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  • The Alfred Daily – 6th March 2021

    On today’s show: Shaftesbury Abbey – The Movie | Shaftesbury councillor irritated by roadside litter | Shaftesbury’s Tesco restores animal charity collection | Rent Turnpike Showground for a fiver | Kate Scott’s chicken keeping diary | Paul Merefield’s pub quiz | A circuit of Motcombe | Karen Cole recommends a Nigerian crime novel | Saturday soundscape

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Delight As Shaftesbury’s Tesco Reverses Decision On Animal Charity Collection

Supporters of a North Dorset cat charity are ‘over the moon’ with Shaftesbury Tesco’s decision to reinstate pet food collections in store.

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Room To Move – Rent Motcombe’s Turnpike Showground For A Fiver

Do you need some outdoor space for a socially distanced activity?

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Book Now For The Online Premiere Of ‘Shaftesbury Abbey – The Movie’

Get ready to see Shaftesbury from a new perspective. ‘Shaftesbury Abbey – The Movie’ will be screened online later this month.

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Dorset Council Encouraging Us To Keep Roadside Verges Litter-Free

Dorset Council is arranging removal of rubbish scattered along roadside verges.

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Paul Merefield’s Pub Quiz

If you have knowledge of sea shanties and London statue’s you may be able to answer at least two of Paul Merefield’s Saturday quiz questions.

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Walk Of The Week – Motcombe

Trains, sheep and spring flowers feature in our weekly walk.

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Crosswords And Chickens With Kate Scott

Shaftesbury chicken keeper Kate Scott offers an insight into her week with her ‘girls’.

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Novel Set In Nigeria Reviewed By Shaftesbury Book Blogger

Shaftesbury book blogger Karen Cole reviews a crime novel set in Nigeria.

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North Dorset Nature – Ashmore Wood

Nick Crump has recorded the sounds of grouse and pheasants at dusk in Ashmore Wood.

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Over Thirty-Mile Round Trip For Shaftesbury Workplace COVID-19 Tests

Staff working in North Dorset’s essential businesses are not being given reasonable access to COVID-19 testing centres, compared with residents elsewhere in Dorset. That’s the view of Shaftesbury’s Tourist Information...

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Dorset Council May Take BCP And New Forest Housing Quota

Dorset’s branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England believes Dorset Council may be asked to take on the housebuilding quota of the neighbouring BCP Council and New Forest Council...

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Shaftesbury Author Karen Dickson Releases Second Novel

Last year, Shaftesbury author Karen Dickson signed a deal with a major publisher for her Shaftesbury-based romantic saga, ‘The Shop Girl’s Soldier’.

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