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Shaftesbury’s Popular Hand Car Wash Reopens on Coppice Street

The hand car wash has returned to town. The businessman behind the much-missed Cattle Market facility has opened on Coppice Street.

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Shaftesbury MP Says He ‘Gets’ Climate Change As He Answers Public Questions

Shaftesbury was well-represented in Sturminster Newton last night as MP Simon Hoare answered constituents’ questions on environmental issues. Alfred went along.

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Shaftesbury Council To Explore Better Bus Gate Options By Recruiting Residents To Panel

Shaftesbury Town Council is encouraging residents to apply to join a working party to help find ‘an interim solution’ to the Mampitts Lane bus gate issue and address concerns over Pound Lane speeding.

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Councillors Urged To Protect Shaftesbury From Developers

Shaftesbury Civic Society has urged councillors representing Shaftesbury to be more proactive in protecting the town from further estate building.

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Why Trinity’s First Wedding Fair Will Offer The Wow Factor

It’s an incredible venue with some of North Dorset’s best views. And the trustees of Shaftesbury’s Trinity Centre want to showcase the former church’s qualities when they host their first wedding fair on 20th October.

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Shaftesbury’s Johnnie Walker Talks About A Lifetime In Radio and Life After Death

Shaftesbury’s-own Radio 2 legend, Johnnie Walker, will share stories from his 53-year career at St James’s Church on 18th October. The former pirate radio DJ tells Alfred how The Sex Pistols and Mrs Thatcher got him sacked. And Johnnie explains why he’s convinced that there’s life after death.

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Matt And Steve Appleby Present The Carnival Show – Episode 9 – Shaftesbury And Frome Special

Steve and Matt Appleby are back with the ThisIsAlfred.com Carnival Show. Episode 9 features coverage from Frome and Shaftesbury Carnivals.

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Shaftesbury MP To Chair Climate Change Ideas Forum On Wednesday

Shaftesbury’s MP says he will be listening to locals’ ideas on how to address climate change during a meeting he will chair on Wednesday.

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Shaftesbury Schoolboy Impresses Dad With Poignant Performance in Arts Centre Production

  A small audience gathered in Shaftesbury Library on Saturday morning to watch scenes from the Arts Centre’s autumn play, adapted from the first world war-set novel, ‘Private Peaceful’. Alfred saw how one of our town’s talented young actors has tackled a demanding lead role.

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No More Spare Ribs For Retiring Shaftesbury Takeaway Owner Danny

  Shaftesbury takeaway owner Danny Lai says he is looking forward to his retirement. Last month, he served the last orders of his best sellers – spare ribs and special chow mein from Yuk Wah on Bell Street.

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Shaftesbury Man Seeks Sponsors Following Marathon Walk For Cancer Charity

A Shaftesbury businessman hopes to raise cash for Cancer Research UK after finishing first on a 26-mile night-time walk across London.

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Halloween Deadline For Shaftesbury Council Bell Street Supermarket Bid

Shaftesbury Town Council will withdraw their ‘Project Belle’ bid for the former Budgens store on 31st October if there are no further developments. The decision could free-up £50,000 for improved tourism signage.

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THISISALFRED IS APPLYING FOR A COMMUNITY RADIO LICENCE FOR SHAFTESBURY

If we’re successful, the radio station will be based in Shaftesbury and will be broadcasting on FM next year.

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