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Redrow Fail To Honour Promise To Reopen Blocked Shaftesbury Path By Weekend

The Shaftesbury to Motcombe stretch of the White Hart Link footpath has been blocked by Redrow who are developing a housing estate at Littledown.

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Dorset Young Persons Support Charity To Commence Shaftesbury Services

Rendezvous has been helping young people in the Sherborne area for 25 years. The charity is expanding to Shaftesbury, where their new chairman Stephen Uden lives.

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Poetry By William Barnes In North Dorset Dialect

John Cluett reads the verse of Dorset poet William Barnes.

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SSEN Say They’ve Traced The Source Of Shaftesbury Power Cuts

Eastern parts of Shaftesbury were plunged into darkness last night for the third time in a week.

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Another Blow For Raspberry Lane Residents Planning New Home

Shaftesbury Town Council has objected to plans for a new home on Raspberry Lane. It’s the third time proposals for this site have been debated recently.

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Shaftesbury Woman Copes With Lockdown By Building Her Own Café

A Shaftesbury resident has created her own Italian café during lockdown.

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Support For Shaftesbury Runners During Lockdown – Park Run Plans Are Paused

Laura Langley started running three years ago. In 2019 she set up a Facebook group to share ideas for running routes.

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Birdwatching Thrushes In A St James Back Garden

Annabel Turner and Richard Dixon discuss what they’ve spotted from the dry, warm comfort of their sitting room.

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More Dog Poo Bins For Motcombe

The chairman of Motcombe Parish Council reckons that doo poo occupies ‘more lines on Facebook’ than any other village topic.

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