The Alfred Daily – 30th November 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury MP will back tiers in vote | Motcombe becomes an advent calendar | Tier 2 makes Shaftesbury pub unviable | TIC Christmas card sales | Uncertainty over Lions’ Santa float | The 1830 Pythouse riots | New house approved in Cann | Rosie King’s Arts Centre diary | Shaftesbury events | Framer Peter Campbell-Orde | A song thrush at Motcombe Meadows

The Alfred Daily – 29th November 2020

On today’s show: Dramatic COVID-19 drop in Dorset council area | Shaftesbury firecrew attend car in ditch | Shaftesbury what’s ons | Shaftesbury artist Richard Hoare | Kate and Karren chat ‘over the garden fence’ | Hartgrove writer Barkley Johnson with his weekend story | Sounds of Wincombe solar farm

The Alfred Daily – 28th November 2020

On today’s show: New estate proposed at Cann | Lockdown business grants | A Shaftesbury 5k walk | Kate Scott’s chickens play football | Paul Merefield’s pub quiz | Karen Cole’s book review | Niky Daly’s eco-friendly wrapping | A robin in Brookland Woods at Fontmell

The Alfred Daily – 27th November 2020

On today’s show: We’re in tier 2 because of BCP says MP | Dorset Council leader disappointed by restrictions | Shaftesbury police seize uninsured vehicle | Shaftesbury’s hand car wash closed | Shaftesbury accountants expand and rebrand | Tales from the crypt at the Abbey | Wessex Internet light up Shaftesbury | Julie Wood on  the Rowan tree | Nick Crump records noisy crows in Twyford

The Alfred Daily – 26th November 2020

On today’s show: Eighty Shaftesbury students to record charity CD | Fontmell Magna homeworkers’ hub | MP on Shaftesbury lockdown store closures | Melbury Abbas to protect green spaces | News from Weldmar outlet | No reduction in Town Hall hire fees | The rare breeds of Melbury’s Woodfrys Farm | Blue tits on Breach Lane

The Alfred Daily – 25th November 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury Royal Mail staff recognised | Shaftesbury student is ‘Young Engineer of the Year’ | Shaftesbury firefighters attend greenhouse blaze | David Kerswell on magpies | Four new signings for Shaftesbury FC | Mary Myers’ smallholding diary | New group for Shaftesbury’s over 60s | Shaftesbury Arts Centre reopens | The wind at Wardour Woods

The Alfred Daily – 24th November 2020

On today’s show: Fire crew called out to Bleke Street | Volunteers help groups get on Facebook | Rose garden for Mampitts Cemetery | Community to pay to lower Christy’s Lane curb | Appeals for treats for Christmas hampers | Rosie King’s director’s diary | John Cluett reads Dorset verse | Shaftesbury job vacancies | Gardener Dirty Nails | Jackdaws and blue tits on Castle Hill

The Alfred Daily – 23rd November 2020

On today’s show: Christmas dinners for Shaftesbury locals | Parish council tax freeze for Donhead St Marys | The MP who cut off Shaftesbury’s water | Traditional hedge laying on Laundry Lane | The Appleby twins’ DIY disaster | Shaftesbury poet Richard Foreman | Starlings at dusk near East Orchard

The Alfred Daily – 22nd November 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury store in national awards | Castle Green yoga to return | Dorset Police arrests at anti-lockdown demo | Shaftesbury Council debates climate emergency plan | Shaftesbury residents Edred and Ida Bowman | Karren and Kate on peculiar place names | Barkley Johnson reads ‘Jack’s Story’ | A little owl in Fontmell Magna

The Alfred Daily – 21st November 2020

On today’s show: New Shaftesbury vineyard sells its first wine | Shaftesbury shopkeepers warned of a scam | Port Regis school makes strides towards carbon neutral status | Tom Perrett walks around Blandford Camp | Kate Scott’s chicken keeping diary | Paul Merefield’s pub quiz | Shaftesbury book reviewer Karen Cole | Slow travel along French Mill Lane