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Shaftesbury Designer Offering Sustainable Christmas Tips

A Shaftesbury designer will show you how to cut Christmas gift and decoration costs and add creative sparkle.

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Young Tenor To Return To Shaftesbury

Thomas Cameron is a 19-year-old tenor whose voice has been described as ‘velvet-like’. He was nominated for a Classical Brit Award this year and has just finished recording his debut album at the world-famous Abbey Road Studios.

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Fifty Locals Honoured For Enhancing Shaftesbury With Flowers

There may be some sore hands in Shaftesbury this morning due to the amount of clapping at last night’s Shaftesbury In Bloom Awards at the Town Hall.

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Why BV Dairy’s Success Has Been Celebrated

Perhaps it’s been easy to overlook the huge role that BV Dairy plays in Shaftesbury life. Few people venture past the company headquarters, tucked away where Wincombe Lane ends.

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Shaftesbury Hosts A Suffragette Play With A Message That’s Relevant Today

History has almost forgotten the wheelchair-bound Suffragette, May Billinghurst. But actress and playwright Phoebe Kemp hopes to change that.

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Radar Search For Saxon Shaftesbury Reveals Settlement

Archaeologists working on Shaftesbury Abbey’s SAVED project have uncovered what could be the town’s original Saxon settlement.

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What Would You Put On Shaftesbury’s Old Budgens Site?

Shaftesbury residents will be asked for suggestions on how the former Budgens store on Bell Street could be redeveloped.

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Shaftesbury Donates Four Times The UK Average To Poppy Appeal

The Chairman of Shaftesbury’s Royal British Legion Branch says he is grateful to townspeople for their strong support of the charity.

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Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 23

An exhibition to mark 100 years since the sale of Shaftesbury | The Shaftesbury artist selling fashion for falcons | The secrets of Compton Abbas Church | Another festive market for Shaftesbury | Why a new Shaftesbury housing estate was refused planning permission

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WW1 Remembered Through Powerful Words And Music

The Great War experiences of a Dorset soldier will be told through songs and stories in Shaftesbury on Saturday.

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‘Mundane’ Plans For New Shaftesbury Estate Refused

Plans for a new Shaftesbury housing estate were turned down last night (Tuesday). Shaftesbury town councillors didn’t like the design or the orientation of the 170-home development proposed for Littledown, opposite the entrance to Wincombe Business Park.

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Shaftesbury Author Recalls ‘The Dorset Soldier Who Won The First World War’

Few people who walk past the grave of General Henry Rawlinson, in the Dorset village of Trent, will be aware of the significant role he played in British history. But Shaftesbury-based author, Rodney Atwood, describes him as, ‘the Dorset soldier who won the First World War’.

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An Extra Market For Shaftesbury This Christmas Period

Shaftesbury will enjoy an additional festive market in the run-up to Christmas. The Mitre Inn has announced that they’re hosting their first seasonal celebration on the 8th and 9th of December.

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Shaftesbury Meeting Suggests Civil Disobedience To Tackle Climate Change

Many scientists believe that recent extreme weather events such as freezing winters, hot summers, storms and floods are warning signs that the world is facing an environmental crisis. And on Thursday, a national eco-activist group will address Shaftesbury residents to encourage them to take action.

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A Hundred Years Since The Sale Of Shaftesbury – The Town They Sold Three Times

At the end of the First World War, most of Shaftesbury was sold – three times! And next year, Gold Hill Museum and the Shaftesbury Chamber of Commerce will mark the centenary of this major event in our town’s history with a special exhibition.

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The Shaftesbury Artist Selling Falcon Fashion

Think back to your school days. How inspiring was your work experience placement? Former Shaftesbury School student Jack Lewis’ insight into employment was career defining.

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Shaftesbury Dancers Need Your Help To Get To Festival

A group of Shaftesbury area children will represent England in a European dance festival in Germany in July. But they need our help to get there.

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A Tale Of Two Churches – Compton Abbas Celebrates 150 Years Of St Mary’s

Compton Abbas residents have been celebrating a special anniversary. St Mary’s Church is 150 years old. But, as ThisIsAlfred discovered, villagers have many historic events, customs and characters to talk about.

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Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 22

This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire: Alfred uncovers the spooky side to Shaftesbury. We tour the passages under Britain’s fifth most haunted hotel and talk with the landlady of the Ship Inn about her resident spirits. (00:30) Signs that the community cares...

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Halloween Special – The Secrets Of Shaftesbury’s Most Haunted Places

You might expect Shaftesbury, one of England’s oldest and most historic towns, to be overrun with ghosts – or at least stories about apparitions. But as Keri Jones discovered, very little regular paranormal activity has been reported. It’s just the occasional phantom sighting.ThisIsAlfred toured some of our town’s haunting hotspots.

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Retired Bishop To Honour Priest Who Opposed Nazis

A former Bishop of Bath and Wells will honour an outspoken opponent of Hitler through words and music in Enmore Green next Tuesday.

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Does Shaftesbury Need A High Street Statue To Honour Its Founder?

Most people who live in Shaftesbury love our Saxon hilltop town. Landscape architect Bernard Ede does, but the Bimport resident believes there’s always potential to make things better.

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Signs That The Community Cares – Motcombe Residents Restore Old Road Markers

You won’t get lost in Motcombe – thanks to a dedicated bunch of village volunteers. Residents have almost completed a year long project to repair and restore four historic signposts and a mile marker.

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Shaftesbury Pub Experiments With Meat-Free Meal Night

Shaftesbury’s Mitre Inn is marking World Vegan Day with an entirely meat-free menu.

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Shaftesbury Public Loos Will Be Refurbished By Spring

Shaftesbury Town Council has committed to refurbishing the Bell Street public toilets. And councillor Tim Cook says that smarter, refreshed facilities should be ready for early in 2019.

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