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The Alfred Daily – 8th July 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury lorry-ban campaigners demand action | COVID causes Shaftesbury shop closure | North Dorset’s new mental health resource | Carnival crew quiz shoppers on pedestrianisation | Crowdfunder for Shaftesbury womens football | ‘Stocktaking’ on Wardour smallholding | Poetry from Catherine Simmonds | Day breaks at Ludwell’s watercress beds

The Alfred Daily – 7th July 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury MP approves of High Street pedestrianisation | Shaftesbury shopkeeper wants free parking | Shaftesbury Park Run planned | Churches reopen for worship | Online Dorset farming series launches | Wildlife-friendly gardener Dirty Nails | The Sturkel at Cann

The Alfred Daily – 6th July 2020

On today’s show: Sherborne Academy takes on Shaftesbury area schools | Cash for Donhead St Mary’s good causes | Fontmell Magna life coach Lottie Trump | Chef Philippa reviews Motcombe Village Shop’s treats | Shaftesbury birder Alex Chapman | Stour Row’s hollyhocks | Enmore Green birdsong

The Alfred Daily – 5th July 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury country market to return | Shaftesbury’s stories told with murals | Shaftesbury area train travel concerns | Dorset Wildlife Trust worried by PM’s speech | Karren and Kate talk about outdoor loos | Hartgrove writer Barkley Johnson | Birds singing near Port Regis School

The Alfred Daily – 4th July 2020

On today’s show: Dorset Council sprayed controversial weed killer on Park Walk | Peter Wells’ recommended Shaftesbury walks | Street art promotes return of Shaftesbury Fringe in 2021 | Salt Cellar owner proud café survived lockdown | Shaftesbury chicken keeper Kate Scott | Shaftesbury Carnival chairman’s positive COVID test | Shaftesbury book blogger Karen Cole | Paul Merefield’s pub quiz | Nick Crump records Ashmore Woods at dusk

The Alfred Daily – 3rd July 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury reopens to overnights visitors | Shaftesbury batman or batwoman wanted | Shaftesbury library to offer ‘lucky dip’ | New manager for Shaftesbury Abbey on opening weekend | Motcombe’s long serving landlord welcomes back regulars | Medicinal herbalist Julie Wood on St John’s Wort | Cows splashing in the Sturkle

The Alfred Daily – 2nd July 2020

On today’s show: Aldi wants a Shaftesbury store | Shaftesbury Arts Centre gallery reopens | Shaftesbury Rotary’s new president plans bigger spring event | Shaftesbury Town Council propose faster grant cash response | Shaftesbury filling station reopens as traffic increases | Claire Ryley with Tout Hill’s history | North Dorset baby barn owls feeding

The Alfred Daily – 1st July 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury High Street pedestrianisation survey opens | New beginning for Shaftesbury florist | Shaftesbury’s self-isolating support service changes | Shaftesbury art bounces back from lockdown | North Dorset farming expert David Kerswell on TB | Tagging lambs at Wardour | The sound of the weir on the River Stour

The Alfred Daily – 30th June 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury country house opens its gardens | Guys Marsh men to sew new products | Shaftesbury TIC launches Dorset flag facemask | David Toulson on Shaftesbury’s connection with an iconic king | Rodney Atwood on Melbury Abbas’ history | Wildlife-friendly gardener ‘Dirty Nails’ on cooking with chard | A June evening at Littledown Woods

The Alfred Daily – 29th June 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury schoolgirl’s campaign in response to Dorset beach littering | Shaftesbury Arts Centre launches online talent contest | Natural playpark proposed for St James | Ashmore’s spooky unseen spirits | Clive Whitbourn’s North Dorset nature diary | Catherine Simmonds reads ‘Bright Fields’ | Phygelius – as seen on Bell Street | An agitated squirrel in Ashmore