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  • The Alfred Daily – 21st October 2021

    On today’s show: Rolex stolen from man in Bell Street car park | Beech trees near Shaftesbury Lidl entrance are felled | North Dorset police launch rural crime podcast | Torrential rain causes Motcombe flooding | Vegetable tasting and food fun at Open Fridge event | Calls for parking permit for Shaftesbury and historic towns | Plastic Free Shaftesbury encourages a green Halloween | Soundscapes – Turkeys in the woods in Donheads

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Stories in depth

Cann Estate And Shop Turned Down – Parish Councillors React

Dorset Council has turned down proposals for a new estate of 30 homes in Cann.

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Council Hopes To Address 110 Faults At Wincombe Playpark When Staffing Allows

A Shaftesbury Town councillor wants all playpark repairs completed by spring following the annual assessment of the ageing equipment.

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Biggest Turnout As Shaftesbury Celebrates Apple Day

Dozens of Shaftesbury residents enjoyed song, socialising and cider in the sunshine yesterday. Alfred visited Apple Day at the community orchard at Enmore Green.

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Motcombe Villagers Should Report Dog Owners Not Picking Up Poo

A Motcombe villager has contacted the Parish Council because she is fed up with dog mess and wants more signs reminding dog owners to clear up after their pets.

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How Homestart’s Vix Madel Supports Families In Shaftesbury

Jane Smith hears how Homestart North Dorset tailors the support they offer Shaftesbury families according to individuals’ requirements.

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North Dorset Nature – Episode 32

Our weekly programme devoted to wildlife in Shaftesbury and the villages, presented by Natalie Bourchier and Ben Hussey from Motcombe.

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Covid Cases Rise In All Shaftesbury Area Sectors Except Donheads And Berwick

The covid-19 case has risen in Shaftesbury and most of the surrounding parishes.

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Friends Of Breach Common Founder To Give Final Guided Walk

The Friends of Breach Common founder is leaving. John Rutter tells us how his group has already made a real difference to the Common’s biodiversity.

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Shaftesbury Children Learn How To Help Hedgehogs At Community Farm Event

Nick Crump attended yesterday’s hedgehog habitat workshop at Shaftesbury Home Grown. Listen to our report to hear what youngsters learned about these fascinating animals.

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Kate And Karren Chat ‘Over The Garden Fence’ About Windy Shaftesbury

Friends and neighbours Kate Pickard and Karren Burkett chat ‘over the garden fence’ about Christmas parcels and the windy nature of our hilltop town.

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‘Two For The Show’ – A Short Story By Shaftesbury Writer Richard Foreman

Shaftesbury writer Richard Foreman presents his Sunday short story, ‘Two for the Show’.

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Maltings Residents Will Be Consulted Over Shaftesbury Loop Circuit

Shaftesbury Town Council will survey residents of The Maltings for their opinion on the Shaftesbury Loop cycling and walking circuit.

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North Dorset Nature

North Dorset Nature – Episode 29

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

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North Dorset Nature – Episode 28

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

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North Dorset Nature – Episode 27

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

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Hilltop History

Hilltop History – Episode 8

Listen to episode 8 of Alfred’s weekly ‘Hilltop History’ show, presented by Elaine Barratt.

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Hilltop History – Episode 7

Listen to episode 7 of Alfred’s weekly ‘Hilltop History’ show, presented by Ann Taylor.

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Hilltop History – Episode 6

Listen to episode 6 of Alfred’s weekly ‘Hilltop History’ show, presented by Elaine Barratt.

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Ofcom has awarded Alfred an FM radio broadcast licence for Shaftesbury and the surrounding villages. 

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