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Stories in depth

Housing Estate Needs Redesigning Says Countryside Charity

The North Dorset branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England has objected to designs for the proposed housing estate at the side of Wincombe Lane in Shaftesbury.

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Yarn Bombing Gangs Bring Colour To Shaftesbury High Street

The black iron bollards in Shaftesbury High Street are looking more colourful this weekend.

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Tom’s Weekly Walk – Compton’s Magic Phone Box

For our weekly walk, Tom and Jan Perrett try one of the suggested circuits of Compton Abbas parish.

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Karen Cole Reviews A Psychological Thriller By Abigail Osborne

Karen Cole reviews the psychological thriller ‘Save Her’ by Abigail Osborne.

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Soundscapes – Long-tailed Tits In Duncliffe Woods

Nick Crump records a long-tailed tit at Duncliffe Woods.

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More Town Centre Flowers Than Ever Before In Shaftesbury This Summer

Shaftesbury in Bloom’s volunteers are planning our town’s biggest ever floral display this summer.

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Shaftesbury School’s Boarding House To Support Busy And Commuting Parents

The Shaftesbury School boarding house at Barton Hill can accommodate 104 pupils. A combination of COVID-19 and Brexit means that they are down to around 50 students.

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Developer Urged To Rethink The Name Of Proposed New Shaftesbury Housing Estate

The trustees of Shaftesbury’s Abbey Museum have written to the management of Barratt Homes asking them to change the name of their proposed new housing estate off Wincombe Lane.

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Sunny Forecast For Shaftesbury Economy By Dorset Chamber Of Commerce Chief Exec

The chief executive of the Dorset Chamber of Commerce is positive about the local economy in the months ahead.

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‘Dynamics Of Silence’ With Shaftesbury Poet Richard Foreman

Shaftesbury poet Richard Foreman presents another of his poems.

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Time To Break The Habit Of A Lifetime – Fitness Guru Laura Langley

Shaftesbury fitness guru Laura Langley of Wellness Shark talks about habit-forming behaviour.

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Soundscapes – Skylarks at Melbury Down

Nick Crump records the sounds of skylarks soaring above Melbury Down.

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Hilltop History

Hilltop History – Episode 10

Listen to Alfred’s Hilltop History programme, introduced by Elaine Barratt.

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Hilltop History – Episode 9

Listen to episode 9 of Alfred’s weekly ‘Hilltop History’ show.

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Hilltop History – Episode 8

Listen to episode 8 of Alfred’s weekly ‘Hilltop History’ show, presented by Elaine Barratt.

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North Dorset Nature

North Dorset Nature – Episode 13

Our weekly programme devoted to wildlife in Shaftesbury and the villages. This week’s North Dorset Nature is presented by Dee Abbott.

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North Dorset Nature – Episode 12

Our weekly programme devoted to wildlife in Shaftesbury and the villages. This week’s North Dorset Nature is presented by Dee Abbott.

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North Dorset Nature – Episode 11

Our weekly programme devoted to wildlife in Shaftesbury and the villages. This week’s North Dorset Nature is presented by Dee Abbott.

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ALFRED RADIO IS COMING TO SHAFTESBURY!

Ofcom has awarded Alfred an FM radio broadcast licence for Shaftesbury and the surrounding villages. 

Click the button below to find out more and how you can get involved.

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Why not subscribe to the Alfred Podcast? It’s free!

When you subscribe, the latest episodes will automatically download to your computer, smartphone or tablet. You will be able to listen to each show as soon as it is ready. And you can listen to Alfred anywhere that you take your device.

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