• The Alfred Daily – 25th May 2020

    On today’s show: Shaftesbury MP worried public may ignore lockdown rules after ‘perplexing’ PM briefing | Locals chip in after charity money stolen | Melbury Motors ready for socially-distanced car sales | Kate Scott’s chickens get a trim | Paul Merefield’s Bank Holiday quiz | Flies cause concern for our Wardour smallholders | Nick Andrew’s plant of the week | Nesting sparrows on Breach Lane

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