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The Alfred Daily – 7th May 2021

On today’s show: The return of Shaftesbury’s swifts celebrated | Maltings roads will be adopted soon | Fibre internet for Melbury and Guys Marsh this year | Busy Shaftesbury-area road to close | Belle Street plan winery gig | Shaftesbury what’s ons | School academy trustee wanted | Soundscapes -a woodpecker and sheep at Rushmore Woods

The Alfred Daily – 6th May 2021

On today’s show: Action needed over Maltings rats | Shaftesbury’s war memorials | Italian trials alfresco dining | Shaftesbury artist Eric Bailey | Cartoons to keep kids safe | Laura Langley on Aquafit | Shaftesbury what’s ons | Sunset on Park Walk

The Alfred Daily – 5th May 2021

On today’s show: Dorset Council cultural strategy | Shaftesbury mayor re-elected | Green Party Dorset PCC candidate | Free kit for Shaftesbury litter pickers | Meet Mary Myers’ new ducklings | May in North Dorset farming | Dawn chorus on Coppice Street

The Alfred Daily – 4th May 2021

On today’s show: St John’s Hill HGV ban eligibility test | Shaftesbury’s documentary maker Mark Kidel | Celebration of Shaftesbury button-making | Wildlife friendly gardener Dirty Nails | Dorset’s Labour Police Commissioner candidate | Breach Common birdsong

The Alfred Daily – 3rd May 2021

On today’s show: Appeal for witnesses to fatal accident | Shaftesbury woman’s TV judge debut | Reduced town centre speed limit fails | Staycationing Brits want to see Gold Hill | Shaftesbury fire crew rescue cat | Emma Vallender’s free book exchange | A goldfinch on Umbers Hill

The Alfred Daily – 2nd May 2021

On today’s show: Latest Shaftesbury COVID-19 rates | Shaftesbury’s cast iron grave markers | Collisions close A350 and B3081 | Seeing red over St James yellow lines | Kate and Karren discuss 1938 cookbook | Barkley Johnson’s story ‘A Series of Unrelated Events’ | Nightfall at Duncliffe Woods

The Alfred Daily – 1st May 2021

On today’s show: Tough decision for Shaftesbury Carnival | Shaftesbury shops urged not to sell barbecues | May Day traditions | North Dorset dialect verse for Mayday | A loop of the lake – Tom Perrett’s weekly walk | Shaftesbury events | Shaftesbury chicken keeper Kate Scott | Paul Merefield’s Saturday pub quiz | Karen Cole reviews ‘Black Stoke’ | A nuthatch on Gascoigne’s Lane

The Alfred Daily – 30th April 2021

On today’s show: Town meeting addresses ‘plastic’ football pitch and diversity | St Mary’s School sale – Dorset Council discusses jobs | New refillable food van for Shaftesbury market | CV-free recruitment at Shaftesbury business | Shaftesbury poet Richard Foreman | Wrens on Breach Lane

The Alfred Daily – 29th April 2021

On today’s show: Campaign for spine road | By-election candidate Mike Madgwick | Fontmell’s flower garden | Sailing tragedy inspires Shaftesbury art | Personal chef Philippa Davis on gelato | Shaftesbury’s Trinity Church architecture | Shaftesbury what’s ons | A sunny spring day in Twyford

The Alfred Daily – 28th April 2021

On today’s show: Council votes against bus gate | New homes on ATS site refused | Little lambs at Mary’s Wardour smallholding | Support group for Shaftesbury authors | New trustees for Arts Centre | Shaftesbury’s first cuckoo | A goldcrest at Rushmore’s woods