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Discover The Real France And Germany With Shaftesbury Twinning Association

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.

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From Caring For People To Caring For Pets – Shaftesbury Paramedics Open Cattery

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.

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New Road Markings Could Make Busy Shaftesbury Junction Safer

Angel Square needs new road markings to improve pedestrian safety, according to Dorset Councillor Derek Beer.

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‘Planet Shaftesbury’ Launches Climate Change Campaigns At Packed Town Hall Meeting

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.

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Motcombe Pilates Mats To Mount Everest – Viv’s Charity Record Attempt

Motcombe’s Pilates instructor is preparing for a Guinness world record attempt – playing rugby on Mount Everest.

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Shaftesbury Photo Exhibition Will Challenge Your Climate Change Opinions

A Shaftesbury photographer is hoping that his Shaftesbury Arts Centre exhibition will encourage people to consider their own carbon footprint.

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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

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Rediscovered Penguin Picture Prompts Falklands Talk In Shaftesbury

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.

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The Signature That Changed Shaftesbury Forever – Abbey Museum Offers Taste Of New Look

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.

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Shaftesbury Musician Reunited With Saxophone – Thanks To Kind Teenager

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.

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Shaftesbury Charity Hope Will Offer Mental Health Crisis Support

North Dorset residents who are experiencing a mental health crisis should soon have a place to turn to for help.

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Success For Shaftesbury Carnival – Voted Best In Wessex

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.

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Shaftesbury Slimming World Boss Reveals How The Group Saved Her Life

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.

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Shaftesbury Art Centre Previewing This Year’s Gallery Artists

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.

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Protest Placards Call For Car Parking At Shaftesbury Cattle Market

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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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

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Important Day In Dorset History As Shaftesbury Cattle Market Closes

Shaftesbury Cattle Market closed today. ThisIsAlfred.com’s Keri Jones was there.

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The Unsung Hero Keeping Part Of Shaftesbury Shipshape

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.

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Shaftesbury’s Royal British Legion Launches Armed Forces Covenant

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.

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Shaftesbury Snowdrop Event Organiser ‘Not Concerned’ By Early Flowering

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.

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Council Promotes Shaftesbury As Wedding Venue

Shaftesbury Town Council is promoting our town across Dorset as a great wedding venue.

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Could You Help Uncover Duncliffe Wood’s Hidden History?

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.

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Bored? Find New Hobbies With Shaftesbury Library’s Saturday Sessions

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.

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Wildlife Trust Boss To Share Inspiring Examples Of Climate Change Actions

Shaftesbury residents are being encouraged to form action groups to try to mitigate climate change.

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Learn To Play A Song In Thirty Minutes At Shaftesbury’s Ukulele Workshops

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.

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