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The Alfred Daily – 11th April 2021

On today’s show: Shaftesbury area COVID-19 rates | Blackmore Vale GPs progress with second jabs | Shaftesbury pubs prepare for outdoor opening | Enmore Green’s gas lamp war memorial | Kate and Karren chat ‘over the garden fence’ | Barkley Johnson’s short story | A chaffinch in Enmore Green

The Alfred Daily – 10th April 2021

On today’s show: Shaftesbury’s tribute to Prince Phillip | Oasis Pool reveals summer plan | Shaftesbury High Street shop changes hands | Paul Merefield’s pub quiz | Shaftesbury what’s ons | An East Knoyle walk | Kate Scott’s chicken keeping diary | Karen Cole reviews ‘Hunted’ by Alex Knight | Soundscapes – water under the A350 bridge at Cann

The Alfred Daily – 9th April 2021

On today’s show: Mayor wants Gold Hill watchdog formed | Shaftesbury homes selling at above asking price | Two candidates for Shaftesbury by-election | Shaftesbury British Legion group’s plans | National chain buys Shaftesbury High Street shop | Artist encouraging us to see Cranborne Chase differently | Herbalist Julie Wood on benefits of vine and bramble | Greenfinches on Foyle Hill

The Alfred Daily – 8th April 2021

On today’s show: Shaftesbury printers fire | Snowdrops and apple events for Springhead | Shaftesbury’s new tourism website set to launch | Former Shaftesbury man stars in BBC show | Complete your census says Shaftesbury genealogist | Melbury Abbas Parish Council reacts to Dinah’s Hollow news | A swan chases a goose at Melbury

The Alfred Daily – 7th April 2021

On today’s show: Green light for Dinah’s Hollow works | Dorset Council could absorb BCP’s housing | First outdoor walk since lockdown | Art brings Abbey to life | Shaftesbury’s pizza man – Tim Henry | Mary Myer’s sheep | Cancer Research reopening | Interactive drama for Motcombe | Birdsong on the Sturkle

The Alfred Daily – 6th April 2021

On today’s show: Motcombe’s slow census response | Shaftesbury vineyard breaks | Shaftesbury boules pitch to move | Councillors reject tighter grants policy | AONB to certify dark sky businesses | Reporting reptiles – ‘Dirty Nails’ | Shaftesbury what’s ons | Bird song from a blue tit on Breach Lane

The Alfred Daily – 5th April 2021

On today’s show: ‘Community fridge’ for Shaftesbury | Commercial flower garden proposed for Ashmore | Larmer Tree Gardens tour | Inspiration for Bank Holiday walks | Mampitts Road free book exchange grows | John Cluett reads ‘Easter Monday’ by William Barnes | A goldfinch in East Orchard

The Alfred Daily – 4th April 2021

On today’s show: Shaftesbury area COVID-19 cases | Plan to improve Fontmell’s School | Lockdown changes Shaftesbury firefighters’ work | Kate and Karren chat | Dorset dialect Easter poems | Bishop of Sherborne Karen Gorham | Barkley Johnson’s story – ‘Rowland the Artist’ | A dunnock in East Orchard

The Alfred Daily – 3rd April 2021

On today’s show: Dorset’s new High Sheriff | Motcombe’s climate emergency challenge | Join our Compton Abbas upcycling expert | Tom and Jan Perrett’s weekly walk – East Stour | Shaftesbury chicken keeper Kate Scott | Paul Merefield’s pub quiz | Shaftesbury jobs | Shaftesbury what’s ons | Karen Cole reviews ‘The Hoax’ by Paul Clayton | A white-tailed bumblebee

The Alfred Daily – 2nd April 2021

On today’s show: The Maltings bus gate | Shaftesbury’s new gelato shop | Shaftesbury’s safer cycle loop | Former ‘Victor of Dibley’ holds Shaftesbury services | Julie Wood on heather | The Sturkle flowing from Melbury Mill