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The Alfred Daily – 29th March 2021

On today’s show: Shaftesbury’s Got Talent on 4th July | US band add Semley to tour dates | Design a silk flag to celebrate the AONB | Forthcoming roadworks | Shaftesbury sports re-start | Fifty years since St Peter’s Church closure notice | New books at Mampitts Road Exchange | Soundscapes – falling water on Gold Hill

The Alfred Daily – 28th March 2021

On today’s show: Shaftesbury area COVID-19 figures | Semley needs to keep families in village | Two new recruits to Shaftesbury Fringe | Shaftesbury food writer Anna Del Conte | Barkley Johnson reads ‘The Merlin Connection’ | Kate and Karren chat about wishbones | Greenfinches at Breach Common

The Alfred Daily – 27th March 2021

On today’s show: Countryfile features local tree planting | Funding challenge for Motcombe cycleway | Campaign to cut Dorset motorbike collisions | Bees and butterflies in the Cranborne Chase | A Berwick St John walk | Kate Scott’s chicken keeping diary | Karen Cole reviews ‘Last Seen’ by Joy Kluver | A blackbird on Breach Lane

The Alfred Daily – 26th March 2021

On today’s show: Dorset Police Commissioner candidate wants mounted patrols | List the special Shaftesbury buildings | Deer coursing near Win Green | £37m plan for Dorset special needs education | Motcombe’s sewing school | Dinah’s Hollow slope works | Herbalist Julie Wood on heather | Shaftesbury poet Richard Foreman | Sheep munching on ivy

The Alfred Daily – 25th March 2021

On today’s show: Dorset public asked to remain cautious over COVID-19 | Maltings building mistake warning | Wildlife characters appearing on Dorset verges | Fontmell Magna extension approved | Help care for new Shaftesbury trees | East Stour woman hosts ‘freak show’ | Shaftesbury Show secretary on early ticket sell-out | A birdwatching walk from Foyle Hill | Church bells at St James

The Alfred Daily – 24th March 2021

On today’s show: Shaftesbury’s summer of free yoga | Understand Shaftesbury’s Neighbourhood Plan | Gigabit broadband for rural Dorset | Shaftesbury architect’s lockdown requests | William Barnes Dorset spring verse | Wardour smallholding diary | A robin on Gascoigne’s Lane

The Alfred Daily – 23rd March 2021

On today’s show: Lorry ban for Shaftesbury hill | First Shaftesbury Fringe act signs up | Group fitness at Turnpike Showground | Rare British lop sow gives birth | Hub for kids with special education needs | Motcombe reflects on coronavirus losses | Why you should hoe – Dirty Nails | Lambs near Holyrood Farm

The Alfred Daily – 22nd March 2021

On today’s show: North Dorset care village | Compton’s high-tech phone box | Maltings mum publishes children’s book | Mampitts Road book exchange | Shaftesbury fitness expert Laura Langley | Chef Philippa Davis on wild garlic | A song thrush singing from Breach Lane

The Alfred Daily – 21st March 2021

On today’s show: Shaftesbury COVID-19 rates remain very low | Grosvenor Road traffic concerns | Shaftesbury Hospital Friends | Billy Boy Miskimmin | Kate and Karren chat | Barkley Johnson’s weekend story | Starlings on St John’s Hill

The Alfred Daily – 20th March 2021

On today’s show: Volunteers will welcome Shaftesbury tourists | Fontmell Down’s forest school | A350 roadworks | Shaftesbury job vacancies | Grosvenor Arms Hotel to reopen in May | Hailstones confuse Kate’s chickens | Karen Cole’s Italian read | Paul Merefield’s pub quiz | Shaftesbury’s Hilltop History show | Tom Perrett’s Shaftesbury walk | Shooter Lane birdsong