Fancy an affordable European short break, where you’ll gain a unique insight into French or German life? Simon Pritchard is Chairman of Shaftesbury’s Twinning Association and he’s keen to encourage more residents to visit our twin towns.
Shaftesbury paramedics Paul and Rhonda Tubbs have made a life-changing decision. For the past 25 years, the couple have worked day and night, saving lives. Now, to improve their own quality of life, they’ve opened their own cattery at their West Melbury home.
Climate Change could strip Duncliffe Wood of its bluebell carpet and chalkland streams could run dry. Those were two worrying visions of the future, shared with over a hundred people who filled the Town Hall for Thursday’s ‘Planet Shaftesbury’ meeting.
A Shaftesbury photographer is hoping that his Shaftesbury Arts Centre exhibition will encourage people to consider their own carbon footprint.
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The Hovercraft was a relatively new invention in 1967, when Commander Vernon Phillips was sent to the Falkland Islands to put the craft through sea trials.
A Shaftesbury Abbey volunteer has uncovered the document that altered Shaftesbury forever. Stuart Edwards has been researching the life of Elizabeth Zouche who was Abbess when Henry VIII’s reformation brought about the Abbey’s destruction. Stuart told ThisIsAlfred how his discovery will form a key part of a revamped Abbey Museum experience.
A Shaftesbury musician can’t believe his luck after a local teenager took care of his saxophone, which was accidentally left out overnight on Bimport.
Shaftesbury’s Carnival has been voted the best in the Wessex Carnival circuit. It’s the first time that our town has taken the top award in the five years that judges have scored each procession.
If you live in Shaftesbury, there’s a good chance you’ve seen Charlene Higgins’ name on the signs and posters she’s put up to promote her weight loss franchise. But, as ThisIsAlfred.com discovered, Charlene is proactive in her promotion because she believes that Slimming World saved her life.
Shaftesbury Arts Centre’s Gallery is giving us a preview of the artists they are hosting this year. And there’s a chance for you to win prizes with your Shaftesbury or snowdrop inspired art, too.
Shaftesbury Cattle Market closed on Thursday. The site’s long-term future is still under discussion, but two protestors were clear about what they want to happen immediately. They want the gate unlocked so cars can park there once again.
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William Sheriff shrugs off suggestions that his actions represent the perfect example of good citizenship. He doesn’t expect public praise for the hours he has spent voluntarily cleaning the exterior of the former Budgens superstore on Shaftesbury’s Bell Street.
Shaftesbury’s Royal British Legion is urging local businesses to treat serving and retired military personnel with respect. Last night their members presented a copy of the Armed Forces Covenant to Shaftesbury Town Council.
180,000 Snowdrops have been planted around Shaftesbury since 2012. Tim Cook, who was Mayor at the time, had a vision of creating Britain’s first ‘Snowdrop Town’ as a legacy of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
The oldest living things in Dorset are reportedly found in Duncliffe Wood. They are small- leaved lime coppice stools, created when young tree stems have been continually cut down over decades, to near ground level.
Shaftesbury Library hopes to inspire you to take up a new hobby. Over the next five Saturday’s you’ll be able to learn about different pastimes from ham radio to yoga.
At this time of the year, many people consider starting new hobbies and leisure pursuits. If you’d love to learn an instrument, Shaftesbury resident Robin Walter makes a compelling offer.