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.
A corner of a Shaftesbury business park is now a colourful and vibrant space, bursting with wildflowers and filled with butterflies and insects.
Shaftesbury author Brigit Strawbridge Howard tells us of her delight and excitement as her debut book is shortlisted for a prestigious prize.
A Dorset councillor has questioned whether the authority can balance economic growth proposals with the need to tackle the climate emergency.
Alfred joined the working party of helpers removing Himalayan balsam on Breach Common on Saturday.
Mike Cummings of Shaftesbury-based Darwin Ecology is keen to encourage more residents to help pull-up Himalayan balsam on Saturday from 10am.