Shaftesbury School’s headteacher says arts subjects can transform pupils’ lives and help their mental wellbeing. Tim Farrer spoke with Alfred following a Royal Society of Arts (RSA) report into the challenges and successes of his plan to create an arts-rich school.
There’s change at the top of Shaftesbury’s branch of The Children’s Society. Alfred’s Keri Jones heard why the group’s chairman feels so passionately about the work of the charity that helps disadvantaged children.
Shaftesbury Cycle Challenge Could Raise £20,000 For Prostate Cancer Thanks To New Sponsor And Record Entries
Shaftesbury Rotary Club say they hope to double the amount raised for prostate cancer research and charitable causes with this year’s North Dorset Cycle Ride. Volunteers organising the cycling circuit say there are a record number of entries for the event on Sunday 17th May.
Pen Hadow, the Shaftesbury-based Arctic explorer and environmental campaigner, will tell locals why a North Pole marine park must be established during talks in both Fontmell Magna and Donhead St Andrew this spring.
It’s been a week since 48-year old Phil Gilbert was sadly found dead on Lloyds Bank premises in Shaftesbury High Street. Dorset’s coroner hasn’t been able to trace Phil’s next of kin. Alfred spoke with locals who want more done for Shaftesbury’s homeless.
Shaftesbury Town councillors have registered a list of objections to a developer’s plans to build additional homes on the new Littledown estate. Alfred’s Keri Jones reports from Tuesday’s planning meeting.
You might expect videos of Gold Hill to encourage visitors to Shaftesbury. But some people have been drawn to our town after watching tutorials produced by a Shaftesbury businessman and computer expert. Graham Lord’s ‘how to’ videos have attracted so many viewers, YouTube is now paying him.
Pupils of Shaftesbury’s Abbey Primary School will face a physical test this spring. There’s an additional climb to their Three Peaks Challenge, now in its third year. Parent and fundraiser Sarah Junor spoke with Alfred’s Keri Jones.