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The Alfred Daily – 4th April 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury Abbey’s new artist-designed entrance | Shaftesbury recognised for dementia project | Watching rabbits at sunset with Amber Harrison | Compton Abbas artist Phyllis Wolff’s tribute to Shaftesbury NHS staff | Paul Merefield’s Saturday pub quiz | Gold Hill Museum unlikely to open this year | Globetrotting Shaftesbury chef Philippa Davis reminisces about a much-missed Shaftesbury restaurant | Daybreak alongside the French Mill.

The Alfred Daily – 3rd April 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury salutes key workers | Is this the kindest man in Shaftesbury? | Local schoolkids tackle crisis with arrows and poetry | Self isolated invited to chat to Jo in Enmore Green | Motcombe better connected with new community resource | An East Orchard vegan chef is delivering | Andrea Jenkins’ homegrown journey | Poetry from Richard Foreman

The Alfred Daily – 2nd April 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury business is well-placed for tourism opportunities when the crisis ends | How new store Pamplemousse has adapted | Food relief for Semley and Donheads residents facing hardship | Poetry inspired by ‘Clap For Our Carers’ by Janet Swiss | How the current events saved Fontmell Magna’s shop | Stoates’ Flour Mill is so busy, they are hiring! | Bella West encourages us to forge new business friendships | Heather Whitehead hikes along Breach Lane | Kate Pickard and Karren Burkett chat over their garden fence | Nick Crump’s daybreak bird song

The Alfred Daily – 1st April 2020

On today’s show: Alleged dangerous driving in Shaftesbury | Bryanston School 3D prints PPE for Shaftesbury GPs | North Dorset police step up business patrols | Amber Harrison – Where in Shaftesbury? | Mary Myers’ Wardour smallholding diary | Shaftesbury NHS manager Keith Harrison says the town has enough volunteers to support self-isolating locals | Semley’s COVID-19 community support | Dorset poetry and dialect | A woodpecker at Duncliffe Woods

The Alfred Daily – 31st March 2020

On today’s show: Alleged COVID-19 assault in Shaftesbury | Shaftesbury MP wants Boots Chemist to do better | Can you help an East Stour animal rescue champion relocate to Shaftesbury? | ‘Where in Shaftesbury?’ with Amber Harrison | Shaftesbury Arts Centre’s plans for self-isolation fun | Richard Foreman’s Shaftesbury poetry | Gardening with Dirty Nails | Sounds of the River Sturkle

The Alfred Daily – 30th March 2020

On today’s show: Mel Costas calls for better mental health support during COVID-19 crisis | Clouds House fundraising motorbike ride postponed | Donheads celebrant Lizzie Tricks on rescheduling weddings | A guide to plants with the Potting Shed’s Nick Andrew | Bill Sherriff’s poem for healthcare workers | Cath Toogood’s Shaftsbury memories

The Alfred Daily – 29th March 2020

On today’s show: Maltings resident brings the community together with a lockdown disco | Dorset health advice for vulnerable residents | Shaftesbury singer Samantha’s live comedy song concerts | Shaftesbury car parks now free | Shaftesbury Baguette Bar battles on | COVID-19 is making us kinder says Shaftesbury charity boss | Brigit Strawbridge watching bumblebees from her window | Open House remains open for food parcels

The Alfred Daily – 28th March 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury garage closes for first time since 1965 | Paul Merefield’s quiz | Cleaning Breach Common ponds to aid rare reptile’s return | Shaftesbury gadget help at hand with new phoneline | Tom Clements’ Saturday live gig | Kate Pickard and Karen Burkett – friends chat over their fence | The relaxing sounds of Melbury Abbas stream

The Alfred Daily – 27th March 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury-born ambulance worker ‘overwhelmed’ by applause | Shaftesbury’s new deli may shut during crisis | Dorset chief constable James Vaughan on COVID-19 policing | Sara Jacson on the St Edwards Way pilgrimage | North Dorset National Trust ranger Clive Whitborn’s nature tips for kids | Shaftesbury Arts Centre takes its art online | Poetry with Richard Foreman | Shaftesbury dawn chorus recorded by Nick Crump.

The Alfred Daily – 26th March 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury hospital staff thank community for COVID-19 support | Why a Shaftesbury woman finds delivering food to self-isolating locals satisfying | Travel to London will become troublesome | Are your pets a coronavirus risk? Shaftesbury vet offers advice | Shaftesbury fair-trade determined to continue supplies | Shaftesbury author Karen Dickson | Psychotherapist Judith Barton on coping with lockdown | A stroll with Heather Whitehead