and an unexpected night visitor – Motcombe wildlife | Nick Andrew’s featured Shaftesbury shrub | Kingsettle Woods soundtrack

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 106

Market traders happily return to Shaftesbury High Street | Flying the flag for overseas visitors at the TIC | Ludwell busker Conor Smith | Letters to beat social isolation in Shaftesbury | Spooky Shaftesbury folklore tales | Shaftesbury’s churches are reopening

The Alfred Daily – 21st June 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury’s Oxfam Books reopening | New affordable homes in Shaftesbury | Bear grills – tough questions from customers at Teddybear Corner | More animal art on Breach Lane | Win show tickets with farm food art | Fontmell Down butterflies | Catherine Simmonds’ swift poetry | Barkley Johnson’s short story | Mid-morning birds in Duncliffe Woods by Nick Crump

The Alfred Daily – 20th June 2020

On today’s show: Avoid the busiest time at Shaftesbury’s tip | Vehicle overturns on busy Shaftesbury road | Police seek witnesses to North Dorset road collision | Robin Walter reflects on the final Bimport rooftop gig | Flying the flag for Shaftesbury’s visitors | Kate Scott tries chatting with her pet chickens | Folklore stories from East Stour and French Mill Lane | Paul Merefield’s Shaftesbury pub quiz | Karen Cole reviews The Waiting Rooms by Eve Smith | A chiffchaff at Rushmore Woods