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  • The Alfred Daily – 28th June 2022

    On Today's Alfred Daily: Shaftesbury artist leads the campaign to save Pepperell House | The expert planning Shaftesbury's next tree walk reveals his favourite | West End singer to perform at Shaftesbury choral rock concerts | Semley antique experts on collecting buttons | View from the Hill – Blackpool visitor loves dog-friendly Shaftesbury | Shaftesbury what's ons | Forthcoming Shaftesbury area road closures | Shaftesbury Fringe comedian plans musical tribute to the stars | Nick Andrews’ gardening advice – Composting for free | Soundscapes – A rummaging Breach Lane blackbird

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Stories in depth

Coombe House Confusion As Offers Of School Places Are Withdrawn

A North Dorset dad says he’s angry that Dorset Council has withdrawn its offer of a place for his child at Coombe House.

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Motcombe Runner Completes 268 Mile Challenge With Little Sleep

A Motcombe runner has been talking about his challenging race from the Peak District to the Scottish border.

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Shaftesbury Singers Will Celebrate Sondheim

A group of talented Shaftesbury performers are planning a special evening next month to celebrate the music and lyrics of Stephen Sondheim.

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Big Turnout To Charlton Exhibition Of Tiny Bonsai Trees

Charlton’s Remembrance Hall was full of tiny trees yesterday as The Blackmore Vale Bonsai Group hosted their annual show and competition.

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Dorset Comedian Tackles Supermarkets, Covid And Transgender Issues At Fringe

A comedian from Poole is one of the latest signups for Shaftesbury Fringe.

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Shaftesbury Architecture – Town Centre Highlights With Phil Proctor

Alfred continues our tour of Shaftesbury’s architecturally noteworthy buildings.

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More Abbey Closures Possible Unless More Volunteers Come Forward

Shaftesbury Abbey is one of our town’s biggest attractions, second only to Gold Hill. Last year 20,000 people visited from across the UK and overseas.

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Climate Emergency Will Be A Priority For New Shaftesbury Open Spaces Manager

Shaftesbury Town Council is recruiting an environment and open spaces manager. They’re offering up to £32,000 for the re-evaluated head groundsman position.

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Mingling Magician Paul Preager Returns To Shaftesbury Fringe

Paul Preager won an audience award for his 2017 Shaftesbury Fringe show based on his captivating magician skills.

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‘I Would Prefer A Fresh Start’ – North Dorset MP Wants PM To Quit

North Dorset’s MP wants the Prime Minister to resign. “I would prefer a fresh start,” Simon Hoare told Alfred Radio.

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Dorset Councillor ‘Staggered’ By Volume Of Shaftesbury Town Council Complaints

Dorset Council receives more complaints about Shaftesbury Town Council and its councillors than any other council.

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Insurance Costs Mean Shaftesbury Pool’s Inflatable Is Out-Of-Action

Shaftesbury’s open-air swimming pool is open for the season under a new name, Shaftesbury Lido.

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North Dorset Nature

North Dorset Nature – Episode 48

This week the North Dorset Nature team set off together across the Fontmell Downs on a group expedition to celebrate the start of Spring.

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North Dorset Nature – Episode 47

The North Dorset Nature team take you back in time this week.

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North Dorset Nature – Episode 46

This week, North Dorset Nature goes under the water. Listen out for the quirky new Flora Fauna Forecast feature!

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Hilltop History

Hilltop History – Episode 21

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

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Hilltop History – Episode 20

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

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Hilltop History – Episode 19

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

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