The Alfred Daily – 1st March 2021

On today’s show: Action on Dorset dog thefts | Shaftesbury School trials VR kit to boost wellbeing | Shaftesbury Abbey prepares new display | Motcombe jeweller Yvette Cannon | Volunteers needed for Breach Common | Fontmell Friendship Garden launch date | Laura Langley on mindfulness | Sheep and birds near Hugglers Hole

The Alfred Daily – 28th February 2021

On today’s show: Angola ’76 boss needs Shaftsbury’s help | New COVID-19 case rates rise | North Dorset COVID-19 jab rate | Motcombe nature – grizzly great tits | Kate and Karren chat about fabric faux pas | Shaftesbury roadworks | Barkley Johnson’s short story

The Alfred Daily – 27th February 2021

On today’s show: Complaints upheld against Shaftesbury councillors | Shaftesbury fringe will go ahead | Shaftesbury Museum makes drone movie | Surprise find on Shaftesbury driveway | Paul Merefield’s pub quiz | Tom Perrett walks Gutch Common | Chicken keeper Kate Scott | Karen Cole reviews Nordic noir novel ‘Smoke Screen’ | Sounds of Springhead waters

The Alfred Daily – 26th February 2021

On today’s show: More beauty spot car crime | Shaftesbury’s architecture recognised | Shaftesbury book festival will go ahead | Tales from Cranborne Chase walks | Julie Wood on Scots Pine | Safety fencing at Shaftesbury playpark and pond | Planning appeal over Breach Lane eco-home | Soundscapes – afternoon birdsong in Ludwell

The Alfred Daily – 25th February 2021

On today’s show: Motcombe singer signed to record label | Attracting post-lockdown staycationers to Shaftesbury | Shaftesbury’s bee lady hosts four events | Improving Motcombe to Gillingham routes | Shaftesbury chef Philippa Davis | Birds in Donhead St Mary churchyard

The Alfred Daily – 24th February 2021

On today’s show: Gold Hill Fair to return on 4th July | Rebuttal for new Redrow estate application | Wiltshire council tax set | Online Fringe event launched | No rush’ to reopen Arts Centre | Breach Lane birdwatching walk | Ducks and lambs at Springhead

The Alfred Daily – 23rd February 2021

On today’s show: Angola ’76 loses planning appeal | Fontmell Down litter | Shaftesbury’s Twinning Association | Terrier leaps from Semley pick up | Dirty Nails on worms | Birds in Enmore Green orchard

The Alfred Daily – 22nd February 2021

On today’s show: New Castle Green dog rules | Shaftesbury publican calls time | Changes at Shaftesbury and Ludwell pubs | Marathon run for brain injury charity | North Dorset farming with David Kerswell | Shaftesbury poet Richard Foreman | Shaftesbury what’s ons | A dunnock on Salisbury Road

The Alfred Daily – 21st February 2021

On today’s show: Shaftesbury area COVID-19 cases | Johnnie and Tiggy Walker launch podcast | Third application for new St James home | Kate and Karren on COVID jabs | A polecat in Motcombe | Barkley Johnson’s story ‘The Fifth Bell’ | Sparrows on Breach Lane

The Alfred Daily – 20th February 2021

On today’s show: Shaftesbury firms can get staff COVID-19 tests | Student recreates Shaftesbury Abbey | Emma Vallender’s ‘novel idea’ | Paul Merefield’s pub quiz | A walk around Fontmell Magna | The search for Shaftesbury’s celandine | Shaftesbury area roadworks | Shaftesbury book blogger Karen Cole | Birdsong at Semley’s Brick Kiln Woods