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The Alfred Daily – 19th June 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury’s street market returns | Two callouts for Shaftesbury fire crew | Busy Shaftesbury area roads to close for repairs | Shaftesbury locals’ letters to beat social isolation | Shaftesbury TIC reopens | Shaftesbury’s churches reopen for reflection | Herbalist Julie Wood on ox eye daisy | A yellowhammer in Charlton

The Alfred Daily – 18th June 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury Council oppose glove factory site housing again | Town councillor’s verdict on Raspberry Lane home | Mampitts Square kids events become virtual | Ludwell singer Conor Smith | Motcombe’s new councillor Rich Craigmile | Karren and Kate discuss a mysterious Motcombe light | A dunnock recorded on Castle Hill by Nick Crump

The Alfred Daily – 17th June 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury Town Council object to Redrow delaying community payments | Tesco funds Shaftesbury’s food project | David Kerswell on Dorset’s county farms | Shaftesbury street market returns on Thursday | Swift Group want to record your sightings | Poetry from Richard Foreman | A goldfinch in Breach Lane

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 105

Motcombe Major Andy completes wheelchair marathon | Shaftesbury’s Scrub Hub will live on after lockdown | Artist Gary Cook’s homage to Hambledon Hill | Shaftesbury in Bloom needs cash | Former North Dorset rugby player’s lockdown weight loss | Motcombe’s scarecrows

The Alfred Daily – 16th June 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury businesswoman objects to pedestrianisation | Colourful cake for Shaftesbury centenarian | Pop-up paella night planned | Shaftesbury medical centre’s ‘tree’ of facemasks | The North Dorset villagers who went nutty | Fewer calls for help at Open House | Dirty Nails’ wildlife-friendly gardening | Breach Lane soundscape

The Alfred Daily – 15th June 2020

On today’s show: Many Shaftesbury independent shops reopening today | Shaftesbury choir wants safe singing guidance | Your Ashmore and Fontmell stories are needed | Chef Philippa Davis reviews Semley’s Compton McCrae | Nick Andrew on a fragrant St James shrub | Birds and bees on a sunny June afternoon in East Stour

The Alfred Daily – 14th June 2020

On today’s show: News on when Shaftesbury’s charity shops will reopen | Motcombe Major completes wheelchair marathon | Future plans for Shaftesbury’s Scrub Hub | Ducks at the Wardour smallholding | Barkley Johnson’s Sunday short story | Blackbirds and a tawny owl at Margaret Marsh

The Alfred Daily – 13th June 2020

On today’s show: COVID-19 death rate for Shaftesbury area | Shaftesbury Carnival to assist with High Street closure | Motcombe plans coordinated floral colours | Former North Dorset rugby player’s big lockdown weight loss | Civic Society celebrates Shaftesbury’s heroes | Paul Merefield’s pub quiz | Shaftesbury GP says NHS not overreacting with safety measures | Pipistrelle bats in Breach Lane

The Alfred Daily – 12th June 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury public loos reopen but skate park remains shut | Dying trees concern Motcombe councillors | Cedars Castle Hill praised for keeping residents COVID free | Higher Green Farm’s Des Alner on lockdown | Shaftesbury historian Claire Ryley on historic fly tipping | Dorset Council chairman backs Black Lives Matter | Julie Wood on the herbal properties of red clover | The brook on Enmore Green’s The Butts

The Alfred Daily – 11th June 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury High Street pedestrianisation details | Commercial vehicle vandalism in Shaftesbury | New housing development for ‘cramped’ site | Shaftesbury in Bloom need your cash | West Melbury artist exhibition on Hambledon Hill | Motcombe’s scarecrows are out | Kate and Karren chat beyond the garden fence | Poetry from Rich Foreman | Bats and blackbirds on Breach Lane