The Alfred Daily – 9th February 2021

On today’s show: Concern over Shaftesbury planning appeals |Shaftesbury Civic Society Folds| BV Dairy staff ‘hidden heroes’ | Belle Street Valentine’s show | Arts Centre actor Jerome Swan | One way town centre footpath | Dirty Nails on spuds | A great tit at Kingsettle

The Alfred Daily – 8th February 2021

On today’s show: Most Shaftesbury over 70s have COVID-19 jab | Melbury to Shaftesbury footpath | Record price for cups heading for skip | A tragic 1930s Gold Hill death |Win Green injured deer rescue| Marigold Rumble’s snowdrop poetry | Dawn chorus at Castle Hill

The Alfred Daily – 7th February 2021

On today’s show: COVID-19 cases rise in Shaftesbury | Running 100 miles for North Dorset refuge | Lord Lieutenant to open Fontmell garden | Shaftesbury’s Foyle’s Trust | Kate and Karren chat ‘over the garden fence’ | Barkley Johnson reads ‘A Village Life’ | Dorset dialect poetry with John Cluett | Newborn lambs in Melbury

The Alfred Daily – 6th February 2021

On today’s show: Shaftesbury’s mayor reacts to viral council video | Lockdown increases support for local produce | Gold Hill Museum’s amazing space challenge | Request to local litter pickers | The Perrett’s walk the Donheads | Paul Merefield’s Saturday pub quiz | Kate Scott’s chicken diary | Karen Cole’s book review | Soundscapes – dusk on Stoney Path

The Alfred Daily – 5th February 2021

On today’s show: St Mary’s School future plans | Fontmell Down litter raises safety concerns | Referendum for Shaftesbury’s Neighbourhood Plan | Shaftesbury composer’s online opera | Council tax rise to fund Dorset Police | Award for Shaftesbury TIC | Breach Common plan approved | Julie Wood on apple trees | Birdsong at Wincombe Lake

The Alfred Daily – 4th February 2021

On today’s show: New survey of Shaftesbury wildlife | Lockdown changes at Shaftesbury Hospital | Shaftesbury police warning over e-skateboards | Dorset Police area is ninth safest | High Street resident ‘haggard’ by water main works | David Kerswell’s North Dorset farming | Semley Council backs solar farm request | Shaftesbury’s unique Byzant ceremony | Enmore Green’s stream

The Alfred Daily – 3rd February 2021

On today’s show: Councillors’ conduct hearing postponed | Shaftesbury Council plans pop-up shop | Shaftesbury MP helps COVID-19 testing | Dog stuck down hole returns home | Shaftesbury’s bee lady is leaving | Wardour smallholding diary | Shaftesbury falcon owner – Jack Lewis | Magpies on Castle Hill steps

The Alfred Daily – 2nd February 2021

On today’s show: Motcombe resident starts wine industry jobsite | East Orchard writer celebrates Cranborne Chase | Mysterious crosses spotted in Shaftesbury | Tennis courts for two villages | ‘Dirty Nails’ on underrated sycamore | Shaftesbury poet Richard Foreman | A wren at Kingsettle Woods

The Alfred Daily – 1st February 2021

On today’s show: Shaftesbury Town Council supports playpark upgrade | Shaftesbury fire crew flood rescue | Artists celebrate snowdrops | Shaftesbury police priorities | The story behind Enmore Green’s war memorial | Why positive thinking works | A dunnock in Fontmell

The Alfred Daily – 31st January 2021

On today’s show: A life making Britain’s top TV programmes – Keith Gunn | Shaftesbury area COVID-19 rates | Fundraiser launched to thank NHS staff | Kate and Karren chat about photography and last Sunday’s snow | Cranborne Chase AONB astronomer shares star counting tips | Sunday short story – Barkley Johnson reads ‘Woman in a Green Shawl’ | A song thrush and a robin on Layton Lane