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Proposal For Empty Shaftesbury High Street Shop Is ‘A Great Idea’

A Shaftesbury commercial landlord wants to split his large, empty High Street shop into two stores and residential flats.

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Employment Success Of Former Guys Marsh Men ‘Disappointing’ But ‘Could Be Worse’

New Ministry of Justice figures reveal how successful men released from prison have been in securing employment within their first six weeks of freedom.

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Theft Of Car From Motcombe Garage Is ‘Very Frustrating And Annoying’ Says Owner

The owner of Motcombe Garage says she was ‘unnerved’ at the theft of a customer’s vehicle from her premises in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

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Over 1,000 Locals’ Lives Now Listed By Shaftesbury Great War Project Historian

In March 2015, Gold Hill Museum embarked on an ambitious project to research the stories of the residents of Shaftesbury during World War I.

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Shaftesbury PC Investigates Bird Of Prey Poisoning

Dead buzzards were found in Ashmore Woods back in April. Their cause of death is still being investigated by Dorset Police.

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Compton Abbas Airfield Helps Raise £100k For Charity During Shortened Season

Staff at Compton Abbas Airfield say they are proud to have played their part in raising £100,000 for charity during a difficult year.

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Buy Cakes To Support Cancer Charity On Friday And Saturday In Shaftesbury

If you love freshly baked cakes, you will be spoilt for choice later on Friday and Saturday.

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North Dorset Makers – Crafting Willow Coffins In Stour Row

In the latest episode of our ‘Meet North Dorset Makers’ series, Nick Crump visits the ‘Cradle to Grave’ willow workshop in Stour Row.

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COVID Alters Clouds House Rehab Centre’s Relationship With Shaftesbury

Clouds House at East Knoyle has been treating people with addictions for 38 years and Shaftesbury plays an important role in the rehabilitation of Clouds’ clients back into society.

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