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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

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Police Evacuate Twyford On Friday As Bomb Disposal Team Deal With Discovery

Police officers evacuated parts of Twyford yesterday as bomb disposal experts dealt with a dangerous device.

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Major New Environmental Festival, Artemis, Coming To Motcombe

A major new environmental festival is coming to North Dorset.

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North Dorset Nature – Episode 20

Our weekly programme devoted to wildlife in Shaftesbury and the villages, presented by Dee Abbott. 

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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

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Ludwell Butcher Named Britain’s Best Sausage Maker

Paul Buttling of T Buttling Butchers in Ludwell tells us of his excitement at being named Britain’s Best Sausage Maker, or ‘Champion of Champions’ in the Meat Trades Journal’s annual...

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Town Councillors Recommend Two Projects For Funding From New Estate Builder’s Contribution

When Barratt build their 162-home estate alongside Wincombe Lane, they will need to make a £144,000 contribution to local infrastructure. It is known as a ‘section 106’ payment.

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How Do You Keep Your Pet Comfortable In The Hotter Weather?

Caroline Smith of Shaftesbury-based dog walking service Mooches with Pooches shares some ideas.

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Countdown To Motcombe’s Four-Day Festival

Final preparations are being made for a major music, crafts and camping festival at the Motcombe Turnpike Showground at the end of this month.

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Hospital Friends Recognise Staff

The Friends of Westminster Memorial Hospital have distributed commemorative badges to thank hospital staff for their dedication during the pandemic.

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Summer At Woodfrys Farm In Melbury

Marilyn Martin regularly calls in on Liam Jefferson at Woodfrys Farm in Melbury.

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Wellness Shark Laura Langley On Skin

Shaftesbury fitness expert, Laura Langley of Wellness Shark talks about the importance of our skin.

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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

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Shaftesbury Town Council Commits To Market Day Pedestrianisation

The High Street has been closed to traffic again today. The Town Council has committed to paying for pedestrianisation on market days, but only until the autumn, so far.

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The Young Woman Driving Shaftesbury’s New Coach Company

Running a bus company is an Amy Andrew’s blood – her grandmother and great grandmother used to drive coaches.

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Eastenders Script Writer From Ansty Publishes New Book

Ansty resident Barrie Shore felt that life as an actor was insecure. So she switched career and started writing the lines for other actors.

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Two Grow Up In Dorset – Fontmell School Memories

Friends and cousins Jackie Spiteri and Jeanette Hardiman reminisce about their school days at Fontmell Magna School.

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Compton Nature Cameraman’s North Dorset Film Debuts This Weekend

You will probably have seen film footage shot by Compton Abbas nature cameraman, Graham Hatherly, on David Attenborough’s BBC programmes, Springwatch and Autumnwatch.

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Soundscapes – The Day Breaks On Shaftesbury High Street

Listen to bells ringing, swift’s screeching, jackdaws squabbling, lambs bleating, human chatter and wood pigeons calling. – all on Shaftesbury High Street!

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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

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Dorset Police Announces Anti-Social Behaviour Plan And Reveals Shaftesbury Hotspots

Dorset Police says anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated in the county.

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See Shaftesbury’s Slopes Through Visiting Artists’ Eyes

You’ll be able to see Shaftesbury through a visitor’s eyes with a new arts exhibition opening in town tomorrow.

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Berwick Country Fair Team Announce One-Day Show This Autumn

Organisers of the Berwick St John Country Fair, which had been postponed for a second year-in-a row, have arranged a one-day event on the 18th of September – the Berwick...

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Shaftesbury Composer Karen Wimhurst Writes Official ‘Song For Dorset’

Shaftesbury composer Karen Wimhurst has used the lockdown experiences and stories submitted by over 100 Dorset residents to inspire a song reflecting locals’ time during the pandemic.

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