Health

Shaftesbury Arts Centre Actor Quarantined In Australia

Mark Blackham has been confined to a Brisbane hotel room for two weeks under strict quarantine.

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Donate Your Unwanted Materials To Shaftesbury Mental Wellbeing Arts Project

If you’re having a clear-out, don’t dump your unwanted fabric, packaging or tatty clothes at the Wincombe Recycling Centre. Donate them instead.

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Shaftesbury GP Offers Advice As Tick Numbers Increase

The warm weather in May and wet conditions in June has encouraged ticks.

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Sweet Dreams Are Made Of Mugwort – East Stour Herbalist Julie Wood Explains

East Stour medicinal herbalist Julie Wood talks about a herb that can alter your dreams – mugwort.

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Volunteers Transform Abbey View Medical Centre Outdoor Space Into A Community Garden

The health champion volunteers at Shaftesbury’s Abbey View Medical Centre have created an outdoor space for local people to enjoy.

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A Unique Resource For North Dorset Residents Seeking Mental Health Support

There’s a new resource for Shaftesbury and North Dorset residents seeking information about mental health support services.

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Shaftesbury Park Run Planner Needs Your Help

All across the UK, people congregate for Park Runs – highly social off-road running events. Now Laura Langley wants to bring this Saturday morning movement to Shaftesbury.

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Walking For Health’s Peter Wells Recommends Some Shaftesbury Rambles

Peter Wells hopes that the walks arranged by his Walking for Health group can restart soon.

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Why Shaftesbury Chicken Keeper Kate Has Been Watching Her Birds’ Behaviour

Shaftesbury Carnival Chairman’s Positive COVID Antibody Test Raises Questions

Shaftesbury Carnival Chairman Rich Mullins was invited to take the coronavirus antibody test.

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Julie Wood On The Medicinal Properties Of A Plant Found At Fontmell Down

East Stour-based medicinal herbalist Julie Wood climbs Fontmell Down to find her featured plant – St John’s wort.

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