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  • The Alfred Daily – 17th June 2021

    On today’s show: Phone-first policy for Shaftesbury hospital | Why Refill Day helps Shaftesbury’s war on plastic | Twyford couple offering farm tours | TLW Dance students run to raise funds for show | Springhead achieves renewable target | Motcombe artist Ian Reilly’s exhibition | John Cluett reads ‘Shaftesbury Fair’ by William Barnes | A song thrush in Breach Common

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Mary Myers’ Wardour Smallholding – Asparagus In The Veg Garden

We head to Wardour for our weekly visit to Mary Myers’ smallholding.

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Calls For Action Over Gold Hill’s Mossy Cobbles

Shaftesbury Town councillor Tim Cook has called for action over moss and weeds growing on Gold Hill’s cobbles.

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Can You Coach Shaftesbury’s Female Football Team To Victory?

Could you help coach and manage Shaftesbury Ladies FC to success?

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Dorset Council Used £15m Of Its Reserves Responding To Coronavirus – Have Well Have They Done?

How well do you think Dorset Council performed during the pandemic?

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‘Freedom Day’ Delay – Motcombe Event Cancelled But Arts Centre Show Will Go On

‘Freedom Day’, the removal of social distancing restrictions, has been rescheduled for 19th July.

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The Role Of A Nursing Home Events Co-Ordinator In Semley

Semley’s Hays House Nursing Home is looking for an activities coordinator for the residents.

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Shaftesbury Firefighters ‘Stabilise’ Vehicle In Donhead Hollow

Firefighters from Shaftesbury stabilised a van which got into difficulty on Donhead Hollow last night.

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Queen’s Birthday Honour For Ashmore Forest Ranger And Nature Writer Colin Elford

An Ashmore-based forestry worker has been awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) for his service to the industry.

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Dorset’s Library Book Delivery Service Pleases Users

Dorset residents using the council’s home library service are very happy with the help they receive.

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Shaftesbury’s Talented Young Artists Sought By Cygnet Gallery

Shaftesbury’s Cygnet Gallery has launched a competition to encourage young local artists.

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Planned Improvements To Two Paths Around The Wincombe Recreation Ground

Walking routes around the Wincombe Recreation Ground could be improved.

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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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North Dorset Nature

North Dorset Nature – Episode 11

Our weekly programme devoted to wildlife in Shaftesbury and the villages. This week’s North Dorset Nature is presented by Dee Abbott.

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North Dorset Nature – Episode 10

Listen to our weekly programme devoted to wildlife in Shaftesbury and the villages. North Dorset Nature is presented from Motcombe by Natalie Bourchier and Ben Hussey.

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