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Stories in depth

Shaftesbury Arts Centre Talent Showcase At First Big Post Lockdown Event

Shaftesbury Arts Centre has announced plans for a free variety show on the Rotary Club’s stage at Barton Hill, the day before the Gold Hill Festival on Saturday, 3rd July.

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Melbury Abbas Neighbourhood Plan ‘Essentially Ready’ – But Council Chairman Is Relocating

Council chairman William Kenealy hopes Melbury Abbas and Cann’s Neighbourhood Plan can be put to the public vote soon.

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Shaftesbury Home Grown Announces New Project Plans

Shaftesbury Home Grown recently launched a £4,000 crowdsourcing appeal to pay for a new polytunnel.

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Access To Dorset’s Nature Important For Mental Health Says Councillor

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week, and the Mental Health Foundation has revealed that many of us turned to nature as a coping mechanism during the pandemic.

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Plans For Wildflower Superhighway For Pollinators Across North Dorset

There are plans to create highways of plants that appeal to pollinators across the Blackmore Vale and Shaftesbury areas.

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Lockdown Changes Make North Dorset To London Travel Easier

If you rely on the railway to travel to or from London, we’ve got good news.

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‘Dirty Nails’ And His Shaftesbury Wildlife-Friendly Gardening Guide

Wildlife-friendly gardener ‘Dirty Nails’ gives his views on on skylarks, spring bulb management and asparagus.

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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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Why Your North Dorset Bin Collections Could Change

Shaftesbury area household refuse and recycling collections could be changing soon. Look out for a letter, which will inform you whether your collection is switching to another day.

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How Farmers Are Helping Farmland Birds In The Cranborne Chase AONB

Farmers are reversing a decline in farmland birds in the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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‘Wiltshire’s Best Cakes’ At Sedgehill Plant Sale

‘Wiltshire’s best cakes’ will be sold to raise cash for the Sedgehill Village Hall at 2.30pm on Saturday 22nd May.

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Shaftesbury Gallery’s Free Exhibition Of Iconic Hunting And Sporting Artist

A gallery near Shaftesbury is hosting a free exhibition of iconic hunting and sporting art by Lionel Edwards, who lived in our area and died in Salisbury in 1966.

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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.

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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