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  • The Alfred Daily – 22nd January 2022

    On today’s show: Wildlife projects for Semley’s climate response | Shaftesbury’s Youth Council suggests pool improvements | Badly patched High Street pavement isn’t permanent | Motcombe’s good causes offered cash | Walk of the Week – A stroll after dark | Luna – an Alsatian from Russia in North Dorset | Kate Scott’s chicken keeping diary | Paul Merefield’s pub quiz | Shaftesbury weekend what’s ons | Karen Cole reviews ‘One Step Too Far’ by Lisa Gardner | Snowdrop seekers ascending Stoney Path

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Shaftesbury Town Councillors Suggest Council Tax Freeze For Fourth Year In-A-Row

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Shaftesbury Town Council Wants A Better Deal For Blue Badge Holders

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Shaftesbury Sketching Lessons For People Who Hated Art At School

In the art world, there seems to be more emphasis on learning how to paint rather than drawing and sketching.

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Fitness Guru Laura Langley On Varying Your Exercise

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Free Registration Could Make 2022 Shaftesbury Fringe Biggest Yet

The organisers of Shaftesbury Fringe believe that the 2022 festival will be the biggest to date.

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North Dorset MP Shares His Position On PM Confidence Vote

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End Of Social Distancing Should Increase Number Of Live Arts Centre Events

The chairman of Shaftesbury Arts Centre, Jenny Parker, says her committee is keen to ease the social distancing restrictions in their theatre, to increase the schedule of entertainments.

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Dorset Chamber Chief Welcomes End Of Covid Restrictions

The Director of Public Health for Dorset Council, Sam Crowe, says the lifting of covid restrictions is good news.

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New Daytime Badminton Club For Shaftesbury’s Over 50s

There’s a new daytime sporting and social activity for Shaftesbury area residents.

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Jackie And Jeanette Reminisce About Heirlooms

Cousins and friends Jackie Spiteri and Jeanette Hardiman share more stories about growing up in Fontmell Magna and Compton Abbas in the 1960s and 1970s.

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Shaftesbury Council Meeting Abandoned – Councillor Refuses To Accept Exclusion Vote

Shaftesbury’s disabled residents are the biggest losers after last night’s Town Council meeting was abandoned.

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North Dorset Nature

North Dorset Nature – Episode 41

Our weekly programme devoted to wildlife in Shaftesbury and the villages, presented from Motcombe this week by Ben Hussey and Natalie Bourchier.

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North Dorset Nature – Episode 40

Our weekly programme devoted to wildlife in Shaftesbury and the villages, presented from Motcombe this week by Natalie Bourchier.

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