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Shaftesbury Teenager Found Following Search Involving Helicopter

You may have heard the police helicopter above Shaftesbury at around 4.30am this morning.

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Autumn Music And Market Event Planned For Shaftesbury

A new event, which combines some of the most popular occasions in the Shaftesbury calendar, will take place on Sunday, 4th October.

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Shaftesbury And Motcombe Businesses Assess First Week Of ‘Eat Out To Help Out’

There are 27 cafés, restaurants and pubs within five miles of Shaftesbury town centre where you can enjoy 50% off your food bill today.

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David Burnett – How Turnpikes Transformed Shaftesbury Area Travel

John and Merle Kitching have devoted their professional lives to teaching children in Shaftesbury schools. And they’ve been devoted to each other for sixty years.

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David Burnett – How Turnpikes Transformed Shaftesbury Area Travel

Dorset historian and publisher David Burnett explains how the turnpike trusts transformed travel in and around the Shaftesbury area.

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Richard Foreman’s Poem Inspired A Roman Loofah

Shaftesbury poet Richard Foreman shares his verse inspired by a Roman bathroom accessory!

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The Alfred Daily – 10th August 2020

On today’s show: Autumn music and market event in Shaftesbury | Former Shaftesbury teachers celebrate 60th anniversary | How turnpikes transformed Shaftesbury area travel | Shaftesbury cafés assess ‘help out to eat out’ | Richard Foreman’s poem inspired by a Roman loofah | The sound of starlings in St James

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New Bus Service Will Link The Maltings With Gillingham

A new half-hourly bus service will link The Maltings estate, Shaftesbury High Street and Gillingham railway station from 1st September. But the Shaftesbury to Motcombe service will become less frequent.

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Participants Feel Energised By Free Shaftesbury Castle Green Yoga

Yesterday’s Castle Green yoga session participants say that the setting and the strong sense of spirituality offered them an enriching experience.

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Shaftesbury Artist Urges Estate Agents To See Value In Sustainable Energy

Shaftesbury artist Maaike Pope is leaving Shaftesbury after 15 years. Family matters, financial issues because of COVID-19 and Brexit have influenced her decision to return to Holland.

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Friends Kate And Karren Discuss Finding Old Family Correspondence

We catch up with friends Karren Burkett and Kate Pickard as they ‘chat over the garden fence’.

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Shaftesbury Writer Barkley Johnson Reads His Story – The Keepers Field

Hartgrove-based writer Barkley Johnson reads another of his short stories.

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The Alfred Daily – 9th August 2020

On today’s show: New bus service from The Maltings to Shaftesbury and Gillingham | Councillor hopes bus gate will be resolved soon | Participants energised by outdoor Shaftesbury yoga | Shaftesbury FC manager quits after one match | Solar panels not valued by homebuyers | Friends Kate and Karren chat | Barkley Johnson reads The Keepers Field | A chaffinch and kestrel in Stour Row

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Shaftesbury Firefighters Rescue Sheep From Underground Chamber

Firefighters from Shaftesbury have rescued a sheep from a previously unknown underground space.

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Public Health Dorset Say Local COVID Rate Remains ‘Very Low’

Officials say the COVID rate for our county is still ‘very low’.

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Shaftesbury Library To Reopen With Some Restrictions

Shaftesbury Library will reopen on Monday, but their opening hours will be limited.

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Heather Sanger – From St Mary’s School To Marshalling Shaftesbury High Street

Two former St Mary’s School staff will share job duties as traffic marshals overseeing Shaftesbury’s temporary High Street pedestrianisation.

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Tom Perrett Walks A Two-Hour Loop Around Wardour’s Castles

It’s going to be a warm weekend, but walkers can find some cooling shade.

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Kate Scott Shares Exciting News In Her Chicken Keepers Diary

Breach Lane pet chicken owner Kate Scott offers us an insight into the last week with her birds.

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The Alfred Daily – 8th August 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury firefighters rescue sheep from underground | Dorset local COVID rate remains ‘very low’ | Shaftesbury Library to reopen | Shaftesbury High Street’s new traffic marshal | A walk around Wardour’s castles | Kate Scott’s chicken keeper’s diary | Paul Merefield’s pub quiz | Karen Cole reviews ‘Hinton Hollow Death Trip’ | Bees in honeywort on Breach Lane

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Request To Trim Distinctive Shaftesbury Tree Divides Opinion

A silver birch tree on Frenchmill Lane has grown taller than the couple who planted it had expected.

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Dorset Council Asks Us To Prepare For Additional Weekend Visitors

We’re expecting warm weather again this weekend and Dorset Council and our county’s emergency services anticipate an influx of visitors. But they say they are prepared.

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Are You Saying ‘Shaftesbury’ Correctly?

How do you say the name of our town?

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Shaftesbury Man Publishes Book Of Thought-Provoking Poems

Simon Hosken has published a book of thought-provoking poetry.

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Former Shaftesbury Art Teacher Exhibits Nature-Inspired Photos And Ceramics

If you enjoy nature, a new Shaftesbury Arts Centre exhibition of close-up photographic images will interest you.

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