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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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Former Half Moon Pub Quizmaster On His Post Lockdown Challenges

David Morton is a professional pub quiz host, but he faces challenges as the hospitality industry starts to reopen.

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Restoring Finger Post Signs At East Melbury’s Fine Art Foundry

Alfred visits Stephen Coles of Coles Castings in East Melbury to see how he’s restoring Dorset’s traditional round-topped metal finger post signs.

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New House Building Target Could Put North Dorset Countryside At Risk

The Dorset branch of the countryside charity, CPRE, warns that Dorset Council and BCP’s annual homebuilding target could be increased by 48%.

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The Mystery Of The Motcombe Signpost Censor

Someone has gone to a great deal of effort in covering up part of a footpath sign in Motcombe.

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More Of John Cluett’s North Dorset Dialect

John Cluett shares more local North Dorset dialect words.

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Bid To Buy St Mary’s School From Administrators Is Unsuccessful

A bid to rescue St Mary’s School from administration has been unsuccessful.

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A High Street Retail Expert Shares His Assessment Of Shaftesbury

Graham Soult is an expert on town centre commerce and is employed by dozens of independent shops, multiple retailers and councils as a consultant.

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