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The Alfred Daily – 1st April 2021

On today’s show: Concern over new Coppice Street car park | New Shaftesbury taekwondo group | Villagers launch survey of Sedgehill walkers | How a drain cover reveals Shaftesbury’s history | Dorset Police Chief Constable expects busiest summer | Walking for wellbeing with Laura Langley | Swallows on Coles Lane

The Alfred Daily – 31st March 2021

On today’s show: Car park review starts without Shaftesbury input | Midnight fire in Enmore Green | Extra space for Salt Cellar diners | Don’t turn shop into home says council | Plan for homes at Cann farm refused | BV Dairy’s HR manager Dagmara Bielinska | Dawn chorus at Castle Hill

The Alfred Daily – 30th March 2021

On today’s show: Shaftesbury Carnival AGM honours Ray Humphries | World’s oldest fringe performer ready for Shaftesbury | COVID-19 tests offered in Shaftesbury | Shaftesbury artist Gary Cook’s ‘lockdown lanes’ | Shaftesbury School collaborates with Ghana | Wildlife friendly gardener Dirty Nails | A great tit in East Melbury

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