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The Alfred Daily – 27th July 2021

On today’s show: Shaftesbury wildflower verges | Shaftesbury councillors making FOI requests about their own council | Shaftesbury shopkeepers support each other during flash flood | Wildlife-friendly gardener ‘Dirty Nails’ | Life as a Shaftesbury sixth former – Ellie Norman | Shaftesbury what’s ons | Blue tits, dunnocks, a robin and a blackbird on Breach Lane

The Alfred Daily – 26th July 2021

On today’s show: A30 closed after road traffic collision | Volunteers strip weeds from Nadder banks | Rowing to support brain-injury patients | TLW Dance’s belated birthday | Shaftesbury what’s ons | Shaftesbury history – Robert Mullins on past pubs | A female tawny owl on Castle Hill

The Alfred Daily – 25th July 2021

On today’s show: Shaftesbury records highest covid-19 rates yet | Former carnival queen tells Town Council to get act in order | New footpath will cut journey to The Maltings | Shaftesbury council’s business manager Brie Logan | Kate and Karren chat | What’s ons | Barkley Johnson’s ‘The Milkman’ | Chaffinches on Breach Common

The Alfred Daily – 24th July 2021

On today’s show: Bomb squad called to Twyford | New environmental festival in Motcombe | Fontmell’s new pop-up café | Shaftesbury what’s ons | Paul Merefield’s pub quiz | Walk of the week – Marnhull | Shaftesbury chicken-keeper Kate Scott | Shaftesbury book blogger Karen Cole | Feeding hedgehogs on Haimes Lane

The Alfred Daily – 23rd July 2021

On today’s show: Britain’s best sausage maker in Ludwell | Two projects for funding from new estate builder | Keeping your pets cool | Countdown to Motcombe’s four-day festival | Crime falls again in Dorset | Praise for Shaftesbury’s bin crew | Melbury’s rare breeds farm | Laura Langley on skin | Gift for Shaftesbury hospital staff | Shaftesbury what’s ons | A song thrush at Gutch Common

The Alfred Daily – 22nd July 2021

On today’s show: Spotting ‘county lines’ in Dorset | Market day pedestrianisation | Shaftesbury’s new coach company | Eastenders writer publishes novel | Compton cameraman’s North Dorset nature film | Two grow up in Dorset – with cousins Jacki and Jeanette | Shaftesbury what’s ons | Day breaks on Shaftesbury High Street

The Alfred Daily – 21st July 2021

On today’s show: No Sainsbury deal for Bell Street store | Police tackle Shaftesbury anti-social behaviour | Berwick plans paired back Country Fayre | Karen Wimhurst’s song for Dorset | Shaftesbury what’s ons | Bournemouth artists paint Shaftesbury | Evening birds in Melbury

The Alfred Daily – 20th July 2021

On today’s show: Government road study will assess A350 upgrade | Locals seeking social housing must re-register | Gold award for Shaftesbury company | Weldmar offers home care | Belle Street is sing for Shaftesbury Arts Centre | Gardener Dirty Nails | Balloonist lands near Shaftesbury | A greenfinch at Boyne Hollow

The Alfred Daily – 19th July 2021

On today’s show: Shaftesbury changes for ‘Freedom Day’ | No challenge to Dorset’s house-build quota formula | St John’s Hill weight restrictions progress | Shaftesbury felt artist Jess Simms makes her presence felt | Glow worms on the downs | Shaftesbury what’s ons | Swifts entering a Breach Lane colony box

The Alfred Daily – 18th July 2021

On today’s show: Shaftesbury’s Covid-19 rate | Is Shaftesbury a hedgehog friendly town? | Overgrown Shaftesbury trees will be trimmed | Racism in rural North Dorset | Kate and Karren chat | Barkley Johnson’s short story | Birdsong at Fontmell nature reserve