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New Bus Service Will Link The Maltings With Gillingham

A new half-hourly bus service will link The Maltings estate, Shaftesbury High Street and Gillingham railway station from 1st September. But the Shaftesbury to Motcombe service will become less frequent.

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Participants Feel Energised By Free Shaftesbury Castle Green Yoga

Yesterday’s Castle Green yoga session participants say that the setting and the strong sense of spirituality offered them an enriching experience.

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Shaftesbury Artist Urges Estate Agents To See Value In Sustainable Energy

Shaftesbury artist Maaike Pope is leaving Shaftesbury after 15 years. Family matters, financial issues because of COVID-19 and Brexit have influenced her decision to return to Holland.

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Friends Kate And Karren Discuss Finding Old Family Correspondence

We catch up with friends Karren Burkett and Kate Pickard as they ‘chat over the garden fence’.

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Shaftesbury Firefighters Rescue Sheep From Underground Chamber

Firefighters from Shaftesbury have rescued a sheep from a previously unknown underground space.

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Public Health Dorset Say Local COVID Rate Remains ‘Very Low’

Officials say the COVID rate for our county is still ‘very low’.

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Shaftesbury Library To Reopen With Some Restrictions

Shaftesbury Library will reopen on Monday, but their opening hours will be limited.

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Heather Sanger – From St Mary’s School To Marshalling Shaftesbury High Street

Two former St Mary’s School staff will share job duties as traffic marshals overseeing Shaftesbury’s temporary High Street pedestrianisation.

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Request To Trim Distinctive Shaftesbury Tree Divides Opinion

A silver birch tree on Frenchmill Lane has grown taller than the couple who planted it had expected.

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Dorset Council Asks Us To Prepare For Additional Weekend Visitors

We’re expecting warm weather again this weekend and Dorset Council and our county’s emergency services anticipate an influx of visitors. But they say they are prepared.

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