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Stories in depth

Donheads Wedding Organiser Calls For COVID Clarity For Event Businesses

Wedding planner Rosie Barrett is based in Donhead St Mary. Rosie tells Alfred how much money has been lost to the Shaftesbury area economy because her 2020 events have been cancelled.

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John Brickell’s Melbury Lions Cycle Speedway Memories

In the late 1940s and 1950s, cycle speedway was the big weekend event in the Shaftesbury area.

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Shaftesbury Business Park Blooming With Wildflowers And Butterflies

A corner of a Shaftesbury business park is now a colourful and vibrant space, bursting with wildflowers and filled with butterflies and insects.

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Former Half Moon Pub Quizmaster’s On His Post Lockdown Challenges

David Morton is a professional pub quiz host, but he faces challenges as the hospitality industry starts to reopen.

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Restoring Finger Post Signs At East Melbury’s Fine Art Foundry

Alfred visits Stephen Coles of Coles Castings in East Melbury to see how he’s restoring Dorset’s traditional round-topped metal finger post signs.

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How Shaftesbury Area Farmers Are Helping To Boost Barn Owl Numbers

Dorset Council farm tenants are helping to boost barn owl numbers in the area.

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New House Building Target Could Put North Dorset Countryside At Risk

The Dorset branch of the countryside charity, CPRE, warns that Dorset Council and BCP’s annual homebuilding target could be increased by 48%.

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The Mystery Of The Motcombe Signpost Censor

Someone has gone to a great deal of effort in covering up part of a footpath sign in Motcombe.

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More Of John Cluett’s North Dorset Dialect

John Cluett shares more local North Dorset dialect words.

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Bid To Buy St Mary’s School From Administrators Is Unsuccessful

A bid to rescue St Mary’s School from administration has been unsuccessful.

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A High Street Retail Expert Shares His Assessment Of Shaftesbury

Graham Soult is an expert on town centre commerce and is employed by dozens of independent shops, multiple retailers and councils as a consultant.

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Shaftesbury Arts Centre Under 18s Act Out Radio Play Using Zoom

Members of the Shaftesbury Arts Centre Youth Theatre have recorded a radio play using Zoom as a lockdown challenge.

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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. 

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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.

If you are using an iPhone, iPad or iPod click here:

If you’re using a Windows or Android device, click here:

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