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The Alfred Daily – 8th June 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury dentist warns of increased charges due to COVID | Why Anthony Streets volunteers with Shaftesbury police| Redrow want to delay payment for Shaftesbury estate | Shaftesbury’s medical centre supports Carers’ Week | Nick Andrew’s featured plant – hypericum | Nature blogger Rosie Langley on green ways to kill weeds | Afternoon birdsong at Donhead St Mary

The Alfred Daily – 7th June 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury’s Truckle Truck returns | Delays to North Dorset’s train services later this month | Arctic explorer Pen Hadow’s Bedchester wildlife discoveries | Where in Shaftesbury? | Two Shaftesbury men appear in national papers | Shaftesbury in Bloom launch crowdfunder | Police seize car in Shaftesbury | Wardour smallholders grasp their nettle problem | North Dorset dialect poetry with John Cluett | The dawn chorus at Ashmore Woods

The Alfred Daily – 6th June 2020

On today’s show: Dorset Council’s Public Health Director on our area’s COVID R rating | Shaftesbury councillor considering safety of Guy’s Marsh road | Dorset Police have been overstretched | Shaftesbury author Brigit selected for top writing awards | Semley family raising £100,000 with tractor | Paul Merefield’s pub quiz | Sad news for chicken owner Kate | Shaftesbury’s first socially-distanced garden tour | Karen Cole reviews The Curator by MW Craven | Breach Lane blue tits recorded by Nick Crump

The Alfred Daily – 5th June 2020

On today’s show: Dorset Council want your road enhancement recommendations | Tree-lorry collision closes Shaftesbury road | Dorset will support self-isolated befriending into 2021 | TIC boss on importance of walkers to tourism | Shaftesbury’s treasure trail | Belle Street’s Susan is dancing on Zoom | Guy’s Marsh men appreciate Shaftesbury’s support | Karren and Kate hate gadgets that ‘talk’ | Julie Wood on the medicinal properties of roses | A song thrush sings in East Knoyle

The Alfred Daily – 4th June 2020

On today’s show: Dorset emergency services urge visitors to show respect | Second term for Shaftesbury mayor? | Shaftesbury School head on COVID safety measures | Shaftesbury midwife Elvie’s desert trek for Stars appeal | Where in Shaftesbury? | Shaftesbury vet wins short story contest | Housemartins in St James

The Alfred Daily – 3rd June 2020

On today’s show: ‘No confidence’ in Shaftesbury councillor | North Dorset phone box to offer walkers welcome | How lockdown has helped locals forge new friendships | Why flour has been hard to find – North Dorset farming with David Kerswell | Feeding a family of ten with local produce | Where in Shaftesbury? | A cuckoo and a buzzard at Tollard Royal

The Alfred Daily – 2nd June 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury Town Council hires legal officer | Dorset Council offers new COVID-19 grant | AONB urge walkers to take care and protect wildlife | More butterflies recorded at Motcombe Meadows | Where in Shaftesbury? | History of Mustons Lane with Claire Ryley | Wildlife Friendly gardener Dirty Nails | A singing greenfinch captured by Nick Crump

The Alfred Daily – 1st June 2020

On today’s show: Castle Green protected from developers | Free outdoor yoga for Shaftesbury | MP Simon Hoare suggests removing ‘A’ board signs | Quirky art ‘pops-up’ in Shaftesbury | Shaftesbury Arts Centre’s devastating fire | Where in Shaftesbury? | Nick Andrew’s featured plant is lavatera | Swifts on Breach Lane

The Alfred Daily – 31st May 2020

On today’s show: Motcombe Major Andy extends his wheelchair challenge | Why Shaftesbury area applicants should read proposed housing rules | Neil Adlam on one of Shaftesbury’s most distinctive trees | Clive Whitbourn shares ideas for family wildlife fun | Shaftesbury poet Marigold Rumble | Hartgrove writer Barkley Johnson’s story | Canada geese at Melbury Abbas

The Alfred Daily – 30th May 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury’s verge wildflower seeding underway | Climate change demonstration on Gold Hill | Paul Merefield’s quiz | Shaftesbury GP answers COVID-19 questions | Karen Cole’s book review | Enmore Green artist Carolyne Moran | The musical sound of the Sturkle at Melbury Abbas